Top Things To Consider When Building A Garden Shed

Posted on Jul 13 2015 - 3:17am by Johnny B

Building a garden shed is a great DIY project that can bring your garden to life. It will require hard work and planning, but that’s what DIY is all about! If you’re thinking of building a garden shed, then I have some words of wisdom for you to follow.

Materials

You have to consider what material you want your shed to be made out of. Are you going for a wooden shed, or would you prefer brick/stone? Obviously a wooden shed will be much cheaper and possibly easier for you to make. But, using a stronger material like bricks can make the shed a lot more durable, particularly in bad weather conditions. Whatever you choose, make sure that you make your shed waterproof so no rain will leak in. As with all DIY jobs, you have to put the extra effort in if you want to make it perfect.

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Foundation

No matter what you’re making your shed out of, it needs to have a solid foundation to sit on. It’s important that you build your shed on a flat, even, surface. You should even consider using grouting methods to firm up the soil base. By doing this, you ensure the foundation is solid and can withstand the weight of your shed. So, you won’t have to worry about the floor collapsing because the shed is too heavy.

Size

Think about how big you want your shed to be. This could depend on how much space you have in your back garden. You don’t want a shed that takes up too much garden space because it could end up sticking out like a sore thumb. The size will also depend on what you’re using the shed for. If it’s just used as a storage space to house tools and gardening equipment, then it won’t need to be that big. But, if you want it to be like a mini-workshop for you to complete other DIY tasks, then you’ll want to have sufficient room. It comes down to the vision you have in your mind of the perfect garden shed for you. Take some time to draw up designs and make the necessary measurements to see how big you can go.

Interior

Don’t forget about the interior design of your shed either! Once you’ve figured out how big it will be, and how you want it to look on the outside, you’ll need to plan the interior. Consider what you want inside your shed, start with things that are essential. For example, you’ll probably need space to store things on or in. So, you’ll need various shelves and drawers on the inside of your shed. Depending on the size, you may want a table in there too, so you’ll have to decide on the style of this also. There are many things you have to take into consideration, so just make sure you’ve got the interior design planned out.

If you’re looking for a new project to complete in your spare time, then a garden shed is a fine idea. It will keep you occupied, and provide you with a stern challenge. Which makes it all the more rewarding when you see the finished product!