Get Storage Solutions for Your Garden

For many of us a garden shed could be the ideal answer to our storage needs. With finite space in your home and garage, a garden shed can add much needed additional space to store lawn mowers, line trimmers, shovels, rakes and other garden tools and equipment, freeing up the garage for things like… cars! These homeowners had a slab ready to go but no shed. So, it was a perfect opportunity to show them the difference a good shed can make to their storage woes.

Garage storage solutions

Shed Styles

Inventory and measure up

There are many styles of garden shed. At Pinnacle Hardware we supply two kinds which are available in zinc, cream, grey and green: Skillion roofed and Gable roofed. Our Skillion Series garden sheds come in smaller sizes: 1.5m x 0.8 x 1.9mh and 1.5 x 1.5 x 2.0mh and are perfect for smaller yards and tighter spaces like the sides of houses. Meanwhile, our Gable Series sheds are typically larger: 2.3 x 2.3 x 2.2mh, 3.0 x 2.3 x 2.2mh and 3.0 x 3.0 x 2.2mh. We also supply a flat roofed garden organiser, which measures 1.5 x 0.8 x 1.53mh and is only available in zinc.

Choosing the right shed for you

A good tip for choosing the right shed is to consider the size and shape of the space you have available for a shed, together with how much storage space you think you need and then, if possible, add another half again onto that. Consider also, as part of this, the kind of things you would like to store in your shed. It is recommended you contact your local council to confirm whether any permits are needed for sheds in your area. In our experience, most councils do not require a permit for sheds 3m x 3m and smaller, but it doesn’t hurt to check. We recommend powdercoated steel sheds because they come in a variety of attractive colours, are tough and durable and will last a long time.

Inventory and measure up

Some pre-assembly tips

Below are some things to be aware of before you begin assembling your new shed.

People power

People power

We recommend you have at least two people to work together on our smaller sheds and two to four people on the larger ones. This will really assist with more difficult tasks like putting the roof on.
You can also pay to have someone come and assemble your shed if you have purchased it through your local Bunnings Warehouse. See your local store or the Bunnings website for more details.

Parts & instructions

Parts & Instructions

Always check to make sure you have all the parts you need before you begin assembly, follow the instructions and if you get stuck, feel free to give us a call. For a more detailed look at how to assemble and install one of our garden sheds see our top tips article in the How To section.

Concrete slab

Concrete slab

We recommend a concrete slab that is 100mm high and 50mm bigger than the shed all the way round and is tapered down at the edges to allow excess water to run off.

Assembly time

Assembly time

Make sure you have allowed enough time to complete the assembly of your shed. Our sheds can take anywhere from a few hours for the small ones to a whole day to assemble for the larger sheds depending on your level of experience and the amount of help you have.

Tools for assembly

Tools for assembly

Make sure you carefully review the list of tools required for assembly. This could make a big difference in your ability to complete the job and the time it takes.

Outcome

As you can see the results were fantastic for our homeowners and the new shed has added a ton of space to help relieve some pressure on a garage bursting at the seams with storage, tools and equipment. And to help the owners out even more, we put in a couple of adjustable shelving units and a work bench too, giving them some extra space for small DIY projects and the ability to organise their storage.

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