- Cladding type: 12mm thick T&G Shiplap including Floor & Roof
- Framing type: 1¾” x 1¼”
- Internal Height to Eaves: 6ft 3"
- Internal Height to Apex: 6ft 9”
- Felt: Premium Duty Felt
- Door: Single 2ft 6” wide with Lock & Key fastening & grab handle
- Window Style: Glass, fixed 24” x 24” panes
- All buildings are pre-treated. Choice of 7 Colours
Note - 6ft & 7ft wide models have door positioned on left with window on right (as standard). Please specify if you require door on right. 8ft & 10ft wide models have central door with windows either side.
Please read the instructions completely before attempting to assemble the building.
1. Lay Bearers onto your base, one at each end, one in the middle and the remainder laid roughly equally between end and middle Bearers.
Select the Floor Panel. It is a plain/square rectangular panel with runners running in one direction only. (Please note: Buildings 10x8 and larger will be in more sections). Lay the floor panel in the desired position on your base. The base must be flat and level, preferably of concrete/slabs or chippings.
2. Select the Back Panel. It is a plain gable end panel with framing all around the edge. Place the panel on the back edge of the floor, with the lip butting up against the end of the floor. While an assistant holds this panel, select a side panel with or without a window/door and butt this up to the back panel.
3. Line up side panel and gable so that they are flush on the external faces. From the inside, drill pilot holes, top, middle and bottom of side. Only pilot one of the 2 butted-up frameworks. Place 65mm coach screw into piloted hole and lightly tap head with hammer for thread to bite. Using either a spanner or socket, tighten coach screw. Repeat this for all 4 corners, ensuring that all panel faces are flush on the external faces when tightening.
4. Place the Roof Panels onto the building. Slot the uppermost piece of framing into the cut-out at the top of the gable. Check that they are sitting square on the building. If they are not then it is likely that your base is not level and the building will need lifting in one corner to square-up the roof. Try each corner until you find the correct one. Roof framing may occasionally need to be eased into the slots on the gables. You may need to enlarge slots in order for a good fit.
5. With roof square and flush at ridge and front, nail roof into the framework top of all sides, back and front, with short galvanised nails.
6. From Trim Kit take 4 off long thin pieces of timber. These are external corner fillets. Place one in each external corner and nail 4 nails roughly similar spacing from top to bottom.
7. Now that the roof is on, measure the roof from front gable to back gable. Allow 5” to 6” on that length. Roll out the felt and cut a strip off according to the measurement you have just taken. (Depending on building size more than two strips will need to be cut). Roll the strip of felt onto the lower end of the roof from gable to gable. Make sure you leave between two and three inches overhang at each gable end. Fold the felt over the bottom rail of the roof, bringing it flush with the bottom edge of the framing on the front to back edge. Hammer a clout nail ½” below the top edge of the felt, in the centre to hold. From either gable end, pull the felt tight and make sure that it is square on the roof nail ½” below the top edge of the felt. Smooth the felt out and repeat this at the other end of the other gable. Return to the other side of the building and repeat. A ridge piece of felt may be required. If so, roll out the felt ensuring it is laying flat and level. Pull and pin at each gable end as before. Using clout nails, nail seam (s) approx. 3” – 4” apart. Using clout nails, nail along the bottom edge of the felt on each side of the building. Fold the ends of the felt over as neatly as possible and nail into the end of the roof sections. Trim the felt as necessary.
8. Fix the Barge Boards on, to cover the ends of the felt, using two 2” nails each end of the board. Nail into the end of the roof framing. With two 2” nails, nail the diamond finial on to cover the join between the Barge Boards at the Apex/Ridge where they meet. Repeat this point for the other gable end.
9. Using the glass provided, glaze the windows by putting glass in frame, and nailing the window beading to framing on the inside. (You may wish to silicone glass in also).
10. Fix the walls to the floor with one 3” nail between each upright, wherever possible. Make sure you nail into the floor runners, by nailing in line with the production nails already in the floor.