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Old corrugated iron shed wall replacement

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by ort67, 8 Oct 2020.

  1. ort67

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    In my garden we have an old corrugated iron shed, the walls and roof are made from it.

    The back wall which is very sheltered by trees and a big earth bank is very rusted, some of the panels have already been taken away.

    My father wants to replace all the corrugated iron wall panels with a like for like swap with corrugated onduline like found the below link.

    I however think this is a bag idea as the onduline isn't very rigid, and you don't really see anyone else using it for wall panels, only roofs. I suggested replacing the panels with 1/2 inch plywood painted with a waterproof paint.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    https://www.wickes.co.uk/Onduline-3mm-Black-Corrugated-Bitumen-Sheet-950-x-2000mm/p/240039
     
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    Yes that is for roofing only not self supporting, is it an old air raid shelter?
    Does your shed have a frame or are the walls the support?
     
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  4. ort67

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    No it's not an old air raid shelter, I live in the highlands of Scotland, around here the trend use to be to make the sheds entirely out of corrugated iron, the walls and the roof. Parts of this shed is over 100 years old I think, my grandfather and great-grandfather made it.

    There is a wooden frame inside the shed, a bit rotten in parts, it has been patched and repaired here and there over the years, I'll put some photos on later.
     
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    Used to have corrugated iron sheds for our tools and a bit of shelter on building sites in the 60's all metal construction it was a bit nippy in there on a Monday morning in winter!:eek:
     
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    Just replace the old corrugated iron, with new corrugated iron. It comes in 2ft cover width, with sheet lengths to the nearest foot ie 5ft/6ft/10ft etc long.

    Or you can get box profile, which is 1m cover width.
     
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    There are many corrugated buildings round here, village halls, churches, houses, commercial buildings.

    A friend is a general builder, he was telling me he harled a tin house for someone 30+ years ago. Chicken mesh over the tin, then render on that.
    He was back working at the house last year, I dropped in for a look, it's still in good condition.
    They reckon the house was originally built a mile or two away, probably over 100 years ago, and at some point in history was dismantled and rebuilt where it stands now.
    I think it's a framework of 4x2s underneath the tin.
    Funnily enough I don't think you can get a mortgage on it!
     
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    Modern corrugated iron is 0.7mm thick and will rust quite quickly.

    Anderson shelters were 2mm

    Bituminous paint and galvanised washers will help.
     
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    so were nissan huts - apparently made in Japan;)
     
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    Here are some photos of the shed, my father says it was built in 1898, almost all the corrugated iron is original, most at the front is still in good condition, at the back and the roof it's not so good.

    Think we're going to keep the front which is still good, we need to replace the back and roof as there are lot of holes in them, they're starting to show their age despite having been there for around 122 years.
     

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    You might be better to ask around farmyards locally to source old wrinkly tin? The old stuff would be thicker?
     
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    Good old shed, best off not having all the timber, stones and leaves on the roof, it just accelerates rot. If the sheets are lifting in the wind get them secured down.
    Traditionally it was twist nails, with galv or rubber washers, which you can still get, but tek screws and an impact driver are easier!

    If you redo the roof defiantly worth adding a few skylights. You can get plastic/fibreglass to match the profile of the tin, or the old fashioned way was a tin sheet with a frame in the middle to take 2 panes of glass.
     
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    I agree with looking at the metre wide box section, it is galv and painted. On a farm which I sometimes take the tourer caravan, there is a derelict two story house, built using corrugated iron sheets.
     
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    I believe that Wales still has a lot of "tin chapels" that were bought mail order and assembled by the congregation. Don't know it's origin but somewhere in the Maidenhead /bray area is a village hall that looks the same
     
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    Do you think this shed is tin and not corrugated iron? I really don't know.
     
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    Corrugated still is often called "tin"
     
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