Lifelong Steel Sheds provide steel garden workshops, an outbuilding that is becoming a popular choice of workshop.
But why? Firstly, steel workshops present many advantages and, not to mention, are eco-friendly! See the many benefits of a steel garden workshop below.
Steel is a quality building material; using it to build a workshop is beneficial as it has a high strength to weight ratio that goes beyond any other building material. Steel, like other metals, will rarely crack, expand, shrink, twist or warp which is why it is fabricated to a ‘true’, square shape and will remain in that shape throughout its lifetime. Thus sparing you the expense of needing many repairs.
Again, steel won’t suffer from the growth of mold or mildew, unlike many wooden garden workshops. Also, it is unlikely that a steel workshop will suffer from rodents or termites either.
Safe and secure
Any good workshop should be made of a non-combustible material – something that steel will meet all of the targets of. Steel can withstand harsh environments and climates as it’s incredibly durable. Lightning is no issue for the material, also, the steel frames lessen the possibility of secondary fires, explosions or personal injuries as a steel garden workshops generally have several conductive paths to the ground.
This benefit is among the most appealing as steel is 100% recyclable. Did you know that almost two-thirds of steel frames are recycled?
Another reason of their popularity is the variety of steel buildings that are available. The workshop that you decide to take will all the same suit your needs and save you money in process.
What are the things to consider when purchasing a garden workshop?
Whether you participate in crafts for fun and the enjoyment that it brings or if you’re doing it for profit, there will always become a time when you think “I need more space!” Whether it be you need the extra space for a skill or hobby that is about to turn into a home-based business, then a steel garden workshop maybe something you might consider.
Steel garden workshops can be exactly what you’ve been looking for, but it’s worth considering all of the options before making a final decision on whether or not you should purchase a garden workshop.
Where might this go in future?
You could be starting a business that’s currently in its infancy, so you should consider just how much space you’ll need currently and you should always allow for expansion space in a garden workshop. Compared to types of accommodation that exist at the moment, garden log cabins are actually easier to extend, given that the space is available, but it’s worth thinking ahead in case you may need to expand in the future.
If it all goes skyward and you need an even bigger level of accommodation than a garden workshop in a few years to come, a garden room is a considerable investment in both your business and for the value of your home. Also, if you decide to call it a day for your business, then a quality log cabin can be converted for the use of something else.
I could be end up being in here for hours on end…
The bad side of this is really hard to pinpoint. You’ll be doing a job that you love whilst you don’t have to make the daily commute to and from work! The 30 seconds it may take you to get from your home to your garden is a whole lot better than the 40 minutes you may travel every single morning to get into work. A garden workshop is a place for tranquillity and freedom, so it’s worth investing in something that’ll make your workspace warm, efficient and pleasant to work in.
Possibly the most vital component of your health and safety programme is to ensure that you’re working in a comfortable workstation that offers plenty of light. Roof lights are a fantastic idea in order to flood your workspace with natural light, so be prepared to design the layout of your studio accordingly.
Having extras like double-glazing in order to keep you warm in winter months is also a good investment.
Is it the right move for me?
Though you may think it’s going to be an expensive process, many steel garden workshops can be build from as little as £3,000, depending on your requirements. This is a small investment in today’s market, especially one that’s necessary and one that’ll help you reap back your investment in a small amount of time with the business headquarters it gives you.
Though it’s not an everyday purchase, it’s still incredibly important to visit a show site that will allow you to gain a rough idea of what you want, allowing you to see for yourself whether you can imagine yourself working this way.