Monday, March 04, 2019

How to build a garden office

Tracy Goodyear is Head of English at King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls in Birmingham and is also in the process of building her own garden office as she is documenting on her website The Learning Addict. As well as a self-build, it's also as upcycled/recycled as possible. Here's a snippet:
I’ve done hours of research, watched numerous YouTube videos, learnt about foundations, breathable membrane and cedar cladding and now I’m ready. To buy, these offices would cost between £8,000-£12,000. I don’t have that sort of money. At the moment, I’m aiming for something that costs around £2000, and endless Tracy hours! A bit of ambition never hurt anybody!
It's a very engaging blog and updated as and when. Here's a recent update:
I’ve been amazed by the generosity of people when I’ve shared my ideas for the office build. The saying ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’ really is true… a colleague at work has a husband who runs building sites– I asked on the off chance that he may have access to some off cuts of Tyvek Housewrap. This stuff is quite expensive, but is needed as a breathable membrane in between the OSB board and the cedar cladding on the outside of the building. I was amazed when she came into work and said ‘ I’ve got a present for you’. Here it was, 100m of housewrap for the price of 4 bottles of Peroni. 
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