Workshop/shed build

ge_rik

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Over the past 10 years I have gradually taken over our conservatory as my workshop. Although my missus has never complained I felt my takeover had reached the stage where it no longer could be used for its original purpose. In the corner of the garden there was a 6 X 8 shed and a lean-to shelter for our old trailer tent. Having sold the trailer tent I dismantled the shelter and while I was at it, got rid of the shed which was showing its age (25 years). This left me with a plot, 11' X 14'.

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So, I sketched a few plans and bought a few bits of treated timber. I decided to construct a wooden floor rather than casting a slab, partly for reasons of cost, partly for environmental reasons and largely because the old shed floor had been built in this way and way still in good nick. In fact, I used most of it as the floor of the garden shed bit of the new building (on the left).
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I've now got as far as erecting the framework. The doors were purchased secondhand on eBay. The garden shed will be on the left and the insulated workshop on the right. As funds allow I am intending to install a woodburning stove - I'm going to have a few offcuts of timber to burn! I've laid on a mains electrical feed but not as yet a water supply. I did consider installing a chemical toilet - being a man of a certain age :oops:!
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I've been taking shots at one minute intervals to eventually make a time-lapse film ..... If only the rain showers will hold off long enough for me to get out there and finish it off!

Rik
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

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Latest progress. At last, the roof has been finished and felted and the walls more or less clad. Now working on the interior.
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It's been a bit of a challenge - not helped by the appalling weather over the past few weeks and raging toothache (another story!). However, it's beginning to take shape and I'm pleased with the way it's turning out.

Rik
 
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PhilP

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Excellent!

i thought you had been a little quiet, of late? :think:

Anyway... When you have finished there... ... :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

PhilP.
 
mike

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The big build project!!!
 
Gavin Sowry

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I did consider installing a chemical toilet - being a man of a certain age :oops:!
Nah, wouldn't do that. The walk back inside would be good for you.... by the time you get there, you'll have forgotten want you went for.
 
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Looks good, and looking forward to another’s one of your excellent videos and write up, have you got any plans for drive train in train storage?

And when you do the electrics fit as many plug sockets as you can, you won’t regret it in a workshop

Dan
 
dunnyrail

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Nice Mancave Rik. As for Sockets Dan is right but however many you put in it is still never enough, there is always one spot where you need one.However I would certainly recommend at least 1 Double Socket Outside, always proves very useful.
 
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Great progress. But the doors not matching would never get by SWMBO.....:giggle:
 
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Great progress. But the doors not matching would never get by SWMBO.....:giggle:
I think the riposte to that would be "I'm saving the planet by reusing the doors we have, if you want to buy me new ones..." Then retire to a safe distance, like Jupiter...
 
Gizzy

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Yay, Man Cave!

I am extremely jealous....
 
casey jones snr

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Nice Mancave Rik. As for Sockets Dan is right but however many you put in it is still never enough, there is always one spot where you need one.However I would certainly recommend at least 1 Double Socket Outside, always proves very useful.
In my main shed at the CFR I have 20 sockets, plus a double outdoor sockets. I still feel I could do with a couple more.:rofl:
 
ge_rik

ge_rik

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In my main shed at the CFR I have 20 sockets, plus a double outdoor sockets. I still feel I could do with a couple more.:rofl:
I've planned for eight double sockets - beginning to wonder if that's now an underestimate....:eek:
I hadn't planned for an outdoor socket though. Good idea.

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ge_rik

ge_rik

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Brilliant. Now then when you've finished there I have a vacant plot in my garden around that size ;)
Hmmmmm ..... Thanks for the kind offer but I think I'll decline. After a few 12 hour days on it and still probably another week's worth to go I think I'll need a holiday...:worried:

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duncana

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Personally, I would have it all as a workshop, and leave the garden tools outside, where they would inevitably rust and become unfit for purpose... shame, I know..
 
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ge_rik

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Rik, have you lifted any track for this build?
Nope. The track still winds its way around the back of the shed as it did before.

Rik