Day 1

So here it is, Day 1 of the build…


Megashed Day 1 - The Start


Wood delivered at 9am, 210 Meters of 100x50mm PSE  and 35 sheets of 11mm OSB.

Old office desk set up and screwed to the fence post, all ready for the chop saw.


Gazebo set up over the chop (£17.00 from B&Q and well worth it)


First job was to set out the frame:

The size is 3m x 4.5

we screwed this up then marked out 600mm marks along the edge to fit the beams

Beams fitted:


Next up we nailed down the OSB sheets – the sheets are 1220×2440 so fitting the beams with 600mm centers means the sheets drop on nicely.



Then using a ripsaw we trimmed the edges:


Next job was to flip the floor over so we could fit the noggins (we should have done this at the same time as building the frame) and stuff it with insulation and then fit OSB sheets on the other side.


Insulation in (I’m using rock wool as the builders had left a load in the loft when we moved in)

then the final layer of OSB:


we then pulled the tarp over for the night and got everyone round for a BBQ (the gazebo and saw bench came in useful for this too)


4 Comments on "Day 1"

  1. Pam says:

    Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your shed build. I have wanted to build my own shed since I watched my Dad build one 30 years ago. One day soon maybe!
    If your concrete base had been level would you still have put the shed up on wood? If so what sort & do you have to creosote it?
    Did you build your fence too? Did you write a blog for that?

    • Neil says:

      Hi Pam, best to raise the base 50mm of the floor to allow any rain to pass through and to give it some ventilation. I didn’t write a blog for the fence but its pretty straight forward stuff.

  2. daigoumee says:

    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  3. What a great resource!

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