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  1. Vince

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    FC, I built a shed out of reclaimed timber a while back, it cost me the price of some roofing felt and a lot of blagging!
     
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      I will ask my friend and also have a search as well.. ;):thumbsup:
       
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        I’d go for a wooden shed too; they can breathe, even if there are leaks.
         
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          This why it was leaking, rain sheeting off the roof and down the shed sides directly onto the floor as the overhang was the same thing. Even if you sealed the bottom of the shed walls, water will always find a way in.

          Steve...:)
           
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              Thanks @Marley Farley - it is £350 more than the very same thing in Costco, and then the finance would add a further 15.9% over the top for the two years (so another £400-ish?) which makes it look helluva expensive.

              I think I need to go back to the drawing board on this one.
               
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                Ok I will keep looking though @fat
                 
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                    Sadly, three months only @JWK - seems to be the way of it. Hey ho, I will work something out.
                     
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                      I'm wondering whether the plastic sheds sweat inside? Personally I would go for wood every time.
                       
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                        Agreed.
                        I've been happy with the wooden shed I built (1975) and our tea-house (1987). Both were built with softwood given a coat of Cuprinol and roofing ply panels. No sign of any rot in either.

                        With a wooden shed, it's important to get some air circulation under it.

                        This is the base of the tea-house. Up on bricks sitting on recycled paving slabs. (I put some more supports in before I laid the floor). Thus classed at the time as a "temporary building."

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                        It looks as if it's sitting on a 9" base but they are just "skirts" and don't reach the ground. There's a gap of a couple of inches or so between them and the paths. There isn't one at the back. So plenty of air can get under there, but I had to put a mesh and wood screen along the bottom of the back end last year to stop a fox having its cubs under there..again! You can see the gap under the "skirt" in this photo. Visitors never notice that it appears to be "hovering."
                        If you're building it yourself, use a quality non-tear polymer roofing felt. Three times the price of the stuff in the shed but worth it. I used a decent felt the first time but had to replace it about ten years ago. Still looks as good as new. I took this in 2017.


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                        I give it and the shed a coat of Dulux exterior Woodsheen every few years.


                        This from two years ago.


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                        This has three windows. I recycled them from next door's when they had double glazing put in, while I was building the shed.
                        So they must now be over fifty years old now as our houses were built in 1965. (I'd just put some trim on the bottom and round the door for something to do) it's all the same colour now. It's sitting on the front bricks, but the rocks along the side are loose-laid to stop cats or foxes getting under it. The back end is screwed to the rear of the garage.


                        I've a long nozzled pump sprayer. Every few years I "upskirt" the nozzle under the tea-house and under the shed and give the undersides another dose of Cuprinol.
                         
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                          Hi,

                          Not wanting to labour the point, and not something I have done in your situation, but as that MSE site shows you can get 27 months at 0% from Santander no fee , or 32 months from HSCB + 1.4% fee and several other 2 year+ deals for a small fee.

                          Having watched those MSE tv programs folk in similar positions have been able to get good deals, think its worth at least applying, they can only say no, you never know that might solve the problem, as long as you pay it all off by the end of the 0% term.
                           
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                              I will look into it, but having had to shuffle bank accounts around etc whilst I was ill, the traditional 'crew' of lenders are not keen at the moment.
                               
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