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Guide to Sheds


Find out more about Sheds

It is fair to say that most people who own a shed wonder how they could ever have managed without one. A few years ago a shed was hardly any more than a large wooden box at the bottom of your garden where you could store the lawn mower, bikes, gardening tools and just about anything else that you didn’t want in your house.

Many years ago sheds were made of metal, usually corrugated iron, which rusted easily and became dangerous. Then wood sheds took over and today we have a whole range of materials that a shed can be made from.

The information on this website is here to help you make the right choice for your needs. Before you pop out to your local garden center and grab a decent looking shed, look around at the alternatives. These days you can buy a shed that is made from vinyl, a material that will not succumb to the effects of weathering in the way that wood and metal do. Furthermore it is maintenance free so you don’t even have to do anything to help it!

If you thought that was good, look at some of the novelty sheds. Traditionally speaking, sheds have basically been a bit of an eyesore, especially when the wood gets old. These days some wooden sheds that can be bought are designed to give a special feel to your garden by turning your shed into a miniature fantasy cottage, villa or even a castle. In the right garden this can look fantastic, but be warned that in the wrong garden it can also look dreadful! However you might find a shed out there that suits your garden down to the ground. There are many stories of people who have actually thought that some sheds are cottages in some people’s garden and even talked to the owners about the shed’s new residents!

For farms and businesses that require portable outdoor equipment such as tractors or fork lift trucks, what better than machine sheds to store your equipment in? Again the advancements in this area over the last few years are amazing and some machine sheds look more like giant warehouses than sheds. The extra storage space could be very useful for your business providing you have the space on your premises.

Building regulations are an area that you must look into if you are building a shed, particularly a large shed. It is not necessary for the majority of garden sheds but you should always double check your local building code for specific information. However, for a large machine shed it is almost certainly required.

We hope that the information on this site is beneficial to you and that we can bring to your attention some possibilities that you might not previously have considered.