THE BUILDING OF 'SLOW PACE'


A 60’ semi-trad, reverse layout, bespoke designed narrowboat with shell built by Reeves
and fit-out by Heartwood Narrowboats.


This is a blog of the building and fit-out of the Narrowboat Slow Pace from base plate to launch.
The more recent postings are pictures taken during our cruising.


Worktops & Tiling

7 November 2008

The galley worktops and bathroom vanity top have been made & fitted by Roann / T Foley Interiors. Our thanks go to them for their helpful service and an excellent job done.

An early posting showed our paper concept templates, wooden ones produced by Heartwood followed and we now have the real thing!


The worktops are made of 30mm quartz (Prestige Spectrum Black). The undermounted sink & and hob have been fitted.


The cupboards below were made to follow the shape of the worktops. A breakfast bar extends into the saloon.


Maria has laid the slate mosaic floor tiles in the galley....


.... and, apart from the grouting, completed the tiling in the bathroom. The vanity top is also made of quartz. The tiles above the vanity, which are also laid on the foor, are a blend of travertine and marble.


A curved corner cupboard is being built to follow the shape of the step that leads from the bow into the forward bedroom.

The gas pipwork & fittings are all in place.

4 comments:

Lesley K Nb Caxton said...

Hello Slowpace crew
Has the boat been launched yet?

Slow Pace Crew said...

Yes, Slow Pace was launched on 22 December. Blog will be updated as soon as problems with PC have been solved!

Tim Foley said...

What a great blog this is.
A great insight into what goes into the fit out of one of the great british icons, a narrowboat.
I have particular reason for enjoying the blog as we provided and installed the worktops and how good they look. Secondly we are located right facing the Castlefield basin of the Bridgewater canal and the many narrowboats that park up here, (Hope that's the right term) just enhance a special view from our windows.
Great also to hear how happy you are with the service we provided and if ever you negotiate the locks down to Castlefield here in Manchester, do let me know. I'd love to take a closer look.

Tim Foley
T Foley Interiors

Slow Pace Crew said...

Hi Tim
Thanks again for the excellent service given. If we come your way we will certainly let you know.