Thursday, 20 November 2008

Tips for building your garden shed

1. Shed Base

It is essential to create a dry and level foundation for your new garden shed before you start constructing it. If you build your shed on an unlevel base, the screw holes connecting the wall panels will not line up. There are a number of different types of suitable shed bases, these include:

For whichever base you choose it is recommend that you have a 5cm (2’’) lip around the edge of your garden building.

2. Constructing the Side Panels

First of all position a side panel and fix it to the gable panel, this should be done with the panels sitting on the floor. This creates one corner of your shed. The other two panels should then be fixed to the previous panels one at a time until your shed has all four sides attached.

3. Adding the Roof

Place both of the roof panels onto the top of the shed. You will find that if your base is not level then the roof panels will not fit together properly. The next step is to secure all the side panels and roof panels together. Make sure your side panels are all straight. To attach the roof, first put the roof truss in place and fix up to the ridge, then fix the ends up the underside of the top rails of the side panels. You will need to do this one end at a time.

4. Felting the Roof

Please see my previous blog post for information about felting the roof of your garden shed.

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