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@bikermutt07 I am really impressed by the flooring it has stood up to rain frost and quite heavy storms and is still fine.

I am sorry I have not updated this for a little while we have been having some very mild weather and I have been trying to get on before it changes.

32234326517_d83a521c6b_z.jpg2019-02-22_01-31-21 by my0771, on Flickr

Once the frame was finished I boarded the inside with 11mm OSB3 I could have used lighter boards but this allows me to fix  French cleats inside without worrying about where the studs are.

 46454723034_77a06b0f55_z.jpg2019-02-22_05-41-23 by my0771, on Flickr

There were a few late nights involved.

After fitting the boards I fitted the insulation which I was given by a local company.

40232669363_2574e16bc6_z.jpg2019-02-24_03-09-18 by my0771, on Flickr

The construction process requires an air gap outside of the breathable membrane so battens were fitted to provide the gap.

46344367645_95bf8521c0_z.jpg2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr

The roof requires a 50mm gap there were some complications with the original roof air space so I added more insulation and 50mm battens over the top.

46344367645_95bf8521c0_z.jpg2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr

Doors were next mortice and tenon joints I have not made one since I was at school 40 years ago.

46593219294_d3c187d387_z.jpg2019-03-08_09-47-13 by my0771, on Flickr

33453479538_1d4b8fe29a_z.jpg2019-03-09_05-15-07 by my0771, on Flickr

There were some issues over the doors and I have detailed them on my blog hinges also caused some difficulties.

33474391048_809ccfda2f_z.jpg2019-03-11_04-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr

I eventually went with parliament hinges.

47298466442_6923e78f20_z.jpg2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr

Test fit of doors and among the messy site my feather edge cladding has arrived.

47298466442_6923e78f20_z.jpg2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr

Doors fitted.

32424405287_fcd5cb8cbe_z.jpg2019-03-13_07-05-02 by my0771, on Flickr 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, MY63 said:

@bikermutt07 I am really impressed by the flooring it has stood up to rain frost and quite heavy storms and is still fine.

I am sorry I have not updated this for a little while we have been having some very mild weather and I have been trying to get on before it changes.

32234326517_d83a521c6b_z.jpg2019-02-22_01-31-21 by my0771, on Flickr

Once the frame was finished I boarded the inside with 11mm OSB3 I could have used lighter boards but this allows me to fix  French cleats inside without worrying about where the studs are.

 46454723034_77a06b0f55_z.jpg2019-02-22_05-41-23 by my0771, on Flickr

There were a few late nights involved.

After fitting the boards I fitted the insulation which I was given by a local company.

40232669363_2574e16bc6_z.jpg2019-02-24_03-09-18 by my0771, on Flickr

The construction process requires an air gap outside of the breathable membrane so battens were fitted to provide the gap.

46344367645_95bf8521c0_z.jpg2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr

The roof requires a 50mm gap there were some complications with the original roof air space so I added more insulation and 50mm battens over the top.

46344367645_95bf8521c0_z.jpg2019-03-02_06-05-30 by my0771, on Flickr

Doors were next mortice and tenon joints I have not made one since I was at school 40 years ago.

46593219294_d3c187d387_z.jpg2019-03-08_09-47-13 by my0771, on Flickr

33453479538_1d4b8fe29a_z.jpg2019-03-09_05-15-07 by my0771, on Flickr

There were some issues over the doors and I have detailed them on my blog hinges also caused some difficulties.

33474391048_809ccfda2f_z.jpg2019-03-11_04-14-12 by my0771, on Flickr

I eventually went with parliament hinges.

47298466442_6923e78f20_z.jpg2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr

Test fit of doors and among the messy site my feather edge cladding has arrived.

47298466442_6923e78f20_z.jpg2019-03-11_05-48-50 by my0771, on Flickr

Doors fitted.

32424405287_fcd5cb8cbe_z.jpg2019-03-13_07-05-02 by my0771, on Flickr 

 

 

 

 

 

And it's looking great. 

In the states we use a lot of this OSB plywood in framing houses. Which the common person doesn't realize that is gets hammered by the weather for a month (or more) before it's "dryed in".

The product I mentioned earlier in the thread is warranted against delamination in the weather for up to six months. Meaning up until that six month mark the floor man shouldn't have to do any surface prep other than floating the seams. That is a pretty impressive claim.

I have seen what normal OSB does after a few months of weather.

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Thanks @bikermutt07 the workshop has moved on since I took those pictures.

47375864142_d046165941_z.jpg2019-03-20_05-38-15 by my0771, on Flickr

The doors are thinner than the walls so there was not room for insulation. The eagle eyed will spot the first piece of cladding on the window wall.

2019-03-23_05-51-32 by my0771, on Flickr

I enjoyed fitting the cladding was a nightmare multiple coats around 500m of painting.

47397136882_4c633c2e49_z.jpg2019-03-23_05-51-32 by my0771, on Flickr

Back panel took two attempts but I got there.

32530357317_f865d7722d_z.jpg2019-03-26_03-08-37 by my0771, on Flickr

This is the current situation I ran out of cladding at the top of the first door I had seriously considered putting glass in the doors and other types of cladding but eventually ordered more of the feather edge which I have just collected from the timber yard.

 

 

 

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If it were me, I think I would make the top panels glass. It would add a little natural light and give you an inkling of who is walking up on ya. That's just me though.

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That was an option I considered but the doors were designed to have the strength of the OSB to keep them square. the additional weight of the glass would have caused other issues with hinges etc.

I only intend using the workshop with the doors open and as it is in my garden there is no access from anywhere but my house :)

Thanks for the input.

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You'll have to be careful, mate, it'll be better than the neighbors houses, they'll move in :P

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On 2/19/2019 at 8:05 PM, Buzzard2005 said:

Looks good :)

What are you going to put on the roof? It looks to be about a 2:12 or a 3:12 slope, you may have an issue with ice if you use a regular shingle. I work in a roofing supply store, in the sheet metal shop, we get a lot of people with ice damage on the sheds that have used a 3 tab shingle.

Yup, that was my first thought, too. "That guy obviously does NOT live somewhere where they get serious snowfalls!" 

I used to live in a house that didn't have enough slope to the roof. I spent a LOT of money fixing it up when I moved in to make it waterproof. The roofers installed a special membrane to resist leakage, as well as the regular roofing tarpaper that goes under the shingles. The third winter I was there, we had an ice storm that deposited about 4 inches of ice on the roof. When that started to melt in the spring, the water leaked right through my living room ceiling! I loaned a friend a pickaxe, crossed my fingers that she wouldn't get carried away with it, and together we spent over an hour removing the ice. Less than an hour later the leak stopped. 

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I would recommend you install a metal roof, it will be a little more expense but faster to install. The rain will run off easier and with such a low roof profile any snow will have an easier time sliding or snow raking it off. You will find that it will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer particularly with the air gap of the 2x4 strapping. Here your 25 year (haha) shingles last about 6 to 8 years with serious deterioration starting around year 3 to 4. A lot or all of the shingles have become ECO friendly, less or no real tar, and wind up in the landfill quicker.  

kgg

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42 minutes ago, kgg said:

I would recommend you install a metal roof, it will be a little more expense but faster to install. The rain will run off easier and with such a low roof profile any snow will have an easier time sliding or snow raking it off. You will find that it will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer particularly with the air gap of the 2x4 strapping. Here your 25 year (haha) shingles last about 6 to 8 years with serious deterioration starting around year 3 to 4. A lot or all of the shingles have become ECO friendly, less or no real tar, and wind up in the landfill quicker.  

kgg

Having lived overseas, I would agree that is what's needed in Ontario...

Unless global warming has sped up big time, this should not really be an issue for us Brits.

...at least, I hope its not... :(

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I have to be honest this is my first large construction project I have erected kit sheds in the past. I had planned on buying a workshop but they were out of my price range.

I found this site the wood haven 2 by accident and over a year of reading and thinking I began to think I might be able to build my own.

 http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=198

The members have been very helpful MikeG is an architect and has helped an approved the plans so I am confident it will stand up to the rigours of English weather.

All of my research regarding the height of work benches will be used in the next stages when I move to the interior. 

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More progress from the last few days.

46758386334_1d4e2a8681_z.jpg2019-03-27_09-39-41 by my0771, on Flickr

Window wall complete actually at this point all walls except the front were clad.

46760853684_6e46d5d2fb_z.jpg2019-03-28_07-11-00 by my0771, on Flickr

The front was a little more of a challenge having the sides and the top as well as the doors.

2019-03-28_07-11-00 by my0771, on Flickr

47434580892_b2c982b1d7_z.jpg2019-03-28_06-04-10 by my0771, on Flickr

Almost there this was where the timber finished fortunately I had ordered more.

40532610753_f0a310131f_z.jpg2019-03-30_11-34-48 by my0771, on Flickr

Complete :) I am really pleased with the result not perfect but good enough.

 

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That is very Nice....

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On ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2019 at 2:44 AM, MY63 said:

I am really pleased with the result not perfect but good enough.

Looks pretty darned close to perfect from what I see. You have done a great job.

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It does look good, you've done really well.

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Do you remember when we were talking about snow. After a few days of rain we woke to this.

47527293601_33bb7c87d3_z.jpg2019-04-03_07-29-58 by my0771, on Flickr

Fortunately the rain returned and it has all gone now. 

 

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I decided to take last week off from the workshop build project. There are some warmer nights approaching and the outer rubber covering cannot be exposed to temperatures below 4 degrees until it has fully dried.

So it is time to get the outer OSB3 in place  There were only two full sheets which is just as well as they are extremely heavy

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40607104823_70234b67bc_z.jpg2019-04-09_06-17-58 by my0771, on Flickr

I started with the two full boards at the back but pulled one to the front today to stagger the joints.

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Not much progress to report at this time I have made and fitted the trunking I wanted to use wood rather than plastic. I have also made a template for my router to follow.

46876492444_8db767ff85_z.jpg2019-04-13_06-59-44 by my0771, on Flickr

I have also fitted the trim around the window and have added a little caulk to fill the small gap.

47560867592_d71c43239d_z.jpg2019-04-15_02-21-08 by my0771, on Flickr

All of the current preparation is for painting the inside. 

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Progress is quite slow at the moment but I am getting there.

I wanted as much as possible to be made by myself I made the trunking for the electrics and have now cut holes for the back boxes with a router and template. 

Workshops need shelves and I decided to go with French cleats I have cut a sheet of plywood into strips with a 45 degree cut on one edge with the angle facing the wall forming half a "V" shape the matching mitre fits inside and is attached to the shelf. These are incredibly strong and when multiple strips are on the wall you have multiple options for moving things around.

32692193397_c5a2a42ef7_z.jpg2019-04-17_07-45-16 by my0771, on Flickr

I now have the rubber membrane for the roof but I need temperatures above 4 degrees for at least 48 hours so I think Saturday looks good for fitting that.

 

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What are you going to with all your free time when you finish this project?

Oh, yeah! Leatherwork!

Jeff

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On ‎4‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 4:06 PM, alpha2 said:

What are you going to with all your free time when you finish this project?

Oh, yeah! Leatherwork!

Jeff

Don't worry my wife has a list :) but there will be a lot of leatherwork 70% of the work space is for leatherwork.

I made some good progress yesterday getting the outer roof covering on.

46928467904_b03fe51f91_z.jpg2019-04-20_06-39-12 by my0771, on Flickr

This rubber covering is made in one piece to the required size and once in place it is a good idea to allow it to settle in place.

46928459864_888eefdf5a_z.jpg2019-04-20_06-38-30 by my0771, on Flickr

The rubber cover is now glued to the timber structure.

47599515162_623f9fcdf0_z.jpg2019-04-20_06-36-43 by my0771, on Flickr

The next task is to glue the rubber under the edge and fit the edging strips.

But the roof and building is now watertight  :) 

 

 

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I have not achieved much today it has been very hot today and I was still tired from yesterday the edge trims hide all of the structure of the roof and make it look tidy :) I hope.

46936650364_5defcf556f_z.jpg2019-04-21_07-10-49 by my0771, on Flickr

I need to make some form of vent behind the front and rear edge panels as this is where the air flow through the roof comes from there will be a mesh to stop bees wasps and other flying creatures nesting in my roof.

Side trims are less complicated I hope. 

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10 hours ago, MY63 said:

The outside of my new workshop is now finished

Excellent job.

I don't see a door handle or lock. Is there something I am missing?

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3 hours ago, Rockoboy said:

Excellent job.

I don't see a door handle or lock. Is there something I am missing?

You are correct no handle or locks as yet. I don't like any handles I have seen and was considering a leather strap to pull the doors open. Although it is possible to open the doors by using the centre spar I have considered shaping the spar to make a hand hold.

As for locks I want two mortice locks with the same key as the hinge pins are exposed I will be fitting hinge bolts to prevent the doors being lifted off if the hinge pins are removed.

My neighbours all have fancy security lights we have three springer spaniels who alert us to any movement in our garden day or night :) 

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