3 Tips to Lower Your Shed Labor Costs


I remember the first time I built a shed. It was an absolute disaster! I had to start over several times due to poor planning and bad materials. The most frustrating part about building a shed is that it takes so much time. If you don’t have the right tools, it can be even worse!


The first thing to do when building a shed is to build the walls. This is by far the most time consuming part of building a shed, and it’s also the most important part. You’ll need to build a frame before you can put up walls, so if you don’t want to spend all your time on this part of the project, then make sure you have good planning skills!

The best way I’ve found for doing this is by having someone hold down one end while another person lifts up that end with me holding onto it at my end. We alternated which side we were working from so that both sides got equal support from their neighbors during construction; otherwise one side can sag or bow more than others (which will cause problems later).


  • Buy a shed kit with the right materials.
  • Buy a shed kit with the right instructions.
  • Don’t buy too big of a shed kit.
  • Don’t buy too small of a shed kit.


Delivery should be free, and on a pallet

When ordering your shed, ask the manufacturer to deliver it to you on a pallet. This will save you time, as well as money in labor costs. When your delivery arrives, at least one person should be there to help unload and then break down the pallet for easy storage.

Scheduling delivery in advance is key for saving time and money

It’s always better if you can schedule deliveries in advance—this way there are fewer chances for any problems or delays with the actual date of delivery (and no need to pay extra!). Most manufacturers have online calendars where customers can sign up for their preferred date(s). If this isn’t possible with your chosen company/manufacturer but they have an email address instead—try contacting them via this method instead!

With the right products and a good plan, you can save time and money.

  • Plan ahead!
  • Don’t forget to consider the delivery charges and/or assembly costs
  • Don’t forget to consider the materials you’ll need for your shed project, such as wood, nails, screws and more


There are many ways to save money on shed labor costs. By building the walls first, buying a kit and paying for delivery, you can reduce your labor costs by as much as 40%.

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