Building things from scratch is never as easy as it looks when you are still on the drawing "board".
And even with all this I know most people need further instructables, preferably with pictures and videos that can guide them into every little step of the building process.
And don't forget that a shed is much simpler than a house - there's nothing to worry about.
We've all been there: not having an idea where to start, what kind of shed we need, where should we place it, do we need shed at all. This is a short article that introduces the most common types of sheds, styles of roofs etc. This is really the most complete list explaining the difference of shed types depending on various categorizations. If you prefer watching videos to reading, this short one will give you ideas about selecting your shed.
Few free plans are available in PDF format on this site (click on the large shed picture at right).
I recommend you however if you really want to build a good shed to spend $5 - $25 for good clear plans. Although it's a kind of commercial, this 2 minutes video is very helpful in showing the little details. If you prefer more detailed instructions, check out this one - it's 4 pages and has a lot of detailed drawings. I bet you aren't interested to build exactly this, however it will be very useful and interesting to people who want to build or repair a metal shed.
Few drawings here show in nice details parts of the building process when using a shed kit. This is a very exciting idea and accordingly to the guide it looks relatively simple to do.


Step-by-step guide from start to end - assembling a shed from kit of from parts you have built yourself.
This is not exactly a guide and not exactly about sheds - but you'll get some great inspiration!
You need to think about maintenance and repair no matter if you've built or bought your garden shed - especially in the winter. No, you aren't going to build your shed in 10 minutes, but this 10 minutes long video will show you everything you need to know about building a shed. See our most popular sheds, the Kent Apex Wooden Outdoor Garden Shed, Essex Pent Wooden Garden Shed and Canterbury Garden Shed Pressure Treated!
It's sometimes a bit scary to leave the computer and the drawings, get the tools and start working on a project with nothing, but few planks, nails and screws. I've tried to include the best ones that can be found and to cover each of the sub-steps of the shed building process. This discussion is from UK, if you are located elsewhere, you may need to look for further information.
Even if you design them yourself, you should have drawings before you start work - otherwise you may end up with nothing usable.
We have a short visual guide on the topic, but there are different ways to build the foundation. The foundations don't need to differ much, but still if you are planning to buy or build a vinyl one, this is a great discussion thread to check. It is extremely important that all garden buildings are constructed on a firm and level base which is constructed from the correct, durable material. We also specialize in Custom Made Sheds and delivery areas include London and the South East, including Kent, Essex, Sussex, Surrey, Middlesex, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & Middlesex. Certainly the introductory course and the other articles on this site have given you the initial idea what to do and hopefully some confidence in your knowledge.


Assembling the base incorrectly can lead to future deterioration of the product such as doors dropping out of square, thus becoming complicated to use or causing a water leakage. The visual guides like the one about building a shed roof are the next good starting point.
Note: The incorrect assembling of a garden building on an incorrect base is also likely to void any guarantee that may come with your shed. First of all, always remember that placing the base too close to any walls, fences or other objects may cause problems. Branches are likely to grow and come into contact with your shed, so do your best to avoid. Check for overhanging foliage regularly as any rubbing on the roofing felt may well lead to your shed becoming vulnerable to adverse weather conditions and even rain. The reason for the original excavation to be 2" bigger all round is to take into consideration the wooden frame, you will now have an internal area exactly 8'x 6'.
If you decide to use thicker timber you will need to take this into consideration at the stringing out stage.
A concrete mix of 5 parts ballast 1 part cement should now be mixed and poured into the area, enough concrete should be poured so that it is just proud of the formwork, it can now be tampered down level and flat using a straight piece of solid timber, the result is a smooth level concrete pad. This wooden frame can then be levelled into the pea shingle for a well drained wooden base.
Which ever base you decide to build it is important that the floor has enough support the entire length of the building and this support has to be level and flat.



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