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Studio and shed in the making

DIYgals
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Studio and shed in the making

This studio and shed is still a work in progress, but we have some big plans for these things!

 

Designed by Sarah. Engineering signed off by a private certifier. Built by us, with a little bit of help from family and friends along the way. :smile:

 

Hoping to update with progress pics along the way.

 

- Roof pitch 35 degrees.

- Colorbond Monument colour


 

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JaneK
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Re: Studio and Shed in the Making

Is it just me or do the time lapse videos make it seem deceptively simple? Another great project @DIYgals. Thanks again for sharing. What have chosen to do for a flooring treatment?

 

Jane

 

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DIYgals
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Re: Studio and Shed in the Making

@JaneK  Haha yes the time lapse makes this project seem super easy and fast. The concrete has a burnished finish and we are looking to seal it in the coming days. Any tips or suggestion on how or what to use to do so would be greatly appreciated!

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MitchellMc
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Re: Studio and Shed in the Making

Another fantastic project, @DIYgals!

 

When you say the concrete is burnished, does it have a rough texture? If so, I'd recommend a product similar to Crommelin 10L DiamondCoat Natural Paving And Concrete Sealer. It doesn't change the concrete's look but is highly water repellant in nature and provides stain resistance. However, if the concrete is smooth, I'd encourage you to consider polishing it.

 

Where were you going to use the rest of the decking timber? I think a deck along the front of the studio would look fabulous and provide a great location for a three-piece setting and a cuppa.

 

Many thanks for sharing.

 

Mitchell

 

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DIYgals
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Re: Studio and Shed in the Making

Thanks @MitchellMc ,

 

It has a very smooth finish, a bit like a Bunnings floor. Working with concrete is a bit foreign to us. Will the Crommelin Diamond Coat still work on a smooth finish?

 

Yes, the deck out the front of the studio with a three piece and a cuppa is exactly what we are thinking!

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MitchellMc
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Re: Studio and Shed in the Making

The Diamond coat is a penetrative sealer, so it will still work on a smooth surface @DIYgals. However, with your skillset, I'd love to see you give a polished surface a go, as the results would be amazing. You've absolutely smashed every other project, so I have no doubt you'd be able to achieve a spectacular finish. Please have a look at a few examples before committing to a coating.

 

Mitchell

 

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DIYgals
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Lining workshop wall

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We have lined our workshop wall with OSB brace board 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. 

 

What we used:

OSB Braceboard  

Wafer Head Screws

Earthwool Insulation

 

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

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

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Lining workshop wall

That looks fantastic, @DIYgals! Adding the lining boards has transformed the feel of the space dramatically. Those concrete floors are looking great too. Have you coated them with something?

 

Well done.

 

Mitchell

 

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DIYgals
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Re: Lining workshop wall

Thanks @MitchellMc !

 

Yes, we have sealed just the workshop floor at this stage. We chose a cementaid product called S50. We are very happy with the result. :smile:

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megstar
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Re: Lining workshop wall

It looks great. Just a couple of questions please:

1. What sisalation did u use on the garage roof?

2. What did u use to seal / fill in the corrugations of the shed against the concrete slab? 

Thank you 

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