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Re: The shed
« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2017, 12:17:46 pm »

 I got both my perspex / acrylic drill bits and jig saw blades via the house of the strong ladies...

I just know I'm going to kick myself for asking but.......... ???

It took me a while... They're legendary Greek ladies with a sideline in large South American rivers.  ;)

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Re: The shed
« Reply #46 on: October 31, 2017, 01:23:39 pm »
I,m not confident enough to cut it , if I Large Chicken :) it up I,ve lost 20 so the piece I,ve bought will replace the old sheet in my old shed and I,m going to get 2 ready cut pieces for the new shed if I can find a local company that sells it.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #47 on: October 31, 2017, 06:29:37 pm »
I was going to invest in a piece of perspex to cover my shed window until I read the caveats here.  I had no idea it would be a problem to cut down.  I think I'd do the same as you Les, and look and see if a specialist firm will cut it for you, or sell it already cut to size. 

By the way my shed has no insulation, other than old newspapers behind some old MDF under the layout!   :goggleeyes:

However, it does have a very expensive Permaroof which is a normal roof with rubber sheeting properly glued to it.  The rubber roof is guaranteed not to leak for eighty years!  It's warm in the shed in Winter, and cool in Summer as well.  It was a good investment.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #48 on: October 31, 2017, 07:32:33 pm »
The rubber roof is guaranteed not to leak for eighty years!

If  you are one of those 'really old geezers' mentioned elsewhere on this 'ere forum, how are you gonna know if the guarantee is worth the paper it's printed on?  ??? ;)
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Re: The shed
« Reply #49 on: October 31, 2017, 07:46:04 pm »
Hmmm.  Good point.  I bet Permaroof UK don't get many people claim from them, unless something has gone wrong when it was installed!

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Re: The shed
« Reply #50 on: October 31, 2017, 08:07:27 pm »
So what did you use in your window frames Texhorse.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #51 on: October 31, 2017, 08:43:20 pm »
They are just the original wood and glass.  They've been in place at least seventeen years, so they aren't doing too badly.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #52 on: November 08, 2017, 02:24:52 pm »
Hi all, as I said before I have fitted the insulation in my shed  and have quite a bit left, would it be practical to cover the floor of the shed with the left overs before I fit underlay and carpet?

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Re: The shed
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2017, 11:45:55 am »
I also need to know the best stain to use on the outside of the shed and the best to use on the frame and base board inside.

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Re: The shed
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2017, 12:56:46 pm »
I used three coats of Cuprinol "5-year" Ducksback and after two-and-a-half years it is still looking perfect.
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Re: The shed
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2017, 01:33:11 pm »
I used three coats of Cuprinol "5-year" Ducksback and after two-and-a-half years it is still looking perfect.

I should think so, too!
Surely 3 coats of a 5-year stainer = 15 years? ;)

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Re: The shed
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2017, 01:52:06 pm »
And what should I use inside on frame and base board?

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Re: The shed
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2017, 02:15:16 pm »
no one has said weather or not I should cover the shed floor with the silver bubble insulation I have left before I lay carpet. ( I know its the carpet bit that frightens you is,nt it

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Re: The shed
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2017, 03:24:24 pm »
I'm a great believer in Sadolin Extra for external shed walls. I have used it on my three sheds and been very pleased with it's protection and, for want of another word, longevity.

This again is a treatment where the manufacturer says it only needs re-coating every 5 years. What does it for me is it's one of a rapidly dwindling number oil based products left on the market. It's available in a range of shades.

I'm a tad suspicious of all these water based treatments that have come onto the market. Is it that manufacturers are truly concerned for the environment, are they under pressure to move away from using oil, or is it that compared to using oils they are as cheap as chips to produce, tick the right "green box" and yield greater profits?

Each to their own of course, but I will continue to use oil based shed protection for as long as it is still available

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Re: The shed
« Reply #59 on: November 11, 2017, 07:17:55 pm »
no one has said weather or not I should cover the shed floor with the silver bubble insulation I have left before I lay carpet. ( I know its the carpet bit that frightens you is,nt it

    Les.

If you have insulated the walls and ceiling and have enough insulation left I would certainly use it on the floor. I did when I constructed my shed 3 years ago. Just put it on the floor and floated the chipboard sheets on top of it but then I did use sheets of polystyrene. Think you may have to install some battens to put second floor in. Was not brave enough to use carpet though but did lay a very nice wood effect cushion vinyl.

May be others will now be brave enough to concur.
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