blademansw Posted June 19, 2022 Share Posted June 19, 2022 Hi all New member, I discovered this forum by accident looking for UK alternatives to Weber briquettes! I have just recently had a large house extension done, and I thought it was sensible to do the back garden at the same time as it was cheaper to do whilst heavy equipment was on site. I instructed the builders to build me a 7m x 3m concrete slab, with a single course of concrete blocks, they also left me a 100mm x 50mm wall floor plate concrete screwed to the blocks. I have properly gone down the rabbit hole on this, and I am desperately trying to keep the budget under 2 grand as that is how much is in the kitty. This is the area (with my Masterbuilt Gravity 560 for scale) I had originally planned to do walls in 50x100 C24 treated on 600 centres, roof joists in 50x150 C24 treated again on 600 centres. I was going to sheath the roof in 18mm OSB and get a EPDM membrane to cover it. I was considering sheathing the outside of the walls in 11mm OSB and painting it, and put shiplap on the two small front walls. To carry the roof load across the front opening, I was looking at a 6m beam in 50x250 C24 from a specialist supplier, but I am starting to think I may have massively over engineered this or I am missing a trick somewhere. This sort of shows the layout I had envisaged originally. The end game is one end as the BBQ area / outdoor kitchen, and the other end will be for seating, probably one of those L-shaped outdoor sofa things. Any thoughts / ideas / criticisms / cunning plans will be exceedingly gratefully received! 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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