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How to Buy a Shed

man buying a shed


Buying a shed in today’s world is super easy because you can do it from the comfort of your own home and have it delivered right to your doorstep. 

However many people make the mistake of skipping the most important steps before ‘buying’. 

There are a few things you need to consider before hitting the ‘buy’ button and if you follow all the steps in this article, you will be saving yourself a nightmare and the heartache of purchasing the wrong shed.

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STEP 1. Knowing what you need 

What do you need to store?

The very first thing to consider is what you need a storage solution for. Is it for your gardening equipment, camping gear, bikes or perhaps your outdoor entertainment accessories or furniture? Whatever it is, take the time to decide exactly what you have to find a home for.


Where will you put it?

Some people live on large blocks of land which means finding a spot for a shed can be really easy, others live in suburban homes with only a few options and many live in apartments which have an extremely limited space for storage. The good news is, there are storage solutions for every one so, 

  1.      1. Find the ideal location in your home you wish to add your new shed,
  2.      2. Measure the Width, Length and Height
  3.      3. Note the surrounding structures and colours 

Considering the weather

shed in snow   shed in rain   shed in sun


Your home can be heavily impacted by your local weather. It may even come down to where your property is located. You may be close to the ocean, experience high winds or torrential rains and maybe even snow. The weather is something to keep in mind and you may want to buy a shed suited specifically for it. 


STEP 2. Choosing your shed  

There are many different types of sheds on the market plus many options for customising your shed. You can choose the design, colour, roof, windows etc.  

To ensure you are getting exactly what you want here is some basic information about what’s available: 


Zinc/Zinc Aluminum

YardSaver G66 Gable Roof   Yardsaver F42 Flat Roof   Galvo Shed 2.3m x 1.5m Galvalume


The most popular sheds in New Zealand are made from Zinc or Zinc/Aluminum. This is made of tough steel, which can withstand some of the harshest climates. They are also available in ‘Colour Steel’, which means the steel has been treated to ensure the colour lasts a lifetime.  

Zinc sheds are the most affordable on the market and come in a large variety. The best thing about them they are made to withstand the New Zealand climate.


Roof Types

You have three types of roof choices:

gable roof  


Gable Roof – this is great for those who need a little extra height, it enables water to run off and it also adds certain elegance to any structure.

skillion roof  

Skillion Roof
- The is a roof which slightly slopes to the back or front to ensure water run off in heavy rain and a little bit of extra added height for access.

flat roof  

Flat Roof-
this is great for sheds against walls, on patios or around the home. It allows you to store extra items on top of the shed and can be easily slid under eaves so it’s neatly tucked away.


Each has its own benefits; it’s just a matter of deciding which one suits you best. 



Steel sheds come in a variety of colours from the standard Zinc to a variety of attractive colours.  

It is worth upgrading from standard steel to a colour because you can choose one to either blend in with its surroundings or compliment your home.  

The colours you can choose from will depend on what brand garden sheds you choose. You can see all the colours available for each product on their individual product pages. 


STEP 4. Permits and permission  

ATTENTION: This is probably the most important step you need to take before hitting the buy button. Once you have collected all the information you need about what size and type of shed you want, you will need to contact your local council to check if you required a building permit.  

Most garden sheds that are less than 10 sq. meters generally do not need a permit but they do need to abide by the Building Code. 

For more information please check here>>

STEP 5. Buying your shed 

Once you have completed all the research and confident on what you are after, you can then visit the online store and browse through your options or you may have already done so. 

Don’t forget to add any accessories, shelving or extra windows on checkout to ensure you have everything you need to create your ultimate shed. 

Customer Service:

You can ask our team for any assistance in choosing or finding the right shed to match your requirements by using our: 

-          Online chat
-          Sending them an email at
-          Using the contact form on the contact page
-          Or even giving us a quick call 09 889 3122


You can choose from 2 options to get your shed Delivered: 

-          Home Delivery (For a small fee)
-          Depot Delivery (free) 

Make sure you read all the details on each option at checkout before choosing which will best suit your needs.



Completing your order 

Once you have gone through the simple process and successfully checked out we will be in touch to confirm your order. 


Enjoy your Shed Buying Experience

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