Wednesday, October 19, 2011

inShedulous: UPDATED

A step-by-step photo diary by Andrew Holmes of his garden office build which he's called 'inShedulous'. See the rest here and follow Andrew on Twitter where he's also tweeting the build. Here's what he says:
"I've been working from home for a number of years, moving from a cupboard in the bedroom (no elbow room), to the conservatory (too hot, too cold, too bright, too noisy, and I'm too messy), finally to the garage (no longer welcome - it's my wife's escape room).  Following the current trajectory seems to send me outside, and with my old friend Tom's (Fred the shed) encouragement, and with the blessing of Mrs H, the plan is to construct a shed which I can clutter up, without her having to look at it (the clutter, not the shed).

"Looked at a couple of different shed suppliers, and then ran the idea past my carpenter brother.  The original plan was to put an 8'x6' shed into the corner of the garden, and move the old tin shed around to make some space. But, after visiting an 8'x6' shed and imagining the junk I had to fill it with, the total outlay seemed huge compared to the gain. So, we looked again. In the end we decided that it would be better to fill the space on that side of the garden, so the shed is to be 16' along the back, with a depth of 8', and the front will be 12' long. The odd shaped left hand side will be used for storage, and the right hand side will be my space.

"Design and construction were handled by PlaygroundToys (part of Sawtry Cabinets) where my brother works. There are a few more days' worth of work to go before it's finished.  Recently we've added insulation to the office side in the roof, floor and walls. Electricity has been brought in via armoured cable (pig to work with), and network via outdoor grade cat5e.  Next up; plasterboard for walls, wiring in sockets, painting, fitting glass to the door (I smashed the first unit), and finding something warm for the floor.  Hopefully by the end of half term I'll no longer be cluttering up the house."

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