Timber Workshops – What To Look For

Do you have extra space in your garden or yard that you want to put to good use? Are you in need of additional workspace, a weekend hobbyist or one who has a passion for do-it-yourself projects? When you are serious about the things that you do, whether they are projects for home use or…

Do you have extra space in your garden or yard that you want to put to good use? Are you in need of additional workspace, a weekend hobbyist or one who has a passion for do-it-yourself projects? When you are serious about the things that you do, whether they are projects for home use or hobby skills that bring in extra income, you need a good place to work. And one of the best places to work at home is a warm, dry and cozy workshop.

Timber workshops can also be called timber garages, garden offices or even garden sheds. These are wooden buildings with a wide door and windows all around. These are good buildings that can provide you with extra workspace. Timber workshops are not limited to being used as a workshop for your projects. Garden workshops are very versatile and can be used as extra storage space

If you are planning to buy a wooden workshop to install in your garden, be sure to check the standards first to see to it that you are getting a good-quality wooden workshop. Check that the workshop uses fully enriched timbers for its exterior and interior walls and eaves, that there is adequate guttering, and have onduline roof, shingles or heavy-duty mineral melt. 'Onduline' is a type of lightweight but tough corrugated roofing material that is suitable for any type of weather.

Be sure to check also that the timber framing uses 75 mm by 50 mm or 3 inches by 2 inches fully treated wood. A high quality timber workshop should have builders' lining paper in the construction of its walls. Insulation and double glazing is sometimes needed in timber workshops for extra warmth during the winter months.

While timber workshops are made to standard specifications for ease of manufacture and to keep costs down, they can also be made according to the customer's requirements and can later be expanded if necessary. Standard height for timber workshops start from around 2.1 meters (approx. 7 ft.) Ranging to individual requirements. Timber workshops are normally found to be rectangular in shape, however, depending on the space you have available they can be custom-built to any specification. Standard sizes range from approx. 5.5 meters (18 ft.) In length by 3 meters (approx 10 ft.) Width to 7.3 meters (24 ft.) By 4.2 meters. (14 ft.).

Wooden workshops are intended for erection onto concrete slab or brick plinths, but can be supplied with wooden floors if necessary. Shelving, partitions and other improvements are separate and will usually depend on what purpose you intend to use the timber workshop for.