The Shedstore Blog

  1. What Is Cladding Thickness?

    What Is Cladding Thickness?

    Cladding is the material that makes up the outer structure of a garden building; in other words, the walls, floor and roof.

    The measurements given in shed, summer house and log cabin descriptions, relating to these features, are referring to their thickness.

    If, however, one measurement is given prominence, or is referred to in the title of the garden building, it will be describing the walls.

    Therefore, 'cladding thickness' is generally just another name for wall thickness.

    Is Cladding Thickness Important?

    In relation to wooden sheds, log cabins and, to a slightly lesser extent, summerhouses, the answer is yes.

    When it comes to metal and plastic sheds, cladding thickness is not very important. The main focus here should be on the type of metal or plastic used as cladding.

    So, let's take a look at the cladding thickness of different types of wooden garden building and why it sho

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  2. Container Gardening for Autumn

    Container Gardening for Autumn

    Just because summer has fizzled out doesn’t mean you can pack everything away and hibernate. Leave that for the bears in the woods.

    Clean down and plant up your containers for instant colour and continued interest until 2020 brings whatever 2020 fancies. Read on to find out all you need to know about autumn container gardening.

     

    For Fantastic Autumn Containers

    A 2-tier wooden potting bench with plants and containers on both tiers


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  3. The Best Security Sheds

    The Best Security Sheds

    What Makes a Shed a Security Shed?

    Some sheds are expressly designed and marketed as security sheds, while others offer excellent levels of security as part of an all-round high-quality build.

    If you want an exceptionally secure shed, some of the features you should look for are a robust structure, a strong lock or padlock fixing, an absence of accessible windows, security bolts and hidden hinges.

    This list is by no means exhaustive and different manufacturers frequently develop new ways of ensuring their sheds offer high levels of security.

    These are 5 of our favourite market-leading security sheds. Read on to find out why…

    5 Top Security Sheds

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  4. A Fresh Look at Garden Seating

    A Fresh Look at Garden Seating

    Garden Seating Has Moved On

    Garden seating has changed immeasurably from the days when most people used to relax outdoors on a pair of rusty, old deckchairs.

    Nowadays, there are a whole host of beautifully designed outdoor seats available, suitable for almost any occasion.

    Here at Shedstore, we believe that garden seating should be as well-made and stylish as the furniture in our lounges or dining rooms, so we strive to offer our customers the very best outdoor furniture on the market.

    A wooden garden swing seat arbour with trellis sides.

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  5. The Shedstore Blog's Gardening To Do List - August

    Garden To Do List for August

    Hello August!

    The key tasks for an organised, growing, healthy garden for this month are:

    1. Water all containers

    Plants growing in containers get thirsty. Consider fitting micro irrigation to your pots if you are going away on holiday for a fortnight (only if your neighbours can’t do your watering tasks!) and definitely group pots together in a shadier part of the garden. Even sun lovers will put up with a little bit of shade if it means less stress and lots of water from a handy hosepipe or watering can. 

    Water the surface of the compost and DO NOT spray over the foliage.

    2. Trim conifer hedges

    Now is a great time to trim up

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  6. Using Solar Power in Garden Buildings

    Using Solar Power in Garden Buildings

    Add power to your shed or summer house without an electrician

    To make the most out of any shed, workshop, summerhouse or log cabin, you need to have lighting and power.

    This does not mean paying the high costs of an electrician laying cables under the lawn and wiring the outdoor building up to the mains. Instead, the easiest and most cost effective choice is to use solar power in garden buildings.

    solar lighting in a summer house

    Here we take a look at the amazing solar technology that makes it easy to add power to a shed or other external building without any specialist skills and without increasing electricity bills.

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  7. Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    There are many reasons to buy a summer house - all involve adding space to your lifestyle

    Buying a summer house is the most attractive and cost-effective way to solve various space-related problems - all without the need for a home extension.

    Let’s take a look at the most popular reasons to buy a summer house, alongside examples of our fantastic range of summer houses for sale. 


    ... to create a garden retreat

    A wooden corner summer house with glazed double doors and 2 full-length windows.

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  8. Our Top 10 Wooden Garden Arbours

    Our Top 10 Wooden Garden Arbours

    Best Traditional Arbour

    Shire Rose Arbour

    Shire Rose Arbour 5x3ft

    The Rose Arbour from Shire is the quintessential garden arbour: solid bench, trellis sides and sloping roof. What more could you want? Here the wooden arbour is painted in a soft green to help it blend into the natural surroundings.

    This arbour is pressure treated and comes with a 10-year anti-rot guarantee.

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  9. Check out and win!

    Check out and win!

    Here at Shedstore, we’re giving you the chance to win this wonderful wooden mini greenhouse!

    To be in the chance of winning, check out your basket by midnight this Sunday and you will be automatically entered into a draw to win a wooden mini greenhouse worth £259.99.

    Entry deadline is Sunday 30th June at Midnight and the winner will be selected at random on Monday 1st July!


    GOOD LUCK everyone!


    Terms and Conditions:
    • This competition is for UK residents only.
    • You must be over 18 years old to enter this competition.

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  10. Dine Alfresco with a New Garden Table and Chairs

    Dine Alfresco with a New Garden Table and Chairs

    Summer’s Here, So Let’s Dine Alfresco

    Summer’s here and we’ve got a fantastic range of new garden table and chairs sets to help you enjoy alfresco dining in style.

    Whether you fancy a coffee and croissants in the morning sun, an afternoon picnic or dinner with friends, you’ll find your perfect patio furniture right here.

    Let’s take a look at some of our beautiful garden furniture sets, all including a garden table and chairs.

    The Rowlinson Plumley 6-Seater Wooden Garden Outdoor Dining Set, laid with plates, cutlery and 2 wine bottles.

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