Outdoor Lifestyle

  1. Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

    Extend Summer and Enjoy Your Garden All-Year-Round with a Summerhouse

    Fabulous summer weather has resulted in gardens taking over lounges as our real ‘living rooms’. But, as autumn looms, we can’t help dreading once again being cooped up indoors. Don’t despair, here at Shedstore, we have a sure-fire way to prolong your garden-based glee. For, this autumn, there’s no need to join the mass exodus out of the garden and back into the house. No, not once you’ve bought

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  2. Creating Shade in Your Garden

    Creating Shade in Your Garden

    The case for purchasing a pergola, canopy, gazebo or garden arbour...

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving the current hot weather as much as everyone else; but, sometimes, it’s nice to sit outside, in the shade, without feeling like you’re beginning to melt, or worrying about waking up in the morning as red as a lobster, with painful peeling shoulders. Trust me, sunburn is not a look you want to be sporting for the big meeting first thing on Monday.

    Creating some shelter in your garden offers you welcome respite from the scorching summer sun, allowing you to spend more time outside, at a much more comfortable temperature.

    Here are a few options well worth considering, and, don’t worry, there’s

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  3. Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    Our Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for This Summer

    With summer finally here, we look at the top 5 small corner summerhouses to help you make the most of the weather and your garden this year. And they aren't just for summer... A summerhouse with thicker timbers can be used year round as a home office, home gym or simply extra living space for you and your family. 

    A corner summerhouse is particularly great where you need to really maximise the space in your garden. Tucked in a corner, out of the way yet with the best views of the garden, a corner summerhouse is both practical and attractive.



    1.   8' x 8' Shire Barclay Corner Summerhouse (2.3x2.3m)

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  4. Our Top 5 Garden Games

    Our Top 5 Garden Games

    There’s nothing quite like a garden game, is there? What else offers the whole family so many hours of fun and helps create no end of happy memories? In fact, when you think about it, outdoor games benefit us a lot more than we think. They give us the chance to learn invaluable life skills, such as how to win, lose and follow rules, as well as the freedom to breathe in fresh air and get a bit of exercise, all within the safe confines of the family home. Giant outdoor games also provide us with a golden opportunity to spend quality time with family, friends and neighbours, and help us forget the mundane and the stressful for a few hours, at least.

    Garden games’ appeal often spans the generations, reminding us adults of our own childhoods, yet always teaching us something new. They are as addictive as games consoles, yet better by far for both body and mind. They can be relaxing or nerve-wrack

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  5. 5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    5 Fantastic Gazebos for Summer and Beyond

    In the midst of a beautiful summer, our thoughts inevitably turn to the outdoors and, for most of us, this begins with the garden. Suitable for boisterous children’s games, alfresco dining with a loved one, entertaining friends… nowhere offers us as much scope for enjoyment as our garden space. What’s more, nobody appreciates this more than Shedstore, the UK’s leading supplier of everything related to gardens. However, if we were forced to recommend just one, single product to you this summer, what would it be? Without hesitation, our answer is a gazebo.

    A wooden gazebo is one of those rare items that truly does offer you the best of both worlds: easy to erect yet reassuringly

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  6. Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Beautiful Bistro Sets

    There are few things in this world more civilised than a bistro set. The perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee, the ideal setting for an alfresco lunch, and the ultimate accompaniment to an evening glass of wine with a loved one, the bistro set is wonderful outdoor furniture to suit almost any occasion.

    What’s more, bistro sets are relatively inexpensive, beautifully stylish and incredibly easy to store, making them the obvious starting point for any garden furniture collection.

    Here at Shedstore, we stock a fantastic range of bistro sets, suitable for every type of garden. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at five of our favourites:


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  7. What to Look for When Choosing Your Garden Furniture

    What to Look for When Choosing Your Garden Furniture

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

    Just as we would never consider a sofa or table-free lounge, where we were forced to stand up to watch television or eat our meals, nor should the modern householder consider an empty garden, devoid of comfort.

    Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space. Here, we take a look at some of the options available to you, as well as showing you a range of Shedstore’s fantastic garden furniture.

    Rattan Gard

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  8. It is the Year of The Potting Shed – Don’t Be Left Without One

    It is the Year of The Potting Shed – Don’t Be Left Without One

    The Year of the Potting Shed

    Sitting somewhere between a conventional shed and a greenhouse, the potting shed was for too long overlooked and undervalued.

    Homeowners, searching for a strong and hardwearing garden storage facility, traditionally turned to its alpha-male big brother, the conventional shed, to satisfy their needs.

    Gardeners, desperate to secure those few extra degrees of winter heat for their beloved plants, typically found themselves seduced by the glamour of its younger sister, the greenhouse, with her slender frame and see-through panels leaving little to the imagination.

    Lost in this garden ‘no man’s land’, a lesser building might have accepted its fate and vanished into obscurity, but not the potting shed.

    For those in the know have always seen the true value of this wonderful structure, and now more people are catching on. Many more people. So many, in fact, that 2018 promises to be the start of a new er

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  9. Top 10 Uses for A Garden Shed

    Top 10 Uses for A Garden Shed

    When is a Shed not a Shed?

    For the uninitiated amongst you, the garden shed is a truly remarkable structure. In fact, sometimes, even the most devout shed worshippers fail to realise its true potential. The shed can be a home within a home and a place to contemplate, tackle (and escape) life’s many challenges. It is an outdoor hub for work, rest and play. So, whether you’re about to purchase your first wooden shed or are a seasoned ‘sheddie’, without further ado, let’s run through the top ten uses for a garden shed.

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  10. Businesses That Started in Sheds

    Businesses That Started in Sheds

    The Shed of Your Dreams

    When you think of the building of your dreams, a shed might not come to mind; however, a shed could help your dreams come true... if you dream of starting a business from home.

    The humble garden shed has a proud tradition as a hotbed of innovation, a respected position at the leading-edge of industry, and is regarded as a key driving force of the global economy. Be inspired by the stories behind the following 10 hugely diverse companies, all of which were founded in simple, self-effacing, unpretentious outdoor office sheds. Perhaps your dream can come true too.


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