Bike Sheds - Apex
- Cladding type: 12mm thick T&G Shiplap including Floor & Roof
- Framing type: 1¾” x 1¼”
- Felt: Standard Mineral Felt
- Internal Heights: 5ft 5" high at Apex, and 5ft high at Eaves
- Doors: Double Doors with Padbolt closing
- 6ft wide Models have 5ft wide Double Doors
- 7ft wide Models have 6ft wide Double Doors
- Each Hinge is fitted with 2 x Security Bolts & the Sliding Padbolt is fitted with 4 x Security Bolts
The colour samples shown should be used as a rough guide only.
If you require a more accurate match, please contact us for a colour swatch.
Please read the instructions completely before attempting to assemble the building. The instructions are intended as a rough guide only and details may vary due to the large variety of sizes and models available.
1. Lay floor panel in desired position. The base must be flat and level, preferably of concrete or slabs. Floor joists must be supported.
2. Position the back gable end section on the back edge of the floor.
3. Offer up a side wall panel top and bottom. Join together with Coach Screws.
4. Offer up the other side wall and fix in same way as Point 3.
4a. If sides are in sections, fix first half as shown, place second half alongside first half, check if level and flush on cladding. Drill 8mm hole top and bottom where side bracket and fix with nut and bolt. Repeat for opposite side.
5. Offer up door gable end and fix as before.
6. Place roof panels onto shed so that the overhang meets at the apex. (Nail the roof truss in place if supplied – subject to shed size). Insert Purling at Ridge.
7. Check that the roof is sitting square on the shed. If it is not then it is likely that your base is not level and the shed will need lifting at one corner with packing to square up the roof before continuing.
8. With the roof square check that all the walls are sitting properly on the base. Nail the walls to the base with 3” nails ensuring that you nail into a joist, follow the lines of nails already in the base to see where the joists are.
9. Using the screws provided screw the walls to each other through the pre-drilled holes (two screws per corner).
10. Nail the roof to the walls using 2” nails.
11. Felt the roof using the small clout nails. Start with a wide piece of felt and place it on the roof so that it overhangs both ends and the bottom rail. Secure it with three evenly placed nails along the upper edge and a nail every four to five inches along the bottom rail. Repeat this for the other wide piece of felt. Place the ridge felt (narrow piece) along the top of the shed and nail into place from the centre outwards every four to five inches. Fold the ends of the felt and nail into the end of the framing.
12. Fix the barge boards to the gable ends of the roof using 2” nails to cover the folded felt.
13. Fix the corner strips (long strips) to the corners of the shed with three 2” nails.
14. Glaze the building from the inside using the beading provided. Nail with two 2” nails on overlap sheds and two ovals on T & G shiplap sheds. DO NOT push the beading too tight against the glass as this will cause it to crack. Some models are glazed using oval nails only.