BUILDING EXTENSION

We have completed all the planning formalities and the approvals to start the extension to the dome building as it gets a bit crowded when we have a good turn out. [I remember mentioning it a few years ago and never thought that we would ever get there].

So here we are in 2015 and all ready to start when the weather gets better.

So if you have any building skills to offer then we will willingly accept them, if not then there will be tea required.

Most of the work is planned to be done on the weekends.
Photos will be put on the photos tab as we progress [as all stages will be photographed]


PROGRESS

PHASE 1 - planning & approval :---

JUNE 2011 -- Initial concept

JUNE 2011 -- Draft plans

JULY 2013 -- Actual plans

DEC 2014 -- Approval to commence


PHASE 2 - footings & walls

FEB 2015 -- footing dug out - site fenced off for safety.

MAR 2015 -- Concrete footings laid & post for telescope stand erected

APR 2015 -- Foundation blocks & bricks laid [up to DPC]

APR 2015 -- Drains routed and floor foundation sorted

APR 2015 -- Walls built up to roof level


STAGE 3 - roofing

JUL 2015 -- Roof finished

AUG 2015 -- Fascia & guttering

AUG 2015 -- Floor laid


STAGE 4 - fitting out

SEP 2015 -- Internal walls erected

SEP 2015 -- First fit electrics

OCT 2015 -- Plaster board & plastered

NOV 2015 -- Painting started

NOV 2015 -- Electrical completed

NOV 2015 -- Plumbing started

NOV 2015 -- Kitchen fitted


STAGE 5 - finishing off

DEC 2015 -- Toilets & plumbing completed

DEC 2015 -- Doors & painting completed


STAGE 6 - breaking through the wall

- broke through

- Joist fitted


STAGE 7 - Fitting out the old building

- fitted battens to wall

- 1st fit electrical

- insulation fitted

- storage cupboard fitted

- plaster board fitted

- plastered

- painted

- 2nd  fit electrics

- new electrics and lights in the dome

- sound and video systems fitted

- cosmetic and final finish