- 11 Apr 2021
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Whose putting the cladding on?
Put aside another day for the chippie to do that too???
I can do the cladding. If building a timber frame building from scratch, that's a lot of work. Should be able to get the panels together in one day... another day for cladding is not so bad.
I can understand the temptation to design and build your own, but you then have all the hassle and risk of making it work.
Before you hit the go button you may like to look at buying a complete insulated building (eg: home office) which could be quickly installed on a prepared base.
Cost may be little different to the diy approach. If there are problems (water ingress etc) you have someone to blame and (probably) a guarantee. They will buy materials in bulk, have a proven (one hopes) detailed design and construction process, ability to install and sign of electrics etc..
Far too expensive to do that and I can't see the value they add. I have effectively got someone to design it... gave them the dimensions and they've done the drawing and sent over a Sketchup 3D model which seems fine. A SIPS panel design & construction is about as simple as you can get.