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Sheds - yes you heard me - sheds...

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handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:03:48

Sorry deathly dull question.

Perhaps this should go under the products subject, I dunno...

Anyway:
Sheds - do they come flatpacked or ready assembled?

Do they just get stood up directly onto the lawn or do you have to dig some sort of trench as mini foundations.

Sorry, me and dh are well useless and need assistance even with changing plugs. I thought I'd save myself some time asking these questions before we go on a shed buying mission.

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:05:03

You have to assemble them, and put them on paving stones or concrete otherwise they rot. Had an enjoyable afternoon watching dh and a friend struggle with ours

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:05:09

u can lay some slabs down on level ground for the shed to sit on.

and they generally come in panels. very easy to do, tho the roof felting is a bit of a b*gger to do.

gets yourself an decent electric screwdriver.

handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:11:18

Ahh - thank you both. Sounds like a reasonably demanding project for Easter.

Evesmama Thu 24-Mar-05 22:13:10

can get them here(teesside0 both ready assembled and flat pack..think id rather pay the extra and get someone else to swear and cuss at it

Aero Thu 24-Mar-05 22:15:17

We paid the extra to have our put up for us - well worth it imo!

handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:20:58

That's interesting Aero - where did you get it and how much did you have to pay to get it erected?

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:22:06

oh, you big wuss. its fun putting up a shed. (can you tell i do the DIY here and all power tools are mine pgrin])

AuntyQuated Thu 24-Mar-05 22:22:27

we bought from a local firm and the price included delivery and erection but you had to have a firm standing

handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:24:18

Misdee - the cap fits. I am indeed a big wuss.

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:25:50

it is quite easy to do, but i'd say its more a 3-4man/woman job that a 2 person one.

am looking at playhouses for my girls and know it'll be me and helpers putting it up.

nutcracker Thu 24-Mar-05 22:26:38

B&Q have a shed for £99 you know

handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:26:56

Sounds like I'll have to throw a shed erecting party (oo err missus!), with food and booze thrown in.

Evesmama Thu 24-Mar-05 22:27:44

missdee toysrus have some great playhouses and chunky plastic one is half price at min?

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:28:11

And then you paint it a lovely Farrow& Ball-ish colour.

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:30:31

evemamas, we're after a wooden two storey house for the girls. with 3 of them its gotta be big

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:32:27

I'd buy a summerhouse from B&Q - I think children outgrow the little playhouses really early, and the summerhouse will last much, much longer. And don't you grow them big, Misdee?

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:33:38

lol, dd 1 is very small and petite actually. just dd2 is a big un, and dd3 well we'll wait and see.

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:36:17

My ds is short and chubby and even he is too tall for the plastic playhouses at three. I dream of having a lovely summerhouse tbh.

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:37:23

summer house would be better as i could claim it as my sanctuary in the summer evenings

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:38:29

Ah yes, with a large G&T...
Must go to bed!

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:39:40

like this one?

aloha Thu 24-Mar-05 22:41:14

Very nice indeed. Esp with a coat of paint I think. You could have pretty curtains too for the girls. I also want a Cath Kidston tent from Milletts. I like having a girl, it's a good excuse to buy things that you want for yourself

misdee Thu 24-Mar-05 22:43:22

oh definatly.

i like that one as its cheap lol. and its the right size for my garden.

handlemecarefully Thu 24-Mar-05 22:47:18

what about this one - just lovely:

I dream of this one

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