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    Sheds / Man-Caves

    I'll have my own small garden soon

    I want a shed that I can put tools in without them rusting, or being (easily) stolen. I also want a light and sockets in there for light DIY. Budget not set yet, but not looking at the low end. What material? Insulation? Where to buy from? Tell me what you know please?

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Most low end sheds are pretty basic, but there is no reason why you can’t add some insulation and run power to it. Security is an issue so a simple alarm system might help. Damp and humidity are the enemy of tools, so either a dehumidifier or a low power heater - especially if you have good insulation.

    Floors seem pretty poor, so you might want to improve that on a shed kit, and a good external base - that drains freely - is essential. You could lay a concrete slab with drainage channels in it to prevent surface water accumulating. Pay attention to the roof too, if it’s felt over plywood think about doubling the thickness for longevity. Avoid chipboard if you can, useless if it gets wet.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    I know your desires.....

    I feel your inner lusts.... i can sense the needs.....

    go here, and build your perfect partner.....

    then decide if you can create your own replica.... or if indeed... you need to spend

    http://www.easyshed.co.uk/

    I have to admit.. I caught my WIFE building one online ... so I think I have a GREEN LIGHT!!!!

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    be careful of planning restrictions though. size is set based on proximity to other buildings, % of garden area taken up, overall height limitations etc. Some places have land convenants that impose other restrictions.

    That said, a new shed is great. Provided it is a shed and not a ridiculous barn fitted out as a 2nd mini-house like some I have encountered. We just got delivery of ours, it's only 8ftx8ft but it's great and more spacious than I thought it would be. Painting it is taking a while, but luckily we got the outside coated before the rains came

    Oh and get tanalised wood. It's not perfect, but a good starting point.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    What about a mini shipping container that you can clad?
    Weak point will be the padlock then!

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I know your desires.....

    I feel your inner lusts.... i can sense the needs.....

    go here, and build your perfect partner.....

    then decide if you can create your own replica.... or if indeed... you need to spend

    http://www.easyshed.co.uk/

    I have to admit.. I caught my WIFE building one online ... so I think I have a GREEN LIGHT!!!!
    That's what I'm talking about! Speccing and pimping it out!

    Quote Originally Posted by GoNz0 View Post
    What about a mini shipping container that you can clad?
    Weak point will be the padlock then!
    Too wide, also issues with getting it into the garden, but if it was possible I would've considered it.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Also, no windows in a container, though that might not be an issue.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Also, no windows in a container, though that might not be an issue.

    ”No windows” you say.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Also, no windows in a container, though that might not be an issue.
    I was looking at old crew site containers that had a secure window behind a steel door, one had a toilet and kitchen!
    She would make me live in it!

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    i got rid of a container a few years ago

    it was a thief magnet.

    it was perma broken into...... perma thief magnet

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    I built one not long ago, very simple type lean to, might give you some ideas. Lots of making it up a I went along, but very happy with the end result!








    I then boarded out the front & back, and added a door and some mini strip lights...






    Apologies for the random rotations!

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    well we all know what Andehh gets up to in his man shed - wearing waterwings and splashing in a paddling pool. Each to their own...

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    certainly does a job

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    I would steer clear of metal, unless you insulate it well it will condensate and become damp, I would go with a traditional wooden shed, insulate it as well as you can and try to get it up off the ground if you can.

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    Re: Sheds / Man-Caves

    Holy thread revival, Batman.
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