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]
PHASE 1 - planning & approval :---
JUNE 2011 -- Initial concept
JUNE 2011 -- Draft plans
JULY 2013 -- Actual plansDEC 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 - [dome No. 2]
APR 2015 -- Foundation blocks & bricks laid [up to DPC]
APR 2015 -- Drains routed and floor foundation sortedAPR 2015 -- Walls built up to roof level
STAGE 3 - roofing
JUL 2015 -- Roof finished
AUG 2015 -- Fascia & gutteringAUG 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
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
- 2nd fit electrics
- new electrics and lights in the dome
- sound and video systems fitted
- cosmetic and final finish