Are Summer Houses and Log Cabins the Same?
Nowadays, because of changes in design and the emergence of hybrid models, the difference between summer houses and log cabins can be a bit of a grey area.
However, when it comes to choosing your perfect garden building, the following principles will help you narrow down your options and determine whether you should begin your search with summer houses or log cabins.
Everybody Needs a Garden Bench
A garden bench is just a plain bench seat, right? Wrong! We have wooden garden benches for sale that are specifically tailored for every type of garden and every conceivable taste. Furthermore, we stock wooden benches to cater for everything that our customers enjoy about their gardens. Keen to find out more? Then please read on…
Benefits of All Summer Houses
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own small summer house - a hideaway where you can escape the competing demands of the modern world?
Safely tucked away within the grounds of your family home, a garden summer house is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind.
Garden Furniture Ideas Just for You
As summer begins and we spend more of our time outdoors, comfortable garden furniture is a must.
A couple of tired-looking camping chairs, full of holes and with wonky legs, just won’t do if you've taken the trouble to make the rest of your garden look just so.
In order to properly enjoy your time outside and keep your garden looking at its best, we recommend investing in some of our exquisite outdoor furniture.
Choosing a Garden Building
As any homeowner and Buy Sheds Direct website regular will know, nowadays there is a huge choice of garden buildings for sale, ranging in size from compact storage units to giant garages, and encompassing all sorts of wonderful greenhouses, arbours and pergolas in between.
However, like with so many things in life, there is a definite pecking order and, in the garden, the shed, workshop, summerhouse and log cabin reign supreme.
Here, we take a look at this long-established ‘Top 4’ of the garden building world, before providing you with a fail-safe formula to determine which one is right for you.
If you’ve never purchased a shed before, choosing the optimal size, design, and material for your requirements can be a little overwhelming – there are almost innumerable options on the market.
Picking a size is a great place to start.
Which is the most popular shed size?
8x6 sheds are amongst our most popular size of shed. Big enough to provide ample storage space for your outdoor furniture, lawnmower and garden tools, yet not so large as to dwarf more modest gardens, they provide the best of both worlds.
So, without further ado, here are five of our
The benefits of outdoor play for children are numerous, and well documented. But, living in such a technology-dominated world, it’s becoming more difficult to prise children away from their devices and encourage them to spend time outside. Compared to the wealth of television shows and online games available at their fingertips, it’s no wonder that a grassy area surrounded by fence panels or hedges seems rather dull.
Impressive garden features in their own right, arbours aren’t simply offering somewhere to sit. At Buy Sheds Direct, we have a wide range of different styles, both traditional and modern in design, to complement any outdoor space. Many of our garden arbours incorporate trellis too, perfect for supporting climbing plants. An attractive wooden arbour adorned with roses, wisteria, jasmine, or clematis really is a sight to behold.
To help you find your perfect arbour, we’ve compiled a list of our 5 favourites to help you. Have a look below or view our full range of arbours here.
You love to garden and you need to buy a new shed or you're finally taking the gardening plunge and thinking about buying a greenhouse. Wait! Have you thought about buying a potting shed? Here we look at the Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed and show you some of our favourite potting sheds. Our garden expert then shares his real top reasons for loving a potting shed. Curious? Read on to find out more.
Let’s start with the Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Potting Shed:
1. It’s the best of both worlds
A greenhouse and a she
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.
The word ‘garage’ probably inspires images of permanent buildings constructed with bricks and mortar,