Should you build or buy a shed

IF you are handy with tools and around the home, you may want to consider building your own shed.

This will take time, but you could save money.

First consider the type of shed you need.

Plastic sheds are the most affordable and are usually durable and weather resistant.

Higher-end plastic sheds may be more expensive, however, they last longer and need no upkeep. They are also easy to assemble and won't rust or rot.

A good-quality wooden shed costs more to build, depending on the timber used. But timber is also vulnerable to the weather and insects.

Steel sheds are light and very solid and often favoured by rural producers when considering storage options.

It's difficult to damage metal and is longer-lasting than any other structure. Use a concrete base that is solid, square and flat.