Things To Consider When Buying A Shed House

Today, a lot of people have bought into the idea of shed houses as an alternative to traditional houses. Shed homes are an affordable way to own a house and live independently from family. As a result, shed houses have become a trend in Australia in recent times. If you’re considering joining the trend, here are the things you need to keep in mind.

Zoning Laws

Different areas have different law restrictions for sheds, whether regarding size or placement. Therefore, before getting a shed house, contact your local zoning authority to enquire about zoning law restrictions for sheds in Tweed Heads. These restrictions may affect where you place the shed, the size and design of the shed, as well as how the shed is constructed. Additionally, if you are a member of a homeowner’s association, check its bylaws regarding sheds.

Size and Style

When getting a shed house, the size will be very important. Whether you’re building the house yourself or hiring a professional, you can choose different sizes depending on your needs and the space available. Similarly, you will also have a wide variety of styles to choose from.

Price vs Quality

One common problem that buyers experience is getting drawn to the lowest price. This often leads to the purchase of low-quality items that don’t last. Similarly, when buying a shed, it’s better to add a few hundred dollars for a sturdy shed house made with high-quality materials than choosing the cheapest options. Remember that the shed house is a long-term investment, and hence, should be built to last.


Sheds are built with different materials, mainly wood, metal, and plastic. When buying a shed, it’s important to consider the material as each material has its pros and cons. Wooden sheds are attractive in appearance, easy to customise, strong, and durable. However, wood is not insect-resistant, and some types of wood may rot. Metal sheds are insect-resistant, durable, and strong. However, they may rust. Plastic sheds are insect, rot, and rust-resistant, portable, and low maintenance. However, they are not sturdy.

Roof Construction

The roof of your shed house should be strong enough to withstand winds, heavy rain, and other elements. Therefore, ensure that the shed builder uses roofing materials that comply with Australia standards. 


Weather conditions can be detrimental to sheds. Therefore, when getting a shed house, you should consider if the shed will be able to withstand the weather conditions in Tweed Heads. For instance, JELCON supplies COLORBOND sheds that are able to tolerate the harsh Australian climate.

Design Considerations

There are many shed designs that you can select for your shed house. Consider how your new house will compliment your lifestyle. What styles and finishes would you like your shed house to have? Do you want it to stand out or blend in with the surroundings? 

Decorative Details

Although a shed house is characterised by simplicity, you shouldn’t limit your creativity. Consider if the shed can be customised to include your decorative features such as downlights and ceiling fans. Look for extra features that will improve your comfort. You may also want to add some exterior features such as shutters and decorative trim.

Construction: DIY or Professional?

Do you prefer to construct the house yourself or have it done by a professional? If you are handy and wish to save some money, order a shed kit that comes with assembly instructions. You will have a ton of different shed designs and styles to choose from. If you prefer to have it constructed by a professional, choose a local company with a good reputation.  

Ready to Get a Shed House?

If you have decided to get a shed house in Tweed Heads, contact JELCON Sheds and Roofing. We will design a unique shed house that fits your needs and space. We design, supply, and install affordable, premium quality shed houses. We also supply shed kits with different shed designs and styles for those who want to DIY. Get in touch with our friendly team of experts today and let us help you through the process.

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