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    Hey guys,

    I’ve been lurking today and read Ironmans thread about building a g’room and its inspired me to do the same.

    6ft high, 4ft wide in my old coal house where I was growing, but had a few issues with temp, spidermite ect. So i figured id make a box inside the shed, and do it that way insulation the whole 9 yards.

    Just a quick question on materials.

    How much wood would I need 2x2 or similar
    50mm jablite
    And MDF or Ply which would be better??

    Cheers guys n gals

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    A good question that I'll leave to someone better qualified to answer
    "Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty."
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    Plywood over mdf and on the timber side that really depends on how you want to build your stud work but 2x2 or 50x50 will be enough.
    Have a look at Gaz's loft build


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    A friend told me Ply warps in heat, how true it is i dunno but i was thinking of ply to be honest.

    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    Plywood over mdf and on the timber side that really depends on how you want to build your stud work but 2x2 or 50x50 will be enough.
    Have a look at Gaz's loft build


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    It shouldn't move or twist unless temps get really really high with high humidity too .
    Generally plywood is a very stable construction board.
    I don't like mdf full stop but again it's a very stable construction board but it will swell and act like a sponge even the moisture resistant stuff.
    Is the plywood for walling ? If so why don't you consider plasterboard?
    You can get moisture resistant plasterboard and some come will a reflective side ?


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    Yeah its for walling inside and out then I was going to paint it after doing the intake/out take ports.


    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    It shouldn't move or twist unless temps get really really high with high humidity too .
    Generally plywood is a very stable construction board.
    I don't like mdf full stop but again it's a very stable construction board but it will swell and act like a sponge even the moisture resistant stuff.
    Is the plywood for walling ? If so why don't you consider plasterboard?
    You can get moisture resistant plasterboard and some come will a reflective side ?


    in a green and pleasant land

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyRaX View Post
    Yeah its for walling inside and out then I was going to paint it after doing the intake/out take ports.
    I'd consider plasterboard it paints very well it's cheap , noise reducing, and fire retardant.
    Easy to cut and shape???
    Have you looked at Gaz's loft build ???


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    I agree plasterboard ftw. I used cheap plaster board and PVA'd it before I painted it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    I'd consider plasterboard it paints very well it's cheap , noise reducing, and fire retardant.
    Easy to cut and shape???
    Have you looked at Gaz's loft build ???


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    Honestly? I look at the angles Gaz cut and I have absolutely no idea how he did that.

    I'd get a man in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbitual View Post
    Honestly? I look at the angles Gaz cut and I have absolutely no idea how he did that.

    I'd get a man in.
    You mean get a AND in


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    Go for plasterboard and make a strong stud frame, in my loft I used 3x2 cls for everything and it isn't that expensive.

    Cutting angles isn't hard...if you havnt got a chop saw just buy a miter block or make a miter block which will see you rite

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    With a 2x4 stud frame, plywood will not warp. The advantage to using plywood imo is that you can screw in at any location. Plywood will hold screws well. No need to find a stud or use anchors.
    I am jealous of your height! My lack of height has kept me very lazy. First time in years I have not had a grow going. Good luck with the build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    I'd consider plasterboard it paints very well it's cheap , noise reducing, and fire retardant.
    Easy to cut and shape???
    Have you looked at Gaz's loft build ???


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    Yeah lol was gonna say plasterboard, my build is in my sig Syrax mate have a little look. British Green helped me with mine alot and the plasterboard can be cut with a stanley and no need for a rip saw or a big ass hand cut
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbitual View Post
    Honestly? I look at the angles Gaz cut and I have absolutely no idea how he did that.

    I'd get a man in.
    Lol pencil a straight edge and saw mate lol most angles wouldn't fit my mitre saw so all by hand pretty much mate

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    3x2 cls (not from Wickes) 9mm ply and plasterboard FTW as said already, more uprights in your frames will stop anything from warping, just make sure you screw into them

    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    You mean get a AND in


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    Cheers mate...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Yeah lol was gonna say plasterboard, my build is in my sig Syrax mate have a little look. British Green helped me with mine alot and the plasterboard can be cut with a stanley and no need for a rip saw or a big ass hand cut
    Make sure to wear carbon fibre safety goggles, full face mask, helmet, anti stab vest, chainmail gloves etc....

    Taken from Icecalibur Stanley knife safety manual - edition 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    3x2 cls (not from Wickes) 9mm ply and plasterboard FTW as said already, more uprights in your frames will stop anything from warping, just make sure you screw into them



    Cheers mate...



    Make sure to wear carbon fibre safety goggles, full face mask, helmet, anti stab vest, chainmail gloves etc....

    Taken from Icecalibur Stanley knife safety manual - edition 2019

    LMAO I think you forgot the Hazmat suit AND



    This is me when I go to drill a hole in a wall after that incident!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCalibur View Post
    LMAO I think you forgot the Hazmat suit AND



    This is me when I go to drill a hole in a wall after that incident!!

    Trip over the drill cable, smash face into wall with mask on making teeth a memory, turn 270° and land on TV...all because you couldn't see shit

    Have to say I dont do PPE at all...anywhere...never have and have been thrown off sites 3 times for not wearing it...got asked back though, to all 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post


    Make sure to wear carbon fibre safety goggles, full face mask, helmet, anti stab vest, chainmail gloves etc....

    Taken from Icecalibur Stanley knife safety manual - edition 2019
    Hahahahahah priceless hahahahahah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Hahahahahah priceless hahahahahah.
    Had me in stitches Gaz lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by AND View Post
    Trip over the drill cable, smash face into wall with mask on making teeth a memory, turn 270° and land on TV...all because you couldn't see shit

    Have to say I dont do PPE at all...anywhere...never have and have been thrown off sites 3 times for not wearing it...got asked back though, to all 3
    Lol And had a butchers at a good mates loft the other day hahaha youd love it man lol. Gonna need to build the whole thing floating above the joists like hahahaha I wouldnt be sticking to much weight on them.

    Am i right in saying bare in mind ive been off the tools 15 years.

    If I build a cls floor and chop in a double floor joist either side between the gable wall and the party wall and noggin it up nice. Can I then transfer the load into the rafters pulling the ridge board cuts tighter for the best strength. The pearlins aint great man and not particularly usefull

    Would it be better to do the floor in 4 x 2 memory says it will nees to be, may need to chop a centre double joist too thinking about it.
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