Securing our shed to terra firma!

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Securing our shed to terra firma!
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:43 »
Hi. First post here.

We visited our allotment for the first time yesterday since last weeks storms only to find our very heavy duty shed had moved itself to next door and was now in a kit of parts again!!!

Incredible really, as the two flimsy sheds next door were still standing untouched seemingly by the wind!

Were thinking about somehow securing it to metal posts driven into the ground when we put it back together. Has anyone done such a thing or can recommend  another course of action?

Hoping you can help

Len

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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 09:54 »

Were thinking about somehow securing it to metal posts driven into the ground when we put it back together. Has anyone done such a thing

That's what we have to do on our site!
Long bits of angle iron driven in deeply at each corner and then screwed into the shed, has kept mine in place  :)

It's what the old boys told me to do ;)
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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 09:55 »
Hi there, and welcome!  :)

I've moved your thread to a more appropriate board - as regards your shed-cum-caravan  ::) it could be that your plot neighbours were storing a lot more heavy stuff in them than yours which helped keep them in place, but in any event an inspection of how theirs are anchored down could give you some useful ideas.

Can't suggest the best methods myself because mine has been there for donkey's years and just rests on iron girders as far as I can tell, but it is rammed full of "stuff" and in a sheltered spot in the garden.
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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 09:57 »
I can echo that advice - Angle iron is excellent for the job!!

Some of the sheds on our site leaped over fences or cartwheeled across plots too.

I did notice though that they were ones without an attached floor, so I think mine stayed where it was due to the vast weight of contents.


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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 17:50 »
Good replies, thank you

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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 18:24 »
I have a part used bag of postmix in mine  :blush: it may have soildified by now  :tongue2:

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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 18:41 »
I have a part used bag of postmix in mine  :blush: it may have soildified by now  :tongue2:

Mine certainly did, as the flood waters rose  :lol:

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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 01:20 »
JayG may well have hit the nail on the head....

I find the weight of a very old and very heavy rotovator helps to keep mine where I left it.
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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 06:41 »
Weight works as long as you screw the walls to the floor  :nowink: and I always add small angle brackets to floor and roof / wall interfaces at upright timbers behind the cladding. My neighbours metal shed lifts and moves on a regular basis as it's got no floor

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Re: Securing our shed to terra firma!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 14:36 »
Weight works as long as you screw the walls to the floor  :nowink: and I always add small angle brackets to floor and roof / wall interfaces at upright timbers behind the cladding. My neighbours metal shed lifts and moves on a regular basis as it's got no floor

My carpenter son said the weight of the screws I used on my shed is about half that of all the timber out together. It'd take days to dismantle if ever I needed to.  :lol:

Definitely needs additional screws to keep walls attached to floor and roof attached to walls. I just hope the felt stays on.  :unsure:



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