How to install your Tate Fencing Summerhouse
The Tate Fencing guide to assembling your summerhouse. These install instructions are suitable for summerhouses with or without a veranda. 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 – Ensure the panels are placed with the floor joist ends butted together, and that the joists line up. Screw together through joists.
Step 3 – Loose floor boards will be provided which needs to be installed to cover the gap between the floor panels.
Step 4 – With the floor in place, each panel can now be positioned & screwed together starting in the back panel.
Step 5 – The side panels sit on top of the floor panel. The cladding over hangs the floor panel and finishes flush to the edge.
Step 6 – The second panel is positioned in place. Butted up tight to the other panel.
Step 7 – The shed frame should butt together tight in the corners.
Step 8 – The panels are screwed together through the framework.
Step 9 – The same is repeated for the other side panels, screwing together the panels as you go.
Step 10 – The last panel to be fitted and screwed into place is the front panel.
Step 11 – The first roof section is put in place. Then fit the second side. Ensure butted tight to back panel.
Step 12 – The two roof sections should sit down and line up as pictured. Ensure butted tight to back.
Step 13 – All side panel framework can be screwed up into the roof panel framework.
Step 14 – The summerhouse roof is screwed down into the top of the side panel framework from the outside.
Step 15 – (Summerhouses with veranda only.) Two support posts are supplied that sit within framework of roof overhang to front of building.
Step 16 – (Summerhouses with veranda only.) First, ensure the roof overhang is running level the position the support posts and mark with a pencil how much post needs to be removed.
Step 17 – (Summerhouses with veranda only.) Use a handsaw to trim off the excess post, make sure to only cut off the flat end of the post.
Step 18 – (Summerhouses with veranda only.) An ‘L’ shape bracket is then screwed into position at the back of each post and into the base. Ensure post is upright.
Step 19 – (Summerhouses with veranda only.) Use two screws through the roof framework to secure the top of the post & keep it square. Ensure post is upright.
Step 20 – Corner fillets are provided and attached to each corner. This covers the exposed panel edges.
Step 21 – Roll the first run of felt across the roof starting at the low point, leaving approx. 60mm overhang.
Step 22 – Cut the felt leaving, again, 60mm overhang which leaves enough to fold over and tack to the roof edge.
Step 23 – Fold the felt neatly at the corner and tack along the roof edge. Repeat steps 22-24 on the other low side.
Step 24 – Now continue with the second run of felt, overlapping on top of the first.
Step 25 – Roof front and rear panel edging boards are cut in the centre and nailed to sandwich the felt & nail on diamond in centre.
Step 26 – The side edging boards are then cut to fit and nailed to sandwich the felt along the roof edge.
Step 27 – The excess front and rear edging boards are trimmed with a handsaw for a perfect fit.
Step 28 – Position the doors on 10mm packers, allowing an equal clearance on each end and between the doors.
Step 29 – Fix the hinges at the top and bottom of each door using the screws provided.
Step 30 – Mark on top of frame where a hole will need to be chiselled out in order to house the bolt & secure the door.
Step 31 – Fit the lock into the RH door where a space has already been cut into position. Fit the handles to inside & out.
Step 32 – Mark out on LH door where the lock will fit into the door when closed. Cut out the marked area using a chisel & fit keep.
Step 33 – A cabin hook has been supplied for each door – fix to solid part of front, ensuring position will reach door without strain.
Step 34 – Fit the keep element onto the door at the same height for ease of securing doors in open position when needed.
Step 35 – Two door stop springs have been supplied that can be fitted next to the cabin hooks on both sides of the front panel.
Step 36 – Three small packs of timber have been supplied that are marked for further use e.g. windows & door frames.
Step 37 – Prime the window beading using the glazing pins provided. (Tap nails into position along length of bead.)
Step 38 – It is recommended that a clear silicone sealant (not supplied) is used in the rebate of the windows & doors before glazing. Remove excess sealant once dry.
Step 39 – Fit glass into window and door units.
Step 40 – The prepared beading can then be gently tacked into place around the fitted glass.
Step 41 – Door stop material is provided which should be prepared as per step 37. A notch must be made to house the top bolt when door is fully closed.
Step 42 – A ‘drip’ board should be installed directly above the doors. All panels can now be screwed and secured into the base.
Step 43 – Your summerhouse with (or without) veranda is now finished!