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Start working from home with a customised work shed

It’s the dream of countless workers and a reality for millions of people worldwide- working from home. Avoiding a commute is one part of the appeal, but being able to achieve the work-life balance they want is another. The flexibility that working from home affords makes it desirable for many.

As with all dreams, however, the reality of working from home is rather different from the dream. True, one can theoretically remain in one’s pyjamas all day but logistically once you realise that you have children, pets, parents and others who flutter in and out of the home throughout the day, …

Garden sheds are for women too

The garden shed has a long history as the territory of men, a place to get away from domestic cares – including the wife and children. In the past few years however, that has begun to change, and the She Shed has become part of the cultural landscape. Featured in glossy magazines and pretty picture books, the She Shed has caught the imagination of women everywhere as a place where they can enjoy some quiet time, partake in enjoyable pastimes, operate a work-from-home headquarters and much more.

Man caves are sometimes located in a section of the house, such as in …

Tips for positioning your shed on your property

You’ve decided to add a shed to your property. But before you order one, make sure that you devote some time to determining the ideal spot on your property for the shed. This step requires you to consider the purpose of the shed, your property and any legal requirements.

Let’s say you “just” need the shed to add a storage space and cut down on clutter. Depending on the size of your shed, the structure may be deemed more than a simple outbuilding. Contact your local planning office to obtain details for your particular municipality. On the other end of the …

Tips for selecting the right shed for your needs

You know that you need a shed, but selecting the right one for your property can be overwhelming. To choose the shed that matches your needs, consider the following:

What is the desired purpose?
The first critical factor is the shed’s intended purpose. Will you use the shed to store garden tools, sporting equipment or pool accessories? Will the shed operate as a play house? A home office? Go with a shed size that will grow with your needs, if you want a shed for storage or a playhouse. For a home office, select a size large enough to allow you to …

Signs you need a dog pen

If you’re a dog owner, you may be wondering if you should purchase a dog pen. Unlike kennels, which require a large outdoor area on your property, a dog pen functions as a temporary enclosure that grants your dog space to play and move about. Because of the assembly involved in erecting a kennel, kennels are generally considered a permanent structure on your property. A dog pen, meanwhile, takes seconds to put up and can be used in either an indoor or outdoor space.

Whether or not you need a dog pen depends on a number of factors. Do you …

The advantages of skillion roofs

Skillion roofs, also known as mono-pitch or shed-style roofs – offer a flat roof with a twist. Here, the roof includes a visible slope, which means the roof is higher at one point to effect an efficient, practical roof with clean lines and a modern, minimalist look.

Skillion roofs are typically constructed over rafters to create the appropriate slope. Yet one advantage of skillion roofs is that they are significantly cheaper than roofs with multiple slopes. In fact, people often choose skillions roofs because they are low in cost and both easy and fast to install.

Another advantage of skillion roofs …

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    "EXCEPTIONA" !! I ordered a shed online in May (from elsewhere) & I am still waiting on it!!!!! “Guess What”, I was totally ripped off & lost $2,000.00, if only I had searched a little harder online I would of dealt with you in the first place, its always nice to deal face to face with professional people. I will be happy to recommend your company to all my family & friends for your prompt & efficient service.

    Lynda of Milperra

  • Thankyou to Col Western for yet another fantastic experience with the order, delivery, install and end product. We are very happy with our sheds and highly recomment Col Western to our friends and family.

    Karen of Beecroft

  • I just want to advise you of the terrific service one of your shed builders provided to us when last week he built the shed we ordered through your Penrith office. Dave and his young helper provided first class workmanship, he was very polite, and the clean up was a pleasure compared to most other tradesmen. We are soon going to order a further shed via Penrith and I have no hesitation in recommending your products. Thank you Dave, and thank you to Col Western Sheds.

    Martin of Kings Langley

  • Thank you to all at Col Western Sheds for your excellent service. From the time I made a weekend telephone enquiry, place a telephone order for a shed early the following week, received by email a diagram and quote, received advice of expected delivery time and took delivery at exactly the promised time from friendly helpful delivery men, I received outstanding service

    Bill of Wareemba

  • I would like to thank you very much for helping us so promptly with our bird aviary. There was a lot of discussion between the doves on returning to their new cage, but they have now settled in again very happily !! We really appreciate the hurry you gave us the order. Thank you very very much

    Marilla of South Coogee

  • Very pleased with the shed – Installers also very good & co-operative

    Ron of Lemon Tree Passage

  • Just letting you know that I received my shed even earlier than advised. It is so good to deal with a company that values it’s customers and delivers on ALL of it’s promises. I loved the ease of use of the web site along with the easy to find prices. I received great service at the Penrith Store when i went in to make my purchase. Fabulous communications re my purchase, and delivery well above my expectations. The product ain’t half bad either

    Ben of Richmond

Australians have been trusting us for over 35 years to manufacture and install their Garden Sheds, as well as Work Sheds, Bird Aviaries, Dog Pens & Kennel, Carports and Awnings. Come in and talk to us at one of our friendly stores placed in Gosford, Penrith, Wollongong, Newcastle, Lansvale or Smeaton Grange.