How to Buy a Shed Online

The internet has come a long way in the past 20 years and we are now using the internet more than ever to order what we need! The internet can be used to order almost anything from your weekly grocery shop to a new carpet for your living room. Many people often waste there weekends trailing around garden centre to garden centre trying to find the right garden shed; now is the time to put up your feet and order your brand new garden shed direct from your comfy sofa!

Garden sheds are a common necessity in many gardens; they provide essential storage space and can even be used as workshops/offices. It is simple and hassle free to order a garden shed online and it will be delivered straight to your doorstep. This reduces the stress of trying to fit a shed into your car!

Many people worry when ordering online; most people still like to see and feel what they are buying. When buying a shed directly online from companies like Armstrong Steel you don’t have to worry about not getting what you what; all sheds will have a full specification, images and even floor plans. Most shed companies also offer a 7 day money back guarantee; if you build your new garden shed and decide it’s not what you wanted you can take it down and have picked up. Once it has been picked up you will get a full refund.

Looking for the right garden shed to suit your garden and needs is important. This article will explain what to look for when purchasing a shed to ensure you get a good quality, suitable garden building.

The size of garden shed is very important; buying a shed which will be too small in a year’s time is a bad investment and you will need to replace it. An 8’ x 6’ garden shed is the most popular size of garden shed as it usually provides enough room for a small family and garden.

The best way of deciding what size building you will need is by laying the size of the garden shed on the floor. You can mark out the size of the prison with chalk or you can use pegs and string on the grass. By marking out different sizes of garden sheds you will soon find the right one to suit you. It will give you a good idea of the size of building you will be purchasing.

Once you have decided what size building you want to purchase you then need to decide on the type of material you want your garden shed to be made of. Traditionally garden sheds are made from timber but now garden sheds can be made from a range of modern materials. Metal and plastic are now used to build many different styles of garden shed and are very popular.

Timber sheds can be made from two types of cladding; overlap cladding and tongue and groove cladding.

Overlap cladding is made from rough sawn pieces of timber. The rough sawn timbers are laid over a timber frame; they are then laid over one another to create a solid, wall panel. Overlap cladding is inexpensive and popular for people looking for a budget garden shed for storing invaluable items like compost or wheelbarrows.

Tongue and groove cladding is made from specially shaped timber pieces. Timber pieces are shaped with a tongue side and a groove side. Each timber then fits together with each tongue going into each groove until the wall panel is fully built. Tongue and groove is very strong and is always recommended if you need to store valuable items like lawn mowers, barbecues or items from your home.

Metal sheds and kits for metal buildings are growing in popular because of their superior strength and life span. Metal sheds often do not have windows making them more secure than sheds with windows. Windowless sheds keep the items you want to store out of sight; this reduces the risk of a burglar looking at your items.

Many people often worry about metal shed rusting but nowadays sheds are made from aluminum compounds which are designed not to rust and are often coated in a protective layer of powder paint.

Plastic sheds are very similar to metal sheds and are made from high quality, thick vinyl material. The vinyl material is very thick and well suited for use in a garden shed.

Once you have picked the material you want in your garden shed you can then choose the style of shed you would like. There are two main types of shed to choose from; apex or pent shed.

An apex shed has a traditional roof which looks like an upside down ‘V’ shape. This is similar to most roof styles found on houses. Apex sheds are traditional and are often chosen because they provide extra headroom.

Pent sheds have a flat, slightly sloped roof. Pent sheds are popular in smaller gardens as they don’t take up much space and stand smaller than normal sheds. Pent sheds are also easier to build and also can be easily turned into pet housing or a workshop.

By deciding what type of shed you want before looking online you will find it easier to filter out the sheds you don’t want. Making these decisions will also ensure the shed you wanted is the one you order.

So next time you need a new garden shed order online. The process is simple, quick and hassles free. Your new shed will be delivered to your doorstep so you can simply build it in your back garden. So why not add a new garden shed this summer and enjoy your garden while the weather lasts.