Get into the groove

Phase Two of the Reading Room works has now been completed and we are well on the way to being able to replace the floorboards. The long grooves made by Jamie and his chainsaw have been filled with four carbon fibre plates, and then sealed and filled with resin which has hardened overnight to strengthen and reinforce the beam. Thirteen large tubs of resin, each containing 7.5 litres, were used to complete the job. Before the resin hardened, Jamie placed a penny in the top of the beam, showing the date of the work, although historians of the future please note that he didn’t have a 2013 coin so had to use one from last year.


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