What Material Works Best for a Garden Shed?

garden shed

What are your initial thoughts when you think of a shed? A musty-smelling, slightly rotting, moss covered dingy hut bunged in the corner of a garden with only a few rusty tools and spiders’ webs inside? This is possibly the case for many people but fortunately, our views on sheds are likely to start changing.

A garden shed can be one of the most useful and versatile structures we have other than our actual house. They can be stylish and welcoming, bright and airy, used for storage and leisure – it all depends on how you make one. Did you know they come in a range of materials, for example? There are so many things to consider when buying a garden shed, you should consider consulting experts such as Aston Sheds UK. With their years of experience, they will be able to advise you better than anyone.

But here’s an overview of the different types of material and what they are best for when used in  a garden shed.

Wooden sheds

Classic, traditional, in-keeping with a natural outdoor environment – these are all things which spring to mind when you consider a shed. There are a couple of types available from the standard overlap cladding which are perfect for the basic storage of your tools and mower. Heavy duty shiplap has a more polished and therefore luxurious feel and is slightly more robust. They come as natural (to treat yourself), dip or pressure-treated, they all come with a 10 to 15 year anti-rot guarantee to give you peace of mind that you won’t need to maintain it every summer, taking pressure time out of your schedule

Loglap sheds

Still wooden, but a much more secure version, these loglap finishes give a much better quality of finish. They blend perfectly in with a natural, rustic or even well-manicured outdoor space. You also have the added benefit that they are a lot more sturdy than other types of wooden shed so if you really want to keep those tools safe, you can with one of these. These sheds are built to last!

Metal sheds

Not your standard material from which to make a shed in the past, but these are certainly growing in popularity! These will work perfectly in a contemporary garden space and bring an ultra-modern feel to it. They are also extremely secure so are the perfect place to keep anything of value, they are watertight too meaning there is no need for regular treating and it won’t compromise the tools therein. Rodents have got no chance of getting inside these either!

Plastic sheds

When budget is king and you are less concerned about the look blending in to a natural surrounding, opt for plastic. A plastic shed will do exactly the same job as a wooden one, just at a lower cost and is slightly less aesthetically pleasing.

If in doubt, contact the experts who will be happy to advise you on what is right for you!