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Portacabin as a workshop/shed


 
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ABCwarrior

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:05 pm Reply with quote

Hi,

I was planning to build a fairly large workshop in the garden- 24ft x 8ft, but the hassle involved of getting the materials, the time in building it and the costs are quite off-putting to do it well and have it insulated to a high standard.

So I've been toying with the idea of getting a second hand portacabin/site office- they seem to be a standard 28ft x 9ft or 32ft x 10ft.
We have more than enough land, and I was planning to paint it in green etc to tone it down, and with having a metal exterior I could even get logs from the forest and saw them down the middle and clad it like a log cabin, or even clad it with treated overlap cladding.
But would I need planning permission to put something this size in a private garden? It seems a sensible idea as long as it doesn't look like a portacabin then would anyone question it? All I'd need is a few solid pad foundations and an electric supply brought out to it?

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:49 pm Reply with quote

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/permission/commonprojects/outbuildings/

edit: not sure what the PD rules are in Scotland may have to do some digging on your local authority planning website, they normally have a section for PD.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:40 pm Reply with quote

Cheers- will look into that, downside of where I live is that beyond the usual top tier of LABC bureaucracy we also have the Cairngorm National Park Planners who call in everything (inc greenhouses, sheds, f*****g kennels and bird tables!!! )...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:59 pm Reply with quote

Call it the Alex Salmond Renewable Energy Interpretation Centre and you'll probably get a grant for it.
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