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When planning your next workshop build, you’re going to want to fully assess what you need from it. No two requirements are the same, a carpenter’s workshop is going to need to take different aspects into account compared to a mechanic, electrician or hobbyist builder – for example. In this blog we’ll go through some of the considerations so you can choose your perfect Sheds4U workshop design suitable for everything you’ll be planning to use it for. Our design team are experts in all things sheds – but to make sure you get the exact result you want – make sure you do some planning of your own before you get started so you know exactly what you want to accommodate for.
Choosing the right size is perhaps the most important decision, so that’s where we will start. Consider the amount of navigable space you’ll require to accommodate a work bench, or if you’ll need more than one. If you are using the workshop for multiple jobs, more space for extra workbenches may be essential. If you are working on larger projects like building with timber, or repairing machines, consider if you’ll need a seat, and if you’ll need floor space for those bigger items to sit. No one ever complained of a workshop that was “too big”, so if in doubt, err on the side of caution and choose a bigger size.
You must note the functionality of your shed workshop in relation to what you’ll be using it for. Designing the interior needs careful planning so it becomes a workshop you can actually use with ease without awkward placements making for an un-ergonomic set up. If you are handling flammable materials or other potent materials, you will want to probably opt for a large door and windows for ventilation. Also note that if you are handling flammable maeterials in your workshop, you’re going to need two fire exits – for your safety of use. One exit being the door, the other can simply be a large enough window that is easily operable and accessible if a second door isn’t an option in your layout.
Assess your shed workshop requirements and how much storage space you are going to need, for tools, display, timber racks, and anything else you will need to work efficiently. Storage can be added at pretty much any height for ease of access but make sure you have enough space to account for it all. You’re going to need somewhere to put your tablesaw, or larger items, if you have use of them – so don’t forget to take them into account when choosing your layout.
Where you use lighting, fans, heaters or tools, you’re going to need power. Once you have a good idea of where your big items are going to go that require a power socket, your design team can help create easy access spots, and extra power sources around the shed workshop where you need them most. Plan for ample lighting for your workshop in ideal places that won’t cast a shadow over your work and cause issues for your progress.
What kind of pastimes do our workshops suit?
While your workshop is completely designed to your specifications, so technically, they are suitable for any kind of hobby or workshop activity – here a list of perfectly suitable pastimes made easy by our range of workshop blueprints:
- Mechanic workshop
- Carpentry workshop
- Painters studio
- Building workshop
- Model building workshop
- Electrician workshop
- Gardeners & Landscapers workshop
- Architect studio
- Small businesses – storage or creating
- Tailoring / Dressmaking / Clothes production
- Furniture Making
- Crafting workshop
- Home gym
Don’t forget your access points
If you have large materials, then consider how you are going to get in them in and out of the workshop easily. You may need a ramp and enough space inside to accommodate their transport and storage. Try and keep your own access door clear so you can get in and out of your workshop easily – or keep that door clear instead as a fire exit if you are also primarily using the larger entrance to come and go. Plan your space carefully to avoid blocking off any of your entrances and exits, and always consider how the space is going to flow. No point having a workshop you can barely enter, and once instead, can barely move around in once all of your tools and equipment is in place.
A quick list from us to you to get you started on creating your next workshop. Once you’ve made your list on what you want, and don’t want, leave the rest to us! Get in touch with our expert design and construction team today to get your dream shed workshop up and running!