We're looking to maximise some garden/patio space by relocating our bike storage to a new shed at the side of our property. (See attached picture- apologies for the amateur editing!)

The shed will sit close to the side wall of our house, and will have a roof on a single angle, highest where it meets the house and angled down.

I was wondering if I needed to consider any potential damp issues for the house when locating the shed there, and what mitigating actions I could take. Presumably, adding some flashing at the point where the shed is closest to the house to direct the water is a good start.

Thanks all.house side shed location

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    wouldn't the shed roof move more water away from the house than it is right now?
    – dandavis
    Jul 19 '21 at 18:26
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    If you can leave a little space behind and underneath for air movement should be okay.
    – crip659
    Jul 19 '21 at 19:07
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    Flashing seems like a good thing but the problem is that flashing should be tucked under your exterior siding or weather-proofed exterior. You can't do that very easily and I doubt you'd gain much. As suggested above I'd just leave some clearance for air circulation. BTW - not much room there. I assume the fence comes down and might be an issue with vehicle traffic if that's a right-of-way.
    – HoneyDo
    Jul 19 '21 at 19:18
  • @honeydo thanks. Yeah, the boundary fence will come down. It's an access drive to parking spaces with very low volume & slow traffic. I'll be checking with neighbours first, but oughtn't be a problem. Jul 20 '21 at 13:01

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