Army Hut in the Snowdon Conservation Area had fallen into disrepair in recent years and had some severe borer and rot issues. Permolat Southland decided to take on this challenging project and was granted a total of $12,000 in Round 7 to complete the job.
The hut was resting on rotting beach logs and the entire floor and sub frame of the hut had to be removed and replaced with new timber and piles. The replacement floor was a 19mm marine grade floor used in many modern huts. The fireplace was also removed and it was replaced with a new wood burner.
All the old lining in the hut was also stripped out and replaced with 7mm ply which was painted white. The old louvre windows were repaired and sandfly proofed and the hut was fully refitted on the interior.
A new woodshed was built replacing the one which had been attached to the hut which like many of these sorts of additions created problems on the hut itself.
The restoration involved nine volunteers in total who worked a total of over 500 hours on the six day mission. This was a great first project for Permolat Southland and a big thanks to Alastair Macdonald for organising this project.