Update OCT 2019: A summation of what has been done and what is planned, by Simon Hackin, the Bothy Build Manager
"The Bridgend Bothy Project has continued at a great pace since early spring 2019. And it seems impossible that from digging post and pad foundations in early February to now late October we are about to realise a wind and water tight structure built by many volunteers, over many weekends learning so much in the process.
Major steps have been the timber frame raising with Duncan Roberts the Architect, roof hammering and later straw bale building with Emma Appelton for what seemed weeks but was actually days. And once we were there with those golden straw walls the build volunteers didn't slow and began the process of working lime render with Arthur Philip.
As this update goes out we will be applying the final coats of lime and lime wash and beginning the internal render of the bales using a grey clay with the help of Becky Little from Fife. This is all now coming together as a result of good training, good team support, a positive build site and praxis."
Windows, doors and cladding to seal the Bothy up before the winter, extending the roof line and erecting the decking will come soon and then its internal fit out with floor, and finishing timbers as we race to the end of March 2020."
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Plans for next year:
We are now looking forward to our bothy being completely finished in 2020 and are please to have received a grant for a nature-based sensory play equipment installed in and around the bothy as part of the project.
Design, build and installation of this should take place in March 2020.
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Thanks to PF Charitable Trust, administered by Foundation Scotland, for the grant that makes this possible.
A BIG thanks to our funders so far;
People's Postcode Lottery
Robert Barr Trust
B&CE Charitable Trust
Hugh Fraser Foundation
Edinburgh Airport Community Fund
PF Charitable Trust, administered by Foundation Scotland
The Wooden Spoon Trust