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Volvorsport

posted on 10/7/16 at 10:52 AM Reply With Quote
3m x 3m shed

As the title says , wanting to build a 3m square shed on the back of my new garage . I can buy a steel one for approx 500 quid . Struggling to get under that for timber unless I use reclaimed pallets / scaffold boards. It's only 3 sided . Any suggestions or pointers greatly appreciated

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hizzi

posted on 10/7/16 at 11:32 AM Reply With Quote
have you priced using timber kit sheething ply. 2.4x1.2 sheet around£10
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 10/7/16 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
Buy the wood and build it your self wouldn't cost £500 quid 3by3 inch frame external ply roof external ply sides or cladding I did it many years ago to the back of my pre fab garage .
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JoelP

posted on 10/7/16 at 08:29 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be surprised if external ply was good enough. Would need treating.





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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 10/7/16 at 08:39 PM Reply With Quote
I made mine with a 3 by 3 frame ply roof with roofing felt and shed cladding planks
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loggyboy

posted on 10/7/16 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
Im half way thru doing a fairly sturdy 4x2 timber shed from scratch. Spent about 450 to date on frame, panels, paint and screws/ironmongery, and budgeting for a further 2-300 on conc base, osb/felt roof and glazing.





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nick205

posted on 11/7/16 at 08:02 AM Reply With Quote
I'd have thought 4x2 timber frame roofed with exterior ply and felt with sides clad in overlapping horizontal exterior feather edge planks. Material cost must be sub £500 and build it yourself - finish it with an exterior grade fence type sealant and perhaps guttering to control rainwater flow. For my money a hardcore and concrete base would have to go down raising the shed off the soil to prevent rain soaking in and give you a solid floor.






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ste

posted on 11/7/16 at 12:45 PM Reply With Quote
I had the same space so built this;

started by using some treated rails screwed to the fence posts

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Then screwed onto that some 15mm OSB3 sheets which are external structural grade

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3 x 2 studding to make the roof

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Visqueen down and 3" of concrete poured.

Roof sheets are reclaimed ones from a farmer friend

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Studding used to make a frame at the front

OSB screwed to the inner front wall

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Then front covered with shiplap and painted with cuprinol wood paint. Door made the same way.

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Not too sure on cost but probably under £500

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ste

posted on 11/7/16 at 01:00 PM Reply With Quote
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Volvorsport

posted on 11/7/16 at 09:07 PM Reply With Quote
Nice one.





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MikeR

posted on 11/7/16 at 09:17 PM Reply With Quote
My biggest (only) concern with that is the water running off the roof into the gap between the fence / side. It will get wet and have no way of drying out.
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posted on 11/7/16 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by MikeR
My biggest (only) concern with that is the water running off the roof into the gap between the fence / side. It will get wet and have no way of drying out.


will have a gutter at some point into a water butt

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posted on 12/7/16 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
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My biggest (only) concern with that is the water running off the roof into the gap between the fence / side. It will get wet and have no way of drying out.


will have a gutter at some point into a water butt [/quot

From experience gutters and rainwater control are necessary. Wet wood rots quickly and the interior space can get wet too.






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Rosco86

posted on 12/7/16 at 12:16 PM Reply With Quote
careful with the metal sheds as the condensation can be a nightmare!





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Volvorsport

posted on 22/7/16 at 05:22 PM Reply With Quote
Well. I answered my own question and bought 10 pallets from work for a fiver. 2.5m long 1.25 wide. We get them with full size stainless sheet for the laser machines





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