Simple as it sounds though, every stage of the build was being filmed for Channel 4's "George Clarkes Amazing Spaces" so we were forever stopping to film from another angle or to do a retake. This meant relatively a few seconds on TV could take hours to film, but it was fun for us to do.To make the Tardis stand out more we planned to build it on short legs, so when viewed from the house it would appear to be hovering just above the ground. Our next door neighbour gave us an old length of railway sleeper which we cut up to make six legs, which we then attached to the strengthened shed floor.
After repairing all the rotten timbers in the old shed, we rebuilt it on the prepared base which created it's own challenges. As it was squeezed in-between the tree's and there was little space to work around it especially when putting the roof on. This ironically created much hilarity for the film crew when I fell out of the tree I was climbing in order to fix the roof on the Tardis. I will point out it was my project manager, otherwise known as my nine year old daughter Erin, who suggested I climb the tree in the first place. So I blame her..;-)
So the basic shed was rebuilt, but it hardly looks like a Tardis does it? Stage 2 would involve building a Tardis façade that would cover the front of the shed and also double up as a deck for the kids to play on.....But I'll save that for the next blog... :-)