MY63

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  1. MY63

    Workshop build

    @Mattsbagger This is OSB 3 it is made with waterproof glue it has so much glue it actually is allowed to be used as the internal vapour barrier. @bikermutt07 I am not sure if I mentioned it but my floor is made from Egger Protect chipboard it is sealed on both sides and was indeed open to the weather for a couple of weeks. 2019-02-21_06-20-40 by my0771, on Flickr You must use the special glue that foams up through the joints and can be scraped off when you are ready. I read about it on a woodworking forum and my timber merchant ordered it in for me 22mm thick and really heavy. Price wise it was only a pound or two per sheet more than the standard sheets.
  2. MY63

    Workshop build

    @Matt S We are quite a way off the Kettle and Jaffa cakes I am afraid. The outer cladding is here I had it custom cut by my local timber merchant it still needs to be stained but the weather is against us at the moment, We have sunshine and snow currently not intermittently but at the same time now it is just rain. @hwinbermuda Thanks H there is no chance you could get me to build another it has been a fantastic experience and is the first large construction project I have ever done but I am knackered (totally worn out for those outside the UK ) The roof is going to be heavy duty strand board called OSB3 highly water resistant screwed to the battens and covered by a heavy duty rubber membrane especially designed for roofs. I made an error with the first insulation so there is now 150 mm of insulation covered by a breathable membrane then battened ready for the final cover.
  3. MY63

    Workshop build

    I have made some progress since I last posted here it has been hard work there is a full write up on my blog but I will give some detail here. 2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr After the insulation was in place I wrapped the whole building in a breathable membrane and started adding the battens. I used mortice and tenon joints for the doors. 2019-03-06_02-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr The original plan for the mortices did not work so I changed the design of the doors. 2019-03-08_01-44-54 by my0771, on Flickr I did get the doors right in the end. 2019-03-11_03-16-23 by my0771, on Flickr Hinges caused me no end of issues I had three sets in the end before I got the ones that would do what I wanted. These are called parliament hinges very strong but also very expensive. 2019-03-11_04-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr Doors hung. 2019-03-13_07-05-02 by my0771, on Flickr Water tight at last. 2019-03-13_02-39-37 by my0771, on Flickr Outer cladding is next while I save for the outer roof cover.
  4. MY63

    Workshop build

    Here is this weeks progress report after the frame was finished this design calls for the internal sheeting to be fixed this also helps to square up the frame. 2019-02-21_06-21-31 by my0771, on Flickr I fitted the side walls first then the ceiling and finally the end walls. This picture shows the long ceiling panel with the temporary support bar which helped putting it in place. 2019-02-22_01-27-43 by my0771, on Flickr 2019-02-22_01-31-21 by my0771, on Flickr Today I have added the insulation on the outside of the ceiling and fixed it in place with expanding foam. 2019-02-23_06-21-39 by my0771, on Flickr I may have been over enthusiastic with the foam gun :)
  5. MY63

    Workshop build

    @Buzzard2005 You are right 3:12 is the pitch the structure is going to be 18mm sheet material which will have an EDPM rubber membrane glued to it. It is very popular in the UK. There will also be 100mm of insulation between the rafters.
  6. MY63

    Workshop build

    I laid some insulation in the space between the joists and fixed it in position with spray foam. 2019-02-14_02-30-29 by my0771, on Flickr As you can see by the broken piece it was not strong enough to hold the weight of our Springer Spaniels. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr It was time to repair the insulation and start to lay the floor. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr This is special chipboard flooring coated on both sides with an anti slip finish, Held in place with special D4 glue which expands in use. 2019-02-14_05-54-48 by my0771, on Flickr Here is the finished floor along with my first attempt at a roof. 2019-02-16_04-55-24 by my0771, on Flickr I lost a couple of days removing and replacing the roof frame the first one not only looked bad but would not have shed rain or snow very well. This is my second attempt. 2019-02-18_02-22-44 by my0771, on Flickr I am quite happy with this one.
  7. MY63

    Workshop build

    Here is the site tidied up a little with the stone down the side and around the back access will be limited in these areas once the boards start to go on. 2019-02-12_09-20-20 by my0771, on Flickr
  8. MY63

    Workshop build

    Things are moving forward slowly I have added the upper plate and the noggins to tie everything together. The roof is next in an ideal world however I need to use a ladder to reach even though the surrounding ground is hardcore that has been whacked (compacted) the feet of the ladder dig in. So in reality I need to do the floor next so I can stand the ladder on the floor. I have chosen a hi tech chipboard flooring which is sealed on both sides and requires special glue to fix it. 2019-02-09_01-40-05 by my0771, on Flickr Recent high winds caused some issues with the weed barrier blowing it all over the garden so I had to spend time repositioning it the finished height is made up of black basalt stone so I put the stone around the back of the workshop and down the side which will be more difficult to get at later in the build. I have also added the weed barrier under the floor which although it will be sealed I don't want to take any chances. 2019-02-10_05-41-30 by my0771, on Flickr
  9. MY63

    Workshop build

    Once I had completed the door frame and added a couple of extra studs it was time to stand the walls up and secure them to each other and the sole plate. 2019-02-06_03-37-10 by my0771, on Flickr Walls up and fixed together everything is plumb and square forecast for rain tomorrow so the weekend will see the addition of extra noggins to support the walls.
  10. MY63

    Workshop build

    We have had a small amount of snow recently which has slowed progress I managed a couple of hours yesterday so I was able to put the rear wall together and start assembly of the front frame. As I was yet to make the door frame it took a little longer then rain stopped work. I know it is a little difficult to see the frames for the wood at the moment but all will become clear once they are stood up and fastened together.
  11. MY63

    Workshop build

    Thanks @mike02130 I have lots of insulation I visited a local company to get prices for insulation for the whole workshop, It was very expensive as I was leaving I noticed a pallet of tatty looking solid insulation and rolls of loft type insulation. I went back and spoke to the foreman I explained what I was doing and that I was on a limited budget. He walked me back to the pallets and when I asked if I could buy it he said no as it was no longer on their stock file, He then told me to take whatever I wanted and to try not to make too much mess. My garage shed and neighbours shed are full of insulation. There is a very helpful forum UK based woodhaven2 and a guy also called Mike who has been very helpful he is an Architect the base is to his drawings including the positioning of the vents. I had planned on filling the area of soil with expanded polystyrene but he advised against it as it would stop the air from moving freely. The area between the joists is to be filled with solid insulation as you suggest. The next installment will be posted once the weather improves.
  12. MY63

    Workshop build

    Sorry the last image was missing 2019-01-24_05-35-03 by my0771, on Flickr The second piece of wood in the picture is the bottom of the wall frame and is there to help with alignment. The next step was to lay the flooring joists on hangers. 2019-01-27_11-37-37 by my0771, on Flickr Once you have a level flat deck it is an ideal place to build the wall frames. I marked everything and cut the timber over a few days then joined all of the pieces together to form the wall frame. 2019-01-28_06-15-01 by my0771, on Flickr The second wall frame has a window so was slightly more difficult. 2019-01-30_04-34-51 by my0771, on Flickr I started back in November but had a break for hand surgery which has healed nicely. This is everything to date I have a front and back wall to make then the roof and work benches and cupboards for the inside.
  13. I thought someone might be interested in seeing my small Leather workshop take shape up until now I have been working in a small space in the house. My first plan was to turn the garage into a workshop but that is now going to be a utility room / laundry. So the Garden was my next option. This is the old shed which was on the property before we moved in, It was really well built and took some removing. 2018-11-19_04-18-08 by my0771, on Flickr This is my first plan for its replacement. Yes it is on the back of an envelope but I don't smoke anymore so did not have a fag (cigarette) packet to draw on. 2018-11-11_10-01-42 by my0771, on Flickr This was followed by a slightly more detailed scale drawing 2018-11-11_10-02-12 by my0771, on Flickr Foundations involved digging some holes. 2018-12-07_09-39-02 by my0771, on Flickr After digging I had to fill the holes with hardcore. 2019-01-06_04-20-33 by my0771, on Flickr The base was made of 4 concrete lintels a little unusual but it is not covered by planning or building regs. 2019-01-16_04-13-52 by my0771, on Flickr The first layer of wood is laid on a mortar bed with a damp proof course below 2019-01-16_04-13-52 by my0771, on Flickr This is very much a simple version of this build there is a more detailed post on my blog I will continue here if anyone is interested
  14. MY63

    Work bench

    Thanks @kgg it actually sounds very similar to my planned construction. With the exception of the horizontal studding which is not common here in the UK blown insulation of the type you describe is also uncommon. I plan to use solid insulation boards 4 in thick in the floor walls and roof. OSB 3 is indeed to be used as the vapour barrier on the warm side working outwards insulation followed by the breathable membrane then the 2 in air gap before the final sheeting. All of the timber will be pressure treated and painted before construction begins as you can see from the drawing below there is a 12 sand and stone foundation to ground level then the complete box of 6 in concrete plinth to which the sole or sill plates will be attached complete with damp proof membrane. the floor joists will be hung from this plate, vents will also be fitted. I am not an expert but have been fortunate to find a UK forum woodhaven2 where I obtained all of the information to build my workshop. I have added another crude drawing below. 2018-12-06_02-22-56 by my0771, on Flickr I found some further information about working heights which suggested that for manual type working 6 in below shirt cuff height is best like woodworking and for more intricate work 6 inches above the cuff height is best so I may need one side higher and the other side lower or come up with a fantastic engineering solution to allow the bench heights to be changed.
  15. MY63

    Work bench

    @Rustwa Thanks that is exactly the sort of information I have been looking for. I was looking at some wood workers on Instagram the other day there were two people working either side of a bench. The owner of the workshop who built the bench had a straight back and looked comfortable the visitor who was slightly taller was hunched over and looked quite uncomfortable. So far I have gathered that the ideal position is just below the elbow, or above the belt buckle, belly button, solar plexus. I think there is a pattern here all of these suggestions put the bench height in a similar place. The bottom of my elbow is 41 inches top of belt line, belly button 40 inches. @rodneywt1180b I did have a budget but that went out of the window some time ago My construction will have a stone foundation with a wooden frame on concrete lintels, the studs will have 100 mm 4 inches of insulation with OSB3 as the internal vapour barrier, Then a membrane before a 50 mm air gap then the outer wood cladding. The floor and roof will also have 100 mm of insulation. In the UK we have permitted development I can build a workshop shed in my garden as long as it is not more than 2.5 m high and is 1 m from my boundary I can build it without permission. I plan to have a decked area in front of the work shop but it might not make the initial build I am having issues digging holes at the moment. Thanks to everyone for the input it is appreciated.