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Tips for setting up your shed

Your shed has arrived. Thankfully all sheds come with written instructions, but sometimes even these can be a little confusing. So, armed with the instructions enclosed with your garden shed Sydney, and some tips from here, you’ll have your shed set up in no time.

  • • Even if you think you don’t need council approval, it’s worth contacting your local council to ensure you are meeting all the set guidelines. There is nothing worse than setting up your garden shed Sydney and finding it has to come down later.
  • • Most sheds need a concrete slab foundation to be erected on, to help with drainage your slab should be raised to allow water to run away from the shed. Depending on your skills, you can either dig and place the cement slab yourself, or have a professional came in and do all this *ground work* for you.
  • • When the box is opened, check ALL the parts off against the listing of materials as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to be halfway through the build to discover something is missing.
  • • Attach your framework to the footings and brackets imbedded in the slab and then erect one wall at a time, bracing as required. Pay attention to your instructions regarding bolt tensioning stiffeners and bracers. If your shed has a roller door, leave it to the end.
  • • Depending on the size of your shed, and your D.I.Y knowledge, you and a mate can erect the shed in a day, for bigger jobs look at hiring in professionals to carry out the work, while it will cost you more money, it can cost even more money if it’s been poorly constructed in the first place.
  • • Read the instructions BEFORE you begin and follow the steps closely, don’t wait till you’ve hit a snag to open the instruction book.
  • • Play it safe – make sure you wear all the protective gear from gloves and work boots to sunblock to eye protection. Most injuries occur when people forget the basics.
  • • Don’t build on a wet or windy day – wait instead for a cool and calm weekend.
  • • Once you have successfully assembled a frame for one wall, use it as your template for the rest of the walls.
  • • Take your time, the more thorough you are the easier your job will be, and the end result will be perfect.
  • • If you want your garden shed to have power call your local electrician in to carry out the work. Electrical work has to be carried out by qualified electricians. If you plan to use your shed a lot for power tools etc, don’t rely on dragging a power lead out from the house. Have electricity run to the shed properly and professionally.
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