This is a working studio built to serve three purposes, originally to store materials in whilst my house extension was being built, also as a Drawing Studio where I turn measurements that I have made for the West Somerset Railway's Heritage Trust carriages project coaches into working drawings, and also as a hide to be able to watch the many birds especially during nesting season.
The shed studio is 3.8 metres by 2.85 metres and is fully lined and insulated, and equipped with electric heating and lighting so is able to be used throughout the whole year. The roof is made of polycarbonate, windows were glazed with double glazing units given to me by a local glazing firm free of charge and I actually designed the studio around the windows. The only item in the structure of the shed which was bought as a unit was the framed Ledged and braced door. Many of the internal electrical fittings were either recycled items or items that I never used in the house extension. In addition to the four small windows being able to be opened, there are also two extract fans to extract surplus heat during the summer when the studio can become very warm. The drawing studio also doubles as a library, housing the many reference books and magazines that I have accumulated over the years. These are housed partly on shelves, and partly in former kitchen units recycled from completely upgrading my kitchen during the time of the house extension. All of the external wood is treated with Ultimate Country Oak wood preserver.
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