Building anything around your home is an exciting process with many hurdles and roadblocks in the way. It’s rare that any construct goes as planned so you must know how to react when you are confronted with a problem. Therefore, it’s important to take every precaution before building a backyard shed, so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
This includes buying extra building materials, getting your plans approved by the city, getting a CCTV inspection, and contacting several contractors for the best estimate. After you’ve done your research and gotten approval from the city you must consider the function of your shed and choose the correct style to fit your needs. If you follow this guide you will have all the information you need to construct the perfect shed for all your needs!
The first and most important step to any construction project is to research, plan, and research some more. You should start by finding a good location for the shed and determine which problems you may confront. There may be bushes and trees that need to be cleared to make room for the shed, or you may find that there are important pipes running in a location you want to build. If you find pipes in your yard you should have a CCTV inspection to find if there are problems to the pipes and if it’s okay to build over that section of the yard.
You will then need to find a contractor that you trust and discuss your possibilities. When the two of you have a plan in mind you will need to fill out a work application and have it approved by the city. Skipping this step will result in significant fines if caught. Lastly, always buy extra supplies. There is always something that will go wrong or parts that needs to be replaced in the future. Avoid the delays of ordering new parts, and the headache of supplies no longer being in stock.
Before you build a shed, you must consider the function it will serve. Do you want to have a large work shed where you can move around and work on projects, or do you want a small shed to store rakes and shovels? This is an important distinction because a larger work shed will take up more space on your property and come with higher costs than a small storage shed. If you’re someone who has a lot of tools and supplies I would recommend spending the extra money and having a place to store each item.
Style is equally important as size and function. Don’t forget that this will be on your property and you will have to look at it for at least the next decade. If you have an expensive house than a dumpy plastic shed can be an eyesore in your backyard. There are several reasonably priced wood sheds on the market that will serve your needs and will accentuate the beauty of your home.