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- Wow. I am so impressed by the craftsmanship. Is the cross-bracing between studs code in the UK? It's not here, but when you find it, it's a sign the builder gave a shit about quality. Budget is always an issue when you're going for quality, but at least you have the option to do it in stages.Apr 24, 2014
- As far as I know cross-bracing is standard practice, but I don't have much experience in the area. In the UK there's no such thing as building code for something like this. I needed no planning permission, need no sign off before or after building - nothing.
Legally speaking, this is a temporary (wood structures below 2.44m high are temporary) rain shelter over a long extension lead (I have 12 plug sockets in the workshop but the power line coming into the building terminates in a plug in the house - so it's considered an extension lead!)
If I hadn't braced the studs it would have been really wobbly. Also they are handy for putting things on!Apr 24, 2014
- Actually, it occurs to me that exterior walls might require bracing-- especially if they're not stiffened with drywall (or do you call it sheetrock there?) I've only ever demoed interior walls I guess.
Well, that's handy. You don't have any problems with the squirrels using the power cord as a tight rope?Apr 24, 2014
- I think drywall = plasterboard but I'm not sure.
I could probably have managed without the crossbracing as the wooden cladding adds a lot of strength, but as that was the last stuff to go on, I wanted to make sure it was strong and stable without it.
Power cable is heavily armoured and mostly underground. I don't see many squirrels around here though - perhaps a few too many pet cats in the area for them to be happy!Apr 24, 2014
- Wow, could we have a sneak view of what it looks like tidy some day?Apr 24, 2014
- Absolutely. "Tidy" refers to workbenches only.
I take no responsibility for the contents of shelving, or floor.. :)Apr 24, 2014