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    My 3.6 X 7 Meter build, have a base ready to go

    Ill come back with a more final design, but if i can leave out a ridge beem i will, thanks Im open to other manufactures if you can link to any with a thicker coating? It was not something i even looked at, just read it scratches easy, I looked at various materials and this was the only one...
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    My 3.6 X 7 Meter build, have a base ready to go

    No progress as such, have roofing/ building membrane, insect wire mesh, some 90mm framing nails, lots of screews, dpc and my bricks turn up next tuesday, 2 courses palnned, as slab, at its lowest point is 100mm above the grass / ground level. Still searching for a suitable door. So talking of...
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    My 3.6 X 7 Meter build, have a base ready to go

    Doh then! Was told ( tho i may have got it buttocks about face ) by a builder that it needs to be 2" from the bottom to mid point of a 6" slab. Should it have been 2" from the top? tho too late now
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    My 3.6 X 7 Meter build, have a base ready to go

    It's money that's pushed this along for me, no holidays, eating out, pubs and clubs! And their eyes lit up when a jumbo Bag of sand arrived :D Never counted the amount of wheel barrows full of dirt that came out, but just did a bit now and then, The rebar was just below the mid point of the...
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    My 3.6 X 7 Meter build, have a base ready to go

    This was going to be a slow project, but covid sped it up a bit. Dug out the hole over several weeks last year, ( around 2ft deep at the back and began filling with hardcore, from a garden path and some friends walls and building work. and once complete, will start the same again on the oposite...
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    New workshop build

    Gerard is that concrete a recent job done? Can i ask how much yoi paid per m3? Only asking as it was around £100 pre covid, beat price seems to be £165 now. Thats for the mix on site stuff, rather than arives pre mixed, thats a bit less anyways Im east london / essex area.
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    New workshop for 2020

    Many thanks for the replys. And yep have seen the prices, but will be in the same boat , under 30m2 but over the 15m2 and within 1 M of the boundrys, so this fibre cement board is the way to go. But belive the expense will also pay off over the long term, in the need for no real lifetime...
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    DBT85s Workshop - Moved in and now time to fit it out

    DBT85s hit the nail on the head ( well fired it in with his nice new toy ) The answer makes perfect sense, and obviously will be applying it to my own build, now im aware and understand the need for it. Cheers both of you :D
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    New workshop for 2020

    Sheptonphil Is that cedral or hardie cement board? And how much over lap did you use? Also you say nailed on, what nails where you using, and no mention of predrilled holes, so guessing you didn't? Did any crack? Oh and what did you cut the boards with? And that does look a nice tidy job...
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    DBT85s Workshop - Moved in and now time to fit it out

    have you put mortar on the top ( 2nd course ) of bricks then dpc and then the timber? OR dpc on top of bricks then mortar between dpc an timber? Either way whats the idea behind the mortar? And not just bricks / DPC / Timber?
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    DBT85s Workshop - Moved in and now time to fit it out

    Nice, that makes sense to me now
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    DBT85s Workshop - Moved in and now time to fit it out

    Forgive me if youve covered it already, but with the 4" with sole plate leaving the 2" or so of brick sticking out in the elements, wont water sit on this and eventually cause damp issues? As even with 1" stud work and cladding the brick edge will still stick out? Unless yor classing 2" thick?
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    OpAnyone used these for a build?

    I know it's different for everyone depending on demands and access. But what have people paid for concrete ? Looking at having a company to barrow it for me in The future and have no idea of a rough cost?
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    New workshop for 2020

    What reason do you need planning permission for? As 3.9 x 7.2m is under the 30meter allowance, and seems your going down the fire proof materials route? Only asking as going 3.6 x 7 myself. Fire rated paint internal and Hardie or cereal cladding, hopefully.
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