It’s certainly worth taking the time to find the right garden shed for your own needs. After all, you want to find a shed that is hard-wearing and long-lasting as well as looking the part, so what should you take into consideration?
The timber used for your shed should be of a high grade and also taken from a sustainable source. The timber should be pressure treated instead of dipped in order to provide years of service and peace of mind for you and anyone else around you who may use it.
The right manufacturers will offer different styles and sizes in order to meet your requirements and your budget. The best products will come with a ten year product guarantee against any manufacturing defects that may arise.
Other things to look out for are:
Framework and Cladding – Your shed will be stronger and more durable the thicker the framework and cladding are.
Roof and floor – For the floor, Solid Tongue and Groove (T&G) boards are most suitable, with the floors best supported by pressure treated joists.
Doors – The doors of your shed should have diagonal framing and also be specifically constructed to match the rest of the shed itself. In terms of security, the minimum should be a sliding bolt and on sheds with higher specifications include hardware, rim lock and a proper door knob.
Glazing – Windows should ideally be made of shed glass instead of polycarbonate, which will discolour over time and is easily scratched. The best, most practical sheds are typically supplied with a double window, which includes one opener to allow in natural light and also offer ventilation.
But what would be the best piece of advice we can give? That would be to have a chat with an expert, us for example, when considering your new garden shed options. We’re happy to help out with everything you will need in order to meed your needs as well as your budget.
Also, to make sure the installation of your new shed is done properly, we can put you in touch with our trusted local installer network who can help see it through to completion for you. Click here to see our full range of garden sheds.