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Robin's Rest

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  • Cost of shedbuild:

    £150 to £249

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THIS SUMMERHOUSE COME SHED IS MADE FROM OLD WOODEN PALLETS THAT WE BROKE DOWN TO CREATE PANELS THAT ONE PERSON CAN EASILY MOVE AND THEY JUST SCREW TOGETHER. IT MEASURES 27 FEET LONG APPROX. BY 9.5 FEET WIDE APPROX AND IS 3 METRES HIGH AT THE PEAK. THE FRAME IS MADE SO THAT THE TIMBERS ARE UNDER COMPRESSION MAKING IT AS STRONG AS STEEL, JUST AS WELL WITH 3 TONS OF ROOF TILES ON TOP. I ALSO DREW ON MY EXPERIENCE IN TIMBER FRAME INSULATION BY FITTING A BREATHABLE MEMBRANE ON THE OUTSIDE UNDER THE PLANKS THEN INSULATED INSIDE AND PUT VAPOUR BARRIER IN BEFORE I CLAD IT. ALL THE WINDOWS ARE FREE (RECYCLED) AND EVEN CAME WITH KEYS IN THEIR LOCKS. THE ROOF TIMBERS, FELT AND TILES I BOUGHT FROM A BUILDER AT THE END OF THE JOB HE WAS ON (FOR VERY LITTLE). ALL THE OTHER MATERIALS I HAD LYING ABOUT OR WAS GIVEN TO UPCYCLE.

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I BUILT THIS SUMMERHOUSE/SHED TO KEEP MYSELF BUSY AFTER I LOST MY JOB, IT TOOK APPROX, 6 MONTHS TO BUILD. THE DAY I FINISHED IT, I GOT A NEW JOB STARTED IT, THEN COLLAPSED THE SAME DAY WITH KIDNEY STONES STUCK IN MY TUBES AND WAS SACKED THE NEXT DAY. SO I GOT TO RECUPERATE IN MY NEW SUMMERHOUSE WHICH HELPED ME TO RECOVER.

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