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    What are the best garden sheds to buy?


    Metal sheds? Plastic sheds?? Wooden sheds??? I’ve looked into all of them and can’t decide between. So far all I have come up with is that metal sheds might get hotter inside so to be careful what I keep in there. Other than that what are the pros and cons of each?

    Asked by Elly on 8th Apr 2020
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    Finch’s building services

    "Hi elly

    These are the Pros and Cons to the types of shed you requested, overall I would personally say a Wooden shed with the correct weather protection

    Metal Sheds
    Metal sheds are renowned for being durable and strong, which is ideal if you want a secure shed to store your valuable tools. They’re also hardwearing against the elements and won’t suffer from rot, offering long-lasting garden storage all year round.

    In previous years, metal sheds were regarded as less attractive than their wooden counterparts, but nowadays, most metal sheds are designed to complement a garden, and some even have a woodgrain exterior. Metal sheds do have their flaws, though. They are harder to modify than wooden sheds, and cheaper sheds can suffer from rust or corrosion

    Wooden Sheds
    Arguably the most popular the garden shed, wooden sheds come in modern or traditional designs to suit most gardens and can be easily modified to add shelving or more storage. Wooden sheds are generally much easier to work with and assemble. Depending on how thick the timber, you can opt for domestic or heavy-duty use.

    The cons to wooden sheds are that they require regular treatment at least once every couple of years which can be costly. If not treated, wooden sheds can become susceptible to the elements, so it’s important to keep them maintained. You can also opt for pressure treated options on some sheds, which means they don’t require treatment at home.

    Plastic Sheds
    Plastic sheds are the most affordable storage option and offer durability and weather resistance. Higher-end plastic sheds can cost more are longer-lasting and require no maintenance. They also avoid issues such as rot or rust and are easy to assemble.

    The main disadvantage to a plastic shed over wooden and metal sheds is that they are not as secure and can be affected by extreme temperatures. Customising plastic sheds can also be more tricky than with the other types."

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    Essex & Suffolk Paving

    "Wooden is best depending on the quality and treatment"

    Answered on 18th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    AM Landscapes

    "If you look online you should be able to find good quality sheds for a decent price"

    Answered on 5th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Bank On Us Landscaping

    "Avoid plastic. Wood are good as long as treated right just my opinion"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Michael Collacott

    "Hi elly, the type of shed you require depends on what you want to use it for, metal sheds are no different in my mind from a wooden shed, I think that a wooden shed looks better in a garden than a metal shed, where as a metal shed is more suitable in a drive where it might need to be a bit more Secure, hope this helps. Thanks, Michael"

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Roundwood Services

    "Hi Elly! Definitely personal preference here, but plastic or wooden sheds would be more suitable than metal, in general.

    Companies can differ too in quality - we fitted a wooden one that came flatpacked a few days back, but it was so rickety once it was up, that the client was disappointed! So definitely do your research if you intend to buy a wooden one.

    And please get in touch if you need further help once you have chosen"

    Answered on 8th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Bs landscapes

    "Hi there I personally would say wooden sheds are best as u can get them in various sizes perfect for tools bikes etc"

    Answered on 14th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report

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