It is shaping up to be a very busy summer for the Red Antiquities Building! Phase 1 of Construction on the Red Antiquities Building is complete!
The Red Antiquities Building is back on its new foundation, increasing the usable space from 2800 square feet to 4200 square feet. Much work has been done to get the building to this point.
The two chimneys were removed, the house was raised and stabilized and moved back to allow for the excavation of the basement. The bricks from the old foundation were carefully cleaned and stored to be reused on the façade of the new foundation.
Concrete footings and walls were poured and twin beams, steel beams and columns were installed and then the house was carefully moved back and lowered on the new foundation. Finally, the new concrete basement floor was poured.
Throughout the summer, Phase 2 will involve removal and restoration of the exterior boards, priming and painting of siding, chimney restoration, and installation of sheathing, vapour barrier and sealing of the building envelope. The windows will be refinished and restored.
Pathways Skill Development and Heritage London Foundation are thrilled with the progress. It is thanks to your generosity that this project continues to be a success. We sincerely appreciate your support.