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Old 18-09-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hey there , Im Currently planning a New shed build on my Property and would like a bit of feedback and maybe some ideas , Currently the Size is 7mx8.1mx3.4mH , Do you think this will be a sificient size for general Automotive work/Restoration/Engine Building ? i will be installing a 2 post Car Hoist .




I would love some Feedback and ideas cheers
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:34 PM   #2
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Build it big enough to install a 4 post as well. Then you car park one car under another..
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #3
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Too small, ideally. Whatís your wall height - or is that the 3.4?

Aim for 35į roof to maximise airspace or loft storage.
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:47 PM   #4
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Rule of thumb when building a shed is, build it bigger than you think you need or you'll constantly regret you didn't.
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:48 PM   #5
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Go as big as you can. You'll fill the space. I have 16x10x3.5(at edges so about 4m in middle) and it's still sometimes a pain. Also, plan to chuck a crapper and a kitchenette in it, it's a game changer
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Old 18-09-2019, 07:54 PM   #6
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Also, if you are going custom, plan it to 8m lengths of rhs and you'll end up with portal frames about my size with no offcut
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:32 PM   #7
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Ventilation. Not so much for sniffing fumes, but more trying to keep the inside temp of the shed closer to the outside temp then being a sweat box in summer. Insulation and whirly gigs work, but whirly gigs only do so much. So, granted my house is built like a house not a shed, but im making the safe assumption your shed will have power. One thing that i wired into my house is an exhaust fan on a thermostat. So the mushroom housing protrudes through the roof tiles. The thermostat is set at 40 degrees, being a house, 40 for the temp in the ceiling space is around 28. It doesnt cool the house, but it prevents it getting more then a handfull of degrees warmer then outside. So i dont run mine off a switch. Its straight off the thermostat for my house, but i tend to live in my house every day. An in a sweaty shed working away, being slightly less sweaty working away in the warmer months may be of a minor advantage.
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Old 18-09-2019, 08:56 PM   #8
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go as big as u can afford and fit.mine is 15*25 with 3.6walls at 10deg pitch which gives 5m in the centre(about 4.8 clearspace)if u ever want to get on the roof 10deg is good 22deg is most house roofs which can be a bit slippery at that angle.def another vote here for a toilet ,ive got a kitchen and shower as well which comes in handy.ive had to build another shed as i have a compulsive toy buying dissorder and ran out of room
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Old 18-09-2019, 09:14 PM   #9
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Cheers for the feedback, the design at the moment is 3.4 high walls with 15degree pitch , I'm starting to intrude on my back yard space a little. At 8.1 long by 7m wide will this be big enough for worship space ? , I'd love to go bigger but the property size is only 750m2 , and yes the shed will be powered , including 3 phase
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At 8.1 long by 7m wide will this be big enough for worship space ?
Depends on the size of your congregation.

A car, dismantled, requires practical workspace equal to at least three whole cars.
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I'm starting to intrude on my back yard space a little. At 8.1 long by 7m wide will this be big enough for worship space ?
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Old 19-09-2019, 07:17 AM   #12
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By definition a shed can only ever be adequate. It can never be sufficient.
You will fill whatever you build.
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