Dave, I expect they'll be plenty of "DAMHIKT" advice along soon, but I think it might be well worth your while looking into getting back issues of GWW too. Issue #131 was the first in the workshop building series IIRC, but Andy (or a more organised subscriber than I) could probably be more specific as to which issues would be most helpful.davejester":1qt31l9b said:Secondly, are there any good books/websites with plans for building wooden workshops?
Dave, please accept my contribution to the think tank !davejester":9w9u3r29 said:Secondly, are there any good books/websites with plans for building wooden workshops?
Might be worth checking with the planners as to the maximum size and positioning of any shed. They might also wonder whether the concrete base is a temporary structure !davejester":1iu2udra said:...To keep things simple I plan on building the workshop from wood (hence it's a temporary structure so no planning permission required). The base will be concrete to cope with the weight of the new tools...
Don't assume this is so. Local authority planning requirements vary from one to another. Best to mosey along to the District council planning office and check first - the're usually a friendly and helpful bunch. For instance, I thought I could build similar and a general guide booklet said 'up to 60cum', max height 4m - PP not normally required. Turned out that the end of my garden is (inside) the boundary of an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The Stroud Valleys) and PP required for absolutely ANYTHING! I discovered this when I recently checked with the council about extending the workshop. Fortunately what I already had has been there just over 4 years - the statute of limitation on retrospective planning permission - phew!hence it's a temporary structure so no planning permission required
Surely that should be "advantages"?.dedee":24haukhn said:As I see it one of the advantages of a solid concrete base (you can still run wooden joists and floor on top) is it non-suitability as a comfy home for rabbits, foxes or even badgers.
By the driver a six-pack and he'll turn a blind eye if you take longer than your allocated time, and he'll back the lorry into more awkward spots which can reduce the "barrowing" distance.....CYC":2tvjk3bl said:buy a big crate of beer to lur your friends into helping you for an hour or two. Not only will it be better but it will be cheaper if you count the cost of mixer rental (long period) plus all your WE trying to do it alone.
Check out my site for some pictures of the Workshop construction.
My 2 pences :wink: