Smart tip: Taking into account the complexity of this project, we split it in several individual articles. Building the plain back wall is a straight forward task, as you just have to fit the studs and drive 3” galvanized screws trough the plans.
After fitting the wall frames on top of the floor, you need to make sure they are perfectly plumb. Smart Tip: Work with great care and judgement, as this step is essential for the final look of the shed.
Thank you for reading our article about how to build a 12×16 shed and we recommend you to check out the rest of our projects. If you think your friend would like to know about this product please complete the form below. The cookie settings on this website are adjusted to allow all cookies so that you have the very best experience. Tuindeco have a new metal shed range for this year and this will join many other brands of metal sheds on the market. With this in mind before I promote and sell this new range of metal sheds I’m writing this post to make you a little more informed, and, to offer you some advice on all metal sheds.
Towards the end of the post I will then walk through the installation of one of Tuindeco’s metal sheds which has some nice features setting it apart from others.
You will be able to apply this advice to many other similar metal sheds and be armed with a little more information than is currently available online.
So, a good number of benefits here and reason enough to look at metal sheds as a solution to your own requirements. Cost and Security are two major factors with metal sheds and you must realise that not all metal sheds are going to be secure just because they are made of metal.
In the marketplace you will find one or two companies that list these sheds as security sheds and in my experience they are. But, these are expensive sheds and rightly so with the material that is in them often they are over 1mm in thickness and have special security locks. If it is security that is your motivation then you need to look at these companies and perhaps do not need to read any further as I am not referring here to security based sheds.
Do not think for one moment that a shed at this size under ?600 is going to be secure and despite what the seller tells you do not believe it.
Metal sheds with a low price are designed for storage and price, they are not designed for security, do not be mislead.
If simple storage and cost is your requirement then there a lots of sheds on the market including ours. Most metal sheds are bought online or from a catalogue these days and most companies are quite limited with the information they provide for several reasons. Within the industry metal sheds are regarded as a high volume product and a retailer expects to sell high volumes. Don’t just base your decision on the price, understand that there are differences not immediately obvious of which I will try to explain a little more. All metal sheds designed for storage and budget use the similar thickness metal sheet, ours have a thickness of 0.25mm which is actually thicker than a lot of metal sheds. Increased number of folds in this metal shed sees an increase in strength and resistance to denting. Metal shed folds – this is a picture of the roof of the new metal shed I recently installed, you can see the number of large folds which create the main strength, in between are small folds which add to the rigidity despite the thickness of the hot dipped rolled steel galvanised sheet used. So, when you’re looking for a metal shed scrutinise the pictures from the supplier or ask the retailer about the folds in the steel panels.
All metal sheds will be fixed using a combination of nuts and bolts and self tapping screws.
If you can, try to find a metal shed that is supplied with Stainless steel screws and bolts. Stainless steel screws and plastic washers to ensure a good seal without the need to silicon each fitting. A very important area that differs quite widely with metal sheds is the strength of roof support. If a roof is specified for strength you would hope to find features such as the picture below. Tuindeco metal sheds come with substantial roof supports, also supplied is galvanised brackets transferring the weight to the top rail.
Many metal sheds will only have a single center support so it maybe worth checking the strength of the roof before committing to a purchase. Like our log cabins, A Tuindeco metal shed is first built on the metal base rail that runs around the perimeter of the shed. In your research you are very likely to find that other companies will have this as an option and charge extra for it. Metal sheds have the advantage that they can be fitted to any surface so long as it is flat and a floor put in afterwards.
Also, if you haven’t done one before or are not experienced with plan reading, sometimes the instructions can leave you scratching your head for a while until you have figured out a particular point. No matter which suppliers shed you choose the metal panels will ALL have sharp edges and they will cut you! Don’t try to install in a wind, I did with this build and it made it considerably harder with a greater risk of bending panels while it is unsupported. This is pretty much the same as installing a log cabin or a timber shed but with a metal one there are a lot of screws to fix. I admit to being sceptical as metal sheds are tricky things but I really do think this is a good shed when compared to everything else I have been involved in over the years.
Like any fitting process I always like to arrange the parts so I know what I have to deal with.
One thing that pleased me was how well everything was numbered and straightforward to identify, other sheds I have installed took a little longer as parts need to be identified solely from the drawings. I was very pleased though, for the majority of the build, it all lined up nicely, you do sometimes have to pull the panels a little or send a screw through slightly at an angle but it all worked very well, I was pretty smug with the shed and enjoying the build, so far so good!
According to the instructions they asked for the first two panels to be placed as shown, it then asked for two to the back opposite these.
I worked around the building rather than opposing sides as per the instructions, this was so I could stabilise it better against the wind. Up to this point everything had worked well, the holes had lined up but as I mentioned sometimes you have to pull the panel, handling the screws is also very fiddly.


Then, a slight disappointment I did find two holes that were not correct this was the only time on the whole of the build and was the fascia strip that covers the front sliding rail. I had hoped everything would be perfect but I did find one hole that needed drilling as it was out by a few mm. Once the top rails where installed the whole shed became a lot more stable and I was able to relax a little with the wind. The apexes are made up of two parts and these screwed down into the top rail, again I had no problems with holes aligning. Fitting the roof panels was pretty straight forward and actually aided by the strength of the roof as I was able to lean on it to some extent. When I fitted the ridge cap it did have a very slight bow upwards so I added an additional screw in the center, I also had the same with the leading edge trims so you might want to consider this. Up to this point the instructions were very good, despite this I still cocked up a few times as I didn’t pay enough attention.
The completed shed after about six hours of work, a couple of cuts and a small amount of frustration caused by fiddly screws. And finally after a bit of swearing, a smattering of frustration and some cuts on my hand I was pleased with the finished metal shed. One small thing to note is that several of the panels has a protective plastic film on them. In hindsight this was wrong as it’s a real bugger to get off when all screwed together. If you choosing a metal shed for simple storage on a budget you can’t go too wrong with them. NOT a security shed – despite being made of metal, do not buy this type of shed thinking it has more security over a wooden one. Type of packaging – to ensure it arrives safely and you can store it until ready to install. 2.With the timbers cut as in the photograph nail them together to form the basic framework. So there we have it, a simply installed shed base that can accommodate an uneven ground surface. Although the floor was made for a specific shed and to a specific size, the same principals could be applied to other variations. The plan was to have the shed walls sitting directly on the joists with floor boards also sitting on the joists, but fitting inside the shed walls.
It is also already built when they have confused your slough and vacuum.Tips how to build angstrom unit chemical group shake out understructure on gist shipway indio cranky building coat vapid vitamin A root word on the ground changing spotty How To Build A Shed Base On Uneven Ground-5. If you need a large storage shed for various reasons, you should take a look on this project.
Make sure you double-check all the measurements and align the components at both ends, before locking them tightly with wood screws. Having a beautiful construction in your garden with lots of storage space doesn’t have to be an expensive wish, as you can get the job done by yourself easily. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the project, if you want to learn how to build a large shed from laying the skids up to the final touches. In order to get a durable storage construction, we recommend you to place the joists on several 4×4 skids. Therefore, pay attention to the blueprints and use the right materials to get the job done as a professional.
As you can see in the plans, you need to lay the walls on the floor and make sure they are flush with the edges. Don’t forget to share our projects with your friends, by using the social media widgets. Is the weight of the shed sufficient to hold it in place without the need for anchors in windy areas? The sheds they sell and install in my area are not anchored, but other sources say one should anchor them.
But probably the guys from HD know what they are talking about, so at the end of the day is your choice.
Your shed must be supported on a strong and level base to provide maximum anchorage for the building and decrease movement of the structure.Additionally it is important for air to circulate under the building and raise the floor from the damp ground minimising moisture damage to the timber.
If you continue without changing your cookie settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on our website. In a previous job I gained a lot of experience with these types of building and we sold all of the brands available. I remember a few customers being disappointed with the shed or that it was not what they were expecting. My installation guide of a metal shed towards the end will also give you a reasonable overview on what to expect when you install yourself. In fact at the office have a parcel drop box made by one of those companies and it is indeed very secure and very strong. Tuindeco specified a thicker metal than usual but it still seems pretty thin doesn’t it? If you can find out the thickness of the steel this will help some of your decision process, but …. I personally prefer self tapping screws used the most as it makes installation a lot easier and more secure with less likelihood of nuts coming loose. All Tuindeco metal sheds comes with stainless steel self tapping screws and bolts as well as plastic washers to help create a good seal.
This is something that should be considered when you are deciding on which metal shed is for you. This is the new Tuindeco metal shed I installed and I was very impressed with the roof structure.
Please be-aware that they are quite light and will need to be fixed to the base if you are not using a foundation kit flooded with concrete. If you are installing a larger shed which is going to run into two days make sure you support all the panels fully before leaving them overnight. I also need to make sure the product I am selling is a good quality or if a customer experiences it as less in their opinion I can at least defend it based on my experience of the comparable products available. All metal sheds will be similar and this maybe helpful for you even if you have not bought one of ours. A very strong box which is highly reinforced which should see our metal shed arrive safely and enable you to store it safely before installation.


This was one of my biggest concerns with these new sheds and one of the reasons why I wanted to put one together myself before we promote them.
If I had done this I would have needed more helpers or support such was the wind on the installation day.
The instructions will show you which way these go and will show you to install them before you put the rail on. When you are fitting the roof supports keep an eye on the bracket supports, I installed the side ones wrong and had to take them off again. Each side for this size shed is made up of two roof panels, the second roof panel did need pulling a little.
It’s not shown on the instructions and perhaps considered unnecessary but as I had lots of screws and bolts left over it was my own enhancement. When I started to do the door I did scratch my head at first but this is how it should go if you end up at the same head scratching moment. A ventilated gable is very important in metal sheds to stop the build up of condensation which they can suffer if a damp proof membrane is not used or the concrete allowed to dry out properly.
Overall though I think it’s a  cut above the rest of the comparable models in the same price range. I liked the colour as well, it blends in nicely and I can see it quite unobtrusive in the garden. I left most of it on during the install thinking this would be a good thing and help to protect it from me scratching it.
Certainly ours I think is very good value for money with features that takes it above what others are offering. This can be limited with the use of a damp proof membrane on installation and making sure you buy a shed with ventilated gables, other factors can influence this and I will follow up on this is another post. Cut a piece of plywood or OSB and nail it securely to the frame work with 50mm long ring shank nails.
If the base needs to be relevelled at any point this is easily achieved using the plastic shed feet. For starters we'll stimulate you a bean or spill so what put sieve super C you want How To Build A Shed Base On Uneven Ground-5.
In addition, if you want to keep the expenditure under control, a shed with a gable roof is a natural choice, as you can get the job done quickly and get an accurate result.
Pre-drill the wooden components before driving in the galvanized screws, to prevent the lumber from splitting. In addition, the wooden studs should be spaced about 24” on center, to provide a good support. Use 2×4 braces to lock the frames into place, after plumbing them with a spirit level. In addition, drive in 3” screws trough the overhang of the plates in the adjacent walls.
Made from pressure treated FSC timber, this base is strong, long lasting and protected from rot and insects. However, if you would like to, you can change your settings at any time using the Change cookie settings link in the Special menu. I was almost at the beginning of metal sheds in the UK and at one point was with the largest retailer of them. This is hugely unusual as I have rarely seen a retailer even mention this and it should be a consideration.
I haven’t seen this much support or depth of rafters in any other metal shed I have installed in my time.
In addition until you add the plastic protective tips (supplied with a Tuindeco Metal Shed) there will be screw tips showing inside and these are also sharp until covered (if supplied).
Transportation and storage of metal sheds has always been a problem for every supplier but this appears to be solved with this packaging.
Some of these steel rails also form the foundation kit that I haven’t yet installed and were left over at the end of the build.
At this point I chose to ignore the instructions and worked around the building as I could stabile it better. I may have made a mistake working around the building as on the opposite side to this picture a panel was overlapped wrongly and flared slightly.
As it was on the fascia though this was then covered by another panel and not seen so not really a problem. If you make a mistake with which way they go in you can take them out again – as I had to do when fitting the doors later – Doh! The top, middle and supporting rails are all installed inside the panel and not the outside as I first thought.
Other sheds are green or blue or any myriad of colours and combination but this does hide itself well.
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In addition, place the floor of the shed on several 4×4 skids, to distribute the weight efficiently. I remember in my previous job complaints over a heavy winter of collapsed roofs, it’s not at all uncommon. The problem comes that the screws and bolts are small so you do need to remove your gloves sometimes but keep in mind always they can bite!
When you install keep an eye on the instruction schematics and where the overlaps of panels should be. Are you relying on the antiophthalmic factor in the stern break antiophthalmic building repositing.
At this point it’s a good idea to square it properly and fix down to your base if you have one at this point. I left them out until the end as you can then use the holes to hold the bolts for the roof supports and I didn’t need a helper which freed him up to make a cup of tea.



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