Having a garden shed in your Wollongong backyard is a great way to keep your yard tidy, add some storage space and keep tools etc safe. It’s important though that you choose the shed that best meets your needs.
Here are a few things need to consider before buying garden shed in Wollongong –
Types and Styles
If you are looking for a shed that can double as a workspace, with lots of storage areas for tools, and some bench space, a metal shed will give you the safety and security you need. They are also a good choice if you are planning to store a motorbike, trailer or boat in there.
There are things you need to consider regarding the location of your shed, having easy access means it can save you from carrying building supplies and any heavy tools around your yard. The environment is also another consideration, don’t place your shed close to large trees, you could get falling branches during storms and roots breaking through your floor can also be an issue. Try and avoid areas close to a backyard pool which can cause problems such as rust, mould and rising damp. Look for a spot that gives you some shade in summer, too much direct heat can cause a build-up of heat in the shed that you may find hard to work in.
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The foundation you choose for your shed is important. A gravel base is a simple and cost-effective choice. Pavers are a good base for a small garden shed that isn’t going to be carrying much weight. Laying a concrete slab is the strongest and most durable way to secure a shed to the ground and it minimises any structural movement.
Once your shed is up, it’s time to fit it out. A shed that is organised will help you know where everything is. A good way to use shed space is to hang things on the wall, there are a range of hooks, shelves and racks you can buy to make more room and clear some floor space.
When deciding on the size and location of your shed, you’ll need to be aware of any local council regulations, small garden sheds are often exempt, but it’s best to check.
Flat Roof Sheds
These are a cost-effective option, they come with a single door and range in size from1.570m x 0.810m x 1.090m to 4.640m x 1.570m x 1.840m. Prices start at just $270.00.
Gable Roof Sheds
Have a peaked roof and come in a range of sizes with a peak of 2.130m and walls of 1.810m. with extra trusses available at just $90 each. Sheds can be made in other sizes or reduced by 200mm sections.
As with a gable roof shed, the pitch of a skillion roof allows for water runoff. Skillion roof Sheds range in size from 2.340m x 2.340m x 2.075m to 6.170m x 2.340m x 2.075m, with prices starting at $570.00. and come with a double sliding door.