Is the humble garden shed dead?



Glen King discovers how the simple garden shed has blossomed into an integral part of the modern day lifestyle and why we should make more of our outdoor space…

What’s at the bottom of your garden?  − a tired and derelict building gathering cobwebs; or an unloved area for storing your tools, rusty bikes and deck chairs that only venture outdoors on those rare sunny days. Unlock your plot’s potential and shift focus to the garden by creating your new inside, outside! Whether you’re in need of an office, garden room, a designated place for arts, crafts and hobbies; playroom, leisure space or storage solution, the options are endless and can develop with your family’s growing needs.

With busy lives, working from home is becoming more and more popular.  Expand your living space with a tailor-designed office which is fully insulated and double glazed, to give you complete peace of mind all year-round. Garden offices are tranquil and private; essential for someone looking to avoid the daily distractions of family life.  It is crucial to maintain a lifestyle balance by setting clear boundaries between where you work and where you live; particularly when you have clients visiting your premises. At the end of a working day you can close the door behind you before making the short commute to your house −working from home, not at home.

In the current economic climate, why not consider the ‘don’t move – improve’ philosophy by looking to your outdoor area for the perfect solution. Whether you want to add value to your property, or that longed-for desirable extra room, an outside studio is an attractive alternative to the traditional extension which can be both costly and time consuming.

Enhance your property with a designated garage – it not only adds value but is a key selling point, often at the top of the list of ‘must-haves’ for prospective buyers. Timber is the most traditional material used, creating a warm, dry and safe environment in which to store your vehicles.  It proves particularly popular with classic car and motorbike enthusiasts as it showcases and keeps their ‘pride and joy’ in pristine condition.

Visit one of the top suppliers of bespoke domestic and commercial timber buildings in the South West.  Devon based specialists Shields Buildings specialise in turnkey projects.  A local independent company with over 20 years experience, they boast one of the most comprehensive ranges of bespoke sectional buildings throughout the region with contemporary and classic designs available.  Planning applications and base works included if required and all installed in just a few days with minimal disruption.

So what does you’re outside space say about you?  Find the answer at the bottom of your garden!  Whether its work, rest or play, why not live the dream by creating your own personal space.

7m x 3m Dartmoor studio with veranda and Velux roof lights

7m x 3m Dartmoor studio with veranda and Velux roof lights