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    I used to be Cheeky UnCheeky Monkey's Avatar
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    Garden offices - any recent experience ?

    Has anyone looked into garden offices recently ?

    I'm considering one, which would need the same level of security as a modern house really to be useful (and insurable) to me, good light, warmth in winter and cool in summer - and ideally would be capable of being moved when moving house

    Oh, and if I could have the moon on a stick too, that would be nice

    Any starters for 10 ?

    I'll obviously do some googling too

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    I used to be Cheeky UnCheeky Monkey's Avatar
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    Anyone nicked half their double garage to turn that into an office space or similar ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnCheeky Monkey View Post
    Anyone nicked half their double garage to turn that into an office space or similar ?
    My BIL did the reverse - he built an office for his business in the garden but made it so a new owner could easily repurpose it as a garage or granny flat - effectively the wall where the garage door could be was timber with a large window so the opening was already there and no power or water pipes crossed this area. Obviously the construction/insulation etc. was the same as in a domestic building with a shower room already there and an area for a kitchen (used as an office) also provided with water and waste pipes.

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    He did this, so could you! :-)

    Hunter Davies: I’ve built a summerhouse for the autumn of my life

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/h...life-twfjftg73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Clamp View Post
    He did this, so could you! :-)

    Hunter Davies: I’ve built a summerhouse for the autumn of my life

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/h...life-twfjftg73
    Paywall :-)

    I need something which will be demountable is one of my problems

    Been looking at portable site buildings etc since last night

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    Dont know how strong you need this to be or how portable but we have used old steel shipping containers and converted to secure workshops. We have also made mobile offices for when we go to remote worksite . Typically these are insulated, have a/c, window, power & light through switch panel and just need external hook up. Standard shipping containers are 20' but range of sizes available.

    We have ours custom made/converted locally but I am sure that you could do yourself or have made.

    heres a quick compnay found with google.


    https://www.shippingcontainersuk.com...ar-containers/

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    I took the whole of a single garage. Put up a partition to make an office in one half and dive kit in the other (and household crap). I paid a guy locally to do the work. He 'found' some cheap insulation and I slapped on the paint. I loved it!

    Sadly, had to move house, now I am in a flat. But I have a council garage that I'm planning to make into a dive shed. What I don't have is running water to rinse the kit. I am wondering whether I can get a water container to put in the back of my car, then run a hose pipe off it. Anyone done something like that?

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    We have a cabin in our garden which has double glazing and Celotex insulation under the floor and beneath the roof tiles. It is 38mm wood and is a bit like adult lego - slots together. In theory it could be disassembled but I'm not sure I would like to try it. There's a lot of wood and you would need a large vehicle to shift it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t0by View Post
    Anyone done something like that?
    Yes 600l IBC in back of discovery for transporting oil.
    Sloshes a lot when half full.

    Why don't you put a water butt there to catch the rain water from the roof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFO View Post
    Why don't you put a water butt there to catch the rain water from the roof?
    Hmm. Interesting idea. It's in a row of garages, though. Might need to be a bit more 'discreet'.


 
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