I apologise if this post is in the wrong forum.
I’d like to build a workshop in my back garden (it doesn’t require planning permission) but I’ve never done anything like this before. I have two questions I was hoping someone could help me with
(1) I would really like the shed to be 20′ x 14′ but how big does a workshop really need to be?
(2) The actual timber shed construction seems to be relatively straight forward as most seem to be constructed the same way. I am though, having some trouble deciding on a foundation. This is what I’ve considered:
(a) Placing the timber joists directly on the ground, but that’s just inviting damp into the shed.
(b) Digging to a depth of around 4″ and filling with gravel and tamping it all down
(c) Digging to a depth of 4″ in filling with concrete, but ready mixed sends the price up to just over £300
(d) Placing the wooden joists on top of dense breeze blocks – this seems to be the better choice as it will cost no more than £90 to £100
Not sure if it’s relevant, but my garden has a high clay content
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