Bike shed construction

Another season, another shed. How much storage does one need? The clearing of the garden revealed such a large space underneath the thick trees that an additional shed seemed to be the obvious thing to do, in order to store the bikes and lawnmower. I got myself a 3′ by 8′ BillyOh Mini Keeper Overlap…

Shed building – storage extension

I decided to expand my storage capabilities and added a side store to our dunster house shed/summer house. It’s pretty much the same process as that of building the first part of the building.

Shed building – finishing touches

After finishing the roof, I installed the double glazed windows, roof trimmings, doors and floor. A danish oil was applied inside as a preservative. It’s now ready to move in!

Shed building – Setting up the roof.

Ideally you want to have to roof set up as quickly as you can once the shed structure is in place to avoid the walls and the interior getting wet. I gave the wooden planks for the roof a good waterproofing oil-based treatment in case the felt had any leak. The roof felt itself needs…

Shed building РAssembling the structure 

Once the base is in place, it’s important to make sure the building is always square as you slot the logs in individually. Those purlins are quite a job to fit in at 2.5m… My son decided he wanted to help with the wood treatment.

Shed building – Setting up the base

Shed base made of pressure-treated bearers and Dunster House rapidpad system. All bearers need to be strictly horizontals and same height. A good spirit level is a must, a laser version may help.

Shed building – clearing the grounds

Building a shed requires careful planning of the space it’s going into, and the ground needs to be reasonably flat before proceeding. This may require heavy machinery.