I am delighted to be creating from a workshop I built from the ground up using mainly reclaimed materials.
I have to give a huge shout out to my dad who, as a talented and ecologically conscious architect www.oneplanetarchitecture.one, helped me to design the workshop. Without him, the workshop wouldn’t be half the building it is today. Also, a big thank you to my friends for pitching in during “workshop building parties” in exchange for a drink, some food and time by a fire. And, of course, my wonderful wife who has been incredibly supportive in this whole venture.
Elements which were reclaimed include:
- Main beam – joined timber from skip
- From salvaged timber shed:
- External timber cladding
- Plywood for roof
- Structure composed of unwanted ceiling beams removed from a neighbour’s house
- Finish – wood pallets
- Rear of building:
- Garage width double doors formed from the gate that was in the original fence, insulated, lined and hung
- Clad with the timber fencing that had been removed to make way for the workshop
- Secondhand PVC windows and doors
The building was designed bespoke to my situation. However, if you are interested in creating a similar building, there will be things that you can take and apply to your project. So I am sharing with you the architectural drawings for the build.
To download architectural drawings please click here.