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tommy
12-01-2015, 01:12 PM
So at last I'm pulling my finger out for long enough to build my shack. This may take a while but I thought I'd post pics as I go. That way I can't pretend I got it right first time [emoji16]. If I make mistakes and have to change the design you'll all see everything so as to serve better as a learning curve.
I don't do this kind of build but if this goes well I may start offering garden rooms as part of my companies offerings so this is a good test bed for me and you guys that may be thinking of doing similar.

With that said a brief description of my intentions. In this first set of photos you will see that I am building a 4m x 2.5m x 2.5m. The height is a tad more than others might choose to have but I want the headroom for shelving and storage.
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So the building will have a double glazed double door on the front of the office/man cave and a single double glazed door on the other room which will be a utility room/brew shed/distillery.
Here's the first panel up against the house for size scale.
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I'm building each wall, floor and ceiling panel as a sealed, insulated and glazed unit so I can take it with me if I move.

More soon.

ValeTudoGuy
12-01-2015, 01:15 PM
Can't wait to see the steps. You should blog this!

cj121
12-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Yeah, this'll be interesting. Hope it goes smoothly...

PeeJay
12-01-2015, 01:50 PM
Can't wait to see the steps. You should blog this!

You got a thing about Steps Marc, Tragedy ............

jim_twin
12-01-2015, 05:04 PM
Looking forward to seeing how this develops [emoji6]


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Wigan
12-01-2015, 06:17 PM
Looking good so far...

TJCoro
12-01-2015, 06:40 PM
So at last I'm pulling my finger out for long enough to build my shack.

Ummm, I know we come from different parts of the planet and our english is sometimes different, but what the heck does "pulling my finger out" mean in your language?

What are you pullin' it out of?http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/nose-pick.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)


http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-character-smileys-238.gif (http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/facebook-smileys.html)Boy, Bag Boy

PeeJay
12-01-2015, 06:41 PM
Extracting said digit from anal cavity and getting on with the job at hand

Wigan
12-01-2015, 06:42 PM
Its the flip side to sitting around with your thumb up your arse = doing nothing

TJCoro
12-01-2015, 07:03 PM
Extracting said digit from anal cavity and getting on with the job at hand


Its the flip side to sitting around with your thumb up your arse = doing nothing

Haha! That makes sense....just didn't think it was something one would admit to.http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/farting/farting-in-group-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)


:lol: Jay, Ray Jay

PeeJay
12-01-2015, 07:06 PM
Just another quaint English colloquialism

TJCoro
12-01-2015, 07:21 PM
Just another quaint English colloquialism

Indeed! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/south-park/kyle-farting-smiley-emoticon.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)

:lol: Jay, Ray Jay

tommy
12-01-2015, 09:33 PM
Ummm, I know we come from different parts of the planet and our english is sometimes different, but what the heck does "pulling my finger out" mean in your language?

What are you pullin' it out of?http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/nose-pick.gif (http://www.sherv.net/)


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I think it refers to the pulling of said finger out on ones butthole. Why where do you keep you fingers? It's cold here bub.

Wigan
12-01-2015, 09:34 PM
Go and reply to the pm from the other day mate, if your not interested I can start to offer to others

Sean
12-01-2015, 09:50 PM
Looks like its going to be a good build

dmacleod28
12-01-2015, 10:13 PM
i will be following this closely looking forward to seeing the finished shack

tommy
12-01-2015, 10:28 PM
Eh?

tommy
16-01-2015, 11:31 AM
Ok yesterday I did the floor sections frame, I've realised that I need more wood now so that's a bummer, more cost.
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More soon.

cigarmo
16-01-2015, 11:45 AM
Ok yesterday I did the floor sections frame, I've realised that I need more wood now so that's a bummer, more cost.
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More soon.


what is it? A window frame ?

Wigan
16-01-2015, 11:56 AM
Ok yesterday I did the floor sections frame, I've realised that I need more wood now so that's a bummer, more cost.
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More soon.


Get to the doctors ate you can get tablets for that

tommy
16-01-2015, 01:59 PM
what is it? A window frame ?

Well read Mo! It's the frame for the floor of my shack. It will have OSB on both faces with insulation between. All will become clear as the build progresses old chap.

Simon Bolivar
16-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Great idea Tommy, if you can get the cost of the build & the time of the build down after a couple of builds, I am sure there would be widespread interest for insulated & dble glazed man sheds all over this unhappy smoke free land:41:

PeeJay
16-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Groundwork would be an issue Simon, Tommy is erecting onto concrete.

Undercover
16-01-2015, 05:28 PM
Presumably you could build onto a wooden frame with piles into the ground?

Tucky
16-01-2015, 07:36 PM
I wouldn't put your piles on the ground undercover you'll make them worse, atleast get a cushion.

tommy
16-01-2015, 08:05 PM
I'm actually going to pop it in nine slabs rather than a concrete base to save money and keep it off the ground. Initially concrete slab was the plan as with my other tool shed but after some thinking nine slabs seems better for this build.
The groundwork is the bit I have the least trouble with though. Let's see how it goes, I've promised to do some stuff for another friend after this is done. If it goes well![emoji16]

Johnny Thunder
16-01-2015, 09:29 PM
I am watching this with great interest.
I am already having ideas about converting my outbuilding to a gym with smoking lounge.
Is that a contradiction of terms?

tommy
18-01-2015, 01:15 PM
Kinda sounds wrong but why not.

Neil
18-01-2015, 02:11 PM
Very interested in this build. I am looking at the same idea for home. I currently use the spare room as a home office but my daughter is at the age when her baby brother is soooooooooo annoying and she needs her own room (for the record she is almost 9 but going on 25).
The plan is a standard shed with insulation and pvc windows/door.
It will be my office and smoking area, main reason I don't smoke many sticks these days is I don't smoke indoors, personal choice enforced by her good self.
Any points or tips I should look out for tommy.


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tommy
04-04-2015, 03:45 PM
Here we go, some progress at last.

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I think the pics speak for themselves but if anyone has questions do fire away. I'll be happy to explain anything you don't understand if it help with other bro's builds.

Tommy

PeeJay
04-04-2015, 03:58 PM
What are the dimensions?
What thickness OSB did you use?
Is the floor double sided with insulation in between as the picture suggests?
Nailed or screwed? (yes I can see a hammer!)
What are you putting on the roof?
Are you cladding or painting the outside?

Budgie Smuggler
04-04-2015, 04:27 PM
How much are you looking at all in for materials Tom?


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oskihen
04-04-2015, 04:34 PM
Your getting there Tommy , well done mate

groundhog
05-04-2015, 07:57 AM
Good stuff bud - it's looking pretty impressive!

Trickle
05-04-2015, 09:17 AM
Looking good mate!!

tommy
05-04-2015, 09:19 AM
What are the dimensions?
What thickness OSB did you use?
Is the floor double sided with insulation in between as the picture suggests?
Nailed or screwed? (yes I can see a hammer!)
What are you putting on the roof?
Are you cladding or painting the outside?

Here goes [emoji16]

I used 18mm OSB on the exterior walls and on the underside skin of the floor (yes the floor is double skinned and insulated as will all the walls and roof be) but I used 22mm OSB on the top side of the floor section.
Everything is screwed together, I hate nails with a passion! That's not a hammer, it's a persuader [emoji6].
The roof will be exactly the same as the floor section except that it will have thinner OSB on both sides and will be a foot wider to give an overhang of 8" at the front and 4" at the back. I'll either shingle it or just felt it.
I'm treating the outside with Cuprinol Garden Shades now, each board has a squirt if caulk to seal it air tight. Once the build is done I'll clad the two sides that show.

Cost is about 1000 so far including a used patio door. I need to spend a bit more to finish it so let's say 1300 total spend. I've done it as cheap as I can whilst still making a fully insulated build. If I did one for a customer I would charge about 6k to 8k and spend about 2k to 4k on materials.

Sean
05-04-2015, 09:28 AM
Looking great tommy as u already no what i think mate

cigarmo
05-04-2015, 09:57 AM
Looking good mate.

tommy
05-04-2015, 10:14 AM
Cheers guys, taking orders for this spring now [emoji4]. I shit you not, I'm seriously thinking of adding this type of garden room to our offering.

cj121
05-04-2015, 10:22 AM
It's looking mighty fine Tommy:thumb:

Are they little formed concrete spots under the slabs? (Excuse the terminology if wrong)

Johnny Thunder
05-04-2015, 10:40 AM
That is coming along great. Are you planning on any ventilation/extraction in the roof or any other area Tommy?

Budgie Smuggler
05-04-2015, 11:25 AM
I assume you could prefabricate the base walls & roof offsite then just bolt it together onsite.

Is it a sloping roof?


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tommy
05-04-2015, 02:20 PM
Cj, the plinths are made from concrete slabs which are mortared into place, the bottom one is just a larger slab.
Johnny, I'm planning an extractor fan, the doors are also ventilated double glazed units. I'm also going to install a solar heater to stop it going too cold.
Chris, the original plan was to implement fabricate the walls floor and roof as fully fabricated insulated units but the first one I did (the floor) was so heavy that I changed the plan. It would be possible to prefabricated the frames and skin then on site though. The roof is going to be identical to the floor unit but will be a foot deeper, it is on an angle of one foot drop in eight feet and will overhang the the front and back a bit.

I'm going to try to finish the exterior and get it water tight very soon.

jim_twin
05-04-2015, 06:42 PM
This looks brilliant Tommy!


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