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Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed #1650258
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There's not much I don't know about purchasing the 4-wheeled variety of shed, but we are looking to buy - and have built - a reasonably large shed at our new Mar-del-Cotswolds estate.
We don't want any fancy summerhouses or garden office nonsense, just a big old shed.
There's countless online shed companies, but I wondered if anyone here has any recommendations?

Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650261
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Just for a giggle (but probably more because I thought I had to attend a meeting at 9am but have just found out it's not until 10am for me) I've had a look to see if places we've used deliver and was surprised to find that both of the companies that I've used serve the whole UK. I suspect it will be more economical to use someone more local though if you're wanting them to build it for you.

Firstly, Darlington Timber Sheds (nee Keith's Timber as we knew them) did a custom two section shed with delivery and build for us at a previous house. I did the drawings, we tweaked it between us (not sure you can easily nip round the corner to Faverdale from where you are though) and they built and installed it.

Secondly, we used Hodgson Timber Buildings for our current more modest affair and just got it delivered as panels then installed myself. I'm sure there's a gag in there somewhere about getting a shed from the other side of Barnard Castle during lockdown 3.2b.

I did the base myself on both counts, for the first one Keith wryly commented that it was "OK, but needed a bit of tweaking", the second I built myself so have no feedback other than the fact that it is still stood up straight 6 years later.

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Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650262
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Originally Posted by Jim_Clennell
There's not much I don't know about purchasing the 4-wheeled variety of shed, but we are looking to buy - and have built - a reasonably large shed at our new Mar-del-Cotswolds estate.
We don't want any fancy summerhouses or garden office nonsense, just a big old shed.
There's countless online shed companies, but I wondered if anyone here has any recommendations?



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Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650265
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It does. No suspicion required! The ground anchor was inside shed B, which is to be relocated to make way for putative new shed A, the subject of the above enquiry!

Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650267
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Thanks for confirmation of that Jim, though I was thinking more along the lines of the reason for the new shed being

Originally Posted by MeanRedSpider
... it would have been fun to see J_C headbutt the shed wall as he leaned into a large metal bar only for the epoxy to suddenly give way laugh

laugh

Anyway, good luck with the purchase - always go for the biggest size you can, and consider whether you want sun to shine through the window (if any)....

Also if the ground can be prepared/bricked up so that the shed is kept off it as far as possible it'll keep the floor nice and dry.



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Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650268
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It does. No suspicion required! The ground anchor was inside shed B, which is to be relocated to make way for putative new shed A, the subject of the above enquiry!

Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650269
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Well Jim, I’ve had a shed built and erected in my back garden for years by a local father and son joiners. Mainly the young son did the building, dad came along to help with the erecting A 12’ by 8’ all for £300. That was a few years ago but even cheap then. What I’m getting at, try and find a local diy chap who can do this sort of thing cash in hand wink going down the road of companies that do this for a living will cost you an arm & a leg. I did the base myself, up off the ground letting fresh air through.

Worth asking around your area, even putting up adverts in local shops and the like. Good luck.


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Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650279
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Jim - have a look around your local saw mills - they also might have something. That said, I heard that there’s been a bit of a timber shortage. I’m looking to build something for my oversized mower but I’ve lots of timber from my house demolition so all I’d need is covering materials.

Re: Forum Power! Buying a (garden) shed [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1650302
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Thanks gents. We've got quite a few connections around here, I just wondered if anyone had had a good experience with a National/online supplier.


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