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Top 20 Best Garden Sheds for Storage, Tools, Bikes, and More: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyers

If you're looking for a place to store your tools, bikes, garden furniture, timber, logs and other items, a garden shed is the perfect solution. A garden shed offers more than just storage; it can also be used as an office or workshop.

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If you’re looking for a place to store your tools, bikes, garden furniture, timber, logs and other items, a garden shed is the perfect solution. A garden shed offers more than just storage; it can also be used as an office or workshop.
There are many benefits of having a garden shed, including:

  • Saving space in your home by keeping things out of sight
  • Protecting valuable items from weather conditions such as rain or snow
  • Making it easier to find what you need when working outside
  • Help season logs over the seasons so that they are ready to burn in the winter
  • A place to do restoration work and storing garden furniture

Top 20 Best Garden Sheds

We have created a list of our top 20 fave garden sheds. Take a look…

Why we love it?

  • 28ft x 13ft windowless reverse premier pressure treated tongue and groove apex workshop
  • Higher eaves and ridge height
  • Double doors
  • 12mm tongue and groove walls, floor, and roof
  • High-quality pressure-treated timber sourced from Scandinavia
  • Tight-grained and more durable than other types of timber
  • Protected against rot, decay, and pest damage for many years
  • Annual waterproofing topcoat required
  • Easy to assemble with fully assembled panels, fixing kit, and felt for the roof
  • Traditional apex roof for more headroom and storage
  • Tongue and groove construction for smoother cladding and weather resistance
  • Ledge doors for added security
  • Planed floor joists for sturdy support
  • 10-year anti-rot warranty.

Why we love it?

  • Metal garden storage shed
  • Ideal for storing garden and DIY equipment such as lawn mowers, power tools, or small garden furniture
  • Features 1 door and a steel structure for durability and longevity
  • Light green color with beige trim for subtle blending into the garden
  • Lock on the door for added safety
  • Note: must be installed on a level wooden platform or level concrete foundation (not included)
  • Base measures 4.3 x 2.6 m
  • Top panel overhangs to 4.7 x 3 m.

Why we love it?

  • Power shed designed for easy installation, stability, and functionality
  • 6×8 shed with customizable door placement
  • Premium quality shed with high-grade timber sourced from Scandinavian forests
  • Tongue and groove construction for durability
  • Robust with high-grade timber throughout, including roof and floor
  • Responsibly sourced timber with 12mm extra thick shiplap cladding
  • Simple self-assembly with modular panels and included fixings and instructions
  • Heavy-duty framing with corner bracing on all wall panels
  • Windowless design
  • 12mm thick shiplap tongue and groove construction for roof and floor
  • High-performance polyester-backed waterproof felt for added protection.

Why we love it?

  • The Blickling Shed by Crane combines classic form with unique features
  • Square window set lets light in, and a recess at the end is useful for storing garden items
  • Low-maintenance garden sheds with traditional design features
  • Inspired by outbuildings at National Trust properties in East Anglia
  • Constructed from FSC® certified Scandinavian redwood by skilled craftsmen in Norfolk
  • Ready, prepared base required before delivery (paving slabs on mortar or concrete base at least 10cm thick)
  • Solid, level concrete base required for installation and support
  • Clearance required around structure for installation, maintenance, redecoration, air circulation, and roof overhangs/fascias (30cm on all sides)
  • Delivered and installed by supplier
  • Under 2.5m high to meet modern planning requirements
  • Traditionally styled windows with toughened safety glass
  • Cast iron black door furniture with a mortice lock
  • “Olden style” black corrugated apex roof
  • Traditionally cladded using vertical sawn boards
  • Tongue and groove floorboards
  • Includes a 900mm wide logstore
  • Available in 4 sizes
  • Choice of 6 colors from the National Trust paint range.

Why we love it?

  • Forest Retreat Shed is an 8×5 high-quality workspace for storage, gardening, and DIY projects
  • Hand-made to order with the finest materials and 50 years of experience and expertise
  • Kiln-dried, smooth-planed Redwood timber boards mounted in an overlap construction for traditional featheredge appearance
  • Assembly service, fittings and fixings, and floor included
  • 15-year Anti-Rot guarantee
  • Steeply pitched roof with plenty of headroom and storage space
  • Interlocking, pressure-treated Tongue and Groove boards for floor and roof
  • Canadian Red Cedar Shingles for roof finish that develops to a subtle grey over time
  • 4 windows (2 fixed, 2 opening) with 4mm toughened glass
  • Available in 3 factory-finished paint colors
  • Assembled on-site by professional builders
  • Price includes delivery and installation.

Why we love it?

  • 3ft x 6ft Tongue and Groove Apex Garden Storage Shed made in the UK with FSC® certified timber
  • Provides useful storage space in a compact garden
  • Double door for convenient access to store items like bicycles and lawnmowers
  • Interlocking tongue and groove boards for floor and roof to withstand daily use
  • Shiplap cladding provides protection from the elements with a tight seal design
  • No window design and sealed cladding for added security against break-ins and prying eyes
  • Apex roof aids water drainage and provides extra headroom
  • Quality roofing felt supplied as standard for further weather protection
  • 10-year Anti-Rot guarantee for long-lasting use
  • Annual wood preservative treatment and waterproof topcoat recommended to maintain guarantee.

Why we love it?

  • Large metal shed with enough room for garden tools, equipment, furniture, and outerwear
  • Sturdy construction to ensure durability and rust-resistance for longevity outdoors
  • Ventilation slots on front and back for cool, airy storage
  • Double door shed that slides open for easy access with locks for extra security
  • Outdoor storage shed dimensions: 190H x 236L x 174Wcm
  • Assembly required, foundation not included

Why we love it?

  • Forest 4Life Overlap Pressure Treated 5×3 Apex Shed is strong and secure
  • Compact shed option for storing gardening equipment
  • Improved design with modular panels for easy assembly and versatility
  • 30%-thicker framing and straight-cut 7mm overlap boards for flexibility and rainwater run-off
  • Pressure-treated for 25-year anti-rot guarantee, no preservative treatment needed
  • Extra-thick 14mm solid timber floor for heavier item storage
  • Hardwearing 8mm solid sheet roof with green sand-felt cover for complete weatherproof protection
  • Double-Z frame door for increased strength and hidden hinges for security
  • Shatter-proof PET glazing for added security and durability
  • Left or right-hand opening door option
  • Traditional apex roof, smooth-planed barge boards, and diamond-shaped finial for attractive appearance
  • Handcrafted in the UK using FSC® certified timber
  • Full set of fixings and clear instructions included for easy assembly
  • Free delivery to most UK addresses with Forest Garden’s White Glove Delivery Service, with all packaging removed.

Why we love it?

  • 7 x 7ft Corner Shed from Shire fits neatly into the corner of your garden
  • Provides 9ft of internal width at its maximum, utilising space in your garden
  • Features double doors and 2 opening joinery-made windows for excellent access
  • Wall panels made from 12mm shiplap FSC Certified timber in a honey brown timber basecoat ready for top coat
  • Solid board OSB roof for ease of installation and tongue and groove timber floor
  • Comes with fixing kit, roof felt, and installation instructions
  • Imperial measurements rounded, refer to metric sizes for accuracy
  • Allowance should be made for roof overhang and outside access during construction and treatment.

Why we love it?

  • 6 x 6 Traditional Standard Apex Wooden Garden Shed offers attractive and long-lasting garden storage
  • Expertly built from premium 12mm tongue and groove cladding on a robust 38mm x 50mm frame
  • Superior 12mm tongue and groove floor and roof with weatherproof felt cover
  • Traditional apex design with 2 diamond-shaped finials for smart and stylish appearance
  • Ledged and braced, lockable door with zinc fittings for easy access and security
  • Toughened-glass windows (select how many) for natural light
  • Delivered dip-treated with 1-year parts guarantee (excluding roof felt), retreat annually with wood preservative
  • Available in range of sizes with optional upgrades including roof styles, doors, and windows
  • Specification measurements can have a variance of plus or minus 1mm on cladding and floor, plus or minus 5mm on framing
  • Free delivery to most UK postcodes.

Why we love it?

  • Handy steel storage unit for garden items
  • Includes superior hot dipped galvanising treatment for no maintenance required
  • Stylish pent roofed design will suit any outdoor space.

Why we love it?

  • Mercia 5m x 3m Corner Log Cabin Plus Side Shed (28mm) – Double Glazed is a multi-functional garden building that meets storage needs
  • Expertly built in Great Britain from 28mm interlocking log boards on a strapping 27mm x 44mm frame
  • Super-thick 16mm tongue and groove floor and roof with mineral-felt weatherproof cover
  • FSC®-certified timber used for construction
  • Log cabin has partially-glazed double doors and 2 double-glazed, opening windows for natural light and ventilation
  • 9 x 6’6 side shed with separate door
  • Clear instructions and full set of fixings for straightforward assembly, professional installation service available
  • Delivered untreated with 10-year anti-rot guarantee, coat with preservative and waterproofing treatment upon assembly and annually thereafter
  • Choice of 28mm, 34mm, or 44mm cladding
  • Free delivery to most UK postcodes.

Why we love it?

  • Pressure Treated Overlap 10×8 Apex Workshop has no windows for increased protection of belongings
  • Hidden hinges and hasp and staple latch can be padlocked (padlock not included)
  • Manufactured from straight cut timber boards that are overlapped during construction for water run-off and natural movement
  • Pressure Treated solid timber boarded floor allows for storage of heavier items
  • Black sand felted hard wearing sheet roof with smooth-planed barge boards and finial for decorative touch
  • Manufactured in UK with FSC certified timber from sustainable sources
  • Pressure Treated for 15 year guarantee against rot
  • All fixtures, fittings, and felt included with easy to follow instructions
  • 10ft x 8ft size with 7mm wall thickness, 8mm roof thickness, and 16mm floor thickness
  • Double doors with double “Z” framing
  • Modular design with windowless feature for security
  • Framing 28mm x 28mm
  • Supplied with full fixtures and fittings.

Why we love it?

  • 7ft x 10ft Skylight Shed With Lean To – Double Doors -19mm Tongue and Groove Walls, Floor + Roof is a contemporary design garden shed
  • 19mm tongue and groove cladding make it heavy duty and perfect for storing larger items
  • Supplied untreated with lock and key for double doors
  • Features three fixed windows and glass glazing
  • 19mm tongue and groove floor and roof with heavy duty framing
  • Includes roofing felt and lean to feature.

Why we love it?

  • 20×8 Power Apex Potting Shed is built to last with many product features
  • Made from 12mm thick tongue and groove timber, including floors and roofs
  • Framing is 44x28mm rounded four corner with galvanised ironmongery to minimize oxidisation
  • Timber corner bracing added for increased rigidity
  • Includes high-performing waterproof felt with special ‘polyester’ backing to last longer and not tear easily
  • Advance exterior wood preservative with wax additive means no need to re-treat for a whole year
  • Water-based and has the right amount of wax to allow for painting over
  • Single door style with door size of 750x1630mm
  • Product base length of 6038mm and base width of 1790mm.

Why we love it?

  • Large 8×10 Apex Workshop is a premium quality building with a great specification
  • Ideal for use as a workshop with double doors, double windows, and large log store
  • Strong solid timber Tongue & Groove floor for storage of heavier items and floor-standing shelving
  • Packed with high quality features and specifications
  • Premium Pressure Treated Tongue & Groove 10×8 Reverse Apex Double Door Workshop with Log Store from Forest
  • Highest quality Tongue & Groove construction
  • Robust Tongue & Groove boarded floor with supporting Pressure Treated floor bearers
  • Two opening windows with 4mm Toughened Safety Glass
  • Double doors with diagonal double “Z” framing for strength.

Why we love it?

  • Extra-large 11×21 Palram Canopia Yukon Dark Grey Plastic Shed offers robust, durable and spacious garden storage for outdoor equipment
  • Built using fortified, commercial grade 10mm polycarbonate panels that are virtually unbreakable, UV-protected, and resistant to weather, insects, and fungus
  • Aluminium frame and galvanised steel perimeter base are impervious to rust and reinforce the shed’s exceptional solidity
  • 0.9mm shingled polycarbonate skylight roof allows natural light into the shed, while the panels are externally opaque for enhanced security
  • Wind resistant to 100km/hr and snow-load tested to 100kg/m², with an integrated guttering system that allows for water collection
  • Recyclable components and sliding panel assembly system make the shed maintenance-free
  • Lockable double doors with low threshold ramp, and no floor included
  • Available in different sizes, with or without a Wood Polymer Composite (WPC) floor
  • Free delivery to most UK addresses.

Why we love it?

  • 10×8 Traditional Wooden Potting Garden Shed with 8ft Gable is beautifully designed and completely constructed from premium materials
  • Built from 12mm tongue and groove cladding on a sturdy 38mm x 50mm frame, with a smooth-planed finish
  • Floor and pent roof are also constructed from 12mm tongue and groove, with weatherproof felt covering
  • Single stable-style door with key operated lock, can be fitted either end of the structure
  • Glazed along one side and one additional opening window for natural light and ambient working temperature
  • Integral potting bench to house and care for plants
  • Backed by a 1-year parts guarantee and supplied dip-treated, requiring re-treating within 6 weeks of assembly and annually thereafter
  • Available in a range of sizes from 6×6 to 10×8, with optional extras such as an extra-wide door, Pro Shed Base Kit, and wooden floor bearers
  • Free delivery to most UK addresses
  • Specification measurements for cladding, floorboards, and framing are nominal, with a variance of plus or minus 1mm on the cladding and floorboards, and plus or minus 5mm on framing.

Why we love it?

  • Warwick 8×6 apex shiplap European softwood shed for storing garden essentials and potting
  • Recommended to site shed on pre-laid, level, solid, and dry ground with a stable foundation of wooden shed base, concrete or paving
  • Comes with adjustable shed base, roof felt, shed floor & glazing, and floor included
  • Features one opening window that can be placed in one of four positions, strongly constructed using 34x34mm framing
  • Dipped basecoat for resistance to rot, decay, and insect infestation
  • Includes one glass window and hasp & staple door closure for security
  • Supplied flat packed with comprehensive fitting instructions and fixings provided – requires 2 people for assembly
  • Made with responsibly sourced Forest Friendly wood
  • External dimensions given in product specifications

Why we love it?

  • Contemporary 12′ x 8′ summerhouse with side storage building from Shire
  • Modern, handmade Aster Summerhouse with versatile design incorporating a separate storage room
  • Windowless storage room can be assembled to the right or left of the summerhouse area
  • Eaves over 7ft high provide a comfortable, spacious interior for dining and relaxing
  • High-quality bi-fold doors and single door fitted with a mortice lock, glazed with styrene safety glazing
  • Constructed on 44mm square framing and clad with planed shiplap tongue and groove boards made from FSC approved northern European pine
  • Floor and roof are 12mm T&G boards, with green mineral felt supplied for the roof
  • Supplied with honey brown dip treated base coat preservative, ready for top coat on installation
  • Assembly instructions provided, requires a flat and level base of sufficient size
  • Finished in a natural wood look, allowing for personalization with a color of choice
  • FSC approved timber sourced from environmentally conscious supply
  • Made in Britain with strong 44mm timber framing
  • Dimensions: H 226 x W 359 x D 239cm

Garden Shed Ideas

  • Unique garden shed designs.

  • Creative garden shed ideas.

  • Tips for choosing the right garden shed design

Garden Shed Designs

Garden sheds are available in many different designs and materials. Some garden sheds are made of wood, while others are metal or plastic. You can choose a shed that suits your needs based on the size of the shed you want and how much money you want to spend on it.

Garden Shed Inspiration

If you’re looking to build a garden shed, there are many options available. The first step is deciding what style of shed you want. Here are some of the most common types:

  • Lean-to sheds – These are small and typically have one side that’s longer than the other. They can be used for storage or as an entryway into your backyard.

  • Gambrel sheds – These are similar to lean-to sheds but have two short sides and one long side that slopes upward at an angle called a gambrel roof (like on barns). This type of roof allows for more headroom inside the shed while still allowing rainwater runoff from above through gutters downspouts attached to each end wall’s bottom edge below where it meets ground level outside so no water stands inside after heavy rains fall during summer months when temperatures rise high enough outside where they won’t freeze over winter months when temperatures drop low enough indoors below freezing point temperatures during winter months when snow falls heavily across northern regions worldwide so people need somewhere safe place store tools bicycles lawnmowers etc…

Outdoor Storage Solutions

  • Garden shed shelving

  • Garden shed organisation

  • Garden shed lighting

Best Sheds for your Garden

  • You’ll want to consider the size of your garden shed. The bigger it is, the more tools and supplies you can store in it. If you have a large yard with many different projects going on at once, then this might be something worth considering as well.

  • Consider where on your property you’d like to place your new shed. Do any trees or shrubs grow close by? Will it be too close for them if they do? If so, then perhaps moving it further away would be better for their health!

  • Finally–and most importantly–think about what kind of flooring material would work best in each area where people walk around inside their sheds (i.e., not just inside but outside too). For example: if someone were using power tools inside theirs often enough that they needed frequent repairs done due to damage caused by falling objects such as sawdust particles getting stuck underneath their boots while walking around inside during wintertime months when snow covers everything outside…then perhaps having hardwood floors installed instead might help prevent some accidents from happening down the road when taking care of business tasks related directly towards maintaining proper functioning conditions.”

Wooden Garden Sheds

Wooden garden sheds are popular because they are easy to assemble, affordable, and durable enough for most people’s needs. The main disadvantage of wooden garden sheds is that they require maintenance–you need to paint or stain them every few years if you want them to look nice over time (and especially if there’s any weather exposure).
  • Advantages of wooden garden sheds

  • Wooden sheds are generally more attractive than metal ones, and they’re often made from recycled wood.

  • They can be built to any size you want, so you can have the exact storage space you need for your tools and other items.

  • Wood is a natural material that will last for years if properly maintained (see below).

Metal Garden Sheds

  • Advantages of metal garden sheds

  • Metal sheds are durable and require very little maintenance.

  • They are fire-resistant and won’t rot, warp, or crack like wood.

  • They often come with a warranty from the manufacturer, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your shed is protected.

Plastic Garden Sheds

  • Advantages of plastic garden sheds

  • Plastic sheds are lightweight and easy to assemble.

  • They don’t require any maintenance, and they’re weather-resistant.

  • They often come with built-in shelves and other features that make them ideal for storing tools and other items.

Garden Shed Maintenance

If you want your garden shed to last for years, then you’ll need to perform regular maintenance on it. Here are a few tips:

  • Keep the roof clean and free of debris to prevent leaks.

  • Paint or stain the shed every few years to protect it from the elements.

  • Make sure the foundation is solid and level to prevent the shed from shifting or settling.

  • Check for any signs of damage, such as cracks or holes, and repair them as soon as possible.

Garden Shed Foundations

The foundation is one of the most important parts of your garden shed. Here are a few options:

  • Concrete slab – This is the most durable and long-lasting option, but it’s also the most expensive.

  • Gravel – This is a cost-effective option that provides good drainage but may not be as stable as a concrete slab.

  • Wood platform – This is a good option if you have uneven ground or if you want to be able to move the shed later.

Best Garden Sheds for Storage, Tools, Bikes, and More

When it comes to choosing the best garden shed for your needs, there are a few things to consider:

  • Size – Make sure the shed is big enough to store all of your tools and other items.

  • Material – Choose a material that fits your needs and budget.

  • Features – Look for features like built-in shelves or windows that will make your shed more functional.

Best Garden Sheds for Heavy Equipment, Home Offices, and Workshops

If you need a garden shed for heavy equipment, a home office, or a workshop, then you’ll want to look for a shed that is larger and more durable. Here are a few options:

  • Metal sheds – These are ideal for heavy equipment and workshops because they are fire-resistant and durable.

  • Wooden sheds – These are a good option for home offices because they are more attractive and can be customised to fit your needs.

Garden Shed Retailers

There are many retailers that sell garden sheds, both online and in-store. Here are a few options:

Garden Shed Prices

The price of a garden shed can vary widely depending on the size, material, and features. Here are a few examples:

  • Small wooden shed – £300 – £800

  • Medium metal shed – £1,000 – £2,500

  • Large plastic/wooden shed – £1,500 – £6,000

Garden Shed Installation and Delivery

Some retailers offer installation and delivery services for an additional fee. If you’re not comfortable installing the shed yourself, then this may be a good option for you. Be sure to ask about the cost and availability of these services before making a purchase.

Conclusion

A garden shed is a great investment for anyone who needs extra storage space or a place to work. By following the tips in this guide, you can choose the best shed for your needs and ensure that it lasts for years to come.

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