The old police station, Portsoy – the second instalment
By Wendy Clements|2022-12-06T11:50:24+00:00December 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The old police station, Portsoy – the second instalment
So the police station languished, unloved, during lockdown awaiting it’s transformation into a modern and comfortable holiday home. Then finally in August 2020 we again called in the builder, Ricky Ross and some structural engineers. Apparently we needed to support the flat roof and pretty much totally rebuild the upper floor of the annex as well as stitching all the other vertical cracks!
Rebuilding the wall
The red bits show areas of concern, needing attention!
police station 20200922
A roof with no walls!
As well as that, we needed scaffolding round the whole building so we could remove the old harl, and then properly lime roughcast render the whole building, along with the 2 sheds we were retaining. We had planning permission to slap in a few more windows and a couple of skylights. We also discovered that there was water running down the basement wall from the pavement outside whenever it rained!
A bare station, with the old harling removed
Sheds 2020 09 22
We also decided to flatten the largest and most derelict of the sheds
Shrouded to help the lime wash to dry
For some reason the photos dry up for a while after that! Perhaps it was because there was a particularly harsh spell of weather? Or family Christmas duties took precedence? Once again, to be continued…!