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How to build a shed: Things to consider

November 5, 2015

Garden sheds can be amazingly useful for storing all kinds of things. In most, you’ll find a mix of garden furniture, bicycles, tools and toys, all kept secure and safe from the wind and rain. It’s a great way to create more room in your home and garage, and to ensure the space you have outside remains tidy.

The easiest route to shed ownership is to buy a pre-designed one from a reputable supplier, but if you want to learn how to build a shed from scratch, there are a few things you might need to consider. [read more...]

Storage & sheds for small gardens – Get the most from your garden space

March 11, 2015

If your home has a smaller garden than most, you can find your options for a shed or storage unit are considerably limited.

This needn’t be a lasting problem however, as we stock a wide range of high quality metal garden storage options at Trimetals. No matter what your specific storage needs, we are confident that we have the solution.

In order to help you make the optimum choice when it comes to locating the ideal garden storage product, we have taken a look at some specific categories of garden storage, and recommended the best options within those categories for smaller gardens. [read more...]

New garden cabinet with multiple shelving options – The Guardian

February 19, 2015

We’re passionate about all of the products we sell at Trimetals, from our range of superior quality metal sheds and garages to our Police Approved cycle storage units and new range of Patio / Decking boxes.

However we are really excited about the new Guardian storage cabinet, it is the first product we have sold which is not manufactured by ourselves.

Wooden and plastic sheds vs metal sheds – how they compare

October 21, 2014

Purchasing a shed can be a great way to add much needed storage space to your living quarters. However, choosing which type of shed to use can be a difficult and confusing decision.

We’ve listed the pros and cons of each type of material to help you find which shed is best for you.

Wooden Sheds

A wooden shed is the most traditional of the three and can be customised to create a very specific size or shape.  They can be painted any colour to match your house or surroundings, and they can easily be dressed up with unique features such as trellising  or window flower boxes. [read more...]

One man’s Titanic (shed) achievement

August 19, 2014

Anyone who owns a shed knows these are not just places to store tools and equipment – they are part of our homes and used for a variety of different purposes. Having said that, I was quite sceptical when I heard about one man’s shed. Apparently, it contained a perfect recreation of the Titanic’s interior.

Ok, that’s not entirely true. Obviously, he hasn’t constructed a bridge, cargo deck, passenger quarters etc, but his recreation of the historic ship has certainly raised one or two eyebrows. Rather cynically, I logged onto the Derby Telegraph to find out more. [read more...]

Storage Box or Shed – Which is best for my garden?

July 16, 2014

With the rate at which everyone accumulates possessions seeming to increase exponentially, it’s fair to say that in today’s world, space is at a premium.

This is no different in the garden, as space can quickly be eaten up by large equipment (lawnmowers, hedge trimmers), garden furniture (lounge chairs, picnic tables) and sporting equipment (football nets, bikes).

One of the most obvious (and certainly most effective) fixes for a cluttered garden is to store the offending items in some form of garden storage solution. [read more...]

Patio Storage or Lawn Storage – Where do I put my Garden Shed?

July 1, 2014

A Garden Shed is an important feature in any garden, allowing for a wide range of potential uses. Many people use their sheds for the all weather storage of outdoors tools and equipment, from lawn mowers to power saws. Other more green fingered shed owners will utilise their garden sheds for the potting of plants, and to store their various gardening tools and implements. The sky really is the limit in terms of utility; but new shed owners quickly find that their shed becomes an integral feature of their garden. [read more...]

Are you ready for National Shed Week?

June 16, 2014

National Shed Week is our favourite time of year – a time when enthusiasts and fans of everything shed-related come together and celebrate the wonders of these little huts.

Sponsored by wood care solutions company Cuprinol, National Shed Week has been running for the last eight years and has gathered quite a following. Consequently, it seems likely that this event will be continuing for some time.

However, those who are new to gardening or don’t own a shed might question the merits of such a celebration. After all, aren’t these huts just part and parcel of any house? [read more...]