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Big Blue

Excitement in middle age....

I'm buying a new shed this year and have sourced one. I'm mad keen on it and it hasn't arrived yet, an most like likely won't until Whitsun when I get this year's skip to rip out T5's bedroom.

Loglap pent shed with heavy duty floor, central double doors, solar lighting and tool hooks. Beats going to football (at the moment especially!) any day.
simonp

Congrats. What the fuck is Whitsun?
Humphrey The Pug

you are turning into Tina's dad, he got excited about sheds (part of the reason that we don't see him anymore!)
Racing Teatray

I'd love a shed, but if I installed one, there would be no space left for the garden...
JohnC

I might need to buy a new shed too. I was in the shed about 10 days ago and there was a bit too much movement in the floor for my liking. There is also a small hole in one end where it has rotted through and the roof needs attention.

On the other hand a couple of days and some nice weather and I could sort most of the problems for another few years at least.
Big Blue

simonp wrote:
Congrats. What the fuck is Whitsun?


A festival denoted in the Anglian calendar and celebrated in the UK with a Bank holiday at the end of May / beginning of June to celebrate the 7th Sunday after Easter when the Holy Spirit came down amongst the disciples. It's when Morris dancers are supposed to get on round the pole.
Martin

I don't think I could excited about a shed, but that does sound like a good one.  We've had the landscapers in to rip everything out of our garden and start again from scratch (including new turf), which leaves plenty of space on the lower level for a shed.  However everything fits into the garage, leaving enough space for the Boxster, so I don't need one.  I don't really know what I would put in a shed anyway, as they aren't very secure?
Bob Sacamano

Racing Teatray wrote:
I'd love a shed, but if I installed one, there would be no space left for the garden...


You could rent it out for a grand a month though.
Blarno

My new house is not likely to have a garage, so I'll be shedding pretty soon after moving in. I'll likely build my own though.
Giant

Blarno wrote:
My new house is not likely to have a garage, so I'll be shedding pretty soon after moving in. I'll likely build my own though.


I too would like to build my own, but material costs are greater than the cost of a half decent shed so makes no sense to do so!
Martin

Blarno wrote:
My new house is not likely to have a garage, so I'll be shedding pretty soon after moving in. I'll likely build my own though.


I'm surprised a garage isn't one of your non-negotiables.  Are you moving out of Middlewich / closer to work?
Blarno

Sadly a garage isn't in our price range. 3 beds and a quiet location is more important. Staying in Middlewich as both the girls' friends are here, plus Lottie starts school this year and she's pretty much guaranteed to get into the same school as Phoebe.

I only really need a garage for my tools, timber and trailer.


Re: Costs of materials - I have contacts in the building industry, so sourcing materials cheaply is not an issue. Plus, I'll be aiming to build a larger shed than most shed companies offer...
PG

Martin wrote:
I don't think I could excited about a shed...


Give it time....  
Martin

PG wrote:
Martin wrote:
I don't think I could excited about a shed...


Give it time....  


It always good to have something to look forward to.  
gonnabuildabuggy

Blarno wrote:
Sadly a garage isn't in our price range. 3 beds and a quiet location is more important. Staying in Middlewich as both the girls' friends are here, plus Lottie starts school this year and she's pretty much guaranteed to get into the same school as Phoebe.

I only really need a garage for my tools, timber and trailer.


Re: Costs of materials - I have contacts in the building industry, so sourcing materials cheaply is not an issue. Plus, I'll be aiming to build a larger shed than most shed companies offer...


How big? You can find sheds in virtually any size and very cost effectively I reckon.

My regret is not buying double the size when we bought out last one, I'm presently pondering buying a new one that's twice the size.
Blarno

Well, I currently have a double garage, so equal in size would be great, space allowing of course.
Big Blue

Blarno wrote:
Well, I currently have a double garage, so equal in size would be great, space allowing of course.


This place will make you one any size:

www.summergardenbuildings.co.uk
DetmoldDick

Blarno wrote:
Well, I currently have a double garage, so equal in size would be great, space allowing of course.


Will you need planning permission?
Bob Sacamano

I've always fancied a shed. My plan a few years ago, hatched while drinking with my next door neighbour and the one from across the back was to install a shed at the intersection of our three fences, with three doors opening onto the respective gardens. We'd all chip in for a flat screen TV and a fridge of beers and have our own pub. With an outside portaloo I reckoned I'd rarely have to go home.
Blarno

Big Blue wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Well, I currently have a double garage, so equal in size would be great, space allowing of course.


This place will make you one any size:

www.summergardenbuildings.co.uk


That kind of goes against my mantra of "Don't pay anyone to build anything you can build yourself"

I like having a crack at building things, gives me an enormous sense of wellbeing.

(I sometimes feed the sparrows, too...)
Michael

What about the pigeons?
Blarno

After I've put my trousers on and had a cup of tea.
simonp

We had a shed at our last house and it was stupidly cheap. I can't believe the company we got it from could've stayed in business very long because the prices were so good. I'm sure we only paid 200 quid for an 8'x10' ship lap shed and that included them building it and then staining it the colour of your choice.

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