The sheds we manufacture and supply to customers in Australia are complete kits: they contain all the parts needed to erect them, apart, of course, from the concrete slab on which they will stand. This means that someone with the tools and skills to do the job could erect their own shed if they choose to. However, if you are thinking of going down the DIY route, there are a few things about building a shed that you need to consider first.
DIY Sheds: What You Need to Know
If you decide that you don’t want to hire a local shed builder because you are confident that you can do the job yourself, please consider the following points carefully before you get started.
- Some Jobs Still Need to Be Completed by a Professional – Even if you are confident that you can handle all the installation tasks by yourself, without any outside help, there are some jobs that have to be completed by licensed professionals, by law. For example, the connection of roof run-offs to a stormwater drain is something that needs to be done by a qualified plumber and if you want interior lighting in your shed, this should be installed by a licensed electrician.
- You Will Need a Concrete Slab First – You will almost certainly want to hire a local firm to pour the slab, even if you are planning to erect your own shed, to make sure it is even, of the right size and square. A badly poured slab will make building a shed safely an impossible task, so it is not worth taking a chance with this aspect of the installation.
- You Need the Right Tools – As mentioned above if you wish to take the DIY sheds approach, you will need to have the right tools for the job. This means not only having the necessary tools at your disposal but having high-quality tools that are designed to be used for such a purpose. Trying to erect a shed with cheap, poorly-made tools is a recipe for disaster.
- You Need the Right Temperament – Even though our sheds come as complete kits with full installation instructions, building a shed by yourself is bound to test your patience. Take some time to consider whether you have the right temperament to tackle a big job like this on your own before you come to a final decision. Even if you are a talented DIY enthusiast, there is no shame in hiring an experienced local shed builder to do the work for you. An experienced professional will have erected hundreds of sheds over the years, will have all the tools they need and will have workmates to help them complete the job quickly and easily.
Whether you decide to hire a reputable shed builder or take the DIY sheds approach, we will be here to provide you with help and advice whenever you need it. For further information, please call or email us at your convenience.