We already have a shed; it was left in the Old House garden by the previous owners. In fact, it is every Gardener’s dream shed because it was left FULL UP with garden tools, gadgets, 2 mowers and an old fashioned lawn roller! However, hubbie has more gadgets, tools and thingyme bobs in the garage and house; you name it, he has it. He is the gadget king when it comes to DIY and gardening! As the garage is coming down in a month’s time to make way for a new garage and extension, he needed a place to put these too.
A new shed was in order!
Where to look when buying a new shed.
We looked at the local garden centre but they were very expensive so we looked online and came across Shedstore. Well, why would you NOT buy from this site! Its called SHED STORE and the choice is enormous! In fact, we got a bit carried away as the space left from the cat building was huge and we started to look at summer houses and log cabins! There are so many fabulous garden buildings that you can choose from! They have everything from kids playhouses to large log cabins and everything in between. If you are looking for a shed, this is the site for you.
On the Shedstore site they have metal and wooden sheds but we wanted ours to match the other wooden shed and archway that we already have, so opted for a wooden shed. This is the one that we ordered and it’s 8×6′ (2.4×1.8m) Shed-Plus Overlap Pressure Treated Pent Shed priced at £309.99. It has a guarantee for 15 years against rot and has 6 inches more of eaves storage than many other sheds. We also liked that the fact that the design was turned on it’s side and the door was on the longest side. This fits well into the design we have for this part of the garden. It’s important to measure your space and think about where you will put your shed so that it fits! With Shedstore, it’s easy to get carried away as there is so much choice!
Choosing where to put your shed.
On the Shedstore website, there is a handy tab that lets you choose your shed depending on your space. When you click on your measurements, you are given an extensive choice. This was great if you are unsure what you really want; after all it’s not everyday that you buy a shed! Ordering is easy, quick and you can choose delivery there and then. After deciding that the huge expanse left from the cat building would be a better pond (and being distracted for a few weeks whilst building the said new pond!) we finally ordered the shed we wanted and delivery was swift. It then turned very cold and we even had snow so the new flat packed shed had to sit in the garage for a whole month. However, once this cold spell went, we could get on and put up our new shed.
Putting up the shed.
*We had already chosen to buy from Shedstore but the very kind people at Shedstore gave us a discount for our honest review. I would have bought from them anyway so all thoughts are my own.
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.