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Make installing your new shed a family bonding experience

Building anything together brings you closer, but only if you do it right. In the wrong circumstances, doing chores together can lead to family feuds. Fortunately, Col Western Sheds can help. We’ll get you an ‘assignment’ that is easy, practical, and fun. Our small garden sheds in Gosford can be installed in hours.

Getting the dimensions right

When you buy a shed from us, it comes in a flat pack with easy assembly instructions. You don’t need special tools – just a power drill, which you probably already have. We suggest waiting until the weather is right, because rain or strong wind could lead to injuries. Start your family project early, designating roles and deciding who does what.

Begin around the table, deciding the type of shed you want. They range from a metre to six metres, so pick a size that’s right for your yard. The ladies in the group can be asked to focus on aesthetics. They can pick the colour, roofing style (skillion, flat, gabled), door type (hinged, sliding), and additional features like shelves and skylights. These little touches make the shed more attractive.

Col Western staffers are available to install the garden shed for you, but seeing as this is a family bonding exercise, you probably want to do it yourself. The instructions in the pack are pretty detailed, and we have online video tutorials too. That said, if you get stuck, you can always give us a call for some guidance.

Lay the foundation

Whether you’re installing the shed yourself or having our people do it, you’ll have to do your own silicone sealing and floor slab. The dimensions of your slab are driven by the size of the shed. The slab (of poured concrete) should extend outside the base of the shed at least 100mm in all directions. Remember to give the slab enough time to dry and cure – that’s two to three days. Then after installing the shed, line the inner edges with silicone.

Your sealant prevents underground moisture from seeping into the shed, so you should apply it on all the corners and edges joining the walls to the floor. The sealant should only be applied inside the shed, not on the outside. It seals any gaps that may have appeared during construction, keeping your shed dry and adequately insulated. Celebrate your successful family DIY project with chilled drinks and BBQ or just call the pizza guy when you’re done.

For the perfect family DIY project, call Col Western Sheds today on 4632 4222.

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    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.