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September 01, 2008


Welcome to the first issue of Shed Building Monthly.

Thankyou for subscribing to Shed Building Monthly, I hope you enjoyed the 3-dimensional shed introduced during Shed Week.

Shed Building Monthly is a fairly brief newsletter to keep you up to date with what’s going on at Secrets-Of-Shed-Building.

This month the big news is the start of a shed design competition where you can win construction drawings of your perfect shed.

There is a summary of last months articles with links to each one.

Also last but not least if you have any shed building questions feel free to ask them on the shed FAQ page.


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Contents

1. Fantasy shed competition.
2. Review of the new articles.
3. Request for questions on shed building.


1. Fantasy shed competition.

What is your ideal shed? How big would it be? What would you use it for? What details roof, door, windows would you select. In this competition you submit your ideal shed design and for the top design I will produce working drawings to enable you to build the shed of your dreams. An important aspect of this competition is that I'm not asking for the height of architectural sophistication in drawing and presentation. Each entry should be for a shed or garden building up to 15 sq m (150 sq ft). With a written description of what features you would like to see along with a sketch. The judging will be on a combination of the ideas, how well they are written and for the sketch.

The entries can be submitted here on the competition page . Tips on what to include are here on the shed design page.


2. Articles this month.

Plastic Shed Base – A relatively new type of solution for quickly and easily forming small shed foundations

Gambrel Shed – Gambrel sheds are commonly built in North America but are not so common here in Europe. Find out more about the style and history.

Pole Barn shed – These are some of the largest sheds described on this site and are a great way to build a large shed economically

Shed walls - a simple shed wall is just a layer of timber. How do you improve the property of a wall so that it doesn't heat up or cool down the building too quickly.

Green shed roofs - the first one in recorded history was a hanging gardens of Babylon. With the right choice of membranes, plants and a strong roof this is a great choice for your shed.

Solar shed lights - green power is where it is that these days. Is a solar panel a good idea for providing the lights in your shed? Answer-it depends, read more to find out.


3. Questions on shed building.

It's great to see a few questions being asked through the contact form. There's a lot of ground cover on the site like this and your questions often provide the inspiration for articles

Do you have a question on building your shed? Ask it here shed FAQ.


Thankyou for reading Shed Building Monthly

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