Garden sheds - any advice?

Timmy C

Distinguished Member
I'm looking to buy a garden shed to store stuff in as my garage is in the middle of being converted. It's only for keeping the lawnmower,powerhose and basic gardening tools as well as the bbq and garden furniture in the winter and will never be used as a work shop or anything like that so probably don't need anything too heavy duty. Was looking at this:

www.waltons.co.uk/wooden-sheds/8-x-6/01APE0806OSB

Any thoughts? Anything to watch out for? I understand that 'tongue and groove' is preferable to overlap but that's all I know so far!
 

IronGiant

Moderator
Overlap is cheaper but less secure/weatherproof than tongue groove. It depends on what you want it for. If you want a storage shed where a breeze isn't an issue overlap is fine, My Dad's shed is 47 years old :) T&G is more weatherproof and maybe more secure, but neither will keep a deternined burglar out.
 

Timmy C

Distinguished Member
To be honest there won't me much worth taking so security isn't my major worry. I'll lock it to keep out kids but that's about it.

It does appear that the cheaper tongue and groove sheds are 12mm thickness whereas the more expensive are 16mm. Warmth isn't an issue as I'll not be spending any time in there so is there any other advantage to the more expensive thicker sheds?
 

BrianC

Active Member
Looks like a smaller version of my shed. Nice and easy to put together, obviously a two man job to do. I had to replace the perspex in the windows early on because it cracked during a bad storm. I suspect this was because the perspex was very thin and have since replaced with thicker perspex not had any problems since. Only other thing I'd suggest is painting the shed with that special paint before you put it together.
 

mjcairney

Distinguished Member
. Warmth isn't an issue as I'll not be spending any time in there so is there any other advantage to the more expensive thicker sheds?

The advantage is in longevity - if you purchase a decent shed in the first place and then make sure that you treat (Cuprinol) the wood every other year, that should be the only shed you will ever need.

Cheers,

Martin.
 

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