Sheds

#1
Right then my Shedi Warriors, I need some advice on sheds.

Can any one recommend a good supplier. I've tried Google but it's hard to tell the quality of the sheds from web sites.

The price difference and ranges of sheds differ a lot from B&Q.

Cheers

LVH
 

wedge_cadman

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#2
depends where you live really, I used kirton sectional these, very good quality and they can customise.
 
#5
Where in the u.k. are you?

if you need any tunnelling doing myself, Tom o' Shot and digger are available.
 
#6
I recently bought one of the plastic sheds from B & Q - the Keter Gemini 6x6x6 foot @ c.£350. Comes as a flat-pack, but slots together with plastic twist-lock bolts. Easy to assemble, and rock-solid construction. I did research loads of wooden sheds at the lower end of the price range, but I reckon this plastic one easily beats them all.

Keter Gemini Resin Shed - (H) 6ft10in x (W) 5ft10in x (D) 6ft6in, 7290002181118
Thats not a Shed, its a large tupperware box!!!
 
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#10
I bought some old telegraph poles, some timber 4 by 2s and a load of corrugated sheet tin. lay a concrete slab and stick your tele posts in then make the rest up as you go along. got a massive shed out of it, one that wont burn down or, if plastic (!!!) melt !!.
the downside is small.... just that you have, in effect, got the beginnings of your own shanty town in your garden.
 
#11
Thats not a Shed, its a large tupperware box!!!
Seconded! Shouldn't a shed by definition be made of wood?

Anyway,here's mine .

 
#12
Right then my Shedi Warriors, I need some advice on sheds.
Can any one recommend a good supplier. I've tried Google but it's hard to tell the quality of the sheds from web sites.
The price difference and ranges of sheds differ a lot from B&Q.
LVH
Don't buy it from Screwfix and as Screwfix and B&Q are the same mob, I'd avoid B&Q as well.
I bought a Screwfix one a couple of years ago and it's crap. The tongue and groove wood on the side panels is nailed on slightly too far apart (tongues not deep enough into the grooves), so in warm weather a gap forms between them. Then it rains and the wood distorts so the tongue doesn't go back in the groove, so the water and wind pisses in. It's all nailed with one of those nailgun things, so I can't get the nails out to sort it without buggering an inch or so on the end of each bit of wood. It would cost more in time and timber to fix than it's worth, so it's sitting in the yard rotting and pissing me off.
Have a look in your local rag for a local small shed supplier/maker who will probably make you a far better shed and will be close enough to complain too if there is a problem.

Scunner
 
#14
That is one weird shed !
so many questions...
why the double doors ? so you can drive your cadillac in.?
why is it so short ?
whats that little monks bell for ?

is it full of dead prostitutes rolled up in carpets ?
Oh shut up! Maddy is quite happy with it. Especially since I recently installed a heater.
 

wedge_cadman

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#17
Why am I looking at this thread?....help and advice appreciated...
It's ok you can come out of hiding and admit you're a secret shed fan. New year, new slate. Nobody will hold it against you.
 

Boldnotold

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#18
My advice - buy from a small local firm, and buy bigger than you think you need. Sheds have TARDIS qualities, but you always have that extra tool/old engine/exhaust pipe/armchair/grot collection that you need to fit in.
 
#19
That's not a shed, it's a cloggie's cludgie.

Depends how handy you are, I'm no joiner, but I dug out some soil, smashed up some rubble, then made a frame around it (at the back of the garage ) and poured in 4ins of concrete.

Got some cheap engineering bricks to make up 4 rows, then built a frame on top.

If you know a local builder, scrounge a door and frame, a window, then clad in T&G.

Might not be perfect, but does the job after you've creosoted it.
 
#20
Why am I looking at this thread?....help and advice appreciated...

I was thinking the same as I'm at least 30 years from actually buying my own shed. Then I started thinking "why would anyone have a plastic shed?" and its led to the painful realisation that I'm missing something in my life.
 

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