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Looking good.

Is the frame twisted/hinges out of alignment? or just getting snagged on the excluder?

If it's excluder (hope so), can't you just lube them up and open and close a few times?
 
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This is a good read, looking forward to seeing the end result.
 
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The door has proven a trial and is now sticking in the wet (swollen). Need to sort it later but no time.

Latest task has been to sort out the old footings and tidy them up.

As a reminder this is what the wall looked like when I started the shed. My new floor level was lower than the footings on the rear wall. I had to underpin them.

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And here it is after filling in and lining with concrete and then rendered:

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Today I managed to get three of four facia boards on ready for the roofers. Pic later as it is all covered up again.
 
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Was just thinking, it's been a while since your last post, I enjoy having a read/look at your pics.

Are you lobbing anything on the floor, or just having concrete?
 
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Was just thinking, it's been a while since your last post, I enjoy having a read/look at your pics.

Are you lobbing anything on the floor, or just having concrete?

I have been pondering my options. I may just go with chucking down some thin underlay and either T&G floor boards or T&G chipboard with Lino on.
 
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Nice to see how far you got; how did you insulate the back wall.
Ah you have just made me think. I haven’t insulated the back wall. I have just rendered the outside of it to waterproof it but no insulation. I may batten and OSB it with some Rock Wool?
 
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Ok so now that I have some time off I have managed to get some more work done.

Scratch coat of render applied to the back of the rear wall:

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And the Siberian Larch cladding has arrived. Looks very good quality with only one visible split in one end of one of the pieces:

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Measured, marked, cut and fitted battens to one side. The battens are 38 x 50 as recommended by Brookridge Timber (the sellers) and secured with 5 x 70mm screws. Cut ends were treated with Cuprinol rot an insect treatment:

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Finally after weeks of battling a flu virus and with the weather against me today feeling better and the sun shining I managed to get one side clad.

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The cladding sits proud by the distance of 1 x batten and the width of a sheet of cladding so the front cladding will butt up against the inside of the sides.
 
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Very nice!!! How did you choose the cladding?
Thanks
After lots of research, rather than go for a cheap softwood I was advised to get Siberian Larch. It is slow grown and should last 25 years or so (can't remember exactly).
Not cheap though about £4.50 per linear meter. Got it through Timber Click, as advised on these forums. Worked out to be one of the cheaper sellers.

I was going to use a cement board but decided on wood. My only issue is that it will go silver grey due to UV from the sun and I am still looking / considering a protective clear coat.
 
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Weather was a little better yesterday - apart from a Hail Storm :) - so, more work.

Started to clad the front of the building. Slow progress as I need to do twice as much cutting due to the window. The bottom piece was straightforward but before securing the second piece I had to work out the simplest way of getting the piece in that will sit on the underside of the window. After marking and cutting out the recess for the window I suddenly realised that I would simply be able to hold the upper piece in place and slide the section underneath in. Brilliant solution.

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By the end of the day I managed to get up to the top of the window but in my haste I cut another piece for the left side but then realised this piece needed to run the length of the frontage!! Oh well it started to get dark so I packed up.

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In preparation for the next piece however I fitted another batten across the top of the window. There are also battens either side of the window. These - and the edges of the cladding - will be covered with some UPVC trim.

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Third side completed:
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Just a small area on the front side to finish now - looks like I will be down to the very last piece of cladding :)

Small problem identified with mould on the underside of the roof. Moisture and lack of ventilation :) Not sure what to do with this - thread started in woodworking area to find out.

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OK sos yesterday having a bright day and a day off of work I managed to finally get the guttering sorted out. Last week (I think) the last coat (Gel Coat) got done on the roof also, so bar the shouting the outside is almost done.

Fitted the facia Board Trim:

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Other side not being a right angle was a bit of a problem. After fitting it I thought it was going to cause an issue with the guttering but it turned out ok :)

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Got the guttering fitted with the correct fall:

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Slight problem with the down pipe as I had not factored in the overhang - hence only one bracket.

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Poshest shed in the street :)

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