What material is your garden shed made from?
Once you've completed your solid foundation, you can now move onto your shed installation. The building of a shed will be different depending on the type of materials that your shed is made from. The following list highlights some of the common materials used with garden sheds:
Wooden/Timber Garden Sheds: Common amongst most cheap sheds for sale, timber sheds must not be situated directly on a concrete base. The timber shed will need to be raised through the usage of legs or "bearers" so that the shed is standing off the floor. Timber sheds require air circulation throughout the entire construction, including underneath the shed and around the load bearing struts of the base. Without this raised platform, damp would penetrate the construction of the shed causing the wood to rot beyond repair. Consult your supplier on the correct height of bearer or strut required for your new garden shed as this will vary depending on your shed size.
Metal Garden Sheds: Unlike wooden cheap sheds for sale which are available from most hardware retailers, metal sheds require less preparation. This doesn't mean that you can just measure up and buy the first shed you find! Metal garden sheds require proper anchoring to your foundation in order to give them solid stability. If you have a solid level concrete base for the shed to be installed on, you may not need any further flooring preparation before installation. However, if need to build your shed in an uneven location, you can look to create an artificial level floor using a pre-treated timber frame.
The majority of metal sheds available on the market are delivered as a flat packed construction, designed to be assembled on site by the buyer. Due to the nature of the assembly, metal sheds are relatively easy to construct and can easily be handled by the majority of novice "do-it-yourself" buyers. You shouldn't need to enlist the help of a professional, but of course don't expect to pay over the odds should you need to do so.
Plastic Garden Sheds: Designed as a simple solution for storing a few garden tools or perhaps a pair of bicycles, plastic sheds are widely available from many high street retailers for fairly reasonable prices. Plastic sheds are great solutions if you're looking at cheap sheds for sale, offering additional storage for any household. These sheds are incredibly easy to install, and can be erected pretty much anywhere.