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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 17th Apr 17, 9:56 PM
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    Buying a garden shed (possibly online)?
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    • 17th Apr 17, 9:56 PM
    Buying a garden shed (possibly online)? 17th Apr 17 at 9:56 PM
    I've reluctantly come to accept that we're going to have to have a wooden shed rather than the block built one i want as it'll simply take too long to save for a block built shed.
    The current one is approx 9ft-x-7ft & i'll be looking at about a 12ft-x-11ft. Would've been a tad bigger for block but for timber i'll go 12x11.

    Has anyone here used any online shed builder websites & can either rate or slate them?

    Also can anyone offer any pointers, things to look out for or include etc that i may not think of? The base too?

    We'll be storing a couple of bikes in there, power washer, a big jumbo bag of kindling, i'd want to store a tool chest in there, depending on how much weight it could take & whether that'd be an ok/bad idea.
    I've seen the father in law's shed he got & one thing i noticed was that i'd like to have some sort of insulation but don't know whether this would present its own problems or not. Whatever thickness i could have & then ply boards on top maybe. Maybe insulation also at the roof & board this out also perhaps, or maybe that'd be overkill.

    If you can't already tell - i'm clueless

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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 20th Apr 17, 10:56 AM
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    Where would anyone get fence posts that long? He must have used constructional timber. The chance of it being damaged in high winds would be so much greater too.

    There will be some dampness in any shed which isn't heated, regardless of construction material. I have some dampness in my block built barn which originates in the air. Condensation from the air will happen more in stone/block buildings, which hold onto the cold longer when the surrounding air heats up, resulting in water vapour condensing on the cold surfaces.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    He put it together himself. I haven't measured but I think the wooden posts look about 6x6. If not then 4x4 as a minimum.
    There are no traditional type panels. He's just got a load of lengths of timber & nailed them to.

    Personally I love how high it is. I'm just happy his kids can't irritate me any longer

    • Andrew1988
    • By Andrew1988 15th May 18, 8:06 PM
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    Sorry to jump on the back of this thread, but has been really educational reading it. I'm hoping for some advice...I have an alley between my house and garage width just over 1m. I plan on building a long shed 3m x 1m. Is it best to leave a gap from the walls for air or join them to both walls? There is decent coverage from a tree so rain and wind will not be a mjor issue but still want to make it watertight..just not too sure on the brick don't want to cause damp by restrickiing air flow etc any advice would be very welcome.
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