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D.I.Y. studio and shed

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A steel shed and studio built from scratch, with insulation installed to reduce workshop noise.





The project


Sarah designed this studio and shed. The engineering was signed off by a private certifier. We built it, with a little bit of help from family and friends along the way. The roof pitch is 35 degrees and the Colorbond steel is Monument colour.












We lined our workshop wall with OSB Braceboard to provide a bit of a sound barrier for our neighbours when using loud tools and machinery and because we think it is a little bit more aesthetically pleasing. We used the braceboard, Wafer Head Screws and Earthwool Insulation.


We started by filling between the battens with the Earthwool insulation. This stuff is pretty nasty to work with, so make sure you're wearing long sleeves, pants, gloves, safety glasses and a mask. 




We were lucky that the distance between each of the verticals is 2400mm, which meant we were able to fit two braceboards side by side without cutting with a butt joint in the middle. If the boards needed to be trimmed, we ensured the original edges were used to form the butt joint. 




We decided to use Wafer Head Screws to avoid the screws pulling through the board. We found this quite a simple project and feel like it has transformed the original workshop wall.




The time lapse in our video makes this project seem super easy and fast.



Community member Seaton teamed up with an experienced, retired builder and has shared some valuable lessons he learned when he went about this double garage and workshop build.
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And now I want a shed! :smile:

They look so good!

With the concrete floor, is it seperate from the walls or did you use the walls as part of the formwork?



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Looks awesome @DIYgals! My bro is thinking of building a livable shed so his two teen girls don't have to share a bedroom!

As a sol parent, cost is a factor. Do you mind sharing what the total cost for this build was, pls?

Just Starting Out

day @DIYgals  - love the work you did for internally lining the walls, I'm looking to do something similar for my shed, but keep reading up that you shouldn't put the earthwool directly against the internal metal wall - due to condensation causing the insulation to become damp.


since building have you encountered any issues with this?  or did you leave a space between the metal internal wall and insulation so they didn't touch? some people say it's a non issue for a shed, others recommend having a gap o; given your experience how have you found it?



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Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @prabzilla. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the conversation.


Hopefully, @DIYgals will be able to answer your questions.

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