The Advanced Guide to Storage Sheds

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If you’re one of those who had newly purchased a storage shed, or someone on the verge of buying one, mediocre tips and tiny facts just won’t suffice. Luckily, here is an advanced guide to storage sheds.

What are sheds?

Most commonly, a shed is a single-story unit that most homeowners have in their back gardens. Sheds can vary in style, design, size, construction, and purpose. From small metal structures to large wooden buildings with shingle roofs, you can pretty much find any shed to suit your garden and lifestyle. The main materials used for garden sheds are metal, wood, and plastic.

Metal: The strongest and most durable material for sheds. Made from galvanized steel, metal sheds are a great choice if you want a secure unit for storage. Although not as attractive as their wooden counterparts, they still make a good choice due to the fact they are resistant to rot and fire. Metal sheds are more lightweight than wooden sheds so they can be moved more easily.

Plastic: Often less expensive than metal sheds, plastic sheds are a great choice for anyone who wants a garden shed that is low maintenance. Strong but also lightweight, they can be easily moved around the garden into your preferred position. Some plastic sheds are also UV resistant which means they won’t fade in the sun and provide the perfect store for your gardening items.

Wooden: Wooden sheds complement any garden and come in modern and traditional styles. Without treatment wooden sheds can be vulnerable to rot, rust and mildew so it’s important to apply a treatment or a wood preservative when purchasing a new wooden shed. Unlike other sheds, wooden sheds can be easily customised or painted to suit your garden style.

What are sheds used for?

Bike storage: Sheds offer the perfect shelter for bikes. Garden bike stores are usually wooden units which don’t take up too much space in your garden but will protect your bikes from any harsh weather which would otherwise damage the bikes if they were left out in all conditions. There are traditional apex bike storage sheds which are perfect for traditional gardens, as well as more modern styles such as Pent stores.

Garden storage: The main use of a shed is ultimately for storage purposes. A shed provides any garden with a great place to keep all gardening tools and equipment – as well as garden furniture – safe during bad weather. With so many styles and designs available, if you are looking for a garden storage shed there is definitely the perfect one for you.

Home Gym: An alternative use for a shed is a garden gym. If you enjoy working out but don’t want to pay a monthly gym membership or don’t have the time to go to the gym in the evening, a shed can easily become a home gym in your very own back garden.

Garden Office/ Workshop: Your garden can offer the perfect environment for peace and quiet while working or studying. No matter what kind of work you do, a garden shed can be turned into a convenient workspace by adding WiF, a desk, chair, and a few home furnishings. If you need a place for DIY projects, add in a workbench and tool rack instead.

Home Spa: Treat yourself to a spa break and a dip in a hot tub –, relaxing, unwinding and recharging your batteries in your very own garden spa built into your garden shed.

Backyard Bar Shed: Garden parties are made a lot more fun with the addition of a bar shed. Perfect for warm summer nights, you can entertain family and friends by showing off your cocktail making skills! Add in a makeshift bar, all your pub memorabilia stored in the loft, your drinks of choice and you’ve got yourself a private bar that you don’t have to queue at to get served.

Overwintering plants: For green-fingered individuals, making sure your plants stay protected all year round is important. Garden sheds can offer the perfect place to store less hardy plants over winter and you could fit your shed with heating and light too.

Can I build a shed myself?

All DIY-enthusiasts would be very glad to hear that, yes, you can. There are apparently many videos you can watch on Youtube, or read in particular articles on the internet if you’re planning on building a shed from scratch, which can be a lot more complex than just installing one for yourself.

That’s right, you can easily poof up a storage shed on your Kiwi backyards with the help of The Wooden Shed Company. Just visit the site on the link given, and be amazed at the wonders in store for you.


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