My 2nd shed build.

  1. vw1

    vw1 Member

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    Hi will be building another small shed at top of garden. Area will be 12ft X 8ft.

    Just before I order some lumber from selco I just need run a few things by you.

    I won't be doing concrete base like last time. The area has slabs already so plan was 6x2 treated dry kiln ? But don't want it laid on uneven slabs. Thinking out loud I was going to use concrete blocks leftover from my other shed build on all four corners and middle ?

    So basically it's off the slabs and laid onto the concrete blocks?

    Your thoughts and suggestions greatly appreciated.

    Regards .
     
  2. TechnicAl

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    I did one like that 20 years ago.....its still standing........used a DPC between the bricks and the timber
     
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  3. 123hotchef Member

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    what he said,
    Will it have a wooden floor?
    is it catching wil I be doing 2nd soon too?
     
  4. TechnicAl

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    Ive got 3 sheds....Im itching to demolish 2 and build another.....Ive also got a big wooden gazebo that I would like to redesign....
     
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  5. vw1

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    Yes wood floor .
     
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  6. RonMig

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    When I built my last shed/workshop I used the slabs from my previous one for the floor, but this time put a membrane below the slabs to stop moisture wicking through / rising damp.
    Breeze blocks round the edge with dpc layer on top, then wooden frame on top of that. The only concrete was when I made my doorstep :laughing:
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    @ TechnicAl - I've been using a popup gazebo to protect my outside workarea but want to make a wooden framed one but am struggling with design decisions :dontknow: - what upgrades will you be making, care to pass on some lessons learned?
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  7. vw1

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    Obviously by me doing it this way will make the base higher of the floor not a problem really.

    Between the floor joist and OSB do I need a vapour barrier ? I can't stop vermin making nests underneath either ?
     
  8. MysterG

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    Can't help re vapour barrier ... I didn't.
    Mine is on blocks/bricks and I just filled the gaps with mesh to prevent animals getting under there.

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  9. Morrisman

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    I’ve got really anal with mine and even stapled damp proof course to the bottom of my bench legs, just in case anything creeps up through the concrete base. :ashamed:
     
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  10. slim_boy_fat

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    Weeds, if you give them enough time. :scared: :laughing:
     
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  11. vw1

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    The strip down begins . Can't
    stop now.
     
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  12. vw1

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    I ordered a 4 yard skip this morning £150 but won't get it till Friday. Thinking about it today that I mite need next size up shall phone them and see how much for 6 yard skip tomorrow .
     
  13. vw1

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    Phoned skip and ordered next size up. Took the rest of the 2st half of the shed down. I replace two fence panels that were to one side of the shed . Both of them were shot like paper totally fell apart .
     
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  14. vw1

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    Another update had a good long day yesterday. Skip almost full so getting my money's worth I hope.

    I have ordered some 6x2 for the floor from selco it's arriving Tuesday .

    Think area I'm looking at is 12ft X 9ft
     
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  15. Lazurus

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    So how much is a skip these days, I will be needing one after house move?
     
  16. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    I paid £190 for a 5 cube a month ago.
     
  17. vw1

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    £185
     
  18. Blackolive

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    We’ll be needing a skip. Recycling centres open but very restricted in what you can and cant dump :(
     
  19. vw1

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    Area clean now for start of the floor . Lumber for the floor is been delivered tomorrow sometime so hopefully early so I can get on weather permitting.
     
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  20. vw1

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    Had delivery of floor joists this afternoon so got busy with it. Just finished and done in now . I shall finish rest off tomorrow then next delivery is Monday .
     
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