Our gym history is like nothing else around. The team Mound Contractors have worked tirelessly to help my dream come alive. And what a fantastic job they have done!! From a 200 year old horse stables to a fully functioning fitness studio. With nothing but rafters upstairs they have created a stunning area for members to relax and unwind. Downstairs they have maximised training space by lifting areas of the ceiling to give more height. This gave us some extra storage upstairs as well as a cute little play area for the kids. Adding toilets and showers upstairs, a staircase and downstairs disabled toilet the builders worked with me through every step.
Below are a whole load of photos from day one to completion - I am still on the hunt through the history books to find a photo of the building from the 1800!
Knocking out the 9 inch thick partitioning wall to open up the upstairs space; raising the ceiling of two sections to create more head space downstairs; reinstating the two gable end windows to bring some natural light upstairs; installing a staircase for access upstairs which satisfied building regulations (apparently a ladder through a metre square whole doesn't cut it!); stacks upon stacks of insulation and plasterboard; and building toilet and shower facilities were just some of the jobs on their to do list - all with COVID-19 coming along to thrown an invisible spanner in the works!
With the original wholes in the ceiling where hay would have been dropped down into the mangers below being the only access to the upstairs it took some imagination to map out the plans for the building. Our gym history helps to make us who we are. We are far from an industrial estate unit filled with gym equipment or a bog standard commercial gym!