Buying Guides

  1. Shedstore’s Log Cabin Buying Guide

    Shedstore’s Log Cabin Buying Guide

    Buying a log cabin will probably be the biggest purchase that you’ll ever make for your garden. Therefore, it’s essential to get it right.

    If you do your homework, your log cabin will open up a whole new world of possibilities and add value to your property, because a log cabin is a true garden building in every sense of the word.

    Our log cabin buying guide addresses the questions that you need to ask yourself before buying a log cabin.

    Do this and your new garden cabin will exceed your expectations in such a way that you’ll be able to look back, with satisfaction, at the best purchase you ever made.

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  2. Why Gazebos Benefit Any Outdoor Area

    Why Gazebos Benefit Any Outdoor Area

    A garden gazebo offers something special to any outdoor area.

    Eye-catching, attractive and practical too, owning a gazebo is a real statement of intent and shows that you like to make the most of your outdoor space.

    What’s more, a gazebo can be used in more circumstances than you might initially imagine.

    Consider the following scenarios and you’ll see what we mean.

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  3. 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.

    Here we guide you through all you need to know about cladding.

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  4. The Best Security Sheds

    The Best Security Sheds

    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…

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  5. 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. 

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    What to Look for When Buying Garden Furniture Online

    Garden Furniture Is A Must

    The garden is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with family and friends during the warmer months.

    Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space.

    Buying new patio furniture online gives you the opportunity to grab a real bargain, so let's take a look at the options available:

    A green cushion and a book resting on top of the Forest Saratoga Wooden Garden Chair, which is situated on a lawn.

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  9. Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Why to Buy Wheelie Bin Storage and What are the Options

    Wheelie bins are certainly not the most aesthetically pleasing (nor the best smelling) of garden features, despite being invaluable to every home.

    Furthermore, if the proper garden storage of wheelie bins is neglected, they can cause even more unpleasantness.

    This is the reason why wheelie bin storage is such a sound investment.

    Think we're exaggerating? Then please read on...

    Why You Need Wheelie Bin Storage

    fox raiding a bin

    Firstly, urban foxes and rats love nothing more than rummaging through wheelie bins on the hunt for an easy meal.

    This problem is exacerbated if you’ve forgotten to put the bins ou

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  10. When is the best time to buy a shed?

    When is the best time to buy a shed?

    The simple answer to that question, and one that saves time, is ‘now.’ Assuming you’re reading this in the summer, of course. There, you’ve now got five minutes back of your life to sort out that very shed. 

    A shabby, old shed and the very smart 10x7 Windsor Shiplap Apex Wooden Garden Shed


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