build a shed ?

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by plumberstool, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. plumberstool

    plumberstool New Member

    Hi all, is it far more expensive to say knock up a cls frame and then cladd, rather than buy a pre made shed? and could it be clad in upvc cladding? why I ask this is where mine is now it gets so wet it has rotted and wondered if say you panelled just the side which gets all the weather with upvc would it last longer?
  2. dunc

    dunc New Member

    I looked into this recently. many of the doors in these sheds are just too short for me, some as small as 1.8 metres. Not enough headroom.
  3. joiner_sim

    joiner_sim New Member

    I'm guessing to buy a pre-made shed would be cheaper than constructing your own, especially if your time is your money and you could be out on a job instead. Pre-made shed is on a production line and so cheaper to build. However, can't see there being much of a difference in it, except for maybe your own time.
  4. > why I ask this is where mine is now it gets so wet it has rotted and wondered if say you panelled just the side which gets all the weather with upvc would it last longer?



    ...get a metal shed
  5. mailee

    mailee New Member

    Well guys I built my own shed/workshop and it worked out much cheaper than buying one. My shed is 23' x 13' and fully insulated and double glazed and only cost me a tad over £2000, that included the electrics too.
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  6. HudsonCarpentry

    HudsonCarpentry New Member

    I looked into building a shed recently and found that its cheap to buy one if your looking for a standard size one but if you wont one say larger then 8'x 8' then making one turns out cheaper, thats using Travis perkins as my wood supplier, you may find different with other suppliers.

    Cheers
  7. Guest

    Well guys I built my own shed/workshop and it worked
    out much cheaper than buying one. My shed is 23' x
    13' and fully insulated and double glazed and only
    cost me a tad over £2000, that included the electrics
    too.
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    Looks like the AMAZON
  8. mailee

    mailee New Member

    It is! and I cut down half of the rain forrest to build it! :)
  9. kitcheneer

    kitcheneer New Member

    Well guys I built my own shed/workshop and it worked
    out much cheaper than buying one. My shed is 23' x
    13' and fully insulated and double glazed and only
    cost me a tad over £2000, that included the electrics
    too.
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    Shouldn't there be a catflap?
  10. diyhopeful

    diyhopeful New Member

    Cheap shed are exactly that. Cheap cladding, cheap frame cheap roof.

    But they serve a purpose.

    If you want to spend any time in it build your own to your spec. Much better in the long run.
  11. big all

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    heres the pictures of my shed
    its half the size of malees masterpiece ;)but at least it dosn't need string to hold it up:D:D:D:;)

    i planned it from start to finnish with maximum flexability for the task in hand
    it has 9 double sockets at roof height for ease of use and to keep cables out the way easy access roof storage
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    the desighn is forever evolving ;)

    wood was around £750 base around £100 ELECTRICS around £150 so total around £100

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    sorry sorry sorry gets the better of a simpleton like me;););)
  15. MR DIAZ

    MR DIAZ Active Member

    That shed reminds me of a transformer ( robots in disguise ) well thought out indeed. Not one for sheds me but a can appreciate good work.
  16. HudsonCarpentry

    HudsonCarpentry New Member

    just as messy as me, must be a bloke thing
  17. oaknuts

    oaknuts New Member

    I have just started to build my own workshop, i`m trying to resemble a traditional barn, 6x6 posts on show at corners and the rest featheredge on 4 course b/wk and oversite and tiled hippeed roof I`m looking at about £2000 this will give me approx 6.0mtrs x 3.5 mtrs..

    i believe that building yourself incurrs more cost , but you then get a solid design that you want. Plus you get to be in the garden constructing it.
  18. kitcheneer

    kitcheneer New Member

    I have just started to build my own workshop, i`m
    trying to resemble a traditional barn, 6x6 posts on
    show at corners and the rest featheredge on 4 course
    b/wk and oversite and tiled hippeed roof I`m looking
    at about £2000 this will give me approx 6.0mtrs x 3.5
    mtrs..

    i believe that building yourself incurrs more cost ,
    but you then get a solid design that you want. Plus
    you get to be in the garden constructing it.

    Would you need planning permission for something that size?
  19. Cookoid

    Cookoid New Member

    Some hardcore shed porn here. Not sure way to go for my 8x10 shed. Don't have time to build myself so would be paying someone. Would it be reasonable to say I would be looking at 2-3 days for chippy plus assistant assuming the base was in place?
  20. oaknuts

    oaknuts New Member


    Would you need planning permission for something that
    size?

    Good point, but no you do not, as long as you adhere to a few points

    no part is nearer to a highway than either the original dwellinghouse or 20 metres (whichever is the nearer);

    no part exceeds four metres in height if it has a ridged roof, or three metres in any other case;

    the area covered by all buildings does not exceed half of the total garden area, excluding the area of the original dwellinghouse.

    An outbuilding will count as an extension if its volume is greater than 10 cubic metres and it is closer than five metres to the dwelling.

    cheers

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