How Long Does it Take to Build a Shed?

24 August

Need to Know: 

  • Buffalo Built has a streamlined process for shed construction, taking about 10-12 weeks excluding permit and council approval time.
  • The majority of this time is taken up by the production of your shed kit (around 8 weeks), and installation (up to 3 weeks)
  • Permit processing time can vary based on your local council, so this timeframe is difficult to estimate. 
  • Buffalo Built offers comprehensive assistance from design to construction, including permits and site preparation, aiming for a smooth project delivery.

In this Article:

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

What is the Duration of The Shed Construction Process?

At Buffalo Built, the vast majority of our shed projects tend to run smoothly because we’ve got a robust process in place. This ensures that each element of the build happens at the right time and that you’re kept informed throughout the whole process.

We’re often asked how long it takes to build a shed, and in this article, Ross Barker takes you through the key project milestones and a typical timeline from start to finish.

"The overall process takes around 10 -12 weeks, not including the time for permits and council approvals. Bad weather can cause minor delays, but our professional team will always keep you informed about the progress of your new shed."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Timeline of the Building Process

Once you’re satisfied with your shed design, you can accept the proposal and pay your initial deposit invoice (5% of the value of your kit). Once we receive your payment we can begin the permit process, and we’ll schedule a detailed site visit with you too.

It’s difficult to estimate a time frame for the permit process as it is totally in the hands of your local council. However, our team has a wealth of experience applying for permits and we can work with you to streamline the process as much as possible.

Once permits are approved and we’ve received your second progress payment (25% of your shed kit), production can begin.

This part of the process is more firmly within our control, and the production of your shed kit typically takes around 8 weeks to complete.

The slab and footings come next, and we usually aim to have this looked after whilst your shed kit is in production. Your concreter will contact you to arrange a suitable time to pour the footings and slab for your shed, and they’ll invoice you directly.

Next is your final invoice payment, after which we deliver your kit to site, ready for installation.

We’ll schedule the next available installer to erect your shed, and depending on the size of your kit, the building process can take anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks.

The last step is the handover. Your installer will invoice you directly for the shed construction component, then the project is signed off.

"All up, most projects are delivered smoothly and generally fall within this 10 to 12 week timeline."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

Get Your Shed Started Today with Buffalo Built

Buffalo Built goes beyond just selling shed kits: we’re there to help you through the whole process including applying for permits, ensuring your site is prepared correctly, and engineering the absolute best shed for your needs.

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built