Do You Want to Build a Shed by Yourself?

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Do You Want to Build a Shed by Yourself?

The DIY approach to building a shed is admirable. But we reckon you should ask yourself seriously if a Mates Rates shed from Just Sheds might be the better option. These are quality Bluescope Steel sheds built to last but still easy on the bank balance.

Of course, there’s a great deal of satisfaction when you can step back and admire something you’ve built yourself. Seeing all that hard work pay off really makes the experience worthwhile.

Building your own shed is certainly a worthy DIY challenge. But before you commit to tackling the task, you’ll need to take a long, hard look at whether you are actually prepared for the whole shed-building ordeal.

Either way, let’s look at the procedure that putting up a shed entails.

Shed Planning

While the first steps in getting a shed built involve eye-balling a few fine examples models and choosing your favourite, it soon gets more complicated.

You need plans. Preferably plans drawn up by professionals. These plans will, all going well, be approved by your local council.

At Just Sheds, we can take care of this for you. In fact, you don’t need to worry about any crossing of the T’s and dotting of the I’s. We do it all for you.

Location, Location, Location

Your choice of location can sometimes be made for you. This is most likely the case if you’re on a small block of land. But, on larger blocks and acreages, you can factor in other practicalities.

You might want your new shed close to the home. Perhaps you’d like it further away? Regardless, you need to know where your shed will go.  

A spot that is level and has good drainage has a lot going for it. If that’s not readily available, some earthmoving might be needed.

Good drainage is important. Areas where water can pool will, in the long term, lead to rust and mould issues.


Building a shed from scratch takes specialist skills, the tools for the task, and a big dose of hard labour. Even when you’re fortunate enough to have all the skills, it doesn’t automatically mean you have the time to schedule in the work, especially when the weather also has a big say in how things pan out.

More Ideas

Saying no to DIY is no bad thing. Mates Rates sheds will give you the answer you’re looking for, especially if price is the determining factor. You can not only end up with a rock-sturdy shed but also take pride in customising the space it sits in.

Mates Rates sheds will withstand the harsh Australian conditions we experience in the north of Queensland. They are available in a range of sizes and you can choose your preferred colour for  the walls, doors, and roof.

Mates Rates sheds is only one of the product lines available at Just Sheds. Take a look at the great selection of products in the Just Sheds catalogue. You will no doubt be impressed with what’s available in terms of size and style. Colorbond also offers you a wide choice of colours.

For residential, rural and industrial sheds in southern Queensland, contact the experienced team at Just Sheds Our contact page will show you the location nearest you.

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