Materials for Manufacturing Sheds

Every garden needs a shed and without one, a garden somehow looks a little bit lonely. Sheds have a variety of uses and come in a range of styles and materials; but which material is best for a shed?

Plastic Sheds
Plastic sheds can be ideal for storing bulky items and equipment as they generally have wide front openings. They are affordable, versatile, totally waterproof and extremely hard wearing. They are also very easy to move around because they are so lightweight. Plastic sheds do not need any maintenance and they are easy to assemble. However, they can look a little out of place in older properties and have a limited range of sizes.

Metal Sheds
Metal sheds are typically made from electro-galvanised steel which is a strong and fire retardant material. These sheds are very durable and are resistant to rust, rodents and damage. With the correct locks, the robust metal doors provide good levels of security. Metal sheds are easily assembled and come in a range of colours. Metal is a cold material so not ideal for keeping pets such as rabbits in.

Timber Sheds
Wood is the traditional building material for garden sheds and a timber shed can last a long time if constructed from the right wood. The timber used to manufacture sheds is pre-treated to help withstand the rigours of changing weather conditions and temperatures. Timber sheds are available in a wide range of sizes and styles, and can be painted different colours. However, unless a shed is made of cedar, it will need re-coating periodically. They are also a natural choice and are environmentally friendly. Cheap timber sheds can be a little flimsy and be difficult to relocate.

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