Guide to the Five Step Shed Assembly Method
Ready to get started on your next garden project? If you’re considering investing in your home and outdoor storage, a shed is never a bad idea.
Our DIY garden shed kits come flatpacked and ready to assemble in five easy steps. Here is a general overview of what you should know before you get started.
General Tips for Shed Installation
- When it comes to self-assembly, there are a few things to remember!
- Read the front to back instructions inside your shed instruction manual.
- Protect your hands from sharp metal edges with safety gloves and protect your eyes from airborne drilling debris using safety glasses.
- When you receive your delivery, check the contents to ensure they match the customer check list on your assembly instructions, prior to beginning assembly or booking an installer.
- Have at least two people present when handling the completed roof and wall panels. Carry them vertically with one person at each end.
- Do not finish the assembly process during wet or windy conditions. Sudden wind gusts can damage the panels and cause injuries.
- Your health and safety are always the highest priority.
Our products are heavy, and we recommend using safe lifting techniques and getting help when transporting them. Transport the box as flat as possible, to avoid components moving around inside.
If the box is too heavy, open and remove the components. When removing components, they should be careful to avoid scratching underlying components
Ie. Lift components carefully out of the box, to avoid scratching underlying components
What tools do I need to build my DIY shed?You’ll need these tools while building your shed:
- Power Drill with Phillips Head Driver
- Step Ladder
- Drill Bits
- 3mm Steel
- 10mm Steel (Concrete Fixings)
- 10mm Masonry (Concrete Fixings)
- String Line
- Pop Rivet Gun
- Measuring Tape
Some shed models may require additional tools, you can refer to your assembly instructions for more details.
Select a level work area to assemble the panels together.
Use your concrete slab or place a couple of planks on the ground.
Alternatively, the best and easiest method we suggest is to use an elevated platform. If you have a couple of trestles and four planks long enough to support the panel size of your shed, fasten the planks to the top of the trestles.
For the specific measurements needed for your shed, you can refer to your shed assembly instructions.
1. Back Panel Assembly
Layout the wall panels in correct order with ribbed side of the sheeting facing down. Overlap one rib of each sheet and fix them at four points.
2. Assemble Side Panels
Layout the wall panels in correct order with ribbed side of the sheeting facing down. Raise the back panel and position one side wall, to ensure that the corner ribs overlap. Make sure that the top and bottom channel of the side wall panel fully enter the cutaway sections in the channel of the back panel
3. Roof Panel Assembly
Overlap and fasten the roof sheets together, then position and fasten the U channels plus the L flashings to the ribs of the sheet. After this, you can attach the Ridge Beam.
4. Hanging The Door
Bring the front door panel up onto the side walls and fix at five points on each side, to securely fasten them. Square the walls, making sure that the diagonal measurements are equal.
5. Front Panel Assembly
Layout the wall panels and raise the back panel. Position and secure one of the side panels and secure the second side panel. Raise the front panel and secure it, then square up the shed. Position roof panel and fix to shed walls.
Temporary & Permanent Anchoring Instructions
It is essential to firmly anchor your shed immediately after installation, otherwise there is a risk of damage to panels, property or persons resulting from sudden wind gusts.
Select a level site and go ahead with our recommended options for your shed base.
Method A: Rebated Concrete Slab
A rebated concrete slab will prevent water entry under the walls of the shed. Concrete anchoring kits will help secure your shed and guarantee the integrity of the structure. Fully detailed rebated slab dimensions can be given on request from our Customer Service Team.
Method B: Concrete Slab
Garden sheds may be anchored to an approved existing concrete slab using the concrete fixing set. Keep in mind that you’ll need anchor brackets and bolts to secure it!
Method C: Anchoring Pegs
Don’t have a permanent location to leave your shed yet? We’ve designed anchoring pegs that work as a fixing for soft soil. They come in packs of eight and work well if you’re still building a long-term base for your shed structure.
What accessories should I include in my shed?
Shed accessories help you easily store and hang up your tools, so there is more floor space and storage area. Before choosing your accessories, refer to the product listing to see which ones are compatible with the shed model.
Accessories that maximise the space in your shed and go with all our shed models include:
- J Hooks
- Tool Holder
- Bike Hook
When can I get started?
With this guide in hand and your shed assembly instructions, there’s no better time than now to begin your shed project.
When assembling your shed, make sure to be patient and carefully read through what to do at each step. Our Customer Service team can provide helpful resources and dedicated support if there is any confusion while building your shed. If you aren’t a passionate DIY-er, we can recommend a local installer to assemble your shed.
Buy your EasyShed today and begin your storage transformation project.