Before You Build Your Garden Shed: 5 Terms You'd Want to Know
If you are new to DIY, you might find a bunch of unfamiliar words in the instruction manual that goes with the kit of our Garden Sheds. While all our products are made to be easy and convenient for any consumer, there are some words that manufacturers need to use to give instructions in building a shed.
To further help make your shed project simpler, we are shedding some light on five terms you’ll encounter in the manuals.
The term “POP rivets” is actually a brand. But these days, it’s used to refer to any kind of blind metal rivets, each consisting of a long pin on one end and a rivet on the other.
In our sheds, they're used to fasten hinges of doors.They serve as an alternative to nuts and bolts.
To chamfer means to cut the material at a specified angle.
You’ll learn how to do this when putting up the foundation for your shed. In particular, when you lay the concrete slab on which you’ll anchor your shed, you’d need to chamfer the slab’s edges downwards. By how much? It generally depends on the dimensions of the shed itself.
A flange is “a ridge or pair of ridges projecting from the edge of a rolled metal shape generally at right angles, in order to strengthen or stiffen it.” (Dictionary.com)
A mullion is “a slender vertical member that forms a division between units of a window, door, or screen or is used decoratively.” (Merriam-Webster.com)
This refers to the small steel particles (debris) left from cutting, drilling and other construction work. It can also happen after contact with chemicals and corrosive substances.
Why do you need to know this? Unfortunately, it is because shed warranties mention that they usually do not cover damages or other shed problems caused by swarf.
If you have got other questions about installing your shed, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 66 77 48.