The Buy Sheds Direct Blog

  1. Forest Bordeaux Arbour Summer Giveaway

    We are giving you all the chance to win a stunning Forest Bordeaux Arbour, offering you a taste of Mediterranean garden life and a perfect garden retreat. An angled seat makes this arbour one of our most comfortable and welcoming pieces of garden furniture, where you can spend hours enjoying your garden this summer. Not only that, but the lattice sections create an ideal place for climbing plant life to flourish.

    What would be more perfect than to sit back, relax and enjoy your time in your garden with this beautiful arbour?

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook Page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this excellent prize, 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 Sunday 20

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  2. The Best Plastic Storage Boxes for 2017

    Plastic stores can be the perfect solution for your garden storage needs: easy to assemble, low maintenance and durable, plus the variety of sizes and designs ensures there is a plastic store for every garden.

    Suncast Deck Box Side table (SHS19416): blow moulded construction has created a strong, double walled, durable resin side table with a hinged lid. Java in colour and a wicker lookalike, it blends into any patio area, modern or traditional. It is perfect for storing smaller items and obviously as a side table for lanterns, candles and drinks. Once put together (and that takes minutes) there is little or no maintenance. A quick wipe down with warm, soapy water is all it needs

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  3. The Best Wooden Greenhouses for 2017

    The look, smell and sheer beauty of a wooden greenhouse is one of life's greatest pleasures. Superbly practical with inherent good looks - a wooden greenhouse is a structure to cherish.

    Wooden Mini Greenhouse: this is a lovely way to get started in greenhouse gardening or if your garden is bijou. It’s ideal for the experienced gardener as well. All the timber in this 1.2m x 0.62m is pressure treated and therefore has a whopping 15 year guarantee against rot. The wide double doors allow easy access to your seedlings and plants while the tongue and groove cladding and slatted shelves add up to a sturdy structure. It is easy to assemble and will last for decades.

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  4. The best herb planters for 2017

    Nothing beats the taste and aroma of freshly picked herbs especially when they have travelled food metres and not miles. A herb planter placed in a sunny spot outside your kitchen door will provide handfuls if not armfuls of herbs for many months of the year.

    Whichever herb planter you choose, ensure it has plenty of drainage holes and is planted up using well-drained compost. Add extra grit until you hear the crunch when mixing. Drainage and a sunny site is vital to the success of your plants. But first, the planters:

    Devon herb planter (SHS248) is a superb planter. Its wooden, made of tongue and groove cladding and is sturdy. The planter has a 15 year guarantee against rot and is easy to put together. A couple of hours tops from receiving the package to getting ready to fill with that quality well drained compost. It is 1.5m wide and 0.5m deep – and that's a great space to grow a lot of herbs.

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  5. Summer Gardening Planter Giveaway

    We are offering one lucky winner a stylish cascade planter, a great way to grow your garden vegetables and plants. The three-tiered design also saves valuable garden space, so will be perfect in any sized garden.

    What better way to encourage you to get our into your garden this summer than offering up such a brilliant Giveaway!!

    We're hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook Page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this excellent prize, 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 Sunday 2nd July at midnight and the winner will be announced the following day - Monday 3rd July!

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competition is for UK residents only.
    • You must be over 21
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  6. Our favourite Shed of the Year 2016 entries

    Our favourite Shed of the Year 2016 entries

    After Shed of the Year 2016 saw a record-breaking 2,825 entries submitted the judges must have had a really difficult job narrowing down each category to just 4 submissions each for the shortlist. We took a look at the shortlisted entries and chose our favourites from each of the categories to give you an idea of the sheds being entered and who the potential winner could be!

    A selection of our favourite sheds

    Have you ever experienced a flood and had your shed suffer from the damage? Not to mention all of the goods inside your shed? Well, these guys decided they wanted to make sure that if a flood did happen, their shed could be lifted off the ground. We didn't quite know what to make of it, a shed that is suspended in the air sounded a bit strange to us, and some heavy lifting would definitely need to be involved. But when we saw what they had done we were extremely impressed.

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  7. Thirlmere Set of Three Planters Spring Giveaway

    Thirlmere Set of Three Planters Spring Giveaway

    With sunny days and April showers, it’s time to get your garden ‘spring-ready’. What better way to encourage you all to get out into your gardens this Spring than offering up a brilliant Spring Giveaway!!!

    We are well and truly getting into the Spring spirit here at Buy Sheds Direct HQ so we are giving you the chance to win these fab Thirlmere ‘Set of 3’ Planters, which will make a perfect addition to any garden or patio.

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Buy Sheds Direct Facebook Page

    To be in with the chance of winning this excellent gift bundle, 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 1st May at midnight and the winner will be announ

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  8. Charlie 4x4 Playhouse Giveaway

    Charlie 4x4 Playhouse Giveaway

    It's giveaway time again here at Shedstore!

    We are hosting the giveaway over on our Shedstore Facebook Page

    To be in with the chance of winning this excellent 4x4 Charlie Playhouse, 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 1st May at midnight and the winner will be announced the following day – Tuesday 2nd May.
    GOOD LUCK everyone!

    Terms and Conditions:

    • This competition is for UK residents only.
    • You must be over 21 years old to enter this competition.
    • Deadline for prize draw entry: midnight of Monday 1st May 2017
    • There is no voucher or cash alternative.

    In order to be enter

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  9. How to build a pergola

    A pergola is a great way to support climbing and rambling plants. Pick the right plant (think of wisteria, honeysuckle and jasmine) and you could be walking through a tunnel of perfume as you stroll around the garden. Correctly positioned, a pergola can frame a particular view of the garden. Every garden usually needs to make full use of all available space – and that includes the vertical.

    The trick to getting a pergola to last a long time is to use pressure treated wood - that includes uprights and cross beams. When planning you also need to ensure you have enough space to walk through the pergola without stooping or, worse still, banging your head. A clear seven feet usually does the trick. What this means, however, is that the uprights need to be sunk and concreted into the ground to a depth of three feet. It seems deep, especially when you are digging the holes, but the weight of the post plus the weight of the cross beams plus the weight of fully grown wisteria i

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  10. Log store plans

    If you have a wood burner, you have to have a supply of dry logs. And that’s 'dry' as in seasoned and 'dry' as in not dripping wet from last night rain. A log store is the answer.

    an end view of logs of different sizes a log fire against a dark background

    Log store plans

    A good log store allows great air circulation between the logs (ideally, in a good stack the gaps between the logs should be large enough to allow a mouse to run through). All you really need is a roof on the thing to keep the rain off. Utilising the side of a shed is a great idea if it is handily placed; in fact, some of our sheds fea

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