It’s one of the most important things to get right – finding the right spot for your shed, from the start. In this post we will cover the slab, property access, look and feel, council regulations and the most important, marking your sheditory.

The slab is most sheds require a concrete slab that is OK for flat sites, but could be a bit dearer for sloping land. 

Access to property will be important for the construction crews. Clearance heights of entry doors should factor in any steep access (you’ll need a bit more headroom for this). 

Aesthetics – even though your shed will be a beauty to look at, you won’t want it blocking your view, the best aspect of your house, or your neighbours’ outlooks for that matter.

Council regulations you’ll need to check zoning, bushfire prone land and exemptions, advise intended usage of your shed and distances to boundaries and easements. We can help you with all that which should help speed up the process.

Mark your shed territory, don’t laugh. This simple exercise could get your thinking off to a great start. Seriously! Get a spray can of marking paint, bang 4 sticks into the ground where you reckon the shed should go then spray the perimeter. Leave gaps where the doors should go and then walk in and around the space. You might look like a goose, but this is a bloody good gauge!

You could even drive your car – or cars – inside; park the tractor next to them, then see if you can open the car doors without denting them or nudging the wall. By the way, the tractor is just an indication of how to plan for all contingencies! But do think carefully about doors, clearance heights, windows and room to move if all car doors are open at the same time.

What we mean when we say “The True Measure” of a great shed

In this business, you get to hear things that don’t really help the credibility of Shed Building at all. For instance, have you ever wondered what ‘nominal size’ or ‘trade sizing’ really means? It’s not the real measurement but simply a term that’s used for identification. That might be OK for the trade, but when it’s applied to your shed – and your shed turns out to be shorter and narrower than you believed … that sucks.

Why does it happen? Some say it’s so those manufacturers can talk customers into adjusting the size AND charging extra.

Real Aussie Sheds use one sizing only and that’s what we call ‘true measure’. So if you order a specific dimension – we’ll deliver it right down to the last millimetre. Guaranteed.

Please check out our online guide for a more detailed explanation of Shed positioning and location. We can explain what we do, how we do it and why we believe we do it so much better.