Forum: Site Works
Topic: I wanna build a shed ......................
started by: michaelthegardener
Posted by michaelthegardener on 05 Oct. 2017,21:47ive convinced the mrs I need another shed thought about making it from some of this www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-new-10ft-Galvanised-Box-Profile-Roofing-Sheets-/172850491902?hash=item283eb131fe%3Ag%3AYJoAAOSw881ZrCHf but been told I might have condensation problems ? anyone got any idears
Posted by digerjones on 05 Oct. 2017,23:05Just use feather edge for sides and bitchumin corrugated roofing sheets. Yes any tin you get condensation
Posted by michaelthegardener on 06 Oct. 2017,07:32what about knot holes though ? and how much of an overlap do ya need ?
Posted by digerjones on 06 Oct. 2017,19:17You can get interlocking boards so no need to worry about how much overlapping. Lay it horizontal. I used feather edge on my big shed and tepee
Posted by michaelthegardener on 06 Oct. 2017,21:16do you mean shiplap?
Posted by digerjones on 06 Oct. 2017,22:26I'm not an expert, shiplap is normally smooth, sanded not treated, needs painting you would have it on a 30k beach hut in the south.
Feather edge, more rustic, but you can get it interlocking
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 06 Oct. 2017,22:51Brilliant Michael. I'm contemplating a massive shed build myself.
I'm thinking feather edge. More durable, pressure treated and rustic looking and cheaper.
Floor 6x2s solid!
I'm going for something along the lines of 25 ft x 9ft
No base as such. I'm going to cut away turf lay membrane and position 10 concrete blocks level on top of compacted limestone for the edge of the base. For extra measure I'm going to bitumin the under side of the base
x2 4ft x 6ft doors. Not sure on height yet. As high as legal guidlines will let me. Hopefully pretty high cos if so I'd like to build an apex roof for extra storage.
For the roof I have no idea but I am not flush so this will have to be done piecemeal on a moderate budget.
Just the thread I needed...
hmmm, shall I start another?
Posted by michaelthegardener on 08 Oct. 2017,08:45cant find interlocking feather edge rond here but can get 3.6m treated shiplap might go for that got a lot of fence posts I got cheap from b&q for the frame work
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 08 Jan. 2018,23:27
how are you getting on with this.
Still working out in my head how I'm going to do mine.
Was thinking shiplap and 2x2s all round. Thick OSB for the floor on 2x2's
Base i was going to dig out a 30cm depth trench around the perimeter and lower ground level by about 5 inches all over and lay membrane. then hardcore in the trench and position oak sleepers around the perimeter and in fill about 3 inches of hardcore in the middle and companct and top with gravel to the level of the top of the sleepers.
Not sure whether it'd be easier to just lay slabs or not but
I'm also considering buying a cheap bloody shed and £200 worth of timber to reinforce and bitumining the roof to save time
Posted by michaelthegardener on 09 Jan. 2018,08:19well im going for 3x3s with 18mm ply for the floor 3x2 frame clad with 18mm ply wrapped with that underfelt stuff then clad with feather edge pent roof made with proper root joists felt roof seams overkill I know but I got 18 sheets of ply an 12 roof joists for 400 quid !
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 09 Feb. 2018,21:31I swear to god.. I've said it 100 times that if I can't get a digger in I'm just not doing it. This is THE last time...
Anyhow... 10ft x 20ft cheap shed base practically done 12 tons out 12 tons in roughly.
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This is going on top < http://www.shedswarehouse.com/id-2707....f).aspx >
Posted by IanMelb on 11 Feb. 2018,17:19Michael, FB, here's my mega shed build of 10+ years ago
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Posted by Forestboy1978 on 11 Feb. 2018,19:43
I'm so ashamed.... lol
Nice mate. In my defence mine cost sub 3k in total.
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 11 Feb. 2018,19:59Ian how is the shed looking now mate?
always nice to see well built stuff stand the test of time :-)
Posted by IanMelb on 11 Feb. 2018,23:02Hey Tony, It's a bit tattier than it was, the roof is still going strong but I should really redo the cladding - it's warped a bit over the years and needs refixing in a few places The insides are completely full at the moment, I'm turning an old Fiat Scud into a bit of a day van so I've filled the shed with the seats and various other gubbins. The spiders love it, mind. The front door also needs a bit of a repaint :-)
Posted by Tony McC on 14 Feb. 2018,11:22That's called 'character', when a shed gets like that. It's only just coming into its own!
I have a tin shed I stupidly bought thinking it would be more secure - I've seen matchboxes with more bant than that flimsy fecker! - and even after a decade it has zero character, but my lovely timber motorbike shed, at only 5 years old, is beginning to warp, and you have to shoulder the door to shut it properly, and the floorboards creak when the bike goes in, and it's abs-bloody-lutely crammed with stuff that "might come in useful one day" - exactly as a shed should be!
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 23 Feb. 2018,22:03Soo...
I was thinking of threading some kind of catenery wire through DPM. Maybe get a wire that's rubber or PVC coated. Then pull the DPM over the roof and down the side between shed and fence. Attach the wire tight under the eves and pull tight. Pin sides of DPM to the shed sides vertically at each end thus negating the need to treat the timber.
In my head this works but in reality I'm not so sure.?
Posted by seanandruby on 24 Feb. 2018,04:53What time does the nurse bring your medication
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 24 Feb. 2018,14:27
Will it work Sean? That is the question! Will it bloody work....lol
Posted by seanandruby on 24 Feb. 2018,22:46I honestly don't know. Will it trap moisture in, or keep it dry, will it start ripping with high winds..only one way to find out.
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 25 Feb. 2018,19:04
I forgot to mention.. the reason is cos the damn shed is not paintable due to proximity to the fence.
No way wind will tear the DPM due to being sandwiched between shed and fence but yes moisture could get trapped.
Perhaps, with this in mind I'll fix a weight to the bottom of the DPM and have it fixed in position 1 -2 inches away from the shed. If this can be achieved it should work.
Posted by seanandruby on 25 Feb. 2018,20:24Personaly if it's that close to your fence i would
just wallop it over a few times, seems a bit ott with membrane. But each to his own.