In their basic form sheds come in kits commonly comprising of two roof panels, four walls and a door, and windows. Where as once you simply had a choice of very limited shed sizes, typically being 6 x 4 ft or 8 x 6 ft, you can now buy sheds in virtually any custom size that you want. Indeed it is now possible to get a quote and order a custom sized shed online from the comfort of your armchair.
Sheds are commonly used to store garden equipment such as lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, strimmers etc. as well as being used to store a range of household tools. However this also makes them a target for thieves with shed burglaries being one of the most common thefts in the United Kingdom.
Whereas once the layout of a shed was fairly uniform and basic, you can now buy specialist potting sheds with larger windows angled towards the Sun for those that like to garden all year round.
You can also buy very large agricultural sheds designed for storing large commercial equipment in or farm supplies such as hay of animal foodstuffs.
Many companies now also purchase specialist bike sheds designed for the secure storage of employees’ bicycles. This requirement has increased with the advent of the Government led bicycle scheme, which enables employees to get interest free bicycle loans if they cycle to work, although this scheme is currently under threat due to financial pressures.
Sheds are most commonly made of wood, however it is possible to buy metal ones, although of note is that they are in general not actually as strong as the wood ones, and can be prone to being simply kicked in, in the event of a break in.
The metals ones are typically galvanized and coated in plastic powder.
Whereas once sheds just came with basic windows, you can now buy them with insulation and even double glazed windows. You can now buy them with security bars and very strong door locks and this is recommend if you are going to store a lot of valuables in your shed (And can be an insurance requirement), you can also buy shed alarms with remote monitoring services, which is handy for sheds on allotments, which always tend to be at more risk from theft.
You can also buy plastic sheds, which are great as they are low maintenance, never needing painting or sanding.
Outdoor sectional building manufacturer in the south east of England. Providing garden sheds, workshops and summerhouses, with free delivery within the south east along with a shed installation service.