Just wanted to say how pleased we are with our lovely new shed and a big thank you to Kevin and co.! Yet another 3am start, arrived promptly and had the shed up in less than 2hrs! We would definitely recommend sheds direct!
Jordan family, Bristol
Everyone seems to be becoming more environmentally conscious these days (and with good reason). We manage to extend this concern to almost all aspects of our lives – but what about our sheds? How can you turn a shed into an eco-shed?
- Recycled materials.Whether you’re building only part of your shed or the whole thing, consider using recycled materials. It is amazing what people throw away, and you can salvage good quality materials if you’re willing to spend the time hunting for it!
- Solar panels. Solar panels are a great way to produce electricity (yes, even in this country!). The greater the area you cover with solar panels, the greater the energy output you will get – and sheds, with their elevated position, make a great (and not unsightly) place to put them. Apex sheds are perfect for this!
- Waterproof. It’s not hard finding environmentally responsible products if you look for them. If choosing a paint to protect the wood of the shed, choose paint which is low in volatile organic compounds and one which uses organic pigments.
- Wildlife. While not strictly making a shed an eco-shed, wildlife nonetheless gives a natural and peaceful air to your garden. Attract wildlife with bird nesters attached to the sides of your shed and even consider ‘insect conservation centres’ to attract nightlife!
All of these tips not only help you do your bit for the environment, but the can save you money too. From solar power (which pays you back over time) to recycled materials (you don’t have to pay!), being eco doesn’t mean you you pay more.
Hi Kevin, just wanted to say thanks for the great shed! Mike and the other chap (I’ve forgotten his name) turned up on Sunday and actually managed to find the house which is a first. Having helped carry some of the panels I can say from experience that they were really heavy and sturdy. It looks really good and we’re really pleased with it! Thanks for the brilliant service, I’ve already been recommending you to friends.
Many thanks to Kevin and Phil for delivering and erecting my workshop, top marks for leaving York at 3am to be here in West Sussex by 9am, and still be cheerful and helpful whilst putting up the workshop. It’s a first class product and I won’t hesitate to recommend Sheds Direct to any potential buyers.
Just a note to say thank you for a job well done, from start to finish. From our early discussions on design requirements to its professional installation, the Workshop is a credit to you all and of a high quality that needs to be seen to be appreciated. The guys did a cracking job of installing it on the Sunday Morning and the weather was kind to us in Oxford.
A big thank you from Dave and Denise