If you’re reading this, you’re probably about to purchase a garden shed and don’t know where to start. Well, you have come to the right place. Getting started is always the hardest part so we have compiled a bunch of tips to get you well on your way to owning your own shed. There are a few things that must be taken into consideration when purchasing your shed. A little bit of research must be done to ensure you get the right shed for your needs. In this post, we will give you all the necessary tools to get you up and running.
Is Your Shed for Storage or Work?
Before embarking or your shed buying endeavour you should have a clear idea of what you will use it for. If you’re buying a shed for storage you should take an inventory of the things that need to be stored. This will give you an idea of the size of the shed you require. Don’t forget to allow room for walkways and future purchases that might need to be stored in the shed.
If your shed is for work you will have to do some rough estimates of how much workspace you will need. Do a rough sketch of how you want the layout to be. You will need space for a workbench and any tools that you require and again always allow a little extra room. There is nothing worse than working in a cramped area.
The positioning of the Shed
When choosing a location for your shed, take into consideration things like access. Your shed should be easily accessed from the front and rear. You also don’t want it to get in the way of your lawn space. In a back corner, a little bit off the fence is a great spot as it will be out of the way and the yard will still be functional.
Type of Shed
There are many different types of sheds. Angled roof sheds disperse the water when it rains but is a little more expensive than a flat roof shed. Then you have to think about drainage for those rainy days. A simple hand dug drainage system should be enough to prevent moisture entering your shed after a sudden downpour.
Skillion roof sheds are an angled roof shed which descends in one direction. This is handy as the water runs off in one direction giving you more control over the drainage.
Gable roof sheds are your classic triangular shape, therefore, the water will run off in two directions so you must take precautions when it comes to drainage. The benefit of a gable roof shed is they tend to keep cooler in the hot weather due to the increased airflow.
Buying your shed is a breeze if you do a little research. If you have any queries come and see us at Col Western Sheds and we will happily help you out to get the best garden shed in Sydney.