1. C

    Boundaries and height limits

    As I understand it, if you build a shed or similar structure in your garden, you are allowed to go no more than 2.5m high if it is within 1 M of your boundary. If it is more than 2.5M then it has to be at least 2M from the boundary. Is this correct so far? We are looking at installing one of...
  2. B

    Vinyl flooring for sheds

    I have just bought a wooden shed with a 3mm plywood base. I would like to cover the floor with roll Vinyl flooring. The choice and selection and the price variation is so confusing. I will be putting up metal shelving for storage and will have couple of tables to work on. I would also need to...
  3. A

    Can you cut 20mm PIR into spacers to maintain void between 50mm PIR & shed wall?

    I'm insulating my shed to use as office. It's quite thick and sturdy, like a log cabin in construction. I'm planning to attached 70mm deep (finished size) stud frame to wall, fit 50mm cellotex (leaving 20mm air gap behind it), then tape and plasterboard. Battens seem to be either 19mm or 25mm...
  4. S

    Blockwork Shed Questions

    Hi. I don't have any building experience at all :eek: but I am going to have a go at making my own tool storage shed out of blocks (roughly 3m by 1.5m and just high enough to walk in). I'd appreciate any comments and suggestions on my "plan". As I progress I'll think more about each step before...
  5. S

    Yet another nail gun question

    Hi all I have some garden projects planned. I need to build some picket fences and build a large summer house with T&G cladding. Lat work I did was a log store and I used an electric Tacwise nailer (max 40mm) which worked but I feel the nails arent long enough. I have a fair few Dewalt 18v...
  6. D

    Shed Roof Insulation

    Hi All, new here so please bear with me. I have recently replaced the flat roof on my brick built shed and am thinking I am wanting to insulate the roof as I am getting condensation on the underside of the roof boards. I have some left over loft insulation, enough to do the job, so was thinking...
  7. S

    Timber framing question - Turning shed into office / garden room

    Looking for advice please. Apologies if this question has already been asked - I have read all I could on the forum and I appreciate the shed timber framing might not be sufficient but I've got to work with it. I have an existing shed, approx 8ft by 11ft. its made from CLS 33x68mm timber...
  8. N

    Insulating new shed floor (concrete base, 38mm bearers)

    I am buying a 5m x 3m shed and have a nice flat concrete slab to put it on. shed is pre fabricated and will be assembled on delivery. I have requested damp proof course and 22mm t&g flooring. There is no option to insulate under the floor so am trying...
  9. C

    Painted shed/summer house without treating it first

    I think I’ve messed up and painted my new corner summer house without treating it first. It’s quite small (7ft * 7ft) as my garden isn’t that big and I need to put it right in the corner of the garden up against the fence. I painted the panels before assembly with Bedec Barn paint, and now...
  10. R

    Insulating Shed - To Air Gap or not

    Hi all, Just in the process of constructing a new pre-fabbed shed. Planning to store some tools and a few other bits in there so want to make sure it's insulated. At the moment the shed has 40mm studs. I've picked up some Thermal foil insulation (acts as a vapor barrier), and was also planning...
  11. JD2012

    Can I Varnish over Cuprinol Shed Treatment?

    Can I Varnish over Cuprinol Shed Treatment? My shed is painted with Cuprinol Forest Green. I repaint it once a year. I have noticed the Cuprinol around and on the door has been sort of scoured off with the rain. Could I paint varnish over it without stripping back to the wood? Thanks :)
  12. J

    Summer house/ workshop with C16 timber instead of c24 any good?

    Due of timber cost going mad day by day I was thinking to use c16 4x2 timber to make a garden summer house/ workshop in conjunction with 18mm plywood. Would you use c16 as main structure for the walls and what is the real cons against the c24? Thanks
  13. S

    Shed base

    Hi guys. I'm building a shed measuring 13ft x 8ft (I know 12ft would be better for timber sizes but I am building as big as I can in the space the missus has allocated). Today I've dug down 150mm ish to the depth I want my concrete. See pictures. The corner of the shed will be in front of the...
  14. S

    Brick store ventilation and moisture control

    I have a brick garden store, approx 4’ x 10’ that is very damp; I had the roof replaced a while ago, so it’s penetrating rather than leaking. There is currently no ventilation. I’m thinking I probably need to install air bricks at either end to get a through flow of air, but have read...
  15. P

    Do the 4 and 10 year rules apply to flats?

    I am an owner (leaseholder) of a flat in an ex-council block in London. I have a metal shed in the garden which would be within the permitted development limitations (size, height, position, temporary bolt-together construction) if those applied to flats, but they don't. The shed has been there...
  16. R

    Concrete block pile foundation for shed - how to level?

    I am planning on building a couple of garden buildings, one 30sqm, and another smaller 'practice shed' that is around 9sqm. Both are on a hill, the smaller building on a steeper bit of land than the larger one (which is flat-ish mostly). Due to the location, materials have to be transported by...
  17. J

    Shed roof white mould on air gap side of a cold deck roof

    I had an issue while I had some of the insulation up it wasn't all sealed in for a week and caused condensation to form on decking, dried this off as best as I could and then sealed the pir foam (50mm) in place, foamed all gaps and taped it. Now move on around 2 weeks I decided to take one panel...
  18. Maxw42

    Shed sinking, help to prop it up!

    Hello forum! First time post here. I am a fairly handy amateur carpenter and had a builder come around to replace the floor in my shed, which was very rotted with wood worm (it was the removal that I couldn't do, as the rot creaped me out). While his construction method was good, he made a...
  19. J

    Single skin block wall roof to wall runner an issue?

    I have a small outbuilding built around 10x10ft in single skin medium density block. I have a 4% pitch roof and want the high point of the beams to sit within the wall to keep the roof blocked from the close fencing as its within the boundary. So my idea was a wooden 2x5 wall plate (runner)...
  20. S

    Best way to treat wooden shed/gate/fencing?

    Hi all just a quick question for you. I'm a first time homeowner and I've noticed that the wooden items in my garden (fencing, shed, double gates in the driveway) look worn down and in a couple of places have a little bit of light green mossy stuff on. I know none of it has been treated for a...