If you are thinking about building a 2 story storage shed then you will want to read this article. In this article we will discuss the benefits of having a 2 story storage shed, two major pitfalls when undertaking a project of this size, and recruiting help to complete it.
If you have a big family, a major benefit of a 2 story storage shed is that it can offer you a great solution in acquiring additional space; not only for indoor or outdoor household items, but also potential room for family members. Instead of moving the family into a bigger house; provided you have enough land on your property, a 2 story shed can help to provide room for both. This will free up space in your family home, but could also potentially give your older children their very own space whilst still under the watchful eye of mum and dad.
One of the biggest pitfalls with building a 2 story storage shed is a lot of people jump into construction before getting council approval. You will need to have your local building regulators and city council look over the plans, due to the sheer size of the building. If you are thinking of setting up a room for your teenage’ s to sleep in, then you will also need to familiarize yourself with building regulations surrounding exit points, ceiling heights, and open windows. It is best to do this before you start purchasing the materials, because if you live in an area where you are not allowed to build 2 story buildings then you will find yourself eventually having to pull it down or ask for an exemption of some type.
Another major pitfall is utilizing the right blueprint plans. Like I always say, gather as many designs and blueprint plans together to help consolidate your thoughts on what is not only possible, but best fit your requirements. You can find these types of plans on the internet for free and at your local hardware / timber stores. It can take you a little while to find some decent ones, but it will definitely be worthwhile in the end. Failing that you can save yourself a lot of time and effort by paying for them. You can get them for less than $40 and it can really save you a ton of time and hassle. The plans are the key to construction, because the plans drive everything; from the design of the building, through to the cost. You also need plans to show your local building regulators or council to get approval, if approval is needed.
To build a 2 story storage shed you will probably need to recruit a number of people to help out with construction; which might include family members, but more than likely a certified builder and electrician if only to sign off various building requirements. As I mentioned earlier the plans drive everything, and as such the plans should help you to understand at what stage in the project you’ll need to get these people in.
So hopefully you have a good idea of some of the benefits a 2 story storage shed may provide you and your family. You will now also be aware of at least two major pitfalls that many people fall into when embarking on a project of this size, and finally what skilled resources you will need to complete a project of this size.
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