garden office

  1. S

    Garden Office - but cannot set a permanent base...

    Any help would be great here... We're moving house and have a 10'x8' garden office (only 5 months old, on a flat, concrete base) that we want to take with us... No problem in moving it (fortunately my best friend owns a crane firm!) but, and it's a big but, the property we're moving to is...
  2. S

    Running Power and CAT6 to Garden Office

    Hello all We would like to run power and ethernet to a recently constructed garden office (actually a log cabin). Distance to the main house is approx 50m. There is a spare 32 amp on the existing consumer unit. The cable run can be partially buried, but would need to be along the bottom edge of...
  3. P

    Extending door bell to garden office

    Hi, I'm in the process of building a garden office. As I'll be working from there during the day I'd like to extend the door bell into there wirelessly. Currently I have a Friedland door bell transformer (https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/VE753.html), conventional door bell switch and...
  4. P

    Supply to garden office

    Hello, I'm in the process of planning a small garden office build. I'll build the office but pay an electrician to install the electrics. However I just want to understand the potential extent of electrical works required. I currently have a BG dual rcd board (I know BG isn't great but it...
  5. Mike7898

    My garden office

    I am building a garden office at present and have laid a concrete base which will be just smaller than the finished shed size. My question is will I need to raise the shed or can I lay the floor directly on the concrete base?
  6. Speedyrazor

    Garden room build, odd shape, roof ideas

    Hi, I am building a garden room which is not your 'standard' shape, using the space I have available. I have almost completed the foundations and basic floor base (see pics). I am trying to keep within permitted development, under 30m2 and within 2.5m maximum height. The issue I'm having is in...
  7. Mike7898

    Plastered Shed Insulation

    Hello, I am looking into building a shed in the back yard which my partner will use as a salon. I have a few questions but the main one being, with me plastering the inside with foil backed board, what type of insulation should I use in the floor, walls and ceiling? I will be wrapping the...
  8. A

    Summerhouse / Garden Office Wood Repair - Advice please

    Hey team, Can anyone suggest how to fix up this garden office. Inside: corner is cracked and you can just about make out daylight. Woodlice are roaming around! The ends of some of the rear beams have rotten away. Rotting of rear beams, depth 1”. Thinking Ronseal Wet Rot Hardener. I’m...
  9. fatmcgav

    Garden Office SIPS build

    So the time has come to finally start my Garden Office build project. I've posted some info here - https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/garden-office-project.523670/, but the TL;DR is that I'm building a 4.27m x 4.27m garden office using SIPS panels at the bottom of my garden. As this is...
  10. fatmcgav

    Garden Office water and waste

    So as I've mentioned here, I'm currently planning a Garden Office build at the end of our 30m garden. The building will contain a small kitchenette, for tea's/coffee's etc and a small cloakroom with hand basin, so pretty minimal requirements. I'm now at the point where I need to start laying...
  11. fatmcgav

    Garden Office project

    Hey all... I'm in the process of designing a new garden office to replace an existing T&G Log cabin that's had it's time... The office footprint is going to be 4.8m wide x 4.2m deep, and will come in under the 2.5m height for permitted development. I'm intending to add a small kitchenette...
  12. A

    Concrete Lintels

    Hi, I am building the foundations for a garden office of 3.8m by 3.9m footprint Access to the site is not great (approx 70m walk with wheelbarrow and rising about 5m) so I want to use materials that I can carry up a little each evening. This rules out a concrete raft so I am considering...
  13. J

    Garden office too hot

    I've built a garden office last year and is well insulated, breathable membrane, air gap then cladding for breathable aspects. On the warm side i.e. before internal walls is vapour barrier which I research as the best for stopping moisture in winter, and effectively creating a sealed box. The...
  14. P

    Garden Office on old Asbestos Garage Slab

    I'm getting my old asbestos timber garage removed and hoping to erect a garden room in it's place, bit of a half DIY job to avoid getting ripped off, however I don't know if the base is good enough for a more comprehensive building, here's some pics of it inside and out. I've already settled...
  15. J

    Vapour control layer confusion...

    Not sure where to post this query, but hope someone can help. I've mostly built a garden studio, insulated, cladded and now onto the internal finish with the vcl, but am unsure how to approach the electrical sockets, window frames and doors. How do you get around sockets, frames, fixings for...
  16. J

    Flat roof edge detailing

    About to wrap my timber framed garden office with the breathable membrane and battens but am unsure how the edge detail is finished with an EPDM roof. The cold roof rafters end flush with the stud wall rather than any overhang. If I go by the limited diagrams seen so far (see attached), then...
  17. J

    Ply for cladding or battens?

    I'm thinking about materials to clad my garden room in and was going for ply panels or battens which I want to stain/paint black. Ideally with ply I'd like to see some wood grain through it, but am confused about the different types of ply. Marine ply is too expensive and possibly overkill, WBP...
  18. J

    Garden office build specs.

    Hi there, Firstly I'm new to this forum, so apologies if I've not posted in the correct place etc. Any advice on the following would be much appreciated: I'm building a garden office 4.8w x 2.4d x 2.5h. The concrete base is already done (about 80mm on top of hardcore, mot and dpm, no sand...
  19. K

    Garden office plumbing questions

    I'm planning on building a garden office in place of the current shed. It will be at the back of the garden, ~ 40 metres from the house, and have a toilet, electric shower and washbasin. From what I've gathered, for water supply I can use 25mm blue MDPE and this needs to be buried underground...
  20. D

    Garden building

    Hi I'm looking at taking down my existing concrete outbuilding and building a timber framed office/room in its place. There is already all concrete base for the existing building. Would I need to raise the timber base/floor off of the concrete base? I have read about putting pressure treated...
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