At Surrey Hills Garden Building we like everything related to architecture, design and decoration, but leisure areas are among our favorites. For detailed information you can visit this site to see our projects, and how it can be helpful to you. Proper planning is the key to success.
Choose the project that best suits your needs
When it comes to leisure areas, there are a wide variety of choices. You can choose traditional tiles, which give a touch of rusticity and union with the nature of your garden, but you also have other alternatives equally beautiful and effective with a more refined and sophisticated personality, such as wood, metal, aluminum. Having chosen the design, make a budget, go to the materials store closest to and start building your home.
Choose the best material for your roof
The most used roofing materials are wood, straw, logs, tiles, leaves. All of these have the advantage of efficiency and lightness. The thicker and heavier the material, the stronger the foundation needs to be, which will give you more work. Choose a roof that suits the design of your shed, the style of your yard, your budget, but also something very important, and the climate of the region.
Foundations, floors and measures
Before you start building, it is important that you read this. The foundation will provide the necessary rigidity for its construction, so, first of all, study its properties well. It would be nothing if the structure started to tilt after a couple of weeks, or collapsed with the first storm. If the soil in your garden is sufficiently solid and compact, so that you do not need firm foundations, perhaps only its light support structure will be sufficient to acquire even more strength.
Build the structure
Once the foundation is in place, it’s time to think carefully about how you will assemble the entire structure. Do not forget to fix the pillars to the foundation. Wood is one of the best materials for the structure, as it gives it durability, strength, support and even beauty, with the proper care. Another option is to use metals, where, of course, the lightest and strongest is the best.
Build the cover
The base is ready; the pillars are standing, which means that now is the time for the roof. The easiest way to do it, if the first time you risk making a building with your own hands, is a flat roof. But if you want to risk a little more, bet on the gable. It is a great option, because it gives a touch of variety to construction.
If you are not satisfied with having a roof, that is, you are looking for protection not only for the top, but for all sides, bet on a closure with windows. Something that can help you here is to appeal to a small roof design, as well as small windows and doors, so the weight to be supported on the structure is less.