Why have I only just found this thread? With the biodiversity crisis in mind I think you should leave the walls alone. It's the biggest insect hotel I've ever seen!
Frame hung and wall ready for siding. Having looked at the foundations, there'll still be plenty of living spaces for the various critters.
I have found the Wera impact bits to be just about the best out there.
I'll have a look at them. The Wurth non impact ones have worked fine too.
Door is hung. It looks okish. Would have preferred matching stuff that followed the same lines, but this was free and the building is crooked anyway
Great to see people cracking on with things without too much hesitation!
BiL was away for half an hour picking up his kids. And on the way back he sorted 7 NOS fake Velux skylights for the workshop. Guess we'll have to open up to the roof (don't know the English term)...
They were free too!
Thanks. We continually have to remind ourselves that it's just a shed, so it just need to work. And if the side that facing the garden looks half way decent that's plenty.
Got the corner closed up except for the final flashing/trim piece.
Ordered a fancy WiFi controlled air source heat pump too with 3-4 weeks delivery time. Gives me enough time to sort out a foundation for it.
As much as I believe that analog TV signals are the way forward, the massive antenna had to go
The whole point in cleaning up that side og the shop and putting in a door is to cut the hedge down and have a nice patio with a view
just catching up with the updates, that bat was a highlight
Almost got the new temporary bike shed sorted today. Just need the concrete to set and rest of the siding to be hung.
How are you weatherproofing the OSB siding?
Just basic exterior wood paint. The original siding has lasted 25+ years that way. The siding on the bike shed is actually some of the old siding from when I redid the insulation on the rear.
Hang the door with the head height set to match the window, and have a small step over the sill?
The window height was determined by the workbench height underneath. As there is a 20-30 cm step down from the door, I think a 10-15 cm step up on the inside would feel really strange. Luckily it's not visible from the house, so we'll just leave it be and live with the weird lines.
Foundation for the heatpump done.
...which turned out to be perfect timing as the heatpump is coming Tuesday.
Ours are just placed on top of two leca blocks.
The inside is still an on and off mess so I built 5 meters of worktop with a shelf underneath. Piled all the stuff in the shop onto it which finally gave us some free space. Then filled that space with a rather large workable as I had some stuff to build for a customer.
Yeah. Halfway through digging and pouring we looked at each other and wondered why we didn't just put down a couple of pavers. But we got some exercise and found out that half a ton of gravel will easily fit in the back of my new car.
The plan for the rear has been changed slightly as we are now building a wooden deck.
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