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Go -Go's Shed

  • Sheddie:

    derek j. baker
  • Location:

    Poole - Dorset
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Features

The original shed/summerhouse is on righthand side in the photograph.This part dates from the 1920's is double skinned,t and g cladded inside and very heavy construction.It has a stable type door in both sides,.It was originally fitted underneath with a circular rail track to enable the summerhouse to be turned to face the sun.I added the lefthand side which is my workshop.The fancy fascia boarding was the original design to the summerhouse and I replicated this on the extension.Decking to the front overlooks my garden pond and waterfalls.It just heaven to spend time in and around this building and to observe all the wild life activities around the pond and our lovely garden.I do not plan to duplicate any facilities or services of the house (other than electricity)and intend for the shed to very basic thereby getting away from the trappings of domesticity.Huckleberry Finn-watch out! GO Go's about.

Other info

I clad the shed with featheredge fencing type strip pine. and wood shingle tiles to the vertical front elevation.The workshop windows are of a high quality and double glazed.( I picked up these windows and the stable door very cheaply from a surplus store.I clad the roof with very heavy quality felting in three layers.In order to reduce the visual size impact I incorporated a small are of flat roof to the front.This roof has been laid with heavy ply and fibre resin based waterproof covering.The building inside is well insulated and connected to mains electricity.

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