If you look in the backyards and gardens around your city, you may very well see garden sheds in most if not all of them. They can add to the backyard decor, and they also serve a useful function for backyard gardeners, or any homeowner. There are several reasons that you should think about putting a shed in your backyard. Once you determine your needs for a shed, then you'll be able to decide the best location and size for your garden shed.
Most of the time, a formal building approval is not required in order to creating a shed. The size of your shed and its location on your land will largely determine this, so we recommend you do check with your local authority if you have any doubts. As long as its area is 10 square metres or less, its sides or no longer than 5 metres and it's not taller than 2.4 metres, you should be good to go. All of these points must be met, though, if you want to ensure that a building approval is not needed.
The wonderful thing about building build your own shed kit shed is the freedom to construct it yourself, to the level of comfort that you need. Many store bought sheds are flimsy and only suitable for storing garden tools. You however, can build something a lot better yourself to suit your space and needs.
You can buy downloadable shed plans only for $5 to $30. If you want to buy printed plans (from local store near you) it may probably cost you up to $50. The materials add to the figures but it's almost sure that you'll how to build a large shed from scratch cheaper this way rather than purchasing a kit.
Good barn plans also have illustrations. Some people are more visual. This means that they can follow instructions better when drawings are present. Illustrations remove vagueness of certain steps in the process of making a shed. It is hard to make errors when you are doing a DIY project.
With the size of your shed decided you will have to think about the look of your shed and where you are going to place it in the garden. If you have a large garden then you wont have a problem with where you are going to put it but you may want to consider the colour so that it doesn't stand out from anything else. Another good thing to check is you local building regulations to make sure that they will allow you to build the size and type of shed you want.
Last but not the least, good barn shed plans should include cutting sizes. One of the main causes why money is wasted is having the wrong cutting sizes.