Garden houses have become so popular nowadays such that everyone is craving to have one. If you are a “lazy bone” you can purchase a readymade house and hire a technician to lay it for you. However, building it yourself from scratch will be pretty exciting. It will make a great project for your family particularly with your kids helping out. To make the process easier, we recommend that you buy and use a prefabricated kit .Following is a step by step guide to building a garden house from scratch using a prefabricated kit;
1. Check the regulations
Even before you select a location and pick a plan, you need to know whether you are required to get a zoning permit. Check with your local zoning rules and your inspector before you commence on your project.
2. Select a location
Select a perfect location for the house if possible on a level ground which is easily accessible from your house. Avoid building the house over pipes and cables as this would make future repairs on the pipes and cables harder.
3. Choose a suitable house plan
To start with, your house plan should complement the overall design of your home. A good plan will also help make the building process a lot easier. When reviewing various plans, look for ones that provide all views of your garden. Also choose a plan that is simple, clear and easy to follow. Ensure the material list is also clear and precise. This list should include all materials needed and actual measurements for each material. The plan should also state what the materials will be used for and at what stage of the construction. Having all the information will make all the difference when it comes to actual assembling of the pieces. If you don’t know how to go about selecting a plan, contact us today and we will happily help you out.
4. Gather all materials together
Gather everything you need based on the plan you have selected at a central location near the construction site. Ensure everything is there to avoid disruption once the process begins. In addition to all materials described in the plan, ensure you have protective gear such as gloves, eye wear and protective boots to avoid injuring yourself in the process.
5. Follow the steps in the plan to the letter
Using the guide, start building your garden house from the foundation up following every detail listed on the plan. Don’t skip any detail on the plan as this could turn out to be very detrimental. If you selected a good plan you will find assembling your frames, walls, doors, the roof and other parts a piece of cake. Ensure the roof is tight with no holes. After you are through test the roof by pouring water to ensure it doesn’t leak.
Put the final touches
This is where your creativity comes in play; paint the shed with your favorite colors and designs. Also, you can also use a sealant to finish off the construction. It is as simple as that. Within a few days you will have your house up and running.