Your common Shed generally comes in three materials Wood, Plastic and Metal however the most popular is the wooden shed which is available in every shape and size combination you can think of and probably some you had not! So when considering getting a new garden shed it is important to consider the options so that you get it right as it will be a bit late once it is up!
Sizes Of Sheds
So you have agreed that you need a new Garden shed so there a few few things to think about before clicking away online for your . Will the shed be purely for storage if so then what items will need to be put in the shed remembering that lawn mowers take up a fair amount of floor space and you will need to get in and out of the shed for other items.Will it be just for storage, or do you also need work space? If your requirement is for storage and workshop space how big will the bench if any is needed and you will need to consider the ceiling at height at the bench will you be able to stand ok?
If you are using the shed as a workshop then you might wish to have some natural light to work by so windows are a must but then there is a security issue if your shed with the window say facing the house to add to the security.
Shapes of Sheds
Sheds in general are rectangular with either a apex roof of a pent roof, apex roofs a house like with a ridge normally front to back and the pent shed style has the roof slopping down from front to back
When locating an area to erect your shed you should consider several things. If you are intend to store general household maintenance tools and such like then you will need to erect the shed within easy reach of the house which will also be easier to supply services to the Shed such as electricity or maybe water.
You also need to think about damage to the shed from trees or children’s balls if there are windows, it is also as well to consider good shed maintenance and preventative measures to ensure your shed last s as long as possible
When considering the type of wooden shed you will purchase the choice is Overlap or Shiplap. Overlap shed have sawn timbers nailed to the frame which lay on top of each other or overlapping each other which allows the water run down the side and not allow it to lay anywhere to create a problem with rot giving a rustic look art a cheaper price. Shiplap or tongue and grove as it is also known is machined planks that fit together like some flooring again nailed to the frame creating a more expensive looking finish at what does amount to a more expensive shed