Wooden Shed FAQ

What are the benefits of a Wooden Shed?

Timber sheds are a great addition to any backyard! Here are a few benefits:

  • Attractive looking shed for your back yard
  • Constructed with a full timber frame – this creates a strong shed as well as making it easy to line with ply or attach shelving!
  • Pre-made wall panels means they are one of the easiest garden sheds to install
  • Do not condensate as much as steel garden sheds



Does my Wooden Shed come stained?

No the wooden sheds do not come stained. This is simply because it is a time consuming job and we also don’t know what colour/look you would like!

Once assembled we do recommend staining your shed as this will help prolong the life of the timber You can purchase paint/stain from your local hardware shop and choose the colour to best suit your back yard!


Can I customise my wooden shed?

Yes! The Pinehaven and Cedar sheds are both fully customisable where there length, depth and height can be modified with the option of adding windows, clear roof panels and extra doors.

What flooring option is best for my Wooden Shed?

A timber floor can be purchased at the time of ordering your shed and is the cheaper and easier option when compared to a concrete floor. It is sufficient for any garden shed and adequate for the larger models.

If I want a concrete pad can you lay it for me?

It is best to contact us and discuss. Some of our assemblers will lay concrete pads whereas some won’t, so this depends on what area in NZ you are. Concrete pads are very time consuming and expensive so it can be better to order a timber floor, however, if a concrete pad is a must contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

If I already have a concrete pad can I put my shed directly on it?

Yes you can. However, if your concrete pad is not custom made for your particular shed it will be very difficult to seal and chances are water will seep into your shed. We recommend purchasing a timber floor kitset as well, this will ensure your shed is extremely waterproof.

Do I need to secure my shed?

We recommend always bolting/pegging your shed down! However, the wooden garden sheds are heavy once assembled so may not be necessary. If you are unsure we recommend anchoring your shed down if it is in an exposed/windy area or if you are putting your shed on a concrete floor.

A bolt down kit is used for anchoring your shed to a concrete pad where a peg down kit it used to anchor your shed to grass/dirt.

Do I need building consent for my Wooden Shed?

Check with your local council for placement on your property. But in New Zealand Garden Sheds under 10mdo not require building consent.

Does my Wooden Shed come with assembly instructions?

Yes! If you would like to read these prior to ordering your shed please contact us.

What tools will I need to assemble my shed?

For all timber sheds you will need ground leveling tools, step ladder, tape measure, spirit level, hammer, drill, pop riveter, tin snips, pozi-drive screw driver, 5/16 hex drill bit, 3/8 hex drill bit, 12mm drill bit, 1/8 drill bit and a 2.5mm drill bit. We also recommend hand, eye and foot protection. Do not assemble in wet or windy conditions.

Do you offer an Assembly Service in my area?

Yes! We offer an onsite assembly service in most major towns and cities in NZ. If you are a little bit out the way contact us and we’ll let you know. All areas can be covered, however, there may be a small travel charge.

You can order your shed and assembly online by clicking into the shed you are interested in!


Are Timber Sheds waterproof?

Yes! The Pinehaven and Cedar garden sheds are completely waterproof!

Does my Wooden Shed come in Kitset pack?

Yes! All Sheds and Shelters products come in kitset pack for easy and affordable transport!

Can I put a verandah on my wooden shed?

Yes! Our Timber sheds are very versatile and a Verandah and/or Deck kitset can be purchased with your shed. Most options are available to order online otherwise contact us now for a free Quote.


  • From when we first spoke on the phone and I ordered our shed to the expert installation which was carried out by Alan your installer the experience has been an exceptional one, thank you for the great service!

    Ian Bateman - Puhoi
  • Everything was perfect and the assembly service was brilliant! Thanks for the great shed and service!

  • 7 hours and my Cedar Bentley was all erected, just me and my 9 year old son. The kitset would be the best I have ever worked with so very well done to whomever designed it. It was a pleasure to put it up, an excellent product!

    Doug and Max, Pukekohe
  • Thanks so much for the service!! The shed is fantastic and the assembly was so fast! We are very happy!

    Freyja, Auckland
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    Aaron Dixon - Dentsply NZ, Tauranga
  • I am very satisfied with both of the Cedar sheds I ordered! Sheds and Shelters did the best to satisfy me, so sad others can’t meet the level of service you have set.

    John, Hamilton
  • My Duratuf garden shed is awesome! I even lined the inside with cheap plywood, was quite simple with the wooden timber framing making the assembly process a lot easier.

    J Burrows, Auckland
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    Hennie, Hamilton
  • Thank you again Lance for your help in organising my beautiful Garden Room, very much appreciated. I am very impressed with the Garden Room and assembly service provided!

    B Measures, Hamilton
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    Rachel, Te Awamutu
  • I love my Cedar garden shed! Its discrete and compact, ideal for a small garden.

    Sue, Auckland
  • I am very satisfied with my Pinehaven Shed, it looks great and is very useful. Lindsay, the assembler, did a Fantastic job and even attached the bracket for the washing line!

    James, Christchurch
  • We are very satisfied with our garden shed! It was custom made to fit a smaller space and the process was easy, the shed looks good and the service was great!

    D Hassell, Hamilton
  • I am very glad I chose your product, both Duratuf garden sheds have exceeded my expectation! While a little more expensive than the average the quality exceeds everything I had looked at here in Christchurch. Your assembler did a great job, so good I got him back to help with a fence. I would recommend […]

    G Sellers, Christchurch
  • We are very happy with our new Garden Shed, the whole process was effortless from start to finish!

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  • I am very pleased with my Duratuf garden shed and the Assembly Service was fantastic, would definitely recommend to others! There are some very cheap sheds out there but you pay for what you get!”

    Phil, Christchurch
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    M Corkhill, Auckland
  • Our Formsteel Carport is assembled and looks fantastic, thank you! I found Sheds and Shelters to be an excellent company to deal with right from start to finish, the communication with yourselves and the freight company was excellent! It has been a real pleasure to purchase it from you and the team.