Shed FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I prepared this shed FAQ to help you find information on the site more easily. Click on one of the links below to take you directly to the point on the page related to your question. If you need more help please click on the last link and ask your very own question which I will do my best to answer.

Shed doors.
Shed roofs.
Shed accessories.

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This is the starting point. Shed foundations don't need to be too fancy. For the basics on shed foundations read here.

For information on timber foundations read here. Concrete slab foundations are here. I hope you have a nice flat site for your shed, if you are going to build it on a slope this article should point you in the right direction. If you really want to go to town trying building a concrete shed base.

Shed Doors

For an overview of shed door types and styles start here.

If you are going to build your own and door read here for instructions on how to build a ledged and braced door.

I did a review of the types of hardware available for shed doors here and a review of making the shed door secure here.

If you want a shed with a very large opening have you considered sliding shed doors?

Shed Roofs

For a review of shed roof designs click here.

For tips on general shed roof construction click here.

Building a shed roof? This article has some tips to help you on your way.

Working on a shed roof has its own hazards, read this article to make sure you finish the job safely.

Building a shed in the garden takes up growing space, how about giving some back with a green shed roof?

Shed Accessories

There's more to a shed than just the structure.

What do you do with the water from the shed roof? This article on water barrels makes some suggestions.

Having lights on in the shed is important for security and to see what you are doing. This article discusses the practicalities using a solar shed light for your lighting.

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