Last Updated Jun 18, 2010 · Written by Craig Gibson
Do you need some extra storage space in your garden but don’t want to spend the earth? One great option is to buy and erect a prefabricated garden shed. These go up really quickly so you can begin using them pretty much straight away and they’re excellent value for money. Here’s some more info.
A prefabricated garden shed is a shed that comes in kit form, with ready to assemble panels that you just have to put together. Everything necessary to erect the shed is included - the panels, roof, anchors, fixings (screws, bolts etc) and even the tools in some cases (though you’ll likely need at least basic tools). Don’t worry, detailed instructions are always given!
Prefabricated garden sheds are most commonly made from steel but they can also be made from timber, vinyl or plastic. They are available in standard designs or you can have a kit custom made for you. Custom made kits will cost a little more but you have the advantage of knowing that the shed will be exactly how you want.
You have heaps of options when it comes to prefabricated garden sheds, so you don’t have to feel restricted in the least. For starters, the sheds are available in a huge range of colours and you can choose to use all one colour or use a main colour with contrasting trims. They are also available in a huge range of sizes. You could opt for a cupboard size shed to fit a few garden tools through to huge sheds that are capable of holding boats, gardening equipment, and much more.
You can also choose from different roof styles. The most common is the flat or skillion roof but you can also choose to install gabled or pitched roofs. You can even install a skylight to give you more natural light inside the shed. Other options include installing doors and windows which are lockable for extra security.
Erecting a prefabricated garden shed is the perfect weekend project as you can do it yourself or with the help of a couple of friends in a few hours in most cases. However, if you lack confidence in your DIY skills, or simply don’t have the time to do it yourself, you can have the manufacturing company do it for you.