Brick outbuilding to replace wooden shed - Build it right

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I am planning on replacing an old wooden shed with a brick outbuilding (to be my workshop).
Dimensions: 4m x 3m

The new outbuilding will have brick walls, tiled roof, guttering, concrete sub-floor, wooden door and uPVC windows. In the workshop, there will be electrics, lighting, tools, shelving etc.

I understand that I will need to ventilate and insulate, but I don't know exactly what should I be asking for or looking for on the quote. I want to avoid dampness, condensation and mould in the long run, so all year round maintenance free outbuilding is the goal.

Any advice would be greatly received. Thanks
 
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Build it with a similar specification to an extension

Or specify it as a shed and then see some of the "garage conversion" threads for how to insulate and waterproof it
 
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A garage conversion might have a cavity wall construction, but this would be a detached brick outbuilding without a cavity. So given its a new build, the spec might be closer to an extension.
 
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A garage conversion might have a cavity wall construction, but this would be a detached brick outbuilding without a cavity. So given its a new build, the spec might be closer to an extension.
No, a garage is more likely to have a solid wall, so the principle that I alluded to was you could build a thin lightweight structure and line it like a garage conversion would be.
 
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OK, so I agree, in that context, it would be a new build, solid wall and therefore mirror a garage conversion. I will check out the thread(s) you mentioned. Thanks for your help.
 
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