It has taken us longer to get to this stage than we thought when we first took on the plot. But we are now the proud owners of a customised Topwood Robin shed.
We need to give a big shout out to Sandra’s mum, for a generous birthday present donation to the Quest for Veg project. And to our good friends Richard Anderson and Keith Boxall who immediately and enthusiastically volunteered to help build it. One’s a landscaper and the other’s an engineer, so it’s probably one of the best put together sheds going!
Please show Richard and Keith some love by visiting their web pages.
So, we’ve gone from having the dilapidated and rotten shed we inherited, which looked charmingly rustic but was structurally unsafe.
Through many months of having no shed. We got wet a few times, and had to hide all our tools, etc or take them home with us.
To this: standing in the dry, looking out at the rain!
Here’s how it went together
It arrived on Friday morning at around 7.15am – about eight hours earlier than we expected so there was a mad scramble to get down to the plot to meet it. We made a quick phone call to Richard and he helped get the sections on to our plot.
We were keen to get the shed constructed as soon as possible so it was an early start on Saturday. First job was to finish preparing the ground.
We used four treated fence posts as a base to sit the floor on. It took a little while to get these level. But eventually we were satisfied. Then Richard and Keith hauled the first side into place.
Then it was a question of heaving the remaining sides into place and screwing them together – not necessarily a difficult job except for the sheer weight of the panels.
And with the front panel in place, Andrew (who is inside) secured the walls to the floor with screws.
And then it was time to get the roof on.
This was followed by the roofing felt.
There was then just the finishing trim and finally the glass.
And here is the finished shed!
All we need to do now is to wait until the preservative has matured, then we can paint it. In the meantime, we just need to decide what colour(s). If you have any ideas about colour, please post your suggestions below.
6 thoughts on “We have a shed!”
Well done guys Looks great, it’s come along way since you got it, she’d looks fab, think you should either paint it green to blend in or if that’s a bit boring how about nice bright colours to brighten the allotment up.
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Thank you Sandra and Andrew for the Coffee and Sausage Roll during construction 🙂
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You’re welcome! Thank you for all your hard work constructing! 😁
Both,I have shed envy.
Wonderful looking thing that it is. Must get around to putting my own one up.
And I thought we were the only ones without a shed! Certainly looking forward to having somewhere to shelter and also being able to store things securely.