Shed Guide - Timberdise

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Shed Guide

Shed Help

There are numerous options available when buying a shed from Timberdise Garden Buildings, but do you know which is the right shed for you and what all the options mean? Well the Timberdise Shed Guide is here to help. So no matter what you decide to use your shed for, this handy guide will tell you all you need to know for your new wooden shed.

Shed Breakdown

Bearers – The wooden bearers run under the shed floor, this is to provide support for the shed and to also raise the shed off of the floor. This is to help protect against insects and damp whilst also increasing the airflow under the building.

Floor – All of Timberdise Garden Buildings come with a floor constructed from OSB or Tongue and Groove. This is a perfect solution that is solid for all types of shed storage.

‘Z’ Shaped Framing –  Z shaped framing is used on most doors throughout the Timberdise range for support and to prevent against bowing.

Ledge Framing – Using normally three timber batons to add strength and avoid sagging of the doors.

Cladding – Timberdise Garden Buildings uses 3 types of cladding on our sheds which are shiplap, overlap and tongue and grooved. All of the wooden sheds are built using FSC certified timber.

Windows – All of our windows on the wooden garden sheds are fitted with shatterproof styrene which we believe is a much safer alternative to glass.

Butterfly Catch – All of our wooden garden sheds come fitted with a butterfly catch to keep the doors securely closed, this also helps the structure of the building.

Lock – All of our sheds are either fitted with a hasp & staple or pad-lock as standard.

Interior Framing – All the buildings come with interior framing that will give the building extra strength and support.

Roof Felt – Roofing felt comes as standard with all Timberdise Garden Buildings.

Cover Trims – Cover trims are an important part of the building, not only to give the building a nice finish but to also stop water entering the building.

Fascia Boards – The final pieces almost done and the fascia boards are there for appearance and also to firmly hold the felt in place.

Finials – Finally, this is to cover the joining of the fascia’s as well as improving the appearance of the completed shed.

Please Explain the Different Roofs

Apex Roof – The apex roof is a traditional style roof where the boards meet in the central point of the shed to give it the Apex look. You naturally get more head room with these types of roof as well as the option to possibly install shelving above your head.

Reverse Apex – Same as the standard Apex Roof except the door of the shed is placed on the longer side of the building opposed to the ends.

Pent – The pent roof normally only consists of one panel and it slopes from the front of the shed to the back. This is to make sure any rainfall runs to the back of the shed as well as maximising headroom at the front.

What are the Cladding Types?

Overlap – This tends to be the value range of the sheds we have available. It is exactly what it says – an overlap. Consisting of individual boards that overlap that makes for easy run off of water. These are also normally rough sawn which means that its easier for wood stain/paint to get into the wood providing great protection and a great finish.

Tongue & Groove – This type of cladding interlocks giving it a greater strength and appearance. It will also help to prevent against draughts which is ideal for people who want to spend an extended time in their shed. It also comes with a planed finish making it smoother to touch.

Shiplap – This cladding is still tongue and groove but comes with an appearance of the overlap due to a recess at the top of the boards which also helps with water run off. This is the best quality cladding we offer, planed and smooth to touch with a durability to last for many years.

How do you treat the sheds?

We have dip treated – This is where the timber has either been dipped or sprayed with a base coat treatment that will protect the shed from rot. You do still have to protect your shed yourself within the first two months of receiving your building and then at least every 6 to 12 months after that to validate your 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

This is how it works:


Pressure Treated – This is where treatment is forced into the wood under pressure to get the treatment deep into the wood.

This is how it works:


What size shed?

This part is up to you. As you will have seen from our site we have an extensive selection of wooden garden sheds and the size really does depend on what you are wanting the shed for or the amount of items you plan on storing in it. If you really get stuck and need some assistance from our friendly staff then please do not hesitate to contact us.

All the products listed do have all the shed specifications if you scroll down to make sure you get the size of the shed exactly right for the space you intend your new garden building to go.

Please see below for lead times on buildings:

Garden Rooms - 8 to 10 weeks
Economy Cabins - 4 to 8 weeks for most economy cabins but please contact us if you require a more exact lead time
Premium Cabins - Currently Unavailable
All other buildings - Currently Unavailable

Due to increased demand and supply delays some buildings remain 'out of stock' for the foreseeable future, for further information please contact us or send us an email to be placed on the priority waiting list!
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