Shed homes have seen a gain in popularity around Australia, this is due to the newer stylish designs and affordability of materials. With many young Australians unable to afford a traditional brick and mortar house or preferring to build a custom shed home that fits their needs.
But why are shed homes so popular in Australia?
When planning for building a shed home, often people neglect to deeply analysis the site which they pick to build on. Below are some top factors you need to think of when considering sites to build your shed on.
What you can and can’t build is often dictated by the zoning of your land. For more information on Shed construction rules, check out our blog concerning shed construction on the Sunshine Coast & the hops you have to jump through.
You don’t want to build your shed home under a widow maker of a Gumtree or next to an unkempt paddock thick with snakes. It’s easier to put it in the right place then to make it righ.
Critical for planning and costing. Consider where you have to run cables and pipes for plumbing and electric, and the soil types they have to run them through. Laying phone lines in the granite of Buderim can get expensive.
Nobody wants their yard to turn into a swamp, make sure your site has the appropriate water flow away from your foundation. You want uniform overland flow away from your shed home, as inconsistencies in the dampness of soil around your shed home can cause your shed’s slab to crack.