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There are many factors to consider when choosing the right outdoor storage for your space. Our guide will help you understand the types available and which is best for you.
We have a wide range of sheds to suit your needs in a variety of sizes and materials, all of which feature different benefits according to their design.
This is the most popular shed and is available in different styles. Wooden sheds can shrink or split in changing weather conditions so you’ll need to treat them annually with a wood preserver. Hinges and locks need to be oiled regularly too and leaves should be removed from the roof to prevent damp. Different timber shed types to consider are:
Overlapping boards protect the interior from rain damage. We offer both dip treated and pressure treated overlap sheds. The pressure treated sheds have a longer guarantee against rot and don’t need to be treated as frequently as dip treated sheds.
Each piece of timber connects to the next with an interlocking tongue and groove joint.
Most metal sheds are made from galvanized steel with a paint or plastic coating. You can also buy wood-effect metal sheds if you prefer the look of wood but want the durability of metal.
These are much lighter than wood and metal sheds so they’re easier to move around.
Palram sheds are made from virtually unbreakable polycarbonate so they’re incredibly tough and durable.
This depends on what exactly you want to store inside and how much space you have. If space is tight, remember to account for roof overhangs.
You can choose from apex or pent which refer to the roof style or a corner shed is an ideal solution to make the best use of corner space.
Understand the maintenance needed to keep your shed in tip-top condition. If the wood of your shed is unfinished, you’ll need to waterproof it. If you want a low-maintenance shed, choose either a pressure treated, metal or Palram shed.
Most sheds are self-assembly and need at least two people to install safely. Generally, metal sheds are hardest to install and plastic ones are the easiest.
If you want to work in your shed, you might want to install mains power but this should be done by a professional electrician.
If this is a concern, metal sheds offer the most security and we also stock a wide range of security options to help secure any outbuilding.
If you need to store larger equipment, a shed with double doors is a good choice.
Make use of height to maximise your storage space without increasing the footprint of your shed. Traditional styles with apex roofs offer plenty of overhead space for hanging tools and other smaller items.
We offer a wide range of solutions to make the most of your available room without overpowering a smaller garden. They’re also ideal if you simply require some additional storage. Follow these tips to utilise your space: