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Shed Advice

  1. What is Tongue and Groove?

    What is Tongue and Groove?

    You’ve probably heard of tongue and groove, but what does it actually mean?

    Read on for a technical explanation of tongue and groove, details of its practical use, and how it compares to other types of cladding.

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  2. 10 Shed Accessories for the Ultimate Garden Shed

    10 Shed Accessories for the Ultimate Garden Shed

    Shed accessories can transform a normal garden shed into a great one. Discover the best shed accessories here, including solar lighting, security devices, guttering and more.

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  3. Portable Gas Heaters to Warm Your Shed

    Portable Gas Heaters to Warm Your Shed

    A portable gas heater is essential if you’re going to spend time in a shed, summer house or log cabin during the cold winter months. Find out more about what portable gas heaters have to offer, here.

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  4. Your Guide to Better Shed Insulation

    Your Guide to Better Shed Insulation

    Shed insulation is essential if you’re going to make the most of your garden shed. Find out how to properly insulate your shed here, so that you can enjoy its many benefits the whole year round.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  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. 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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