Workshop garage summer house

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  1. Chriscbr

    Chriscbr Active Member

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    Hi All
    I am looking to get a garage come summer house . Happy to pay around £2000 . I need to store bike and some fitness weights . Plus some space for general tinkering. Need it to be roughly the same size as a garage and plan to have it in the back garden. Any suggestions would be welcome Chris

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  2. blake7

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    have you considered a shipping container? Very secure and they do some that are insulated etc for under 2k. If you go wood, just get the best you can, make sure nice thick framework and decent thickness cladding.

    The other option would be a concrete garage, but then you have to put a decent base down for it so costs may be over your bugdet.
     
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    Cheers might go down the concrete type the shipping container might be an eyesore in the garden

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    You can spray it green and paint daisies all over it :D
     
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    Don't know costs, but you can get shipping container type security cabins now with different cladding a on them to make them more easy on the eye.

    If that's a none starter, I'd go for a concrete sectional garage. Big step up in security from timber building.
     
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    Asguard do a decent big shed, but it may not be big enough?
     
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    Be aware some of the all metal ones like keter for example can suffer badly from condensation.
     
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    I've got a concrete shed, a lot smaller than a garage but I can get 3 bikes in comfortably (5 at a real push). Plenty of storage space and a big steel bench. If you go this route I would recommend you insulate and line it with plywood and fit a frost heater. Bikes are bone dry, never even a hint of condensation. Seriously secure too!
     
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    This is my asgard metal garage to give you an idea on size. Mine is the standard one but they do bigger ones. I've had it nearly 2 years now and there has been no condensation issues so far.
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    I have the same model.
    Could fit 2 bikes in there I'm sure. Never tried it, but my pushbike goes in with plenty of room.

    Had mine 3 years and no condensation, but it collects a fair amount of spiders.
    I have the 3 shelf configuration and the Fireblade still fits in with plenty of room away from the doors.

    One thing I would recommend is painting the inside of it white. It made a huuuge difference in being able to see at the back of the shed easily during daylight and at night I have battery LED's for illumination which were useless before it was painted.
     
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    This was mine after it was painted, but I left the contact surfaces unpainted (shelves, hooks and the panel struts)
    One door open to see how much light gets in there.
     
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    That's a great idea cheers mate, what paint did you use? I have a linkable strip light fastened to the roof and on a plug for lighting which I'm going to extend across the roof but the painted interior is a great idea.
     
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    I'm considering which way to go for my new bike shed too.
    Looking at the Asgard and similar I have to say a bespoke shaped and sized brick structure seems a lot better and cheaper.
    Both need a proper base anyway and a brick one can have steel security doors added.
    Obviously brick is messy and/or you need workmen but I do think a far better job.
     
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    I thought that too but my thinking was if I move house I could just dismantle my asgard and take it with me.
     
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    Ah well, no contest then, that's the downside of brick.
    Also though, have a look at snap and bump proof lock barrels if your Asgard uses the Euro lock cylinder arrangement. The conventional Euro cylinder can be picked dead easy by those who know how.
     
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    That's why I have a ground anchor bolted thru the floor into the concrete too ; ) I thought the lock would be the weak spot too.
     
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    I just used 2 coats of regular gloss paint .... which I wouldn't recommend as it took about 2 months for the smell to go :D

    I didn't realise you could get a (virtually) odour free paint. I would have used that instead ... still gloss white tho.
     

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