Converting shed from gable to skillion

 Fellas,

 

With a couple of youngsters wanting to go out in the boat all the time I think i've now found a decent excuse to get a new ( second hand ) craft across the line with the missus.

 

I'm on half an acre so reasonable amount of room but my shed height isn't high enough to get anything decent underneath the gutters.

 

I'm seriously considering ripping the gable roof off and throwing on a skillion ( like the house - should've done to start with )...

 

House is about 5 years old and my shed was only the second one on the street at the time i built it... Its 16 x 8m under roof with 12 x 8 enclosed... 

 

The neighbours weren't keen on me going the height i wanted and I didnt want to ruffle any feathers so now i've ended up with a good size shed but one of which i can't get a decent boat under...

 

Pretty drastic I know but has anyone here ripped the gable off a shed and thrown a skillion lid on??

 

I figure If i have a 5deg pitch I'll get it pretty high without pissing the neighbours off and should be able to get the new boat under...


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boon different view on it

Sun, 2020-05-10 06:11

boon

different view on it

having been at your place once briefly ...i recall you have your shed on a decent rise up from the road /kerb ...would it be possible to add one bay extension on the road side end ?? retain that roadside wall end and dig your next extension pad down about a metre or so .. from memory you had good elevation there and good drainage ..

might be worth investigating , keeps neighbours happy , would be easier and you only need the extension dug out ,,

a shed extension or removing soil from your drive in/through end might be an alternative mate ..

food for thought maybe ?/

how much heigth do you need to get ?/
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 I'm in the process of

Sun, 2020-05-10 08:49

 I'm in the process of rebuilding my shed now, but have to wait and jump all the council hoops first because I want to go 600mm higher and 400mm wider. Will then give me heaps of room to get the boat in with the bimini open so I can work on the boat in the shed. Mate if you want to send me some pics I can offer some advice. 

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 Hezzy... I've racked my

Sun, 2020-05-10 09:46

 Hezzy... I've racked my brain pretty long and hard about this and thought about the ideas you've thrown up...

 

My issue is the high side ( of the slope if you like ) is up the neighbours end, The low side there isn't the room really without it looking pretty shitty...

 

Will do Andy....

 

I know it will be a pain in the ass and will mean a fair bit of new iron but at the moment i think its my best alternative...

 

I hate the idea of not having a boat under cover, the winter has its problems obviously but the sun is probably even worse...

 

I want to be able to bring the boat up the driveway and park under the lean to end ( hezzy that means taking the supporting post over to the neighbours fence - I'll send you a pic also ) and then being able to wash it where it lives to save mucking around after a day on the water...

 

As we all know the easier it is to hook up/launch-retrieve/wash/stow the more they get used....

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Design

Sun, 2020-05-10 10:52

 

What does the design look like? Are gutters running down the long length or the short?

Are you trying to drive into the end or into one of the long sides?

If the end would a scissor truss give you the height to get the boat in?

Can the floor in the lean too go down?

All of this can affect how to resolve it

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figured you would have

Sun, 2020-05-10 11:12

figured you would have thought it through

put some pics up if you can

is it drive through now at the top end or just front open and back in as option boony ?

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 Tim the gutters run the long

Sun, 2020-05-10 14:19

 Tim the gutters run the long length if thats what you mean ( 16m ).

 

To paint the picture a bit I live on a corner type block, main entrance is the front. Drive up the driveway and both the house and the shed start approx 10m from the front fence. House on left shed on right facing the house. I've got roller doors in the first two bays of shed( each bay is 4m ), the next bay has access door and then the final 4m bay is an open lean to. beyond that I have 4m to the neighbours side fence ( my back fence ) The front of the shed faces NE, Rear SW, The SW side of the lean to faces my other gate. Driving up the driveway there is enough room to get a small trailer behind my ute around the post that supports the lean to and around and out the other gate

Ideally I want to shift the two supporting posts of the lean to out to the neighbours fence as that gives me more room undercover ( two trailers side by side there will be basically enough room under the 4m bay when posts arent in the way. 

And secondly I want the height in the lean to to be able to stow a boat. Reversing it in from the side access is fine, dont need to be able to get boat around the shed from main driveway.

Current gable height is 3.5, walls 2.7.

Options are and these are all dependant on how much the neighbours will concede as so far they are not very keen on my shed changing...

Lift just the lean to ( would look a bit poxy )

Throw a new section of lean to up with a gable facing SW coming off the existing one at 90deg towards my side access gate.  Maybe 3m, that should get the whole boat under. Neighbours wont be keen.

Change the roof to skillion. Have the high side facing SW ( side access side ).

Win lotto sell house will need MUCH BIGGER shed...

Dropping floor height wouldn't really work.

I've taken a screen shot of the lay out on maps but not sure how to put pic up here.

Whats the around about height of a decent boat ( I know this varies a shitload but approx how high do I need for most 6m boats )

 

 

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 Whats the height of the

Sun, 2020-05-10 14:20

 Whats the height of the Striper on the trailer Tim?

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3.2m

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:14

Just measured it. 3.2m to the top of the Bimini with the bow up using the jockey wheel so it drains

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looking at what your wanting

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:00

looking at what your wanting to do boon ,

id suggest for min fuss with neighbours , what about , just movign your lean two bay poles across another 2metres towards neighbours fence .. will widen that bay out to 6metres , which will give you enough space to put a boat camper under ...and raise just that end . id be wanting to up to 3.8 or so on the walls , that should give you enough ,,,but best to check once your boats here standing on the drive imo

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 Yeah I talked myself out of

Sun, 2020-05-10 18:18

 Yeah I talked myself out of adding another roof section Hezzy mostly because of the neighbour but I think i'll discuss my options with him and explain one way or another I'm getting a boat under my shed roof. 

 

Cheers for measuring Tim, thats something to go by...

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Buy another shed  

Fri, 2020-05-22 14:38

Buy another shed

 

 

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 What sort of boat are you

Tue, 2020-05-26 07:04

 What sort of boat are you looking at getting may help also. I had the issue where i couldn't change the height of my carport to put the boat in, so when i got my new boat i got a folding t-top, which drops the height of the boat by about 1.2m and then it fits in the carport

 

 

 

Cheers Joel

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 What sort of boat are you

Tue, 2020-05-26 07:04

 What sort of boat are you looking at getting may help also. I had the issue where i couldn't change the height of my carport to put the boat in, so when i got my new boat i got a folding t-top, which drops the height of the boat by about 1.2m and then it fits in the carport

 

 

 

Cheers Joel

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 Nice looking unit Joel. 

Tue, 2020-05-26 07:38

 Nice looking unit Joel. 

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 Cheers Joel, Certainly not

Wed, 2020-05-27 11:49

 Cheers Joel, Certainly not counting out a folding system to get the height down. Becomes more limited with fwd controls...

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 yep to easy mate ! Cheers

Mon, 2020-06-01 18:35

 yep to easy mate !

 

Cheers Joel