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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby jagraphics » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:39 pm

I know these links are for the UK but a second hand portakabin is often a good bet.
Already built, many options and prices usually with electric and lights plumbed in , windows and doors (usually with locks) just drop into place. Many are stackable. I would have thought they would be a good bet.

Only problem is they are a single truck wide ie about 10 foot and usually about 7-8 foot tall inside but can be anything from 10 to 40 foot long.

You could get a small one for drums and one for singers and have them spaced around the main studio kabin.

http://www.foremansbuildings.co.uk/port ... -for-sale/

https://containercabins.co.uk/second-ha ... le-cabins/

https://www.portable-facilities.co.uk/c ... le-cabins/
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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby audion » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:04 am

James Perrett wrote:If you want to see what I've done you can take a look at my studio build Facebook album at

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... b7f7f4d849

Hey James,

Thanks. Looks very nice, but more than I think I need or want to do at this time. Maybe I would do just the block part, but not all the hvac stuff. Did someone come out and put up walls and roof for you, or did you do all that yourself? How long did it take for the walls and roof? I'm wondering what it would cost just to have the bare-bones structure put up. Slab, walls, roof, door, window maybe?

Thanks for the response, man.


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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby James Perrett » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 am

That's exactly the way I did things - a local builder laid the base then built the walls and roof. It cost me around £13k back in 2010. I then added the inner shell. There's actually no fancy HVAC stuff in there - just some ducting to 4 vents under the eaves to bring the air in and 4 outlet ducts leading to a single fan to extract the air. Much of the time I find that the natural airflow is sufficient for our conditions in the UK and all the insulation used means that it stays cool in summer for most of the day and I only need fairly minimal heating in the winter. Florida is probably different though - I would guess that you almost certainly need air conditioning.
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