One of the first questions we get asked at Col Western Shed is – *Do I need council approval for building a shed* and it is a good and valid question to ask. In general, unless you are building a large shed to be used as an occasional or full-time dwelling, most storage and garden sheds don’t require council approval if they pass certain minimum requirements.
General rules for building sheds
Council rules and regulations will vary from council to council and from state to state, but most of these rules apply Australia-wide.
Sheds 10 square meters and smaller probably won’t require …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Today’s carports are nothing like the carports of yesteryear. Gone are the days when carports were not much more than a glorified awning on stilts.
Boxbeam Frame Carports
Col Western Sheds, Australia’s leading supplier of quality, customised carports, offers a wide variety of options and looks in carports. Our line of Boxbeam Frame customised carport options include:
* Base Plates
* Customised Sizing
* Extra Height
Our Boxbeam Frame Carports are also now available in customised sizes including single, double or triple width models, so you’re assured to find a size and set of options to nicely fit your needs.
“A shed by any other name is still a …:” All sheds are not created equal, this statement is far more accurate when you’re considering the modern shed. And no place is this fact more evident than at Australia’s leading supplier of sheds, Col Western Sheds.
In regards to garden sheds and work sheds this fact is also very noticeable. So, to clear up the question, what is the difference between a garden shed and a work shed, we have decided to lay out the differences so you can make a knowledgeable decision on which shed would work best for …