How much do I need to budget for a shed?

How much do I need to budget for a shed?
Making the decision to get a shed is an exciting one! Whether you're looking for extra storage, a home office, a place to keep your car, or just your little oasis, you're on the right track. Now all that's left is to figure out how much money you need to save and spend to get the perfect shed.

If you're looking to get the ideal shed for your needs, the cost will naturally vary depending on size and complexity. But don't worry - we've put together a list to help guide you with your hard-earned funds!

  • The size of your shed is an important consideration when you are planning your project. Having an idea of what size you require beforehand provides an estimated cost that you can use to budget accordingly.

  • Permit costs -  Planning permit costs can vary from council to council, and it is best to contact your council to find out if you need a planning permit.  A building permit in Australia for a standard domestic garage can cost between $1000 to $3,000, depending on the size and costs of the structure. Our standard building permit price is $1,390*, and we will assist you with the permit to save you time, money and paperwork. The exact cost and timeframe will depend on the construction project you are undertaking and other factors such as size, complexity and location. It is always a good idea to speak to your local council office to get an accurate idea of what the permit may cost. Sometimes a building permit is not required, you can chat with your expert to find out if you need one.  

  • Concrete foundation - The average cost of a flat site foundation is between $90-$120* per square metre. As inflation has an effect on the price of concrete, it's best to get started sooner rather than later.

  • Builders - If you're looking to build a shed, you don't have to do it all yourself! We have qualified subcontractors we can refer you to who can get the job done with ease. With the help of these professionals, you could save time and energy while still keeping your budget in check. Construction costs are typically around 30%* of the price of the shed kit and will depend on its size and complexity.

  • *Other costs - Depending on the complexity of the project, additional costs may be necessary.

Our knowledgeable shed experts will help you get the perfect project for your needs, saving you money.

Happy saving!

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