There are a number of garden sheds available wooden garden sheds, metal sheds, plastic sheds, apex, pent, tongue & groove, overlap, solid OSB floor, T&G floor. Where do you start? Garden sheds are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and make an ideal extra storage space for your garden. Easy to install and at affordable prices, we will help you select the right shed for your needs. Please follow our suggested steps below:
Sheds do no usually require planning permission unless you live in a listed building or a conservation area. If in doubt we recommend you check with your local authority’s planning office.
Overlap is commonly used for garden buildings and fencing. Overlap sheds consist of feather edge boards which simply overlap one another, allowing rain water to run straight off of the building. The boards vary in thickness slightly, usually between 6mm and 10mm. Our overlap sheds are the perfect solution if you are looking for a garden building with a low, competitive price tag. However, please don’t allow the prices to cloud your doubt regarding quality of the building. All of our buildings go through a quality controlled environment guaranteeing only the best cuts of wood are provided with each and every building kit supplied. To add to the strength of your building a 28mm x 28mm framework is included creating a practical, sturdy building for all those garden appliances that need safely storing away. Not only are overlap sheds useful for storing garden appliances, they can be used to store household appliances or maybe an overflow of children’s toys. Sheds are a necessity for that much needed extra space and to have your belongings close to hand, rather than hidden away in the attic. Overlap sheds are available with or without windows, the choice being made purely on personal preference. Windows in the shed provide extra light into the building which is useful, especially if you are not thinking of adding electrical fittings. Having no windows in your building is perfect if your shed is going to be situated in an open space so that people can’t peek inside. Our Overlap buildings are also available with either a pent roof or and apex roof. Again, your choice is completely personal preference. The roof and floor included with the Overlap sheds are usually made from Oriented Strand Board, more commonly known as OSB. OSB is a popular form of wooden sheet board which is made up of strands and flakes of wood and adhesive which have been compressed together to make a suitable roof and floor for your building. To cover the roof, you will receive free felt to create a waterproof shelter for your building and personal belongings. With regards to your floor, we also include pressure treated wooden bearers which we advise are situated beneath the floor of your building to raise it off of the ground slightly. This allows air to circulate under the shed preventing the floor obtaining unwanted damp which could possibly lead to your shed floor rotting. Most of our Overlap sheds have been pre-treated which protects the building from the time it has been made to the time is has been delivered to its new home with you. We strongly advise you treat the shed using a preservative of your choice once you have installed the building or whilst you are installing the building. We would advise the shed is treated at least once a year, every year. By doing so, you are protecting your wooden shed against those harsh winter months and keeping your building looking as good as new.
Tongue and Groove is without a doubt the most popular choice of wood for a garden building. Each Tongue and Groove board interlocks with one another creating a smooth, neat finish. The thickness of Tongue and Groove boards for sheds can vary between 10mm – 12mm. Our Tongue and Groove range of sheds and other garden buildings varies massively, so we know we will have the perfect garden building which will suit your needs. All of our Tongue and Groove sheds are delivered in pre made panels making the assembly of your shed much simpler and easier. However, if you are in doubt with regards to the installation of your building, we are able to offer an installation service on most items for an additional charge. Alternatively, if it is just some advice you need, our experienced, knowledgeable sales team are on hand to offer you help and advice over the phone or by email 5 days a week. For the majority of our Tongue and Groove range we include the roof and floor. Some include an OSB floor which is a form of chip board, which is great for supporting your garden furniture and accessories. For other Tongue and Groove sheds, we include a Tongue and Groove roof and floor, which creates a completely solid, sturdy building which is just perfect for storing those extra heavy items such as large electrical items. Tongue and Groove sheds can be used for more than just storage, due to its interlocking boards, this creates more efficient insulation and security making this a building full of possibilities. By adding some electrical sources, you could make this into your ideal workshop. Or maybe you are lacking kitchen space and would like a tumble dryer to store for those rainy days when you can’t hang your washing out to dry. Due to our large range of Tongue and Groove sheds, some are available pressure treated or pre-treated. Pressure treated sheds don’t necessarily need to be treated again with preservative, however, you can if you wish, whether it be that you would like to change the colour of the building or you may just want to add some extra moisture to the wood after those hot summer months. Pre-treated sheds do need to be treated with preservative, ideally within 6 weeks of you receiving delivery and then at least once a year, every year to protect the natural wood from the cold and rainy winter months. Why not be adventurous with your colour choice to make your garden building the statement feature of your garden?! The Tongue and Grove sheds we have to offer are available in many different shapes and sizes so we are confident that your will find exactly what you are looking for. If we don’t seem to have what you are looking for, don’t feel disappointed. We can offer a bespoke service on many of our items so your garden building can be made exactly the way you require, especially for you.
Apex is a popular style of roof used on many garden buildings. Apex is a pointed roof which can be one of two ways around. The most common being the tallest point is above the door/s and slopes down either side to meet the walls of the building. The alternative way would be that the roof slopes up towards the centre of the building and back down the other side to meet the back wall of the shed. Either way is dependent on your own personal choice. The decision is easiest made once you know where you intend to situate the shed. The main importance is to remember not to situate your building directly against another building or wall – in doing this, rain water can gather which adds constant moisture and weight to the building. Apex roofs are designed in a way that rain water will run straight off of the building. Due to its pointed roof, this option usually provides more head room and height to the shed which is perfect for adding extra shelving units – also saves you crouching down to move around your new shed!
A pent roof for buildings are sometimes preferred due to its flat roof. We have a large range of pent sheds which vary massively in sizes, from a small 2ft x 2ft shed to 14ft x 8ft. There are also many bike sheds and mower sheds available with a pent roof which have proved extremely popular. Also, after many enquiries, we are now also pleased to be able to offer a range of mobility scooter sheds which have a pent roof, but do not include a floor for easy access. The options for the direction of the roof are also available – whether you require the roof to run from front to back, back to front, left to right or right to left. The pent roof option is perfect if you have a limited amount of space. The pent shed will certainly maximise the space you have. All of our wooden sheds include free felt to ensure the most important part of your shed is kept protected and dry.
As we all know, wood is a natural, living material. For this reason, no piece of wood is ever exactly the same. Wood can obtain moisture and lose moisture, which is why we need to take care of our wooden garden buildings. Especially when the British weather is as inconsistent as it is. From our large range of wooden garden buildings, there are two different treatment options. Most of our items are supplied Pre-Treated, this process is carried out once the shed has been manufactured. Once all the panels are complete, the panels will then be dipped into a large tank of pre-treatment, which is a water based anti-fungal preservative. The panels will then be stacked to dry and then sold and shipped out to you. This pre-treatment is to protect the building from the time it has been made, to the time it has been delivered to you. We would then strongly recommend you treat your shed with an oil based preservative once you have built your shed, or as you go along – the choice is yours. We would then recommend you carry this procedure out at least once a year, if not twice a year. This will put the moisture back into the wood from the hot, dry summer months (if we are lucky enough to get them!) and to then protect them against those harsh winter months were all so used to. By following this simple procedure, we offer a 10 year anti-rot warranty. We also have a large range of Pressure Treated buildings which go through a much more intense treatment process compared to the pre-treated sheds. The pressure treatment process consists of forcing a chemical solution into the timber under a great amount of pressure. The majority of the solution is then vacuumed back out of the timber. Pressure Treated sheds are a long term protection against fungal decay and insect and termite attack. The colour in which these buildings are supplied, due to the pressure treatment is initially a slight shade of green in colour which will mellow after some time to a warm honey brown. Over a longer amount of time, the colour may fade to a shade of grey. If you would like to treat the shed to alter the colour, you will need to use water repellent products. We offer a 10 anti-rot warranty on this range of products.
We recommend all garden buildings are situated on a solid, level, preferably a concreted or paved area. The desired area should also measure slightly larger than your garden building. If you don’t have a concreted or paved area, we do have other additional options available. Such as, an Ecobase which is a lightweight and eco-friendly alternative to concrete or paving stones. The Ecobase consists of recycled plastic grids which are placed onto the plastic membrane which is included, in the desired area, the grids are laid on top and secured together by the EcoPins, which are also supplied. Once you have completed the layout of the Ecobase grids, simply fill with pea gravel. Your Ecobase is then ready to install your garden building on to. We also offer a Portabase as an additional extra for selected garden buildings which is a pressure treated timber base which includes a spike in each corner to sink and secure into the ground. It is important that you always use a spirit level when installing any kind of base to ensure the area is completely level. All of our wooden garden buildings include pressure treated timber bearers which run beneath the floor of the shed to raise the building off of the ground slightly to prevent the floor capturing water which can cause dampness and rotting of the floor and/or the building itself. When preparing your base, you should also consider the area in which you desire your garden building to be situated. We would not recommend your building be situated under or next to trees or large bushes. The reason for this being a large, consistent amount of water could cause damage to your shed. We recommend there is a 2foot clearance around your shed for this reason. This also leaves room for you to be able to move around the shed so you are able to add treatment/preservative to the shed it ease.
We understand how frustrating and inconvenient waiting on deliveries can be. So with us you can be sure we will do our best to make sure your delivery is scheduled for a day which is good for you. For many of our products we offer a delivery service within 48 hours. We also have a ‘pick a day’ delivery, and we can deliver to many places on a Saturday or a Sunday! You will notice on a large range of our buildings that there is a postcode checker for you to check when we are next available in your area for delivery. If you are ordering online, simply enter your desired day of delivery in the notes before you ‘check out’. We will always advise you which day you can expect your delivery. Our delivery times are usually between 7am and 7pm – however, the drivers will do their best to call you before they reach you. With delivery dates available 7 days a week, your day off is never our day off so I’m sure you will be able to fit us in your busy schedule. If you are unsure regarding the delivery, don’t hesitate to contact us before you order so we can schedule this on a day best for you.
Are you in need of a new garden shed but concerned about installing it yourself? Maybe you simply don’t have time? We can offer an installation service on a huge range of our garden sheds for an additional cost. The installation can take a little longer than our fast delivery. However, what better peace of mind that someone is doing it for you?! To book in your installation service, this can take usually 3-4 weeks. However, you will be contacted to book this in for a day convenient for you. There are some factors we ask you to take into account when purchasing the installation service, so that your installation goes smoothly we ask you confirm the following:
1. Is the base prepared prior to the install team arriving?
2. What type of base have you got? Concrete, Slabs, Portabase or Ecobase
3. Is this base level and flat? (Have you used a spirit level?)
4. Have you received our floor plan to check the direction of bearers?
5. Is there adequate access to the garden without going through the house or garage?
6. Is there sufficient space for the install team to get around the outside of the building – 60cm (2ft)
7. Is there anything our install team need to be made aware of when they arrive?
Please be aware if the base is not suitable and you wish for the construction to go ahead (if possible), unfortunately we will shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from the inaccuracy of the base.
If you have any queries regarding your base or this service, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Our installers are a reliable, knowledgeable team who will stay with you until you are happy with your new building.