4 Top Tips for Perfect Shed Positioning

4 Top Tips for Perfect Shed Positioning


You’re finally going to do it. You’re going to invest in a custom-built designer steel shed to give you the extra space you need for your cars, tools, garden supplies or even your art studio. You’ve researched roof options, pored over colour options, and tweaked your budget. All so you can get exactly the shed that’s going to transform your property and your life.

That’s great. But before you sign the contract and hand over the cash, you should spend a little time considering where it’s going to go. Because even if it’s the perfect shed, it might not have the perfect position on your property. Here’s what you need to consider:

1. Council Regulations

Before you do anything else, get hold of the local council’s building department, and find out what the regulations are for building setbacks.

Every property has a strip of land along the perimeter where you’re not allowed to build any structures. Sometimes, you can get special permission to change these, but often you can’t. Not to mention the time, expense and hassle involved in making it happen! So, make sure you know what these are before you even start thinking about where to put your shed!

2. Accessibility Issues

Steep slopes, too tight turning circles and doors that can’t swing are all accessibility issues that you might face when building your shed. Once you know what your dream shed will look like, take a very close look at the site you’re planning to install it on.

Is there enough space for vehicles to access the doors? Will all the doors be able to swing open fully? Is the access road or path too steep for vehicles or to use by foot? These are all serious problems, so rule them out early.

3. Consideration for Neighbors

You might be excited about your great big, one-of-a-kind designer shed. But will it block your neighbors’ view, or be an eyesore? Even if you’re sure it won’t, it’s always nice to be courteous and to share your plans with them. They might decide to install a screen to block out their view of your shed, but at least if they know it’s being built, they won’t be caught by surprise.

4. Foundation Factors

A good shed needs a solid foundation, but there are several things that could cause trouble building one.

Underground services are one of these, so make sure there aren’t any that will interfere. Steep slopes and unsuitable ground conditions are another big factor. Make sure that the area you’ve chosen can support the foundation and shed, and that it’s not going to be extra expensive to build them!

A good shed really is an investment. They’re versatile, durable and can add enormous value to your property. But choosing the right location to build your shed is just as important as the shed design itself.

If you have any doubts or questions, speak to a professional, or ask the company that’s building your shed. A reputable shed company will be happy to help you find the best possible spot for your new space!