Whether you have an existing garden building or a wooden shed, or you are planning to buy a new shed or even build one yourself, there are a number of different factors to take into consideration.
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As the outdoor storage unit experts at Shedforce, we have put together a breakdown of each of the elements of a shed to help you make the best decision for your garden building.
Garden Buildings and Shed floors
There are a number of different options when it comes to the floors of a typical garden building, the most common one being a wooden sub-floor, which is fitted at the base of the shed.
Asgard sheds also go one step further then most shed manufacturers with their integrated metal base floor, which is bolted to the ground sealing the unit together to increase the stability and security of the garden building. The wooden floor is then placed on top of this base in order to protect the metal base and to reduce noise.
A wooden floor of the Asgard Shed base
Garden Building Doors
Access to your garden building is the most important part of the unit, and the design of the shed or garage door also has affects the security it offers. Depending on the sized of the shed, it may be a single door or double door access.
The design and material used for the door of a garden building door also affects the security of the unit. Although metal sheds have an advantage over wooden doors, as wooden doors can be easier to break into, it depends on the quality of the metal shed. Some lightweight metal sheds are not very sturdy or well built; offering very little protection, in comparison to the tough metal sheds like the metal sheds manufactured by Asgard. The Asgard sheds are manufactured from galvanised steel and are built from the inside out, meaning that there are no visible hinges or weaknesses to enable break-ins and theft.
Asgard Sheds don't have exposed hinges and screws making it difficult to break into.
Garden Building Roofs
A Garden building or shed can either come with a flat pent or apex roof. The difference between these is that a shed a pent roof is formed using a single sheet of wood that slopes from the front of the building to the back with a slight angle. The slope ensures rain runs off the back of the shed. A pent roof is ideal if your shed will be installed up against a fence or a wall. However, this means as the roof slopes from the front to back, the maximum height is at the front of the shed which limits the layout of shelving and the available internal storage space.
In comparison, an apex shed, has a pointed roof to create an upturned ‘V’ shape. Unlike a pent roof, the maximum height of an apex roof runs centrally from the front to the back. The height of the eaves is designed to allow for generous storage at the sides while allowing for optimum standing height in the centre.
The engineers from Asgard have gone one step further and have designed a rainguard on the roof of some of their garden sheds, as pictured below.
Garden Shed Roof with a Rainguard.
Garden Building Shelving
The main purpose of a garden building, garage or shed is to provide secure outdoor storage for all the expensive property and equipment you don’t have the space to stay inside your home. This includes bicycles, motorbikes, barbeques and gas bottles, lawn mowers, power tools gardening equipment. All these items can soon stack up to create a messy, cluttered garden shed. Therefore heavy-duty shelving, hooks and eyelets should be used to organise all the property lying around and maximise on the space with in the garden building.
Asgard have recognised the importance of making the most of compact garden sheds and have recently introduced Eyelets for their units which can be attached to the frame of the unit to help owners to create an organised storage space.
Keep your garden building neat and tidy with this eyelet pack.
Garden Buildings with windows
Many people like the idea of a window in their garden shed. However, with a traditional wooden shed, windows increase the chances of a thief breaking and entering a shed by smashing through the glass window and stealing valuable property being stored in a garden shed.
Common materials used for a shed window include Perspex or polycarbonate material, as well as glass. However, the issues of safety and the cost of replacing any broken windows may be an issue.
Another alternative would be to look at sheds with vents, which provide ventilation to a shed without compromising on the safety of the shed.
Unique Vent system on the Asgard shed to allow for ventilation
So before you choose the right garden building for your home, make sure you have thought about all the various options out there. For more information on garden building and sheds visit the Asgard website.
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