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West Cocoon Warehouse Conservation Work (4)

In order to fix the unevenness of the roof, we installed jacks to the steps and performed roof raising work after having protected the pillars of the gallery.
(19/01/2017)
In order to fix the unevenness of the roof, we performed roof rising work by rising the pillar jacks of 30mm.
You can see on this picture that the cornestone and the pillar are separated from one another.
(31/01/2017)
We partially dismantled Noji boards which rot due to leak. Rot parts are removed and replaced by resin, the boards thus becoming artificial timber which can be reused. The left picture shows boards under experimental construction and the right one shows tools used for construction.
(07/02/2017)
We discovered inscriptions in ink on the upper side of the joist supporting the veranda. Because the inscription says "1958", we suppose it was written when an opening was made in the floors of the veranda.
(16/02/2017)
We took a picture of big steel cocoon storerooms. Cocoon were stored here.
(27/02/2017)
We remove the paint of the stairs.
We investigate the history of the paint while removing it.
(05/03/2017)
Removing of the porch floor paint is over.
(15/03/2017)
We are fixing the joist of the porch. We work in such a way that we keep as many original elements as possible.
(21/03/2017)
Parts of the porch featuring heavy decay are repaired using tailor-made new materials .
(31/03/2017)
We removed parts of the porch featuring heavy decay and repared it with new material.
(07/04/2017)
Cherry trees in full bloom seen from the West Cocoon Warehouse temporary viewing deck.
(10/04/2017)
At night, the inside of the protective scaffolding is lighted artificialy to enable night work. This picture was taken from the outside of the construction site.
(22/07/2017)
Sharpening of a chisel (carpenter tool).
(09/05/2017)
We removed rotted parts of the base of pillars of the porch and added extra new material instead.
(19/05/2017)
In order to fix the unevenness of the roof, we performed roof rising work (edge of the eaves). At the same time, we replace the rotted parts of the base of the pillar and set new cornerstones.
(28/05/2017)
Hardware used to reinforce rotted parts of the base of the pillar.
(08/06/2017)
We are performing excavation where the basis for structural renforcement are planned to be installed.
(21/06/2017)
We are performing excavation where the basis for structural renforcement are planned to be installed.
(30/06/2017)
We are performing excavation where the basis for structural renforcement are planned to be installed.
(10/07/2017)
Noji board which performed rot were dismantled and investigated. We repaired parts which performed rot with new material.
(22/07/2017)
Noji boards are repaired using new material.
(01/08/2017)
We are carefully peeling off the remaining paint using a special tool called keren stick.
(10/08/2017)
Noji boards are repaired using new material.
(22/08/2017)
Gaps appeared in the brick walls due to insufficient original construction works. We are repairing the walls using "cement block" so that people can clearly understand this repair was done at a certain time.
(31/08/2017)
To new materials to use for repair of Noji board, we push branding iron to write down repair age.
(2017/9/8 update)