Spring is fast approaching which means one thing; it’s time to start getting your garden in top shape in time for the warmer weather. The winter has allowed the grass to overgrow, leaves to cluster and cobwebs to build, so there’s plenty of work to be done. You may also be considering giving your garden a new look by changing the layout or refreshing the flowers, but what about adding something extra? A shed is the perfect addition to any garden, allowing you to store all of your gardening essential in a neat, orderly fashion. If you’re interested and want to know more, read our blog to know the basics before getting started.

Location

Before getting to work, you’ll need to decide on a suitable location for your shed to go in. Keeping at least three foot of space around the building will allow for easy maintenance and any landscaping that may need to be done in the future, as well as ease of access. You’ll also want to consider the shed’s main purpose; will it be used for solely storing tools and appliances, or will children be keeping their toys and bikes in there too? Either way, ensuring that there is a clear, easily accessible route to its front door is essential. Keep in mind that, ultimately, you want the shed to compliment your home and any existing features that might surround it.

Function

Once you’ve decided on a suitable location for your new-build, you then want to think about its main purpose. No matter what you use your shed for, ensuring its durability and quality of build is paramount. When considering this, at the top of your list should be making sure that the build is waterproof. To do this, keep your shed raised off of the ground, apply the right treatment to your feather edge and also add felt to the roof; combined, these steps should keep your new shed dry and in top condition for many years. You may also want to consider installing an electrical supply in the shed so that you can fit a light source or use tools and appliances whilst inside. Don’t forget to take care whilst adding security measure to the building; the last thing you want is someone stealing or damaging any of your personal, expensive items.

Design

Depending on the chosen purpose of your shed, you’ll want to tweak the design accordingly. If it’s simply going to be used as a storage point for tools and other accessories, the design can be kept relatively simple, focusing more on the practicalities. On the other hand, if your shed will act as more of a summer house to be enjoyed by friends and family, thinking about its finish and interior layout will be key. This consequently leads onto the shed’s size which will also depend on how much room you have to utilise. At Builder’s Emporium, we stock Hawklok shed bases which are available in a range of sizes in order to accommodate to your personal needs. These bases provide a particularly good foundation for you to build your shed upon, even when faced with sloping grounds. This video below shows just how easily the Hawklok shed bases are to install, allowing you to build your shed within a matter of minutes.

Hawklok Multi-Functional Base System from Hawklok on Vimeo.

If you’re looking to build your own shed and want to make sure you’re prepared with all of the correct equipment and safety gear, why not browse our extensive range of products. You can also contact a member of the team if you’d like more information on products and our delivery information.