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Building your own shed gives you a sense of
completion unlike purchasing a shed. Although it is going to take more time and
you will have to actually build it unlike buying a pre-made shed, if you have
the time its a great project. A Shed is built much like a house although a lot
easier and money can be saved by making your own shed.
All gardens need space for storage, the family
bikes, your tools or the BBQ that needs to stay dry. A shed is a necessity
these days. If you require a large shed because you have a lot of storage needs
we advise that you do buy a pre-made shed as larger sheds become complicated
and take longer in order to create a safe environment for storage.
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Tools and Materials you will need will depend on
Tool wise you will need screwdrivers, saws, screws,
spade, step-ladder, Nail gun, hammer and all other tools you think will aid the
Firstly, choose the area in the garden you want to
situate your shed and then start to level the ground. Dig out any excess soil
and flatten out using a rake, removing all stones for the area until you have a
flat surface. From here you have three base choices.
Timber, Concrete or Paving Slap.
Check out our blog on
how to build an appropriate base here
Once you have your base you can then get timber
lengths and attach them to the posts to create the floor layer. This creates a
base off the ground and allows ventilation and will stop the floor from
touching the soil layer and rotting.
Now we have the timber base you can work up from
there. Next up is plywood, add plywood to create a floor or alternatively find
suitable length planks of timber and screw them down to make a stronger more
durable floor. Floor and Base done!
Shed walls are easy to make, much similar to the
base. Work out lengths that you need, cutting down if needs be, then get to
work on creating the walls. The easiest wall is to get a two same length width
planks, two height planks and create a square/rectangle. Then using same length
planks work out how many you can fit inside your built square/rectangle and
screw them down to create a solid wall. Obviously two will have to be made in
order to create the shed sides.
The back panel is then built exactly the same as
the side panels but obviously smaller. You can attach the back panel straight
away and this will ten support the two side gables. We then advise that you
take sheets of plywood which are then bolted over the frame of the side panels
as they act as the walls.
The roof is then the final section that needs
completing. This is where you will need the stepladders to get high enough to
fit the planks. The easiest roof to build requires two types of plank lengths.
First of all a length that will go from one side to the other and these need to
be attached down on the sides and not flat. The second then is a length that
fits between the side planks. The easiest way to secure them is to have someone
hold the plank straight and then screw them in from under the roof section.
This is very similar to the floor joints and the same size can be used
Once the basis of the
roof is formed you can then nail down plywood sections to form the roof layer,
if you have added an overhang then this will keep the walls dry. Now that the
roof is done its time to add roofing felt. Start from one side and roll out then tack down with a nail gun. Complete the whole roof by leaving space between nails so that when you add the second line you can then attach down too. Here is a guide on how to felt a roof easily.
The final thing you then must add is a door. Take
two large plywood sections and then two lengths and attach them together with
the lengths facing outside. This will be stronger than just a single piece of
plywood and then hinge them onto the side of the shed. This will require two
people to do so that you can get the door level. Add a bolt to the door and
this will keep it shut during night and even allows for a padlock to be added.
There we have the easiest form of shed to create.
If you want to add windows or other features then have a look online and you
will be able to find plenty of different designs for you to follow.
We advise you do as much research as possible and
be very careful when it comes to attempting your shed.
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For more information be sure to watch our useful video below.
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