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new shed idea...

Hello! Please can I have your opinion(s):

I'm knocking down a leaking garden shed to gain some space, and building a new lean-to shed in my garden to allow a bit more space.

Try and picture this if you can: there's a 1.5m garden wall (we live in a Victorian terrace) at the end of the garden and behind that a back passage that allows rear access to our house (and our neighbours homes of course); the passage is soil and turf (weeds). 

I'm going to use this rear wall to build a lean to shed against (replacing existing one) but I'm wondering if I can build the roof so that the pitch of the roof drops water over the wall into the passage rather than my garden. I'm anxious a, it might weaken the wall over time, b, its not legal/appropriate.  

Hmmm, physically writing this down makes me think this is a bad idea. Simon decides to post it anyway.


  • CloggieCloggie Cambs Fens but not black soilPosts: 1,451

    Why not have a water butt and collect the water?  

  • simonsayssimonsays Posts: 2

    Sadly it's only a tiny garden so we got rid of our water butt, there is a nice Japanese maple in its place though. 

  • KT53KT53 GloucestershirePosts: 7,561

    A question for you local council I would think.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I'm thinking b might catch you out. I think it's an excellent idea in principle but it may well be deemed inappropriate. It sounds much worse than it is I think. It's not like it's Niagra Falls but I can just see eyebrows shooting up at the thought of all that torrential rain flooding over the back wall!!!!

    Is there anywhere you could put a soakaway?

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