Garden shed 8ft x 16ft

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
Looking for a decent garden shed. Dont really like the look of most o have seen on market and ones i do like are too expensive. So thinking of making my own any one got some plans for a decent pent shed?
 

multi power

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Location
pembrokeshire
Looking for a decent garden shed. Dont really like the look of most o have seen on market and ones i do like are too expensive. So thinking of making my own any one got some plans for a decent pent shed?
I have got one about that size, the walls were bulging out and roof sagging, so I made a angle iron truss and legs to the floor, and tin on roof, it's spot on now
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
I have got one about that size, the walls were bulging out and roof sagging, so I made a angle iron truss and legs to the floor, and tin on roof, it's spot on now
This is why i dont want to buy on as even the cheap ones this size start at £800 and for one half decent is at least £1500. One i seen i really like is double that!

Got most of the gear just need the ideas! Got mitre saw etc just need to buy a cheap air nail gun.
 

phillipe

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the only thing to know is what you are going to keep in it? anything thats rusts insulate the shed walls and roof ,gutters ,line the inside with osb so no corners for dust ,good double doors with good locks,no windows ,concrete base to stop rats,put it up on one or two courses of bricks to stop damp
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
the only thing to know is what you are going to keep in it? anything thats rusts insulate the shed walls and roof ,gutters ,line the inside with osb so no corners for dust ,good double doors with good locks,no windows ,concrete base to stop rats,put it up on one or two courses of bricks to stop damp
Yes i do intend to insulate it and have power so not quite looking for your average domestic garden shed:)
Will have a concrete base for sure.

I think the technical name for such a shed is man cave:D
 

ACEngineering

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Location
Oxon
What sort of design do you want? I'll draw how to make it :)
Pent i think so flat roof but im not a fan of felt so sheets of some sort. Father inlaw got some corrugated sheets of black stuff on his shed from wickes that seem okay.
Something with decent height which i believe 2.5metres is the max with out planning? Door in end and i guess a window on the long side.

Have i missed anything?
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
i would leave the window out
depends what you going to keep it it
The usual garden stuff mower wheel barrow spade etc, kids toys, a tumble dryer over spill from the house as we have no loft storage. Bench etc for making-fixing house stuff.

I'll not be using it to fix telehandlers:whistle:
 

Bob c

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds
The usual garden stuff mower wheel barrow spade etc, kids toys, a tumble dryer over spill from the house as we have no loft storage. Bench etc for making-fixing house stuff.

I'll not be using it to fix telehandlers:whistle:
did not think you would be
just thinking of the unwanted snoopers about looking in windows seeing what you got
 

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