Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Shed Update

An update on where we are with the shed. I think the project management on this is driving Mrs T a bit nuts, but we're making progress and she's pulling the final bits together for me.

Last week the builder came and put the insulation panels in. He hasn't lined it yet as the electrician is coming on Wednesday and he's going to put the cabling in the walls. Then the builder can clad the interior. Then the electrician can come back and put in the fittings. Then we might be done.


I spent some of the weekend double glazing the windows with light weight acrylic sheeting. I think it would have been a good idea to have had this done by the shed company but it wasn't an offered option. Still, attaching plastic sheeting to a wooden frame, - how hard can it be?

Well, you have to be careful with this stuff as it will shatter. The recommended way to cut it to size is to score it and then snap it along the cut line. Make sure you score it good and deep or you'll find you need another sheet. At least I did. I'm not the world's best diy'er by any stretch, but I will have go and after three hours I'd glazed two out of nine windows and at least one of them may be preventing condensation in the shed.

Either I get the builder to do this, or it's going to take a while.

On the positive side I ran a cable in from the garage and put on a small fan heater and it was soon up to a really comfortable temperature so I was working in just a shirt. I then turned the fan off and it retained the heat really well, even with two or three windows open for ventilation.

On a final note Bob Cordery recently posted the view from his wargming room on his blog. It's a good view and I can't really compete, but this is my view.

That's a summer house at the far end of the garden, or as it may become at some point, the battlaion command post.Alas it does have enough room to open up a map properly.

23 comments:

  1. Be sure with the electrician to get as much light as you can in your shed . . . don't go with the minimum or you will come to regret it. Multiple fixtures are what's called for. You are better off with too much light than with not enough.


    -- Jeff

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    1. That's what I thought. I want at least two double flourescent tube fittings putting up. That was another problem with the garage. One end of the table was always a bit dark.

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  2. We don't do 'Summer Houses' in my part of the US, at least.

    Is that where you bide your time reading the papers, waiting for an Alert, then the Scramble; strap on your Spit, see off the Hun and back home in time for tea?

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    1. A summer house is just a posh shed in the sunny bit of the garden. Probably only works in temperate climes.

      With my eyesight if they ever let me fly a plane go and hide.

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  3. Seriously impressive project ;)

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    1. Serious is the word. Nothing is straight forward

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  4. Good progress Trebian

    When the electriciam comes get him to put in more sockets than you think you need. It's called future proofing.

    Jim

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    1. Due to a misunderstanding with Mrs T that looks like it will happen anyway. I asked for double sockets and this has been interpreted as two double sockets!

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  5. Hats off to you - it looks fantastic. Can't wait for the finished 'shed' pictures.

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    1. I tell you I can't wait either. The final bits seem to take forever!

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  6. Oh no! According to mrs Tthe electricians have turned up, shaken their heads, taken a deep breath and then gone away.

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  7. It looks to be coming along nicely. These things always take longer than expected.

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    1. I'm pleased with progress, but everything does seem to take for ever. The electricians came back and put in the cabling for sockets and lights.

      Hopefully ready by Xmas!

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  8. The whole project is awesome. I would love to have an out building like that for gaming. My basement will just have to do....for now.

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    1. Basements are great. Wish I had one so I could use it instead. They're handy, being in the house (!)

      Some of my favourite wargaming memories come from gaming in a friend's basement.

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    2. So do mine, Graham :O)

      The shed looks bigger on the inside!

      Kind regards, Chris

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    3. It is just bigger all round. Progress has stalled, alas, but the internal panelling is nearly complete.

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  9. Trebian,

    It is looking good ... and I expect that you can barely wait for it to be finished so that you can move in and start using it.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. Bob,

      Yes, I'm getting a bit impatient, I'm afraid. I really need to start planning the inaugural game.

      Trebian

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  10. It'll all be over by Christmas ...

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    1. That's what I reckon. Big game Christmas week.

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  11. I'm rather hoping for a post showing a game of football on christmas day half way between the command post and the war room ( shed).Is there a plan to install any form of "comfort" facilities. Nothing too elaborate - drinks fridge; microwave/grill/mini-oven ( field kitchen) - for warming up ration;, reading lamp and a couple of comfy chairs for when the distaff side requires to be alone ( quite often in my experience); music system, flat screen tv and dish, oh well - as I said - just the basics really?

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    1. The Christmas footy game is tempting. Seen it done a couple of times.


      As forcreature comforts it'll have power so we get lights,heating and a kettle. Perhaps a mini fridge. And that's it. TV and stuff is just a distraction from its purpose, - the manly pursuit of wargaming.

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