1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. J

    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 :)
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  13. J

    Ideas on back garden workshop outbuilding shed construction materials

    Planning to build a workshop around 8x5m on my back garden. Ideally would need to be warm enough to be used during winter without freezing. As I have a limited budget, I`m looking for any suggestion on materials and construction methology to optimise the outcome. Thanks
  14. N

    Cold water feed to shed - cannot easily bury deep near house

    I am running a cold water feed to my shed, about 10m from the house. The house already has a cold water tap on the outside, and I intend to plumb into it (keeping the tap for garden work) but having a permanent feed to the shed. I am digging a trench to the required depth (~750mm) but within...
  15. B

    DIY Shed - things to consider...

    Hi all, so I'm going to be building myself a shed, 24x9ft. Framed floor & roof, framed walls, plywood or OSB sheets on outside and in, some kind of membrane on outside and then maybe feather board clubbing, pent roof. I'm trying to get an idea of tools I would need to make it easier for me. I...
  16. D

    Water dripping from shed ceiling

    Hi there First time using this forum so many thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide, it's very much appreciated! I'm in England - cold winters, warm summers. I have a new shed (installed December) which, for the last two days, has dripped onto the floor from the ceiling for five...
  17. C

    2008 Outstanding by Keter 6x4 Garden Shed. Instructions anyone?

    I have acquired a Keter shed, still boxed and unassembled, for free from an elderly lady locally. Unfortunately the instructions, although present, had got wet and stuck together making them almost completely unreadable. I have been in touch with Keter who were unable to provide any assistance...
  18. BoudinC

    Relocating/moving a shed

    Good afternoon guys n gals, I have an 8 x 6 ft shed which i need to move temporarily to lay some paving. Do i need to disassemble it or can it be moved in one piece? Access is available to only 3 of the 4 corners so was thinking of using a spanish windlass or similar to provide something...
  19. MP1

    Small shed - wall construction for render

    Hello, I am constructing a small shed (3.5m x 2.2m) that will be used only for storage. I want to render the external walls with the K-Rend silicone render to match my outbuilding and my house. I was wondering if you could help me understand what the best way to construct the shed is so that it...
  20. N

    Help me decide on a base for lean-to bike store

    I'm about to start building a lean-to bike store, but I can't decide what type of base I should use. The area was filled with gravel, which I previously thought was on soil, but after clearing out the area, it turns out there's concrete underneath. However, the concrete slopes away from the...