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Jan 30, 2016

Arrow NP6877 8 X 6

I did the installation by laying down a solid level frame first, vapor barrier next (optional), the floor kit (highly recommended), and THEN the anchor

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Feb 22, 2015

Ulrich Barn Builders

At Ulrich, we pride ourselves in being the premier provider of backyard structures, offering you everything you want and need for storage and recreation.

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Feb 22, 2015

BC Barns

We are a family owned and operated business and have been serving Michigan in building storage sheds since 1996. We build many different styles of Storage

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Nov 23, 2014

What type of shed floor do you need?

Read on to find out how to build a shed floor for a self-build shed. Also I have a case study showing how to build a strong sub-floor for a pre-fabricated shed with a built in levelling system.

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Nov 22, 2014

Do you know which is the strongest type of shed foundation?

A concrete shed base has to be the strongest type of shed foundation out there. What are the steps that you need to follow to build one? But before you start…do you really need all that strength?

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Nov 21, 2014

This has to be one of the quickest and easiest types of shed foundation!

Using timber bearers is perhaps the quickest and easiest type of shed foundation to build. Using either crushed stone, an existing patio or hard standing means that you can very quickly have a solid base ready to support your shed.

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Nov 20, 2014

Which type of foundation is best for your shed ?

Contrary to popular opinion there isn’t one type of foundation that is best for all sheds. Read this article to get a good overview of the options that you can choose from to make the decision which type of shed foundation is best for your shed.

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Nov 19, 2014

Upturned boat sheds on a tidal island

These historic sheds have been used by fishermen for centuries. Find out more about the Lindisfarne boat sheds.

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Nov 18, 2014

Can you identify 6 different methods for Building a shed foundation?

Find out which of these shed foundation types is most suitable for your shed project. Also investigate a range of questions that other visitors have asked about building foundations for their sheds.

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Nov 07, 2014

Buying a Ready Made Storage Shed? Read Some of These Reviews as Part of Your Research

There is no substitute for reading several reviews to give you a feel for whether a particular shed type or manufacturer is for you. Reading this page and some of those linking from it should give you a head start.

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Nov 07, 2014

Is Installing Roof Shingles Within Reach of the DIYer?

Bitumen based roof shingles are a durable and cost effective roofing material for your shed. Installing them involves a bit of preparation and a few simple steps. Find out which are the best to buy and how to fit them …

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Nov 05, 2014

What are the main components that form your shed roof construction?

There are several different ways to frame a shed roof. Much of it depends on the style of the roof and the size of the shed that you are creating.

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Nov 05, 2014

Are you looking for software to experiment with your shed design before you build it?

This software review shows you a free software that you can use to determine the final shape, size and appearance of your shed and also create all the plans you need too!

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Nov 05, 2014

Are You Looking For Some Great Real World Examples of Shed Designs That Have Stood The Test of Time?

There are some classic examples of shed designs that have been in use over a long period and have stood up to regular use and the impact of adverse weather. These include the Lindisfarne boat sheds, Roald Dahls writing hut, the great Victorian shed manufacturer Boulton and Paul…. And many more…..

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Nov 05, 2014

Is an Arrow Shed Right for You?

Arrow Sheds are a widely distributed brand of metal sheds. Opinions of visitors to this site have been divided between those who love them and those who hate them. Why would you love (or hate) a shed. Read on to find about more about this long running saga.

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Nov 05, 2014

Why Do You Need to Ventilate a Shed?

What are the reasons for keeping the air moving in a shed? What is the difference between Passive and Active ventilation in shed and which one is right for you?

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Nov 04, 2014

Does Your Shed Leak?

Many visitors to this site come with questions about maintaining sheds. Finding out how to keep a shed waterproof is a very common theme. This Question and answer session should give you a few tips on keeping the contents of your shed dry.

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Nov 04, 2014

Is it Possible to Move a Storage Shed?

Of course it is! There are several methods of moving a shed and we also have case studies of visitors to this site who have moved sheds from one place to another.

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Nov 04, 2014

Have You Got Your Firewood Stored Away For the Winter?

It is already a bit late in the year to be seasoning firewood for this winter. But if you have a delivery of dried logs on its way then you need to keep them under cover. Equally starting to build now for drying out wood over the next year is an excellent idea.

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Nov 04, 2014

What is a Shed Pier Foundation? Should I Consider One For My Shed?

Shed pier foundations are an excellent and widely used method of supporting a shed on all types of ground. Probably most effective for larger sheds and on sloping ground.

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