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simmo

13 posts in 1971 days


1968 days ago

Hi All I am a newbie to the site and i am wondering if anyone has any tips or plans for the construction of a workshop approx 500 sqft from timber,my brick built garage needs demolishing and I feel that i could rebuild it in timber but i dont have the skills to build in in brick,any help welcome ,thanks in advance

Chris


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DaveH

399 posts in 2277 days


#1 posted 1968 days ago

Are talking stick framing or logs?

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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simmo

13 posts in 1971 days


#2 posted 1968 days ago

Hi Ithink it would be stick framing as logs in the UK would be to expensive,thanks

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DaveH

399 posts in 2277 days


#3 posted 1967 days ago

Suggestions:

Dedicated 100 amp electrical sub-panel.
9 to 10 foot ceiling.
Insulated.
Plenty of 110v outlets.
Some 20amp / 220v outlets
Some 30amp / 220v outlets
Maybe an 30amp / 110v RV outlet on the outside.
Heated and Cooled.
2-part epoxy paint the floor if concrete. Much easier to keep clean.
Plumb for compressed air.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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Bigdogs117

1853 posts in 2120 days


#4 posted 1967 days ago

Dave’s suggestions are very good. I would also think about the type of projects you will be doing, equipment you will have, and develop a plan for the shop layout before you start building. It may help with placement of windows, outlets, doors, etc.

-- Rusty

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albut

56 posts in 2191 days


#5 posted 1967 days ago

i tink if you have more money to spend look for a heating floor.

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RichinsCarpentry

44 posts in 1965 days


#6 posted 1964 days ago

I agree with Dave with the exception of ceiling height. I went with 12’ walls on my first shop. Still wasn’t tall enough.

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snowdog

1127 posts in 2482 days


#7 posted 1964 days ago

yeah heated floor.. I told Santa I wanted one and she almost kicked in the ..well you know :)

So instead the Modine Hot Dawg Heater is on my list to Santa.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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printman

72 posts in 2572 days


#8 posted 1959 days ago

Don’t forget the dust collection layout in your tool placement. Even if you don’t have one now plan for it because it is an important health issue. I’m talking about the duct work.

-- St. Louis - just a cut away from finishing!

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