Five tips for choosing the right garden shed

Five tips for choosing the right garden shed


Posted 26th Feb 2018


The garden shed is, essentially, the Mary Poppin's handbag of the outdoor area

It will be a seemingly endless treasure trove of tools, lawnmowers, bikes, garden furniture and anything else that wouldn't fit in the loft - in short, anything that won't fit in the loft. Choosing the right one can be tricky, and there's a lot of pressure on making sure you invest in the correct one to stand the test of time.

To help you get the shed for you, try these five top tips:

1 Size is everything

The first thing to decide will be how much storage space you need, and also what would actually be in-keeping with your garden. You might think you need the world's largest shed to store everything, but you also need to consider what will look the most natural.

2 Position

When you're positioning your shed, make sure you will be easily able to access the contents, even in the rain. It may be helpful to place it near a path to save walking over the lawn. If your shed is serving a practical purpose, you will appreciate it being nearer the house, but if you want it to act as a new sanctuary or an additional room for peace and quiet, you'll soon thank yourself for having it as far away from the house as possible.

Planning permission will normally not be needed but it's worth contacting your local planning authority just to check.

A sturdy base will be the foundation of all great sheds - under the shed, you'll need a sturdy base - i.e. something for it to stand on which will ensure good airflow and longevity of the shed. This could be gravel, slabs, concrete or tarmac. If the base is larger than shed's footprint, it's worth considering guttering.

3 Built to last

Your shed should be built to last - it should be durable, strong and ready to take on the elements. Our unique triple skinned walls ensure the shed stays dry inside and means we use a high-quality redwood timber to give the shed superior strength, which is then pinned together for additional resilience and fully treated with timber protection.

4 Style

A shed doesn't need to be a wooden construction that people want to hide in. It should be the star of the garden, and the perfect way to add some extra style. Whether you're looking for storage, practical gardening and potting, or something different, there will be a shed style for you

It could be a traditional potting style to gothic and beach hut inspired, it could have built-in storage, facias and windows - in short there are many things you can choose from. And that's before you even think about the roof.

People spend hours choosing the paint choice for inside their house so why not take the same approach to your shed?

5 Accessorise

You can personalise your shed in a variety of ways with accessories. If you really want to enhance the longevity of your shed, why not try guttering? Inside the shed, you have the choice of shelving, work benches, hooks, racks and cupboards.

Tips courtesy of The Posh Shed Company





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