Fixed Assets Not Yet In Use

I have several assets which were purchased as furnishing & fittings for a lodge in the process of being built.  As a result of COVID building came to a standstill and these assets have not yet been put into use.  How do I raise these assets without calculating depreciation and then start depreciating them once they are brought into use.  

I tried in a test company to allocate them to a nil depreciation asset type but when I tried to transfer to a depreciating asset type it told me "the new selected Asset Type must have a book depreication method of zero depreciation."

And it won't let me leave the Depreciation start date blank.