My daughter has had an extension built, leaving a new windowless brick wall and a bit of ground inside her boundary, where she would like a shed for b ikes and lawnmower etc.
I thought a lean-to shed, sloping away from the wall, might be the best use of space. So far we haven't found an off-the-peg lean to shed of the right dimensions. So I wondered how straightforward it would be to custom build one, also considering that good quality sheds seem quite expensive.
Has anyone done this and been glad, or regretted, taking it on? Another po tential advantage of a lean-to shed might be that we could use the house wa ll as one side of the shed, albeit with some sort of wooden framework. One issue I can foresee is how to do the interface of the roof felt and the wal l - maybe lead flashing would be needed? Are there any other snags to consi der?
Then, I got to browsing metal sheds. These seem to be quite cheap, at least the simple ones, without windows. What are the main disadvantages of metal sheds? Difficult to fix shelves? Condensation? Flimsy construction?
Any useful thoughts gratefully received.