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Ideas on back garden workshop outbuilding shed construction materials

Discussion in 'Building' started by Jonny Vee, 23 Aug 2021.

  1. Jonny Vee

    Jonny Vee

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    Planning to build a workshop around 8x5m on my back garden. Ideally would need to be warm enough to be used during winter without freezing.

    As I have a limited budget, I`m looking for any suggestion on materials and construction methology to optimise the outcome.

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    As a woodworker Id say...wood

    but its gone up in price something terrible


    If its on a budget: get some upvc windows and doors 2nd hand on ebay -they can be surprisingly good
     
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    An indication of your budget would help.

    If you have the means to transport it, you can often pick up used sectional concrete garages on ebay. They usually need a replacement roof but are quick and easy to reassemble and are essentially modular so can go together in any shape. They will sit on the slab so don't need any real foundations. They can be insulated and lined internally for comfort and clad externally with timber or cement cladding like Marley Cedral at a later stage when you have more money available.

    For that size, if you could get a couple of garages cheap you could produce something reasonable for as little as £2,000 - about £1000 for the slab with the remainder going on roofing materials (flat EPDM probably the easiest/cheapest DIY option), used windows/door and a bit of insulation, if you can find a source of used pallets they can be used to line it internally, build racking etc.

    A nicely built brick building with a tiled pitched roof, new windows and doors will be 5-10k.
     
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    Limited budget and winter use - this isn't a joke, get some insulated overalls, it's like wearing a duvet. Don't think about trying to heat a shed.
     
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    I have a door and windows from the house renovation.

    What about walls in blockwork with insulation in the middle? I could clad it in the future.

    Where I can see load of money going out is the roof. Would you suggest flat or pitched tiled roof? I would keep it under 4 maximum 5k
     
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