Shed framing explained

Shed framing explained: Different types of shed framing

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It’s all very well picking a shed you like, but you need to look at the framing too.

Why? Because it can make all the difference between choosing a good shed and a great shed!

Here’s a little more info to help you understand…

Video Transcription

I’m going to speak to you about framing, which is a subject that doesn’t really come into play very much, but it’s important to know.

The framing that we use is a 75 millimetre by 38 millimetre thick pressure treated frame. Normally on the market, you will find that most companies are using smaller framing, namely 50 by 50 millimetre un-pressure treated whitewood frame.

The differences are that the timber we’re using is structurally stronger because of its size. And, it is pressure treated, which means it’s protected, including the use of antifungal and insecticides.

They are put into a machine that pressurises this treatment right through the timber.

We’re using a much thicker frame which will allow the panel to be fully supported and less likely to take any flak from 125 mile an hour winds or a falling tree (or, in our case, tipping it on a forklift!). Plus it makes it a lot more sturdy.

They’re for the standard sized sheds. As you go up to the bigger sizes, anything that’s got a span of more than four metres, the framing size gets increased to 95 millimetre by 45 millimetre.

The size of the framing is a consideration that you might want to think about when you’re looking for your shed. It’s not just what’s on the walls, it’s what underneath as well. Our floor joists are 75 by 45 and again they’re pressure treated so they won’t rot.

You’ve also got to consider what framing is being used in the roof and is it any different, and in our case it’s not, it’s the same.

If you have any questions, find me on all the platforms as NattyShedGirl.