How to Avoid Shed Installation Issues

23 August

Need to Know: 

  • Weather delays, machinery breakdowns, and scheduling conflicts with trades can sometimes slow down the project.
  • Environmental issues like unpredictable rain and high winds can put a halt to your project, even when forecasts are taken into account.
  • Using high-quality materials and working with experienced shed installers ensures structural integrity and a stremlined project. Working with professionals like Buffalo Built can make the shed installation process simple.
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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

In this Article:

What Problems Can Arise During Installation?

Whilst it doesn’t happen often, there are certain things that can slow your shed project down: bad weather can cause delays, machinery can break down, and coordination with trades or scheduling conflicts can lead to your shed being built at a slower pace than expected.

"It’s smart to embark on a shed project with a good understanding of possible issues that may come up. Knowing what could go wrong ahead of time will help both you and your shed company address problems quickly and get your project back on track ASAP."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Environmental Problems

Unfortunately, there’s no avoiding bad weather, with unpredictable rain and winds having the potential to put your project on hold. Whilst we try to keep an eye on weather forecasts within our scheduling, sometimes delays are simply unavoidable.

Foundation Issues

One of the most critical aspects of shed installation is ensuring that the foundation is level and properly compacted. This is important because if the foundation is not stable, the entire structure may shift over time, which can lead to structural damage.

To avoid this problem, it’s important to make sure that the area where the shed will be installed is properly prepared. Every site is different, but this typically involves grading the area, using compacted gravel, and ensuring that the foundation is properly levelled before the slab goes in.

Material Problems

Cheap or low-quality materials can lead to structural weaknesses and other problems, which can compromise the safety and durability of the shed. To avoid this, choose high-quality materials that are appropriate for your specific needs, and always work with a reputable shed company that uses Australian steel and locally made components.


Installation Challenges

Always work with reputable businesses that have experience in shed installation and who follow proper safety procedures. This can help ensure that the installation process is completed safely and efficiently, with minimal risk of accidents or other issues.

Scheduling and coordination can sometimes cause challenges on site too – we ensure any contractors are scheduled in, however they can be delayed if their other projects blow out.

At times, we may need to wait for engineering advice on unexpected site issues to make sure we take the best way forward.

Buried services in unmarked places, areas of poor soil or an impenetrable rock shelf below ground need good engineering advice to ensure a successful project.

Overall, installing a shed can be a great way to increase your storage space and add value to your property. By working with a professional shed designer, choosing high-quality materials, and adequately preparing the foundation and slab, you can avoid many of the common problems that can arise during shed installation.

Picture of Ross Barker

Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

Work with Buffalo Built for a Streamlined Shed Project

The Buffalo Built team is here to guide you through the process – give our team a call to find out more.