If you want to set up an individual garden house and you don’t like the kits that are available in the shops, you can draw up a construction plan yourself. Here’s an idea.
What you need:
- Stone or concrete for the foundation
- Bitumen roofing
A garden shed can not only enhance the garden visually, but also be very practical. If you want to create additional storage space, you can build a small shed or tool shed. If you want to spend the weekend in your garden house, you should plan a larger area and divide it up spatially. Here you will find a construction plan for a small garden house.
Design the blueprint yourself
- Think about the floor space you want your garden shed to have. It depends on whether you want to live in the garden house at the weekend or on vacation, or whether you just want to use it as a storage area for equipment, garden furniture or bicycles. Note that you usually need a building permit if your summerhouse is larger than 5 square meters.
- The construction plan for your garden house should have a stable foundation. If you use wood as a material, it should not be in constant contact with soil moisture. The foundation can consist of a level gravel bed, a poured concrete surface or patio stones.
- The floor is mounted on stable square timber. Plan floorboards at least 16mm thick and nail them to the square timbers. Then create the first row for the outer walls by fastening them to the floor from the outside with long screws. The outer walls are then attached to it using the plug-in system.
- You should plan for logs for the outer walls. They are available in different thicknesses from 11 to over fifty millimeters. Here it depends on whether you live in the garden house and want to heat it. 11 millimeters are completely sufficient for a garden shed. If the house is to be used for residential purposes, it should be at least 28 mm. The logs become shorter towards the gable, creating a pitched roof.
- For the roof you can use chipboard, which you nail to the ridge of the roof. This should consist of a very stable square piece of wood. Leave openings for the door and any planned windows. These are used after the roof is installed.
- The roof should be covered with roofing felt or bitumen shingles. Both are simply nailed onto the chipboard.
- Think of the wood protection! You can use clear varnish or paint your garden shed in colour.