3 Ways To Keep The Cost Down When Building Your New Residential Shed

Mar 27, 2020

A new residential shed is a big investment of your money and space on your property. When it comes to choosing a residential shed, there is no one size fits all structure as any shed can be adapted to suit your needs. Before you decide on what’s best for your property, it is important to do your research. To ensure you find the shed that suits your budget here are our top four tips to keep costs down without compromising the quality and safety of your new investment.


#1 Take the time to plan and choose a quality product

Like with any big investment, research and planning is key. When you’re looking at getting a new shed it is important to find the right product that suits your needs. Will your shed be used for large storage? Will it be converted into the perfect man cave? Does it require ventilation so that it can safely be used while experiencing the extreme Pilbara heat? These are just some of the questions you need to ask yourself when deciding on your shed. It is important to also take into consideration your surroundings. Living within the Pilbara exposes your home to some extreme weather conditions from high heat and humidity to unpredictable cyclones. Our sheds are built to withstand the Pilbara weather, including the cyclones that the region is known for. We recently wrote a blog post that discusses  “Australian Cyclone Ratings and Your Pilbara Shed”. This article gives you some more detailed information about the importance of choosing a shed that is built for the local weather.


#2  Plan your residential shed for the future

Save money in the long run by ensuring you have planned your shed for the future. When considering a new shed it is important to think about its purpose now and down the line. It is often a lot more affordable to build your shed with the Options and Accessories you require from the start instead of adding these things in later. Our quoting system is designed to allow you to take into consideration all the “extras” you may want your shed to have. Once you have built your “wish list” for the perfect shed, our team can work with you to find the perfect balance between what you can afford and what you require. More often than not, purchasing the additional options and accessories from the start will save you money in the future as you will not need to pay additional labour and alteration costs at a later date.


#3 Get involved in your residential shed construction

Our team is completely flexible in relation to the erection and construction of your new shed. If you’re a tradesperson or have a tradie mate who is willing to help, then we are able to provide you with your new shed as kit only or assist with the parts of the build you’re unable to complete yourself. This flexibility allows you to keep costs down where you’re able to do so and not pay us to complete something you’re able to do yourself.


More Information

Building a new residential shed doesn’t need to be a difficult or expensive task. To discuss the options available to you and the best way to keep the cost low for your shed installation give our team a call on 08 9185 1089 or submit an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.


Our Product Range

Are you a local school or sporting organisation in need of high quality and cost-effective sheds? Well, Pilbara Sheds are here to help! With years of experience working with the local Pilbara community, we have built a name for ourselves providing storage space that suits every budget in an educational or sporting environment. Here are a few of our frequently asked questions when it comes to our school and sporting sheds to show you that Pilbara Shed are the best to work with when it comes to installing your next shed.


What kind of schools and sporting organisations do you work with?

Our experience within the local community extends from junior sporting clubs and primary schools, to larger groups and local high schools. We have worked with a number of local organisations in the area to build their perfect shed!


Do you understand the unique requirements of schools and organisations?

Of course! We are able to provide your organisation with hands on, insider knowledge of products that are suitable and best used with an educational and sporting environment. We know that school and sporting storage differs depending on its intended purpose, and we can customise your shed to suit its intended purpose


We have a strict budget, can you work to that?

We sure can! Both public and private schools have budgets they need to adhere too, and we completely understand that you will have a limit on what you’re able to spend. We will work with you to design a shed that isn’t only high quality, but also cost-effective within the set budget you have available. 


Are your sheds built for the Pilbara environment?

As Pilbara locals, we know the importance of building a school or sport shed that is able to withstand the Pilbara elements. Safety and durability is at the forefront of our shed builds, so when you purchase one of our sheds, you can be rest assured that it’s built for what ever the Pilbara can throw at it. 


Can we include storage solutions in our design?

Unlike a residential or commercial shed, school and sport sheds usually need to be designed to cater for a large amount of small equipment. Soccer balls, tennis racquets, goal posts or desks and chairs, we can assist you in creating an internal fit out to best suit your needs. Our distributorship Fair Dinkum Sheds can assist us to provide customised buildings to suit every situation.


H2 - Learn More

To learn more about the School and Sport Sheds that Pilbara shed are able to build for your business, please give us a call on 9185 1089 or submit an online contact query and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.

Did you know that the purchase of a shed through Pilbara Sheds can easily be done online? Our quoting system has been designed to simplify buying a shed and save you as much time as possible. We offer a 24-hour turnaround from the first point of contact to create your obligation free quote. All it takes is a visit to the Pilbara Sheds website and a few details, and then you’re on your way.


Start the process to purchase your next shed

The Pilbara Shed website allows you to request a quote online with a few details about the type of product you’re after. You will be given the option to choose between getting a quote for a residential shed, carport, patio, industrial or commercial shed, and so much more.

Once you’ve decided on a product, you will then need to give us some details about the size of the product you’re after. This will include:

  • The span of the shed, which refers to the overall width of the building
  • The height and length
  • The roof pitch, which is determined by the angle from the highest to the lowest point of the sloping roof
  • Enclosure, from fully enclosed to not enclosed at all.

Of course, if you’re unsure about any of these measurements or exactly what you need, you’re welcome to give us a call, and we can guide you through how to get them. 


Personalise your shed product to suit your taste

Our quoting system supports you in personalising your shed to suit your taste and budget. You’re able to choose the wall and roof materials for your shed. If you decide to utilise Colourbond steel products, our Colour Chart is also available, including the option to have samples sent direct to your property. 


H2 - Create the perfect shed for your property

When you decide to build a shed with Pilbara Sheds, you’re able to add in any additional options and accessories that you might need. During your online quote you will be given the option to request a quote for roller doors, personal access doors, skylights, windows, mezzanine floors, roof ventilation and insulation. We will itemise these add-ons within your quote, so you can decide whether they’re within your budget before making your final purchase decision. 


H2 - Submit a quote request today

If you’re ready to submit a request and get your obligation free shed quote today, head to our Quoting System. If you have any questions about the process, or would like some additional information before submitting your request, give our friendly team a call on 9185 1089