how to move a garden shed

How to Move a Garden Shed: Relocating Storage Spaces Safely

Whether you’re hoping to move from a rented property or a garden shed in a new location is just not working for you, the thought of moving a garden building can be exhausting and daunting. This article will show you how easy it can be to move your shed once and for all so that you’ll never have this problem again.

It’s always best to check whether you need permission to move a garden building yourself, or if it’s something that should be left to the professionals. When hiring a transport company, make sure they are insured and have good reviews about their work.

How to Move your Garden Shed

How to Move your Garden Shed

1. Take off the doors of your shed and place them to one side – you’ll need these later on.

2. Use a couple of bricks or some old blocks to prop up the shed so that you can get underneath it. Remove any concrete blocks if necessary so that you can lift the base easily.

3. Get a couple of friends to help you lift the shed off its foundations. Use some long levers or bars to do this if possible, and make sure that it’s on an even base.

4. Slowly ease the shed from its current location into your vehicle carefully – keep in mind that it will be full of gardening tools and equipment so you don’t want it toppling over!

5. Once you reach your destination, you simply need to position the shed as close as possible to its new home and use a spirit level to check that it’s upright. Try not to make any permanent holes in the ground with blocks or bricks – if necessary, fill them in when you’re done.

6. Use the doors to secure your shed in place and preferably use concrete blocks or similar objects to hold it down securely.

7. You can now enjoy the fruits of your labour, knowing that you have successfully moved a garden building without any problems!

Moving by Forklift

Moving by Forklift

If you plan on moving your shed via forklift truck, try to make sure there is enough space around your garden to drive it. This can be done by removing all obstacles, such as flower beds and fences, from the area you plan to put your shed. It is also a good idea to bring in some other heavy machinery like a digger or bobcat to remove and replace any existing ground, paving or concrete (if necessary). This way it makes it much easier for the forklift truck to get in and out of the garden.

Moving by Crane

If you know someone who can offer you a crane or if you plan on hiring one, make sure that there is enough space around your building. Also, check what restrictions there are for overhead power lines and cables (if these obstruct the path of the crane).

Moving by Flatbed Truck

flatbed truck

If you are using a flatbed truck to move your shed, make sure you have enough manpower to lift it. One person will be required to stand on either side of the shed while another lifts it up and onto the truck. Ensure that there is enough rope or straps available to fasten the shed to the truck so it doesn’t fall off mid-move.

It is a good idea to have a solid base at your new location for your building, so take into consideration the conditions of the ground and whether you will need to get rid of any existing features or obstacles that could get in the way of moving the shed.

Reasons to move garden sheds

If your shed does not receive enough water to keep them warm, you may be wise to relocate it to a safer location. If your shed was built on your grass with natural drainage for rainfall and other moisture, you should raise it one step higher to prevent moisture from spreading.

If you want to remodel your garden landscape, you may also wish to relocate your shed to a more suitable location. The closer your equipment are to you, the quicker they will be returned to you, the more they will be close to your home or yard. To increase efficiency, consider placing a storage container near your property.

Which is easier to move a shed or dismantle it?

shed structure

To remove the shed, you’ll have to take down seven separate panels, move them back to their proper positions, and then reassemble it. I believe moving the shed would need a little more thought. Each lifter weighs 140 kg per person, and there are four of them at each corner.

With two people on either end of the rope, the lift per person will be about 70kg for a short-term lift. Because the shed needed to be relocated about 30 feet and rotated 90 degrees, a preliminary planning and construction process was required. The lifting technique was modified so that the rope ran beneath the shed.

Things to know before moving your shed

With the exception of the 810 or 68-class sheds, no special permission is required. Many regions demand sheds of a certain size and placement. Check to see whether there is a homeowner’s association in your area. In many cases, a storage shed must adhere to additional rules than those required for buildings and other structures.

If you build your shed away from the house, you must follow the local building code and ensure that it remains in a specific location at all times. If you want to construct a shed without obtaining a planning permit, be sure you need one to relocate your storage facility.

You can also check out our posts on How to Insulate a Garden Shed and How to Organise a Garden Shed

Conclusion

shed floor

The process of moving or dismantling can be risky if not handled properly and it is recommended that if you are in doubt, seek advice from a specialist in the area. In addition, you should not attempt to do it yourself without experience.

If this is something you feel confident in doing by yourself, make sure that there are no overhead wires or cables when the shed is being moved from your garden. Proper research and planning will ensure a smooth operation.

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