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Another important decision is whether to build shed yourself or get a professional to do it. Although shed kits usually give you a substantial discount, they require much more time and energy. Some kits even require you to cut timber to size before you can start building. Having said that decision is relatively easy if your honest with yourself about your DIY capabilities.
Once, shed is in place you need to give wood some protection. While materials will come with a gaurantee, you should still regularly add a protective coating. If you are putting together a kit, a good tip is to paint as much of shed as possible before assembly, since it is much easier to paint some parts of shed before assembly, rather than standing on a ladder to do it.
Unless you are getting a particularly large or unusual shed, it is unlikely you will need planning permission, but always check. You don't want to be moving a full sized shed several feet, so you want to be sure you have it in right place to begin with.
The typical garden sheds are either apex sheds or pent sheds. These come in many sizes starting from 2 x 1 metres or 5 x 3 feet upwards. A good idea also is to use sloping roofs to capture water, which is essential through long hot dry periods.
Matthew Anthony contributes to several garden building based sites such as conservatories and greenhouses.