The Centre is finished!

Happy Christmas and a happy 2019

Wishing everybody as Happy Christmas and a happy 2019 for everybody here at CDFB.

Christmas dinner place settings decorations christmas crackers
a woofing happy christmas from a friendly service dog

happy christmas and happy new year
Christmas entertainment Christmas tree

cdfb member posing with Christmas hat
christmas dinner in progress chistmas hats beting worn

christmas sing along

Thanks to everybody who helped make this year possible.

The Tuesday craft group planting veg.

planting veg in growing area
sitting in the yard having a chat

the group sitting in the yard enjoying the sun
the outside sitting area

Thank you to everybody who helped make this possible.

singer at the opening day

having tea in the dining area

having fun with band group photo

everybody sitting in the dining area

a group chat

ribbon cutting ceremony with members and guide dogs

opening day party with majors

finished eating area seating artwork doors to patio area

finished entrance yellow rails seating and landscaping

finished kitchen

finished snug chairs fire table coasters

sung area chairs tables table lamps cushions

view of eating area with artwork on walls


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The main hall

hall with lovely artwork

Centre nearly finished

The outside area with raised beds and car park almost complete

outside landscaping viewed from entrance nearly finished
table chairs in the sun

table chairs outside in the sune
view outside of the entrance

concrete borders ready for planting
entrance door finished

Hardcore base parking entrance area
new green fence landscaping gravel

pathway towards entrance being laid
piles of soil gravel wheel barrows

Our New Entrance is nearly finished! - Finishing touches going in

Our New Entrance is finished
chandelier with finishing details

Our lovely building is almost complete - just the last few finishing touches and the outside space to organise.

corridor picture frames finished painted walls
entrance area work in progress

floors doors finished in corridor
view down corridor through doors to entrance

One of the first clubs at the Unit!

close up coffee meeting
club table with coffee

club chairs tea coffee
group photo meeting coffee tea biscuits

Almost there! The last room (the hall) to be completed!

joiners finishing celling
joiners working window frames

insulation installed finishing entrance celling
Entrance doors in place

happy craftsman finished entrance door installed

Our Lovely New Kitchen

kitchen stove fridge unit
kitchen hot drinks area and hatch

kitchen area view of sink

toilets and sink unit
toilet cubicle

Only the hall to go!!

Craft room showing emergency exit
The snug

Craft room
Donated furniture in The snug

Comfy seats in the snug
The snug fireplace

Entrance to craft room
Corridor to main hall

Corridor to office and toilets
Entrance to ladies toilet

Working continuing apace

The first of our six windows French doors no portacabins
The first of our six windows French doors

Outside space now the cabin has gone
the snug

The new IT room
The corridor

The corridor
Red doors lead the way to meeting rooms

Off she goes! Our first office, our huge portacabin set off for Bridlington today! We’ll miss her but it’s exciting to be entering the next phase!!

attaching cables to portacabin
crane lifting portacabin

cabin portacabin wide angle view lifted in air
Empty space cabin removed

Still on track to open by Christmas!

working via a ladder
walls read for painting

walls nearly ready for pastering painting

On Wednesday we say goodbye to our trusty portacabin! It’s going to be a bittersweet farewell!

outside portacabin
portacabin door stacked seats

The Trading side of the project is now complete.

fabric storage area painted floor
fridge sink area

multi level storage area with stairs boxes painted floor
New toilet sink area nice lighting

shutter storage area and door

Now for the exciting part! Rooms have been built in the charity side, electrics are being fitted, toilets are being installed, orders for windows and flooring placed. We aim to be open for Christmas - fingers crossed everyone!!

Happy Birthday Steve!

stepladder painting setup
work in progress

dividers work in progress
painting in progress

Building work continues as new walls are erected.

goods ready for sale
painting decorating

CDFBs 'Fairy Godmother' Steve Murray, who is giving much of his time to help us refurbish our building, shown here sporting a donated garment!

steve skirt

Progress continues at the centre! The mezzanine floor is now in operation in the trading area and construction of pat testing and Ebay rooms has begun!

CDFB is lucky in having the support of two fantastic local builders and also enjoys being the beneficiary of discounted and donated goods from local companies.

Thank you a million times to everyone for their unstinting generosity!

boxes of productsstoring products areanew stairs in place
storage area unitsother view new floornew floor in place

Exciting times as work begins on our hall!

knocking down walls in the hall Shelving and Goods in bags
lots of shelves with items for future sale Boxes of goods

Progressing as planned. The mezzanine floor is due to arrive on Monday and when this is up all stock can be moved from charity side then work can progress on hall, kitchen and toilets.

building work in progress using cherry picker machinewall work completed centre taking shape
construction materials ready for usecenter redevelopment in progress