How To Install Your New Garden Shed


Your garden shed is a great way to increase the value of your home, but how do you go about installing it? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started!

Choose the proper site.

Once you have the shed itself and all its parts, it’s time to get started. Choose a level, dry location for your new shed. It should not be too close to trees or buildings as these can cause problems over time. The same goes for your property line as well; it should also be at least 10 feet away from where the ground meets your neighbor’s fence or wall in order to prevent any kind of encroachment issues that might arise later on.

Finally, make sure there is enough room around your new structure so that you can comfortably work with it without having people walking in front of it or cars parked next door blocking access points like doors and windows (yes: even though this last one isn’t technically part of installation).

Allow for proper drainage.

When installing your new garden shed, it’s important to make sure that you allow for proper drainage. This will help ensure that water drains away from the shed, instead of pooling up around it and causing damage.

There are several things you can do to ensure proper drainage:

  • Make sure that your shed is elevated off the ground. The standard height for a garden shed is 7 feet (2 meters), but some may be higher or lower depending on what kind of flooring materials you use in the interior.
  • Make sure that your shed isn’t placed in a low-lying area where water may collect over time—this can cause flooding and lead to mold growth inside the structure itself! Similarly, if there are other buildings near yours then make sure they’re not located in higher elevations than yours so as not to create any problems with drainage on rainy days when runoff comes rushing down into lower parts of townhouses or apartments nearby (which could cause flooding inside them).
  • Lastly—and this might sound obvious—but don’t place sheds near bodies of water like ponds/lakes/rivers etcetera because they’re prone to collecting moisture due their proximity.”

Level the area.

Leveling the ground is an important step for installing your new shed. You should level the area using either a laser level, line level or water level. If you don’t have any of these tools at home, you can use a bubble level which has 2 little balls that will show if there are any uneven spots in the ground by moving around on it.

A laser level is basically a long rod with an attached laser beam on top of it that projects a straight line across any surface when activated by pressing a button at one end of the rod. Line levels can also be used as they are basically like lasers except they project lines instead of just one straight line so they’re more flexible than lasers but require two hands to operate them (one hand holds onto both ends while another does all work). Water levels are much like lasers only they use water instead of light and therefore aren’t quite as accurate but still good enough for most jobs around your house including installing outdoor sheds!

Install skids.

Skids are a good way to ensure that your shed is level. If you don’t have skids, you can use blocks of wood or bricks to get it level. Skids are made of wood, or plastic, and are placed under the shed so that it’s resting on something solid rather than directly on dirt or grass. To be effective, they need to be placed on a firm surface so that they don’t sink into the ground. The skids should be placed under the shed itself and not on top of it (you might think this makes sense because they’re holding up your structure).

Attaching floor decking.

You will now need to attach the floor decking to the base. To do this, use your nail gun and shoot a nail into each piece of floor decking you have installed. You should hit each piece of wood at least two times per side so that it is sturdy and won’t move around when you put items inside of your shed. Next, use a level to make sure that all four sides are level with each other. If they aren’t, tap them down until they are even with one another.

Building the base.

Building the base.

The first step to building your garden shed is to build a solid foundation for it. To do this, you’ll need to dig out the area where you want your shed to go down about four feet deep, then fill it with concrete. The concrete should be at least two feet high and level with the ground so that it can support your new garden shed when you build it on top of it later on in this tutorial.

Installing siding and doors.

The siding is the outer layer of your shed. This will be the part seen first and last by anyone who looks at it, so choose something that suits your style. You can get wooden or metal siding, vinyl siding, or even a combination of materials such as wood with metal trimming around the edges.

If you’re installing doors on your shed then these should also be weather-resistant and lockable to prevent any unwanted entries (especially if there are any valuables inside). They should also be easy to open and close so that you don’t have to carry all of those heavy tools out each time you need them!

Roofing time!

Now that your shed is built, it’s time to install the roofing materials. In this step, you will install shingles on top of the rafters and nail them in place.

You should have a few different types of shingles: some large square ones that cover a lot of area, and some smaller triangular ones that are used for decoration or finishing touches along edges. For example, if you’re building a larger shed with 2×6 boards as rafters (which is recommended), then most likely you’ll want to use square-shaped shingles across all three sides of your roof so they overlap each other completely. However if your shed has 2×4 boards as rafters (which isn’t recommended), then chances are good that most people will opt instead for triangular rood tiles which can be cut into neat squares once installed; this allows contractors like myself to finish one side at a time without worrying about sloped roofs making things difficult later on down the line!

Once again though this isn’t necessary since we’re just getting started so let’s focus on what matters most right now: putting up those first few rows before setting aside our tools for awhile so we can take care ourselves!”

Increase your home’s value by installing a garden shed

  • It is important to note that, by installing a garden shed, you will be increasing the value of your home. Studies have shown that homes with gardens are more appealing to potential buyers, who are looking for a place where they can relax and unwind after a long day at work.
  • Garden sheds provide storage space that is both convenient and aesthetically pleasing. You can use it to store all sorts of items—from gardening equipment to household furniture—and still have plenty of room left over for yourself!


Installing a new garden shed is a great way to increase the value of your home. It doesn’t take much, and it can be done in just a few days. If you’re interested in installing one for yourself, here are some tips: first make sure that you choose the proper site for installation, then allow for proper drainage and leveling before adding skids (or other support). After that comes attaching floor decking and building the base for your shed which involves installing siding and doors followed by roofing time!

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