A wide variety of garden sheds and workshops play an important role in thousands of British gardens. They’re used as storage space, chillout areas, and even offices. Some shed enthusiasts take their love and use of sheds to the next level. They’re affectionately referred to as “Sheddies”.
Websites and blogs run by Sheddies can be found across the internet; they’re often filled with photos, facts and anecdotal tales about shed-based activities, custom sheds and the variety of functions that these useful garden buildings can be used for.
Shed based merchandise proves to be popular for the British shed enthusiast. This ranges from shed calendars (with important shed related dates), to miniture model sheds and specialised shed accessories! Sheddies will often try to spot garden sheds in popular culture (film, music videos, etc), noting them down on their websites to share with other enthusiasts.
Shed of The Year
Believe it or not, there is even a week to celebrate the humble British shed, titled “National Shed Week”. Last year’s fell between the 2nd and 7th of Jaly, and 2013 will be its 7th year running! Sheddies across the country decide upon who will be crowned owner of the coveted, Shed of the Year! National media even report on activitiy from the annual celebration; shed categories include eco shed, normal shed, garden office, cabin/summerhouse, workshop/studio, unique shed, pub shed, and Tardis, offering a suitable category for most garden buildings!
If you’d like to become a sheddie, or if you’d simply like some more storage space in your garden, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
Sheds, Garden Workshops and Dutch Barns are all incredibly versatile garden buildings. When thinking of uses for a shed, the first thought that pops into peoples’ minds is usually a place to store the lawnmower. This shouldn’t be the case, as a properly constructed garden building is the perfect way to create more indoor space in the garden, without the complications of cost and getting a traditional home extension.
Garden workshops are great for the hobbyist. From painting and modelling to music production and DJing, garden workshops are a great way to create a space for activities that you may not be able to do in your home. Whether you need quiet, privacy, or just a place to relax, a garden workshop is perfect for those who enjoy hobby based activities. They even make a great games room (perfect for teenagers looking for their own space).
Although sheds are mostly used to store gardening tools, they can also be used for the gardening itself! Potting sheds are becoming an increasingly popular greenhouse alternative, offering the benefits of light and warmth for young plants, as well as safety and a dry environment for tools and other items that you may want to store.
Although not traditional sheds, our dog kennels and runs are great for owners of dogs (and other animals) who prefer them to have their own residence. Each building is divided in to two spaces, offering an outdoor “run” area, as well as a cosy sleeping area.