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My New Vanport.


After moving to Mt Barker 4 months ago, finally got my shed built with a caravan carport attached.

It has a dedicated 15 amp GPO, 2 clear skylights to trickle charge the solar all day long.

The door is facing the house, up a couple of steps, so loading is straightforward from the laundry.

Cheers Bob

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Love it Bob.

Nothing like a big shed and to have a CV under cover next to it is even better.

A nice safe area for if you get in the dog house mate. I only had a 6'x8' shed in the village my late wife and I were in and I spent many a night in it and believe me, it was like a dog house biggrin



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Dougwe wrote:

Love it Bob.

Nothing like a big shed and to have a CV under cover next to it is even better.

A nice safe area for if you get in the dog house mate. I only had a 6'x8' shed in the village my late wife and I were in and I spent many a night in it and believe me, it was like a dog house biggrin


Thanks Doug,

I put a bit of thought into the design, I like the drive thru aspect, last one I had to jack knife around on a three penny bit to get in.

I think when I'm on the outer with Jayne, I can sleep in the van and put a beer fridge in the shed, pool table, dart board and big screen TV...............you got me thinking now Doug.

Cheers Bob

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Bob, Good idea being drive thru. And also the skylights to feed the solar panels is a good idea. Impressed. Rod.

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Hmm I might have to copy that design, when we find a place to settle. I really like it, mainly because I have workshop withdrawal symptoms.

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Bob, you are starting to think like me. Some would say that's a worry though.

A couple of 'small' ideas for you. Insulate and line inside that great looking shed. Fit a drop down home theatre screen one end. Home cinema projector from roof (no need for big screen tv then). A couple of home theatre lounges. That bar fridge should be full size fridge. OH! A bar is a must. Just build another shed for the tools mate.

Most importantly, DON'T TELL THE WIFE biggrin

 

Edit, It stands to reason, the shed will have a reverse cycle aircon fitted. Have to have some comfort. 



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We insulated our ceiling a long time ago with batts, there was no insulation of any kind in the roof. About a decade ago we retrofitted under the roof tiles Aircell, now Kingspan, a sh_t of a job, but we'll worth the effort. It has further stabilised temperatures a few degrees, summer & winter. 

Maybe some ideas here to adapt to fastening to metal frames.

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We have recently had our block of unit's garages re-roofed. This time with foil lined glasswool. It has made a huge improvement in summer & winter compared to the previously uninsulated roof. It will also stop condensation.



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More fastening ideas:

Acoustic batts (because they are more rigid) under floor held up with aluminium strips (didn't want to use the standard steel strips as everything rusts where we are).

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Thanks Jonathan, but it's a bloody shed and it's going to stay a shed, ride-on mower, quad bike and chainsaws etc, plus power tools, compressor and 12 v tools, nothing that needs insulating or keeping cool.

The reason we chose to move to Mt Barker is because it's a very mild climate, not too hot and not too cold. Not saying that it doesn't get hot or really cold, but the average temp is very comfortable.

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Could do the garage doors as well!

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