The Bigger Move - Phase 2 begins!

Started by Leon, 08 October 2021, 12:31:05 AM

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Leon

08 October 2021, 12:31:05 AM Last Edit: 08 October 2021, 12:32:37 AM by Leon
We've been ticking off some smaller little jobs over the past couple of months but we've now started the next big phase of our move!  

First up we need to get the shop sorted out and opened, so we've started taking out the dividing wall that originally split the room into separate offices.  This was supposed to be quite an easy task but we've found that the suspended ceiling brackets have been attached to the dividing wall rather than hung from the joists, so we'll need to re-attach all of those before we can remove the wall fully.  In the meantime we can take out the glass, plasterboard and non-supporting timber.

Shop1 by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr


The other priority is in the workshop where we need to get the roof leaks fixed and also install better lighting and some heat into the workshop.  A couple of weeks ago I spent two days up on the roof patching some holes and hopefully fixing the leaks, but sadly it's not quite worked.  There were about a dozen leaks in total and we managed to fix two of the biggest ones, but the others still need some more work to get rid of.  So it'll be back onto the roof again for me!  

We've got all of the kit for the new lights and heat arriving in the next week or so as well, before the dark nights hit too hard.  

Roofing by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr

Leaks by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr


Some of the smaller jobs done include:
- plasterboarding a bit of open roof in our workshop alcove ready for a new LED light to be installed.  
- fitting two new doors into the shop room and some push button locks so that we can keep certain areas secure.
- putting a bit of architrave around the laser room doors to tidy it up a bit.

Alcove by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr

NewDoors by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr

LaserArchitrave by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr


And finally, as some of you may have seen on our social media recently, we have an outside sign!  This'll make it a bit easier for the delivery drivers to find us...

OutsideSign by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr

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 :-bd =D> :-bd

Good to see you've found some things to do in all your spare time ;) ;D
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Good Luck with the roof. I try and avoid ladders up to the roof now.
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Quote from: John Cook on 08 October 2021, 12:26:28 PM
Get that grass cut  :D
I suppose the grass shows how Pendraken cares about the environment - creepy crawlies and bugs and birds and whatnots like a bit of unkempt lawn?
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Quote from: Aksu on 08 October 2021, 02:12:06 PM
I suppose the grass shows how Pendraken cares about the environment - creepy crawlies and bugs and birds and whatnots like a bit of unkempt lawn?
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08 October 2021, 05:31:18 PM #10 Last Edit: 08 October 2021, 05:34:14 PM by Leon
Quote from: John Cook on 08 October 2021, 12:26:28 PM
Get that grass cut  :D

The grass is on the list for next week I think, we need to get it all taken out and cut back the vegetation down the side of the building as well.  The plan is to pull up the weeds/soil/turf and lay some concrete to make the parking area a bit bigger, than put some raised beds/planters near the fence line with some wildflowers in.  Low maintenance, looks good and encourages the insects.

Quote from: Orcs on 08 October 2021, 11:41:01 AM
Good Luck with the roof. I try and avoid ladders up to the roof now.

I've just been back up there and finished two more patches this afternoon, plus some rubber paint over some other cracks, so we'll need to wait for some rain to see if I've been successful.
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Good luck with it all.
I expect nothing less than teh competence of phase 1.

Hope you'll be warm and waterproof before winter.

Leon

So today we had our delivery of slatwall panels ready for fitting out the shop.  These will cover 3 of the 4 walls, leaving a spare wall for our paints/decals/bases etc that come in and out of the van for the shows.  We should have some space for some games tables in the middle as well...

Slatwall1 by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr

Slatwall2 by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr


And I also carried out Attempt 2 at fixing the roof leaks so we'll see if these have worked when we get the next bout of rain!

RoofFix2 by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr


As soon as we get back from Partizan on Monday we'll get the rest of that dividing wall pulled out and the carpet up, ready for new carpets and slatwall.  The steel for the heater frame in the workshop arrived too so we'll need to get that cut and painted before we assemble it over the casting stations.
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Those slat walls look good - should make the shop / gaming room look very nice

The roof on the other end  :o
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Today we got the false ceiling supported and took off the remaining plasterboard on the partition wall.  We should now be able to get the supports out on Wednesday and get the ceiling gap filled in.  We've repositioned a couple of the radiators as well to make space for the slatwall installation.

And we've also had a skip delivered!  A nice big skip, ready to take a lot of junk!

ShopWallOut by Leon Pengilley, on Flickr
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