Tips for How to Build a Shed

Tips for How to Build a Shed

DIY shed is a fantastic solution to a space and storage problem, serving as a place to store tools and equipment and protect your outdoor items from weather damage. You can use it as a workshop or she-shed, or for any other brilliant shed ideas you have! Our garden sheds come with all the pre-cut pieces needed for the project as well as step-by-step instructions and all of the hardware required for building a shed. Here are some tips for how to build your own shed:

Check Local Codes

We always recommend checking for restrictions or covenants for building this product in your area and to check if you need to submit any forms or if any permits are required prior to building the product. Checking before you purchase is ideal.

Prepare the Site

Once you have the DIY shed kit, the first thing you need to do is prepare the site. Choose your shed site carefully. The base or foundation must be completely flattened, leveled, and prepped prior to installation to ensure stability and for the shed to perform properly. We recommend using concrete or wood deck as a base.

To allow easy access during assembly, make sure you clear the surface around the product’s assembly site of any loose impediments (at least 5 cm/2 in. between the product’s base and the edge of your foundation).

Prepare Everything Else…Including Yourself

Sort the shed parts and check against the content parts list. Keep everything laid out close at hand, including the small parts in a bowl or dish so they don’t get lost.

For safety purposes we strongly recommend the product to be assembled by at least two people and reading through all the instructions first.

Build the Foundation

The base or foundation must be completely flattened, leveled, and prepped before installation to ensure stability and for the shed to perform properly. We recommend using a concrete or wood deck as a base. Begin by securing the shed to the solid base of your choosing using suitable screws or anchors.

Assemble the Frame and Wall Panels

Follow the instructions carefully, in the correct order, making sure to pay attention to details like not tightening all the screws until directed and ensuring that the base is level. Starting with the corners, assemble the frame first. Then slide the polycarbonate panels into place. Next, assemble the Skylight roof and lastly, add the doors.

We are thrilled that you chose a Palram – canopia shed kit to bring all your shed ideas to life! If you have any questions about building a shed, please do not hesitate to reach out to us and it would be our pleasure to help you. We can’t wait to see your DIY shed in action.