How to install your Tate Fencing Potting Shed
The Tate Fencing guide to assembling your potting shed. We have put together this installation guide to show you how to assemble your potting shed. You can download or print a copy by clicking on the “Download as PDF button“. If you require any further help please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our sales team, we are more than happy to assist you.
Step 1 – Ensure the shed has a level & sufficient base in place. A concrete or sleeper base is ideal. Position the floor ensuring it is level.
Step 2 – With the floor in place, each panel can now be positioned & screwed together starting with the back panel.
Step 3 – The side panels sit on top of the floor panel. The cladding over hangs the floor panel and finishes flush to the edge. Screw panels together through the framework.
Step 4 – Position the RH side panel. Butted up tight to the first panel.
Step 5 -The shed frame should butt together tight in the corners.
Step 6 – The panels are screwed together through the framework.
Step 7 – The same is repeated for the other side panels, screwing together the panels as you go.
Step 8 – The last panel to be fitted and screwed into place is the bottom half of the front panel.
Step 9 – Advisable to felt the roof panel before fitting. Roll the first run of felt across the roof starting at the low point, leaving approx. 60mm overhang.
Step 10 – Cut the felt leaving, again, 60mm overhang which leaves enough to fold over and tack to the roof edge.
Step 11 – Fold the felt neatly at the corner and tack along the roof edge.
Step 12 – Now continue with the second run of felt, overlapping on top of the first.
Step 13 – All side panel framework can be screwed up into the roof panel framework.
Step 14 – The side edging boards are then cut to fit and nailed to sandwich the felt along the roof edge.
Step 15 – The excess front and rear edging boards are trimmed with a handsaw for a perfect fit.
Step 16 – The pre-felted roof panel can now be fitted into position on top of installed panels.
Step 17 – Next, fit the front window frame panel into position & pre-drill holes for fixing into framework.
Step 18 – Use cups with screws to secure window frame to panel framework.
Step 19 – Once the top front panel is installed, your potting shed will start to look something like this.
Step 20 – Corner fillets are provided and attached to each corner. This covers the exposed panel edges.
Step 21 – Secure the top front panel by screwing though the front into the framework of the lower panel.
Step 22 – You have been supplied with 2 lengths of rounded fillet that must be nailed onto the top front panel in the gap created by the front & side panels.
Step 23 – You are supplied with the sheets of glass for this shed. Use a clear silicone sealant (not supplied) to position panes and secure.
Step 24 – The panes of glass should sit on top of the small attached blocks of timber and your sealant should finish just short of these blocks.
Step 25 – Small beadings are provided that much be tacked onto the frame of each pane – along the LH, RH & top of each window.
Step 26 – You are supplied with two shelves with supports to fit to the inside framework of the potting shed.
Step 27 – It is easier to start by installing the lower, smaller shelf. You will need to secure a shelf support for each part of the framework.
Step 28 – A central support is supplied that should be fitted underneath top shelf. This is to be secured by screwing through shelf.
Step 29 – You must also secure this central support, using the ‘L’ shape bracket provided by fixing to support & into shed floor.
Step 30 – The top shelf requires a support at both ends while the main bulk of the shelf is supported by the front panel framework.
Step 31 – Again, You must also secure this central support, using the ‘L’ shape bracket provided by fixing to support & into shed floor.
Step 32 – Fit the supplied door into position using the removed door framework to hold door up to correct height. Secure hinges at top and bottom to ensure door hangs correctly.
Step 33 – Fit the keep of the bolt (fixed to door) at the correct height on the door frame. The door can now be used for access.
Step 34 – A cabin hook has been supplied to hold the door back when in use – fix to solid part of panel, ensuring position will reach door without strain.
Step 35 – Fit the keep element onto to the door at the same height for ease of securing door open position when required.
Step 36 – A section of Shiplap has been supplied that must be nailed into the underside of the roof, acting as a fillet where the roof overhangs the structure of the building.
Step 37 – Your potting shed is now complete!