Anyone recommend a small shed builder (4x3.5m)?

Hi Guys

Been getting a few quotes for a 4x3.5m shed/mini workshop for the backyard and its doing my head in!!

Can anyone recommend a company that they have used? Still undecided if we will go supply only or get the kit and do the rest ourselves.

Cheers

Steve


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 Build yourself, I was in the

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:25

 Build yourself, I was in the same situation as you. I was blown away at some of the quotes I got!!!!

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 Yep! alot of money for a

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:30

 Yep! alot of money for a basic shed. Did you get a kit or put the materials together yourself?

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 I built from scratch! Patio

Tue, 2017-11-07 15:14

 I built from scratch! Patio tube frame and used roofing sheets to clad... had someone install the roller doors.. my shed is approximately 3.4 x 3.7 ish and 2.6 high... just the shed no doors cost me around 2.5k I think to build... I did put a post up on here once I had completed it. Have a search shouldn't be to hard to find. End of the day it's a box with a door, easy to build and mine is over kill strength wise haha

not sure where you are but your welcome to have a look to see how I built mine if you wanted, I'm in Mandurah.

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I went to the effort to find it... Nice job!

Tue, 2017-11-07 15:31
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Looking into this myself at

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:30

Looking into this myself at the moment... Will follow with interest. Quotes so far range from 3.5 - 9k (3.5m x 5m).

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 I bought a kit shed from

Tue, 2017-11-07 16:32

 I bought a kit shed from cheapsheds.com.au. 7.5x4.5m. Think it was less than 2 grand for the kit. Took 2 days to put it together with 2 blokes and a few cartons. Fairly lightly built but I reinforced it and sealed it better. Come in much cheaper than the 10 grand I was quoted to supply and install. 

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Stratco

Tue, 2017-11-07 16:44

 I find stratco sheds well priced and easy to put together.

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 So from a few quotes I’m

Tue, 2017-11-07 18:59

 So from a few quotes I’m looking in the low $4k for a shed kit (2.1m wide roller door and a small window) and around low $7k for fully installed. Which is roughly $1400 for concrete and 1200 for installation 

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If you can read a nursery rime book you can build a shed

Tue, 2017-11-07 19:31

They are dead easy to build and the instructions are very good, as I have said if you can read a nursery rime book you can follow the instructions to build a shed.

A mate and a BBQ and a couple of beers after completion makes for a good day with a friend.

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 I made my 6 x 4 for around

Tue, 2017-11-07 20:00

 I made my 6 x 4 for around 2500 whereas my mate from Poulter Installations and paid 9k I believe for the same size.

Patio trube, aluminium, tech screws and colorbond. Easy.

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 Steve take the fellas advice

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:06

 Steve take the fellas advice above, buy patio tube and fixings and whip it up yourself.....

 

Even if you do fuck it up once the iron is on it'll look like a beaut....

 

I'm suprised they dont build boats out of patio tube.......

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Yea I need to look into it a

Fri, 2017-11-10 06:08

Yea I need to look into it a bit more. I’m just not sure how the patio tube construction goes with council approval etc...

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agree with others here , its

Fri, 2017-11-10 07:19

agree with others here , its easy enought to build your self ...

have built my own

first one was 6mx 4m , welded up steel posts fittings to fit some steel gables i was given ,,set the poles off in concret , then asembled with 4x 2 rails/rafters bolted on , sheeted it out with zincallum and 3 of us did the concrete floor with robin mixer in half aday .beers and bbq after ..great shed at about $500 total

second was a aussie outdoor 6m x 6m brotherinlaw and i did it in a day , then concret truck early next morning , mesh and floor finished a few hours ..

a good eye and spirit level , common sense and think it through ...

back in the day at high school we all did a''home handyman course '' learnt alot of basic skills , like bricklaying , plumbing , welding , tiling , carpentry etc ... no idea of they still offer this type of course for years 10-11 ?
gave me enough confidence to tackle many jobs that have saved us $ over the years including bores and retic etc ..

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