July 24, 2012Spring garden jobs: Part 1 – building a shed
With a little over one month left of winter, it might be a good time to evaluate your spring garden duties. Spring is typically known as the growing season, and during this flourishing time of the year there are an abundance of jobs to be done.
From mulching and fertilising your garden to installing a watering system for the impending summer, you may have a lot or a little to do for your spring garden DIY project.
Something you may like to consider for your backyard DIY challenge is building a garden shed. If you're a keen gardener, you will need somewhere to store all your planting tools and paraphernalia.
As a general rule, a generous sized shed will be roughly three metres squared in internal floor space and there will be enough headroom to stand and walk around in.
In materials, you will need framing timber, as well as normal timber, boxing timber, corrugated iron for the roof, metal flashing to cap the roof, a door with hinges and latch, a window if you desire, cladding materials and ready-mix concrete.
Using a design or plan is beneficial and there are a number of resources available online to give you some good ideas.
It is likely that you won't have all of the tools required for the job and instead of spending hundreds if not thousands of dollars, it may be more viable for you to hire equipment from your local Kennards store.
Essential tools will include a hammer, angle grinder, hand saw, concrete trowel, cordless drill, tape measure and a circular saw.View more from - DIY Information