The original idea of the shed was to create a space for my daughters who love writing to work and create in. This was inspired by their love of Roal Dahl as he did most of his writing in a shed so responded to a requested from the girls and built one. We have experienced a bit of project creep and it can be used by everyone and has my books in as well. Also I aimed to make it out off as many recycled or free items as possible , to have a green roof and to have at least one bubble window......all achieved! The neighbours gave it a number of names including the pink pagoda and the Observatory because of the bubble, we liked this and have stuck with it.
The shed took a year to build and was solely built and designed by me(a gardener) apart from the electrics. sometimes I had to wait to find the right materials before I moved forward or had other priorities set for me! i.e. inside the house or the kids ... I was inspired by the local vernacular i.e. the neighbours summerhouse and its octagonal. The roof was a rakish angle green roof and this was one of the biggest challenges, working out and creating a roof that would hold up the green roof and have a hole on top for the bubble. I believe its Buckinghamshires answer to the Cistern chapel! LOL List of materials and source as follows:Frame for walls was bought fence posts - seemed sensible..Walls where made from the kick boards form the out side of hockey pitch that was being refurbished- freeInsulation for walls from roofing refurb job at work- freePlaster board spare from job in garage years ago- freeSkirting here when we moved in freeFlooring from skip free, covered in cheap bought laminateRoof carcassing old scaffold boards , fence posts and bit of bought woodPly for roof 8o% from skipWindows from skip freeDoor from Mums garage freeDoor Handle surplus from building work herePaint mostly left overs from house jobs freeRubber from roof from skip from roofing project at work freeOther wood from skip.freeBubble and green roof purchasedTable from skip and up cycled freeChairs and pictures for friends house clearance and preloved freeLight bought, does include an up cycled phone
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