8 reasons Why MCD Sheds Are Best in IRELAND
The framing on all of our garden buildings is 36x75mm throughout with a smooth planed finish (floor, all panels, roof). This is pretty much unrivalled. As a result our sheds are definitely the strongest on the market. Many of our competitors use only 32x35mm, so ours is over double the thickness. All of our framing timber is fully pressure treated. The flooring on all our sheds is similar to the shiplap (23.5mm boards, planed to 18 - 19mm) and is also an interlocking board. It has a unique design which we came up with for strength. As we use Scandinavian timber throughout the thickness and strength are the best around.
Every MCD garden building comes with a timber floor included. The floor is made up of our 75mm x 36mm pressure treated framing timber turned on its end so the actual floorboards sit 75mm up off the floor. The floor is then sheeted with 18/19mm planed real timber floor boards, these are also pressure treated and give a fantastic finish and amazing strength. All floors are framed all the way around the outside for extra strength and to block debris from blowing under your shed. We also sit a support every 2ft running from gable to gable so the floor is well supported and has no flex. We can upgrade the amount of floor runners for very heavy equipment or add extra timber bearers to lift the whole floor further off the ground. Please contact us for prices and information on this. We can also supply a floor plan so you can build a base to the exact dimensions of your new garden building floor.
The roofing on all of our sheds are box-profile metal. Box profile is industrial strength as opposed to corrugated steel, etc. Box profile is the sheeting you would find on industrial units and ours is always in a slate grey colour. We also fit a metal ridge cap on the very top of all garden sheds and sheets & ridges are screwed down with 38mm roofing screws.
Note: majority of garden sheds on the market have mineral felt roofs. Felt is actually an underlay material and therefore is only a temporary material with a limited lifespan when exposed in the elements. Generally it will wear and tear allowing water to get into the timber in the shed. Once water gets into the shed, no matter how good the shed is, it will now rot!
The windows on all of our sheds are acrylic. Acrylic is 17 times stronger, clearer and safer than glass, also unlike perspex it doesn’t discolour. Generally on sheds, the window size is 2ft square, however we can do different sizes and some models might have a different size (i.e. 6ft wide chalets & lodges). Doors with windows in them are also made using acrylic and we can do varies designs and custom builds. Our garden sheds come with one or two windows as standard, if you require more windows please contact us for a bespoke quote.
The interior of all MCD garden buildings (roof, gables and sidewalls) are all lined with a breathable membrane to protect from damp & condensation. Most garden sheds are not lined at all and sometimes if you read the small print on shed brochures it will read that they are not suitable for storage purposes! Other sellers that may line the sheds usually charge extra, this is normally advertised as a vapour barrier but is actually a plastic sheet and this in fact makes the shed sweat more, resulting in damp, rot & mould issues in a very short time of owning your new shed. Our lining is white in colour and it looks good & keeps the sheds bright inside. The membrane works by absorbing any moisture and will retain it until the temperature rises and moisture dissipates naturally.
Galvanised Nails & Screws
All shed panels are nailed in the workshop using coil nail guns and most importantly using Hot-Dipped Galvanised Nails. This means the nails are properly galvanised as opposed to coated or zinc coated galvanised nails, or nails not even galvanised at all. Those inferior nails will ultimately leave streak marks on the shed panels, this is because they are rusting (not suitable for external use) which means the timber will generally then rot or crack around the rusting nails. In terms of hinges and pad-bolts, etc. again we use proper galvanised goods. We use 300mm Tee Hinges on all doors and all sheds are supplied with a lockable pad-bolt.
On assembly, the sheds will be screwed together (5.0x70mm wood screws). All competitors recommend nailing the panels together on assembly, however the advantages of screwing the panels together are that: The sheds can be disassembled (easily) if ever needed to. Sheds that are nailed are very difficult to disassemble and re-erect as the timbers get damaged when taking the panels apart and rarely go back in one piece. Nails also rust and as mentioned above, the timber surrounding the rusty nail will then split and rot.
Delivery & Installation
We offer delivery and installation to the whole of the Ireland. If you are looking for a delivery and installation quote please contact us directly:
Call: 01 841 9976