The perfect shed is every Aussie DIY lover’s dream. With space for the car, sporting goods, tools, a workbench and any other random thing you can chuck in there, this is the ultimate backyard build, and something we would all love to have as a space to create!
But top class, fair dinkum sheds require a quality builder to ensure everything goes exactly to plan. What’s more, there are a few important pieces of advice to follow to ensure you and your builder create your dream space.
Follow these tips when enlisting your builder to build the perfect shed:
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1. Choose the right spot
You must build on the right foundation. For example, the last thing you want is to build on an uneven foundation, as this will do nothing but create serious problems down the track. Naturally, your reputable builder will always advise against this, as well as help you choose the perfect spot to build, but it’s always good to start thinking early about where you would like to place it!
2. Build bigger than you thought you needed
If you think you will only need a small space to call your own, you might want to reconsider. You never know when you are going to need more space, especially as your projects grow and your lifestyle needs change. So, don’t be afraid to think bigger. What’s more, if you are planning to build bigger than what you think you might need, remember that the location you choose is imperative to getting the best result from your build.
3. Choose a reputable builder
The last thing you want is to choose any old half-baked builder to go to work on your dream shed – it could easily be a nightmare! Yes, this is an investment that always needs the best in the business to get the job done properly.
To choose a reputable builder, you should begin by checking out their Google reviews: what do other clients have to say about them? Have they had happy experiences? Or did the builder leave them with a big, structural nightmare?
This is one of the bigger post-property purchase investments you are likely to make, so you want to be sure you are choosing a company that will always ensure a stunning finish.
4. Make it comfortable
Look, if your structure is uncomfortable, it’s likely you won’t want to spend too much time in it. You have to keep ergonomics in mind when building your space, as this is one that can quickly become a spatial headache. So, when thinking about your design, and what you are going to convey to the builders, think about what makes you feel comfortable and in the right space to work.
5. Think about what is most important to your build
What will be your shed’s application? Are you a home DIY lover, who wants nothing more than to make something fresh and handy for the home? Or, do you simply need extra storage space to accommodate all the family’s goods and equipment? Are you looking to create something of a home studio environment?
Whatever you need it for, be sure that your design ideas accommodate your needs, as the last thing you want is a structure that doesn’t suit your lifestyle.
Be sure to follow these five simple tips when thinking about your design and contacting your potential builder, as they will ensure that you are on track to completing the ideal design!