Brick Built shed. Cost and amount of DIY involved


Postby MattHunt » Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:10 am

Hello

I am looking to build a hobby room cum shed. I want it brick built so it is not so inviting to the local arsonist who burnt down my neighbours and so that it is secure and a better environment for models, tools, pictures and a computer.

I have drawn up a plan but need to cost the project and identify which parts I can do. Any help would be appreciated.

So far my questions are:

Foundations: How thing should my base concrete layer be? Will the brick walls sit on this or adjacent. I beleive that this bit is DIY

Walls: For insulation am I better with cavity blocks or a 'traditional' cavity wall. Having never laid bricks I'll need a builder.

Roof: Am planning on sloping roof, felted. Life span about 10 years?

Insulation: DIY

Installing plug sockets and lights: DIY but power from mains I'd need an electrician as this is a new installation??

Floor: DIY

Interior (other than plastering: DIY

Costs: Other than builders quotes, is there an internet resource where I can cost out the stages?

Thanks

Matt
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Postby f1wade » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:15 pm

hi i looked in the projects section, and there was only a part for building a shed, (wooden) no brick built sheds where in there, and i dont think a garage is quite what im after in a brick shed, but there wasnt what i wanted in the garages section.

so can someone please point me to the right section for brick built sheds, with a slightly sloping roof, and one or 2 doors? and maybe a window.
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