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    How can I build my own wheelie bin storage?

    Gardeners

    I want to keep the bins out of sight by building a fence in front of them. What type of wood is best to use? The floor there is concrete and its right by my wooden shed. Will it be possible to use the shed as a support to hold the fence up?

    Asked by Luke on 10th Apr 2020
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    NRG Services

    "Hi. These things are always a bit difficult to comment on as can not see the whole picture. If you can attach a 6ft x 4ft fence panel to the shed at one end and either bury a post at the other end or use a post anchor (drilled into the concrete with bolts) which can be bought at your local DIY store. You can then put the bins on the other side and voila.
    I hope this helps. Regards.
    Nelson, NRG Services."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    PS Garden Care & Property Maintenance

    "Yes you can use the side of the shed (worthwhile treating the shed first with suitable paint). You should then build a frame of outdoor class timber 47 mm x 97 mm. You can use outdoor marine ply for sides and top with hinges and cover with roofing felt. If you wish you could also use decking boards."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Simple slab base or concrete base will work could even put a little picket fence around"

    Answered on 11th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Odd Jobs Kirriemuir

    "I advise making a L shaped fence allowing enough space for the bins and maneuverability.

    Requirement -

    3” x 3” x 2.4 meter Posts
    3” x 3” Post plates to anchor to the concrete surface
    Anchor Bolts to the size of holes
    2” x1” Runners
    Sark timber for fence panels

    All materials to be tantalized

    I wouldn’t recommend fastening it to the shed for the simple purpose of removal or replacement as the fence wouldn’t be secure.

    Measure each post support no more than 1.8 meters to make a level line for the posts use a chalk line or a string line.

    Use anchor bolts to fasten the support plates to the concrete surface.

    Cut the posts to the required height and place them in the support plates.

    Fasten runners to posts use a spirit level to make sure they're square.

    Use the sark timber as panels in a horizontal direction."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Natzel multi trade

    "Yes that would be fine but you’ll need to dig for a fence post the other side"

    Answered on 16th Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Goldleaf Landscaping Services

    "I have always said that using 6×3 fence panels is the best and most cost effective way of making a storage area"

    Answered on 3rd Jun 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Mike Silvey Paving and Landscaping

    "If you build a free standing frame from either treated wood or paint it, it will last longer, but I cannot advise on fixing it to the shed."

    Answered on 6th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Bs landscapes

    "Yes it would be strong enough and use 4ft fence panels. They're ideal for the job."

    Answered on 14th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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