At first glance building a storage shed may seem like a relatively straightforward project.
But the reality is that if you want to build a shed that will prove to be a good investment of your time and money, withstand the elements, especially the wind and rain and keep your tools and whatever else safe and dry. . then building a storage shed needs careful thought and planning.
Just like building a house you will need a solid foundation and generally this will probably involve the laying of a concrete, damp proof base.
This is not a simple task to do right . . but with a little planning, a good set of plans and the right tools and materials, it is well within the ability of any half decent diy person.
Before you dig your foundation and base though, you must be careful to check that your local planning authority does not require planning permission for you storage shed.
Because to have to pull down your pride and joy if that was the case or if you want to sell your property in the near future, then an unapproved development on your property will certainly cause you legal difficulties and diminish the value of your property.
Storage Sheds Plans
A decent set of storage sheds plans will be an invaluable friend in building a storage shed.
But you must ensure that they are sufficiently detailed to give you bills of materials, detailed drawings and step by step instructions and blow up blueprints and detailing.
You may be reluctant to invest in a good set of plans but the investment is small compared to the overall project and will undoubtedly save you a lot of money in the long run.
So don't be penny wise and dollar foolish. . get yourself a good set of storage sheds plans and ensure that your investment of time and money pays you back many times over.
An alternative is to buy a prefabricated shed or storage area like a garage or carport if you need somewhere to get your car or truck in out of the elements.
Prefab garage and metal carports may be worth taking a look at in these circumstances as they will save you a lot of time and heartache.
Particularly if you are not too handy with your hands and you think life is to short to be engaged in do it yourself jobs that can end up taking forever.