What to look for when buying a shed – Shed Buying Guide

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Buying a shed is no small investment so you’ll want to make sure it’s right for you and, more importantly, that it lasts. Buying a shed is not as simple as budget and size when it comes to longevity. There are quite a few things to consider to make sure you invest in your space wisely, you get your money’s worth and it looks goddamn beautiful in your garden. Here we’ll only be guiding you through the best type of sheds: Timber sheds. If you want to learn more about different types of sheds we’ve got you covered: Plastic vs metal vs timber sheds Right now you should have a good idea of what you are using the shed for …

What’s the difference between a big Shed and a Garage?

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Knowing what you are going to use your timber building for is an important factor in deciding whether you need a big shed or a garage. There are quite a few differences between the two, depending on what you’re storing inside. If you’re not sure which one you should go for, this video should help you make the right decision. VIDEO CHATTER What’s the difference between a big shed, say a 16′ x 10′ shed and a 16′ x 10′ garage. A big shed or a small garage? What’s the difference? Are they not just the same thing? Why is one so much more expensive than the other? Well, a shed comes with a timber floor for the start and …

The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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(Above Image Credit: RMJ Limited – RuggedMotorbikeJeans.com) Is your partner sick to death of Harley parts ‘carefully’ placed on the kitchen table? Are you constantly reminded to get ‘that thing’ out of the hall? Is the love you have for your Harley Davidson misunderstood by the normal day-to-day functioning of the family home? Yep… it’s about time you and your Harley got your own place – a Harley Davidson Shed! What about this one? Did you know the original Harley was made in this very shed? Here’s an abstract from the Harley Davidson Website: “William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made available to the public the first production Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The bike was built to be a racer, with a …

Comparing Shed Roofing Options - Felt, Steel and Shingles

Comparing Shed Roofing Options – Felt, Steel and Shingles

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So, you’ve made the decision to buy a new shed (or other timber building). Great! But, have you chosen what roof you’re going to go with? There are three types to choose from:  Felt Steel, and Shingles And to help you choose, I’ve done a wee video explaining the difference between all three…   Video Transcription Today I’m going to speak to you about the three different options for the roof covering of your shed, summerhouse, cabin, garage or playhouse. The first one is felt, the traditional roof covering, but it’s not suitable for everything. It’s perfect for smaller sheds and some summerhouses, but it’s not ideal for larger buildings. We would say to use a steel box profile for larger …

Whitewood vs Redwood: What timber should I look for in a shed?

Redwood vs Whitewood: What timber should I look for in a shed?

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You’ve decided to buy a shed… great! Done the research, and now you find yourself bombarded with shed companies offering you ‘the best deal’. I mean, that’s all well and good, but are they being honest about the make up of their sheds? Do you know what wood they use, for starters? It’s important to know these things before you shell out a load of money on something you’ll have for years. As you know, I like my customers to be well informed. So here’s a wee clip to help you out. This time it’s all about the type of wood that is generally used in the making of sheds – Redwood vs Whitewood. Fill up on your shed knowledge …

plastic shed vs metal shed vs timber shed

Plastic shed vs metal shed vs timber shed: which one is best for you?

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Plastic, metal or timber shed, it’s the age-old question when it comes to building your garden shed. Choosing a garden building to suit your needs can be a daunting task when there are so many options out there. Although timber sheds are the original and most popular, metal and plastic sheds are becoming increasingly popular and we get a lot of people asking about the differences between the three.  I know what you are thinking, and you are right – we only offer timber sheds. So YES we do think they are pretty amazing. But we also know the reality is that they might not be the right choice of shed for absolutely everyone. And the reality is that while …

Buying a Shed vs. Building a Shed

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It’s a big complicated sheddy world out there so it is! We’ve been in it for over 25 years and one of the many things we’re asked is; can you supply the timber so I can build the shed myself? No, we can’t but you can get it from the Sawmill that supplies us. Usually the go away, download plans from a website, cost everything up and then come back and order from us instead. This isn’t to say it’s not feasible or affordable – it’s just when faced with the challenge of doing it for the first time, most tend to revert back to plan A; buy one. But you’re not that easily dissuaded – you like a challenge…