David was shown round by Jack Sutcliffe and Simon Hobson who founded Power Sheds only three years ago with the ambition to offer products that emphasize attention to detail, quality and durability, characteristics that consumers, particularly online, often find difficult to discern.

Power Sheds made it clear from the start they wanted to revolutionize how sheds are designed and the environment in which they are manufactured. David was immediately aware that innovation was high on the company's agenda with Power Sheds modular garden buildings adding cutting edge design to the simplicity of a traditional shed.

Their product offering now includes a huge range of garden sheds branded as 'Power sheds', offering practical storage for the garden, and for those customers looking for a place to create a garden retreat, a high-quality selection of Power log cabins.

A Power-branded Chalet-Style Log Cabin in 12ft by 8ft Size
A Power-branded Chalet-Style Log Cabin in 12ft by 8ft Size

A major part of their success is that the majority of their structures are highly adaptable with doors and windows, able to be fitted at multiple positions during assembly. Their proud boast is that 'no other shed gives you the same amount of options'.

Every feature is top class with thick cladding, heavy duty double strength frames, tongue & groove timber floor not OSB, toughened safety glass instead of acrylic glazing, galvanized rust free ironmongery, and high performance roofing felt with a polyester backing that resists tearing. Wood treatment is also second to none, it's water based with added wax and can be painted if required.

A 6ft by 8ft Size Apex Roof Power Shed
A 6ft by 8ft Size Apex Roof Power Shed

It's clear that, underpinning all their success, there is a commitment to high quality components and, in line with their responsibility and sustainability policy, all the timber used by the company can be traced from managed forests to sawmill, and you can read in our recent blog that they banned themselves from using Russian-sourced wood, turning to alternate timber suppliers in an effort to boycott the recent situation in Ukraine.

All manufacturing takes place in a well equipped new facility in Bradford, around which David was shown and was suitably impressed with what he saw. It was clear that Power Sheds has invested heavily in automation and machinery, it's an environment in which staff training and development is incredibly important, and where equality and diversity have helped solve skills shortages.

David saw the new state of the art shed treatment machine so that dipping timber, which was previously done by hand, is now fully automated. With the resultant increase in productivity, staff can concentrate on maintaining and increasing build quality and, without the need for a rather unpleasant manual treatment process, there is a much happier workforce.

Though only a young company, their awards cabinet is rapidly filling up. The 'SME National Business Awards Gold Winner', 'Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award', 'Build Design & Build Award', 'Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Award for Customer Service' make this 'Start Up Of The Year', who build the UK's most awarded garden shed, one of 'Yorkshire's Most Exciting Companies'.

A list of awards received by Power Sheds.
A list of awards received by Power Sheds. Source: powersheds.com/awards/

With so much success already and undoubted growth potential, Power Sheds has attracted the attention of several investors and exciting times are definitely in prospect due to their partnership agreement with Binderholz and the BSW group, Europe's largest saw millers, with the aim of accelerated growth and global market expansion.

Their support and investment will mean supply chain security, continued growth of the brand, greater product diversity, and machinery and systems investment leading to increased capacity, quality and reliability.

Already you can see how the product range is developing with the introduction of a new great quality shed which will retail at a very affordable price. At the end of David's visit, Jack and Simon assured him that, along with their commitment to quality, one element of the Power offering that isn't and won't be open to change is the 10 year guarantee on every shed they sell.