Garden Shed Installation: DIY vs Professionally Installed

Installing a garden shed can be a great way to add extra storage or workspace to your backyard. However, the question remains: should you tackle the project yourself or hire a professional to do it for you? At SteelChief, we believe that both options have their advantages and ultimately depend on your personal skills, available time, and budget.

You Garden Shed Professionally Installed

If you choose to have SteelChief install your garden shed, you can rest assured that the job will be done right. Our experienced installers have years of experience and will follow engineering standards to avoid common installation mistakes. Additionally, you won’t need any tools, so you won’t have to worry about purchasing or renting equipment. If your shed is small, you may have the option of a wooden floor. Our sales team can advise you on these options to ensure the best outcome. SteelChief can also install your concrete slab.

Another advantage of choosing SteelChief for your installation is that it will save you time. Our dedicated installation team will quickly and efficiently complete the project, allowing you to enjoy your new shed sooner.

DIY Garden Shed Installation

Alternatively, if you enjoy DIY projects and have the necessary tools, you may find it enjoyable and fulfilling to install your garden shed yourself. In this case, we recommend using our SteelChief sheds, which come with pre-assembled panels, making them the easiest sheds to install. The walls and roof of the shed come as pre-assembled panels that can be joined using self-drilling screws (supplied).

The shed can then be attached firmly to the concrete slab using our clips and concrete anchors. A wooden floor can also be a simple DIY project, as the pieces come pre-cut to size and can be easily screwed together with bugle and wood screws.

If you are opting for DIY, it’s recommended that you have someone else on hand to help. This may be a factor in deciding whether you have your shed installed professionally.

SteelChief sheds are strong, reliable, and quick to install, which can save you money by avoiding installation fees. However, laying a concrete slab requires appropriate skills and experience, so we recommend having a skilled friend or professional handle that part of the project. A lot can go wrong with concrete, and it is difficult to alter once it has been poured.

Beware of Flat Packs or a Box of Parts

It is important to note that if you purchase a shed from a manufacturer other than SteelChief, you may receive a flat pack delivery or a box containing hundreds of parts. Assembling these types of sheds can be a nightmare, and DIY may not be the best option in this case. These sheds are often made with thinner gauge steel and bases that collect debris and are prone to premature rust.

We recommend considering your personal skills, time, and budget when deciding whether to install your garden shed yourself or hire a professional. Although SteelChief sheds are easy to install, we still suggest having our experienced team handle the installation to ensure the best results. Your garden shed is an important investment, and having it installed properly can save you time, money, and headaches in the long run. If you are in an area where we do not have installation teams, our pre-assembled panels are still the best DIY shed option, or you can hire a local installer that suits your needs and budget.