The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed (plus My Alternative Top 10 Reasons to Own a Potting Shed)

    Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed (plus My Alternative Top 10 Reasons to Own a Potting Shed)












    Let’s start with the top 5 reasons to buy a potting shed:

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  2. 5 Small Summerhouses for Under £900

    5 Small Summerhouses for Under £900

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own private sanctuary, somewhere to briefly escape the competing demands of the modern world? There’s no need to go far. The top of the garden is just fine, safely tucked away, within the grounds of your family home.

    What type of building would you choose? One that is light, airy, can be connected to your home’s power supply? Perhaps you like the thought of some little extras, such as a veranda or decorative balustrades?

    What would you use your little snug for? A place to relax, read the paper and watch the sports channel? A home office perhaps, or even a home gym?

    As a family man or woman, perhaps you’d rather focus on the wider clan? Wouldn’t it make a superb location for you and your spouse to entertain family or friends? In fact, wouldn&r

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  3. 5 Decorative Fencing Ideas

    5 Decorative Fencing Ideas

    As you take a brisk morning stroll around the block to get the day’s newspaper, a bottle of milk or a loaf of bread, you’ll probably walk past a fair few houses. All are fairly nondescript, there’s nothing special about any of the homes you see; they all look exactly the same. Their respective owners have, no doubt, spent countless hours improving their kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and lounges, keeping up with the latest styles and trends. The same effort, though, has not been given to increasing their ‘kerb appeal’. The flowerbeds are barren, the paint covering the exterior walls is flaky, and their garden boundaries are constructed of tired, old lap panels or threadbare hedges.

    Where's the kerb appeal?

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  4. Easter Egg Hunt Competition

    Easter Egg Hunt Competition

    It's almost Easter weekend and to celebrate we're hosting an Easter Egg Hunt!

    All you need to do is find the Easter Egg which we have hidden on one of our product pages.

    Once you've found the egg, visit our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook page and message us the link to the page where you found the egg... It's that simple!

    All the correct entries will be entered into a prize draw to win a cute Rabbit & Bunnies Garden Ornament!

    Deadline is Monday 2nd April at midnight and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 3rd April.


    Good Luck everyone and Happy Easter!

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  5. Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    Preparing Your Vegetable Plot for Grow-Your-Own Bliss

    As the sap rises, we all get the itch to garden. That itch turns to an urge around the end of March and many plunge headlong into the wonderful world of Grow Your Own come April. But to be successful, vegetable plots have to be ready. They have to be prepared to accept our plantings and receive our seed. So, if your plot is overgrown and untidy, get a few things straight before ploughing on. 






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  6. 3x2 Forest Plant Ladder Display Giveaway

    3x2 Forest Plant Ladder Display Giveaway

    Here at Buy Sheds Direct we’re giving you the chance to win a Fantastic 3x2 forest plant ladder display which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. 

    The perfect decorative feature for your garden or balcony, the Forest Plant Ladder Display boasts 5 separate tiers but has a small footprint, so you can showcase your plants in a relatively confined space. 


    To be in with the chance of winning this Fabulous forest plant ladder display, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

    Deadline is Monday April 11th at Midday and the winner wil

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  7. Freestanding Wooden and Metal Garages

    Freestanding Wooden and Metal Garages

    Not all of us are lucky enough to own a house with an in-built car garage; our automobiles and motorbikes instead occupy driveways and allocated roadside spaces. For those with enough available space though, a garage is certainly a worthwhile investment. Not only do they keep our vehicles safe and secure, even driving down expensive insurance premiums in some cases, but they can also prove invaluable spaces within which garden tools, gym equipment or toys can be stored.

    A garage is a worthwhile investment

    The word ‘garage’ probably inspires images of permanent buildings

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  8. Cutting Edge Borders

    Cutting Edge Borders

    Borders Provide Your Garden Design with A Cutting Edge

    A painting without a frame is, well, unframed. A haircut without a slight snip to ‘take it over the ears’ is unfinished and not ready for the mirror to see the back of your head. And a garden without border edges is how the words on a page look without my reading glasses - all a slightly bit blurred. Strong borders also allow you to cut and shape your lawn or border to the exact shape you need. A line trimmer gets up close and personal to keep things tidy. Your garden simply looks better for it.

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  9. Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    Man Cave Versus She Shed: Which is the Superior Shed?

    With the rise of the ‘man cave’ and the ‘she shed’, the battle of the sexes has now moved into the back garden. These ‘homes within a home’ offer us the best of both worlds: a chance to relive our days of being young, free and single, whilst remaining within the happy confines of marital bliss. Much like men and women themselves, man caves and she sheds have much in common, yet also subtle differences, which give them both their own distinct identities. But how marked are these contrasts and which can lay claim to being the ultimate shed?

    Man Caves

    These are places which allow men to be ‘real men’, free from the confines and stuffy regulations of the home. Shoes do not need to be taken off when entering a man cave, for it is a place of work, as well as rest and play. Plates, cutlery and glasses

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  10. Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Useful Ideas for Old Fence Panels

    Sometimes, we tend to hold onto things that we really ought to replace. For example, we might insist on running an old 1998 Volkswagen Polo into the ground, even though it’s clearly time for a newer model. Similarly, we often let old fence panels rot away until they’re next to useless, when we should really replace them once they start to deteriorate.

    Time to replace these things

    What should you do with your old garden fence panels, though? Of course, the obvious solution is to simply load up the boot and take them down to the local tip. However, with a little creativity, you can actually find many uses for your ‘antique’ garden fencing and wooden fence

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