Aussie Sheds- Why Australians Love Their Sheds

Aussie Sheds- Why Australians Love Their Sheds

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There is no doubt that Aussie Sheds are the backyard icon of this country.

Aussies love their sheds. We are always receiving stories and photos from our customers who are sharing what they have done with their sheds. Below is a sample of the best stories in our Cheap Sheds book “Backyard Dreams Brought to Life” To download the whole book Click Here.


Scott Price – Dream Home

Cheap Shed 3m x 1.52m Shed
Location: QLD

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I sit here writing my story today as the proud owner of an Aussie Shed!!! Having just built a brand new home, there are certain items that need to be ticked off – the shed is clearly one of those!

You will see my story develop through my pictures below. My poor car trapped out in the elements because without a shed only one car can fit into the garage (and as everyone husband knows, the wife makes the decision – so hers got the comfort of the garage).

With any new house, the yard work can take some time – the shed had its home picked the minute that the yard was formed. The finished product for my shed – I would have taken pictures of the construction phase but it went up so quick and easy we missed the opportunity for photos!

So why do I love my shed – I started with a bare patch of dirt/mud, a garage so full of yard tools and other items that I could not park my car and the general unhappiness that transpires when a man is without his shed. With the help of this shed not only can I now park my car in my garage, not only does the dirt/mud patch now have a fantastic shed on it, but everything I need is now exactly where I need them.

 

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Brendan- We Love Our Aussie Shed

Absco Regent 1.52m x 1.44m Shed
Location: NSW

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When looking for a covering, for the pump that runs our pool, an Absco Regent garden shed was the perfect stylish tool.

Our Aussie shed, it looked so good, a real force to be reckoned So we got onto the Cheap Sheds team and ordered us a second.

Our sheds are built so Aussie tough to survive all types of weather, It only took three hours tops to put two sheds together.

So when you‟re in the market for a shed that has it all, pick out your shed, pick up your phone, and give Cheap sheds a call!


Gavin – A Job Well Done

Cheap Shed 3m x 2.26m Shed
Location: NSW

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After a few months of comparing sheds with competitors, the shed I wanted came on sale with cheap sheds. I had never bought anything like this online before and was a little hesitant at first, but the entire process was a breeze. After placing the order I received an email with pickup instructions and a courtesy phone call just to “touch base.” Delivery to the depot was within a week, well packaged and in good condition. Once I got my shed home, assembly really was a piece of cake. After reading some of the other reviews online I was a bit sceptical about it being so easy, but it really was! Of about the 300 screws holding it together, only about 3 or 4 needed “a little help”. I couldn’t believe how well made and easy it was to assemble… By myself too!! I built my shed on top of a paved area, up nice and high off the ground and installed a solar shed light too, in case I need to tinker about in the evening. The door is nice and wide, and strong too! I have all my gardening things and a few other boxes inside, and there is still a bit of room leftover to fill up with more stuff.

I have told all my friends how happy I am with my new shed and am still recommending them whenever the opportunity comes up. It’s great that Cheap Sheds actually did EXACTLY what they said they would. I’m very, very happy! THANK YOU CHEAPSHEDS. In my photos, I am with 12 my 8-month-old daughter Maclyn. She loves coming down and hanging onto the chicken coop talking to “her” chickens.


Dean – The Batcave

Absco Premier Woodland Grey 3m x 1.52m Shed
Location: VIC

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My son Luke was begging me for a Bat-Cave so I thought about digging a big hole under our house, but then I remembered Cheap Sheds and figured he could have a Bat-Shed for a few years then we could convert it into a more regular shed when his bat days are over. He loves playing in it with his little sister Asha (AKA robin) and they are forever rounding up the neighbour’s kids as prisoners! The shed is awesome, we all had fun making the concrete base and it was really easy to put together. I‟m not sure when I‟ll get my shed back, but I realise I might have to buy another one to make my own “Man-Cave”.


Stephen – A Place for the Sister in Law

Spanbilt YardSaver 2.45m x 2.8m Shed
Location: SA

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Searched everywhere for the right size and right price, eventually found what I was looking for. I have absolutely no idea when it comes to being a handyman so I got a mate to help me and I was his diligent apprentice. However, the instructions were so easy not even I could stuff it in. In fact, my wife and I ended up finishing it by doing the door and the anchor bolts. Too easy, love it, great size get lots in, it was so good in fact my sister-in-law came over for a few days and stayed in it and I have the photos to prove it!! Only joking. She was there for a few weeks 🙂


Glen – The Toilet Shed

Absco Regent 1.52m x 1.44m Shed
Location: VIC

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I am a Motor Mechanic by trade and as a mechanic does I fix a few cars at home. Every time I needed to go to the toilet I had to go inside the house. My wife kept getting frustrated with me leaving footprints and grease marks in the house on the way to the toilet. So I came with the idea to build an outdoor toilet. I bought a shed from you guys and erected it behind my garage. I framed and plastered the inside of the shed but it wasn’t enough for my liking. So I tiled all the walls and floor. Fitted a toilet, hand basin and a mirror. To top it off I fitted a little instant hot water tap for those cold wintery days. It looks awesome and everyone who comes over freaks out when they open the shed door to find a toilet!!!


Dave – Mans Best Friend

Spanbilt YardPro 2.6m x 4.4m Workshop Shed
Location: WA

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Love my shed especially the height for a backyard shed 2.4 meters. I have a 16-year-old blind and deaf Shetland sheepdog and whenever I open the shed door he wanders in to help. He lies at the work front getting covered in sawdust and when it’s knock off time out he comes.


Pat Laird – A Wild Life Hero

Absco Aviary 2.26m x 1.48m Aviary
Location: NSW

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I love my shed/aviary because since I purchased it I have been able to be an active member of Sydney Wildlife. I rescue native animals and rehabilitate them so they can be released back into the wild. Since March when I bought the aviary I have rescued at least 60 possums both ringtails and brushtails, tawny frogmouths, kookaburras, rainbow lorikeets, cockatoos, bandicoots, a feathertail glider, magpies, wood ducks and pacific black ducks. The aviary is never empty. At the moment I have 20 possums, 19 of which are babies that we have raised, some from less than 80gms. The babies love being able to run around the aviary at night and learn to find their own food in safety. This aviary has been perfect. The service when I bought was great and the price was right. Thank you for helping me help these native animals. Hopefully, we can keep our native animals thriving and be there in the future for our kids and their kids as well. PS. As I was writing this I had another 2 calls to rescue injured possums…It never stops!!


Rodney P – Motorbike Workshop

Absco 5.6m x 5.5m Double Garage
Location: NSW

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I purchased an Absco double garage and my boys helped me put it up making it a family shed, as every man needs his shed. It was a pleasure to install with easy step-by-step instructions. My sons have pulled their motorbike apart in the shed while we are finishing the trims, they couldn’t wait to use it. My wife says to put a bed in there and move into it. I don’t know what I was doing without this shed. Thank you, Cheap Sheds and thank you Krisztian for your ongoing support.


Leanne B- His and Her Sheds

Duramax Vinyl Shed 2.39m x 1.6m Shed
Location: QLD

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In marriage, my husband and I share many things. We share our house, our cars, the parenting and nurturing of our children, the roles, and other responsibilities which come with running a household, the king-sized bed in our bedroom and even, under extreme circumstances, the sharing of a toothbrush… We will, however, NOT SHARE A SHED and that is precisely why we bought TWO IDENTICAL SHEDS from Cheap Sheds earlier this year. With well-set out instructions and precise parts, we managed to build the sheds without a divorce. „His‟ shed has become his „man cave‟ with all his tools and sports equipment neatly organised within. My shed has become my „gardening haven‟ where I can keep all my gardening equipment and materials in perfect order. In total harmony we work side by side, both enjoying the additional space our vinyl sheds are providing. After 20 years of marriage, my husband and I have learnt that some things in life are worth sharing and some things are not… the sharing of a shed is not one of them, but the SHARING OF A LOVELY HOLIDAY in BALI certainly would be!


Garth P – Safe From the Storm

Spanbilt YardSaver Smooth Cream 42 1.4m x 0.7m
Location: QLD

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Having a home with a water frontage on the Sunshine Coast, we have a lot of outdoor furniture. This furniture has many large cushions. We don‟t want to leave these cushions out in the weather when not being used. I looked at many storage solutions before deciding on a small shed. I searched the web and found Cheap Sheds. They offered a large range of shed sizes at the best prices. I ordered the size shed I felt was best for my requirement. Some days later I picked it up at a local depot and soon had it built. The instructions were extremely easy to follow and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of putting it together. It is now over six months since it was built and it perfectly satisfies our storage requirement. This shed provides easy access, keeps the cushions out of all weather and out of sight. What‟s more it looks good. We are amazed at how he can tell when the shed is open he is a good old fella.


Mark- Happy Sheds… Happy us

Durabuilt EasyShed 3.75m x 1.9m
Shed and Pool Pump Cover
Location: NSW

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We needed an awesome shed to keep all of out gardening tools in. When it was built a huge storm hit, and I was super worried as I’d forgotten to anchor the shed down… But in the morning the solidly built shed (built by me). Lol was still intact and hadn’t moved an inch…..Woo hoo… Hooray for the awesome shed…. oh, and we loved it so much we decided to buy a matching pool cover…. Happy sheds… Happy us


John – Carport Saves the Day

Absco Skillion Carport 5.5m x 5.5m
Location: NSW

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Built a house 3 years ago and had nowhere to put our cars out of the weather, had a look on eBay and found a double carport that we kept out eye on for over a year. Once we had the money we bought it (great service by cheap sheds). Had a great weekend putting it up with the help of our neighbour and now our cars are safe and protected from the weather, we love our cars and love our carport 🙂


Thava – Backyard Astronomer

Absco Pool Pump Cover 1.52m x 1.52m Pool Pump Cover
Location: WA

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I was looking at building an astronomy observatory in my back yard for a while to house my Astro imaging telescope system. I had a tough time to find an economical solution as most of the professional observatories were in the above $5000 range. One day while sharing my plan with a friend, he suggested exploring the possibility of using a Pool Pump Cover/Shed and I found your website and by chance, the dimensions were just right. I purchased it and it worked superbly as I was able to store my telescope safely when not in use and in just 5 minutes my telescope is ready to shoot Astro-images in the nights. It saved me a lot of setup time for imaging and help me fine-tune the whole systems accuracy. I have also uploaded some images of my first light images with this observatory you have supplied me. Thank you for this great shed that works well as an Astronomical observatory. I am very sure many armature astronomers will find the similar use for such sheds in future as I share with them my experience. Thank you & Cheers!


Renee – Sheds are NOT ‘Secret Men’s Business’

Spanbilt YardSaver 1.41m x 0.72m Shed
Location: NSW

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Finding the right shed doesn’t have to be Secret Men’s Business. It was a tough call to create storage in a three-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a building in inner Sydney. There was a small irregular-shaped space on the deck tucked away out of sight in the shade. It was a bit of a dead zone. So I looked online everywhere to find a shed that would: – Fit snugly under a body corporate-controlled metal canopy – Fit inside an immovable wall and a metal pole – Be lockable – Be waterproof and weatherproof without being permanently attached to the walls or floor – Be a great colour that wouldn’t make the corner of the deck any darker or somber. I was thrilled to find a cost effective shed that ticked this long list of requirements and was quick to assemble. The customer service at Cheap Sheds was superb and it’s easy to recommend this great business to friends and colleagues. Thanks again for a perfect solution to a tricky challenge. 55 Joshua Radloff – Happy


John S – MY SHED!

Absco Premier Pale Eucalypt 3m x 3m Shed
Location: VIC

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You want a story on MY SHED; I‟ll give you a story all right.

One fine afternoon I was basking in the warm sun and thought to myself -”self you need a shed” and as always I agreed with myself, so that was settled. “Where will I put it,” I asked? There was a perfect spot but the kids‟ cubby house was there. “Why not knock down the cubby,” I asked myself, “the kids are gone and they don‟t use it anymore” (mind you, they are both in their thirties now and have not lived at home for yonks) so the demolishing of the cubby started. Off came the tin roof; off came the weatherboard walls, the Masonite interior walls, out with the timber flooring and then to the framework. Well, butter me both sides when it came to the framework all I could do was smash everything as I had built it so solidly that hurricane Tracy would not have moved it, no wonder it lasted well over 20 years.

After 2 days of demolishing and trips to the tip it was done……ahh the site was bare. Now the fun part, picking a shed.

Once I had decided on an Absco shed I said to myself “Why don‟t you get on the net and check out sizes and prices John” (my name is John so I knew I was speaking to the right person).”Good idea I thought”. A 3×3 Premier 30301GK Shed with a written 20-year warranty in Pale Eucalypt was my pick. Why pale eucalypt did you ask? Well, it blends very well with the garden and most importantly 37 it goes with my eyes. You see I have brown eyes (steady on), eyes are brown and when I stand near my shed I really look cool. (You know with the brown and pale eucalypt complimenting one another…. even Brad Pitt would be jealous I bet). I am such a cool dude now, I might have to get myself a pale eucalypt jumpsuit next. (For when I stand near my shed with my eyes).

Back to the facts…looking, looking, and looking on the net. What‟s this Cheap Sheds have a great price for my shed and a BONUS to boot. “You little beauty, , the great deal,” I said to me again. “Great price, free anchors and a free skylight this is the one for me”. So buy it I did, and a great deal I got. Bing… you have mail, my computer informed me. Mmmmm Cheap Sheds confirming my order. Bing again… later the same day, this time, Cheap Sheds advising that I should expect the delivery within, I think, it was by about 10 days.

Bing on the 2nd day and it was Cheap Sheds sending me instructions and videos on how I should install my shed ” Hey this mob is good ” I said to myself. (I talk to me a lot). Well, shiver my timbers if on the 3rd day I don‟t get a call from the transport company advising me MY SHED was here in Melbourne and would I like to collect it. “You little ripper I‟ll be down in the next hour”. I flew down to the transport company with my trailer attached to get my precious cargo, I hit 60 k‟s an hour at times (you see I took the Freeway hence the fast speed…good things Freewa if it wasn’t for all the cars).

Well, my baby was home and this SNAPTiTE assembly made it a piece of cake to put together (I like chocolate cake …you guessed it …because it goes with my eyes). 38 Had a mate help me put it up…. it was a breeze to put up. Till the roof. dum, da dum dum. “What was wrong with the roof?” you ask yourself …you know how I know you asked yourself that question ….well I have this camera you see and I‟m watching you read this…so be careful what you think…I can seeeee youuuu. NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH THE STUPID ROOF…. it‟s just that some smartie assembled it the wrong way around, even after watching the videos and reading the instructions. I was on the phone straight away “Hello Cheap Sheds I have this problem” I said. They said, ” You might be better off speaking to ABSCO themselves they have more technical knowledge, here is their number”. Well the rep from ABSCO was most helpful and PROBLEM SOLVED the roof was re-assembled and installed the right way. (tell you what… that SNAP TiTE system really locks tight).

MY SHED is up and looking beautiful (it really does go well with my eyes) it is slowly starting to fill up. It now babysits my mower, brushcutter, blower and chainsaw and the wheelbarrow and now the good wife wants a cupboard in MY SHED so she can put her jars in there…. imagine jars yuk …in a mans shed..how embarrassing. She should get a shed of her own and make it a girlie shed (She‟s got blue eyes..I wonder what colour shed she would get?).

Oh, gotta tell you. My darling is a smoker (unfortunately) but she smokes outside and has a good view of MY SHED, so the other night I took all our solar garden lights and put them around MY SHED so she could see it in the dark…. it looked ace all lit up. She reckons I‟m mad and made me put the lights back (spoil sport). 39 So here I sit now with my brown eyes adoring my Pale Eucalypt shed and having a quiet beer waiting for my matching jumpsuit to arrive…this is heaven every man should have a Cheap Sheds shed.


David G- A Shed for His ‘Toys’

Durabuilt EasyShed 4.5m x 3m Shed
Location: QLD

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Thanks to our new shed everybody‟s happy, Dave has a new home for all his “Toys”, sorry tools, also room for the garden tools, we have a table & chairs out front for the workers. Our new shed gives us everything we want & more its looks great. Our friends are impressed at how quick it was to assemble and how good it looks.


Kelly – Catering for Storage Needs

Absco Regent 1.52m x 1.44m Shed
Location: NSW

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Needed a storage shed for our expanding home-based catering business. I resisted for a couple of years, I kept imaging a boring, metallic shed and did not want this in my garden. After some convincing from hubby (chef), I did some research. I was very excited to discover your sheds in the exact size and even colour to match our weatherboard cottage trim. Ordering, Delivery and construction were all hassle free (actually, the construction was a family affair with me instructing teenage son and husband with teenage daughter on coffee duty). The shed is perfect, looks great and of course, performs its duty as a storage shed.


Peter – A Place for Peace

Absco Aviary 2.26m x 1.48m Aviary
Location: NSW

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My aviary is a home away from home. It has become my sanctuary where I can escape my problems and my family who can sometimes become overwhelming. It has allowed my to house my own family of budgies and through its easy instructions how quickly it was built, meaning it was painless. The aviary is in the area, which you can allow yourself to be absorbed in the pure beauty of animals and I know it will protect them, as it is strong and durable. I love my aviary and it has become an important addition to my family.


Ricky R – Top Class

Absco Workshop 6m x 3m Shed
Location: QLD

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I am absolutely thrilled with my Absco Shed it is everything I wanted plus more. It is such a nice looking shed that it is now the stand-out feature of the back yard. We moved from Cooloola Cove Qld to Kingaroy Qld and didn’t‟t have anywhere the amount of storage space we had and when I saw this shed on the cheap sheds Internet site I knew this would solve my problems. It really is a top class quality shed at a very reasonable price and I have highly recommended Cheap Sheds to all my friends and family. My daughter and grandson live with us and the little fellow is proud that he can park his lawn mower next to pops along with all his other garden toys. (lol hope he is this helpful when he gets older). I would just like to finish by saying what a great business Cheap Sheds is, the standard of customer service is above anywhere else I have encountered and hope to do business in the near future when I would like to purchase a garage.


Anna – Moving Solutions

Cheap Shed 3m x 3m Shed
Location: WA

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My partner spent all last week building the paver foundation and putting our shed together. It looks awesome! It’s exactly what we were after. The updates throughout and overall service was excellent and I would definitely recommend Cheap Sheds to anyone looking for one. We are using our shed for garden supplies as well as general storage and I can’t wait to fill it up this weekend. It would mean the world to us at the moment to get the opportunity to win something like this, as we would love to move my mother over from NZ to live with us here. We are actually going to use the shed to store a lot of our stuff that we are in the process of sending over from Christchurch, as well as gardening bits and bob like the wheelbarrow and lawnmower etc. My mum suffers from chronic arthritis, is on an invalid’s benefit and is now by herself in Christchurch as both my brother and I moved away to Perth and London respectively. It would be up to us financially to move her so should we win the money I would be able to pay for her relocation. It would honestly be a huge weight off my mind knowing she’s here with us, her family. We have been living in Perth for 5 years now and are loving life here. Thanks, Cheap Sheds 🙂


Greg H- Big Old Shed

Location: QLD

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Oh how I love my big shed I dream of it all the time
Nice and clean and oh so organised
Benches shelves and storage space abound
Tool sand screws all have a home
But when I roll up the doors Reality kicks – boy what a mess
Filled full with everything I even had the kitchen sink
Can you take this to the shed? She screams all the time
More and more I must fit
So she can store all her own things
You know the stuff she needs
But doesn’t want to be stuffed under her bed?
I dream I dream of that day
How I wish I had the room for a new project or two
No room to turn, no tools to be found
Oh, how I dream of another shed.
When I have my very own shed
That fabled men retreat now that’d be a treat
To have the room to swing a wrench
To find what I need before I forget the task
No more cursing and moving things about
Check it out – its just full full full
Maybe a few more Aussie sheds – one each for the kids
You‟ll always be short a shed or two
But you’ll always love the one you have
Just stop filling it with all that mess!


 

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