Attending Glee, the leading garden and leisure industry show, was a great opportunity for Nathan Dodd to spot trends and anticipate products that will come onto the market in the near future.
You might be thinking of buying a garden shed in London, and want quality, value for money and choice, gardensite.co.uk offers all you need and will exceed your expectations.
Since we were set up 1952 as a family business, we have moved with the times and became a specialist online retailer in 1999, one of the very first. We have been selling garden sheds to customers in London and the South East ever since.
There's a large selection of various types and sizes of garden shed from all the well known brand names. The greatest choice - from Forest, Halls, Rowlinson, Yardmaster, Suncast and DuraMax – with free delivery all the way to your front door in London.
Sheds made from timber are still best sellers. Weatherproof and watertight, they are likely to remain so for many years. People value the traditional, rustic appearance and this natural material fits attractively into most garden landscapes.
Metal sheds require minimum maintenance or actually none at all, and are recommended if you want security for valuable garden equipment and bicycles. Although not as traditional as timber sheds, there is the option of having wood effect cladding. Staining on metal sheds is minimized, even eliminated, with rust free fittings and good guttering.
Plastic sheds are easy to assemble quickly. Very low maintenance is assured as no painting is needed and they don't rot or rust. Although probably not quite as rigid as metal or wooden sheds, they use the latest plastics and resins to guarantee durability and security.
We can supply garden sheds to London in all standard sizes, from 4ft x 3ft to an impressive 9ft x 18ft workshop.
When getting a shed, think about how much it's going to be used and what you are going to use it for - now and in future years. A compact sized shed can be used for storage, buy something a little larger if it's needed for cycles or motorbikes. Others are more appropriate for gardening and expensive equipment. Various models feature a single door, double door, different glazing, pent or apex roofs.
As the size increases there are clearly more options for DIY, gardening or hobbies. More size gives you extra opportunities, bigger projects can be attempted, larger equipment such as lawn mowers can be repaired etc. Sheds can also be useful greenhouses, great for gardeners to propagate and grow their own plants.
Choose the largest shed you can afford and that looks right for your garden. Your needs might change over the years and, if the shed subsequently proves too small, you may have to buy another one.
If you are in London or the South East, you don't have to visit a garden centre to check options and sizes. All of our garden sheds are illustrated, fully explained and have the relevant specs and technical details.
Extras such as benches, staging and bases are also listed, enabling you to configure your shed just how you like it.
Sheds can readily be compared online, but if you have need particular information or have any other query, there's a dedicated helpline with fully trained and very experienced sales staff to assist you.
Time for delivery to London will depend on the type of shed. One week is quoted by most manufacturers and gardensite.co.uk will always strive to make the delivery as quickly as possible. Check how fast on our tracking system, all the way to London.
Create a Halloween party in your house or garden with ideas and suggestions from David Coton that will keep your children and neighbours thrilled and spooked on the 31st October.
Looking for some advice on how to decorate your garden for halloween? David Coton has some great ideas to help you create a horror themed garden to scare your neighbours and any trick & treaters who come to your door.
Used originally to frighten away evil spirits, now placed near the front door to deter trick or treaters, carved pumpkins have been part of Halloween for a very long time. Here Martyn Loach explains the process of creating the scariest pumpkin in your street.
To grow the biggest, scariest pumpkin in time for Halloween isn't easy as they take some time to mature and prefer a warm climate. To have the best chance of success Martyn Loach recommends sowing seed indoors during April and then planting out in late May or June.