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  • Needs must. I live in a two bedroom flat,so a two in one solution is required.Cheers for any pics etc.

    UrbanHiker
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    Interested in this also.

    Premier Icon maxray
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    I am trying to design a 2 in 1 shed come office space. Hoping it won’t be rubbish at both! Will keep eyes on this thread for inspiration πŸ˜‰

    Looks like only a few of us are short of space.Is there any books with design ideas?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I’m no interior designer, but shirley ‘desk at one end, workbench & stand at t’other’ will work well?

    I’ll send an invoice for my fee.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Depends how much room you have. We built this a few years ago.


    Proposed site of door by Alex Leigh, on Flickr


    Beer Fridge Shrine by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    It’s no longer painted in that Orange!


    Office by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Office side about finished.

    I’m sat in the office side now, it’s a decent space. Workshop is also a good size and takes a few bikes πŸ™‚


    Workshop/Bike Store by Alex Leigh, on Flickr


    Workshop/Bike Store by Alex Leigh, on Flickr


    ShedOfDreams by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    Last pic is today. One before is five years ago. Notice not many of the same bikes!

    it’s needs a bit of R snd R looking back at these pics, and I’ve added a bit more storage. There are about 15 RC gliders in the rafters and some carefully packed spares in a bit of the roof we boarded out.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Appropriate name for the last photo, say I

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Alex – could you do me a favour and measure the distance of one bike hook to the next and also the vertical offset you’ve created?

    I’ve been trying to work out what to do on my shed wall without much success – there’s such variance between bikes (kids/adults/flats/drops/etc), but you seem to have got a good density of bikes in there πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon mangoridebike
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    Alex

    Looks great, was that a custom build or off the shelf?

    I’m looking into a similar thing at the moment so any additional information you’re able to share would be much appreciated. email in profile if you’re able to

    Thanks

    mcmoonter
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    Lovin’ Alex’s shed.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    Offset is about 35cm. That’s more how many hooks I needed divided by available wall space. But it worked out well even with the wider bars I have now. Easier as I can space these between Road/CX and my Daughter’s ickle Turner.

    The bikes on the far (left) end don’t get ridden much hence being placed on that side.

    Vertical distance, I just used the height of the hook which is about 25mm. Again works well, the 29ers need to be on the higher hooks. There’s *just* enough room for the 29inch wheels below the boarded out area in the rafters. Not by design.

    A company in Hereford did it for us. We insulated it ourselves (floor, roof, walls and we paid a sparky I think for two days to wire it. Cost was about 5.5k for materials and build which is pretty cheap. Windows aren’t great and I keep thinking about getting new ones, and the main door needs replacing as it’s warped. But in 5 years – other than giving it a coat of ducksback every spring, really done nothing to it at all.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    This year I’m going to finish painting the office – it was like working in a sauna in terms of the colour – three sides done in 5 years πŸ˜‰ and resand/reseal the floor in both sides, fit a new door and do some tidying up.

    We used plasterboard on the workshop side with battons behind for hooks etc but it’s looking a bit tired. I’m not plastering it tho! Might just get some new platerboard and do the worse bits again.

    @mango – email also in profile if you want more info (sizes etc). I’ll need to go dig out the paperwork so might take a while. There was a slab here already (for stables) so we used that. I really wanted to go the whole way to teh end of the slab but we ran out of money before we ran out of slab πŸ˜‰

    Oh I do remember asking the company you see on the way to Afan (old CP) to quote. Nice fellas, but wanted 20k!

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Thanks for the dimensions – I’ll see if it will work for me.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    The most important thing is to leave a space so you can get the frame tubes through without having to navigate a thicket of bars. I tend to stick the bike on the rear wheel, roll it in and lift it onto the hook. Still need to be a bit careful taking them down otherwise it’s all bars in spokes and that never ends well…

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Yep – bikes are spiky things.
    I had the really annoying realisation a while ago that a ‘heap of bikes’ leaned against the wall is about twice as space-efficient as hanging.
    Only downside is that you may need to move 2 bikes to get to one (and you can’t sweep the floor).
    I’m still contemplating what’s more important – space or bike access.

    Premier Icon Alex
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    I’m too OCD to have them stacked against the wall πŸ˜‰

    Dickyboy
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    Alex – what wall brackets are you using there? – was thinking of exact same staggered wall mounting in my garage, thanks

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    I can’t remember. They were called Leonardo or something. Seen similar in Halfords.

    EDIT: Found them πŸ™‚

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_920651_langId_-1_categoryId_242557

    Premier Icon maxray
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    Cor! Very nice Alex. Sadly I don’t have that much room, probably about 16′ by 12-14′ depending.

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    Top shedding Alex! Is your daughter outgrowing that Turner yet?

    Get some extruded aluminium tracks across the walls at a few heights and mount the hooks so that they can slide along the track. That way you can slide the bikes apart to create the space you need.

    Still not seen what I,m after.I think my social landlord would not appreciate itif I built a shed on the communal gardens.

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    Dave – that’s her second turner πŸ™‚ Based on how much taller than her mum is, I think this will be the last summer on this one. Soon she’ll be riding my 29ers!

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    Is that the one that was reputed to belong to Dave Turner’s missus? The one I was after first dibs on? πŸ˜‰

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