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Guide to building a Shell only
Single Garage
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Page 8: The exterior cladding

The Exterior Cladding
garage cladding

Cladding underlay
A cladding underlay should envelop the exterior walls prior to the cladding being fixed.

The cladding, 12.5 (1/2") plywood can then be fixed to the studs. All joins should be on a stud and with a gap of 3mm (1/8") between sheets.
garage flashing
The battens
Timber battens 75x25 (1x3) to go over each join. The battens should have a groove each side of the join to stop water being drawn up by capillary action.

Extra battens can also be fixed to intermediate studs. This is for decorative purposes only.

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CONTENTS
bullet Page 1: Introduction
bullet Page 2: Identifying the parts
bullet Page 3: Flat plan
bullet Page 4: The wall frames
bullet Page 5: The roof
bullet Page 6: Detail
bullet Page 7: The eaves
bullet Page 8: The exterior cladding
bullet Page 9: The roof cladding
bullet Page 10: The angle cuts
bullet Page 11: Bracing and fastening
bullet Page 12: Materials list
bullet Page 13: Cutting list
bullet Page 14: Glossary of terms
bullet Page 15: A guide to building the garage

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