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Portacabin! The story in pictures.

Portacabin! The story in pictures.

We have found a Portacabin to use as our new premises, and while it needs a lot of work, it was delivered to the site on 4 June 2021. With great excitement from all involved, it was swung into place by an expert truck / crane operator, and the real fun starts now as we prepare to refurbish it.

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Preparation for building

Preparation for building

Some of the members have been preparing the way to allow ground works to commence with a view to getting started with a new workshop / store. We have some ideas about what we want to do, so the first stage was to mark out the ground, clear away the pallets that had been deposited there, and get ready to bring in a contractor to level the site in preparation for installing the accommodation.

Hard at work?
Ground pegged out
Pallets cleared away
Danger – man at work!
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Free Book Library

Free Book Library

We have been approached by a school PTA with a request to build an enclosure that could hold books to provide a free “library” service, where people could swap or borrow books. This would ideally be located in the grounds of the associated local primary school. The requirements are:

  • Outdoor storage for books;
  • Should be enclosed (weatherproof);
  • Brightly coloured and / or decorated;
  • Resembling a house if possible;
  • Clear glass- or plastic-fronted for visibility, if possible. Safety glass or polycarbonate would be ideal;
  • It should display the words “Free Library” or similar;
  • Shelved to accommodate a several books of different sizes (dimensions to be agreed).

Below are a couple of examples:

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