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5 Sheds That Won't Break the Bank

Garden sheds don't have to break the bank. Discover five affordable ones to suit all needs and garden sizes.

Sheds are a key part of any garden, no matter how big or small your space is. They are excellent for storing everything from lawnmowers and tools to protecting garden furniture from the elements. Garden Sheds are also perfect miniature workshops; the perfect solution to get your hobbies out of the kitchen. 

Purchasing a shed that doesn't break the bank can feel like a chore, however, it can be helpful to understand the four core areas that can affect the overall cost of your shed: 

  • Type of Timber used. Overlap, Shiplap or Tongue and Groove 
  • Timber Treatment used. Dipped or Pressure Treated 
  • Size. 
  • Windows. 

 

One. The No Frills Shed 

 

Size: 6ft x 4ft 

Timber Type: Overlap 

Treatment Type: Dipped 

Roof Style: Apex 

Windows? No 

Price: £ 

 

Sometimes you don't want anything fancy or razzle-dazzle, you just want a plain and simple place to store your garden shovels. 

The Apex roof is a traditional "house" like style with a peak in the middle that offers headroom in the centre of the shed 

 

Two. Place Beside Property Shed 

 

Size: 4ft x 6ft 

Timber Type: Shiplap 

Treatment Type: Dipped 

Roof Style: Pent 

Windows? Yes 

Price: £ 

 

The pent roof creates the ideal garden shed if you intend to place the timber building beside your home or garage, whilst the window allows for extra natural light. The sloping roof is designed to ensure that water runs directly off it quickly and efficiently. 

Shiplap is an interlocking method of installing timber that is like tongue and groove. It is great for ensuring water runs off the side of your shed. 

 

Three. Small Garden Solution Shed 

 

Size: 5ft x 7ft 

Timber Type: Tongue & Groove 

Treatment Type: Pressure Treated 

Roof Style: Pent 

Windows: Yes 

Price: ££ 

 

This mid-price range shed is not only a top-quality shed, it also offers plenty of natural light with two good-sized windows at the front. 

Tongue and Groove are when the boards are fitted tightly together not only protecting your shed from rainwater but also winds. 

 

Four. Easy Access Shed 

Size: 10ft x 8ft 

Timber Type: Overlap 

Treatment Type: Pressure Treated 

Roof Style: Apex 

Windows: No (but it has double doors) 

Price: ££ 

 

Perfect for when you need easy access, perhaps for larger pieces of equipment, this shed is one of our larger options that offers lots of space for storage and shelving etc. The size is also ideal if you are looking to create an outdoor workshop. 

Overlap means that the boards used have been rough sawn and positioned in an overlapping method that allows water to easily run off the side of the shed. The timber used for this shed has been pressure treated which guarantees the wood from rot for 15 years. 

 

Five. Big and Bold Shed 

Size: 6ft x 4ft 

Timber Type: Shiplap 

Treatment Type: Dipped 

Roof Style: Apex 

Windows: Yes (and it has double doors) 

Price: £££ 

 

This large garden building offers everything that you'd want from a good-sized shed: an apex roof guaranteeing the extra headroom, windows ensuring plenty of natural light and double doors allowing quick and easy access for larger pieces of equipment including lawnmowers.  

The design of the Apex roofing allows the windows to be positioned on either side, whilst the timber used has been dip treating, ensuring short-term protection against damage such as rot and decay. 

 

Kat Musselwhite - HT Blogger