Garden Sheds For Storage Outdoors.
Garden sheds have been a feature in Adelaide gardens for years. Used to store a wide range of items, an outdoor garden shed can be built using Colorbond® steel; available in colours to blend in to your garden’s colour scheme, to protect tools, machinery and sporting equipment such as bikes that you don’t want to have inside the house. This article looks at the range, sizes and types of garden sheds available in Adelaide, including the benefits having one will make to your lifestyle.
People living in Adelaide enjoy warm weather for most of the year and much of our lifestyle revolves around outdoor activities. Whether working or playing in the garden, we tend to accumulate many tools, large pieces of equipment and sporting equipment like push bikes that simply don’t belong indoors. The need to have an outdoor storage area gave rise to the humble garden shed made from Zincalume® corrugated sheets that were painted to help them look less obtrusive.
In more recent times Colorbond® sheds made from Colorbond® steel have been used. These come in many colours and sizes and with different styles available including different roofing designs, there is sure to be a garden shed made from Colorbond® steel to suit your needs.
Garden Shed Sizes.
If you are looking at storing just tools, perhaps a lawn mower and a bag or two of fertiliser, a garden tool shed would be ideal. These typically start under 2000mm wide and 1000mm deep with a height just under 2000mm for a small tool shed to a larger garden tool shed with dimensions of 4000mm by 3000mm which would be ideal for adding bikes and other sporting equipment; ladders and even long pieces of wood.
Many of Adelaide’s hardware shops sell garden shed kits for the DIY enthusiast that come in set sizes. Visual Landscape Gardening are licensed shed builders and installers, so can install these for you; including creating a solid paved or concrete floor to bolt your tool shed onto. Often though the design and size you are after does not come out of a box, so Visual Landscape Gardening can custom design and install a garden shed that will suit your unique requirement and dimensions.
Garden Shed Accessories.
Garden sheds can also be accessorised with louver windows, gutters and drainpipes, skylights and door handle locks to suit. If you would like to work in your shed, consider space for a work bench and perhaps shelving to store nails, screws and the like that you will surely collect over the years.
Depending on the location of Adelaide you live, you may need to consider the wind strength; as in the case of Adelaide Hills suburbs. Garden sheds installed in strong wind zones would require reinforced internal stud frames for the walls and roof sheeting to attach to.
Tips On Installing Garden Sheds:
If you are looking at purchasing and installing a garden shed yourself, spend time before hand creating a solid floor that is sufficiently raised up to avoid water from flooding your shed. Even typical windy conditions can cause a shed to lift up if just pegged into soil, so either lay pavers or pour a concrete slab that your shed can be bolted to.
You may also want to create a paved garden footpath to your garden shed to avoid foot traffic creating a mud line. This could be as simple as dropping down some large format pavers as stepping stones or laying a more detailed paved path to suit your garden’s theme.
Unless experienced, two people helping will be better than attempting to erect a shed by yourself, as you will need to have the wall and roof panels lined up before you either pop-rivet or screw them together.
Lastly, consider having power installed inside your garden shed. Being able to work in your shed at night will be a real advantage and having some sort of garden lighting along the path to your shed at night will create a practical garden feature too.