I’ve been asking my dad about pricing up the studding for the new space
Some of it will depend on the available budget and how high we want to go
there’s quite a few variables and unknowns so that’s why this is a bit long
As an initial starting point to keep it as cheap we can, for about
£400-£450 we could do a partition all the way around about 8 foot high
There would be a minimum of 4 stanchions that would go to the top (4x2)
If we wanted to make it bigger later on, then there would be room for
messing about with additional studding / adding on additional panels at a
this doesn’t include cost of doors / hinges etc
Making the walls go all the way to the top is going to increase the cost
His thoughts were that even with the double glazing we may have a lot of
problems with heating, I admit others may be more knowledgeable than me on
A couple of ideas included a grid of 2x2 and some plasterboard over the top
to lower the height to 8ft and help keep the heating in
if you wanted to go really cheap then a sheet of plastic over the top to
let the light through and keep the heat at a lower level might be an idea
as a temporary fix
For the thickness of the studding he advised that we shouldn’t go thinner
than 4x2 otherwise the end result might be a bit on the wobbly / crap side
Also we can double purpose the studding as a mini shelves this way as well
For the doors I’m not sure if you want to leave that until later on because
of the budget etc
On trello there were a few different opinions that I wasn’t sure about such
as if we want / need / have enough money for fire doors
and if they all or some need to be wide enough for wheelchair access
Cheshire Reclamation might be a good place to look for cheap doors of
The last time we checked they had some real big heavy fire ones for about
£40, they’ve probably got some non-fire ones as well
I think they’ve got a lot of stuff not listed on the website
I’ve got access to a trailer for bringing bits in depending on what folks
want wood wise
and there’s a place on winmil street in macc that might have some cheaper
wood we can use depending on what folks wantOn Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:23:05 PM UTC+1, bob wrote:
Due to recent health issues, i’ve not been able to do as much buildout
work at our new space as i was planning.
Unfortunately this means not much has been getting done regarding sorting
out or organizing our new space. While there is (limited) budget available
for buildout work, i don’t have the ability to do anything regarding
actually sorting it right now.
Please can someone (or multiple people, even better!) help out with
organizing some or all of the following:
- Move shelves from middle of room to somewhere more sensible - I
suggest where members storage will eventually be.
- Price up building internal stud walls - If this proves to be too
expensive we can probably figure something out with simple partitions but
walls would be better!
- Organize things on shelves and floor into sensible segments (crafty
stuff near craft corner, electronicsy stuff near electronics bench etc).
Right now things have been shoved onto shelves to get them out of the way,
but need actually sorting.
- Electricity needs running to laser cutter / electronics bench wall.
- Sort sofa and ‘soft’ chairs into corner where snackspace currently
is, moving snackspace along that wall a bit.
- Assemble the grey workshop bench and put it next to the electronics
bench - This is for the ‘metalworking’ drill press and CNC machines
- Paint the walls. Theres decorating equipment and a big tub of white
paint in the space… somewhere.
- Label where things should go, as things are currently not being put
away and the entire space is a mess.
- Sort out ‘bench’ tools we don’t have a permanent space for, put them
under the workshop ‘central bench’
- Run a network cable from the comms cabinet to the big metal door -
for the access control system. This only has to be a temporary
installation as once its ‘haccessed’ it will be on the wifi.
- Bag up the pile of builder-rubbish and MDF outside the space door
and take it down to the bins round the side of the building.