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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:56 am 
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Hi again,
following on from my recent double shed thread, the wife now wants a house built for our hot-tub :roll: apparently as the sheds came out so well, it should be easy ::b

Picture shows what we have, the decking was needed as the paving slopes a fair bit. The tub is 6'6" dia and weighs 1000kg when full.

So, behind the tub we a dead corner - it goes back 7' and 3' to the left fence. The rear backs onto a supermarket carpark, left side is next door. Unfortunately the corner is an acute angle - at the furthest corner its 8' from the paving stub wall and 8' along the back its only 3' roughly.

So i'm thinking this is going to be tougher than a shed as the base needs to take a ton literally. I would ultimately get the wall altered and have the corner block paved to match - this would cost a lot I think and prohibit the job.

Size I think needs about 2' clear around the tub so maybe 10' square or even have flat back and side but make the front and right-side from multiple panels like part of an octagon???

Anyway, what say you guys on the base, i think thats the stumbling block here.??

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Two pictures below show the rear edge of the garden, we were now thinking of removing all the greenery along the rear, this is about 3' deep and a PITA, then infill between dwarf wall and fence with slate chips and place maybe a couple or three plant tubs etc. The soil there is dead as it's solid tree roots from the line of trees behind the fence.

That would make the tiny garden feel a whole lot bigger i think, the fence is only a couple of years old so is pretty tidy and would benefit from a coat of preservative to finish it off.

The rear fence is 6'6" high but the car park beyond is on slightly higher ground so we might need to add some decorative top panels to it for privacy.

Then on the left corner, get the dwarf wall modified, and the base sorted somehow for a garden room type structure??

Anyone got any views/ideas here?


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Aerial view of my idea below, the pale green line is the existing decking shown in the pictures above (this will be removed) - you can see that there is a lot of wasted space in that walled-off area.

The right-hand dwarf-wall bed will be flattened and covered in slate chipping etc. The left side bed has two big conifer trees that will stay as they provide privacy between gardens, the soil removed from the rear corner will be spread out in that area as its pretty low at present.

The red circle is the spa, small red is the pump/filter. We have enough room on the right to put a small bench in for drying off on etc.

I'm thinking of a solid panel to the left front area where the dwarf wall is, seems pointless having an opening right on to a tree.

As for the front I'm not sure really - does it need doors? If so, what sort - sliding, bi-fold etc? Maybe just an opening will work?

The right-side wall could have a window for more light coming in - that side of the house is not overlooked so no privacy concern.

Floor would be 28mm decking as existing i think, possibly fit with planks touching?

Any views here??
Ideas??

And yes we will still be below 50% of whole garden area for planning and height will not exceed 2.5m max as it's within 2m of the fence ;)


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Since you haven't had any replies yet I thought I'd chip in my idea.
Does it need to be a shed?
I think I may be tempted to leave the base as it is and put a post at each corner to support a roof.
The roof could be the same shape as the base but a little larger to give an overhang.
Any of the sides could then be filled in with panelling for privacy if required.
Just an idea.



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Thanks Mike, yes it does seem quiet around here ;)

Its an idea yes, we were just thinking of making more out of it :) I could bung up a gazebo thingy for a 'quick fix' but as we both really enjoy the spa it seems an idea to make more out it.

The back strip of garden and that corner are bit of a mess, its overgrown, a few self-seeded trees that are a pain, and a lot of weeds etc, neither of us are green-fingered so all i do is cut the front back from time to time. I would really like to clear it completely - it would make the garden 'feel' a lot bigger i think.

Thanks anyway, i'll bear it in mind

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Something a bit like this (with a back of course ;) ....


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Maybe make the roof from twin wall pvc sheet so its nice and light inside ??

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This seems to be the shape we want, it will have a clear roof with 10mm twin-wall polycarbonate sheets, 1m wide running front-back.

We are getting a quote to have the block-paving and dwarf-wall altered to open the corner out and give a suitable base.

The floor will be 28mm decking material with 5mm gap as normal, supported on 2x3 on pads for drainage, walls will be the same as my sheds in T&G shiplap as they look really tidy and came out well.

My first query is the two rear corners - one obtuse and one acute angle, how to do that with my pre-assembled build style ???

The rear wall will have to be built in two sections as it's over 5m long in this sketch.

Second query is doors - no idea at all on this yet.


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With uPVC doors I think it'll look pretty tidy??

Having the clear roof will keep it nice and bright inside.


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Anyone out there?


very quiet here


looking for ideas on how to make the two rear corners - tricky angles?????

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The side and rear wall have limited access when erected - not enough to get in and fit the cladding. They will have to built on the bench and installed as two panels each, pre-clad - the same as a store-bought shed.

Is there a preferred way of reinforcing the joint on these two walls? They are 3500mm long when fitted, I can cover the cladding joint with a trim-strip to keep water off the plank ends but i have a feeling they will sway a bit due to the join?

Any ideas?

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Following all the advice received :cheers: :roll: things are progressing nicely...
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Base is built, sitting on high density concrete blocks on hardcore and cement beds, 45x95mm/2x4" C16 supports to be covered with 28mm decking. Weed killer next then weed control matting, followed by placing and levelling the subframe then gravel to cover the matting.

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Floor done, started building panels now...
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Just the front wings to clad, 8' french doors are on order :)

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