Knowing whether you can afford to have a shed in your yard seems like a very straightforward question, but that’s not always the case. Here at Col Western Sheds, we manufacture sheds of all sizes.
Regarding small garden sheds we stock pre-fab panels for our smallest shed of 1.57 metres by 0.81 metres, and it stands at 1.09 metres high. We can reduce the size of this shed in reductions of 200 mm at a time, but it won’t get much smaller than this.
If you’re not outdoorsy, it might be difficult to tell how small (or large) these dimensions are, but you can always go to your yard space with a tape measure and some string or powdered chalk to mark out the specified boundaries. It will give you a general idea of how much room you need.
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In addition to the dimensions of the shed, there are other factors to consider. First, the shed needs to have a walkway all around. This isn’t so much about aesthetics as it is for function. You need to access your shed from all sides to make sure it’s well maintained, and that there are no pests hiding in the nooks and crannies.
Aside from walking space, you need a concrete base that is 100 mm larger than the shed on every side. You should also think about the roofing. Depending on the type that you select, there might be an overhang. This overhang shouldn’t stretch into neighbouring yards or affect other landscaping features.
For example, if your shed roof leans over a garden, then it can drip onto the garden during winter showers, which is fine. But if the dripping lands on wooden garden furniture, it will soon get mouldy. You also don’t want your shed dripping into a pond or design feature that would be adversely affected by summer shade or winter rain.
If you’d like to talk a little more about the size requirements of small garden sheds, whether you are based in Sydney, Gosford, Penrith, Newcastle or Wollongong give us a call today on 4632 4222.