Garden sheds can provide excellent outdoor storage solutions and will help you maximise space no matter the size of your garden. There are thousands of used and new garden sheds to choose from by popular brands including Outsunny and Keter.
They have many functions and can be used for storing bikes, organising garden equipment and tools or protecting your belongings from the elements. Larger garden sheds can be turned into summerhouses, affording you extra living space in the garden during the warmer months of the year.
Choosing Your Garden Shed
Garden sheds made from treated wood are by far the most popular, however plastic designs and metal structures are also available. Wooden sheds tend to be made from pine, although you can also find more durable and rot-resistant sheds made from Douglas fir or cedar. You can reduce the chance of rain getting into a wooden shed by opting for a roof design that overhangs, allowing excess water to run off away from the walls.
Plastic garden sheds are easy to assemble and are designed to withstand all of the elements. They are rot and rust-proof, however, they won't blend in as naturally to your garden environment. If you'd prefer a metal garden shed, opt for rust-free aluminium over more rust prone materials such as steel.
Garden sheds come in a range of sizes to suit different garden shapes. If you only have a small amount of outside floor space you may prefer something compact in either 3 x 3, 4 x 2 or 6 x 2 feet. You can find medium-sized sheds ranging from 6 x 6 to 10 x 10 feet and larger sheds measuring up to 20 x 10 feet. Choose from gabled, pent and flat roof shapes that can be chosen to reflect the angles of your house.