Workshop Interior – design ideas

Here are my first thoughts on the layout – given limits of time and cash I am planning a combination of ikea cabinets and a hand-made workbench. I would like to make this a dual purpose entertainment and (small) project space, but this plan tends to favour the latter activity. Unless you count a bench … Read more Workshop Interior – design ideas

Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Design dimensions My main regret is that I did not make it a bit bigger – no doubt I’d still be saying it was too small, even if I had, but making it a couple of feet wider would have made a big difference to the usability of the space inside. sliding door …this would … Read more Building a workshop – things I wish I’d known before starting

Structural Insulated Panels – part II

… or why SIPS are a good idea Despite being constructed from flimsy individual components SIPs are very strong. This is because when the two OSB boards are laminated together with the insulating foam core they act like narrow columns – the columns can take the load without twisting and buckling because they are glued … Read more Structural Insulated Panels – part II

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)

Structural Insulated Panels – more than you wanted to know – Part I what is a SIP? A SIP is a prefabricated panel consisting of two layers of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) sandwiching a layer of expanded polystyrene or urethane foam.   A SIP more on the technical details later – in the mean time: … Read more Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS)