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?
Installing plug sockets and lights: DIY but power from mains I'd need an electrician as this is a new installation??
Interior (other than plastering: DIY
Costs: Other than builders quotes, is there an internet resource where I can cost out the stages?