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    Designing a garden studio

    Thanks for all the feedback, certainly some more food for thought. As I was writing the post I was coming to the (rather obvious) conclusion that it's not really going to work within the 2.5m height. Mike as you say, I first need to try finish the drawing to see if it's drawable, then indeed...
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    Designing a garden studio

    Okay, hopefully this image works - cheers Mike for pointing it out. Also including a photo to show the setting if any relevance to planning. Large trees pretty close, but I guess if outside building regs, reinforcing mesh would be advisable in the slab. I would really rather not have to go...
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    Designing a garden studio

    So I'm in the early stages of designing a 'Garden Studio' to relieve some pressure on the house in this new work-from-home era. Not done this sort of thing before, so lots to learn. Broadly speaking I intend to take the 'Building a shed Mike's way' design approach - thanks Mike :) So here is...
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    Building material supplier

    Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. Joel, especially for the local contacts, I will be sure to get in touch with them when I'm ready. I also spoke to A10 Timber this morning and they are happy to setup a cash account so I can get a trade-like discount on this project.. So I'll get...
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    Scheppach TS2000 problem

    Pete, if there were a prize, would I get it now? :) So 15 years later I'm still a happy owner of my TS2000, and similar to you Pete, I regularly have a go at inverting it and cleaning it all out. I removed the bottom metal sheet permanently to allow the dust to fall away freely which may help...
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    Building material supplier

    imgshare.io seems unreliable, here it is the image on google drive if you can't see it. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1am89fMoiadGDb1UN4o5JpMUdtGActQFD/view?usp=sharing
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    Building material supplier

    Thanks for all the advice so far, most appreciated. I'll be taking the 'Building a shed Mike's way' design approach - thanks Mike :) So here is my first rough design. (Hope the image works) https://imgshare.io/images/2020/06/14/Garden-Studio-Rough-V1.png Going for an L shaped building...
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    Building material supplier

    Oh excellent I was hoping so you've just saved me a phone call :)
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    Building material supplier

    Good spot Mike - as you suspected, I just want to build it properly, warm, dry with electricity, heating , insulated and double glazed. Most likely to be no more than 15sqm internal floor area, but < 1m from two boundary fences. So under permitted development and avoiding building regs if...
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    Building material supplier

    Robin, Mike and Richard, thanks for the quick and useful replies already. Great idea about opening an account. I had assumed you had to be trade, but I guess you can just ask... Some good tips about lengths too. Agree on quality, so may go for a local timber merchant to view stocks. MikeG -...
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    Building material supplier

    Hi there, it's been quite a few years since I posted on here. Good to see this group is still so active! So I'm looking to build a garden office - to building regs, fully insulated, etc. Can anybody recommend the most cost effective place to buy building supplies from ? I can get to Wickes...
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    good benchtop planer

    Thanks for all the useful info guys. You've got me scratching my head now trying to work out how I can possibly squeeze a PT260 into my shop...
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    good benchtop planer

    The thing is I can't afford a bigger workshop, but could afford a good quality cast iron bench-top planer like the grizzly, but from what I can see in this country such tools are not available.... Unless somebody knows something I don't?
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    good benchtop planer

    Hi all Can anybody recommend a decent bench-top planer? I'm limited to a bench-top model more due to space restrictions than cost. I've read the many posts on this topic, and the SIP seems popular. I'd prefer to have a cast iron model and I'm not sure the SIP still is CI...
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    Automatic Dust extractor power switch

    A rather belated update... I purchased the product I mentioned at the start of the post. It works fine and you get used to the startup delay...
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