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Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Design dimensions My main regret is that I did not make it a bit bigger – no doubt I’d still...

How much did it cost?

How much did it cost?

my original guestimate of around £6000 was well off, and my slightly more informed estimate of £7500 was not much...

Exterior vs Marine Plywood

Exterior vs Marine Plywood

Having spent hours preparing and priming my improvised plywood column cladding to the point where I was happy with it,...

Corner Post Cladding

Corner Post Cladding

in the end I decided to use plywood, rather than cedar, to cover the corner post – mainly because I...

Cheap Cladding

Cheap Cladding

I stumbled across a possible cladding material for the out-of-sight sides for the workshop, called ecosheet. Light, completely waterproof, hard-wearing,...

Timber

Timber

I finally got around to ordering the timber and it has arrived, but due to a combination of the bad...

All the other bits and bobs that cost a fortune

All the other bits and bobs that cost a fortune

cladding I am still umming and erring about cladding, but out of necessity I have concluded already that I can’t...

Estimating the cost of your build

Estimating the cost of your build

How much does it cost to build your own garden room? Those of you with a good memory may recall...

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Structural Insulated Panels – more than you wanted to know – Part I what is a SIP? A SIP is...

Foundations Part V

Foundations Part V

do mini plinths work? Given limits of time and intellect I have been forced to boil down the doubtless very...