Hi All, I'm about to embark on a project that I'm really looking forward to. My wife and I have recently started fostering and we've found that once there's a couple of kids in the house we've run out of space! I already have a small workshop in the garden, but unfortunately I've out grown it. If you're interested I put a couple of videos on YouTube when we moved to this house and put it up. So the new plan is to build a new workshop, then convert the existing one into a hobby room. Thankfully we are blessed with a large garden. After much deliberation we have decided to build a (roughly) 5m x 6m flatroof timber frame structure in the bottom half of the garden. I've previously helped my best mate build a garden shed, but for this one we would like to do things properly. I've checked the local planning regulations and thankfully there's nothing out of the ordinary in our borough, so we will be able to do this build under the permissible development rules. We will leave a 2 and a bit meter gap between the new building and all three boundaries at the bottom of the garden. The garden is roughly 9m x 22m, so still leaves plenty of room even with the original workshop and a large trampoline. Although I have no requirement to do so I am going to base the structure on the building regulations as this seems to make sense and I want to do a proper job. As a starter for 10 I have started modelling up the workshop in SketchUp: Front - No sheathing by Jordash2007, on Flickr Front - No cladding by Jordash2007, on Flickr After doing a bit of research and I've decided to work on 24" centres, it means that I need larger floor and roof joists, but the cost difference is negligible as you need fewer of them and also it should make construction a little faster as I won't have to cut so many timbers or insulation boards. The base will be piers (based on hardcore and concrete blocks), as this should reduce the amount of digging I have to do and should be reasonably cost effective (compared to having a concrete slab). The windows and doors are already purchased cheap off facebook, although they need some serious clean up, along with new handles/locks and at least one new glazing unit. Even with all this the whole lot should cost me less than £250. I intend to document the process as I go along and will hopefully post regular update videos on YouTube, which I'll share here.