Having a dedicated workshop at home is the dream of many a hobbyist and professional alike, and with this guide you can make it a reality.
A garden shed is the ideal place for a workshop. With a solid base, damp-proofing, power and heating, the garden shed can be transformed into a safe, warm and dry workshop fit for any metalworker, carpenter, mechanic or tinkerer.
Details are in the full guide, but first here’s a summary of our step-by-step guide to converting an existing or new garden shed into your own fully-equipped workshop:
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Workshop shed conversion guide:
- Start planning. Create two lists: one detailing what you will Use your workshop for; the other listing your subsequent Requirements.
- Plan your workshop’s layout and size, based on your requirements, budget and available space.
- Assess the state of any current shed and the site you want to use.
- Make a job list showing who will do what and when, including what work, eg, plumbing and
electricity, needs professional help.
- Start the conversion with damp-proofing.
- Insulate walls, floor,and ceiling. Cover with ply, plasterboard or tongue and groove.
- Install electricity via mains, solar or wind power.
- Install lighting, choosing from fluorescent, halogen, LED or lamps.
- Install heating, choosing from tube heaters, under floor, portable radiators, convection heaters and wood stoves.
- Connect your shed to the internet via WiFi, mobile tethering, or powerline adapters.
- Connect to running water via the mains or a water butt.
- Make your shed secure.
- Install your chosen storage. Then move in equipment and tools.
- Decorate to your personal taste.
Download the guide now, and start creating your dream workshop.