It is always a welcome feature to have additional space on one’s property. You can house a new car or make it into a storeroom full of garden supplies or home improvement items. However, building a new edifice outside of the house is no easy task. It helps if you consider a lot of factors before you start. For anything that you make, such as garages and sheds prices can skyrocket, and your budget might need some adjustments.
So before you start bringing hammers and tools for construction, you need to set your plan in stone. Ask yourself the following questions before starting on a shed and storage project.
How tall or wide is your vehicle?
This is one crucial question that needs a specific answer if you are thinking of having a garage. It would be great if you already know the answer to this before you start construction. Make sure your measurements are on point. You may find a cute design for your proposed garage or shed, but there might not be enough space for you to move around your car or truck.\
Is your construction budget enough?
Unfortunately, money does make the world go round. Putting up a building is no exception. It would be wise to be confident that your budget is more than enough before putting up that first foundation beam.
How much storage space do you need?
Size is essential for any building project. Whether it is for a car garage or just space for supplies and other materials, some structures may need customized storage space. Do you need separate cabinets and drawers for your tools? Do you need a ramp for the car? The garage or shed needs may vary. So it is wise to plan it well with your suppliers.
Do you live in a wind-prone area?
Using low-quality materials for your structure will give your shed or garage a shorter life span. If you are in a stormy area, then you need to validate if your shed can withstand a strong gale. High-quality steel can withstand any weather condition.
Have you considered your area’s building laws?
Everything related to the construction of buildings or houses fall under the Building Code of Australia. Also known as the BCA, it is in charge of ensuring the durability of the structure, resistance to fire, and safety of all occupants. So before building any edifice, adhere and follow protocol. Different areas call for different council laws. It would be sensible to consult with your local Council before proceeding with your building schedule.
Is the location perfect?
Where your structure will stand depends on the purpose it serves. For instance, if you want to build a garage, then it is best to put it up near the road. If you need more space for your gardening tools and supplies, then a shed beside your garden would be perfect for easy access.
Is the garage or shed Australian-made?
Garages and sheds prices of builders typically depend on the make of the structure. Is it from overseas? Or is it from an Australian manufacturer? Remember that garages and sheds made in Australia are sturdier and considered to be the best in the business. An overseas supplier might be cheaper, but the high standard of quality of an Aussie-made one speaks for itself.
It takes time to build a garage or shed. If you work under a time frame, then make sure that you put up a fail-proof plan for a pressure-free construction.