Hiring a company that doesn’t deal with building permits.
One of the first questions you should ask is ‘Do you handle permits?’ Hiring a company that leaves this up to you will leave you vulnerable to council regulations that you won’t see coming.
Overlooking frame thickness.
The thickness of the steel in your shed or garage is an important thing to take note of. Cheaper shed companies will use thin C-shaped steel that it more likely to be damaged by severe weather. Look for a company that offers RHS frames, which are thicker, stronger, and enclosed all the way around.
Buying a shed kit.
Shed kits are often fine, but it’s best to find a company that is able to adjust the needs to your shed depending on the location you decide to build.
A really good shed is built specifically for the location it will end up.
Building too small.
Storage space always takes up more room than you expect. If any part of your shed or garage is going to be used for storage, immediately increase the allocated storage room by about 50%.
If you’re hiring a shed builder, their experience is crucial. If they’ve built sheds before, they’ll know the different options, costs & factors. They’ll also have a good idea of what people end up appreciating about a shed – the small things that inexperienced builders overlook.
12 Of The Most Amazing Factories & Warehouses
From the Volkswagen Tower to the Amazon Warehouse, there truly are some incredible factories and warehouses across the globe. These unique business warehouses will inspire you and your company.
Volkswagen Car Towers, Wolfsburg Germany
There are two of these amazing spectacles, towers that spiral up and up completely filled with brand new cars. These car houses are operated by house technology which automatically moves cars from the VW’s Wolfsburg plant to the towers, and on to the customer center to be collected by their owners.
Bank of England’s Vault Beneath London
This is possibly the richest warehouse in the world. The vault is located under central London, and contains 4,600 tons of gold which add up to be worth around 166 billion British Pounds.
DB Schenker’s Warehouse, Germany
DB Shenker being one of the largest logistics companies in the world has an extremely impressive selection of warehouses. This photograph is taken by Christian Stoll.
National Archives Winsford, Cheshire
This expansive salt mine located in Winsford is the size of 700 football pitches and currently stretches 100 miles long, still growing. The mine has a dry and stable condition that provides perfect conditions for storing National Archives such as Confidential government files.
Google Data Center, Georgia
The warehouse is as colourful as google itself. This was originally a cooling plank in Douglas County Georgia but has been taken over by Google, who have painted the pipes in order to distinguish which is which and just for fun.
Champagne Warehouse, France
Here the finest champagnes in the world are held and stored in underground warehouses such as this one in Reims. The champagnes are allowed to mature for up to 20 years in the warehouses.
The Abandoned Solviet Space Center
The huge aircraft hangar is located near Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. although it is now abandoned, it still makes for an impressive photograph by Ralph Mirebs.
Constellation Europe, United Kingdom
The warehouse Constellation Europe is the largest wine warehouse in the whole of Europe. It stores 57 million bottles continually.
Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant Toulouse
The A380 aircraft is built in the the Jean-Luc Lagardere Plant. As these are the largest airliners in the world, it takes about 1.32 million square feet to have sufficient space to be able to build one of these planes.
Amazon is a huge company selling anything you could imagine, known as the worlds largest retailer. This huge house of wonder holds a myriad of different products sold to online customers.
Meyer Werft, Papenburg Germany
Meyer Werft is a shipping and cargo port warehouse that holds some of the largest cruise ships in the world. There has been around 700 ships build in the warehouse which is 678,0000 sq ft.
M & S Warehouse, Castle Donington
Marks and Spencer’s warehouse was opened in 2003 in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. The warehouse is 900, 000 sq ft, and handles all of the company’s online orders and deliveries.
The Incredible Work of Hasan Novrozi
Hasan Novrozi is an Iranian sculptor who uses left-over mechanic scraps to create astoundingly beautiful and complex works of art.
Pieces like the famous Pegasus statue take thousands of hours of work, piecing together metal with a welding painstakingly.
Take a look at some photos of the astounding detail of these artworks, or visit Hasan’s facebook page.
To get some ideas & inspiration for your next equestrian build, take a look at our previous builds.