About Coal Bunkers
Coal bunkers, despite the name, are built for the storage of just about anything - from fuels like slack, wood and peat briquettes, to any old odds and sods and junk without a home.
While it's still possible to buy "antique" concrete bunkers from the heyday of coal heating, the wide range of materials and designs nowadays has come to reflect the contemporary individuality between consumers' home and garden tastes. They also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit your specific needs.
Wooden coal bunkers look great in most gardens, but if you're going for subtlety they can be dyed or painted and tucked up to your shed. These bunkers might be put together by the manufacturer or else shipped in flat-pack for assembly at home. Often the timber will be Tanalised treated to prevent rotting, with a guarantee of around fifteen years. Even so, suppliers generally recommend re-treating the wood every three years to ensure lasting durability.
Made with medium-density UV resistant polyethylene, this coal bunker will not look out of place next to your existing garden furniture, and comes in a choice of black, green, brown or other earthy colours. They are strong, robust and naturally resistant to both rot and rust. For convenience and durability, they make an excellent choice.
At the more utilitarian end of the spectrum, albeit with a sleek modern simplicity, galvanised steel sheets are easy to assemble, with a metal base, hinged lid and front sliding door. Some are specifically built to stay rigid and resist warping, whatever you choose to store, however, rust might prove a problem if the bunker is not properly cared for.