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  1. Thanks but I'm looking for something to fit in to / make the best use of the 30x15' space. The back of a luton would be way too small and can't see how I would manouver a big enough portacabin through the shed doors in one piece and position it so I can make the most effective use of space (for everything else which I need to use the shed for). And that's before transport costs in excess of £1k (nothing available on island), getting it up the windy track at ours and still having to somehow fit external windows for natural light and ventilation. Putting something like this outside isn't possible as we have already maxed out out 'moveable unit' quota with planning which is why I want to make use of the existing building which already has a concrete floor, services and a structure I can 'pin' the studio to.
  2. Thanks but with good insulation and a kiln running it's likely that my heating requirement will be minimal.
  3. Thanks for that. We're not currently heating the space though the south wall kicks out a fair heat on a sunny day. Not aware of any condensation problems but it can feel a little more damp in there when the door hasn't been open for a day or so. I will keep an eye out and consider if a barrier is required.
  4. Thanks for that - that's really useful Sorry about the delay in replying. Not getting notifications for some reason.
  5. Mainly - though wildflower roof at a stretch.
  6. Apologies - I thought I had set the posts to notify me of replies, but it's not working... Pics below - the external shot shows the front (chicken for scale) and it's pretty much square. The internal shot shows the makeshift set up I have in the corner at the moment which isn't really workable long term - 5 degrees in there are the moment and difficult to protect. I have a friend who did something similar without windows for about £3k but I want to check if there is a smarter way of doing it - cheaper and / or using more efficient materials. It's a business, though I had to move out of my mainland studio to make the move over here and take on full time work meantime working on the glass in the evenings and weekends in the makeshift studio - the plan is to go back to part time work and part time glass once I have the studio sorted. I've built loads of things with pallets before - I don't mind what this looks like but it needs to be draught-proof and insulated and I don't want to spend hours taking pallets apart to put them back together again in a new arrangement. Open to suggestions of how to do this with pallets though. Some available on the island but consistent dimensions cannot be guaranteed. Thanks
  7. Whilst I muse over my self build plans, in the short term I need to make a usable workshop space for my stained glass business. The shed already has electricity and water, so this is a good start. The plan is to create a structure within the 30x30' agricultural shed we already have, taking up about half of the floor space, with insulated walls and ceiling, some form of insulation between my feet and the concrete base of the shed and a light well going up to one of the skylights. I will also need ventilation and would prefer to be able to see out and also prop glass up directly against natural light source, so I plan to put a window or two along the back wall. It's a working space so it doesn't need to look pretty. I am thinking of: - creating a stud wall, faced internally with OSB board and insulated with insulation board between the OSB and the shed space. - creating a basic ceiling space using OSB board supported by 4.8m lengths of 47x150mm untreated timber carcassing spaced at roughly 1m each, with some form of insulation above I am wary of rolled insulation as I don't want to encourage pests to nest but, obviously, this is the cheaper option, so if anyone has any advice it would be great to hear it. I am trying to keep costs down so, with regards the floor, I was wondering if there is an alternative to creating an actual floor (putting down some form of matting for example) which is a cost effective way of reducing heat loss via the concrete pad and making it more bearable to stand on for hours on end. I would appreciate thoughts on this plan or suggestions of alternatives, bearing in mind that it needs to be as cost effective as possible. Thanks
  8. I really like the look of these but they do that thing where they don't give any pricing.... Gah I hate that! I know that there is always some variation but a 'fron' figure is always good so you understand whether you are drooling over something in your price range or not...
  9. Yeah - now you mention it I am sure my neighbour had her kit house put up within a week by a hit-squad. Must ask her about it. Out of interest, which company did you use?
  10. Wasn't sure exactly where to post this because there wasn't much that came up when I searched for 'kit' as in kit houses. I always wanted to build my own bespoke design that has been developing gradually over the years in my head but, in reality, I am a bit knackered from the day job and wondering whether there are any good value kit houses out there that have good eco credentials (not just a green label slapped on them...) Any recommendations?
  11. Ha - yes. Luckily the plot is bloody windy which helps with the midges. Yeah - the gshp are part of a wider plan for a small district heating system which can offer non-domestic renewable heat incentive over 20 years (rather than 7 for domestic) and attracts additional funding through Scottish Government schemes. (There is method to my madness...) Passenger ferry from tayvallich in 45 mins during the summer now.