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    I need a shed....

    a serious shed....

    a hard core shed.. a work shop effectively.

    Any site suggestions pls?

    I have a favourite already but I won't list it here... dont' want to influence y'all

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    Re: I need a shed....

    50 sheds of grey is pretty hardcore but I'm not sure that's what you're after...

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    Re: I need a shed....

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    50 sheds of grey is pretty hardcore but I'm not sure that's what you're after...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Advice Trinity by Knoxville
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    Re: I need a shed....

    Don't buy pre made, get a local joiner to build one, more expensive but oh so worth it

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    Re: I need a shed....

    I bought pre-made - From a local firm but I believe it was made by Albany Sheds - nothing wrong with it. Just don't go for cheap pre-made, because they suck.

    15mm or thicker shiplap construction to eliminate the risk of shrinkage and board separation.

    Don't believe the hype about tanalised timber or let it limit your options - it ain't what it used to be and now isn't any better than the stuff you buy at your garden store of choice and brush/spray on yourself. BTW if you aren't having it pre-treated and plan on self assembly, it's worth treating each panel beforehand.

    It's usually worth the extra to get them to line it with a breathable membrane during manufacture - I bought a couple of rolls and did it myself, because I'm tight-fisted and didn't mind putting the extra hours in, but also because I needed to save money for the polystyrene, thermal sheeting and OSB I used to insulate and board it out.

    Regardless of whether you are siting the shed on a concrete pad or on blocks with floor bearers (I went with blocks dug in and levelled), use DPM between the blocks/concrete and the timber it minimise damp.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    50 sheds of grey is pretty hardcore but I'm not sure that's what you're after...
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    Re: I need a shed....

    I got both books - they are quite funny.


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    Re: I need a shed....

    If your staying put I would advise going for concrete over wood. My shed is made from concrete panels, very solid and secure. A rather large shrubbery shields it from the house, looks a bit like a bunker.

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    Re: I need a shed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    a serious shed....
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    Re: I need a shed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Flibb View Post
    If your staying put I would advise going for concrete over wood. My shed is made from concrete panels, very solid and secure. A rather large shrubbery shields it from the house, looks a bit like a bunker.
    Im just having a look at the options now, bloody fugly things in the most part

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    Re: I need a shed....

    https://www.greenretreats.co.uk/ <- not cheap but WAY nicer than a 'shed' - it's what I use as my office.

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    Re: I need a shed....

    You could do what colin furze did and build an underground man cave instead.
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    Re: I need a shed....

    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    https://www.greenretreats.co.uk/ <- not cheap but WAY nicer than a 'shed' - it's what I use as my office.
    That's the real deal right there.

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    Re: I need a shed....

    thank you all for your input

    So far this is the best I've seen

    http://www.beastsheds.co.uk/

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    Re: I need a shed....

    Which one and which size? Would be interested to see the cost vs what i paid for mine

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    Re: I need a shed....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    Which one and which size? Would be interested to see the cost vs what i paid for mine
    Who're you talking to Rob_B?

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    Re: I need a shed....

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    Who're you talking to Rob_B?
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    Wondering what a decent pre built costs

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