What to Look for in a Custom Design Shed Builder

10 / 03 / 2024
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Custom Design

Choosing the right shed for your property is not as easy as it sounds. Many factors must be considered, from location and access to size and style. While plenty of outstanding kit-set sheds are available, like the ones we stock at Central North Island Sheds, sometimes a custom design is the best fit for your needs. 


Once you have decided on a custom option, the next step is to select a builder. The crew that designs and builds your custom design sheds ultimately determines the service and quality you receive. In this guide, we outline the key factors to consider when choosing a builder, ensuring you make an informed decision and have peace of mind throughout the project.

Why Choose A Custom Shed?

As New Zealand’s premier destination for high-quality custom design sheds, we understand the benefits of this approach. Custom design sheds come in all shapes and sizes and are tailored to your unique lifestyle and taste, allowing you to find the perfect solution to your needs. 


The beauty of a bespoke design is flexibility and versatility. Want extra storage for your equestrian gear? Need specialised shelving for your tools? Looking for a small attached side shed? No problem – we can make it happen. We excel at producing designs of every kind, including barns, carports, garages, farm buildings, sleepouts, games rooms, offices and workshops. You name it, we’ll do it. For a more durable, beautiful shed that is made for your space, you can’t go wrong with a custom design.

Trust the Experts 

The first factor to consider when looking for a custom-designed shed builder is who will assist you throughout the process. You deserve a team you can trust to not just meet but exceed your expectations. 


At Central North Island Sheds, our highly skilled builders have extensive experience working on all kinds of projects. Their design, manufacturing, and installation skills are second to none, and they possess the industry knowledge needed to make important decisions about your build. 


For example, they know that a quality frame is crucial to ensuring a robust, long-lasting shed and that every shed requires unique framing to function optimally. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that they are trained to assess and determine accurate framing dimensions for best-in-show outcomes. 

An End-to-End Service

Your custom design shed builder should take care of all stages of the construction process, from the initial conception stages to post-build checks. When you work with us, you will experience a dedicated end-to-end service, with projects fully managed from start to finish by our terrific team.


Wondering why we manage every aspect of our projects? The answer is quality control. Because we are committed to upholding the highest standards, we design, engineer and manufacture our superior sheds on-site at our location in Taumarunui. This ensures each stage is executed to perfection, and we stay across the timing and administration.

Our Process

We follow a simple, proven, efficient, and easy-to-understand system. Here is what you can expect when working with our talented team.


  • Initial Assessment: We will thoroughly assess what you want from your shed and how we can best deliver it. This includes covering any specific customisations you require. 


  • Specifications: Next, we will determine the size and layout of your new build, ensuring a functional, stylish outcome you will love.


  • Material Selection: We will select the materials for your shed and keep you updated along the way to ensure we meet your budget and style preferences.


  • Consents: We handle any consents and regulatory permissions required from the local council so you can simply sit back and enjoy the experience. 


  • Construction: Once we have an attractive finalised design, we begin constructing your new shed. Our network of professional builders extends country-wide for your convenience. 

Superior Quality

Another important element you need to consider is the quality of your shed. In New Zealand we have a range of weather factors to consider, including intense UV rays, strong winds and exposure to salt from the ocean. 


Your shed needs to be able to withstand the harshest elements, which is why we use the toughest New Zealand-made materials and stringently follow all New Zealand Building Code requirements. Our custom-designed sheds are built to last and made right here in Aotearoa for the ultimate in quality.  

Product Warranties

Have confidence by choosing a company that provides quality guarantees. We offer a 50-year structural main frame warranty and a 15-year cladding warranty for your peace of mind. We are also certified by ShedSafe™, which is the industry benchmark for manufactured steel sheds. 


This means you can be assured that we only provide safe sheds that have addressed site-specific environmental factors in their design and construction. We take into account elements, including the surrounding topography and terrain and the risk of severe weather events.

Let’s Build Your Dream Custom Design Shed

Are you seeking a premium custom shed built by the people who know sheds best? Look no further. We will remove stress and connect you with a unique shed that meets your vision. Find the perfect builder for your custom shed project. Contact us for a list of trusted professionals!