What to Consider When Buying a Shed

Selecting the ideal shed could be a challenging choice to make, especially when you’re unsure of the kind you’re looking to purchase and what features will best fit to your requirements. From keeping garden tools secure to creating an impressive centerpiece the garden shed can totally change the look of an outdoor living space. With our buying guide for garden sheds Leigh we’ll walk you through the various types that are on the market and how to select the ideal one for your needs.

What to Look For When Buying the Shed

Which size of a room do you require?

It all depends on your available space. We offer a range of sizes and shapes that will fit any space – just make sure you measure prior to purchasing!

Does it have weatherproofing?

Different materials work well in different climates. If your garden is humid or does not have the most efficient drainage, you might want to steer clear of a natural product like wood , and go for metal or plastic sheds instead.

Installation process is easy

Some sheds require self-assembly however, metal sheds are the most difficult to construct because of the components and fittings that are required. But, we do have sheds that come with installation as part of the price. wood range.

Does it require an electricity supply from the mains?

If you intend to make use of your shed as your home office, gym or workshop, you’ll need to install mains power. This should be done by a qualified electrician.

Do you need windows?

If you’re looking to store important items such as bicycles or garden equipment, and you want to ensure safety and security, you might not need your shed to be equipped with windows. You can opt instead for an unassuming security shed that has thin windows. But, if you’re utilising your outdoor shed to plant or other gardening tasks windows can allow your plants to enjoy the sunlight they require.

Does it have an element of base?

A base is distinct from flooring in sheds. it’s placed between the floor and the ground to provide an uniform surface. In general, metal sheds don’t have floors, but there are some alternatives that have floors, however, every Wooden as well as Plastic sheds have flooring.

Can it be locked?

If the goal for your shed in the garden is to safeguard valuables, ensure you have a lock attached and purchase locks to be sure that your possessions are secured.

Wooden Garden Sheds

Wooden sheds are the best option to get an authentic and rustic look. They are easily customizable, and offer an array of design options and are able to be painted easily.

Wood is also a fantastic insulation when compared to plastic which is why if you’re going to spend long periods of time in your shed, then wood is the best choice.

But, the installation process is a bit more complex than installing the installation of a plastic shed. If your yard does not have the most efficient drainage or is very damp, we would suggest going for a plastic or metal shed instead.

Metal Garden Sheds

Solid and durable, metal garden sheds are perfect to provide unbeatable security while safeguarding your possessions.

Metal sheds must be maintained and treated in order to avoid corrosion. But unlike wooden sheds that require annual treatment it is only necessary every couple of years if you have a metal building. They may be susceptible to damage however this is usually limited to very thin metal. Metal sheds can be painted and, with a wide range of colors and finishes offered, you’ll choose one that will suit any outdoor setting.

Plastic Garden Sheds

Plastic sheds are extremely simple to put up and the best models offer superior endurance. They require a minimum of equipment for assembly, so they can be a great option for people who are limited on space.

In contrast to metal or wood sheds made of plastic, they aren’t affected by rust or staining. Due to this, they require minimal or no maintenance. Just utilize a garden hose give your shed a once-in-a-while cleaning. A few of the top collections from Keter can also be painted in case you wish to personalize the look! Plastic sheds are non-fading and weather-proof.

Rhino Sheds
Unit 18, Golborne Enterprise Park, Golborne, Warrington WA3 3DR
01925 393154