How to install your Tate Fencing gable roof shed

The Tate Fencing guide to assembling your gable garden shed. We have put together this installation guide to show you how to assemble your gable shed. These install instructions are reliant for all gable roof weatherboard sheds and gable roof shiplap sheds. 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 larger sheds the floors are supplied in 2 or more sections. These have to be positioned in place.

Step 3* – Ensure the panels are placed with the floor joist ends butted together, and that the joists line up.

Step 4* – A center fillet will be provided which needs to be installed to cover the gap between the floor panels.

Step 5 -With the floor in place, each panel can now be positioned & screwed together starting with the back panel.

Step 6 – The side panels sit on top of the floor panel. The cladding over hangs the floor panel and finishes flush to the edge.

Step 7 – The second panel is positioned in place. Butted up tight to the other panel.

Step 8 – The shed frame should butt together tight in the corners. Larger sheds have larger framework; 47 x 100mm as pictured.


Step 9 – The panels are screwed together through the framework.

Step 10 – The same is repeated for the other side panels, screwing together the panels as you go.

Step 11 – The last panel to be fitted and screwed into place is the front panel.

Step 12* – If your shed is a larger shed, it would be supplied with a single or many trusses which need installing.

Step 13* – The trusses are installed in position against a stud/framework and screwed into place.

Step 14 – For a gable roof, the first roof section is put in place. For a pent roof, the whole roof section is put in place.

Step 15* – If you have trusses, the roof should rest on the trusses.

Step 16 – The second or final roof sections are put into place.

Step 17 – For gable roof only; the two roof sections should sit down and line up as pictured.

Step 18* – The truss support is created using the supplied timber. It is held in place and marked with a pencil.

Step 19* – Cut along the pencil line.

Step 20* – Fit and screw support into place for a perfect fit. It provides support underneath each truss.

Step 21 – Any roof sections are screwed together through the roof panel framework inside the building.

Step 22 – All trusses and side panel framework can be screwed up into the roof panel framework.

Step 23 – Working round the shed, screw up through the side panels into each roof joist.

Step 24 – Working round the shed, all side panels can now be screwed down into the floor framework.

Step 25 – The shed roof is screwed down into the top of the side panel framework from the outside.

Step 26 – Corner fillets are provided and attached to each corner. This covers the exposed panel edges.

Step 27 – The window beading is prepared by hammering the pin nails through it ready for it be installed.

Step 28 – The window glass is positioned and the beading nailed tight to the glass to hold it in place.

Step 29 – Roll the first run of felt across the roof starting at the low point, leaving approx. 60mm overhang.

Step 30 – Cut the felt leaving, again, 60mm overhang which leaves enough to fold over and tack to the roof edge.

Step 31 – Fold the felt neatly at the corner and tack along the roof edge. For gable roof sheds, repeat steps 29 – 31 on the other low side.

Step 32 – Now continue with the second run of felt, overlapping on top of the first.

Step 33 – Roof front and rear panel edging boards are cut in the center and nailed to sandwich the felt.

Step 34 – The side edging boards are then cut to fit and nailed to sandwich the felt along the roof edge.

Step 35 – The access front and rear edging boards are trimmed with a handsaw for a perfect fit.

Step 36 – On larger sheds, you may also have a center fillet. This is nailed in placed to cover the cladding join line.

Step 37 – Doors can be hung either way round & come with hinges fitted. Doors are screwed into place.

Step 38 – The main door bolt is fitted to the door. With single doors, a hole is drilled into the frame to take the bolt.

Step 39* – Holes are drilled in the door frame to take the fixed door top and bottom bolts.

Step 40* – The bolt keep is attached to the second door. A fillet is held in place and marked. (For double doors only.)

Step 41* – Cut and screw to the first door to fill the gap between the double doors. (For double doors only.)

Step 42 – The final door trims are attached above the shed doors.

Step 43 – For gable roof sheds only, the final center roof edging diamonds are attached.

Step 44 – Your shed is complete!

* – These sections only apply to larger size sheds that are supplied with 2 or more floor panel sections, supplied with roof trusses and for sheds with double doors.