Space issues in my new flat mean I need to build a shed (yay) for 3 cheapish bikes and a whole lot of crap. Space issues and London outside means it has to be very small yet sturdy enough to resist all but the best equipped thieves. Access problems and snobbery mean it can't by an off the shelf number.
Internal dimensions are 1600 x 600 to the frame, which should be just big enough if the front wheels are off.
In true STW style it's probably hilariously over engineered. It's the first time I've designed/built a shed so all comments and advice are very welcome.
Base. 100 x 100mm legs and frame, 50 x 50mm trimmers, legs sunk into holes filled with postcrete and levelled. Ground anchor concreted in beneath the floor. Weed suppressant mat and gravel.
Frame. 50 x 50mm frame built up as complete panels. Rear panel fixed first with cladding already on. Side panels added without cladding to allow for tolerances.
Front. 50 x 50mm frame with 75 x 75mm door surround. Built in 3 parts and assembled unclad in place. Floor is 18mm marine ply with a 150 x 150mm access hole for the almax chain.
Roof. Joists are 150mm high at the back sloping down to 50mm at the front (7.5 degree fall forwards), 25mm wide. 50 x 50mm frame around the side and back, 20mm boards front and back. 18mm marine ply top clad in felt and 20mm end panels (shown later).
Cladding. TGV cladding of some description. Could I use ply to the rear as it's against a fence? Door opening is 1200mm and doors will be barn door style in matching cladding and with a plethora of locks.
Finishing, fixings, trim, material types and cost are still very much up in the air. Comments welcome.
I will obviously update once the build begins.