10x4 shed off of stucco house

by Paul Tyner
(Oceanside, CA USA)

Hello John,
I want to build a shed off of our house that is roughly 10'wide by 4'deep and will give us easy access to our 4 bicycles. I was thinking on each 4' end - we'll need a door and on half of the 10' section a sliding door giving us a 5ft wide slider. Make sense...?

It is on a newer concrete slab and I'd want to use that as the floor. What questions do you have?
Thank YOU for your assistance.

Paul Tyner

paultyner (at) msn (dot) com

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10x4 bike shed
by: John - Admin

Hi Paul,
Thanks for asking your question. I think that the size of shed that you are proposing sounds fine. Having doors both ends should allow you to get the bikes in and out easily enough. My bike shed has a door at only one end and I manage to get the bikes in and out OK with a bit of juggling at times. The sliding door on the long side could be useful if you need to work under cover, but may prove to be an accessory too far.

The absolute correct way to weather proof the junction between the shed and the house would be to break out the stucco locally to allow installation of flashing to waterproof the junction. A local builder should be able to show you what works in you area. You may be able to omit the flashing (I did on my bike shed) if the wall is sheltered and does not receive driving rain.

I hope that this is some help, let me know how you get on or if you have more questions.

All the best

John

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