Welcome to Need a Shed

Andre Nicolai heads our business and has over 30 years of building and timber experience. He ran a logging crew for a few years, then moved to a portable sawmill operation. Andre had been building houses and doing some major renovation work for some 25 plus years, and when the opportunity arose to build sheds, he jumped right in. Some might say he has sawdust in his veins!

We are experts at all things sheds and are based in Kaiwaka – we cover from the Bombays to the Cape and will go further afield for larger shed builds. We provide kitset sheds and can also build custom sheds, large and small. We will take on any sized job and cater to commercial and residential projects. We know that researching kitset sheds can be confusing from one provider from another, which is why we offer an unbiased opinion on what option is best suited to your needs.

We can put you on to a supplier that we recommend or we can put the entire project together for you and supply a quote for the entire job including the kitset, labour and concrete pad. The two main kitset companies that we recommend and have a strong relationship with is Alpine Buildings and Sheds4U. Additionally, if you have already purchased a kitset shed elsewhere, we can build it for you.

Our Services

Featured Projects

  • Bolar Wharehine
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  • Dampsted Shed Kaiwaka
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  David Chisnall

The kitset arrived on time at which point their recommended contractor Andre and his crew from Need A Shed took over and did an excellent job. Their communication and workmanship gave us an overall quality product that we are very happy with.

  Lincoln Wallace of Sheds4U

Andre and Dionne and the team at Need a Shed have been erecting sheds supplied by Sheds4u for 6 about years now, over that time we have found them very honest, and the quality of their construction is outstanding, Andre always seems to go the ‘extra mile’ for his customers.

  Tracey Sewell of Engtech Engineering

Andre Nicolai and his team run a very organised and efficient operation from beginning to end. Their attention to detail and communication with us along the way was top notch. Extremely happy with the end result and look forward to working with you again on our next shed.

  James Lucas

I recently moved to a farm in Waipu and needed an implement shed with 1 closed in bay and 2 open. Andre was recommended to me by a person who had recently built a pole shed in the area. Communications with Andre were by telephone and he was very easy to talk with, as we discussed my shed requirements. The whole process from start to finish was very professional and I am extremely happy with the finished product. Andre and his team’s attention to detail is impressive, and as I am a tradesman myself, I appreciate the extra time and effort taken to make sure everything was done with precision. All visitors to my property have commented on the outstanding quality of the workmanship. I am happy for anyone who is thinking of building a shed, to view mine by arranging an appointment with Andre and myself.