Installation Guides

Looking for information on how to build a shed, guidance on planning permission requirements, preparing the base for your shed and so on, then check out these comprehensive guides, in conjunction with our partners.

How to Build a Shed: Design, Function, & Location

Extract: Building Your Shed – Where to Begin

There are several considerations when you are ready to make your selection and add a shed to your garden. You’ll need to choose the design that best meets your needs and desires as well as shows off your personal style, understand the functionality required and which shed will fill that role perfectly. Let’s not forget that you’ll also want to choose the ideal location for your shed in your garden. Read more here>>>>

Planning Permission: Rules Governing Outbuildings in England

Site Prep & Building a Base

Extract: A shed base is an essential part of building a shed (whether they may be wooden or metal garden sheds), the base has to be properly made to give your shed a solid foundation. On the face of things, building a shed base or any other building for that matter such as summer house, log home, or a simple garden storage might seem like a daunting task, but follow these simple steps and you’ll have a level and sturdy base for your new shed in no time at all.

Guide: How to prepare your garden for a shed

Extract: So you’ve bought your new shed, you’re now waiting for it to be delivered and you’ve considered where you would like to build it in your garden. Below you will find example of what to do and what not to do, when preparing your garden.

Have you prepared the ground ready to install your new shed onto?

When installing a timber shed you must ensure that you have a even and level surface onto which you can build it. This can be made using either concrete, garden slabs or even timber decking. Failing to prepare a level surface will lead to your shed warping, which can result in damaged timber or even broken windows. If you’re using one of our shed bases you will still need to clear the area for rubble. It’s also a good idea to lay a weed proof membranes, to prevent growth and eventual damage to your shed.

 will still need to clear the area for rubble. It’s also a good idea to lay a weed proof membranes, to prevent growth and eventual damage to your shed.

Guide: How to Build a Wooden Shed


Before you begin, you will need to ensure that you have a solid and level hardstanding unto which you can build your shed. You need this to keep your shed square, stable and to prevent warping that can lead to damage. For hardstanding you can use levelled concrete, patio slabs or one of our timber or plastic shed base kits. If using concrete or slabs, you will need to make this 50 mm larger than your sheds footprint.

Things you will need to build a shed:

Building instructions, which you have read thoroughly


Drill and bits

Step ladder

Spirit level

Sharp craft knife

Now you are ready to begin building your new garden shed

Guide: Felting your shed roof

Extract: In order to protect the contents of your shed, it makes sense to ensure the roof is water proof. Most shed roofs are covered with felt, which is an easy way to water proof the roof. If this is torn or damaged and needs replacing, this guide will guide you through reapplying the felt to the roof.

Guide: How to construct a timber shed base

Extract: It is really important to ensure that you build your shed onto a solid base or hardstanding. This will make sure that the shed stays square and sturdy. If you have opted for a timber base kit, this is a far more convenient option and our guide below will help you to construct it.

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