Garden Shed Buying Guide

It doesn’t matter what you need a garden shed for, there’s a wide variety available to give you the perfect excuse for spending more time in the garden. Whether it is a craft space, she-shed, or a workshop you are looking for, check out some of the options below. If you would like to learn more about a certain product, or simply want to find the right thing, you have come to the right place.

To ensure that you consider all that’s important when choosing a garden shed, we have created the ultimate guide to buying a shed that you can read below. Check it out, and give yourself the confidence to make the best purchase.

Best Workshop

A workshop is ideal if you want somewhere to use as a base for all your hobbies and crafts. It provides you with the area you need to work on different projects, whether that’s crafting things or restoring vehicles.

Out of all the wooden workshops in stock, the ideal pick would be the biggest that you have room for since it will give you enough space to work on whatever project you desire.

Top Bike Storage

Whether it is children’s toys, bikes, or wheelie bins, it seems that storage is what we need more of. Fortunately, we are here to help. Our best pick would be the 7ft x 3ft tongue and groove apex wooden shed – It’s an amazing structure with plenty of space for storing different sized bikes, and looks great in your garden too.

Weather Resistant

If you prefer something that keeps your garden equipment protected from the elements, you should seriously consider this 6ft x 8ft skylight shed made from plastic. It comes with a high strength cladding that’s designed specifically for withstanding adverse weather conditions.

It’s exactly what you need for the next time a big storm hits your back garden. It is incredibly easy to install in your outdoor area and even easier to maintain. All the plastic sheds that we offer are not only simple to construct but also require minimum care after they have been put up.

Extra Long Lasting

To make sure that your garden shed is going to truly stand the test of time and that you will really get your money’s worth, you should seriously consider the 12ft x 8ft pressure treated tongue and groove pent shed. We are actually so confident that you will love this shed just as much as we do, we offer a 15-year anti-rot guarantee to ensure that you have added peace of mind. Ensure that it is weather proof, buy EPDM garage roofs at Rubber Roofing Direct.

Take a look at our range of pressure treated sheds to find a garden building that will last you for many years to come. Pressure treating refers to the process through which preservative is infused into the timber with the intention of protecting it from the elements that may lead to rot.

Security Essentials

If you would like additional assurance that your garden equipment and tools are safe from harm, we have the ideal solution for you. Take a look at this solid 6ft x 4ft tongue and groove apex shed. It has been designed specifically to ensure that every nut, bolt, and panel is as secure as possible, so you can be sure that nobody will get their hands on your treasured garden essentials.

The vast majority of the sheds we offer come without windows, which means that nobody can peek inside at your valuables. Combine this with a high-quality, secure padlock and be safe knowing that you have reduced the risk of burglars and intruders gaining access to your shed.


The right base is an important part of your shed as well as the process of selection. Read our guide and determine exactly which base is perfectly suited to your shed.

What Will the Shed Be Used For?

We have everything that you need to make the perfect choice whether you are looking for a state-of-the-art insulated garden room or a simple 8ft x 6ft overlap.

What Will Go into the Shed?

A simple shed is all you need if all you will be storing are a few tools and bits of gardening gear. For large furniture, motorbikes, pool tables, or heavier furniture, however, you will require something a bit more solid.

Size and Layout

Ensure that your selected shed suits your requirements by first testing out the planned layout prior to making your purchase. Take a look at the tools available to help you preview exactly how the shed will work for you.


Plastic, metal, or wood? We lay out the pros and cons of each option so that you can make the best choice based on your needs.

Roof Type and Cladding

You should ensure that you know the difference between shiplap and overlap as well as the benefits of an apex roof or a pent roof for your shed.


Do you plan to keep any valuables in your shed? It is important to make sure that you have the best security. Our guide shows the range of security products available and shares some excellent ideas to keep your treasured possessions safe.

Posted in Homeowners on Apr 11, 2023