Hi All been a while since my last post. Lots has happened in my life and now have moved to Salt Spring Island ( just off Victoria BC Canada. and am undertaking design and building a new shop. Nothing fancy. Have bounced lots of design ideas around and after talking to my Step brother and fellow family member ( Alex Reid) I think I have settled on just putting a slab on grad and building from that. 24x30 shop with 10ft ceilings and truss's with a 6 in 12 pitch. Nothing fancy maybe a 8ft rolling door and three 4 ft windows and a 3ft door. Possibly even an attic door to use the space up in the trusses. Metal roof ( green color and galv metal siding. Just been drawing the plans as I have not spent as much time with sketch up as I would have liked. Will be running 150 or 200 amp service to the shop and then going underground to the house to eliminate the over head wires we currently have on our 130 amp service. Any thoughts and ideas would be welcome. will try to get some pictures of the site as well as the drawing ideas as soon as I get some space to set up some of our computer stuff. Just sold our 1900 sqft home to move into our 5 acre 800 sqft home so a bit tight on space at the moment. I had thought about doing a pressure treated wood 2 ft foundation and then having a floor rather than the slab so that I could run the ducting all under the shop but the weight of my tools and easy access started to concern me. This way is just easier.