PROGRESS UPDATE #1
AUGUST 6TH 2018
Work commences today, August 6th 2018! Hurray!
Some portable toilets have now been dropped off ready for when our toilet is out of use due to the building work.
We cannot wait to start sharing more updates with you as the work progresses!
PROGRESS UPDATE #2
THE MACHINERY ARRIVES AND PORTAKABIN DISASTER!
The machinery arrived to start the construction work at Damory today! We had to ensure that all of the staff’s cars were well out of the way in order for the diggers and trucks to safely get through the car park without any knocks or scrapes!
Next was the task of getting the portakabin down our driveway. This was proving very difficult as the size of the portakabin was a lot larger than we had expected. The builders had to cut down some of our overhanging tree branches to make the driveway safer to go down, (with the help of practice manager Kevin!)
Once the branches had been removed the portakabin was reversed down the driveway. However the size of it meant it could only get about half way down! It was then stuck for a while, meaning no one could drive in or out of the practice! Once the portakabin had managed to be directed out we had to try and come up with plan B to get it onto the practice. We are still working on it.
Once the portakabin issue was over the builders began work digging and dismantling the shed, ready for the start of phase 1.
PROGRESS UPDATE #3
Over the last week the builders have started with the landscaping on the back of the practice.
The flowerbed has been removed and the wall surrounding it has been knocked down to allow room for the extension to begin. The fence to the back garden has also been removed along with the shed that was there, this will be moved to a different location. The builders have then landscaped the area ready for the build to start.
PROGRESS UPDATE #4
BIG CHANGES AND A WELL ISSUE
It has been a while since the last update! There was a lot of groundwork and digging so was not much to update you all on!
However, once the groundwork was done work began on the extension of the basement, the digger dug out a lot of the space around the basement, (causing lots of noise by the office making us jump a lot!) the builders then put the mesh down to start the flooring and filled it with cement. The next big change was the wall going up around the basement! This was the first structure that was being started so it was very exciting to see some walls appear!
The next stage of the build presented the builders with an issue! There was an old well in the space where the build work was to be. This needed to be filled; however, this would cause a huge problem and make the structure unstable. To overcome this issue, the builders covered the well and created a metal structure that would help to stabilise the building work that would go on top. This would act as support and make the structure secure.
Next the work began on the area, as you can see the builders have progressed a lot with the next stage and there is now a foundation for the next stage of the build.
PROGRESS UPDATE #5
THE BEGININGS OF A ROOF!
The roof has been started on the extension! Not long now and the outside will be done!
Its really starting to take shape and looks great!
PROGRESS UPDATE #6
THE ROOF IS ON!
How exciting! The roof is now on!
Things are really starting to come togther now externally.
PROGRESS UPDATE #7
The extension is quickly going up! Here are some images of the inside where the new x-ray theater,
food storage and dispensary will be!
However then next stage will begin soon which means we have to say goodbye to consult room 2!
PROGRESS UPDATE #8
TEMPORARY CONSULT ROOM 2
Our toilet has been boarded up and knocked down in order for it to be transformed into the temporary consult room!
Apart from the concrete floor, you cant really tell the difference!
This is so that while the old consult room 2 is turned into two new rooms, we can still have 3 usable consulting areas to ensure all patience are still seen.
PROGRESS UPDATE #9
GOOD BYE CONSULT ROOM 2...
...HELLO CONSULT ROOM 4!
So with the temporary consult room done it was time to board up the hall ways and knock out old consult room 2!
The window has been removed making the room connect to the new extension. The drug dispensary has been emptied out so the next step will be to knock the rooms wall into the old dispensary in order to create a new wall and create our new consult room!
Meaning we will have 4 consulting rooms instead of 3!
PROGRESS UPDATE #10
THE WALL IS GONE!
And just like that the wall has been knocked through. The dispensary is no more and consult room 2 looks very bare! The next step will be making the new partition wall for the new consult room!
PROGRESS UPDATE #11
PHASE 1 NEARLY COMPLETE!
The consult rooms have been re built and were then left to dry ready for the decorators to come in to paint the rooms and also for the flooring to go down!
PROGRESS UPDATE #12
FIRST CONSULT IN THE NEW ROOM! - PHASE ONE COMPLETED!
Phase 1 of our extension at Damory Veterinary Clinic is complete! Wilf was the first patient to be treated in our brand new consulting room, for his annual vaccination and health check and his lucky owner, Andrea, received a celebratory bottle of bubbles from our vet David Harding. We are currently on track to complete our full extension later this year and you can follow our progress on our Facebook page and website.
PROGRESS UPDATE #13
The new dispensary was then built. Using the old space where the toilet was and knocking into the new part of the building. A second door was then added for the new client toilet!
The dispensary is so much bigger now and has space for food collections too! It even has a finger print scanner so only staff can access the area!
PROGRESS UPDATE #14
New clinical areas
The new clinical area has now been built. This took a while to do and was hard to take photos of. However here you can see the finished area.
The new X-ray area, prep area and thearter are located here.
As you can see the builders have also knocked through into the old kennel area which is next to be updated.