How to Buy the Best Garden Sheds – Your Ultimate Guide

There’s no denying that a garden shed is incredibly useful, but with so much choice and so many options, it can be difficult to understand how to choose the best garden shed. Here we look at the top things to consider, and delve into what makes the best garden sheds.

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Best shed to buy will depend on size

When choosing the best garden sheds, you’ll need to think about the size of your outside space and where you intend to locate the shed. You will need to be realistic in terms of the design and the dimensions that you can fit in your garden.

The wider the opening to your shed, the more you’ll be able to store inside. Check whether you can accommodate double doors on your shed or whether you can utilise extra space in the headroom.

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Purpose of the best sheds UK

Choosing the best garden sheds will depend upon the purpose. Will you be using your shed for storing garden tools, or larger items like bikes and golf clubs? Will it be a garden potting shed? Or do you intend to use it as a relaxing garden room retreat or office? How about a relaxing summer house surrounded by decking?

You could opt for a combination style which is growing in popularity as homeowners decide to mix storage with a relaxation room. Or perhaps you’d like a workshop with a storage shed? If you have a wood burner or open fire, you could consider a combination of log store with your shed.

How you use your shed will have an impact on the size and style of your shed.

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for quality sheds with a view to using one as an additional room to your property, it’s worth checking that you don’t need planning permission.

Style of top sheds

There are plenty of design options to choose from when buying a shed. There are no right or wrong answers when choosing the best garden sheds, but you will need to make decisions about what suits you and which styles you prefer.

Will your shed have windows? If so, will they be a Georgian style or plain? Perhaps you want a Velux roof window for extra light?

What about the door? Do you have room for a double door opening or just one?

Then there’s the style of roof. You may decide that a pent shed with a sloping roof is better than a traditional apex style roof, for example.

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Garden sheds quality

Another thing to consider when choosing the best garden sheds, is the quality. The type of material you choose will have an impact on the longevity of your shed and how it stands up to harsh weather conditions.

Most top sheds will be made of either wood, metal or plastic. Whilst the best value garden sheds may well be made of plastic, these will not be durable and they’re not great for the environment either.

The best quality sheds UK are made of a hard wearing wood which will last for years. For the best wooden shed, you could consider The Malvern Collection at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings. These sheds are made from high quality sustainable Western Red Cedar wood that looks stunning. This premium garden shed is built by an award-winning operation that makes durable sheds renowned for their natural insulation properties.

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For the best garden sheds, visit the specialists at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings!

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the best garden sheds. Ultimately, you need to decide what is right for your outdoor space and your way of living.

The top ten sheds on any list will always feature a high quality wooden shed as these will last for longer and look beautiful too.

The friendly team at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings can help give you plenty of advice when deciding on the best garden shed.


Why not visit our dedicated show site for ideas or get in touch? We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have.

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