- Building a block/brick shed TIPS?
Anyone have any experience of building a smallish block/brick shed/workshop?
Looking for your top tips to make it as painless as possible!
Pondered going for the quicker anmd easier wooden option, but would like the option of sticking the bikes in without being too easy to pinch, and will be happier with a more substantial structure.
It will be replacing an existing (but old and knackered) brickwork potting shed (so planning etc should be ok).
Circa 10m² footprint, 2m ish high.
Already have new foundations down.
I assume a few of you guys on here have already built similar? So any helpful info would be much appreciated 🙂
ThanksPosted 3 years agofootflapsSubscriber
A few 100 photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brf/sets/72157631470184020/
[url=https://flic.kr/p/n2LN6Z]Trellis, Gate and Fence[/url] by brf, on Flickr
Inside:Posted 3 years ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/dXwkJS]One coat on this half…[/url] by brf, on Flickr
Footflaps is a ‘tad’ more ambitious than what I had in mind 😀
Your workshop looks better put together than my house…
More along the lines of, no windows, one door, single pitch roof!
Foundations are in and solid, over engineered if anything (I got a bit carried away with the excavation!).
Good info wrightyson, was considering putting the door roughly centre of the 5m, with a pier either side.
cxthomson, I keep seeing those bricky things when i’m googling ‘how to lay bricks’ vids! Wasn’t sure if it was just an info-mercial, late night tv thing, or if it was actually any use! Does look handy though. Worth the cash?
Thanks for the input so far.Posted 3 years agostumpyjonSubscriber
I’ve just doubled my garage in brickwork. I found the brickie fairly useful although I didn’t use it exactly as intended. I found it made appling mortar on the previous row of bricks easier with it but then buttered the bricks as I laid them and used a string line and lump hammer to make sure they were placed correctly. Best advice is take your time and use an additive in the mortar to make it easier to work (makes it creamy and easy to spread but doesn’t make it runny).Posted 3 years agomrben100Member
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..It will be replacing an existing (but old and knackered) brickwork potting shed (so planning etc should be ok)….
Couldn’t establish from this whether you were seeking planning permission and thought it would pass straight through or you have determined it is permitted development and therefore won’t require it?
It’s worth double checking, just in case you have an awkward neighbour if nothing else.Posted 3 years agocxthompsonMember
The bricky was fantastic, once you’ve got the initial course completed it just slides along laying exactly the right thickness of pug. Really pleased, where abouts are you? Mine is languishing in the workshop which it built, having also built a big retaining wall and a conservatory. If you’re local you’re more than welcome to borrow..Posted 3 years ago
I should be covered by the permitted building regs, due to the small size and that i’m replacing an existing building. But, yep, def worth double checking.
The bricky looks pretty handy, sure it’ll pay for itself in timesaving. I’m in Aberdeen, so likely no where near you CXT? They’re on offer on the website now at £30 so not too bad if it saves a few hours faffing around.Posted 3 years ago
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