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Building a shed!!

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by EFCLee1, 23 Aug 2011.

  1. EFCLee1

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    Not sure about my concrete laying ability would still consider it, if its cheaper than doing a wooden base then it seems the right thing to do

    Only snag is I have a drain at bottom of the garden! will take some snaps later see what u think
     
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    As u can see other people have said they too have built a wooden base for a shed, also not buried 1ft the wooden stakes are buried 1ft and would secure the wooden frame to the stakes, get it!!!!

    Supose you could say I am a crackpot if I went ahead and followed my nose, but I didnt ive ran this idea past you guys and so far some good advice, will show u the end result and even full list of costs

    That link was dead! but they do 8x8 inc floor for £440 so not that far of Argos!!

    And these shed are put together with panel pins and staples I want something a bit stronger
     
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    "i cut them in half" do you mean the blocks so they come in a set size? can u send me a bnq link please

    Will the floor plan i done suffice, how many blocks would I need if there all 2 foot apart assuming I use them inside the frame too

    Up to now cheapest 8x8 I have found is £440 inc floor, any idea how close to this it could end up costing me?
     
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    Nice, not going too elaborate though to be honest keep it simple stupid! :)
     
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    The link works fine, an 8x8 with floor is under £300 delivered.

    If you want a stronger shed, why are you planning to build it with 2x1 and MDF?! I think you'll find those sheds far stronger than anything you're able to build yourself..
     
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    As Monkeh posted, my link works fine m8, suggest you try it again.
    http://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/Wooden-Sheds/BillyOh-40M-Lincoln-Overlap-Apex-Shed

    8 x 8 overlap apex shed with floor is £290 including free delivery to Liverpool.
    http://www.gardenbuildingsdirect.co.uk/Basket.aspx

    As I said I’m sure 15 minutes on Google will find you something even cheaper.

    So a shed base constructed from MDF over a 2 x 1 timber frame with no intermediate supposrts is strong then :confused: . Nail gun construction will be far stronger than anything you can put together with nails or even screws; if your unsure buy yourself an additional bag of nails.
     
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    Works for me now too, £290 inc floor not a bad price that

    How much would all these materials cost I mean come on its not rocket science putting a shed together, am no joiner but can do some things quite easy check out my rabbit hutch and lets get passed this 2x1 nonsense its already been pointed out that would not suffice my OP was only an idea

    Its been pointed out to me by a qualified joiner that these type of shed are not very strong so ide rather build my own frame with something thats gonna last

    And as usual in typical monkey fashion you have to be insulting!
     
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    Hmm our reputation does proceed us! and I was gonna be ur 89th thank you!

    :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Oh so insulting to tell it how it is..

    Properly treated, those sheds will last quite some time.

    To give you an idea of cost for building your own, the floor material will cost £40. The roof will be another £40. That's just sheet material. Then you'll need all the structural timber, that's another £40 at least for the floor and I'm too lazy to work it out for the roof. Then there's all the walls.

    The shiplap cladding will cost you over £200. So we've got £320 and we've not got most of the framing, doors, felt, screws or nails, fixings (door handles, hinges..), nor any of the extra tools you'll probably need.

    Then there's the problem of actually building it. A rabbit hutch is a far cry from a shed.
     
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    How is totally guessing prices giving me an idea, very bizzare!!


    Arguing with a troll is beneath me so will leave it at that
     
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    Who said I'm guessing?

    19x125mm shiplap cladding, £1.70 per meter. To match the dimensions of the shed suggested here, that's at least 115m worth. Not including wastage due to supplied lengths, damage, miscuts, etc. That's £200 right there. 18mm OSB for the floor is £19.95 a sheet. 11mm OSB for the roof deck is £13.95 a sheet, you would need three sheets.

    I was off on the floor structure though, try closer to £70 for something solid.
     
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    What difference does it make

    Come on tell it like it is

    One is more expensive than the other but both do same thing
     
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    My 2.4m X 2m shed came to £360, 4x2 frame, clad internally with osb for strength and clad externally with ship-lap except rear which was ply as it's against a fence. Felted osb roof.
     
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