What to look for when buying a shed

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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 …

Shed vs Summerhouse: What’s the difference?

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The way I look at it is a shed is for a practical use. It’s something that is either going to be there for storing your garden equipment or there for practical working space. By practical I mean messy pretty much. Vehicle maintenance, tinkering about with tools. That type of thing. Pottery would work. All those sorts of things that are a bit messy. That’s what a shed is ideally for. It’s nice and practical. The timber is structural and its main priority is to be structural sound. The timbers are pressure treated (green) and rough sawn. They’re not decorative, clean or finished. Being a sturdy strong building is primarily what the sheds are about.

What to look for when buying Sheds

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Okay, so there’s a few major concerns that I have about the things that you need to look for when you are buying sheds. One being this. A lady that came to me the other day. She’s checking out her sheds because she needs a new one, because she bought one two years ago and paid a fair bit of money for it. What happened was that all the timber had shrunk, so there was massive gaps between the boarding in her shed. That wasn’t the first time I’d heard of that about that particular company, and so I explained to her that it’s very important to look at what type of timber that the companies are using.

Best type of roofing for a Pent Shed

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Some time ago, when the rain wouldn’t stop and Scotland was completely drenched, Gillies and Mackay were faced with leaking pent roofs. We’d been putting the conversation off because our decision would involve a significant price increase. Ultimately, it came down to either a leaking Shed, which is no use to anyone, or a Shed that’s more expensive but doesn’t leak! Although the normal felt works well on Apex pitches, the gradient of Pent isn’t enough to allow the water to run off as readily. What we found was the water would seep back up under the felt and then through the sarking.

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 …

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The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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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 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. …

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 small playhouses, smaller sheds and some summerhouses, but it’s not ideal for larger buildings. We would say to use a steel box profile …

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 …

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Wood vs Metal or Plastic Sheds

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Choosing a garden building to suit your needs can be a daunting task when there are so many options out there. To make it a little easier for you when choosing which type to go with, we have created a wee guide for you. Metal Metal is usually mid-range in terms of cost compared to plastic and wood. It can be a preferable option to some due to being arguably the most secure build, cheaper and less of a fire hazard. In terms of maintenance, a build of this type will need some attention to avoid detrimental damage such as rust caused by condensation and corrosion from coastal sites. Anchoring in windy locations is also advised. Metal sheds tend to …