Shed Advice

  1. Garden Workshops: The Hardest Working Sheds

    Garden Workshops: The Hardest Working Sheds

    Garden workshops are not exactly different to sheds, they are more a type of shed. Find out more about what they can offer you here...

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  2. Why Your Next Shed Should Be A Plastic Shed

    Why Your Next Shed Should Be A Plastic Shed

    Plastic Shed Now Means Premium Shed

    Plastic sheds used to be viewed as the poor relations of wooden and metal sheds. This is no longer the case.

    Whether it comes to utilising the latest technology or sporting an eye-catching, contemporary design, plastic sheds now lead the way.

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  3. Which Garden Building is Best for Me?

    Which Garden Building is Best for Me?

    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.

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  4. Top 5 Best 8x6 Sheds

    Top 5 Best 8x6 Sheds

    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

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  5. 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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  6. Beef Up Your Shed Security

    Beef Up Your Shed Security

    Now is the Time to Bolster Your Shed Security

    Shed security has always been one of the key considerations when maintaining or purchasing a garden shed.

    Now autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, it is more essential than ever to address this issue.

    Expensive garden tools, bicycles and luxury outdoor furniture are like magnets to thieves, and if you don’t secure your shed then you’re asking for trouble.

    Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can improve your shed security and safeguard those valuable stored items.

    Ways to Beef Up Your Shed Security

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  7. Create a Home Gym in Your Garden Shed

    Create a Home Gym in Your Garden Shed

    The New Year is here. Millions of people around the country have made the famous resolution: to finally get in shape. The excessive consumption of mince pies and wine over the festive period has not helped anybody’s weight loss goals and gym owners will be rubbing their hands together, awaiting a massive influx of new memberships.

    If, however, you’re like me, the thought of being in an overcrowded gym, waiting 15 minutes just to use one piece of equipment, fills you with horror.

    There is  a more agreeable solution. The home gym. Or, in this case, the ‘shed-gym’.

    Why would I go to the effort of creating a gym in my shed?

    Well, I’m glad you asked.

    Firstly, shed-gyms will save you time and money (in the long run). There is no tedious commute, merely a pleasant stroll down the garden path. That means no traffic jams, no petrol costs and no parking char

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  8. How Do I Hide My Garden Shed?

    How Do I Hide My Garden Shed?

    How to Hide a Garden Shed

    Nothing is as beautiful or astonishing as nature, and the garden is the perfect place to enjoy its delights on a daily basis.

    However, an attractive garden requires a lot of practical effort and the tools to keep it in tip top shape. Therefore, you will more than likely have a shed stuck somewhere in your garden.

    Even if a shed is shiny and new, we don't want it to be the main feature of the garden. So, we need to hide it somehow.

    Here are four key methods you can use to hide your shed: concealment, distraction, improvement, and replacement.  

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  9. Top 5 Garden Storage Solutions

    Choosing the right garden storage solution can be a task in itself. If you've out grown your humble garden shed, you might want to consider a smaller garden storage chest or tool store? These are easily secured and provide the storage space you need. Here are our top 5 favourites to help you decide which is best for you.

    Our Top 5 Storage Chests, Trunk & Tool Stores:

    Wooden overlap Garden Chest

    Overlap Garden Chest - £73.99 (was £84.99)

    This compact wooden storage chest is great for the smaller gardens and features a hinged lid for easy access to its contents. With a capacity of 25 cubic feet, there is plenty of roo

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  10. Garden shed security tips

    You may not realise how quickly the value of your shed contents adds up. With a lawn mower, drills, garden furniture and lots more expensive items stored in your shed, it is important to make sure you are considering shed security. Here we take you through the steps you can take to improve you shed's security.

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