18 October 2008

Building Apollo Studio (Part 16)

I have been very busy last week with the promotion of my new album so I didn't update you much, but a lot of work has been done by the constructor. The outside work is all done now. In the picture on the left you see the part that they build next to our house. Here also the stairs that lead down to the new studio will come. Since everything is closed now they also started to clean up. There was still a lot of dirt and water on the inside. The door to our house still has to be made, they will do that next week and then we can enter here through our kitchen.

On the inside also a lot of work has been done. All the inside walls are standing already and luckily the isolation is back. It had been quite cold in the house since they tore down the side wall, but now it is nice and warm again. Amazing how that stuff works. The electrician also put all the pipes in the wall already. Next week they will put another later on top of the walls to smooth everything out and they will also put another layer of cement on the floor. It is nice to see they are really finishing up now.

In the picture on the left you see a ladder standing in the whole that will later hold the stairs to the studio. The hole is actually a bit smaller than I imagined. It is fine for normal usage but a lot of stuff has to go down there. Also some bigger stuff like a 19'' rack that is 2 meters high and 60 x 80 centimeters wide to go into the computer room later. We did some measuring and it should all fit, but we agreed with the constructor that it would be wise to lift that rack down before the stairs are fitted. That will make things a lot easier.

In this picture you can see the ventilation and heating pipes I showed in an earlier posts. As you can see they are actually on the inside now. You can also see some of the piping for the electricity and the isolation layer. What you see here is part of the outside walls. Also another layer will be put on top of this that will form the inside wall later. I will try to update you again next week, with hopefully a door that leads to this new part of the house :)

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