Stop! Think! Ten Top Tips for Buying a Shed

Buying a Shed needs some thought.

Thinking of buying a shed to add storage space to your home, then you need to make sure you choose the right one.  After all, a shed is a pretty expensive investment so let’s make sure you get the most bang for your buck!  Today we’re taking a look at some of the issues to consider when choosing a shed for your home.

What will you use the shed for?

  1. If it’s for storing your lawnmower and garden tools, keeping them dry and secure, a basic shed with a secure, locking door will suffice.
  2. If you want to store household items, then it makes sense to consider an insulated shed, especially if it’s to store furniture or anything else that would deteriorate in damp conditions.
  3. If you’re storing outdoor equipment, prams, bikes, camping gear, even large sacks of pet food, then insulation is essential, as is security.
  4. If it’s for storing garden furniture and large garden toys, you need to make sure the shed is big enough to fit everything in with extra space for “growing room” – no, your possessions won’t grow, but the number of them may!
  5. If you want a shed as a home-office/workshop, you’ll need to make sure it’s insulated well for year-round use and that you can install electrical power.
  6. Depending on the type of work you do in the shed, do you need running water installed and is this possible?

How Much Space will you Need?

  1. Make sure that your shed is large enough for its intended purpose and, if you store bulky stuff in it, that the door opening is big enough.
  2. You need to comply with legislation on exterior cladding and dimensions, including height.
  3. Don’t fill all your outdoor space with a shed – you need space to relax and enjoy the garden too.
  4. Make sure that the shed you choose looks good alongside your home and in its space in the garden – you’re going to be looking at it for many years to come!

Call us with your questions – we are here to help.