If you have been hankering after a shed for a while or have an old one that you need to replace, you have probably given a little bit of thought to the sort of shed that you want. Of course, this will come down to the space that you have available, your budget and what the shed will be used for.
A garden shed can be a great storage facility for all those garden tools, as well as a workshop or even a place to relax and chill out. This is why garden sheds have remained enduringly popular, they just have so many functions!
When it comes to having a new shed, the options are buying a shed, building your own shed, or, if you have an older shed that could be saved, remodelling the one that you already have…
Building a Shed – To do this well you will have to have a certain degree of knowledge already on basic woodwork and construction. It is not advisable for people who have not really used tools or done much building work before. However, if you do have this knowledge building your own shed can be a lot cheaper than buying one. You can purchase your own materials from somewhere like this timber merchants Southampton based www.timbco.co.uk and then it comes down to you.
It is also important to consider whether you have the time to take this project on – you don’t want a half built shed sitting there still a few months later!
Buying a Shed – If you don’t have a lot of construction knowledge, time or either of those then it is probably better for you to buy a shed. Sometimes you can buy sheds that come with instructions for how to build them yourself, or you can get a professional company who specialise in this in to do it for you. If you don’t have all the tools and equipment already, this may actually work out cheaper in the long run anyway, as you will not have to buy additional equipment. They will already have it. This is also good if you need it to be done sooner rather than later, as a professional company will have it up quickly.
Remodelling an Old Shed – If you want to keep the shed that you have and just think that you could make some repairs this is a really great option. Of course, it depends on the extent of the damage and how much work will need doing, but it could be a cheaper option. You could add some extra touches also, like electricity, more shelving or whatever you want to improve it, and give it a fresh coat of paint or new windows. This is something that you will have to carefully consider first, just to make sure you are not taking on a larger job than you realised!