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Guide to Sheds



Storage Shed Kits


Find out more about Storage Shed Kits

The majority of sheds are bought in kit form, which means that the shed arrives at your door flat packed with all the required pieces already cut to size and shaped if necessary. All you have to do is assemble the shed and your new shed will be ready for use.

However there are some things that you need that are not provided in most storage shed kits. The tools are the obvious point but you must also create a base for your shed. Depending on the type of shed you are buying you might need a particular type of base so make sure you do your research before you buy.

Vinyl sheds, for instance often require a specific vinyl base system, whereas for most other shed types a concrete base will normally suffice. Creating a base is essential and under no circumstances should this corner be cut. Some larger sheds may require stabilizing systems that are designed to keep the structure secure during strong winds. Again, these securing systems are not normally included in most storage shed kits.

As long as you follow the instructions carefully on how to build a shed and take your time, constructing a shed from a shed kit is relatively straight forward providing you have someone to help you. It is essential to have a second pair of hands on the job in order to maintain the stability of the shed. If you are making the base from concrete you will also need help here in order to make sure the surface you are creating is level.

Some manufacturers area now creating sheds that literally snap together, which makes the whole process even easier. This is particularly useful for people who have no confidence in their DIY ability.

These days there are not that many companies who still sell pre-constructed sheds. Obviously the costs for the companies are far higher than supplying kit sheds and if space is tight around the house it might not be possible to get the shed into the back garden. Therefore storage shed kits tend to be the best option for everyone involved and for you the customer it is ideal because it saves you a lot of money.

When you are looking for a shed kit it is advisable to shop locally if you can. Most good garden centers have a range of sheds although they tend to be garden sheds. If you are looking specifically for a larger storage shed your best option is probably metal sheds. In this case you will probably have to shop through a specialist dealer. These can easily be found on the internet. If you have specific needs for your shed some companies even allow you to design the shed yourself. They will then supply the shed to you in the standard kit form.

The cost of a standard storgae shed kits are likely to be around $1500-$3000, although some larger metal or vinyl storage sheds cost much more. You should also look into planning regulations in your area as some larger storage sheds will require authorization before you can begin construction.