Log burners and open fires have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Andy Taylor explains how you can have a continuous supply of dry, well seasoned, wood by investing in a log store.
Metal garages offer great value for money and are robustly constructed from high quality steel. Guaranteed not to rust or warp, and with no need of paint or preservatives, they are a maintenance free and very practical solution. David Coton considers the various options that are currently available.
Metals garages have come a long way from the dilapidated examples you sometimes see that have been eaten away by rust.
For example, the Yardmaster 10ft x 17ft metal garage is painted inside and out, so there are no expensive rust proofing materials to purchase, and it's guaranteed not to rot, blister, crack or split. Transparent roof panels let in plenty of light, the garage is well ventilated, has excellent headroom and double hinged doors allow easy access.
Shed Baron’s metal garages are also 10ft wide with depths of 15ft, 17ft and 19ft. Made from hot dipped galvanised steel that has three coats of paint, the garages carry a 20 year anti-perforation warranty.
The double doors can be padlocked and another personal access door is thoughtfully provided. A full structural frame and mid wall bracing offers great strength and light streams through a skylight into the interior.
Store More offer a range of four emerald green 'Olympian' garages, wider at 12ft but again made from high quality steel that is powder coated and guaranteed against rot, cracking and warping.
They have large roll up doors with a high apex roof, and another side door. These are very sturdy structures, simple to assemble with great build quality. The largest is 38ft long, so extremely useful in which to park a car and have extra storage space.
Rowlinson, better known for their timber products, have four ‘Murryhill’ 12ft wide garages from 10ft to 31ft deep. They offer strength, space and good looks.
The steel has a tough vinyl coating, said to be five times stronger than a standard finish, and the modular garage is easily constructed to offer fire, rot and rodent resistant environment.
Whichever you choose, there's no doubt that metal garages are a viable alternative to timber and plastic, especially considering their maintenance free qualities, study construction and easy assembly..
You might not be familiar with the UK Men's Sheds Association but this is a fast growing organisation that, as David Coton discovered, encourages camaraderie and a sense of achievement among its members.
The Wildlife Aid Foundation recently purchased several animal ornaments from GardenSite and David Coton, one of our partners, thought that this charity carried out such terrific work that we made a charitable donation to assist with the cost.
With high winds increasingly affecting most parts of Britain, many people are likely to be contacting their insurance companies at some time regarding damage caused to sheds, greenhouses, fences and other garden property. Robert Hall explains how GardenSite.co.uk can help with an independent insurance quote and claim.
Here in Birmingham, the weather has been as changeable as ever, very warm just before Easter followed by a cold spell only last week. During May the threat of further frost will largely pass and, with spring well under way, Robert Hall is in no doubt that this is going to be a busy month in the garden.