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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:17 pm 
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Hello again

I need to build a lean-to storage shed which has to be approx 3 meters long.

I was planning on using marine / exterior plywood boards for the long side.

My question is how do I seal between the boards to make it water proof

I was thinking of using masonary paint to protect it generally, is this sufficient?
I suspect this won't be eough for the exposed ends so what should I use to seal the ends (if different from the sealant / glue used between 2 boards).

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Why not cover it in roofing felt? masonry paint is not for use on timber, and anything you put in a gap is liable to flex and and so leak and start it rotting.

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Marine ply for the sides :shock: ???? Mr Millionaire eh :lol: .

A simple vertical strip of matching wood down the joint will suffice - about 3-4" wide perhaps.

Most fence#shed preservatives will suffice to stop rot. Fit guttering or a large overhang on the roof. Ensure plenty of under shed clearance/air flow.

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My fathers neighbour recently built a garden studio and the side facing my fathers garden was just 18mm OSB board. Its been painted with something that looks like a roof seal product in a mid grey colour. It looks quite waterproof to me so might be an option.

Something like this:

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Roofin ... F10/p89362

If you use OSB or ply, leave a gap between the joints, seal the edges thoroughly and a few inches of the back.

I would suggest fitting cover trims to stop water getting into the joints.


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Thank you for the replies.

The cost of plywood seems to vary

I don't know what the difference between this £35
https://www.jtatkinson.co.uk/hardwood-throughout-plywood-wbp-b-bb-5160.html

and this £110, is
https://www.travisperkins.co.uk/Marine-Plywood-2440mm-x-1220mm-x-18mm/p/115908

I have also considered making it from blocks but i don't know how to 'attach' it to the wall of the building it's up against so that it is water tight were it butts up. I can make small garden walls but a 3m long 2m high wall is pusing my abilities (and patience).
From my initial costings there is very little dfference between the expenxive marine ply and a block wall.

I have used a roof seal before but it just got everywhere. Plus we need to walk past the shed (to get to the normal shed) and the gap to the fence is only 50cm so don't want to be scraping against felt or something sticky.


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If you really did want to use blocks, you would attach it to the existing wall by useing 'Crocodile' wallplates. (a mechanical fixing method)
www.metrofixings.co.uk/main/product/pro ... gLtGvD_BwE

They are easy to fix and meet Building Regs.

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