Shed Myths Debunked


If you’re thinking of getting a shed installed on your property, you’ll no doubt have heard some myths about them. These are familiar ideas that people believe, but they don’t always stand up to scrutiny. Here are my top five shed myths and why they’re not true:

Your shed will take too much upkeep.

You might think that a shed will take too much upkeep. You know, like it’s going to be constantly falling apart and you’ll have to be on top of things all the time. But the truth is that sheds are actually pretty low maintenance, especially when compared to other structures in your yard. Think about it: if you build your shed right, with quality materials and good attention to details, then it should last for years without requiring any major repairs or maintenance aside from some basic cleaning (and maybe some caulking here or there).

Your shed will be too expensive.

The amount you spend on a garden shed really depends on what you want and need. Believe it or not, you can get a small garden shed for less than $100. If you’re looking for something larger and more permanent, expect to pay at least double that price.

You can find sheds in a variety of sizes and shapes that will fit your needs. But don’t worry if your budget is smaller than the average cost—there are plenty of ways to save money on your new shed!

You don’t have a space for your shed to go.

If you don’t have a space in your yard for a shed and you want one, there are still plenty of ways to go about building one. Sheds can be placed on the lawn or driveway (in some cases), but they’re also designed to fit perfectly into awkward nooks and crannies. For example, if there’s an outbuilding site at the end of your driveway that’s not being used for anything else and is far enough away from the house – this is an ideal spot for your new garden shed!

You might also consider placing it near another structure like an existing garage or storage area so it doesn’t take up valuable grassy space. If that isn’t an option, it can also be put in an area where trees grow close together as long as there’s enough room between them for people to walk around safely without having branches brushing against them constantly while working inside their new garden shed.(

You must get council approval to build a shed on your property

You do not need council approval to build a shed on your property.

You do not need a building permit.

You do not need a building surveyor.

You do not need a building engineer, unless you are building the shed on stilts or over water, in which case it would be wise to consult with one of these professionals for safety reasons.

A shed is a fad and will go out of style.

A shed is a fad and will go out of style.

A shed will last you a lifetime, and there are plenty of reasons why you should want one. Sheds can be used as storage units, offices, workshops or even all three at once! They’re great for keeping your tools in one place where they won’t get lost or damaged by the weather. Sheds come in many different styles and sizes so they can fit into any garden or backyard space easily. The only limit is your imagination!

Getting a shed installed is complicated. Takeaway:

The first thing you need to do is check the zoning laws in your area. This will tell you whether you can have a shed on your property, and if so, how big or small it can be. The next step is deciding what type of shed you want: one that sits on the ground or one that’s raised off the lawn. If raised, it will require concrete slabs (a foundation), making installation more complicated and expensive. Finally, since sheds are permanent structures, they often require permits from local authorities so make sure to get these before hiring builders to install your shed!


There are a lot of misconceptions about garden sheds, but the truth is that they can be a great addition to your home. You should never feel discouraged from getting one installed if you think it’s something that could improve your property. We hope this article has been helpful in clearing up some of those myths for you and showing that there are many benefits—and not just drawbacks—to having a new shed in your backyard!

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