1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Garden office

Discussion in 'Building' started by A_Novice, 13 Jun 2020.

  1. A_Novice

    A_Novice

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    278
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi, sorry another shed conversion topic!

    Was looking into buying a garden office and was wondering if the shed/summer house would be able to be converted into something for all weathers.

    The frame is about 6 SQM.

    Is this worth considering or just knock down and start again?

    Thanks

    IMG_20200613_103052.jpg IMG_20200613_103117.jpg IMG_20200613_103102.jpg
     
  2. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    29,617
    Thanks Received:
    3,841
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If it's big enough, yes.
     
  3. Sponsored Links
  4. John D v2.0

    John D v2.0

    Joined:
    26 Aug 2016
    Messages:
    6,315
    Thanks Received:
    876
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I would have thought the main issue would be insulation and heating, you'd want to put a layer of Rockwool and board internally on the walls and roof, and have some form of heating, probably radiant heaters as they are more efficient for keeping you warm while stationary in a coldish space.
     
  5. A_Novice

    A_Novice

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2017
    Messages:
    278
    Thanks Received:
    6
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Cheers guys.

    Its bigger than the box room I am currently using for an office so would be ideal.

    In terms of whats needed. I've picked up a few bit and pieces from this site but my knowledge still isn't great.

    Insulation between those battens (25mm??) then tape the joints then plasterboard over the top (maybe insulated plasterboard as well - might be overkill??)

    Obviously get someone to sort out the door and put a double glazed window in.

    Whats needed for the floor? The shed is raised off the concrete currently.
     
  6. Sponsored Links
  7. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    29,617
    Thanks Received:
    3,841
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You would want at least 50mm of Celotex walls, floor and roof, maybe more. Otherwise twice af much as other insulation.

    I'd you've ever worked in a porta cabin, or caravan you'll know why.
     
Loading...

Share This Page