The labor cost to build a shed varies tremendously based on several factors. Most sheds can be built on any clear area of an existing yard, but if you do not have a clear area, you need excavation or clearing first, which adds to the cost. Grading is the most common type of land preparation needed for a shed and costs $4.37 - $5.41 a square foot.
Those shingles are called “Architectural Shingles.” They are MUCH nicer looking than traditional 3-tab variety and cost only about 20-25% more. When you consider that you’ll have to look at the roof for the next 20 years, the investment in architectural shingles really starts to make sense. Also, from a “functional” perspective, architectural shingles are heavier, and so they resist blowing off in high wind storms, etc. The only downside to architectural shingles is that you cannot (or really, you should not) lay another layer of shingles over top of them, which you can do with 3-tab shingles. You have to tear off the roof before putting on the new one. .
There are many advantages to using wood as the main structural component of a shed. Wood is one of the strongest building materials (it’s probably what your home is made of). It’s a renewable resource that has been and will be used in construction for a long time.
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In order to keep it simple in this article, “plastic sheds” will be the term used to describe the vinyl or resin sheds. It seems that the plastic shed industry wanted to get away from the term “plastic” because of the negative connotations (we often think of “plastic” products as being of inferior quality). And since the term “vinyl” more accurately describes plastic that can be bent (think of vinyl flooring and vinyl siding), the plastic shed industry chose “resin” as the preferred term. The reality is that resin is the term used to describe the basic substance that is used in the creation of plastic. So plastic is the most widely understood term that will be used for plastic sheds in this article.
The Dutch Barn with its traditional barn-style roof offers maximum head room, and is the perfect choice for adding a storage loft.
Sheds are most commonly built of wood, resin (plastic), or metal. Resin and metal are most commonly found in kits, although some metal sheds can be custom built with a wood frame. However, it is also possible to build custom sheds using concrete and brick, although the material costs become much higher, and they require specialists to build.
Although the main structure of the shed was constructed from PVC the doors were of timber construction. It was left to the customer to prime and paint these.
Here are 10 of our favorite small wooden sheds to assemble and tuck into a corner of a garden: Above: A Grand Garden Chalet made of western red cedar measures 6 feet wide by 3 feet deep (and is 72 inches high). It is $1,229.99 from Home Depot. Above: A Waterproof Wooden Garden Cabinet made of solid wood has two built-in shelves and a peaked roof and is $184.99 from Vidaxl. Above: This 6′ x 4′ Forest Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Shed comes with a 15-year anti-rot guarantee and is £399.99 at Bu Sheds Direct. Above: Designed to store bikes, pool equipment, or garden tools, a Lockable Storage Shed with double doors is 72 inches long, 64 inches high, and 32 inches deep. It is $467.56 from Bosmere via Amazon. Above: An Apex Shed is “made in the UK from FSC-certified, pressure-treated timber that needs no annual re-treatment,” says retailer Crocus. It is £239.99. Above: Left untreated, the Teak Garden Storage Shed from Frontgate will weather to a silvery color; $1,699. Above: With two wide doors, an unfinished western red cedar SpaceSaver Shed by Thos. Baker measures 8 by 4 feet and is $2,209.96 from Wayfair. Above: The Leisure Season Gable Cedar Wood Storage Shed is more than meets the eye. A door on the left side of the shed opens up to reveal more shelves and a drop table; a door on the right side reveals a slim closet for taller items; $757.15 at Lowe’s. Above: The MCombo Tall Garden Storage Shed is made of fir wood and measures 63 inches tall; $ 259.90 on Amazon. Above: A DIY Cedar Shed Bayside Kit is customizable and comes with such options as a Dutch door, a fixed window, and a sliding door. The kit comes with pre-cut wood wall panels, hardware, a pre-shingled roof, and step-by-step instructions for assembly (no cutting necessary). It is $1,959 from Cedar Shed.
9. Sanity. Having a backyard shed can give you peace of mind in many instances. Knowing that all your stuff is locked up and safe during inclement weather, away from thieves and out of the hands of young children makes a person sleep better at night.
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As the builder of the shed, you have maximum control over its design. This is important because you will be able to build the shed to serve your exact needs. Additionally, it will be a bit cheaper to build a shed since you will only have to pay for the materials and tools. Along with being less expensive, you can build your shed according to your schedule, which can be significantly faster than having a professional build it for you. Professionals generally have other projects and may not dedicate themselves fully to your particular project.
Also a number of readers whose sheds became damaged or surplus to requirements listed their shed parts for sale too.
Looking for a space-saving backyard structure to fill with gardening supplies, landscaping tools, or anything else you need to store? With a roof that slopes down from the rear rather than peaking in the center, a lean-to shed might just fit the bill!
Like a coat closet, a wooden garden shed can hold (and hide from view) all sorts of stuff you own: tools, off-duty hoses, and mucky boots. Not to mention bikes, pool equipment, bamboo garden stakes, balls of twine, and that bag of muddy dahlias you just dug up. If you’re the organizing type (and we are), you can putter for hours, putting everything in order while you wait for spring.
Step 3: Add Features (Electric, Lofts, Windows, Shutters, Flowerboxes, Doors, Garage Doors)