Shed Advice

  1. 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. 

    Or, if you have a brew in hand and have nothing else to do, here are a few compelling reasons to buy that new shed right now:







     

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  2. A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    Top Tips for a Tidy Shed

    It’s that time of year when your shed becomes messy. None of us can help it, in spite of our best efforts. Inevitably, rain arrives as you finish mowing and it’s a case of ‘quick, get the mower away’ and it’s never in the right place, comfortably nestling under the benching. Nope, it’s slap-bang in the way of the door. Same with the mountain of now redundant cloches, tangles of netting, tumbleweed and horticultural fleece. But you can change your ways. Really. 

    Chuck It

    The first job in tidying a shed is to throw away anything that is surplus to requirements. It is so much more efficient to take a photograph of the can of paint, for matching purposes, than keeping the can itself. Or paint a swatch onto a piece of old wallpaper and write the brand and shade on the back. The contents of the can will most likely be ‘off’

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  3. Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    You’ve worked hard all your life and it was a wonderful feeling, retiring. For the first time in life, you experienced a real sense of freedom. And when you and the other-half finally holidayed in that far-flung place you’d always dreamed about? Well, it was an experience you’ll never forget.

    Since those halcyon days, you’ve cleaned out the shed, got the garden looking great, visited the grandkids ‘down south’ and… And?

    There’s something missing, isn’t there? A man or woman who was as busy as you shouldn’t be watching daytime TV. You want a little project to get your teeth into, don’t you?

    All you need is an idea…a little bit of inspiration. Well, your wish is Shedstore’s c

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  4. The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed

    The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed
    A new shed is an investment in your home and garden - and it should last decades. Therefore, it is important to make the right choice first time. Here we have compiled the Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Shed. Take time to think about each one. If you have any questions, our friendly UK-based customer service team will be happy to help you. Try our live chat feature or call 0333 003 0581.

    1. How much space have I got?

    5'x3' Lotus Pent Slate Grey Metal Shed

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Shed Clean in 2018: New Year, Tidy Shed

    Shed Clean in 2018: New Year, Tidy Shed

    There, it’s over. All the happy activity and social whirl of family and friends, the hunt for AAAs and calls of ‘have you kept the receipt?’ have gone. Christmas is a distant memory and New Year’s Eve well, came and went.

    And now it’s 2018 (just in case you’re recovering from the celebrations and hadn’t realised) and time to…tidy your shed. Of course, it is. It may be the Chinese year of the dog but that's no excuse to have a dog-eared or down trodden shed.

    "A tidy shed is a tidy mind - and that starts today."

    Sheds are always at risk of becoming dumping grounds for anything that won't fit in those bins - currently overflowing with turkey carcasses and sparkly wrapping paper - and gardening tools are always thrown in haphazardly on a freezing cold dark afternoon or rain soaked evening. The rubbish and tools then become a cli

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  9. Top 5 Uses for Corner Sheds

    Top 5 Uses for Corner Sheds

    Top 5 Uses for a Corner Shed

    A corner shed makes full use of those awkward spots in the garden and can, with a little creativity and imagination, be much more than a simple shed.

    Running power to a shed opens up a lot of possibilities. Lighting will help you use the shed beyond the hours of daylight and can convert a shed, with a little insulation, into anything from a home office to a back-garden pub. We look at some different ideas to help you make the most of your shed this year.

    Relaxation Space

    10x10 Alpine Aspen Log Cabin

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  10. The Best Shed Storage Ideas This Year

    Optimise your shed with these storage ideas

    Installing a shed is only part of getting the best from your garden. Making full use of all available space within the shed is of paramount importance. Hooks will keep bulky, unwieldy items off the floor and make use of wall space. Shelving, pegboards for tools and any sets of drawers all help keep gardening items neatly stacked away. Keep hand tools and anything you use on a daily or weekly basis to hand. Less used items can be stored in corners and hard to reach spots. And only store what you use. Don’t let your shed become a dumping ground for rubbish or a museum to old paint pots. Keep it pristine and clean with some of these great shed storage ideas.

    Shed Shelving Units

    Every shed needs a few sturdy shelves to help support the weight of bags of compost, tools, and seed trays. Free-standing and easy to assem

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