If you are in need of a garden shed, you have probably been browsing the net for pre-fabricated kits, or maybe you've been considering on building it yourself. Constructing your own shed will have its advantages and dis-advantages vs. buying a kit.

If you will be buying the material needed, and building it yourself, here is a quick overview in the steps required for such a project.

Begin by finding out any requirements or permits that will be required. Visit or contact your building department for building information and requirements in your area. Zoning laws can govern the size and or setbacks from buildings, fences, or property lines. You will also want to avoid building on top of any utility lines.

Once you now what you are allowed to build, you can begin by selecting the design that you want. Choosing a design to blend with your home or landscape will be ideal. Having plans is crucial for achieving good results. You can purchase or draw out your own plans. Studying how to build a shed books are a great resource for ideas.

Now that you have your plans, and have a good understanding of the building process you will need to choose the location. When choosing the location be aware of zoning laws and underground utility lines.
Choose your location carefully to avoid problems in the future.

The first step will be building a foundation. The most common are concrete and wooden skid foundations. A concrete will be permanent, unlike a skid. A skid foundation will allow you to move your shed, depending on its size. Begin by cleaning and leveling out the area to start building the foundation of your choice.

Next frame the walls according to the plans. In most cases you can install the siding to the wall frame while it is still on the floor. Installing the siding before you raise the wall will make installing the siding faster and easier.

Now that the walls are up, next step is building the roof truss. Build the roof truss according to the plans and install. Once the truss are installed and nailed, you can install the roof decking.

Installing the door, windows, trim, and shingles will be the last step. Painting or staining, and adding shingles to match and blend with your home will make the appearance pleasing.

If you have the time, skills, and patience, building your own shed is possible for most do it yourselfers. If you are handy with tools, and can follow plans, you can build your own shed, even if you have never done this before.

Another option will be buying a garden shed kit. A prefabricated kit will be simple to build from scratch, and it is the most preferred method. Common household tools will be needed to put these kits together. When choosing a kit do your homework to get the best one that will meet your needs. Look for quality, appearance, and the warranty it carries. If you have the patience and skills, you can buy the material and build your own garden shed that will outlast most of these kits.