Tips to Consider Before Building a Shed.

A shed is no longer just somewhere to store machinery/vehicles or the overflow of accumulated stuff. For many, a shed is now a multipurpose space designed for the whole family to use. It’s an extension of the house or even the workplace. Planning your new shed is not only exciting, but it can also be an overwhelming experience. Here are a few handy tips to consider before you draw up the plans to start building your dream shed.

Local Council Requirements

Your new shed will need to comply with local council building and planning requirements. You can visit your local council website to find out more information on what is required, which can be a stressful and time-consuming process. To ease the stress of knowing what permits are required for your project, we provide a full permit service.


The most exciting part of your brand-new investment is, of course, your new shed! With so many customisable options, consider what your shed or garage will primarily be used for. The primary function of your shed may also determine the location of your shed. Will your shed be used for a workshop/garage, storage, home studio, or a combination?

When designing your new shed it’s important to consider the layout and placements of doors and windows to allow your shed to be functional – i.e too many doors and windows may take away valuable storage space. Ranbuild’s Shed Builder App allows you to easily create and customise your own shed or garage in 3D.

Site location

Considering the location and any site preparation of your future shed is important to its functionality, and will depend on the type of shed you want to build. Some things to consider include:

  • Easy access – Are you parking your vehicles in your shed and need to come and go daily?
  • Limit noise  – locate further away if using as a workshop or using power tools regularly
  • Orientation – Direct sunlight and ventilation help prevent moisture build-up and improve the longevity of your shed.

As part of the turn-key service we offer, a New Projects Advisor will visit your site to assess what your individual site may require. This will help to ensure that your project is priced correctly and avoid any issues arising and lengthy delays.

Outdoor Steel Solutions offer the best sheds and garages, service, installation, and after-sales care in the region.

We service and supply in the Bendigo, Ballarat, Shepparton, Kilmore, and Sunbury regions of Victoria. Contact us for an obligation-free quote today.

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