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MrA

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I got bitten by the woodworking (by my limited standards) bug which started slowly and its gained momentum then I decided that if I was going to spend hours in my garage then it might as well be in improved surroundings. I had a sectional concrete garage with a cement corrugated roof that leaked like a ba**ard with a concrete floor that was badly pitted and it was bloody freezing in winter and condensated (sic) like the Amazon rain forest.

I had several options;

1. Tear it down and build a brick garage lined on the inside with a flat or pitched roof.
Discounted due to lack of shekels available.

2. Resin floor with new roof and reseal the walls.
Roof replacement was expensive if I wanted it insulated and waterproof.

3. Resin floor, reseal walls line with OSB and over-clad corrugated roof with insulation and box profile roof sheets.
Bingo, could do most of it myself at a reduced cost.

Here are the results, constructive criticism would be appreciated and any advice on painting the OSB walls.









 

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Cute Cyclone!


Definitely paint the walls, it'll make such a difference.
 

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The cyclone was bought from Chem's after reading about them on this forum, great idea and work brilliantly.

Will painting the osb cause the chips to lift?
 

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The usual advise with OSB is to paint with masonry paint. How much do you want for those Ryobi +one lanyards
theres a bloke on here who buys em up (hammer)
 

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Tom K":1o54gmag said:
How much do you want for those Ryobi +one lanyards
I wondered what those orange doofers were.

Definitely paint the walls and ceiling white, it makes such a difference to the brightness of the shop and to mood and enthusiasm.
 

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Tom K":1bxkkd0d said:
The usual advise with OSB is to paint with masonry paint. How much do you want for those Ryobi +one lanyards
theres a bloke on here who buys em up (hammer)

Masonry paint, righto. Should I prime first or can I slap it straight on?


I'm happy to sell the lanyards tenner a piece *cough*. :wink:
 

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MrA":3ptr5o1w said:
Tom K":3ptr5o1w said:
The usual advise with OSB is to paint with masonry paint. How much do you want for those Ryobi +one lanyards
theres a bloke on here who buys em up (hammer)

Masonry paint, righto. Should I prime first or can I slap it straight on?


I'm happy to sell the lanyards tenner a piece *cough*. :wink:
Blimey one for the price of three gotta be cheap at twice the price Dell. :lol:
Just do what it says on the bucket probably dilute the first coat with a splash of H2o.
 

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Nice work.

Would you please explain; overclad roof part etc. (I have got 16 sheets of corrogated asbestos sitting on 10" joists).
 

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devonwoody":1kk2xqlz said:
Nice work.

Would you please explain; overclad roof part etc. (I have got 16 sheets of corrogated asbestos sitting on 10" joists).

I watched a video on youtube called "Repair my asbestos roof" by Mayfield roofing. I gave them a call and they quoted me over £2k to carry out the work!!!! I'mnot ruddy Rockefeller so I decided to have a stab at it myself.

I batoned across the roof where current metal joists are underneath and replaced the hooks with self tapping metal screws, I then laid loft insulation between the batons and then laid box profile roofing over the top. Cost just a tad over £300. I'll post pictures tomorrow.
 

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Great Job - I clad the inside of my shed with a mixture of PLY (from a building site - cost me 4 cans of Stella) and some OSB from good old B&Q - I simply bought the cheapest biggest tub of "trade" brilliant white i could find then painted the lot - 2 coats did it. Made a huge difference to the light. Now all I need to do is insulate the roof --- I was toying with the idea of putting a living roof on the top - but this worked out expensive and I cannot afford it this year (maybe next) in the meantime hunting eBAY for KINGSPAN type off cuts or seconds.
 

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Your workshop already looks splendid Mr.A... a job well done!

Regardless of any pic's focus point, I love looking around other folks' workshops for ideas, and did have a chuckle at the number of pics that include a cuppa and a pack of fags... It reminded me that virtually every such pic that I've ever taken has had these items too... almost as if it's obligatory... Lol
 
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