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How To Buy The Best Garden Shed

How to chose a garden shed

These days, garden sheds are much more than just a place to keep your gardening tools.
Workshops, bike shops, potting sheds, and even office space are all possibilities.
As a result, picking the correct shed for your purposes is crucial.

There are several factors to consider before making a purchase decision.

How much room do you have, and where will you put the shed?
The last thing you need is a blight on the landscape that takes up more than half of your garden.
At the same time, you’ll need adequate room to accommodate all of your storage requirements.
You’ll also need to account for the fact that you’ll need space at one end to get goods in and out.
A shed without working doors is almost useless.

Consider whether your shed will need power, security lighting, or an alarm system.
If this is the case, have an electrician come out and provide you with a quotation for obtaining electricity from the house.
It’s a simple task, but one that should be performed by a professional.

Sheds are available in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, and metal, and they differ in terms of how long they will endure and how much upkeep they will require.
A wooden shed will need to be painted or preserved on a regular basis, whereas a metal shed may rust.
Plastic shelters only require a light scrubbing from time to time, but they are less resistant to harsh weather and high winds.

If the shed will be used for potting or working, choose one with a window.
When the weather is hot, being able to open a window is really handy, and having some natural light will aid with those woodworking jobs.

Erecting your shed

When it comes to erecting your shed, the most crucial thing is to make sure it has a solid and level foundation.
If a wooden shed comes into contact with damp ground, it will decay, and all sheds will be affected by earth movement.

The best type of base is one that is concreted to the exact dimensions of the shed base and is 7-10cm thick.
It should be 5cm deep in the soil and standing proud of it.

Remove enough topsoil from your foundation area to make it level and to a depth of roughly 5cm.

To increase the depth of the soil, compact it and add hardcore if it is too soft.

Create an edge box for the concrete using thin wood strips.
Pour the concrete and let it aside to cure.

Paving slabs can also be utilised instead of concrete pouring.
For a smaller shed, you can even utilise blocks on the corners.

The shed can now be put together according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Although each shed is unique, most require the assistance of two people to construct.
They will usually begin with the foundation and work their way up to the roof, which will be felted.

Most kits will include all of the necessary screws and fasteners, and even a novice DIYer may create a shed using only an electric screwdriver and a hammer.
Plastic shelters are even easier to put together because they often have slots that click together.

After that, it’s always a good idea to paint the shed with a wood preservative, which should be done on a regular basis to keep the look and life of your shed.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Keter Scala Outdoor Garden Storage Shed, Brown, 6 x 5 ft
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for all garden tools and equipment, BBQ's, bicycles and DIY tools
  • Authentic wood- effect with Rustic look panels
  • Floor panel with two fixed windows, built in ventilation and metal hinges. Lockable for added security
  • Made of durable, weather-resistant and maintenance fade-free resin
  • Assembled external dimensions: 185 x 152 x 226 cm (L x W x h); internal dimensions: 169 x 138 x 219 cm (L x W x h)
Bestseller No. 2
Keter Manor Pent Outdoor Garden Storage Shed, Beige/Brown, 6 x 4 ft
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for all garden tools and equipment, BBQ's, bicycles and DIY tools
  • Elegant wood affect exterior with single doors, plus ventilation ducts for air circulation
  • Floor panel with integral window for natural lighting and padlock hasp for optional added security
  • Made out of a durable, maintenance and fade-free weather-resistant
  • Assembled external dimensions:183.5 x 111 x 200.5 cm (L x W x H); internal dimensions: 168.5 x 97 x 195 cm (L x W x H)
Bestseller No. 3
Keter 230256 Manor Outdoor Garden Storage Shed, Beige, 6 x 8 ft
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for all garden tools and equipment, BBQ's, bicycles and DIY tools
  • Elegant wood affect exterior with double doors, plus ventilation ducts for air circulation
  • Floor panel with integral window for natural lighting and padlock hasp for optional added security
  • Made out of a durable, maintenance and fade-free weather-resistant. It is resistant to rot, decay and other damage
  • Assembled external dimensions: 236.8 x 185.8 x 227 cm (L x W x H); internal dimensions: 222 x 168.9 x 219.7 cm (L x W x H)
Bestseller No. 4
Keter Manor Outdoor Garden Storage Shed, Grey, 4 x 3 ft
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for all garden tools and equipment, BBQ's and DIY tools
  • Elegant and traditional wood effect exterior ideal for small and narrow spaces
  • Floor panel with built-in ventilation ducts for air circulation and padlock hasp for optional added security
  • Made out of a durable, maintenance and fade-free weather-resistant ; capacity: 1800 Litre
  • Assembled external dimensions: (L x W x H) 103 x 129 x 196 cm; internal dimensions: (L x W x H) 88 x 111 x 193 cm
Bestseller No. 5
Duramax ECO 6' x 4' Hot-Dipped Galvanized Metal Garden Shed - Anthracite with Off-White Trimmings - 15 Years Warranty
  • With gable roof
  • Made from powder-coated, hot-dip galvanised sheet steel
  • 2 sliding doors
  • Wall thickness: approx. 0.26 mm and inner wall height: approx. 164.8 cm
  • Without base plate
Bestseller No. 6
Duramax (30214-1) 10 x 8 Feet V2 Wood Side Vinyl Shed - Ivory/Brown
  • All weather durable long lasting and maintenance free vinyl
  • Won’t rust, rot, dent or mildew; Never needs painting
  • Door with lockable handle; Easy Assembly
  • Tall walk in shed (73 inch tall); Wide Double Doors (61 Inch wide x 71 Inch tall)
  • Includes 3 windows (2 in the front & one in the right side) and a foundation kit
Bestseller No. 7
Duramax EverMore 6 x 4 Plastic Garden Storage Shed, Adobe & Grey, Fire Retardant & All-Weather Outdoor Storage Solution, Includes Plastic Floor, Strong Structure & Maintenance-Free Vinyl Shed
  • All weather durable, long lasting and maintenance free plastic garden shed
  • Strong steel galvanised interior structure support
  • Includes – Plastic floor kit, ventilation system as slotted grill on gable fascia and door handles with padlock eyes
  • Fire retardant, strong metal structure - Protection and durability are the top priority for us, resin and metal storage sheds are built to last, made from premium quality materials and you can use them with confidence year-round
  • 100 Percent maintenance free - Forget about painting your storage shed periodically; this traditional garden shed made of durable vinyl is maintenance free, it is stylish and a practical addition to your property
Bestseller No. 8
Keter Factor Outdoor Garden Storage Shed, Beige, 6 x 6 ft
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for all garden tools and equipment, garden furniture including BBQ's, bicycles and DIY tools
  • Elegant wood effect exterior with double doors, plus ventilation grills for air circulation
  • Integral window and skylight; heavy duty floor panel; complete with two shelves and brackets. Ventilated
  • Made of durable maintenance and fade-free resin with steel reinforcement.
  • Assembled external dimensions: 195.5 x 178 x 208 cm (L x W x H); internal dimensions: 182 x 162 x 200 cm (L x W x H)
Bestseller No. 9
Mutiwill 7x4ft Garden Shed Outdoor Storage Bike Shed with Double Sliding Doors and Base Frame, Lockable Metal Sheds Outside Tool House for Backyard, Patio, Lawn
  • Durable & Sturdy: the garden shed is made of thickened galvanized steel, which is rustproof and UV-resistant. The metal shed has long-lasting performance and durable construction even under the hot sun. Overlapped wall panels offer better protection from hazards such as fire, moisture, and pests. All-weather worry-free use!
  • Useful Designs: The gable roof also provides good drainage. The small shed has 2 vents to increase light getting and allow air to circulate around inside, preventing any moisture and mildew build-up to your tools and equipment. The sill design of the slope makes it easier for lawnmowers, bicycles, and wheelie bins to enter and exit.
  • Lockable Doors: The metal bike shed is designed with2 sliding doors, which easily open the door even in the snow and save front space! Pad-lockable doors give easy access to your stored garden tools and prevent small animals from accidentally entering. The lockable design can enhance safety but is not a professional anti-theft design.
  • Bonus Base Frame: Overall dimensions: L7xW4.3xH5.7ft, interior size: L6.7xW4xH5ft, door size W2.5xH5ft. The outdoor garden shed is perfect for storing garden tools, mowers, power tools, kids' toys, garden furniture, or bicycles. Also, this storage metal shed can be used as a pet house, exercise room, playing room, etc. The garden storage shed comes with a steel-framed foundation.
  • Assemble: garden shed come in 2 boxes. All parts of the metal shed have stuck a part number label. We recommend 2-3 people to assemble it on the flat ground, this way the screw hole can be alined much easier. During assembly, gloves must be worn. If there are any problems, like missing parts, or damaged, please contact us, we will give you the most professional guidance or the best solution.
Bestseller No. 10
Keter Store It Out Pro Outdoor Storage Shed, 145.5 x 82 x 123cm Beige/Brown
  • Ideal outdoor storage solution for garden tools, equipment and x2 240 L wheelie bins
  • Elegant wood effect panels with a piston-assisted lid and wide opening doors and a 1200 L capacity
  • Heavy-duty floor with main door bolt and secondary foot bolt for secure closure
  • Made of durable, weather-resistant and maintenance fade-free resin
  • Assembled external dimensions: 145.5 x 82 x 123 cm (L x W x H); internal dimensions: 132 x 76 x 110 cm (L x W x H)

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