Shed Jargon Buster

Do you find yourself asking things like; what is weatherboard? What does tongue and groove mean? Sarking? Gables? Pitch…? The list is endless and my Customers are mad for it. The love a bit of technical info, especially from me. It can get a bit random though. For example, the bit of wood that faces a Summerhouse roof is called …

Do you Need Planning Permission for a Shed?

More often than not, do I need planning permission for my Shed, is one of the first questions a customer will ask me. And my answer is always… It depends. I’ve been submitting planning applications longer than I’ve been applying mascara. So my quick 9 principle should do the trick when figuring it out for yourself. In accordance to planning …

5 Top Tips to Avoid a Mouldy Shed

Timber building maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your Shed, Summerhouse or Garage. Mould is one of my favourite subjects, time and time again I’m asked; how do I get rid of black mould? Why is my Shed damp? And what are these white spores appearing? The answer to that is; stop it from happening in the first place! …

Mouldy Summerhouse? 6 Easy Steps to Combat Mould

Why is my Summerhouse Mouldy?! I’ve answered this question two times already this month and so I thought you know what, those two people can’t be the only ones facing a mouldy Summerhouse? Over the past 3 years Scotland has experienced unprecedented  levels of rainfall. Personally, our specification and the way we make our buildings has completely changed in order …

Storm Damaged Shed: 5 Stage Insurance Claim

As I type my third storm damage quotation of the day it appears the same old British weather is playing havoc across the country… Again. Has your beloved shed been battered by a 30ft Oak tree? Do you know how to make an insurance claim for your storm damaged shed? With 12 years experience of making Sheds to withstand 120mph …

Why Do You Have To Paint Your Shed

Most timber buildings require some form of protection. Depending on what type of timber cladding your Shed has, will determine the level of protection it requires. More specifically there are 2 botanical categories.

Can I Put A Stove In My Shed?

YES! Wood burners are a great addition to any; Shed, Garage, Summerhouse, Cabin or even Greenhouse. The trick is to fit them properly! Generally people think because a Shed is made from timber it cannot have a wood burning stove. Fear not, your shed will not take offence to you burning wood inside it. As long as you use the …

Does A Shed Need A Building Warrant

Firstly, Building Control is a completely different entity from your local councils Planning and Development department. Planning permission is needed when separate criteria’s are not met, see; Do I Need Planning Permission? 

What to look for when buying a shed

What to Look for When Buying a Shed: Top 5 Tips

1. Do lots of research beforehand This is arguably one of the most important steps as this is where you can make the next part much easier for yourself! What material is best for your build? How much will it cost? What size will suit you best? What sort of base will you need? So many questions! But by doing …