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Ideal Size For A Workshop
« on: March 25, 2007, 03:19:55 PM »

I have just been told by management that I can have a new workshop/shed the question is what do you think is the best size I know that people will say, the biggest you can get, but it has to be remembered that is would need insulating , heating , lighting all of which get dearer as the size get larger. I have in mind a 20ft x 12ft or 20ft x 10ft open to sensible ideas
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 03:22:51 PM »

Move into the loft, Bob. All-weather modelling!

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 03:27:21 PM »

At your age dont take to long making your mind up Buddy ;D
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 03:46:01 PM »

I don't care how old I am I can't die I have too many boats to finnish off , and build , anyway Richard only the good die young  ::) ::) , can't move into the loft that is already spoken for
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 04:23:14 PM »



My first attempt at posting a piccy. This is my personal sweatbox, which is 17 ft x 8ft. Couldn't build onto the back of the garage because this is a conservation area and I'd need an act of Parliament to fetch up that b100dy flowering cherry tree.
Workshop is just about the right size, except like any room your stuff expands to fill it very quickly.
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 04:25:32 PM »

Mine was 17 X 12 must admit a bit extra would have been useful,

An empty shed looks gi-normas, till you get the benches all round and the shelving
 the centre bench for delicate jobs,

Pillar drill, belt sander, grinder, then Two lathes. er! an extention needed.  but it was cosy and fully insulated a greenhouse heater completed the job.

so I think your 20X12 is a good size, ask when you order it I got an extra foot at the same price,
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 04:43:05 PM »

Bob,
It really has to be as large as you can.
As has been said, by the time you get the bench, shelves etc, the available spare space is reducing all the time.
Even insulating eats up space.
I work in a double garage and dont have enough room, but bloody cars have to fit as well.

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2007, 04:48:19 PM »

I have at the moment got a 16ft x 10ft and with all the boats , lathe , sawbench and numerous other tools it is a bit tight for room . The idea is to give the old workshop/shed over to her in the kitchen as a potting shed come covered area to keep all the gardening tools and lawnmowers , and our bikes and tandem , have had some prices for a 20ft x 12ft pent roof shed and by the time I have put electrics in and insulated it there isn't much change from 2000 but they don't put pockets in shrouds and the graveyard if full of rich people and I suppose it isn't as much as some spend on their holidays each year
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 05:59:59 PM »

Bob

Get the biggest you can afford/fit into garden. The only trouble is that your work/boat collection will grow into whatever space you've got.  :(

Doug

PS You can always leave it to me in your will  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2007, 06:41:47 PM »

Quote from Tug  "ask when you order it I got an extra foot at the same price"

So you'll be changing your name to Jake now ??? ;D

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Who works in a draughty, uninsulated garage hence spends much time on here ;D
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2007, 06:51:05 PM »

When it is this cold you got it  :)

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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2007, 06:57:24 PM »

Hi Doug
    Will think about it depends how much rum you ply me with at Skipsea  ::)
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2007, 06:58:46 PM »

Danny I would be pleased with an extra foot whatever the time of year or temp. :o
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2007, 07:31:03 PM »

The biggest shed you can fit in the space you have and has been said earlier you WILL always fill it up and it wont be big enough !!


My shed Workshop approx 30' X 15' and full of junk !  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2007, 07:45:40 PM »

Hi Doug
    Will think about it depends how much rum you ply me with at Skipsea  ::)
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Bob

Unfortunately, not going to make it this year.  :(  Have a good time.

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2007, 07:51:58 PM »

shane - I spy with my little eye - something beginning with B sitting on the bench

do you feed him  ;D

have a look at this link

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

aye
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2007, 08:01:53 PM »

What a strange link  ;D ;D

The Badger is an inheritence from a dear departed friend who was into taxidermy .
I have no idea what I am going to do with it !

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2007, 08:10:54 PM »

Danny I would be pleased with an extra foot whatever the time of year or temp. :o
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FOOT ??  ::) ;D
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« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2007, 09:07:44 PM »

Foot as in feet and inches and her in the kitchen   ........I'll leave you to make the connection between the two Richard
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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2007, 06:46:53 AM »

When I built my new workshop I had the intention of storing all the garden tools there. I put a 2m. wide roller shutter in at one end to be able to drive my rather large diesel mower in and out. However, after fitting out the shop the mower now lives in one of the garages!

Big enough is never enough!

One tip I will give you is to try and arrange for a couple of pendant power points, Since doing so I have found that having a socket just above head height is very convenient, more flexible, the cables of appliances are less of a nuisance and it is much safer.

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Re: Ideal Size For A Workshop
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2007, 09:29:10 AM »

Why not kill two birds with one stone? Buy a 1:1 scale boat and you will find that for most of the year it actually turns into a workshop.  ??? ???
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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2007, 10:56:47 AM »

Just a thought.

A friend of mine had a large shed, about 25x12. But it was split into 3 rooms. 2 small one large.

One was used for storage. The other two were work areas, but if it got cold he would move into one (less heating) and close the door.
This also has the option for heating one for paintshop or poxy duties when things are a bit cool. It also means you can do stinky stuff, leave a door open but still hide in the warm of another room.

The shed wasn't rectangular either which opens up some possibilities.
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« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2007, 11:35:15 AM »

I just open the door to my workshop, throw stuff in quick and shut it again before everything inside falls out.   My dearly beloved (HAHAHAHAHAARGH) has suggested the local dump.  bigH
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« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2007, 12:41:07 PM »

I just open the door to my workshop, throw stuff in quick and shut it again before everything inside falls out.   My dearly beloved (HAHAHAHAHAARGH) has suggested the local dump.  bigH

Sounds like spring cleaning and a trip to ebay may be in order  ;D ;D









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« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2007, 01:13:07 PM »

Shane - isn't that an airbrush on the bench - or if it's not no 'airbrush, perhaps a shaving brush in waiting. But all that space, and no motorbikes?
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