Garden Buildings and Structures

Wooden Garden Sheds

Overlap Shed 8 x 6The most popular material for sheds as they blend sympathetically into the garden more so than any other material, especially as the wood weathers with age.

Softwood is most commonly used for sheds as it is cheaper. It will always be treated with preservative, pressure-treated wood is best as the preservative has been forced into the wood rather than painted on the outside, but is not easy to find in sheds. An advantage of the wooden shed is that the wood can be easily stained in any one of a whole host of shades to blend in or become a feature of the garden. Stained wood is subtle in a way that any other painted surface never can be.

Wooden sheds need treating with preservative on a regular basis - every few years - to keep them going.

Cladding - the material used for the walls of the shed

    "Weatherboard" is the cheapest and least weather proof, it is like the overlapping slats in a fence on edge so that the rain runs down the outside. As the boards are simply overlapped they can warp and knots in the wood often fall out. Sometimes known as rustic-cladding or similar.

    Tongue and Groove planking is better as the planks are held in place at their top and bottom edges making a more weather-proof finish and usually a finer planed finish too.

    Shiplap is better again, it is a version of tongue and groove planking where there is a rebate at the top of each plank so that each plank fits under the overlapping edge of the plank above it, a design that keeps water out better.

Forest Forest Honeysuckle ArchForest Forest Honeysuckle Arch
£ 131

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 220x134x80cm Ryeford Garden ArchMachine Mart Xtra Forest 220x134x80cm Ryeford Garden Arch
£ 131

Forest Forest 5 x 3ft Shed Base (Assembled)Forest Forest 5 x 3ft Shed Base (Assembled)
£ 131

Forest Forest 90x165x60cm Rosedene 5ft BenchForest Forest 90x165x60cm Rosedene 5ft Bench
£ 137

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (3910J)
£ 139.99

Forest Garden Overlap Garden Shed 4 x 3Forest Garden Overlap Garden Shed 4 x 3
£ 140

Machine Mart Xtra Forest Classic ArchMachine Mart Xtra Forest Classic Arch
£ 143

Forest Forest 6 x 4ft Shed Base (Assembled)Forest Forest 6 x 4ft Shed Base (Assembled)
£ 143

New Forest 129x183x88cm Large WoodstoreNew Forest 129x183x88cm Large Woodstore
£ 149

Forest 3Forest 3' x 5' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (4610J)
£ 149.99

Forest 5Forest 5' x 3' (Nominal) Overlap Timber Shed (6477F)
£ 149.99

Forest Forest 1.2m Low Sleeper TableForest Forest 1.2m Low Sleeper Table
£ 155

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 5 x 3Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 5 x 3
£ 160

Forest Forest 85x166x75cm Timber Tree SeatForest Forest 85x166x75cm Timber Tree Seat
£ 161

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 3 x 5Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 3 x 5
£ 165

Forest Forest 77x177x153cm Rectangle Picnic Table LargeForest Forest 77x177x153cm Rectangle Picnic Table Large
£ 166.99

Forest Forest 76x160x90cm Rosedene TableForest Forest 76x160x90cm Rosedene Table
£ 169

Forest Forest 7 x 5ft Shed Base (Assembled)Forest Forest 7 x 5ft Shed Base (Assembled)
£ 169

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (7342J)
£ 169.99

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 183x149x65cm Pinnacle Log StoreMachine Mart Xtra Forest 183x149x65cm Pinnacle Log Store
£ 171

Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Wall ShedForest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Wall Shed
£ 175

Forest Forest 7 x 7ft Shed Base (Assembled)Forest Forest 7 x 7ft Shed Base (Assembled)
£ 179

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (9669K)
£ 179.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5243K)
£ 179.99

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 6 x 4Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 6 x 4
£ 180

Forest Garden Overlap Windowless Garden Shed 6 x 4Forest Garden Overlap Windowless Garden Shed 6 x 4
£ 180

Forest Forest 4x3 Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 4x3 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 187

New Forest 212x154x66cm Parisienne ArbourNew Forest 212x154x66cm Parisienne Arbour
£ 189

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap Timber Shed (9757J)
£ 189.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (1014J)
£ 189.99

Forest Forest 4x3ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 4x3ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 194

Forest Garden Reverse Overlap Garden Shed 6 x 4Forest Garden Reverse Overlap Garden Shed 6 x 4
£ 195

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 6 x 4Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 6 x 4
£ 195

Forest Forest 8 x 6ft Shed Base (Assembled)Forest Forest 8 x 6ft Shed Base (Assembled)
£ 195

Forest Forest 3x5ft Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 3x5ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 197

Forest Forest 5x3ft Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 5x3ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 197

Forest Forest 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo TableForest Forest 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo Table
£ 199

Forest 3Forest 3' x 6' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed (2337K)
£ 199.99

New Forest 286x168x76cm Rose ArchNew Forest 286x168x76cm Rose Arch
£ 206

Forest Forest 96x123x68cm Harvington 4ft BenchForest Forest 96x123x68cm Harvington 4ft Bench
£ 209

Forest Forest 200x156x67cm Lyon ArbourForest Forest 200x156x67cm Lyon Arbour
£ 209

Forest Forest Florence ArchForest Forest Florence Arch
£ 209

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 196x169x73cm Cadiz ArbourMachine Mart Xtra Forest 196x169x73cm Cadiz Arbour
£ 209

Machine Mart Xtra Forest Genoa ArchMachine Mart Xtra Forest Genoa Arch
£ 209

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (6431K)
£ 214.99

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 90 Degree Radial PergolaMachine Mart Xtra Forest 90 Degree Radial Pergola
£ 215

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No WindowsForest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No Windows
£ 216

Forest Forest 76x120x70cm Refectory TableForest Forest 76x120x70cm Refectory Table
£ 221

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 152x176x69cm Log & Tool StoreMachine Mart Xtra Forest 152x176x69cm Log & Tool Store
£ 227

Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed Easy Fit RoofForest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed Easy Fit Roof
£ 227

Forest Forest 96x152x68cm Harvington 5ft BenchForest Forest 96x152x68cm Harvington 5ft Bench
£ 229

Forest Garden Overlap Garden Shed with Lean To 6 x 4Forest Garden Overlap Garden Shed with Lean To 6 x 4
£ 230

Forest Forest 245x182x136cm Ultima Pergola ArchForest Forest 245x182x136cm Ultima Pergola Arch
£ 233.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (3612K)
£ 234.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5272K)
£ 234.99

Shire 4Shire 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap T&G Timber Shed (37649)
£ 234.99

Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 236

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (1626K)
£ 237.99

Forest Forest Mini GreenhouseForest Forest Mini Greenhouse
£ 239

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with No WindowForest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with No Window
£ 239

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (7956K)
£ 239.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (2438K)
£ 239.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (2708K)
£ 239.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (9225K)
£ 239.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap Timber Shed (1696J)
£ 239.99

Forest Forest Product Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Pent ShedForest Forest Product Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Pent Shed
£ 239.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (7160K)
£ 244.99

Forest Forest 6x3ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 6x3ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 249

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (9353J)
£ 249.99

Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden Shed 5 x 7Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden Shed 5 x 7
£ 250

Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5
£ 250

Forest Forest 76x180x70cm Refectory TableForest Forest 76x180x70cm Refectory Table
£ 251

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 251

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (6784K)
£ 257.99

Forest Forest Whitby ArchForest Forest Whitby Arch
£ 259

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (5216K)
£ 259.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (8150K)
£ 259.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (8859K)
£ 259.99

Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden Shed 6 x 8Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden Shed 6 x 8
£ 260

Forest Garden Shiplap Apex Garden Shed 4 x 6Forest Garden Shiplap Apex Garden Shed 4 x 6
£ 260

Machine Mart Xtra Forest Palermo ArbourMachine Mart Xtra Forest Palermo Arbour
£ 263

New Forest 245x270x136cm Large Ultima Pergola ArchNew Forest 245x270x136cm Large Ultima Pergola Arch
£ 263

Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 263

Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden 6 x 8Forest Garden Essential Overlap Garden 6 x 8
£ 265

Forest Forest 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo TableForest Forest 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo Table
£ 269

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5448J)
£ 269.99

Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5
£ 270

Forest 3Forest 3' x 5' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (2899K)
£ 274.99

Forest 5Forest 5' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (9600K)
£ 274.99

Shire 6Shire 6' x 4' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap T&G Timber Shed (87971)
£ 274.99

Forest Forest 90x167x72cm Harvington Love SeatForest Forest 90x167x72cm Harvington Love Seat
£ 275

Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 275

Yardmaster Shiplap Sliding Door Apex Shed 8 x 6Yardmaster Shiplap Sliding Door Apex Shed 8 x 6' (99700)
£ 279.99

Forest Garden Double Door Apex Garden Shed 7 x 5Forest Garden Double Door Apex Garden Shed 7 x 5
£ 280

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (5418K)
£ 284.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (2947K)
£ 284.99

Forest Garden Double Door Overlap Garden Shed 8 x 6Forest Garden Double Door Overlap Garden Shed 8 x 6
£ 285

Forest Forest 4x3 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x3 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)
£ 287

New Forest 199x170x70cm Sienna ArbourNew Forest 199x170x70cm Sienna Arbour
£ 287.99

Forest 3Forest 3' x 6' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap Timber Shed (7333K)
£ 289.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap Timber Shed (7545K)
£ 289.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5139J)
£ 289.99

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No WindowForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No Window
£ 290

Forest Forest 1.2m Sleeper Bench and Refectory Table SetForest Forest 1.2m Sleeper Bench and Refectory Table Set
£ 291

Forest Forest 6x4ft Pent Shiplap Dipped ShedForest Forest 6x4ft Pent Shiplap Dipped Shed
£ 293

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 293

Forest Garden Reverse Apex Garden Shed 8 x 6Forest Garden Reverse Apex Garden Shed 8 x 6
£ 295

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Windowless Garden Shed 8 x 6Forest Garden Overlap Apex Windowless Garden Shed 8 x 6
£ 295

Forest Forest 3x5ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 3x5ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)
£ 296

Forest Forest 4x3ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x3ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)
£ 297

Forest Forest 1.8m Sleeper Bench and Refectory Table SetForest Forest 1.8m Sleeper Bench and Refectory Table Set
£ 299

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with Lean ToForest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with Lean To
£ 299

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Shipland Dipped ShedForest Forest 4x6ft Apex Shipland Dipped Shed
£ 299

Forest Forest 4x6ft Shiplap Apex ShedForest Forest 4x6ft Shiplap Apex Shed
£ 299.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (4068K)
£ 299.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap Timber Shed with Base (3585K)
£ 299.99

Forest 5Forest 5' x 7' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (7652K)
£ 299.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (4362J)
£ 299.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed (5222K)
£ 299.99

Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 8 x 6Forest Garden Overlap Pent Garden Shed 8 x 6
£ 300

Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 8 x 6Forest Garden Overlap Apex Garden Shed 8 x 6
£ 300

Forest Garden Shiplap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5Forest Garden Shiplap Pent Garden Shed 7 x 5
£ 300

Forest Forest 5x3ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 5x3ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)
£ 302

Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Cream)Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Cream)
£ 305

Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Green)Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Green)
£ 305

Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Terracotta)Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Terracotta)
£ 305

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (4793K)
£ 309.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (5741K)
£ 309.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (6457K)
£ 309.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap Timber Shed with Base (2954K)
£ 309.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed (1127K)
£ 309.99

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 6x4ft Shiplap Shed - Pent RoofMachine Mart Xtra Forest 6x4ft Shiplap Shed - Pent Roof
£ 310

Forest Forest 206x212x117cm Flip Top Log Store LargeForest Forest 206x212x117cm Flip Top Log Store Large
£ 311

Forest Forest 5x7ft Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 5x7ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 311

Forest Forest 7x5ft Pent Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 7x5ft Pent Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 314

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (2227K)
£ 314.99

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed With No WindowForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed With No Window
£ 317

Forest Forest 7x5ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 7x5ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 319

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No Windows (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Dipped Shed No Windows (Assembled)
£ 323

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (4009J)
£ 324.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed with Base (6708K)
£ 324.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 7' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (7011J)
£ 324.99

Forest 8Forest 8' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (4738K)
£ 324.99

Forest 8Forest 8' x 6' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed (5933K)
£ 324.99

Shire 8Shire 8' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap T&G Timber Shed (30240)
£ 324.99

Forest Garden Double Door Overlap Apex Garden Shed 7 x 7Forest Garden Double Door Overlap Apex Garden Shed 7 x 7
£ 325

Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)
£ 327

Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed Easy Fit Roof (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x6 Apex Overlap Dipped Shed Easy Fit Roof (Assembled)
£ 329

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 329

Yardmaster Shiplap Sliding Door Apex Shed 10 x 6Yardmaster Shiplap Sliding Door Apex Shed 10 x 6' (31783)
£ 329.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 3' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap Timber Shed with Assembly (6048K)
£ 329.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (1963K)
£ 329.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (2161K)
£ 329.99

Forest 3Forest 3' x 6' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (3360K)
£ 334.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (1890K)
£ 334.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (7159K)
£ 334.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed with Base (2870K)
£ 334.99

Forest Forest 270x270x270cm Ultima Pergola KitForest Forest 270x270x270cm Ultima Pergola Kit
£ 335

Forest Forest 7x5ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Double Door ShedForest Forest 7x5ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Double Door Shed
£ 335

Forest Forest Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Apex Shed (Assembly Included)Forest Forest Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Apex Shed (Assembly Included)
£ 335

Forest Forest Product Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Pent Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest Product Overlap Dip Treated 6x4 Pent Shed (Assembled)
£ 335

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with No Window (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed with No Window (Assembled)
£ 338

Forest Forest 8x6ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 8x6ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 338

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (3701K)
£ 338.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (1087K)
£ 339.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (1233K)
£ 339.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Assembly (3083K)
£ 339.99

Forest 8Forest 8' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5170K)
£ 339.99

Forest Garden Onduline Overlap Garden Apex Shed 6 x 8Forest Garden Onduline Overlap Garden Apex Shed 6 x 8
£ 340

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Double Door ShedForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Double Door Shed
£ 341

Shire 7Shire 7' x 7' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap T&G Timber Shed (63181)
£ 344.99

Forest Forest 6x3ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 6x3ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)
£ 347

Forest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped Double Door ShedForest Forest 6x8ft Apex Overlap Dipped Double Door Shed
£ 347

Forest Forest 8x6 Pent Overlap Dipped ShedForest Forest 8x6 Pent Overlap Dipped Shed
£ 349

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (8510K)
£ 349.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap Timber Shed (1065K)
£ 349.99

Shire 6Shire 6' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Shiplap T&G Timber Shed (94199)
£ 349.99

Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 4x6ft Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)
£ 353

Forest 6Forest 6' x 4' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base & Assembly (2214K)
£ 357.99

Machine Mart Xtra Forest Victorian Tall Wall GreenhouseMachine Mart Xtra Forest Victorian Tall Wall Greenhouse
£ 358.8

Forest Forest 4m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo TableForest Forest 4m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo Table
£ 359

Forest Forest 130x249x244cm Patio Deck KitForest Forest 130x249x244cm Patio Deck Kit
£ 359

Forest Forest Extended Whitby ArchForest Forest Extended Whitby Arch
£ 359

Forest Forest 8x6ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 8x6ft Pent Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 359

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base & Assembly (3034K)
£ 359.99

Forest 4Forest 4' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base & Assembly (9706K)
£ 359.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed (5506K)
£ 359.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (1471K)
£ 359.99

Forest 8Forest 8' x 6' (Nominal) Pent Overlap Timber Shed (3427K)
£ 359.99

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (4088K)
£ 364.99

Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Dipped Shed (Assembled)
£ 365

Forest Forest 8x6ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated ShedForest Forest 8x6ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed
£ 365

Forest Forest 5 Set Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Terracotta)Forest Forest 5 Set Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Terracotta)
£ 368

Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Cream)Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Cream)
£ 368

Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Green)Forest Forest Set of 5 Cushions for 3.6m Hexagonal Garden Gazebo (Green)
£ 368

Forest 6Forest 6' x 8' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (6470K)
£ 368.99

Forest 7Forest 7' x 5' (Nominal) Pent Shiplap Timber Shed with Base (9479K)
£ 369.99

Forest 8Forest 8' x 6' (Nominal) Apex Overlap Timber Shed with Base (3674K)
£ 369.99

Machine Mart Xtra Forest 7x5ft Shiplap Shed - Pent RoofMachine Mart Xtra Forest 7x5ft Shiplap Shed - Pent Roof
£ 370

Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)Forest Forest 6x4ft Reverse Apex Overlap Pressure Treated Shed (Assembled)
£ 371

Two shapes for sheds are commonly available, Apex sheds that come to a point in the middle, like the traditional house shape and Pent roof sheds that have a roof that slopes from one high side to the other lower side. In general apex sheds are cheaper and pent sheds have more head-room. Apex sheds have the door on the end while pent sheds tend to have the door in the wider side. Pent roof sheds allow for a workbench at the higher side and use the lower side for storage of tools etc. an arrangement that is not really possible in an apex.

Q. How do I calculate a template to ensure the corners for my shed base are square? the size of the base is 14ft X 10 ft

A. You could buy a "builders square" or "framing square" a large set square with arms about 18-24" long or alternatively make yourself a triangle with sides in the ratio 3:4:5 and you'll get a perfect right angle. Wood is the best material and can be whatever is to hand, just knock a nail or screw through the joints. The bigger the pieces the more accurate it is i.e. 3,4 and 5ft work better than 30, 40 and 50cm. You can check if you have it right by measuring the diagonals, if they are identical, then you have four right angles, if not, then start again! Mark out the base of the shed with pegs and string first before you start to dig it out and prepare the foundations.


Q. I have recently acquired a small build it yourself gardening shed. The problem is that the instructions did not in anyway account for the foundation of the small structure leaving the means up to myself. I was thinking simply cinder blocks and some pressure treated wood, but any suggestions that are cost efficient would be greatly appreciated.

A. You need to keep the wood of the shed out of the wet. The easiest way to do this is to level an area of earth the same size of the shed (don't dig any kind of an hollow in doing this) and then lay some kind of concrete/stone base. I use patio slabs for this, the cheapest compressed concrete sort are fine and also amongst the strongest - it doesn't matter what they look like under the shed. These are about 2 inches thick and do the job well. Cinder blocks are probably thicker than this and while perfectly acceptable may just raise the entrance a little above what you'd like, you could always dig them in a little though, use sand to level out the bottom of the holes with. Pressure treated wood should be unnecessary as the slabs alone should be enough to make sure the wood of the shed is not in contact with the wet ground.


Sheddy Thoughts

Many words have been written about sheds and how they are a male preserve. A cave to retreat to when we feel threatened. A place to keep all of our precious things, things so precious we daren't bring them into the house lest they be misunderstood by our womenfolk and thrown away.

There's something very boyish about sheds, the fact that ideally they're not that easy to see - they should be at least semi-hidden by bushes and other growth.

The path to a real shed should be somewhat ramshackle. Wonky left over paving slabs and bricks maybe, preferably a bit broken up and with long grass growing in-between. I went to the shed of the man who I buy firewood from recently to find that the last few feet were so muddy that you had to walk across a 4" wide plank to get to it - most impressive.

Maybe it's something to do with recreating the boyhood adventures of making a "den", dens and sheds both come from some primeval male instinct towards the secluded cave and to saving stuff.

A shed shouldn't attract attention, it shouldn't be too inviting to the outsider (i.e. the rest of the world) it should be full of things that make the owner feel comfortable and for exactly those reasons make the outsider feel uncomfortable. A shed is a favourite old scruffy pair of slippers, absolute heaven if they belong to you, but unpleasantly off putting if they don't.


What to keep in this shed then? Tools for a start, garden and otherwise, a proper shed tool is perfectly serviceable but preferably a bit rusty and with some history - Like the random collection of old spanners that I've got in an old whiskey bottle tin. I've got one spanner that I remember my granddad using to adjust my bike when I was 7 or 8 and a really big shiny one (ok so it's not perfect) that come to think of it , I probably acquired from my dad. I can't ever remember him or me having used it, but I used to love playing around with it when I was little and it's the one my own son always picks up and waves around when he spots it.

Sheds should have a collection of useful things in jars or in those cabinets with a dozen or more little plastic drawers. There should be a large amount of something almost brand new but a bit out of the ordinary and therefore basically useless to the average mortal, though far too good not to warrant proper respect.

Personally I have a large collection of galvanized nails too short to be used for regular nailing jobs, too small a head to use for fixing roofing felt and too fat for where a panel pin or similar would be used.

Unfortunately it is necessary sometimes to let others into this inner sanctum to store bikes or gain access to things such as a hose pipe or watering can. This can be largely avoided by keeping these things in the back of the garage (sometimes known as the "poor mans shed"), that is not so personal a space.

The back of a garage is also a better place to store things like new tools or unopened tins of paint / varnish etc. that have not earned their place in the shed due to a lack of familiarity. In due course having gained provenance, they may be upgraded to shed worthiness.

It is allowable to permit children to enter the shed especially if male, so as to pass on the legacy and instill the sense of awe that a well stocked and mature shed can bring.

Things to keep in your shed

   Items of personal historic interest but no intrinsic value whatsoever. 

   Assorted machinery that is slightly broken though perfectly repairable once you get around to it.

   Bits of wood of all kinds that are far more valuable from a distance than in close up.

   Garden tools.

   Bicycles belonging to the rest of the family (grudgingly).

   Almost full bags of almost gone-off cement and damp granular fertiliser that is now in a single 10kg lump.

The best sheds

    Are not easily visible at first glance.

    At second glance appear abandoned, even derelict.

    Don't have good paths to them.

    Have a fascinating collection of varied contents, similar to that obtained in a 60 second "supermarket dash" around a diy shop about 25 years ago.

    Have a comfy chair.

    Have some form of heating and tea making facilities

 


A man's shed is a window to his soul - Aristotle


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