Looking to add a shed on your property but don’t know how much it will cost you? Shed installation costs depend on the materials and the extent of the work.
You may opt to get a shed kit or have one customised according to your specifications.
Here are the average costs, from the highest to lowest shed installation prices:
How much it costs to install a shed will depend on the materials and size of the construction.
|4′ x 7′||$140 to $1,400|
|8′ x 8′||$400 to $4,000|
|10′ x 10′||$700 to $13,700|
|12′ x 16′||$4,000 to $20,500|
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What are the benefits of shed installation?
There are plenty of benefits when it comes to assembling a shed.
- Additional storage space
A shed is a great storage space for tools and equipment, decorations and fixtures, seasonal clothes and accessories, and more. The additional storage area also frees up space inside your home.
- Reduces clutter
Sick of seeing the jumble of gardening equipment, toys, and sports equipment in your backyard? A shed helps to reduce the mess, organise everything in one place, and protect your things from the elements.
- Keeps dangerous items secure
Avoid the risk of any accidents by having a shed installed. It provides a secure place to store hazardous materials and potentially dangerous items outside your home and away from children.
- Adds value to your home
A shed adds appeal when you decide to sell your home and increases its resale value. Buyers are willing to spend a little more for a home with a shed.
- Extra room
Need an extra room or an extension of your home? You can opt to use a shed as a workshop, an office, or a play area.
Cost to Build a Shed
The average cost to build a shed, depending on the style you choose, is as follows:
|Storage shed installation cost||$400 to $20,500|
|Garden shed installation cost||$140 to $1,400|
|She-shed installation cost||$7,000 to $20,500|
You can decide on a style based on the area size and features you want to include.
- Storage Shed
A storage shed has shelves and racks built-in so you can maximise your storage space. Some may also have a loft with a ladder.
- Garden Shed
A garden shed is the smallest type, similar to a reach-in closet. It can sit against your home exterior and is not designed as a standalone structure.
A she-shed is the female version of a man cave, a tranquil space to do projects or an area to retreat to for yoga and the like. It may cost you more to add features like windows or gabled roofing.
Cost of Shed Materials
The installation cost for each shed material is as follows:
|Brick shed cost||$4,400 to $41,000|
|Wooden shed cost||$4,000 to $20,500|
|Metal shed cost||$700 to $9,500|
|Vinyl shed cost||$270 to $7,000|
- Brick Shed
A brick shed costs the most because bricks are expensive and take longer to install. Make sure you get an experienced custom shed builder to put it together.
- Wooden Shed
A wooden shed allows more customisation, such as the colour and design of its exterior. It needs regular upkeep as it can show its wear easily.
- Vinyl Shed
A vinyl shed costs the least because it is easily available and lightweight. You can choose from a variety of colours, but you can’t repaint vinyl if the colour fades.
Vinyl is resistant to rust and decay but is not as heavy-duty as wood or metal.
- Metal Shed
A metal shed is unlikely to rot compared to wood. Depending on the metal, a lighter material makes it easier to install.
Shed Roofing Material Prices
Which roofing material would you prefer?
|Shed Roofing Materials||Cost Range (for 100 square feet)|
|Tin||$1,400 to $2,500|
|Spray foam||$550 to $1,000|
|Bitumen||$350 to $550|
|Tile||$550 to $1,400|
|Metal||$170 to $1,200|
Tin sheet roofing is fairly inexpensive, durable, and made to last for 60 years.
However, this material is no longer a popular choice due to its less modern look and corrugated style. Finding a contractor who has worked with it before may not be easy.
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing is easy to install, provides better insulation, and is easy to maintain.
You don’t need a large crew to install it, but you need a highly trained contractor. Also, it isn’t as resistant to damage, and repairing holes will require an SPF contractor specifically. A contractor may only do installation or repair during specific weather conditions.
Bitumen roofing is a type of asphalt product, is durable, and made to last for 20 years. Its black colour absorbs rather than reflects heat, which can lead to overheating of your home.
Asphalt shingles are a popular roofing material because it’s cheap, durable, and easy to install. It absorbs heat and is not ideal for a flat roof.
Tile roofings made of clay, concrete, or a sand-cast material are fireproof, require almost no maintenance, and last for 50 years. This material is very heavy and expensive.
Metal shed roofs are durable, heat reflective, and made to last for 50 years; however, they can get noisy when it rains and are also quite costly. The average installation cost of each roofing material is as follows:
Labour Cost to Build a Shed
The labour cost to install sheds vary per area—the rate differences per state ranging from $50 to $75 per hour.
The average rate of approximately $60 per hour applies to the following areas.
- South Australia
- Western Australia
A shed installer will cost you about $65 per hour in New South Wales.
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Factors that Affect the Cost of Shed Installation
The larger your shed, the more costs it will incur.
Garden sheds or storage space will cost less to build than a workroom or playhouse.
The state where the property is on, the site, and the type of property can affect the cost.
A simple four-walled structure is easier to put up than a shed with multiple rooms and more features.
- Construction duration
The longer it takes to build, the higher the labour cost.
Your total cost will depend on the type of shed and roofing materials you choose.
The labour costs vary per area and will depend on how long it takes to build your shed.
Hiring the Best Shed Builder Near You
Before you hire a shed builder for your next home improvement project, make sure you check on the following qualifications:
- Check on their previous work and local references
- Ask about their insurance policy
- Ensure they are familiar with the permits required
Find shed builders in your local area easily through HIREtrades. We can connect you to our vast Australia-wide network of tradies and help you to get up to three free quotations.
Through HIREtrades, you can view each tradie’s profile and their client references so you can further check if you have the right tradie for your job.
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