If you are tired of having to climb over an array of scooters and skateboards in the house, it may be time to think about building a shed in your outside space, in order to store your kids’ belongings. This is not the only reason a shed can be useful; you can use the space to store garden furniture during the winter months, work on hobbies or simply escape the chaos that is happening in the house.
Before you start to build a shed, there are things that you need to think about. If you do not do this, the project is unlikely to be as successful as you would like it to be.
What can you afford to spend?
One of the most important considerations, before you start work on your project, is how big your budget is. If you do not get your calculations right, you face the possibility of getting carried away and spending too much. It’s all very well having an excellent shed, but you are not going to enjoy it as much as you should if you end up in debt as a result of building it.
Do you need permission to build?
If the structure you are building stands less than three meters from the ground, it’s unlikely that you will need permission to build it. It’s still worth checking that this is the case though. If you do need permission, and you do not get it, you could face problems further down the line. There is a chance that you could be asked to return your property to its original condition. This would obviously be costly and inconvenient, so you need to stop it from happening. It’s not difficult to ask permission and it’s well worth making a little effort to do so.
What obstacles are you likely to face?
When you start the project to build a shed, you want it to go as smoothly as possible. This is why you need to determine what obstacles could cause problems before you start. You may think that you can see anything that would be in the way, so you can just avoid any issues. The problem is that not every obstacle you could be facing is visible. There may be structures hidden away underground, and it’s important that you know if any pipes or cables are present on your property.
The best way to gather this information is to hire experts who can use ground penetrating radar to check what lies beneath the ground you are going to build on.
Building a shed on spare land can be an excellent idea. It gives you some precious extra space, without having to extend your home. You just need to plan the process carefully. Hopefully, our tips will be useful in advising you about things that you need to consider. You can save money and problems if you do.