Plan a tool shed yourself

The size of a property and the scope of manual and maintenance activities determine the need for aids and tools. When planning yourself, a tool shed should be able to hold more than the current stock. In addition, there are well thought-out solutions for the constant accessibility of all stored goods.

External and fundamental factors

Before a tool shed is built, the dimensions, the type of construction and the location are in the foreground. The following factors lead to initial solutions:

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  • For example, if the floor is to be fixed over the entire surface with a foundation?
  • The tool shed can be attached to a house wall or garage?
  • Is a building permit and / or the consent of neighbors required for the planned construction method and size?
  • Should a prefabricated door be bought or should we build the door ourselves??
  • Is a wooden beam construction with board cladding or a metal shed made of sheet metal planned?? Should a flat or gable roof be put on?
  • The access must or should be fixed so that a lawnmower, for example, can easily be rolled?

Interior decoration and access

The design of the interior cannot be separated from the size planning. The top priority is always easy access to all stored goods. When setting up the equipment shed, preparatory lists help assign the stored goods to the possible types of storage.

In a poorly planned tool shed, many disruptive objects have to be cleared to the side in order to get to the desired objects. In general, a space tolerance of around twenty percent is recommended. It gives you the space to get to all corners and places even when the lawnmower is set and the tools are full.

A "junky" tool shed is a recurring nuisance. Therefore, when planning yourself, it is advisable to create an organizational basic order that is self-sufficient. Sufficient storage space in different shapes ensures that the utensils almost "as if by themselves" always end up in the same and familiar place.

Pay attention to safety because of sharp-edged, pointed and tripping hazards

The blades, cutters and points of axes, hatchets, secateurs, hoes and lawn mowers and loose rakes and tripping handles of tools create a considerable risk of injury. They must be placed in the tool shed in such a way that they cannot fall and do not protrude into the areas of movement and grip of the user.

Tips & Tricks If you want to rededicate a tool shed for use, you have to clarify the approval situation again for a function as a garden or greenhouse.

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