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Pressure Treated Pent Offset Door Garden Shed
The Pent Offset Door Garden Shed has a simple design that’ll beautify your yard.
Hobbyist Tall Garden Shed
As the name implies, this shed was designed for the hobbyist who requires a taller shed.
Grasmere Garden Shed
Sporting windows and a sturdy design, this shed’s smaller size will allow you to tuck it away into a quiet, cozy corner of your yard.
Corner Windowed Shed
The corner window and double doors gives this shed a certain charm, wouldn’t you say?
Traditional Windowless 2 Doors Grandmaster Workshop Shed
With its larger size and impressive width, storage will no longer be a problem. You can store practically everything you need and still have room to work on projects.
Pressure Treated Traditional Windowless Grandmaster Workshop Shed
A good sturdy shed where you can store all of your outdoor belongings. It has a very high quality design and is pressure treated to increase the life of your shed.
Pressure Treated Corner Windowless Shed
Do you lack space in your yard? Don’t worry, this pressure treated windowless shed will only occupy a small corner of your yard!
Pressure Treated Loglap Windowed Garden Shed
This pressure treated roomy shed is the perfect storage unit.
CladdingFor those unfamiliar with what it is, cladding is the application of one material over another to provide a skin or layer. For example, cladding is often used in construction to provide thermal insulation and weather resistance. Cladding also improves the appearance of buildings. Cladding is often overlooked. However, it is an essential aspect of garden sheds and timber structures. There are many types of cladding. Some are better known than others, but they can often be distinguished from the quality of construction, material, and price. Here is a list and an explanation of all of the various types of cladding available.
Cladding TypesSquare Edge – square edge cladding is one of the most popular overlap cladding types used in garden sheds. Typically this cladding type falls into a mid-price range. Shiplap – shiplap cladding is typically more aesthetically pleasing than other cladding types. This cladding type can be thicker than other claddings depending on the supplier. Tongue and Groove – this is one of the more expensive cladding types. T&G minimizes warping and features an expansion gap to compensate for moisture and heat. Feathered Edge – due to the nature of the panel cut, feathered edge cladding saves material and is less expensive than Square Edge cladding. Rebated Feather-Edge – this is an overlap cladding that draws similarities to feather edge construction. Rebated Feather-Edge provides sturdier construction due to a snug panel fit. Feather Open Jointed – this cladding type is perhaps the most uncommon though it is an available option for those interested.
Overlap CladdingOverlap cladding is both the most popular and the most common cladding type available. Keep in mind that overlap cladding isn’t necessarily the best cladding to work with. However, it saves the consumer money and is easy to use when building. Overlap cladding typically consists of 8mm sawn-timber; where slats are layered on top of each other and nailed down to create an “overlap”. Here are a few pros and cons to consider when using overlap cladding:
Pros• Protects from the elements when treated • Relatively inexpensive • Durable and reliable
Cons• Not suitable for attaching shelving or heavy items on the wall • If placed in an area that's continuously sunny, overlap cladding is susceptible to warping
TreatmentIf you want your shed to last, you’ll want to treat your overlapping cladding with a spirit-based solution to provide the wood with a layer of protection from the elements. Furthermore, you could touch up your shed with a water-based outdoor paint that also protects from the elements. Brands such as Cuprinol Garden Shades provide this type of paint, amongst other brands. Keep in mind that you’ll need to touch up your shed every 12 months to guarantee that your shed is protected from the elements. To obtain the maximum amount of protection, you should first treat the overlap with a spirit-based solution. After that, you can then go over it with a water-based paint. Keep in mind that the color of the paint may be slightly off when laid over timber that has been treated with spirits.
Shiplap CladdingIn many cases, shiplap and T&G cladding are often mistaken for each other. What makes shiplap cladding so distinct from T&G is the small channel/groove that runs parallel to the timber. This may seem like a minor difference, but this channel is very important because it directs precipitation away from the shed quickly and efficiently. Furthermore, shiplap cladding is pleasing to look at due to its neat, interlocking panel system. It also provides extra strength to the shed.
Pros• Aesthetically pleasing to look at • Has a high resistance to moisture
Cons• More expensive than overlap cladding
TreatmentAt the bare minimum, you should treat your shiplap cladding with a spirit-based solution. This will provide the wood with an extra layer of protection against the elements. You can also use water-based outdoor paints that also protect against the elements. You can buy such paints from Cuprinol Garden Shades, amongst other manufacturers. Just like previously mentioned, this paint will need to be reapplied every 12 months to ensure that your shed is receiving the maximum amount of protection. To obtain the maximum amount of protection, you should first treat your shiplap cladding with a spirit-based solution. After that, you can then go over it with a water-based paint. Keep in mind that the color of the paint may be slightly off when laid over timber that has been treated with spirits.
Tongue & Groove (T&G) CladdingNot only is T&G cladding practical but it’s great to look at. Sheds equipped with T&G cladding are incredibly sturdy due to the interlocking exterior design that has made T&G so popular. Individuals who need to store heavier objects should definitely go with this option. The T&G interlocking design also keeps out water, so you’ll never have to worry about leaks. No matter the climate, T&G cladding provides maximum protection.
Pros• Timber can’t warp • Nice to look at • Provides maximum structural integrity • Shuts out the elements • Provides additional security
Cons• Despite being water-tight, shiplap is still more effective at facilitating rainwater run-off • More expensive than an overlap shed
TreatmentAt the bare minimum, you should treat your T&G cladding with a spirit-based solution. This will provide the wood with an extra layer of protection against the elements. You can also use water-based outdoor paints that also protect against the elements. You can buy such paints from Cuprinol Garden Shades, amongst other manufacturers. This paint will need to be reapplied every 12 months to ensure that your shed is receiving the maximum amount of protection. To obtain the maximum amount of protection, you should first treat your T&G cladding with a spirit-based solution. After that, you can then go over it with a water-based paint. Keep in mind that the color of the paint may be slightly off when laid over timber that has been treated with spirits.
Waney Edge CladdingWaney edge cladding consists of overlapping boards that are cut directly from a felled tree. Waney Edge cladding isn’t terribly popular, especially in modern garden shed designs due to its lack of durability and inefficiency. In other words, there are better cladding choices for you to spend your money on. It may be very affordable and gives off a rustic traditional aesthetic, but it’s safe to say that it’s a disaster just waiting to happen.
Pros• Cheap (in the short term) • Has a unique, rustic look
Cons• Does not provide any additional structural strength whatsoever • Has a heightened sensitivity to exposure to the elements • A much higher chance of warping due to moisture and temperature
Roof TypesThis may seem obvious (because it is), but the roof is perhaps the most essential aspect of your shed. Without a good, solid roof to block out the elements, you might as well leave all of your stuff lying about in the yard. Just like cladding, roofs are offered in a wide variety of styles and materials. Apex Roof
Apex roofs provide a high, central ceiling providing the perfect environment for a workspace. Construction features include two, separate sections that form a joint at the highest point. Just think of an upside down V shape. Pent Roof
Perfect for gardens with only a small amount of space. You can fit a pent shed against fences, walls, or overhanging trees. The pent roof provides one of the most practical designs out of all of the roof types. Lean-To
Source: Wikimedia CommonsLean-tos are versatile in the sense that they can be either Apex or Pent style. Lean-tos only have a single wall, so it’s best if you leaned them against a fence or building. Canopy
Source: Wikimedia CommonsCanopies are great for extending the length of an already existing structure, such as a shed. Therefore, you can sit underneath the canopy to escape the rain or the sun as you lean your back against the shed. Canopies are offered in both the Apex and Pent style. Barn Roof
Source: PixabayBarn roofs offer a high ceiling, low eaves, and an angled shape. The design naturally encourages precipitation run-off and is typically a feature of higher-end sheds. Curved Roof
You won’t find many curved roofs in the garden shed industry. You’ll typically only find curved roofs on summerhouses. Once again, curved roofs are very RARE. The likelihood that you’ll ever encounter one is very slim.