Site placement is just one factor to consider when ordering a shed for your property. However, it’s an important one. We wanted to share some valuable tips to consider when choosing where to place your shed.

Easy access for building it

It's essential to have easy access when your shed is being built on-site. You want to ensure enough space around the shed with easy access for a crane or larger machinery. Tight spacing is a massive headache for builders. 

Easy access for vehicles

Whether your shed will hold a vehicle inside or not, it’s vital to have an easy turnaround bay and access near it when you need to load or unload things into the shed or park your car. 

Easy access from your property

There’s nothing worse than dreading a long or tricky walk to your shed when you need it. Make sure it’s near your main property, and create a nice pathway to tie buildings together. 

Check all angles

You need to consider what your shed will look like from all angles and whether it will block anything important, like that gorgeous view you have out of your kitchen. Don’t forget to consider what colour it will be as well. Usually, we suggest matching the colour to the main property, but you may want to make it a feature, which is fine, too. 

Underground utilities

Check what might be underground before finalising the shed placement, as you don’t want to have it built on top of anything important like pipelines or power lines.


Depending on what your shed will be used for, you may want to position it north-facing for increased sunlight exposure. 

Avoid water collection points

Avoid the bottom of a hill or low-lying area where water gathers after a significant rainfall. 

Council regulations

Don’t forget to check with your local council whether there are any restrictions around your chosen placement. Check for things like distance from other buildings or fences, boundaries, exemptions, sizes, etc.