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Install the hatch between the kitchen and event room #663

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amcewen opened this issue Feb 22, 2018 · 10 comments

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commented Feb 22, 2018

We've got a hatch (as part of #631). We need to install it between the kitchen and event room in the Tapestry.

We need to:

  • Work out what the landlord's contractors are doing to the space it'll be fitted into
  • TBD once we work out the answer to the previous point
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commented Feb 23, 2018

There's now a photo of the hatch space (finished, as far as the developer is concerned) in #669 (comment)

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commented Apr 8, 2018

We at least need to raise the level of the hatch to match the height of the kitchen unit (which is now in place)

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commented Nov 1, 2018

Have there been any more thoughts about a hatch? It would really help now that we'll have more activity going on in the events room with noise reduction, privacy, and to keep the heat in the main room as much as possible.

Happy to help if anyone who is handier with woodwork is interested.

I had the following in mind (but a bit sturdier!) as there's not really space for any sliding type designs:
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commented Nov 1, 2018

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commented Jan 19, 2019

I've added the "Must DoES" tag - just been discussing with @johnrcassidy and it seems to be a big heat sink (as previously mentioned by @Helen-8)

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commented Jan 21, 2019

I have now closed in this space, to reduce drafts.

Some of this current installation is temporary, for the drafts issue, but where possible items of a permanent solution have been installed.

The main plywood panel is not planned to be a permanent solution and has also been temporarily nailed in. When I have a few more parts, I will cut this panel in two and install hinges and bolts so that it can be opened if required.

The planned long term solution is to install a new worktop (which will be hinged to not take up too much space in the event room) and folding wooden doors that will fold flat to the walls when opened.

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commented Jan 21, 2019

@magman2112 One idle thought I had this morning, while brewing a cup of tea behind your lovely new (temporary!) solution … with the plywood panel in place, that corner of the kitchen feels quite dark now, especially since there’s only one light in the kitchen, and it’s far behind you.

Maybe it’s not an issue, and we’ll just get used to it. But it did make me wonder whether, when we replace the plywood with a fold-out worktop, that worktop could somehow be made out of a translucent material, to let in some ambient light? Can you think of a material, or combination of materials, that might fit the bill?

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commented Jan 21, 2019

I was planning on the folding worktop actually folding down, effectively like a drop-leaf table.

The folding doors could perhaps be glazed, in fact Tom has offered to help us to make stained glass windows for these doors, which would be an excellent but perhaps a longer term solution.

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commented Feb 28, 2019

We could do a flexible wood/living hinge roller for the kitchen hatch. It's small enough to cut in one piece and we could incorporate various designs or logos.

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commented Mar 22, 2019

We had the good fortune on Thursday of finding a kitchen worktop in the yard that has been removed from the space downstairs. @johnmckerrell checked with Jason and it is OK for us to have this worktop.

I plan to use this worktop as both a folding worktop in the event room as well as a worktop above the dishwasher.

I will retrieve the worktop on Saturday and will do the initial cuts to size for both applications, if I have time, I will at least fit the worktop above the dishwasher.

For the event space, I plan to make the worktop fold in half along its length, then add brackets as @Helen-8 showed above for supporting the worktop when it is to be used to pass items from the kitchen.

I will also pick up some edging strip for the worktop for all of the cut edges.

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