Shed Plans For The Keen Gardener And Diy Enthusiast
It is essential that you have a set of shed plans, materials and all the tools you require in place before you begin your shed building project. Not surprisingly the easiest way to do this is to have an action plan, preferably written down.
So you've made the decision to build a shed employing a set of shed plans. You can begin by listing a number of questions you need clarified even before you commence construction.
For what purpose is the shed required.?
You may be thinking that its likely to be used to store just your gardening tools. But you need to think carefully about this.
Will it turn out to be a shed for the family? Put simply, are the children likely to store their bikes in there? Or is the wife looking for somewhere to keep the Christmas decorations.?
Make a hard and fast decision on how the shed is to be used
What size should it be?
Now you have come to a decision on exactly what it is going to be used for, you will need to decide how big it needs to be. Don’t forget to plan for any future expansion. If it's limited to garden items, you will almost certainly be adding to your assortment of gardening tools and equipment in the future, so you don’t want to be building a shed all over again.
Where is the shed going to be located?
You will want some where that is easily accessible, without having to walk through your flowerbeds. Think about future, you don’t want to have to move it unless you have to.
Now, is the area you have allocated suitable for the size of shed you have chosen? If not then there has to be a compromise, either in the space or size of the shed.
Does it need to be insulated?
If you live in an area with a four season climate you will need to make the decision on what seasons you need the shed to be able to cope with the most.
Do you require a building permit?
You should know what your local by-laws are for constructing a shed. It wouldn’t be good to build a shed only to find that city officials show up and inform you that it has to be taken down.
In most cases you won’t require a building permit if you keep within a specific size, however, if you have decided to go larger than what’s permitted, you'll have to submit building plans for approval.
What is your budget for this project?
Everything you have looked at so far is based on your budget. It's pretty challenging to set a budget when you haven’t established the cost of materials. It's your budget that’s going to help you when it comes time to get your building shed plans.
You have now identified the purpose, location, size and budget, so you are now left with the final question.
Where can you buy shed plans for your project?
As you're on the internet already that's a good place to start.