If you are researching to purchase a new shed, garage or carport for you property there are a few important considerations to make.

The first thing you need to consider is what are your local council requirements. They may have restrictions on the square metre coverage, the height, and the colour. The wind speed zone is another consideration so the shed can be engineered to withstand local weather conditions. A quick call to a duty planner at you local council will usually give you a very good indication of what you can and can’t do.

Some new developments will have encumbrances over new outbuildings so it pays to also check the development documents.

The next thing to think about is what will you using your shed for. This may dictate whether you want skylights or window and their placement (to take in the views of the Adelaide Hills, or South Australian coastline or just getting some good cross flow ventilation from the summer heat), roller door and sliding door clearances. If it is a teenage retreat, a home gym, or an office or workshop you may like to consider insulation or roof ventilation, or have it set up to line the interior.

There are also many options available to improve the aesthetics of your garage or shed. increasing roof pitches, adding a carport or veranda, dropping it or breaking the roof line. A roller door motor added to you roller door is a luxury that is completely affordable.

Believe it or not all steel is the same. In Australia BHP Bluescope steel is considered to be the best, complies to Australian standards, and is produced and tested in Australia for Australian conditions.

Imported steel has it’s place, but not in a shed you want to last for 50 years.

Installation tips and concrete tips to come ………………..