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Many of them may even be still standing today, but if you look at the roof closely, you may notice that the roof already has leaks defeating the point of having a shed. A storage shed is a practical solution in protecting your belongings, if its roof is leaking water may leak in and cause water damage. Don t be afraid to get your hands dirty, even with minimal carpentry skills, you too can build a strong, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing shed in your garden. Scour for materials that can be recycled. Old wooden crates can still be used for flooring and for walls. Fallen trees can be cut and used for rafters and as foundation, maybe even a door. These reasons come to one conclusion though, to store their belongings and to protect them, plus, to provide extra space for their homes. Whether it be for your garden tools or some of the stuff that has been lying round your home for ages, a lean to shed is one of the most effective, and affordable ways of keeping them and protecting them as well. What if the plan you got did not have any guidelines in laying the foundation? Without a complete detailed list of the materials needed, you may end up buying, more than what s needed. A plan with a step by step guideline is what we all need, this way, we save time on our work. A good set of plans, whether you downloaded it for free, bought it, or created it yourself should have a complete and detailed list of all the materials you will need, including their exact measurements. If you are pushing heavy equipment up a steep ramp, there is a greater chance that you might slip and get crushed. Safety should be one of your priorities when making a building plan. Besides, building codes commonly require that at maximum there should be for every 8 inches of ramp horizontally there should only be a 1 inch slope. Make sure that you have sufficient space for your storage shed, allowing extra space around it and about a couple of feet away from your fence. Steer clear of trees that may act as a hindrance to your roof, or have falling branches and fruits that can damage it. Also, you need to check with your local planning and zoning commission about your plans and the dimensions of your brick shed.