Choosing a new garden shed is a big decision, especially when there are so many options out there. Before picking out your new shed there are a few things that you need to take into consideration. Thankfully we are here to help! Asgard has a range of metal garden sheds and there is sure to be one to suit every need.
When choosing your shed, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself:
What do you want to store in your shed?
What you want to store will affect the amount of security features your shed should have, as well as the size. You can store anything from garden tools, to bikes and garden furniture in your shed. If you’re planning on storing smaller items with a low value, a compact shed with less security might be better storage option. If you are planning on storing expensive equipment, tools, bikes etc. Security should be at the fore front of your mind, as sheds are prone to break-ins and easy targets for thieves. Around 5,000 British gardens are targeted by theft every week, so it’s important not to leave yourself wide open. Investing in a high security shed is always a good idea. A range of high security sheds are available with tough 5 point locking systems and some are even insurance approved.
What is your price range?
It’s important to set a budget for your new shed, to stick to it and get the best shed that you can afford. Metal garden sheds range from £80 up to £2000, meaning you are bound to find the metal shed to suit you and your budget.
What do you get for your money?
As you would expect with cheaper garden shed the quality will leave a lot to be desired. At the lower end of the price scale, the security of the shed will be poor and will be easier to access by thieves. In the world of sheds, generally the more you spend the better the quality of the shed. For a more robust, strong and sturdy shed, expect to spend more. Spending more will pay off in the long term, due to the added protection from theft.
How much available space do you have?
We all know that some gardens have more space than others or it maybe that you want your garden shed to look inconspicuous and blend into its surroundings. Whatever the reason, the size of the shed will play an important role in your decision. You will find sheds of all sizes, from the compact Vangard to the Extra Extra Large Gladiator. Browse the full range to find the right size for your storage needs.
How important is garden shed security?
If security is of high importance to you, when choosing a garden shed, it is worth spending the extra money on something more robust. High security sheds come with an array of features to enhance security and deter thieves: Reinforced components, additional bolts, touch locking systems all contribute to a stronger, more secure shed.
Where should you locate your garden shed?
Ideally your garden shed should be placed at the rear of your home, not immediately in the sight of passers-by. Locating your shed near your garden path or walkway is generally a good idea to stop mud from spreading everywhere. Do not place your shed too close to trees or shrubs, to ensure your shed stays in a good condition and stop excessive moisture from entering the shed through the vents. Remember your shed needs to be built onto a level base that is at least 100mm deep, this base needs to be either concrete or tarmac. This will need to be taken into consideration when planning the location of your shed.
There are lots of important things to consider when choosing your new garden shed. Size, shape, security, price and even the colour all play a role in decision making. After all your shed will be a permanent feature in your garden, you should want it to be perfect. These tips should help you on your hunt. Here’s to happy shed shopping.