I received the invoice today to pay to start the building permit process. Probably the fastest bill I have ever paid. The digital ink wasn’t even dry before the bill had been paid, and the receipt (as proof) sent back.
So time to break down the timeline and see what it may mean.
1 October – 13 October: Obtain building permit
14 October: Place order for concrete
14 October: Order placed for shed
14 October – 10 November: Shed manufacture (I am really hoping we can hit this window – this is the highest risk to the program)
19 October – 20 October: Clear out current 3×3 shed and deconstruct
21 October: Order skip
28 October – 29 October: Block clearance including skip for waste removal
30 October – 31 October: Casting slab
11 November: Shed arrival
11 November – 24 November: Lead time for shed assembly. Once construction starts, and the slab is in, I don’t see why the assembly can’t be booked in, so it happens only a few days after arrival, rather than a few weeks. That would bring shed assembly forward to around 13 November through to 20 November.
25 November – 1 December: Shed assembly
It would be tempting to have the electrician in straight after and get the power sorted out as well, but going to take a more sensible approach and use the shed as is, with the Promac generator providing primary power (especially 15A), and some 10A being run from the house. That will give the time over the Xmas break to get a reasonable idea about tool layout, and the corresponding power requirements.
I have the lights sitting in the garage, so they will be up very early on (light is one of those mandatory things!) They currently have 10A plugs on each, so temporarily wiring them up will be easy.
I have to remember to run some piping under the slab for the dust extraction, and mid-floor power.
It feels like it is still going to be a long time – another 2 months! But when I break it down like this, there is something happening almost every week so it will really feel like it is moving quickly. It won’t take much to knock this program right however, and if it moves to the right much, it will clash with Christmas and that would be disastrous (as that would cause another month delay, and at a time when I would be on leave and actually able to make use of it.
Going to need new carpet after all this – have worn an absolute track over the last 6 months!