Adding a shed or a summerhouse to your garden can be a game-changer. These outdoor structures offer additional space and functionality, enhancing your garden’s overall aesthetic and usability. But before you can reap the benefits, there’s a crucial step to undertake: preparing your garden for the installation. At Midlands Sheds, we want to ensure this process is as smooth as possible. In this article, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to get your garden ready for your new shed or summerhouse.
1. Choose the Perfect Spot
The location of your shed or summerhouse is vital. You’ll want to choose a spot that’s accessible, receives a good amount of sunlight, and provides the best view. Consider proximity to your house, the positioning of the windows and doors, and how the structure will blend with your garden’s overall design. Also, keep in mind local planning regulations when selecting the position for your building.
2. Clear the Site
Once you’ve chosen the ideal spot, the next step is to clear the site. Remove any plants, stones, or debris to create a flat, level surface. If the site has a significant slope, you may need to undertake some landscaping work to level it out. Remember, a level base is crucial for the stability and longevity of your shed or summerhouse.
3. Create a Solid Base
Creating a strong, level base is a critical part of the preparation process. The base should be the same size as the footprint of your shed or summerhouse. Concrete slabs, concrete paving slabs, and timber decking are all suitable materials. The base not only provides a stable foundation but also helps protect the structure from damp and pests.
4. Plan for Utilities
If you plan on having electricity, water, or internet in your shed or summerhouse, it’s important to consider this during the planning stage. You’ll need to ensure there’s a safe and practical way to run services to your new structure. It’s recommended to consult with a certified electrician or plumber for this aspect.
5. Prepare for Delivery
Ensure there’s clear access to your garden for the delivery of your shed or summerhouse. This might involve temporarily removing garden gates or trimming back plants. At Midlands Sheds, we’ll provide detailed information on delivery requirements once your order is placed.
Once your garden is prepared, you’re ready to choose your perfect shed or summerhouse. At Midlands Sheds, we offer an extensive range of high-quality structures. Our ultimate heavy-duty timber buildings, available at Kandoo, provide a durable and aesthetically pleasing solution to your outdoor space needs. If a summerhouse is more your style, our selection of summerhouses offers a variety of designs to complement any garden.
In conclusion, preparing your garden for a shed or summerhouse involves careful planning, site clearing, base preparation, utilities planning, and delivery preparation. By following these steps, you’ll ensure that your new garden building is installed smoothly and lasts for many years to come.
At Midlands Sheds, we’re here to help you at every step of the way, from choosing the perfect structure to offering advice on site preparation. Get in touch with us today and start your journey towards enhancing your outdoor space.