2023 - 2024
Building a 'Shed'
11 months after receiving planning permission for our new 'Shed', Adrian Duckett (Chairman) and John Healey (Treasurer) sign a 21 year lease for the site in Fawcetts Field so that we can build our new 'Shed'.
With the lease now signed is it was full steam ahead to get the site ready for the concrete base
At the end of Feb, our 100sq metre concrete base was laid
At the end of April, the 'Shed' was erected
With the 'Shed' erected, it was time for a quick celebration and Topping Out Ceremony. Now the discussions focused on the fit out and whether to build the internal rooms with either block work or stud work.
The plan was to connect the Electric, Water and Pumped Waste to the Mains Services. The electricity meter, was connected at the end of June so we now had power to run hand tools to build and fit out the interior of the 'Shed'.
Unfortunately, the Water Main was much deeper than expected and we weren't able to connect it for another 6 months.
During July our local Jewson's offered us some timber that they were unable to sell due to damage or being a "bit warped" (some of it would have been good for a scenic railway). However there was enough good timber to build our internal rooms from stud work
With all the timber from Jewson's sorted, it was time to start building the Accessible Toilet, Kitchen and Meeting Room.
With the basic shell of the interior room erected, it was time to start the 1st fix for the plumbing and electrical installation
During October we saw the rooms coming together and the first coats of paint applied
At the beginning of November, the second fix of the electrics was completed, so we now had light and power in all the rooms as well as the pump for the waste system connected.