Decor ideas for your garden shed

For many homeowners, the garden shed is strictly utilitarian. It offers additional storage space and security for tools and garden equipment. But for others, it doubles as an entertainment space where they can host guests, or unwind in their downtime. Some people use their garden sheds as a home office.
If you’re wondering how to decorate small garden sheds, Sydney experts can guide you. The style of decor depends on what you’re using the shed for. It might be some themed seasonal styling for the holidays, or it may be more about making the shed comfortable for work …

Why summer is a great time to install a garden shed

If your garage is packed full of stuff, it’s probably time for some extra inexpensive storage room. A shed can often house all that additional garden equipment, the kid’s bikes, extra toys and so much more. From items, you use every day, to things you use just a few times a year when you buy a garden shed in Sydney you are buying some much-needed extra storage space.
The great thing is sheds are *multi-seasonal* which means they house everything you are using in summer, and provide storage for those summer items when you’re not using them. Garden sheds can also …

Why a garden shed is the perfect Christmas gift for Dad

Garden sheds in Sydney have become *all the rage* after all, who doesn’t want their own space, where they can support their hobbies, or have a small *place of their own* – Dads are no different! If your Dad loves cars, has a collection, likes woodworking, if he has a pool table or table tennis table, enjoys playing music or loves gardening – why not give him his very own space this Christmas – a place when he can enjoy doing his own thing.
Buying an affordable garden shed in Sydney is easy. Once you have made your …

Why summer is the perfect time to install a garden shed

If you think a garden shed is nothing more than a space for storing old junk, think again. The long and hot summer days make it the best time to install and make great use of your garden shed. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby this summer or a way to get your kids out of the house, there are so many reasons to install a shed this time of year. Read on to find out some helpful suggestions for creative and practical ways to use your garden shed this summer.
Turn your garden into a paradise
Summer is the perfect …

How to keep pests out of your garden shed

You have invested a lot of time into buying your garden shed in Sydney, it’s your pride and joy. You probably spend a lot of time in your shed, from potting plants to fixing things, to indulging in a hobby, this is why you want to keep your garden shed safe and clean – AND free of pests!
Common pest problems
Pests can easily get into your shed without you even knowing it – not until an *infestation* happens, and there is nothing worse than that! Not only can some pests destroy or ruin your belongings they can also have …

How long does it take to install a shed?

In general, sheds come in kit form, whether you purchase from Bunnings or a garden shed in Sydney from Col Western Sheds. Coming in kit form means installation is quite simple and straight forward, with most of the steps repeated over and over again – for example, panels joining together to form the roof or walls. This means as you get the hang of each step you can speed up a little. If you are installing a longer workshop shed or garage, you will notice how repetitive the walls become.
As with anything, if you have a few people helping out …

Do you have room for a small garden shed?

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 …

Why we are the go-to for garden sheds

Garden sheds can be pretty versatile. You can use them to store all your gardening tools and supplies, from your hose to your shears and rake. If you put up shelves and drawers, you can organise your seeds, fertilisers, and pesticides in the same space. You can even keep DIY garden projects in there, or a bicycle.
Once you’ve decided you’re getting a shed, you might want to man up and build one from scratch. After all, it can’t be that hard, and YouTube videos make it look pretty do-able. But just because you can do something doesn’t necessarily mean you …

Your Main Considerations When Installing a New Dog Pen

Dog pens can be a great idea for the backyard if you don’t want your dog roaming free all the time. Perhaps you’ve got to build a new fence, or you have small children around, or simply don’t want them digging up the garden. But what should you think about before purchasing a dog pen? Here are the main considerations to take into account.
Is it big enough so they’re comfy?
How big is your dog? You will want your dog pen to be big enough so that they have some room to move around, stretch their legs a little, …

How big should you go with your Bird Aviary?

On a small scale, they can be a handy way to teach your children about responsibility and environmental influence. On a large scale, they can boost your income without too much labour on your part.

Sometimes, people are wary of keeping domestic birds. There are two main reasons for this unease – the noise and the smell. Both these challenges can be resolved if you give your birds the right type of housing, and at Col Western Sheds, bird aviaries are among our specialities.

Birds are generally loud, but if they are comfortable, their cackling reduces significantly. They need to …

  • It gives me great pleasure to write to you about your Exceptional Customer Service & friendliness of your staff at Col Western Sheds. I would like to thank Sannie for her expert knowledge of your sheds & efficiency in getting my shed delivered & installed in under a week.

    "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.