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Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, I wonder where the birdies is? Yes, it’s nearly spring, so you haven’t got much time to whip your backyard into shape! Okay, we’ll concede that it’s probably not that urgent … and there’s a fair chance that your backyard isn’t...

You’re making a decent investment by getting a shed, even before you start using it or storing anything in it, so don’t skimp on its foundations. If you don’t start with a nice, solid, stable base, you might soon find things shifting, and it’s not great...

Over the years, we’ve asked a lot of people why they bought a Stilla shed. While there’s been the occasional unique answer, 19 times out of 20 we’re not surprised to hear their reasons. If we were to paraphrase the most common answers, they’d be along...

You might have heard something about Marie Kondo. In case you haven’t, she’s a Japanese ‘organising consultant’ who’s written four books about organising and decluttering. In the description of her show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Netflix refers to her as a ‘world-renowned tidying expert’ and...

Our sheds are designed to take your backyard storage to the next level, while adding something extremely practical to your home life. We’ve spent years refining our shed designs to make them easier to manufacture, transport, and assemble, and have dedicated ourselves to making and supplying...

We’re quite comfortable claiming that we make and sell outstanding sheds, perhaps the best you’ll find in Australia. The positive feedback we get from our satisfied customers backs up our confidence. However, we realise that offering a great product doesn’t automatically mean that people will choose our...

Santa’s mailbag is filling up fast, and you’ve got less than eight weeks left to get him your Christmas wish list. In case you’re struggling to come up with some good ideas, we’re here to help … in the most shederific way, of course! Whether you’re looking...

We were reading an article in Better Homes and Gardens about landscaping a backyard (do we need a reason?) and this tip caught our attention: “Any good garden design has a focal point or series of focal points, and it's an easy principle to put in...

Footy is winding down (it’s well and truly over for some of us), the sun’s a more regular fixture in the sky – and for a bit longer each day – the birds are chirping, and the bees are doing what bees do. That means it’s...

Getting a backyard shed is the first step to getting all of your stuff organised. But it is only the first step. You can’t just chuck everything in there, willy-nilly. Keeping in mind that we’ve all got different stuff and different ways we use our sheds...

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s the end of July already, which means that the start of spring is just over a month away. Spring, of course, is when plants start to grow and flowers appear, in fact back in the 14th century it was called...

We’ve built our reputation on making the best quality, best value, easiest to self-assemble, longest lasting, most attractive Western red cedar garden and storage sheds available in Australia (with the best customer service). It’s something we’re extremely passionate about and have dedicated ourselves to. So, why have...

We love making sheds, we really love selling sheds, and we really, really love hearing from happy shed owners. When you’re happy, we’re even more happy, because it means that one of our sheds – or cubbies or studios – has found a home … and...

Have you got a shed that’s underutilised? Are you always on the lookout for new projects? Do you have a busy life but not enough space to do the things you like doing? Or are you thinking about getting a shed but aren’t sure what...

Have you seen an ad for a cheap shed? If you haven’t, wait a few minutes! They seem to be everywhere. We understand that people are always on the lookout for a bargain – we’re no different – but it’s important not to spend your money...

We like order, system and structure. That’s why we love sheds: they give us a place for everything so we can be neat, tidy and well-organised. If there’s a bit of clutter, they can hide it, and if you like doing something that makes a mess,...

The number of Australians whose home is also their primary workplace is approaching one million. It’s becoming more popular because it’s getting easier, but at the same time the daily commute is becoming less and less appealing. If you had the option of working from home...

While most of Australia never experiences a truly harsh winter, like Europe or North America, our wide brown land does have a few places where the temperature plummets toward zero through the middle of the year. Only a small percentage of the population lives high enough...

There are sheds and there are sheds. We love them all, but we know that not every shed is ‘fit for purpose’. We have a range of sheds that can be used for whatever you want – in fact, most of our sheds are flexible enough...

We’ve been making cubby houses for a long time, but we never tire of hearing the positive feedback from families who’ve bought them. Even families who think adding a cubby to their backyard is going to be great are often amazed to find that it’s even...

As much as Australia has a long history of sheds and a deeply ingrained ‘shed culture’, garden and backyard sheds have come a long way from the days of our grandparents. Just a couple of generations ago, every suburban house had a shed of some sort....

We do our best to cover a lot of ground in our Stilla blog. After all, we want you to be well informed so you can not only make a good decision about what shed, studio or cubby house suits your needs, but also how...

If you’ve read more than the odd previous blog post, you might have picked up on the fact that we really love sheds. We also love (in no particular order); when people choose a Stilla shed; when we hear from or about people who have a...

A while ago we wrote a post in answer to the often-asked question: “what sort of base or floor do I need?”. You may want to read How to choose the right floor for your shed as a companion piece to this blog.   While knowing whether...

Stilla sheds and studios look great, because Western red cedar is a beautiful wood. But that doesn’t mean that people don’t want to add a bit of a personal touch, especially on the inside, and particularly if they’re going to be spending a bit of time...

Last year, we listed 6 things you should know before buying a shed. That’s stilla must-read post (see what we did there?) before you buy a shed … and here’s the list without the detail: 1. Local council rules 2. Weather conditions 3. Foundations 4. Positioning 5. Design 6. Purpose Now we’re going...

You might not be the first person in your peer group to start their own business, although if you are taking that step without knowing anyone else who’s done it, good for you! There’s also a good chance that some of your friends and colleagues are...

Imagine if you could add an extra room to your home simply and affordably (without putting up a new wall to divide an existing space in two). It’s the dream of growing families, people running a business or working from home, and those with a hobby...

Summer in Australia means backyard barbies. It’s a time to be social and catch up with relatives, friends, and neighbours, at their place or yours. That means it’s a time to have your place looking its best, especially the outside part, and modestly accepting all the compliments. You...

We’re practical folk here at Stilla. That’s why we’ve spent years refining our shed kits to make them easier to manufacture, transport, and assemble, as well as more affordable, more durable, and more attractive. At the same time, our goal is to be able to offer...

Some people have a shed. Others want a shed. Maybe – although we find it hard to believe – some might never have thought about getting a shed. But we’re convinced that everyone needs a shed … so let us try to convince you!   Reasons 1-10 ‘True Blue’...

We don’t mean to alarm you but … Christmas is coming – fast! That’s right. You've got less than a month to choose, find, and get Christmas gifts for your loved ones and close friends. We suggest treating yourself to a new Stilla shed and giving your...

As a busy parent with a young family, Alex is always looking for ways to keep his children occupied, active, and happy. He’s also a big believer in giving them lots of different stimuli, from music to puzzles, to help with their physical and mental development. Alex...

Do you work from home or would you like to? You’re not alone. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) survey Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2015, found that: “Almost a third (3.5 million) of all employed persons regularly worked from home in their main job or...

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