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Durable garden sheds can serve a number of purposes, with one of these being as an outdoor workshop! There are multiple steps which can be taken to make your workshop as functional as possible.
Some of these steps include installing proper electricity and lighting, setting up an appropriate work surface and providing proper insulation. These steps can be found in much greater detail within our perfect garden workshop guide.
Chances are, you’ll need a great deal of space in order to best utilise your workshop. There are two ways in which this problem can be approached.
The first of which is to maximise space by decluttering your garden building. Go through everything inside, and determine what is and isn’t worth keeping. The second method is to consider that large sheds offer the most usability as a workshop, so be sure to keep size in mind when making your purchase.
Our workshops are available in two unique material designs: wooden and metal, with both of these offering a unique set of advantages.
A wooden workshop maintains a traditional, authentic look which is well suited to compliment almost any type of garden. These can be chosen in a windowed or windowless style, dependent on whether you place greater emphasis on natural lighting or additional security and privacy.
Metal workshops are undoubtedly the heavy-duty option. These are absolutely ideal for potentially perilous DIY escapades which may not be feasible within your house, thanks to fire resistance offered by galvanised steel panels.
Metal workshops generally last longer than their wooden counterparts. The galvanised steel panels which form the core structure of a metal workshop are roll formed with deep ribs for added strength. This provides extensive durability, protection against the worst weather the UK can throw at it and no treatment being required to begin with.
A reverse apex shed is distinguishable from a typical apex shed as the V-shape slopes down the front and back of the shed, whereas with a regular apex roof, this V-shape is formed by slopes down either side of the shed.
A reverse apex workshop creates a flawless DIY environment, as the area where the most height is offered runs along its entire width, making it ideal as an all-out working space.
The truth is that when it comes to apex and pent roofs, neither is better than the other. Rather, one may be better suited than the other, depending on your individual wants and needs.
The traditional slopes which meet in the middle on an apex roof give it plenty of height, making apex the preferable choice when looking at using/storing tall items within your workshop. Whereas, a pent workshop does offer plenty of height, albeit at the front of the shed.
More often than not, this is a decision which is determined by personal taste and the garden itself in which the workshop will be placed.
These terms refer to different types of cladding. Essentially, this is the act of placing materials on top of one another to provide greater structural integrity, thermal insulation and weather resistance, whilst equally improving the aesthetics of a garden building.
The cladding boards which form the walls of an overlap shed will simply overlap each other. Whereas, shiplap cladding is a form of tongue and groove, whilst providing each board with a slight profile in order to aid water run-off. Shiplap cladding is generally the more expensive and high-end option of the two.
A level and dry foundation for your shed is crucial, especially if you intend on using it as a workshop. In this scenario, your best bet is probably a concrete base. A concrete base will provide your workshop with a smooth, sound and level foundation on which a garden building can be constructed.