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.

Plastic Sheds Boast Many Benefits

Combine this with plastic’s relatively low cost, ease of assembly and maintenance, and you’ve got the makings of an unbeatable garden storage shed. And if you’re concerned about the impact of plastic on the environment, you’ll be pleased to know that many of our plastic sheds are built using fully-recyclable materials.

Furthermore, when you see the latest plastic sheds, you probably won’t recognise them as plastic at all.


The Advantages of Plastic Sheds 

Premium Panel Technology

plastic shed panel being hit by a hammer as strength testWood is and always will be wood but plastic has come a long way in durability, strength and reliability.

With features such as UV protection to prevent fading and weather resistance to prevent splitting and cracking, plastic is now a robust material capable of lasting decades.

Take a look at this image from Palram Sheds demonstrating that their Voyager panels can even take a beating without breaking. Now, that's tough.

A 2-tone brown plastic shed with partially-glazed double doors and an apex roof


7x11 Keter Newton Plastic Garden Shed

Technically advanced, this revolutionary Keter shed is built from wood plastic composite, so has the charming appearance of a traditional wooden shed, but with plastic’s durability and ease of maintenance.

The walls are completely safe to drill, so it’s easy to install shelving. The roof is reinforced by a solid steel bar and snow-load tested to 150kg/ m2.

Backed by a phenomenal lifetime guarantee, this plastic shed also includes heavy-duty flooring, a full-length skylight, perspex-glazed double doors and a stainless-steel locking system.

A woman stood outside a cream plastic shed, which has a brown apex roof and double doors


11x11 Lifetime Heavy Duty Plastic Shed

Constructed from high-density polyethylene panels, with heavy-duty, powder-coated steel reinforcements, this plastic garden shed is robust, durable and unrecognisable from inferior versions of plastic sheds.

The panels are UV-protected, so will never fade, leaving you free to enjoy their attractive appearance for years to come.

The sturdy floor and roof are built from high-density polyethylene too, with the latter including 2 skylights.

Also featuring 2 shatterproof polycarbonate windows and supplied with a 10-year guarantee, this is a very impressive garden shed indeed.

Low Maintenance

Caring for a wooden shed requires treaments, painting, checking for rot, fixing down felting (again!), and keeping an eye out for warping.

Plastic sheds, in comparison, are amazingly low maintenance. Wipe down with a cloth if it gets splashed with mud or a spot of moss begins to take hold. That's it. 

With the UV protection mentioned before, the panels of today's plastic sheds will keep their colour so won't need painting. Most have 10 year guarantees and, unlike the natural warping of wood, stay solid and strong for decades.

A small, cream, lean-to shed with its door open


4x8 Duramax SideMate Plastic Lean-To Shed

Other than the occasional wipe-down with a damp cloth, this plastic shed needs no maintenance, let alone treatment.

Easy to assemble, with slimline dimensions and a neutral decor, this is the ultimate in easy-going, zero-hassle sheds.

That’s not to say it’s bland and unremarkable.

Weatherproof, fire-retardant and impervious to rot, this small garden shed provides outstanding protection for stored items and is backed by an excellent 10 year guarantee.

Attractive Appearance

Think of plastic garden furniture and you may still imagine cheap white or dark green, uninspiring, unattractive pieces. Well, the world of plastic shed design has come along much further. Nowadays, you might not even realise a garden shed is plastic until you get up close to it.

With plastic sheds that look like wooden sheds, plastic sheds oozing traditional charm and plastic sheds with cutting edge modern design, no matter what your taste, there is a plastic shed to appeal to you and suit your garden design.

An attractive plastic shed with double doors and charming windows


17'5x8 Lifetime Plastic Shed

With its window shutters, slate effect roof and wood-effect panelling, this plastic garden shed is a charming outdoor building, further enhanced by a contemporary taupe and chocolate brown finish.

Rot-proof, resistant to rust and UV protected, it won’t fade or discolour in the sun, just maintain its good looks for many years to come.

Built from high-density polyethylene, reinforced with powder-coated steel, this 17'5x8' shed is as tough as it is beautiful.

Other key features include a full length ridge skylight, double doors with bolts, internal shelving and hooks, a slip resistant floor and a super 10 year guarantee. 

A taupe and brown plastic shed with brown double doors and high-level windows


7x7 Keter Artisan Pent Plastic Garden Shed

The contemporary design of this plastic shed will be at home in even the most sophisticated of modern gardens.

The sleek lines of the pent roof and the high-level windows complete the modern design of this impressive shed.

Its brushed wood texture belies its plastic build and is even formatted to allow painting or drilling. Leave it as it comes and it will never fade nor need treating.

Built using Keter’s ground-breaking DUOTECHTM technology, it comes with pre-cut tongue and groove panels, so you’ll have it up in no time.

With its heavy-duty polypropylene floor and roof, lockable double doors, windows and 2 side air vents, this garden shed ticks absolutely every box.

Again, this super stylish Keter shed comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Choice of Colours

Wooden sheds require painting to acheve a variance in colour. Plastic sheds, on the other hand, come in a ready-made choice of colours. The most popular are dark green, grey, anthracite, amber, cream and the more traditional brown.

A reddish brown plastic shed with an apex roof and double doors6x8 green plastic shed6x8 Palram Grey Skylight Plastic Shed

6x8 Palram Skylight Plastic Shed

Available in green, grey or amber, the choice of colours is yours. Plus, it comes in a wide range of sizes.

Furthermore, it is built from near-unbreakable polycarbonate panels on a reinforced aluminium frame, so offers you an attractive and robust garden storage shed.

The unique skylight panels transmit an abundance of natural light but are opaque on the exterior, maintaining its handsome appearance.

Other notable features include an anti-slip floor, lockable double doors, 2 air vents and a 10 year guarantee. 

Easy to Assemble

Plastic sheds have long been acknowledged as the easiest sheds to assemble. Plastic is naturally lighter than wood or metal making it easier to handle. With pre-drilled holes and plastic parts that slot together, building a plastic shed is largely a process of bolting key parts together.
Being easier to build also means plastic sheds are quicker to build.
Do be aware that, though incredibly robust, because of the lightweight nature of plastic sheds, you should always anchor them to a solid surface to prevent them being toppled by the wind.

A cream and brown plastic shed with partially-glazed, grey double doors


8x7 Suncast New Tremont Four Plastic Garden Storage Shed

This plastic shed is straight forward to build. It comes in approximately 20 pieces plus all the fixings needed to put it together. It will take 2 people approximately 4-5 hours to assemble.

The double-wall resin panels are constructed using the latest technology and reinforced with superior steel, making for an unbeatably robust and durable structure.

Both the floor and roof are made from hi-tech resin too, the latter reinforced with steel, ensuring complete weatherproof protection.

Other benefits include attractive shingle-style roof panels, 4 skylights, double doors and a 10 year guarantee.

This truly is a premium plastic shed.



Plastic Sheds for Sale

A grey plastic shed with a brown reverse-apex roof and brown double doors

When you come to choose your next garden shed, what will you consider?

Does your ideal shed need to be built from premium-quality panels? Should it be low maintenance but still enjoy an attractive appearance?

No doubt, you’d like it to be structurally superb and technologically advanced. If it’s incredibly easy to assemble and comes in an attractive colour that would probably be a bonus.

Don’t worry, you’re not asking for too much. All you need to do is make sure that your next shed is a plastic shed.

Here at Buy Sheds Direct, we know all about garden sheds. Take the first step in selecting your new shed now by viewing our superb range of premium plastic sheds for sale.