Metal Sheds, Metal Garages and Metal Storage

We have a huge range of metal sheds, some of these being our bestsellers across our whole website. Sizes starting from a small 4ft x 2ft storette, perfect for storing those small garden tools. And the biggest we have is the grand size of 12ft x 38ft, perfect for use as a garage or as use as a workshop. With many shapes and sizes available, such as roof options, a pent roof or an apex roof. The choice of a single door or double doors. Some doors are provided hinged, others are sliding doors. There are benefits for all options. Such as, a pent roof is great if you limited to space. An apex roof creates more headroom or extra room for shelving or stacking boxes as high as possible. A single door will take up less space providing you more room for storage either side. Whereas, double doors create a wider opening making it possible for you to store larger items. With regards to a hinged opening door or sliding doors, this is purely based on personal preference. Most handles provided consist of a way of attaching a padlock so you will not be required to make holes in the shed to enable you to add a locking device to the shed.

 

Windows are not usually an option with regards to a metal shed due to their reputation of being so secure. However, for a selected range of our metal sheds, a Skylight is available as an additional extra. This is perfect for you if you wish to keep the security of your shed but at the same time allowing some light in to the building. A Skylight is simply a windowed panel which replaces a standard roof panel. Skylights should not affect the security of your shed due to the window being in the roof, you will hardly see it from the outside – plus, many people won’t be tall enough to see through it. There is a small range of metal sheds which include a Skylight as standard. So take a look at our range. Most metal sheds include vents allowing air to circulate through the building to prevent condensation.

 

Durability is the most important factor of a shed regardless of the use you require it for. Metal sheds are known for their durability due to the strength metal offers. As well as being durable, metal sheds do not experience any of the issues you may find with wooden sheds, such as mould, rotting, warping, weather resistance and more. Metal sheds we provide are rodent proof and fire retardant. Most importantly, metal sheds are maintenance free!

 

All of our metal sheds are made of galvanised steel which means a protective zinc coating has been applied to the metal used. This process is a common method in which the parts of the metal shed are submerged into a bath of the treatment. Also known as hot-dipped galvanisation. There are two benefits of this treatment method which is that it forms a coating of corrosion-resistant zinc which prevents rust appearing on the building which can lead to corrosion. Secondly, the zinc coating provides a type of protection so that even if the coating is scratched, the exposed steel will still be protected by the remaining treatment.

 

Our metal sheds are not supplied with a floor as standard as we recommend metal sheds are situated on to a solid, level, concreted or paved area and anchored to the ground. Most of our metal sheds are supplied with a free anchor kit – if they are not, they are available to buy separately. An anchor kit is made up of ‘L’ shaped brackets which are simply secured to the bottom of the shed and then secured to the ground. A timber floor option is available as an extra for some of our metal sheds if you did want a floor inside. If you don’t have a concreted or paved area, we offer a foundation kit as an extra which is a metal framing in which the metal shed sits perfectly on to – you would however need to fill the foundation kit with cement or gravel. Be sure that where you want to situate your shed that there is at least 1ft of space the whole way around the shed so you can move around the shed with ease.
The popularity of metal sheds is growing all the time. Such as some caravan parks or holiday parks will only allow metal sheds on the site due to them being maintenance free, secure and that they are not vulnerable near the coast like wooden sheds can be due to the consistent salty sea air and the sometimes harsh breeze. They are also proving popular for rented properties due to there no maintenance care – neither the landlord nor the tenant is required to maintain the building – Bonus!

 

The metal sheds are delivered boxed, with the full instruction manual and all the fixings such as nails and screws you will require for the installation of your building are included. The number of boxes you will receive is dependent on which size shed you have ordered. The boxes may be a little heavy so you may need some help in moving them around.

 

We do state on the instructions that when taking the parts and panels out of the boxes and when building the metal shed that your wear gardening gloves at all times as the parts can be pretty sharp.

 

Each individual part to the shed is not very heavy and may appear a little too light-weight, but be assured that once you start the build, the more you put together, the more it creates the strength and sturdiness you expect from your a metal shed.

 

We recommend at least two people install the shed so that you have someone to hold pieces in place and an additional person to fix the pieces together. Once the shed is installed you’re ready to go.

 

Some keep the shed as it is as standard, or you may like to add shelving inside, maybe guttering on the outside – you could even attached a water butt if you desired. Once your metal shed is built you can personalize it to really make it your own.

All metal sheds and storage must be erected on a firm, level (preferably concrete) base and unless stated metal sheds do not come with floor panels as standard. On our Madrid and Clifton range we do offer a timber base or foundation kit optional extra. All metal sheds will need to be secured to the floor using an anchor kit to stop your metal shed from blowing away. We strongly recommend a concrete base but you can use paving slabs but need to take into account when drilling the paving slabs for the anchor kit that the slabs may split.

Our range of metal sheds are constructed from hot dipped galvanised steel which, along with their stainless steel screws, is thoroughly rust resistant and they are supplied with a minimum of 10 years anti rust guarantee. The hot dipped galvanised steel is hemmed to provide smoother and safer edges. The sliding doors on metal sheds allow easy access to your gardening equipment, even in smaller gardens where space is at a premium.

We offer a wide range of metal sheds from small compact metal sheds, pent metal sheds, to large metal garages. We stock a wide range of metal shed brands from Yardmaster, Madrid, Clifton and Rowlinson, and we offer a 48 hour delivery service on all metal Escape sheds.

When anchored to the manufacturer’s recommendations, metal sheds are engineered to withstand tested wind speeds of 147km/h - more than enough to withstand the worst of the British weather!

Metal sheds also offer the advantage of being virtually rodent-proof, and more resistant to poor weather conditions than the equivalent wooden sheds. Metal garden sheds offer the option of storing seed and grain without the issue of it being eaten away by rats, mice and termites. In addition to this, our metal storage sheds are fire retardant, giving you peace of mind over the safety of your valuables. As most of our metal sheds come with a 10 year anti-rust penetration guarantee, you can have peace of mind that your metal shed will remain a useful addition to your garden.

Recently amended fire regulations on campsites has meant that customers are no longer able to use wooden sheds for storage purposes which has meant a metal shed as a perfect campsite / static home storage solution.

Metal garden sheds are available as either apex metal sheds or with a pent roof, and there are single and double door metal storage sheds options on both available. We also offer a number of metal garages ideal for securely parking your car. A metal shed is great for any time of year as they are rust resistant.

When it comes to building your metal shed, you need to consider two things - the site of the metal shed and the foundation. These will ensure your garden building remains sturdy for years to come.

Preparing the site of your metal shed is essential. You need to make sure that it is in an area that is clear of trees, garden fences and other obstacles. It also needs to be a level area in which to lay a solid foundation and an area that is free from standing water.

Once the site is level and free from water and other obstructions, you can start thinking about the foundation of your metal shed. It needs to be strong enough to take the weight of a metal shed as well as just slightly larger than your actual shed to make sure there is no overhang.

Our metal sheds are not supplied with a floor as standard as we recommend metal sheds are situated on to a solid, level, concreted or paved area and anchored to the ground. Most of our metal sheds are supplied with a free anchor kit – if they are not, they are available to buy separately. An anchor kit is made up of ‘L’ shaped brackets which are simply secured to the bottom of the shed and then secured to the ground. A timber floor option is available as an extra for some of our metal sheds if you did want a floor inside. If you don’t have a concreted or paved area, we offer a foundation kit as an extra which is a metal framing in which the metal shed sits perfectly on to – you would however need to fill the foundation kit with cement or gravel. Be sure that where you want to situate your shed that there is at least 1ft of space the whole way around the shed so you can move around the shed with ease.