Storm Damaged Shed: 5 Stage Insurance Claim

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As I type my third storm damage quotation of the day, it appears the same old British weather is playing havoc across the country… again. Has your beloved shed been battered by a 30ft Oak tree? Do you know how to make an insurance claim for your storm damaged shed? With 12 years experience of making sheds to withstand 120mph winds all across Scotland, when someone who hasn’t had one of ours asks, “Can you help provide a quote for our insurers?”. I reply, “Yes I can, and it looks something like this…” 1. Is your storm damaged shed covered by your insurers? If you’re wondering, “Is my £10 per month premium going to payout on the storm damage to …

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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 …

Can I put a stove in my shed

Can I put a wood burning stove in my shed?

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The short answer is YES! You can put a wood burning stove in your shed. Wood burning stoves are a great addition to any shed, garage, summerhouse, cabin or even greenhouse. Generally people think because a shed is made from timber it cannot have a wood burning stove. Fear not, your shed will not take offence to you burning wood inside it. As long as you use the correct fittings you can have a happy stove life in your Shed. The trick is to fit them properly! Now that you know it’s possible to fit a wood burning stove in your shed, let’s look at how to do it properly so you can have safe and warm #shedlife.

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What’s the best type of cladding for a shed? Tongue and Groove vs Overlapping Cladding

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Cladding is the exterior of your timber building. There are a variety of different types of cladding, and in this article we will discuss two of the most common ones: tongue and groove weatherboard versus overlapping cladding. Whilst cladding can often be mistaken as being a seemingly minor aspect of your garden building, there is far more than it just being aesthetically pleasing. The cladding is what keeps your shed weatherproof and secure. Whether it’s beautiful red cedar in 32mm half log tongue and groove weatherboard, or 19mm Scandinavian redwood shiplap (overlapping cladding), it’s the looking after it that counts. Treat your shed right and it’ll last you a lifetime. We have laid out the pros and cons of tongue …

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…

How much does a shed cost?

Garden Sheds Scotland: How much does a Shed cost?

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I’m guessing you’re right at the start of your Shed journey and it’s a question of budget, how much can you afford and how much does a Garden Shed cost in Scotland? In the Shed world it’s hard to determine exactly what you get for your money; how much you have to do v’s what’s included. Not to mention all the jargon about Shed specification. Luckily, you’ve got me as a friend. See – I make the best Sheds in the world and although you might not be after the best, I’ll still be able to help you make the right choice for you. In central Scotland there are a few variations of the same Shed- I prefer the non …

Does a Shed need a Building Warrant?

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We’re often asked about Planning Permission for sheds, but equally important is whether or not you need a Building Warrant. What’s the difference? Firstly, Building Control is a completely different entity from your local councils Planning and Development department. Planning permission is needed when separate criteria’s are not met, see: Do you need Planning Permission for a Shed?. Planning is to do with aesthetics; will your development have an impact on the surrounding area? Neighbours, environment and in some cases the look of the street/area you live in. Building Standards/Regulations is primarily to do with the structure of the build. Depending on size; is the buildings structure safe and suitable for the loads and variant elements it may endure. If …

What to look for when buying a shed

What to Look for When Buying a Shed: Top 5 Tips

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Yay! You’re ready to make the big splurge on a fab new shed… but wait… don’t just rush on out there and buy the first one you see! There’s lots to consider first, so worth doing a bit of research.  Lucky for you I’m kind of an expert in all things sheds, so here’s a short clip with my top 5 tips of what to look out for when buying a shed. Check it out… 1. Do lots of research beforehand This is arguably one of the most important steps, as this is where you can make the next part much easier for yourself! What material is best for your build? How much will it cost? What size will suit …

She Shed Makeover: How to Design a She Shed

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You’re looking at Pinterest and YES the ideas are amazing, right? But how do you do it? How do you turn a Pinterest She Shed (or SheShed or maybe She-Shed?!) idea into reality without it looking like some 3 year olds arts and crafts from nursery? Patience is the first thing that is required ladies. Then preparation. I know, I know I cannae be bothered with it either. I just like to get stuck right in while the mood takes me and worry about the paint stained consequences later. BUT this is not what we’re doing here. What we’re going to do is – take care! Decide exactly what decorating techniques we’re using and do our planning. I’m showing you …