• 'mancave' is ungendered and I will die on this hill

  • I think they made it clear not to call it a man cave.

  • Shall I get my wife to do a gender check on me..? Would that help?

  • Interlocking floor tiles? Provide some degree of insulation and barrier for moisture and might work ? https://www.garagetileshop.co.uk/product­/7mm-textured-interlocking-floor-tiles-p­er-m%C2%B2-premium

  • She-Shed

  • My other issue is that the floor is pretty rough. I'm half considering laying down dry sand to even things up a bit, running plastic sheet on top, then a tile like that.

  • For the floor in my conversion I had it totally floating; But I didn't have a threshold to worry about as I raised it up with brick and block work.

    Sheet DPM
    50mm foil backed insulation
    Another sheet DPM as a slip layer
    18mm T&G chipboard
    Cork tiles over that

    I do have a few progress photos.

  • This is precisely what I was thinking. It would raise it up about 3-4 inches at the entrance. So a small step which isn't the end of the world.

    The costs of this are getting a bit out of hand. There doesn't seem to be a cheap insulated option.

  • I opted for IKO Enertherm PIR 50mm. It wasn't cheap. I think I paid £35 a sheet; and it was 1200 x 2400.

    I will tell you something I did notice is that so many building sites seem to throw so much of it away. I was tempted to go around and ask for off cuts. I figured it it didn't need to be a continuous layer so why not save some dorrah.

    I'm very happy with how mine turned out. I was concerned that 50mm wasn't enough as it was directly on to a concrete slab like yours, but the combination of the insulation, chipboard and cork have worked really well. And I thoroughly recommend cork as a finish. I found a husband and wife run company in Croydon and they were excellent.

  • I think this the plan I'm going to try.

    Will think on the cork idea.

    Il try to scrounge as much material as possible.

  • Was away all weekend so not much real progress.

    I did start playing around with designs for the sofa though (may go wider than pictured, maybe 1500mm). Nothing complicated and made of ply with hardwood legs. Will order some foam and upholster the cushions.

    Based on the Hans Wegner daybed, with storage instead of the folding bed.


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Help me turn my new garage into a bike lounge (just don't call it a fucking mancave)

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