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Garden Workshops - What makes a workshop shed a good workshop shed?
Useful Information : Garden Workshops – What makes a workshop shed a good workshop shed?
A good workshop shed is one that affords space to work, light, sanctity, security and comfort especially if you are planning on spending long periods of time in your workshop.
Never under estimate the size required, obviously there are constraints on the actual size of the space available but wherever there is choice always go for a larger option as you will always need that extra space. Also you want to be comfortable in the space, working in too small a space will make your workshop less enjoyable.
The quality of your building is a choice that should be carefully considered. In the case of the workshop where tools and equipment of value will be stored, you need to ensure their security and condition. A damp free, sturdy and pleasant working space is essential and therefore the quality is too. Points to consider on quality are:
- a good solid base
- a strong floor
- heavy duty cladding making a strong building
- joinery made doors and windows
- guttering to ensure no splashback to the bottom boards of your workshop
- lining and insulation
- roof material, a heavy duty felt or another quality alternative such as cedar shingles, tiles or a green roof.
- toughened glass
- bars at the window to prevent burglars climbing through
- a heavy duty lock
- anti vandal screws to prevent a burglar taking the door off.
- a sturdy structure
Kitting it out
Plan your interior well. Dealing with a company that you can talk directly to the person designing your building so as to have more of a say and discuss the options and layout will make all the difference. Consider the following:
- light, as much as you need being careful not to under estimate and windows opening to ensure a flow of fresh air.
- positioning of your workbench
- a partition for a separate storage space
- installing an electrical package to suit your requirements
- shelving and storage