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  1.  
    Looking to buy or build a small shed to house 3 bicycles, a couple of chainsaws and tins of paint, old tools etc etc

    What are the best shops, suppliers for plastic or prebuilt sheds or the best materials/designs to build my own that is waterproof to stop the goods rusting?

    It can be any width but no more than 2ft depth!

    Thanks
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2017 edited
     
    How about just fixing a batten to the wall, then screwing a length (or two) of corrugated polyester (transparent) to it, and letting it hang / extending the PE with a second sheet as required to get a suitable height. You could add infill panels at the ends and maybe intermediate, (made of anything) to give the transparency a bit of "flight".

    Just a thought,

    gg
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2017
     
    Posted By: VictorianecoIt can be any width but no more than 2ft depth!

    Eh? Sheds have length, width and height. Swimming pools have depth.

    Is it a freestanding shed or a lean to?
  2.  
    2ft front to back.... As will block the pathway otherwise
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2017
     
    Against a wall or fence, build it
  3.  
    You will need to consider that depth carefully, since mountain bikes have handlebars up to around 750mm wide.

    Bin stores or patio stores may be worth a look (more waterproof?), or as said above, build it.

    My most recent shed is plastic / resin on a steel framework from a company called Keter, and it is superb. I reviewed the shed here on buildhub:

    http://forum.buildhub.org.uk/ipb/topic/3060-in-praise-of-plastic-sheds/

    Ferdinand
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2017
     
    What amount of security do you want? That might have an influence on your choice. As Ferdy says, work the size around your bikes. Can you get a bike in that footprint? If so, mark it out on the floor and build it, then you can get the size you want. Loads of ideas for framing, etc at http://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/
  4.  
    Nothing too secure per se, it's in a hidden part of the garden anyway. It would be against an old stone wall in poor condition so can't really build off that.
    • CommentAuthorCWatters
    • CommentTimeJul 31st 2017
     
    One possible issue is that most 2' x 6' bike stores will have a pair of 3' wide doors. So you need 5' to open the door fully.
  5.  
    So you need 5' to open the door fully.

    Unless they slide
  6.  
    I've got space for the doors to open, but not space for the base to sit on the pathway....
  7.  
    If I were to buy the materials to make it, I assume I can just use 3x2 for the frame, and feather edge to clad it?

    No need for breathable felt, what about ship lap or is it expensive?
  8.  
    Posted By: VictorianecoIf I were to buy the materials to make it, I assume I can just use 3x2 for the frame, and feather edge to clad it?
    No need for breathable felt, what about ship lap or is it expensive?

    OSB?? Very practical, but not terribly pretty.

    I built an 8 x 10 shed using 2x2 timbers & OSB. I dismantled it more than 5 years later and almost[1] all the sheets were still in good condition even here in Skye, where it is far wetter than where you are.

    [1] IIRC the only 'wheatabix' was part of the roof, where the felt had split and an area had been really soaked for quite a while..
  9.  
    I suppose OSB could be used for the back and base but would like it half decent from the front as it will be viewed from the kitchen
  10.  
    I decided to move all the logs out of my log store and use that instead.

    I can either knock up some doors or maybe just attach some kind of tarpaulin or similar to the front that I can just roll up and roll down.

    What material do you suggest that is easily cut to shape and of course waterproof?

    Also, any suitable hooks for holding a bike? Preferably hanging from the front wheel vertically.

    Thanks
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2017
     
    Posted By: VictorianecoWhat material do you suggest that is easily cut to shape and of course waterproof?

    A PVC rollerblind :devil:
  11.  
    These Halfords ones are Inexpensive and review OK. £11.

    10% off with British Cycling membership, and more via TopCashBack or employer schemes.

    If you wait a few months they may have a 3 for 2 or similar.

    Ferdinand
  12.  
  13.  
    The tough stuff is Lorry Siding.

    Otherwise tarpaulin or left over roof membrane or perhaps geotextile.

    F
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