Building a workshop has been a life long dream for me. Now, back in the UK. I'm building a new workspace from the ground up from scratch.

Any Questions you have please leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to get back to them plus I'll add them to and tips video that will come in the future.


How much was it?

So keeping tools our of the pricing In total it came to around £1200 But this includes extra wood to make workbenches too. It's 2.9m by 2.9m . Has a close to 7-degree pitch and highest point is 2.49m. Keep in mind that I have completely over-engineered this workshop for 3 reasons. 1. I'm in Scotland and I get a lot of rain so I had to have a pitch on my roof. 2. I'm close to the sea and there is a field with an unobstructed prevailing wind so I get gusts of wind up to gale force 9 pretty regularly. I had to keep room for 100mm rockwool to make sure I could stay warm and more importantly that I would not bug the neighbours too much.

Where is the power?

All electrics are now in using office conduit. I got a pro for this as I'm not going to take responsibility for electrical work till I've got some real training. I'm sure you can see the conduit in some of my other videos. It goes right around the workspace.

Your Door is upside down…

Funny story really…
Yup that is pretty much how I got the door plus I only really had one option to mount it as I wanted it to open outward to give me a little bit more room for larger projects in the future. Thanks for the heads up thou. I did spend about 20 minutes just looking at the door to think of which way round I should mount the freaking thing…. but oh well it works and it only cost me £5 so beggars can't be choosers.

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    1. Cheers, Lighting and power wise I have office style 4” conduit doing right around the wall with a total of 16 plugs. and 2 4000 Lumin led strip lights. I got a pro to put those in for me.

  1. Two little things:
    1) that’s an awesome video well made and super entertaining
    2)how did it take you to build this beauty ?
    Thanks again and keep pushing !

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement Fabien.
      1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the video.
      2. Honestly, if I was not filming it would of taken me about 4 – 7 days. Because I was filming it took around 14 days of work but 25 days of time due to bad weather.

  2. Good job!!! Keep in mind that sheds get very hot in the summer season without the correct ventilation and to reduce the heat from coming in add reflective window film for security too.

  3. Mine started off as a workshop and sort has a work bench that converts into a table, but now its a proper big bar with ufh polished concrete floor TV full internet settees laser lights. and a mental sound system…Be careful lads this can get out of hand… lol

  4. I have a few questions (in jest) that I didn’t see answered in your excellent video or in the video description!
    1. What are the external dimensions of your helper?
    2. Was she available at your local industrial supplies depo or was she special order only?
    3. Was clothing an added cost?
    4. Did she come with instructions?
    5. Did she come with an extended warranty or did your have to pay extra for a life time guarantee?
    6. Does she follow directions?
    7. Would your recommend one like her to others or is she cost prohibitive?

    Only kidding!!!

  5. As a quick insight to my background and knowledge of coatings, I was a spray painter at Disneyland in california for a decade or so but with the paint department for twenty-six years.
    If you can get your shop at least three or four feet high and it can be SAFELY blocked up and secured I recommend you rent an airless spray painter and apply the coating that way – we used bitumastic on the lower exterior surface of the ‘submarines’ we had, and inside of the trains steam tanks as well, and several other areas where deterioration due to water/rust or rot were a concern.
    But two things to know is, NEVER “test” the pressure of an airless gun like painter’s do with an air supplied spraygun – YOU WILL LOSE YOUR FINGERS! as the pressure will flay (cut) your skin from the bone and this happened to one of our “Journeyman” painters no-less.
    The second thing is some people are VERY sensitive to bitumastic coming in contact with their skin so make sure you use a heavy duty spray suit, rubber gloves and proper spray mask if you decide to do this your self but if you don’t want to spray it, get a brush similar to the ones used to wash a car with because they cover much better than a mop and will be much more manageable than a mop will be.
    Best of luck and if you have any questions contact me at:

    1. Hey Mark,
      Well in a nut sell all my choices for this build were primarily for sound insulation. Fibreglass would be great for heat but sort of sucks for sound and tin… I’m in Scotland it rains a lot. To much noise for me to handle with. I hope that sort of explains my choices. Cheers

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