Essential Checklist Before Building a Shed
As with any DIY or home improvement project, it is important to have a checklist as this is an indication of your readiness and ability to see the project through from start to finish. This tells people of your unwillingness to miss a step and to make sure that everything is done according to plan because a plan is exactly what you need to get things done.
A great example would be when considering building sheds for your storage problems at home. Whether this be a garden or workshop shed, you need to plan for it like a soldier plans for battle. It is important first of all to know what you're getting into but it is even more important to make sure that you have everything you need to get into what you want to get into. Not only does this save you time, it also saves you money from having to do reworks and other costly mistakes.
The first thing on your checklist should be council approval. Depending on where you live, council and community building laws vary so you should check with your local council regarding your area's building laws, regulations and codes that you need to adhere to as far as building accessory structures are concerned. The rules and regulations usually depend on factors like the weather or zone restrictions so make sure you go over each one thoroughly because the last thing you want is to be cited for not following the rules.
Next, you should consider how much time you will be able to devote to the project. Busy people and those who lack woodworking skills will often opt to buy shed-building kits to save time while those with more than enough time on their hands and exceptional carpentry skills will opt to build their structures from scratch, with plans downloaded straight from the internet or bought from the local hardware store. Whatever option you choose, know that you must be completely decided and committed to building as otherwise, you may find yourself looking out at an eyesore of a half-finished shell.
You must also be decided about your reasons for wanting a shed, what use to put it to and where to put it. Will the shed be used purely for storage or will you use it as an office, art studio or as a playroom for the kids? Depending on the desired function, these structures must be located on the most level area of your backyard, where roots from planted trees won't upset its foundations and where there are no low-hanging power lines that could make construction difficult or worse, dangerous.
If you don't have much space for construction, you can consider lean-to's that can be attached to the main house or a corner shed that can fit into a small space. If you are also considering the shed for storage purposes only, size will also be a consideration as well as the accessories you need to put in it like anchors, shelves, shed blankets and flooring.
And last but not the least you also need to check about roof styles and roofing materials that are best for the sheds you have in mind. This is not only to cater to your personal preferences but this is also in consideration of wind gusts and snow accumulation in your area (if applicable). The materials as well, will determine your roof's ability to withstand extreme conditions and keep the shed's contents dry so choose well and you're sure to be able to have a structure that will last a long, long time.
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