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Garden Lab

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  • Cost of shedbuild:

    More than £1000


We own a dental practice and IT/media business and decided to start making lab work from home. Having used every last inch of space in the house, we looked to our large log-cabin-style shed, full of junk, with dreams of what it could be! The junk is gone and the first 1m is still shed with a 'dirty' workbench, but the rest of the shed is now a fully insulated clean laboratory, with double glazing and under-floor heating. There's a clean workbench with dental lab kit at one end and an antistatic IT work area at the other. Best of all, it overlooks the tortoise enclosure!

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The shed was new in about 2015, built to replace a seriously dilapidated shed half the size. Given the cost of fully insulating and fitting out the shed, we decided to give it a coat of long-lasting exterior varnish (but I won't mention the brand!) which matched the colour of the wood-effect uPVC windows. We had electricity professionally installed in the shed a few years ago, but we did the rest of the work ourselves. I shoot videos of computer builds and other IT projects in the lab on my 'Patrick Unique Tech Boutique' channel.

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