Building permit proudly displayed in its windows, Glenlochan is undergoing a new stage in the renewal process, addition by subtraction. Yes, we have started a new round of demolition. First up was the removal of the old side kitchen from the main structure. This kitchen will be rebuilt from the ground up - as mentioned previously, it had been poorly rehabbed so many times during the years that there really wasn't anything left of the original structure - and it wasn't sound. So, it had to go, to make way for the rebuilding.
Here's a few shots of the kitchen prior to demo - front view and then rear view:
As you can see, Rob carefully removed all windows and doors (and saved the ones worth saving for a future project). Then the real fun began:
The backhoe/front end loader did the hard part - starting with the roof and then into the structure.
Before too long, the side kitchen was completely gone - months of prep and it came down in a single day.
All that's left is a little bit of clean-up. Stay tuned for the next big demo project.