After the setback yesterday, this evening is a significant contrast.
The shed has a green light, and manufacturing will begin as early as tomorrow, with an estimated 3-6 week delivery time (this will be refined in the next few days I expect).
I have spoken at some length with a council building surveyor, and he sounded confident about getting the building permit through without an issue. As soon as I get the engineering drawings and calculations to support the permit, it will be submitted directly to the council. It will cost me more than originally planned ($700), but the proof is in the permit at the end of the process. Update – been talking with one of the long-time readers, who is very knowledgeable about such matters, who is adamant that I should find another PBS. So the search is on (again).
I have spoken with my concreter again tonight, and they are ready to go as soon as the permit comes through (presumably with the same fortnight lead time).
The timetable now gets revised again, with the new information included. And that is good news too.
|Project Stage||Worst Case||Best Case|
|Building Permit||11 Oct – 1 Nov||11 Oct – 25 Oct|
|Order Concrete||1 Nov||25 Oct|
|Order Shed||9 Oct||9 Oct|
|Shed Manufacture||9 Oct – 20 Nov||9 Oct – 30 Oct|
|Clear Out & Remove Shed||19 Oct – 20 Oct||19 Oct – 20 Oct|
|Order Skip||11 Nov||28 Oct|
|Block Clearance||18 Nov – 19 Nov||4 Nov – 5 Nov|
|Casting Slab||20 Nov – 21 Nov||6 Nov – 7 Nov|
|Shed Arrival||21 Nov||31 Oct|
|Lead Time for Assembly||21 Nov – 8 Dec||1 Nov – 10 Nov|
|Shed Assembly||9 Dec – 16 Dec||11 Nov – 17 Nov|
|Completion||or 2 Dec – 6 Dec|
This still assumes everything goes according to plan, and that NEVER happens!
So onto the news of the day.
The shed is Australian made, from Australian steel.
It has Shed Safe certification.
It is custom designed.
And has a classic Aussie name.
It is being supplied by the only shed company I contacted who actually made a real effort (customer service is king), well before there was any indication that there happened to be a Stu’s Shed in the background. The day I spoke with the distributor, they were at my place that afternoon, measuring up and coming up with ideas for how to deal with the block shape. The final shed is a development of that initial design.
It was a real contrast to other shed suppliers who would only deal with me if I came to them, and had a firm idea of what I wanted, rather than being willing to support the design process, or one that provided a basic tentative quote then was never heard from again (guess they were after an easier buck).
The distributor I am using is All Space Sheds, with an easy-to-remember website address of www.barns.com.au Talk to Adrian, or Doug (who has been handling my project).
They are distributors for the shed supplier for the next Stu’s Shed (drumroll please) . . . . . .