Get a Shed You Love: Our Shed Builders Share Their Tips

22 May

In this article, the Buffalo Built shed builders offer expert advice to ensure you get a shed that meets your needs and stands the test of time.

Led by our managing director Ross Barker, the Buffalo Built team are reputable builders who prioritise quality, durability, high-quality Australian-made materials, and skilled craftsmanship to ensure your shed lasts for years to come.

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Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

In this Article:

Key Takeaways

  • Design your shed so it can be used in different ways. Consider potential future needs you might have and plan accordingly.
  • Location matters. Position your shed strategically on your property for easy access and convenience. Inside, prioritise efficient use of space.
  • Building a shed involves more than just on-site construction. Working with shed builders who understand permits, can handle challenging site conditions, and who have plenty of building experience will make your project run smoothly.
  • Quality matters. Opting for the cheapest option may seem cost-effective at first, but it can lead to costly repairs or replacements down the line. Skilled shed builders like Buffalo Built have a strong reputation for designing and building robust, well-finished and great-looking sheds in the local area.
shed roof detail

1. Design Your Shed for Multi-Purpose Use

You might be considering a shed right now for a particular purpose, but it’s worth considering how your needs might change over the coming years.

Consider ways to create flexible storage, machinery, or space for hobbies, so that if your needs change your shed will remain practical and usable.

For example, having multiple access and roller doors means you can get vehicles in and out, even if you’re not using your shed for a vehicle right now.

"Think about ways you can adapt the space for potential future uses. Uour shed builders can help you with ideas and suggestions."
Ross Barker
Ross Barker

2. Use Space Efficiently

Position your shed in a spot on your property that makes sense when it comes to access, aspect and convenience and location in relation to your house.

Storage space inside the shed is worth considering: will you need vehicle storage, racking, workbenches or a combination of these? Think about doors and access points, and ensure you can easily move in and around your shed without hassles. Sketching how you’ll use your shed can help you work through ways to identify a layout that works for you.

3. Use Shed Builders That Help You With Permits

There’s lots of work that goes into building a shed, and only part of it happens on site. Design, research, permits, choosing materials and a number of other factors all happen before your shed builder even arrives on your property.

To help you through this often confusing part of your project, it’s a good idea to get advice and help from a shed builder who is open to working through permits with you, or ideally, one who can project manage the whole build if you are short on time and energy.

Share as much information as you can about what you want to achieve with your shed, and our team at Buffalo Built can help you navigate the permit process, including making design and site suggestions to expedite your shed’s approval through council.

“The Buffalo Built team were great, very helpful getting [the shed] planned and navigating the hoops council required us to jump through,” explains Michael.

4. Only Work with Reputable Shed Builders!

Build once, enjoy forever! If you’re going to invest in building a shed – do it once and do it right.

Going for the cheapest possible option can save you money in the short term but once you start to experience issues down the track you’ll be spending cash on repairs, updates or in the worst-case scenario – a full tear-down and rebuild.

Cheap sheds simply don’t last in Australia’s challenging environments, so take your time choosing a shed builder who:

  • Has plenty of experience in your local area
  • Has excellent reviews
  • Chooses quality Australian-made materials
  • Uses skilled trades to bring your shed to life.
“I found the whole journey from start to finish was a great experience – Buffalo Built walked us through the whole program so we knew what we were going to get, and when we were going to get it. It was seamless from permits to engineering – everything went smoothly.”
Picture of Ross Barker

Ross Barker

Managing Director, Buffalo Built

Buffalo Built: Shed Builders You Can Trust

Our shed builders understand the complexities of the process, including permits and regulations. We offer guidance and support to navigate through the permit process, ensuring compliance and expediting approvals.

We specialise in serving the Wangaratta, Mansfield and Dandenong regions – get in touch today.