Upon placement of the order of my shed, l promptly receive the instruction manual in PDF for at through email. This was a welcome to change to other items I have ordered online, and allowed me time to read and plan for the construction of the shed. This is certainly preferable to opening numerous items of packaging to find the manual, and then review it will all the parts surrounding me.
I also contacted you with a technical query regarding the foundation or base or the shed and you response was again prompt and reassured me that the plan l had was sound.
My shed foundation consisted of 9 concrete filled post holes, with a 200 mm post bracket embedded in each. I worked on the corners first, and placed the portholes and brackets at 2800 centers. This provided a 100 mm overhang on each end. The intermediate posts we place between the centre of the 2800 spaced posts, or at 1400 mm apart. I then placed 3 - 100 x 100 posts horizontally to act as the beams, and then place 150 x 45 joints perpendicular to the beams. All joints tied in with coach screws. Between each joist, l placed spacers for stability staged at approximately 600 centers.
With the base foundation complete and level, l started assembling the shed. The assembly of all sides and the roof was fairly easy, as the instruction were comprehensive enough to explain all the detail required.
I then started erecting the shed, and using spare lengths of 2 x 4 l used them as braces to hold up the walls as a temporary measure, and since l only had one pair of hands available. Once l had completed 3 sides, the walls we stable enough to be freestanding whilst l got the doors in place. The walls of the shed all fit into place perfectly and was actually quite easy to do.
On to the roof now, and putting the gable on was simple as was sliding on the first half of the roof and getting into place. The second half of the shed proved a little more of a challenge though. With the ridge cap and fittings already on the half of the roof already installed, it was a bit of a challenge sliding the second roof half into the slot. A bit of juggling, balancing and gentle persuasion finally got me there. Again - only one pair of hand didn't aid my cause.
Overall, the shed was easy to assemble, and if l had the benefit of a second pair of hands it would have been even easier. I think once l had all the parts assembled, the actual erection of the shed took about 4 hours. Excluding the foundation, the shed was assembled, erected and starting to be filled with stuff within the day.
I am very happy with the she'd. it was reasonably priced, particularly with the color bond option and arrived on site very quickly.
Andrew - May 2012