Specifications for forest sheds


Standard specifications for the forest range of sheds, garages, summerhouses & playhouses

All buildings including the doors and windows are manufactured in our workshops at Lushington. All timber sizes are nominal, before machining

All timber used is a 5ths grade joinery Scandinavian Redwood, which is planned all around and Double Vac Pressure Treated. Prior to delivery, all external timber surfaces are primed with a Sovereign base coat timber preservative. All buildings are sectional and can be supplied in almost any size up to 320 square ft. (30 square metres).
The standard minimum internal height is 6'2''. The roof can be pitched at 5°, 8°, 15° or 22½°.

Standard Sizes (Alternative Sizes are Available)

  • 4’ X 3’, 4’ X 4’, 4’ X 5’, 4’ X 6’, 4’ X 7’, 4’ X 8’, 4’ X 9’, 4’ X 10’, 4’ X 11’, 4’ X 12’.
  • 5’ X 3’, 5’ X 4’, 5’ X 5’, 5’ X 6’, 5’ X 7’, 5’ X 8’, 5’ X 9’, 5’ X 10’, 5’ X 11’, 5’ X 12’.
  • 6’ X 3’, 6’ X 4’, 6’ X 5’ 6’ X 6’, 6’ X 7’, 6’ X 8’, 6’ X 9’, 6’ X 10’, 6’ X 11’, 6’ X 12’,
    6’ X 13’, 6’ X 14’, 6’ X 15’, 6’ X 16’, 6’ X 18’, 6’ X 20’.
  • 7’ X 3’, 7’ X 4’, 7’ X 5’, 7’ X 6’, 7’ X 7’, 7’ X 8’, 7’ X 9’, 7’ X 10’, 7’ X 11’, 7’ X 12’,
    7’ X 13’, 7’ X 14’, 7’ X 15’, 7’ X 16’, 7’ X 18’, 7’ X 20’.
  • 8’ X 3’, 8’ X 4’, 8’ X 5’, 8’ X 6’, 8’ X 7’, 8’ X 8’, 8’ X 9’, 8’ X 10’, 8’ X 11’, 8’ X 12’,
    8’ X 13’, 8’ X 14’, 8’ X 15’, 8’ X 16’, 8’ X 18’, 8’ X 20’.
  • 9’ X 3’, 9’ X 4’, 9’ X 5’, 9’ X 6’, 9’ X 7’, 9’ X 8’, 9’ X 9’, 9’ X 10’, 9’ X 12’, 9’ X 14’,
    9’ X 16’, 9’ X 18’, 9’ X 20’, 9’ X 22’, 9’ X 24’, 9’ X 26’, 9’ X 28’, 9’ X 30’.
  • 10’ X 3’, 10’ X 4’, 10’ X 5’, 10’ X 6’, 10’ X 7’, 10’ X 8’, 10’ X 9’, 10’ X 10’, 10’ X 12’, 10’ X 14’,
    10’ X 16’, 10’ X 18’, 10’ X 20’, 10’ X 22’, 10’ X 24’, 10’ X 26’, 10’ X 28’, 10’ X 30.
  • 12’ X 4’, 12’ X 5’, 12’ X 6’, 12’ X 7’, 12’ X 8’, 12’ X 9’, 12’ X 10’, 12’ X 12’, 12’ X 14’,
    12’ X 16’, 12’ X 18’, 12’ X 20’, 12’ X 22’, 12’ X 24’, 12’ X 26’, 12’ X 27’.
  • 14’ X 6’, 14’ X 7’, 14’ X 8’, 14’ X 9’, 14’ X 10’, 14’ X 11’, 14’ X 12’, 14’ X 13’, 14’ X 14’,
    14’ X 16’, 14’ X 18’, 14’ X 20’, 14’ X 22’.
  • 16’ X 6’, 16’ X 7’, 16’ X 8’, 16’ X 9’, 16’ X 10’, 16’ X 11’, 16’ X 12’, 16’ X 13’, 16’ X 14’,
    16’ X 15’, 16’ X 16’, 16’ X 17’, 16’ X 18’, 16’ X 19’, 16’ X 20’.
  • 18’ X 6’, 18’ X 7’, 18’ X 8’, 18’ X 9’, 18’ X 10’, 18’ X 11’, 18’ X 12’, 18’ X 13’, 18’ X 14’,
    18’ X 15’, 18’ X 16’, 18’ X 17’.
  • 20’ X 6’, 20’ X 7’, 20’ X 8’, 20’ X 9’, 20’ X 10’, 20’ X 11’, 20’ X 12’, 20’ X 13’, 20’ X 14’,
    20’ X 15’, 20’ X 16’.

All sections can be manufactured to enable through house access (only if requested). Doors and windows can be located to suit your requirements.

External Cladding

?’’ X 5'' (22 X 125mm) tongue and grooved shiplap boards including a ?'' offset interlocking joint, our own unique design for a better weather seal.
As an alternative any Forest building can be externally cladded with a 1'' X 5'' tongue and grooved Log Board, which also has a similar offset interlocking joint.

Internal Framing

2'' X 2'' (50 X 50mm) with rounded corners, located at a maximum of 24'' spacing's and diagonally cross-braced at the corners.  All buildings larger than 100 square feet (8’ X 13’) are constructed on a 3'' X 2'' (75 X 50mm) framework with rounded corners, located at a maximum of 24'' spacing's and diagonally cross-braced at the corners.

Heavy Duty Timber Floor

1'' Thick - 1'' X 6'' tongue and grooved floor boards secured to 2'' X 2'' floor joists, located at approximately 12'' spacing's for additional strength.

Roof

¾'' X 5'' tongue and grooved 'V' boards including a ½'' offset interlocking joint (our own unique design), secured to 2'' X 2'' roof joists and supported by 'A' frame trusses located at a maximum span of 8ft. The size of the roof joists may vary between 2’’ X 2’’, 3'' X 2'', 4'' X 2'', 6'' X 2'' & 9'' X 2'' depending on the roof design, pitch and span where roof trusses may not be used. The roof is covered as standard with a Polyester non-tear green mineral felt, which carries a manufacturer's 10-year guarantee. The gable ends of the roof are finished with single plain or scalloped fascia’s with diamond shaped finials covering any joins.

Shed Doors

3ft wide (single door), up to 6ft wide (double doors) by 6'0'' high. (only 2’6” wide doors on a 4’ section).  All doors are framed, ledged and braced, manufactured from Redwood and externally vertically cladded with tongue & grooved Shiplap boards. All doors are hung on 16” galvanized steel ‘T’ hinges (single door X3 hinges, stable door X4 hinges & double doors X6 hinges) and fitted with a matching heavy-duty external pad bolt with internal tower bolts and external cabin hooks (where required). Glazed doors are fitted with 4mm float glass secured with a quadrant glazing beading. Weather drip sills are fitted to the top of each door.

Garage Doors

4ft wide (single door) and up to 8ft wide (double doors) by 6'6'' high. The doors are framed, ledged and braced and externally tongue and grooved cladded with Shiplap boards. The doors are hung on 18” hooks and bands (heavy duty hinges, single door X3 hinges & double doors X6 hinges), which are secured with nuts and bolts for additional security. The doors are fitted with a galvanized pad bolt, internal monkey tail bolts (double doors only) and external cabin hooks. Weather drip sills are fitted to the top of each door.

French Doors & Half Glazed Single Doors

3'0'' wide (single door), 4'0'' wide (French Doors) by 6'0'' high. The doors are mortised and tenoned jointed and manufactured from Hemlock. The doors are hung on black antique style steel ‘T’ hinges and fitted with a black rim lock with matching, handles and where required, internal tower bolts and external cabin hooks. All doors are single glazed and fitted with 4mm float glass secured with a quadrant glazing beading. Weather drip sills are fitted to the top of each door.

Shed & Summerhouse Single Glazed Windows

Lushington make their own Forest window frames to various designs and sizes. Where required all window frames are fitted with black antique style ironmongery. All windows are single glazed with 4mm float glass secured with a quadrant glazing beading. Weather drip sills are fitted to the top and bottom of each window.

All Buildings Designed and Manufactured by Lushington Garden Buildings Ltd (January 2012)

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