Monday, December 10, 2018

How to build a garden office: Part 4 (video)


Continuing the excellent series by Richard Fearon which started last month here.

If this is whetting your appetite for building your own garden office, then keep a look out for more updates on the Haynes Shed Manual which I've been working on this year with John Coupe. The latest position is that it's been delivered to the publishers, gone through the first copy edit successfully, and is now at the final design stage. We hope to bring you at least the cover by the end of this year before it's out in the shops next spring.

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Sunday, December 09, 2018

Garden office for pilot trainer






We've always said that you can run pretty much any kind of business from a garden office (within reason) and this latest example from eDEN Garden Rooms underlines that motto. It belongs to a client who runs a pilot training business from his 7m x 3mgarden office in Whitstable, Kent. As well as clearing the site, removing an existing shed, installing screw pile foundations and then building a boundary-to-boundary garden office, the key element was plenty of hidden electric sockets in the floor, required to run various screens and other electronic items simultaneously (and reliably). ------------------------------------
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Friday, December 07, 2018

Garden office safety and insurance


The AA is encouraging people to consider their shed and garden office safety with a new video (see below). One particularly interesting point they make is that if you ensure that you lock up your shedlike atmosphere then you’re covered by your home insurance.

Highlights from their report include:

  • the contents of the average UK shed are worth around £2,000
  • when keeping expensive items in your shed/garden office, if the cost is more than £1,500 then they need to be declared as a specified item
  • Granny flats/annexes are also covered under home insurance unless the building is self-sustained or shares a separate postcode to the main house
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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Joanne Harris: Shedvent


One of the most famous current shedworkers, novelist Joanne Harris, is running an excellent daily series on Twitter this month which she's calling Shedvent. Do click along and see what's behind each door. Here's today's:
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018

How to build a garden office - part 3 (video)


Continuing the series by Richard Fearon which started last week here.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Arron Banks and the garden office/writing room debate


Those of you not on Twitter may have missed the current garden office/writing room debate kicked off by Brexit campaigner Arron Banks (although now he's kind of changed his tune) who criticised JK Rowling for having a writing room. As everything always does on Twitter, it's all kicking off and as you will not be surprised to learn, entirely against Mr Banks's position. Here are a few comments (warning, there is some poor language in the following tweets):





You can catch up on the whole sorry spectacle on Twitter here.

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Monday, December 03, 2018

Noel Edmonds: shedworker


Noel Edmonds, most recently seen on our screens in the I'm A Celebrity jungle, is also something of a shedworker, basking in his lovely build from Arctic Cabins - there's a nice shot of it, top, and you can just see it peeping out in the image below too. MSN has more shots of the interior and exterior of his home if you're really keen. -------------------------------------------------
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Sunday, December 02, 2018

Beach hut advent calendar opens its doors


Maybe for the last time, the Beyond Church beach hut advent calendar in Brighton and Hove opened its first doors this weekend. Here's Hut 17 owned by Sarah Sutherland-Rowe (more images of it here) created in collaboration with children from All Saints Hove - it featured an angel with wings made from the children's handprints, and a modern day dress Mary and Joseph. If you can make it to the daily openings for the rest of Advent, the organisers would be delighted to see you and offer you a warming drink and a mince pie. You can also follow for pictures.
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