A shed is a necessity for most gardens, and whilst they do provide a secure storage solution, it is important to find one that matches the aesthetics of your garden. That's why our range of sheds offer a variety of finishes and styles, from apex roofs to lean-to designs, we suit all styles and budgets.
Lean-to sheds and corner sheds are increasing in popularity as the design is ergonomic and space saving; it can fill the gaps of awkward spaces and make best use of your garden area. These efficient sheds don't compromise on capacity and space, but more so making best use of side alleys, courtyards, and corners.
We offer a choice of materials on Garden Street, again to suit your own personal preferences. For those who want maintenance free solutions, we have plastic sheds and metal sheds. For those however who want the versatility to paint their garden shed or maintain a traditional style, our wooden sheds are preferred.
At Garden Street, we have a quality selection of garden storage sheds that you can incorporate into various outdoor spaces. From small garden sheds to large garden sheds, find the perfect solution to garden storage.
A garden is not fully complete without a shed sitting at the bottom of the grass area. They are an essential garden building; providing a great space to store away lawnmowers, paint pots, garden games and more.
We provide sheds that have been both pressure treated and dip treated too, plus numerous styles with something to suit all budgets. Whether you have a large or small garden, there will be a shed at a size that will fit the space you have, plus hold everything you need it too.
All of our sheds are carefully sourced, and offer styles and materials to suit all tastes. These include wooden, metal and plastic; all which have their own benefits and charms.
As well as traditional sheds, we specialise in small lean to sheds and wallstores. The Overlap Wall Store and Shiplap Wall Store (both by Rowlinson) are 6x3, and ideal for smaller areas. The unimposing nature of these gives them both an attractive look, but they are plenty big enough for most bicycles, and items such as tools and paints. We offer larger sheds too, in addition to these small storage units. These go up to workshop style sizes at over 20ft in length.
With such a wide range of carefully selected products to choose from at Garden Street, we can offer first class advice on what shed will suit your requirements.
The Lifetime 15x8 Shed is a premium plastic shed, complete with faux shutters and attractive double fronted facade. The 10 year warranty offered on this product gives a great reflection of the quality, and as per all products listed on Garden Street, home delivery is available on this product. Lifetime are an American brand, and with that comes the quality, durability, and style expected in the United States.
We also have small metal units, such as the Greenvale 6x3. This metal unit is fire and rot resistant, and comes in an attractive coloured finish. Like the above, these are ideal for more compact gardens, for housing essential but more compact garden items. Lotus also offer a great range of sheds and sizes; the 6x3 is a popular entry level model.
Wooden sheds maintain a traditional look, but being a natural product means that it is vulnerable to insects, mould, and weathering if not correctly treated. This can cause them to rot and damage.
Metal sheds can rust if not correctly looked after, or if the metal used is not rust resistant.
On the other hand, plastic sheds are more durable and stronger as they are a synthetic material, and do not rot and susceptible to damage under normal weather conditions. Our Lifetime sheds (such as the Lifetime 15x8) come with 10 year warranties.
See here a list of Advantages and disadvantages of wooden sheds:
All sheds, no matter what the size or material, need a base. This should be solid and completely flat and level. Paving slab provide a good option, or ideally a completely dug out concrete base is best. We don't recommend placing on decking, as when the decking eventually rots or warps, this may impact the structural integrity of the building placed on it.
Wooden sheds tend to be cheaper than their plastic and metal counterparts, making them a popular choice in UK gardens. Where the population are enticed by their more competitive prices and traditional designs, wooden sheds do have caveats that are worth considering before investing.
Most sheds come with some kind of initial treatment from the manufacturer. If it comes with a basic dip treated finish, which is a layer of top coat preservative, then they require routine maintenance and restaining to stop the shed from rotting. We recommend once every 6 months, but can be sooner depending on how exposed your outdoor space is to the elements.
This is as weathering (rain, wind, and even UV rays) removes this layer of top coat treatment, and leaves the natural unprotected wood exposed to rotting and mould.
If a shed has been pressure treated, many come with lifespans of around 10 years if correctly assembled on a suitable base. Pressure treated wood (often a type of pine) has preservative forced deep inside the wood, to protect it from the inside out - rather than just on the top layer like dip treatment.
This means that unlike dip treated sheds, where the wood can be exposed once that top layer has worn off, pressure treated shed have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance. Naturally the wood will fade over time on pressure treated sheds, and turn into a silver grey colour as the sun's UV rays discolours the item. To keep it looking fresh, we recommend either restaining or using a clear top coat paint with UV protection like Protek.
As with all sheds, wooden sheds require assembling.
Generally plastic sheds are considered maintenance free compared to wooden sheds, but this does not mean that no care is needed with your garden building. Whereas plastic doesn't rot away like wood, and is extremely durable to the UK climate, there are still caveats to choosing a plastic shed.
For example, they may need cleaning. The surface of a plastic shed can provide the perfect base for algae and other green scum. To clean your plastic shed, simply use hot soapy water and a brush.
Cheaper shed models can also lose their UV protection over time, and discolour. Although generally only an aesthetic issue, to combat this keep the shed out of direct sunlight or reapply UV protection.
Most sheds tend to be manufactured from steel, which can rust. Steel is used as it is a strong and durable material, and can improve the structure of the shed. Most sheds come with powder coating; this is a layer applied on top of the metal to protect against rust. Think of it like treatment on a wooden shed!
Where this powder coating does protect the steel, if this is removed the metal beneath is vulnerable to rusting. For instance, if you scrape a bike against the unit, that exposed steel would rust.
Care should be taken with metal sheds, and if you see rust simply sand that area down and reapply a metal protection paint such as hammerite.