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When we moved into our new house a few months back, the big back garden gave me a chance to get rid of some of my boyfriends stuff out of the house, things like tools or a place to store other things such as deck chairs and lawn mowers. But first we needed to buy something for all this stuff to go in, so it was decided on getting a shed for the back garden.
We looked around all over the internet looking for the best shed to buy at the best price, and it was at Ebay that we recently found one which we liked at a price we thought was reasonable, the shed we got was the single door pent shed.
This shed looked perfect for us as the structure looked strong, it was not to big and had a shape that appealed to not just me but my boyfriend as well. After we had ordered the shed and it arrived it was not my job to put it up, but my boyfriends and his brother came along to help, it came in sections and they said that it was most certainly a two person job but reasonably easy to put together.
After the shed had been put up I went outside to check it out, and it looked great, modern with its own particular style, all the sections had been put together perfectly and there was no way any rain could get inside, so I was happy the stuff we were going to store in it would remain dry, safe and not get rusty. I was extremely happy with the smooth wood this shed was built of, the new wood smell and the fact it looked fantastic all helped to make me happy about our new investment.
It is a decent size shed as well, due to putting all my boyfriends tools in there, the BBQ and the garden deck chairs, there wasn't quite room for the bikes but that was fine as I got everything else in there that I wanted. If you are not into the wood look, then you could paint this shed to a colour that suits you, but I was myself happy to just leave it as it is, but after a bit of time passes and it doesn't look as new as it once did, I may consider painting my shed and changing the way it looks.
Overall I was completely happy with my purchase of the single door pent shed, it looked great with plenty of space inside, which allows me to store plenty of stuff in it and all at a reasonable price. If anybody is in need of a shed to store some stuff in, then I can highly recommend this shed, as one well worth buying.
This shed cost us £280 and it was worth every penny.
The last shed that we had was inherited from the previous owners and it was a tired old thing with a broken window. Even after painting it, the rotten wood just looked awful and it was leaking from the roof. Rather than spending money on felting the roof, we decided to buy a grand spanking new one and we decided to buy it from ScrewFix which is our new favourite DIY shop. We just love the prices and we bought online so we did not even need to leave the house! We need a shed to store our various garden tools and deckchairs in and we would struggle to house them without one. We have a garage where we keep our expensive garden things such as the strimmer and the lawn mower but the deckchairs and watering can, for example are things we need easy access to in the garden.
I looked at many different sheds before picking this one and I think the main reason I bought it was the shape and because it had a nice little window. I spend a lot of time in the garden and therefore I am in and out of the shed, I thought a window would make the shed lighter so I could find what I was looking for much easier. The shape was important as we only have a small paved area where the shed can stand, we wanted it to be wider than it was long so it would fit more comfortably. We settled on the Shire Shiplap Single Door Pent.
==Price and availability==
We paid £269.99 inclusive of VAT for the shed and we had it delivered from free as it is unavailable to pick up from store. Not a bad thing as I am not sure we would be able to get it home ourselves! We bought the shed online from ScrewFix who are stocking a wide range of sheds and garden buildings at the minute.
The shed comes in sections and on the whole it is easy to put together. You definitely need two people though as it is involves a lot of lifting. The trouble we found though, is that the paving where we wanted to stand the shed it not straight. It is slightly dipped but we needed the shed to be perfectly straight. Because of this, we had to buy some wooden planks to put under one side to even out the shed. This worked fine but it set us back quick a bit in terms of time. The assembly instructions are very straight forward but full of the right information that you may need to put this all together. In regards to positioning you can have the shed against a wall or fence, or you can have it stood alone in the garden.
The footprint of the shed is 1814 x 1214 mm and it stands at its tallest point 1906mm.
The wood has been treated and the sides are tongue and groove. The shed has a large door uses pad blot security and a large window. You can have the window at the left or right of the door and you can decide this when you are building the shed. The window is large and it can be opened which is good as the shed gets really hot in the summer. The wood is made from high grade pine and spruce and it is already treated so that if you wanted, you could set it up and not do anything with it. The shed has a solid floor which is sturdy and the roof is thick and covered in a high grade felt. After building the shed, we walked around it and checked that all sections were knitted together and there was not any chance of it leaking. Making sure it was dry was a main priority as we did not want our garden furniture to go rusty or be damaged.
The shed looks good and immediately after building it, we decided that it was a really sound investment. The shed looked a little bit too new at first but we soon put our own touch on it. I was impressed with the smoothness and grade of the wood. It smelled so alpine and fresh inside the shed and the wood contained no imperfections or holes. It looked like a high quality shed and the fine details such as the opening window, the way the roof had a groove running around the side and how dense the wood actually was all helped create the image of a great looking shed.
The size of the shed is brilliant and if you wanted you could easily get a couple of full sized mountain bikes. I put up some hooks inside the shed to hang various tools on and it is full or pots, buckets and garden tools at the minute with two big deck chairs also taking up some room. You can easily stand inside the shed and it is a great place to store things.
We decided that the shed looked too new though and it did not fit with our shabby chic garden look so we decided to paint it. We wanted to be use a product that would protect and care for the wood and also make the shed look a little more like it fitted in. We knew that caring for the shed is important so we bought some creosote and mixed five parts of it with 1 part engine oil. This makes a really good preservative and it was recommended by my dad. The oil protects the wood and keeps it lubricated so it does not become brittle and it also helps to waterproof the wood. Creosote is brown though so if you want a brown shed this is good but if you want a different colour you will have to invest in some good quality paint. Prior to painting, as the wood is so new you need a primer or you will have to apply a lot of coats of paint. Our shed is looking like it could do with a touch up so in the next month we will probably look at giving it another coat.
This is a great shed. I like the fact that it has a window as it means would be burglars can see that we do not keep any high value items in here and it also means I can have some air and light in the shed. The size is perfect as it is big enough to store away all my garden things but it does not take up loads of room. The shed has a good solid waterproof roof with high quality felting and overall we are really pleased with the shed. It is now looking better too since adding a layer or creosote solution.
"Tongue and groove shed with factory applied base coat treatment and solid sheet roof and floor / Features: 1 x Opening Mortised & Tenoned Window; Wide Single Door; Window & Door Position are Interchangeable; Tongue & Groove Shiplap Walls; Padbolt Supplied / Specifications: W x L x H: 1814 x 1214 x 1906mm / 34 x 34 framing and door."