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 Post subject: Joining two sheds
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Hi all, this is my first post on the forum and I'm just after some advice regarding a couple of sheds.

We're planning to rip out an old shed at the end of our garden and replace it. We've got two young kids, and the intention was to replace the one shed with two sheds, or more specifically a shed and a playhouse type thing - the playhouse is predominantly for storing the kids garden toys and keeps them separate from the garden tools.

I've seen a 7ft x 5ft shed and a 3ft x 5ft playhouse that seem to fit the bill. I'd like to be able to build these right next to each other for aesthetic reasons. The measurements are such that the ridge height of the playhouse is lower than the eaves of the main shed. They would be positioned such that the ridges are perpendicular to one another. My thought was that the ridge of the playhouse would sit just below the eaves of the shed, and ideally would like to make them appear from the outside as one building. (See my noddy sketch, that hopefully gives some idea of what I mean).

Now as they would be totally self contained inside I'm not worried about leaks within the sheds, I'm more concerned that butting the two up to one another will inevitably leave a small gap between them and the potential for it to become a moisture trap between the two.

Is there an easy solution to this? Can I place them side by side and bolt them together, possibly with some additional framework if necessary? How would I handle the join where the playhouse roof meets the wall of the shed?

Or am I over thinking this, and moisture between the two won't be that much of an issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Joining two sheds
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:14 pm 
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Why not just build one larger shed?


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Rorschach wrote:
Why not just build one larger shed?


Yup, I see your point and that was indeed the original plan. We were kind of hoping for an off the shelf solution that was a single shed with two entrances with an internal division, but struggling to find such a thing, of the right size and price.

Hence the route of getting 2 sheds seems to be the cheaper/ easier option.


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