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General Chat Thread, I need a sulking shed.... in General; Originally Posted by dhicks You could build one yourself - as pointed out already, structures below a certain limit on ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    You could build one yourself - as pointed out already, structures below a certain limit on height (including pitch of roof) / floorspace don't need planning permission, so come relativly cheaply. That "log cabin" doesn't look much beyond some strips of pine - rather little by way of insulation if you're going to be out there in the winter. I'd aim to build a wooden frame, then insulate it with straw bales and finish with plaster.

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    Have a clear out! Decluttering makes you feel good. Then you wouldnt need a shed either

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    I have just asked my stepdad to buy it and I pay him back, he has agreed. Looks like I shall be getting one! lol

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    I think the big problem for you with that shed is the line "This requires an adult to sign upon delivery" :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Mrs. Tech_Guy has had enough of what used to be the spare bedroom now crammed from floor to ceiling with an assortment of IT equipment and I'm being relegated to fending for myself outside somewhere - probably in the back garden.
    What about something like this? YouTube - Woman Living In A 84 sq foot Home ??

    I actually have a large summerhouse in my garden which has a division in it to effectively make 2 rooms. I used to use it as a home office/workshop.

    I've put a second 'skin' inside the bit I use as a computer 'room' to insulate it, have heating and lighting and a telephone as well as wired network. I now use it as my 'retreat' rather than an office, and go in there for gaming and general internet/email stuff when I don't want to be hunched over my laptop on the sofa indoors.

    The summerhouse cost me circa £3000 at the time, but I did have to pay extra to have it wired out by a Part P spark which was a bit "stand and deliver" but a legal requirement.
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    I intend on getting mine fully insulated and wired up, and having a heating system in there, so I can stay in there until stupid o'clock gaming without hassle

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    Heating system? Get a small wood burning pot stove.

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    sounds like a plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I intend on getting mine fully insulated and wired up, and having a heating system in there, so I can stay in there until stupid o'clock gaming without hassle
    I've fallen asleep in mine before now.... wifey has come out at 4am and asked what time I was coming to bed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Lol, do I look like Tommy Walsh? I'm pants at DIY - nails bend and that's before I've hit them with a hammer....
    They bend before you get the hammer? Go on tour with Uri Geller and raise the funds then

    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Heating system? Get a small wood burning pot stove.
    Wood burning in a log cabin? Are you mad man?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theeldergeek View Post
    I've fallen asleep in mine before now.... wifey has come out at 4am and asked what time I was coming to bed!
    Mine would have left me there and locked up.

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    Wood burning in a log cabin? Are you mad man?!
    It works very well in fact. I have an open coal fire in my house and the house is a positive fire death trap compared to a wooded shed.

    A pot stove is designed to be used in such a way as not to burn down the surroundings.

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    I was asked in a 'you know I'm not very happy about this' sort of way, so it wasn't all plain sailing. I didn't see the problem then, and I still don't now. I guess its a bloke thing?

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