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12 hours ago, DavidFrancis said:

Thanks for that.  Was your "steel" man hard to find or difficult to persuade into building something the size of a garage?

 

He is a customer and wanted something i had that he couldn't otherwise get, so not a normal arrangement. I dont think he had ever done a "retail" job before! Probably wishes he hadn't either. There was only one 90 degree corner in the whole building, so was "unusual" to say the least. It also took a long time as i usually came second, but then i signed up for that so have no complaints in that department.

 

I can ask him if you want. 

 

Briefly, what do you need and whereabouts are you?

 

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Thanks for the offer, Roger, but it was only a casual enquiry.

 

The chances of me/us needing to build a new house are fairly low, which is probably good as I imagine the process would give me a nervous breakdown.

 

Nevertheless, I sometimes spend idle time thinking about how I'd build one.  One of the options would be to have a steel or engineered-timber frame clad in sandwich panels.  It should go up quickly, have no problems with interstital condensation and eliminate the need for a VCL & breather membrane (I think).  The downside being a poor decrement delay, which could be improved a bit with an extra layer of mineral wool.

 

So that was my reason for enquiring.  Just wondering how easy it would be to find someone to make a small, simple lightweight steel frame (suitable for a bungalow).  And your (ex?) garage was pretty much similar to a very small bungalow!

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11 hours ago, DavidFrancis said:

Thanks for the offer, Roger, but it was only a casual enquiry.

 

The chances of me/us needing to build a new house are fairly low, which is probably good as I imagine the process would give me a nervous breakdown.

 

Nevertheless, I sometimes spend idle time thinking about how I'd build one.  One of the options would be to have a steel or engineered-timber frame clad in sandwich panels.  It should go up quickly, have no problems with interstital condensation and eliminate the need for a VCL & breather membrane (I think).  The downside being a poor decrement delay, which could be improved a bit with an extra layer of mineral wool.

 

So that was my reason for enquiring.  Just wondering how easy it would be to find someone to make a small, simple lightweight steel frame (suitable for a bungalow).  And your (ex?) garage was pretty much similar to a very small bungalow!

Bizarrely, he rang me today. Yes, he is quite happy to do domestic work. He has just been doing a barn conversion.

 

It is as you say, quick and easy. I left my steel frame exposed on 3 sides and boxed in / covered on the 4th. Then, as you say you can add more insulation.In fact, i wonder if you really need foundations, but thats for another thread i really ought to start!

 

 

I have given up on building a house as its just to complicated (not the actual building part) and expensive round here. So i'll stick to building garages. But yes, sort of ex garage. I do still own that house, but its now rented out. New house has no garage, so need to start all over again :(  Still, its a nice house. Could do a thread on that if there was interest in such a thing. Its certainly no new build though......................

 

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