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How to turn your shed into a workshop

How to turn your shed into a workshop

Download your free guide to how to turn your shed into the perfect home workshop or hobby room.

Our practical guide offers you all the info you need to complete the conversion, including how to create a solid base for your workshop through to heating, lighting, insulation, and much more. Free to download and share – get your copy now.

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Workshop shed conversion guide:

  1. Start planning. Create two lists: one detailing what you will Use your workshop for; the other listing your subsequent Requirements.
  2. Plan your workshop’s layout and size, based on your requirements, budget and available space.
  3. Assess the state of any current shed and the site you want to use.
  4. Make a job list showing who will do what and when, including what work, eg, plumbing and
    electricity, needs professional help.
  5. Start the conversion with damp-proofing.
  6. Insulate walls, floor,and ceiling. Cover with ply, plasterboard or tongue and groove.
  7. Install electricity via mains, solar or wind power.
  8. Install lighting, choosing from fluorescent, halogen, LED or lamps.
  9. Install heating, choosing from tube heaters, under floor, portable radiators, convection heaters and wood stoves.
  10. Connect your shed to the internet via WiFi, mobile tethering, or powerline adapters.
  11. Connect to running water via the mains or a water butt.
  12. Make your shed secure.
  13. Install your chosen storage. Then move in equipment and tools.
  14. Decorate to your personal taste.
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Download the guide now, and start creating your dream workshop.


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