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What is the Best Type of Shed for my Garden?

Posted by Bart Tomczak on 24/08/2020 11:13

Choosing a shed for your garden can be quite a tricky decision, especially if you have never had a shed before.

Garden sheds are part of BK Timber's bespoke joinery range, with our team having decades of experience in manufacturing different types of sheds.

This post will focus on eight popular types of garden sheds are some of their unique features to help you make an informed decision.

8 Different Types of Garden Sheds

1. Pent Shed - Pent sheds feature a single sloping roof with the highest point of the roof is located on the same side as the door.

2. Reverse Pent Shed - Reverse pent sheds have the same design as a pent shed with a reversed single sloping roof. The highest point of a reverse pent shed's roof is found on the opposite side of the door.

3. Apex Shed - Apex sheds feature two sloping sides that meet down the middle along the entire length of the shed.

4. Reverse Apex Shed - Reverse apex sheds is the identical design to an apex shed but reversed. The reversed apex shed has two sloping sides that meet in the middle along the length of the shed and slope down towards the front and back of the shed rather than either side like a standard apex shed.

5. Potting Shed - Potting sheds are an outdoor building used to pot plants and vegetables and store outdoor garden tools and equipment. They are often used in comparison to greenhouses and feature a large sloping window made of plastic or thin glass which allows heat and light to travel through. Increased temperatures in a potting shed encourage plant and vegetable growth as well as providing protection from weather damage such as the cold, wind or frost.

Potting sheds need to be positioned so they are south-facing which allows plenty of sunlight to flood through. They also offer superior insulation than greenhouses which means it is possible to continue growing fruits, vegetables and plants throughout winter.

A potting shed's three wooden sides allow for storage space such as shelving units and hooks for storing garden tools and equipment.

6. Shiplap Shed - Shiplap sheds are distinguished by their 'shiplap cladding' which is similar in appearance to tongue and groove sheds that feature interlocking timber boards. Shiplap cladding also features a recess cut into the edge of the wooden boards which allows them to overlap slightly.

This cladding protects your shed from all-weather conditions and ensures rainwater can run off and creates a secure, durable and reliable storage solution or garden room.

7. Overlap Shed - Overlap sheds are distinguished by having overlapping timber boards plus they are considered a more cost-effective option compared to shiplap or tongue and groove sheds.

The overlapping timber boards allow rainwater to easily run off plus they allow the boards to shrink and expand as a result of weathering without warping occurs.

8. Corner Shed - A corner shed is manufactured to maximise the corner space of your outdoor areas plus they are designed to sit directly in a corner position and feature a wide front for easy access.

Talk to BK Timber about your next Garden Shed

If you are looking to add a new shed to your garden, get in touch with BK Timber today. We specialise in bespoke joinery solutions for your outdoor spaces.