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Top Tips when Planning a Boat or Caravan Shed

26 October 2023

Your Ultimate Guide to Designing the Perfect Caravan or Boat Shed

Ahoy, adventure seekers and caravan enthusiasts! We've got the lowdown on creating the ultimate haven for your beloved vehicles. It's time to turn your caravan or boat shed dreams into reality, and we're here to help you set sail on this fantastic journey.

Totalspan's top tips when starting to plan your own Caravan or Boat Shelter:

1. Size and Layout

  • Determine the size of the shed based on the dimensions of your caravan or boat and any additional storage or workspace requirements.
  • Plan for extra space for walkways, storage shelves, and tools.
  • Consider the layout for easy access and manoeuvrability. It is always better to allow for additional clearance than you think you need.
  • Determine what type of structure you would like. At Totalspan, we offer a wide range of options, and we're ready to collaborate with you to find the ideal shed for your boat or caravan, tailored to your budget.

2. Council Approvals

Before embarking on your shed-building adventure, make sure you're on solid legal ground. Check with your local council or read our ‘Guide to Council Approvals: Shed Edition'. Or even better, call your local Totalspan team as they are the experts on your local process.


3. Security

The high seas can be treacherous, and unfortunately so can some neighbourhoods. Invest in secure locking mechanisms and security features to protect your valuable assets.

4. Accessibility

What's the point of having a shed if you can't easily access your beloved ride? Plan for wide doors, ramps, and even a convenient driveway. Getting in and out should be as smooth as a calm sea on a sunny day.

5. Shelving and Storage

Your shed isn't just for your caravan or boat; it's also a treasure chest for your gear and equipment. Design and install shelves and storage systems to keep everything organised.

Resource: Easy Guide to Maximising Storage Space in Your Shed

6. Lighting

You don't want to fumble around in the dark when you're preparing for your next adventure. Ensure your shed is well-lit, both naturally and artificially. Consider skylights and additional windows for natural lighting.

7. Aesthetics

Your shed should complement your property's overall design. After all, it's an extension of your home! Make it aesthetically pleasing, whether it's visible from your house or the entire neighbourhood. We have a wide range of colour options and styles. We will work with you to ensure you get the best shed for your needs!

8. Insulation

If you plan to use your shed for extended periods, consider insulating the walls and roof. This helps regulate temperature and prevents moisture build-up. Your caravan or boat will thank you!

9. Future Needs

Think ahead! Consider potential future needs and expansion. Your shed should be adaptable to your evolving adventures.

10. Budget

Before you set sail on your shed-building journey, establish a budget. Prioritise your needs and wants based on your financial resources and ensure a smooth journey.

With Totalspan, you're not just building a shed; you're crafting the ultimate haven for your beloved caravan or boat. So, what are you waiting for? Let's turn your caravan or boat shed dreams into reality! Contact us today on 1300 15 15 25 or fill in an online contact form and set sail on this incredible journey.

Who can? Totalspan!