How to Choose the Right Shed Plan

How to Choose the Right Shed Plan

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Published by TOP4 Team

When building a shed we always need a plan and design to consider. In this article, we will show you how to choose the right shed plan.

There are four main types of garden sheds

The major variations between each of these plans is the design of the roof. The Gambrel, Gable, Lean to and Saltbox have their own distinct advantages.

Gambrel Shed

The Gambrel Shed

The unique identifying feature of this shed is its steeply sloped roof design. The smallest Gambrel type shed are of an 8 x 8 foot size.

The greatest advantage of these sheds is the fact that you can easily truss it to build either an attic or a loft which gives you more head room to work under. Gambrel sheds are ideal if you want to store a car or start a workshop.

Gable Sheds

Gable Shed

The design easily allows for you to create a small attic space above with a storage area underneath. Gable type sheds are great for storing small items like garden tools, potted plants, motorbikes etc.

Starting sizes for Gable sheds start from 6 x 8 foot and can be expanded to what you need.

Lean to Shed

Lean to Shed

The lean to shed is the easiest to build. Lean To Shed Lean type shed have a single roof with a slope that starts from the top and ends at the bottom. Since it is easy to build a lean to shed it is a great project for a newbie DIY person.

Saltbox Shed

Saltbox Shed

These garden sheds often come across as looking like small houses and so they can be painted to match the look of your home. The roof of the saltbox is the main feature that separates this shed from all the others. One of the roof is shorter than the other which can make its construction slightly tricky.

The key to building anyone of these sheds is a well-designed set of garden plans. In additions, you should also consider shed cost cutting ideas to save you some money when building.

Whether you need an expert shed builder just contact the professional builder in Australia today for quotation, consultation or enquiries!


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