A shed is an excellent investment for protecting tools, vehicles, and other important items.
Before you can install it, there is a very important decision you must make — where are you going to put it?
Let’s look at 5 things to think about when choosing a shed site.
The first thing to consider is the local regulations for your area. Some zoning regulations won’t allow sheds or only allow them for certain uses. You may need approval or a permit to begin construction.
Furthermore, there may be minimum distances to boundaries or easements. Land that is prone to bushfires may also factor in.
Not Blocking the View
Your shed will change the dynamic of your property just by its presence. Generally, it will also add value to the property but be careful with its placement. If you cover up part of the view that makes your property desirable, it could have a negative effect on value instead.
Remember, you might not be the only one with a view. Be neighbourly and make sure you don’t block their views either.
No Utilities in the Way
Even though it’s your property, you can’t just dig anywhere you like. By doing this, you run the risk of damaging a power line or water or drainpipe.
Find out where the utilities are located on your property before you start digging. This will save you a lot of problems in the long run if you accidentally dig in the wrong spot.
When building custom steel sheds, it’s important to think about accessibility. This applies both to the machinery needed to construct it as well as any vehicles that need to get into the shed.
You may need a crane or a scissor lift for installation. Additionally, you may need room around the site for scaffolding and perhaps a place to put a generator.
Think about the angle of access. If your property is sloped, you’ll have to build a flat spot to install the shed. However, this may put a sharp angle between the driveway and the shed.
Be aware of this because if the angle is too sharp you won’t be able to drive vehicles in or out of it. The vehicle will scrape on the driveway and won’t be able to enter the shed.
Space for Turning
In the same vein, you also need to make sure there is enough space for turning the vehicle as needed to get in and out of the shed. If you plan to store boats or trailers in the shed, you also have to have enough space for the pulling vehicle to get into position as well.
Ready to Build Your Shed?
We hope this information has helped you with the considerations you have to make before installing a shed. It’s so much easier and cheaper to think about this stuff ahead of time, rather than trying to fix mistakes later.