Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Finding Your Perfect Shed MK II

Your shed is a practical place, with a practical purpose; to store your belongings out of the way and to keep them safe.  So, it is important to make sure that you have the shed that best meets your needs.  However, there are so many to choose from that you may not always pick the best one for you, so here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re shopping.

What do you need from your shed? There are so many wonderful looking sheds to choose from that sometimes it is easy to get blinded by aesthetics and not think practically.  If you have another large storage space like a lock up or a garage, your shed could just be a place for overspill and may not need to be that large.  There is such a big size range available to you that you don’t need a massive shed if you don’t require one, and if you buy a shed that is too big, chances are you will just buy unnecessary things to put in it; leave yourself a little extra room but don’t go crazy.  Sheds and Things have a great range of sheds in different sizes and their website is definitely worth a visit due to the vast range that they offer.  Similarly, if you have no other storage areas, then it is worth investing in a shed that is large and sturdy, so everything can be stored in one place.  It is ok to want to think about the aesthetics too, though, especially if you are proud of your garden, and https://pinterest.com/trueme/garden-sheds/ is a great place to get some inspiration.

How often will you be accessing this space and what do you keep in there? If you are a tradesman or a keen gardener with a lot of large equipment, then double doors will be important for ease of access to your belongings. Make sure the doors are in the right place depending on where you are going to put it in your garden, as even if the shed is perfect, it needs to work with its surroundings.  Think about whether you want windows to let in natural light or if you want it to be a darker space, and if so, how many windows do you want, this again will depend on what you keep in your shed and is down to personal choice.

Do you need a classic shed? That is another question you need to ask yourself when deciding.  If you usually use it as a storage place for bikes and their equipment, you could just buy a bike shed and not waste space in your garden.  If you generally just use it to store gardening equipment, these sorts of sheds will also work for you; a smaller space where everything is much more accessible. 

With such a wide range out there, you can guarantee there is a shed that will exactly meet your needs, and it is worth taking your time to find it.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

The Most Eccentric Shed Ever Built

It has to be said and 'The Most Eccentric Shed Ever Built' has to be shared This is the most eccentric, crazy and astonishing shed that I've ever seen. It's fab! I can't believe Alex Holland managed to fudge together the roof in such a damp proof and water tight way - well then again boats weren't designed to let in water now, were they? Abso-shedding-lute genious! The roof is a 16ft long clinker built boat, and allegedly an antique now built between 1900-1910.

It's such an ecclectic mix of eras that exudes so much personality. It looks like a really tough project to have completed and I don't envy Alex in this respect.

I may just have to set up an interview with Alex, I'd love to know the ins and outs of how he mutilated that 1940's caravan and put together this random and eccentric capsized shed in the middle of nowhere! :)

GOOD OPPORTUNITY HERE: Read further down in that article / reader pic and...
...it appears as though the Telegraph is publishing reader images of sheds.

  • Have you got a love of sheds? 

Have you created a wacky, weird or wonderful master crafts piece for your great outdoors?

If so it could be worth sending it to the Telegraph!

  • TO ENTER, simply Email your photo (with caption) to mypic@telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Good link to find concrete sheds and metal storage

Just a quick link to some good storage solutions that I've found online today.

What do you look for when purchasing a storage shed? Are you a tradesman? Would you consider just draughting up some plans and doing a self build for such a project? Do you want to add value to your house or land by getting the planning permission you need to custom craft a timber building?

It’s surprising to know that for some storage out houses you do actually need planning permission – crazy huh? You’d generally think – well it’s my land – I can do what I want – the same goes for high hedges – did you know that your neighbour (if you’re based in the UK) can force you to reduce the size of your hedge or tree line with orders from the council? Hey, it might cost them £600 worth in admin for a signature of approval – but it can be done. The same is true for timber shed like storage that you may erect. If a neighbour complains and it’s a fixed structure of a certain size – you may be responsible for tearing down your lovely creation and have a full on neighbour war for years to come!

It’s so much wiser, especially if it’s a temporary move – say for instance you are living in a house for a year to avoid capital gains tax – to get more temporary storage shed solutions. At least then it won’t cost too much in time and labour to move or reassemble elsewhere – and there are some fairly decent offers within the DIY consumer market. I’ve just been checking out some fair pressure treated sheds and metal storage and have found some pretty good sites that offer various solutions. However if you’re wanting to build something akin to a garage in your back garden then the only place that I have some across today of any worth what so ever is www.jacksonsgardensupplies.co.uk.

They’re based in Birmingham but do ship for online or telephone orders. I thought that these concrete sheds and garages could be a quick solution to anyone who is either contracting for tender in the estates facilities market or a private landlord / specialist construction firm wanting to re-purpose land and avoid labour time. It seems that whatever purposes you have for various storage requirements, there is literally nothing that you cannot find online!!!! Just search for concrete sheds… and wah-bang! And if you want to find cheaper competitors in the market try scanning on the links pages of some of these related companies by using advanced search commands like: inurl:link “sheds” + concrete. Easy as shed!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Find ladders for sale from a set of steps to a fully extendable telescopic ladder

Most people will, at some time in their lives, be engaged on a job where they need a ladder. You only have to take a quick look online or along your local high street and you are likely to find many different types of ladders for sale. A ladder can be anything from a pair of steps that you use to reach the light bulbs when they need changing, to a fully extendable ladder. If you are employed to clean the windows or paint the window frames on every unit in a block of flats, you will probably use an extendable, metal ladder. Time was when most of the ladders that you saw being used were made of wood. The problem with wooden ladders is that if they are left outside for long enough the rungs can warp and rot, which is a dangerous state of affairs.

Those people who have plans to remodel the inside of their home may need to investigate ladders for sale advertisements so that they can manage those areas that are beyond their reach. If you are using a ladder outside of the house, either to fix the roof or clean the windows then you may want to have someone close by who will hold the ladder steady if needs be. Most people will need a ladder for some simple home maintenance jobs and it’s a good idea to buy the tools you need when they are on special offer. Nowadays ladders are not cheap items and if you need one for a specific job then it’s worth taking a look at ladders for sale advertisements.

Metal Garden Storage Shed - Ideal Bike Storage!

If you want a shed in your garden to store bikes and tools or to give your seedlings time to flower, then a metal storage shed is an ideal choice. Unlike a traditional wooden shed that is likely to warp with the rain and the damp over time, a metal storage shed is not bothered in the same way. Many people, men in particular like to have a garden shed to escape to when the noise of the family gets too much or when they just want to get some time alone. A metal storage shed is ideal for storing bikes when they are not in use. Most sheds have a good locking system so you should be able to store bikes without bringing them inside and muddying the carpets.

There are different styles and sizes of metal storage sheds so you should be able to find something that will do what you want and be just the right size for your garden. If you are one of those people who like to potter about but you need somewhere to keep your tools and any spare tins of paint or rolls of paper then a metal storage shed is perfect. You can get sheds with or without side windows and if you want to use the shed at night then it shouldn’t be too hard to run a light on an extension lead. A metal garden shed can be anything from somewhere to store all the garden clutter, to a place where you can get away from it all.