Block Shed Build

Block Shed Build

SW Building Services have been building sheds and building extensions for around for ten years and believe us, they come in many shapes and forms and have all kinds of purposes. Whilst you can buy kit sheds really cheaply, a purpose built shed as an extension to your home will be an asset that not only improves your own quality of life, but adds character and value to a house.

If you are uncertain as to whether you only need a wooden shed, or really could do with a brick built extension to your home, the following advice will help you make the decision of what kind of shed is best for you and your family’s needs. He recommends you consider the following:

  • Consider what your shed will be used for: DIY, gardening, storage, outside room, room extension?
  • How your shed look in your overall garden design, or as an extension to your house?
  • How large do you need the shed to be?
  • How will you make sure your shed is fully secure?

Longevity of Your Shed or Building Extension

Obviously depending upon some of the above considerations, you may decide that a modest wooden shed is ample for your needs. However, we recommend you set down a concrete base and floor, to limit rot. Your concrete base should be 150mm wider and longer than your planned shed. Similarly, you need to dig 150mm into the ground to lay 100mm of hardcore, and then lay your 100mm deep concrete base on top of this, using wooden buffering around the edges to keep the concrete above ground in place. For stability of your shed, fix its sides to a pressure-treated timber plate, which you can fix to the concrete base with anchor bolts. This allows you to screw your shed sides onto this plate. Bolt the plate all the way around the edge of the concrete base and only cut out the bit of wall plate where the door will go after you’ve put the shed walls and roof up.

Shed walls and roof space can be insulated, with blown-polyurethane insulation, such as Celotex. It’s good sound-proofing too if you like your power tools.


23 January 2015


Extensions / Garage Conversions