The team gets lots of questions and we're keen to help you, here you'll find some common FAQs on SheShed Garden Sheds.
A) She Shed recommends you check with your local Council requirements as these can vary from area to area. However, for most places consents aren’t required for buildings under 10m2.
This was taken from the Auckland City Council
You will not need a building consent to add an accessory building to your property, like a sleepout, garden shed, granny flat or cabin, provided the building
If your accessory building is more than 10 square metres in floor area, or is close to other buildings or fences, you may also need a resource consent, depending on the rules in the applicable District Plan
Note the floor area of an accessory building is included in any calculations of maximum permitted building coverage for your whole site under the planning rules.
This is written to the best knowledge and research of the writer. SheShed and Homelandz take no responsibility for misguided, misused information. This is correct at the date written and it is instructed that all purchasers of sheds do their own investigation to what consents apply in their local council.
A) Yes She Shed are now offering an installation service to take the pain away from owning your very own she shed. Follow the link HERE for more information.
If you wish to assemble yourself, we recommend a builder or a home handyman with sound building knowledge / Trade skills put these up. They come with clear building instructions with photos as well as a video showing 2 x tradesman installing a shed. It is quicker and easier with 2 people.
A) The Ground Bearers are H5 treated. The wood is kiln dried pine timber and needs to be protected with paint or a clear sealant for weather protection
It is advisable to put on a dry surface but if it’s going in a wet mouldy area it would be advisable to put building paper over top of the treated bearers between the floor board joists. Bitumen building paper can be purchased from most building hardware stores, this is not supplied with the kitset
A) These are fully kitset, so they come with everything you see in the photos of the shed itself on our website (except final paint or stain) delivered to you all completely flat packed on 2 x pallets. These need to be hand unloaded when they arrive and stored somewhere where they will be kept completely dry and off damp ground until installation.
A) Yes, they can – there are a few options available, if you are wanting to line them we suggest checking with a builder. We have a useful blog on several options for insulation also, please follow this link, or we can email it to you.
A) No, we do not provide power or plumbing. This can of course be done, You would need to contact a local registered electrician or plumber, they will be able to give you the right advise and a quote.
A) No, these come standard with the window/door shown in the photo. It is possible we could order you an extra window if required, contact us for a price and availability details. This would need to be installed by a builder it is not part of the plan.
As of Dec 2018 we can offer the kitset with a side window instead of a back window for $100. Contact us for further information.
A) Yes, they can, although we don’t do this, you can easily organise yourself once you have the shed. You would need to contact a local glass company to give you a quote.
A) If any components are damaged when the kitset arrives we will replace them as long as you let us know, including taking photos of any damages & emailing them within 7 days of arrival to your property.
A) Yes we recommend using a quality underfloor insulation such as Expol underfloor that is available from your local building supplier, again see the blog for information.