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
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.