In the world where bigger the building signifies bigger the happiness. More than leaves in a tree you get to see buildings lined up in your area. Greenery is something that can only be seen in the flat surface that too thanks to the artists. There are people still living to soothe their own soul along with the people around them. A lash green place is definitely a peace giver. Gardening is both passion and hobby for many. They try different ways to make their garden more beautiful and attractive. Among all the processes out there potting shed symbolizes your height of achievement as a gardener. Apart from beautification of your garden, a potting shed has different things to offer such protection against the harmful heat of the sun, from heavy rainfall, from excessive wind. In short be whatever the weather condition, favorable or unfavorable you can easily plant more and more trees.
You might have no idea about the installation system of the potting shed. Well, there is nothing to worry we are here to help you. Follow the given steps to learn how to install the potting shed.
THINGS YOU NEED
- STEP LADDER
- TAPE MEASURE
- POWER DRILL
- SPIRIT LEVEL
- AN ASSISTANT
PREPARING THE BASE
Before starting your work the chosen area must be properly cleared and leveled. An unlevelled area will lead to a lot of problems; it might become the reason for your shed collapse. Avoid the area such as bark, soft grounds, rubble surface. The existence of such lack in the level ground becomes the reason for the rotting of your shed. The following are the ways of creating a perfect base for your potting shed.
Base of concrete: Build a concrete shade that is around 50 to 60 mm larger in respect to the size of your potting shed. It helps the rainwater to flow in an easy manner.
Slabs are used for pavement: Slabs do have the same effect like that of the base made up of concrete. However, it is quite important for you to level the area as there is a higher chance of crooked surface.
Bearers: The name says it all. It safeguards the shed from moisture. They lock down the moisture from entering into the shed hence protect it from rotting. It has to be placed on the green field, stones or on the wooden floor.
Placing the bearers needs a proper measurement. Lay the kit almost 25” away and it must run in the opposite direction from the attachment of the shed and the bearer line. After setting it up to check if the placement is in square shape or not, with the help of the tape measure the diagonals. it is perfect square if both the diagonal measures the same.
PUTTING UP THE WALLS
After preparing the surface lie down the base area of the shed and check whether it is aligned or not. The base of the shed has to be flat and smooth or else the fittings of other areas will not take place. While processing keep an acute eye on the building that it is both horizontally and vertically square in measure.
Base is crucial of all the buildings so as in here. Once you are fully satisfied with the base start erecting the walls horizontally.
Take the back side and screw it down with the help of the nails to the base of the shed.
Then lift the other two sides one by one and screw it down to the base surface.
Along with attaching the sides with the base do not forget to screw it with each other. You need to ensure that all the sides get double support.
After putting up all the sides give a close look at its structure and also apply a considerate force to check if it is stable for continuing the further process. If not satisfied reconstruct it once again.
FITTING THE ROOF
Well there are two types of roof present in this type of structure one is called the apex roof and the other is called the pent roof. Let’s begin discussing with the pent roof.
PENT ROOF TOP
Lifting the roof top requires strength as you need to consider it as one particular unit. That means in one go you have to settle things out.
Again with the help of the nails, screw downs the roof’s base with the walls of the shed.
Make a space of about 22” to 25” between two screws circling the base area as well as on the roof line in which the roof battens lies on the frame of the shed.
Lastly, apply the felt from backside to the front side.
APEX ROOF TOP
The lower area of the felt either fitted first or be left alone till the complete roof is secured.
You have to leave the proper amount of an overlap at the side which should also be equal in length. Keep the top area with little overlap.
Apply felt from the lower part of the roof top to the top most point. The final overlapping has to be made from the two sides of the apex. Your overlapping should not be more than 4” and the felt must be hang on the two ends must be around 3” to 5” not more.
Your potting shed is ready to rock. A proper maintenance is required for its long life. The given ways are proven to help you out to build your own potting shed.