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  • CONSTRUCTION PROGESS
    CONSTRUCTION PROGESS The shop floor, February 2014 :-(
  • WORK BEGINS
    WORK BEGINS First impressions weren't good!
  • THE 'KITCHEN SIDE' NOV 2014
    THE 'KITCHEN SIDE' NOV 2014 ...but we could see the potential.
  • HANDY POWER TOOL NO.1
    HANDY POWER TOOL NO.1 Work continued in earnest...
  • PLASTER DISASTER
    PLASTER DISASTER ...but the walls began to fall apart.
  • THE GOLDFISH BOWL
    THE GOLDFISH BOWL Many late nights ensued.
  • THE SHOP GUARDIAN
    THE SHOP GUARDIAN Canine company arrived sooner than expected!
  • RAINBOW LIGHTS DEC 2014
    RAINBOW LIGHTS DEC 2014 We kept our priorities straight...
  • JAN 2015
    JAN 2015 ...and called in the professionals.
  • MYA THE PLUMBER
    MYA THE PLUMBER They clearly knew what they were doing...
  • BAILEY THE CARPENTER
    BAILEY THE CARPENTER ...and kept a close eye on proceedings.
  • AWKWARD ANGLES EVERYWHERE
    AWKWARD ANGLES EVERYWHERE They did have to drop a few hints...
  • KITCHEN JAN 2015
    KITCHEN JAN 2015 ...but great progress was made.
  • 'WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE?'
    'WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE?' The late nights continued.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICES
    ECO-FRIENDLY CHOICES We tracked down affordable low energy lighting (& made the switch to Good Energy).
  • AGAINST THE GRAIN
    AGAINST THE GRAIN Couldn't stretch to a new floor but learned to love the existing boards.
  • LIGHT BROWN? REALLY?!
    LIGHT BROWN? REALLY?! We made a few rookie mistakes...
  • OOPS!!
    OOPS!! ...and created more work for ourselves.
  • SCAFFOLDING AT THE 11TH HOUR
    SCAFFOLDING AT THE 11TH HOUR A bit of a set back right before opening when the guttering self destructed...
  • WILDLIFE WELCOME
    WILDLIFE WELCOME ...but we got to meet the new neighbours!
  • AND SUPERHEROES. OBVIOUSLY.
    AND SUPERHEROES. OBVIOUSLY. Some choices were easy to make.
  • 14th FEB 2015
    14th FEB 2015 FINALLY opening night was imminent and the shop looked beautiful. :-)

The First Year At RAW PLANET: The transformation of a disaster-ridden town centre wreck into a shiny, happy, planet-friendly, raw feeding mecca (um, hopefully)...