Successful Shed Building Day 2
Deciding On The Roof Style
Great! You did your homework and have decided on the rough size and use
for your new shed
We are going to cover two things today
i) Planning rules
ii) Shed style
Firstly, planning rules.
you even start thinking about building anything larger than the
smallest shed, find out about rules for building garden buildings in
The easiest way to do this is to contact or visit your
Local Council or City offices. This can be done easily in person, on
the phone or increasingly by visiting their website. There is normally
a clearly defined set of rules as to what you can build, whether a
permit or permission is required and any other local rules that need to
Having found out
the local rules on height and building size you can determine the best
size and height for your building. When deciding on building size a
multiple of four feet (1.2m) is commonly used. The reason for this is
the size that sheet materials such as plywood and OSB come in. Staying
with this module makes for a more economical structure with less
Do you know what has the most influence on the appearance of your shed?
You've done this before! You're right, the shed roof.
Your choice of
roof style will have the biggest impact on how your building looks.
Take a look at this page I created for this course, it describes the
five major roof styles and the pros and cons of each.
Homework Day Two
this stage you might want to
with pencil and paper to decide what style of shed you want. To help
you with your planning I made this password protected page with a video
just for participants on this course.
I hope you are enjoying this course, because tomorrow we look at shed
find you a free set of shed plans to help you understand what to look
for and why they are an essential component of any successful shed
See you tomorrow