Metal sheds

Metal sheds can be made of galvanised aluminium and, most commonly, steel.

Their availability has been going for an extremely long time and is a go to shed purchase as they are the most cost effective option. As some steel sheds may not be robust enough to withstand strong weather conditions, your provider may advise you to purchase an anchoring kit to make sure your shed stays upright.

Metal sheds are ideal for those who need a small storage space however, they do come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any of your garden shed needs.

Steel sheds are available in a range of colours and can be customisable and can be painted to suit your needs. Metal sheds rarely need any maintenance which is what makes them desirable, however they will need some care to prevent/remove any rust that is likely to occur.

Steel sheds are brilliant to be utilised as garden work shops! Please visit our website to view our steel sheds.

Spring cleaning your storage shed

With spring around the corner, thoughts of snow melting, warm weather and cleaning are beginning to arise.

Spring offers the perfect opportunity to give your home that fresh feel for the summer ahead.
While the main focus will be on the house during a spring clean, people will often neglect their garages and storage sheds.

Cleaning these spaces is equally as important as cleaning your home as it will be a great way of organisation and you’ll easily have more room for storage and will be able to find things more easily.

Take everything out

If your shed looks cluttered, it should have been cleared out a while ago, however, in order to get everything  cleaned, take out all of items and then you will also be able to assess whether you need any of the items and will be able to throw some away.

Deep clean

Once everything is out of your shed, you are in a position to deep clean your storage building.
Begin by sweeping away any dirt and debris that is on the floor and then move on to the windows by removing the dust on the shelving in the shed.
From here, a power washer would be handy and should be used on the floors and the exterior of the building, only if it can take the force of the power washer.
After the washing has been done, allow the building to air dry completely that will deter the growth of any dangerous mold. It is advised to have a fan on inside the building, alternatively, a moisture collection bag that will speed up the drying process.

Organise

Now that the shed is clean, you can organise all of your items into a manageable and orderly fashion.
Something to do would be purchasing shelving and labels so it makes it more easier to store, find and utilise all of the space of your shed. You can also hang tool on the wall; things like rakes, shovels and hoses that will make it easily accessible.
Bear in mind to organise your smaller items first, sectioning them off into a certain area and then larger items somewhere else, such as lawn mowers or wheelbarrows.

These tips should help you get your storage building into an orderly fashion for spring and summer! Please visit our website for further information about our sheds.

Preventing condensation on a metal shed

Metal sheds are fast becoming the sought out alternative to the standard wooden shed.

They are chosen over timber sheds because you could overcome a variety of maintenance problems, although, metal structures may suffer from condensation problems.

It’s an issue all metal sheds will have to endure where damp is present in the foundation. This problem will arise if a damp proof course hasn’t been built into the base of the shed.
Naturally, the air inside the shed will be warmer than the air outside, thus leading the condensing of the moisture hitting the cool air.

Condensation isn’t easy to stop which is why it is important to prevent damp from occurring in the first place by constructing the base of your shed correctly:

– Make the concrete base a few inches larger that than the base rail of the shed
– Prevention of damp is most effective when a damp proof membrane is inserted into the foundations – this should be put into the base roughly two inches higher than the surrounding ground level
– The shed’s foundations should be left to cure up to a week once the concrete has been laid; ensure to allow longer curing time if the weather condition is damp
– After you shed has bolted to the concrete base, apply a silicone sealant to the inside of the shed base rails (this should be done on the inside rather than the outside)

If your shed is already suffering from condensation, below are some ways to fix your problem.

One option is to detach your shed from the base and build a timber floor some inches larger than the original base measurements, then this ca be put on raised bearers.
Proceed to fix the shed to the timber floor using wood screws and mastic seal on the inside of the shed base rails. This will enable the air to flow under floor and dry the area out, essentially eliminating the problem.
Note to check that water won’t be able to pool underneath the floor as this method will not work.

Another method of ridding condensation is by cleaning the underside of the roof panels with a methylated spirit, then allowing them to dry.
Purchase polystyrene tiles and attach them to the underside of the roof using a bonding glue. The procedure is best executed on a warm day.
A layer of coating should be added to the tiles and shed roof; keep in mind that this method will not rid the moisture in the atmosphere but it should prevent future condensation now that the shed has been insulated.

Please visit our website to see our range of steel sheds!

What are the benefits of having a metal shed?

Metal sheds are widely popular, but why should you consider getting one?

A shed is a place for security, a place where you can store your garden equipment, power tools, hardware and more in a safe environment without the worry of weather damages and more. It also gives you a storage space for all of the knick knacks you’ll use to keep your garden and property in great condition, so it’s vital that you must provide a good environment for those tools to be homed in. But what type of shed should you consider?

In the following blog, we have compiled a list of reasons why metal is better when it comes to sheds, from strength positivity’s and beyond.

Metal sheds are stronger

Unless you decide to switch towards an extremely cheap option for the material in your metal shed, the use of metal means that the shed is immensely stronger than that of its wooden version. Metal sheds are difficult to break into without the use of high-quality cutting equipment, so you’ll be sure that the things you keep safely stored away in your shed cannot be accessed by your run of the mill burglar.

It’s much easier to install a high quality locking system to metal sheds, as they will often come with the necessary brackets and holes pre installed, therefore giving ease of installation for your own person lock. Strong metal sheds also deter small animals who could otherwise get into your shed, given it wasn’t so secure through a strong material. Metal sheds require minimal maintenance over the years while wooden sheds are open to wood rot, weathering and more. Wooden sheds often require new repaints or wood strainers in order to keep them in good condition, whilst metal sheds can withstand such things through their natural strong form.

Rust isn’t an option

Seeing as your metal shed will be delivered to yourself having already undergone some treatment, they’ll remain strong and last against weather conditions, whether it’s rain, snow or sleet. The metal will not rust as the water won’t have any access inside the metal shed.

Given your metal shed receives a form of blow, something that can causes the metal to crease or may accidentally scratch a metal panel, the area can be treated quickly, as this will prevent any rusting or corrosion occurring in the near future from its surroundings.

A garden shed should be tailored to suit the needs on the individual who owns it and a metal shed is well equipped to deliver such a service. The sheer size of metal sheds allow for the flexibility of installing various items whilst having easy access to vital garden tools when you need them.

So, what do you think? Is metal better?

For more on metal sheds and why you should consider investing in them, please visit our website!

Top Tips before buying a Steel Garden Shed

STEEL GARDEN SHEDSThe tools, lawnmowers, barbecues, paints, bikes and everything else that may be treasured in your back garden without protection, maybe you have a garage but even that’s cluttered with even more tools and household items so what now?

We’ll you’d want to get a shed of course! But what type of shed? then you ask how big? will i want windows? flooring? extra security? It’s never easy to just buy a ‘shed’ any more… you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the right shed for the right price…

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Steel sheds, Window sheds & Maintenance Free Sheds

No matter where you look for a shed there’s always that bit of detail you want whether that’s a steel shed with different windows, Built in flooring, more secure or just maintenance free sheds. Life long steel sheds supply a whole range of different and custom built sheds built to the specification you require.

Our Steel sheds with Windows

Steel Garden Sheds
Steel garden sheds with windows

We offer some of the best steel sheds around with the option to add whatever size window, shape, or type to your shed. Allowing that extra touch & sleek look.

You can find more out about or sheds with windows by visiting our Floor, Window & Roof Options for your steel shed Page.

 

Steel sheds with Flooring

Steel Garden WorkshopWhen you go to view or purchase a shed one key feature a lot of people miss is the flooring, most of the time you would have to spend hours, days even just preparing a concrete base for the shed to be resting on however, we offer that exact steel shed that doesn’t require any concrete base as it has a pre-built wooden flooring.

 

Steel garden shed

All of our flooring that is built within the sheds are sitting on steel runners allowing the wood to be fully protected against any dampness or other water damage.

Yes that’s right…We have Maintenance Free sheds

Believe it or not we offer virtually maintenance free sheds, designed specifically to last a lifetime! Built with steel frames, solid welded units used to produce a heavy duty rigid frame allows these sheds to have absolute strength. Due to the specific design of the sheds accessories can be added such as extra locks, strengthened hinges and even all sizes of windows which can be fitted around the shed or even in the roof.

If you’d like to see what other steel sheds we offer please don’t hesitate to look at our main website Life Long Steel Sheds 

Find our sheds at any of the following locations:

GBC Abingdon GBC Angmering GBC Atherstone GBC Bedford GBC Braehead GBC Bridgemere GBC Bristol GBC Chesterfield GBC Cirencester GBC Coleshill GBC Edinburgh GBC Ferndown GBC Hagley GBC Hertford GBC Huntingdon GBC Liverpool GBC Milton Keynes GBC Norwich GBC Oxford GBC Peterborough GBC Preston GBC Shrewsbury GBC Solihull GBC Southampton GBC Southport GBC Stirling GBC Warrington GBC Wolverhampton GBC Wychbold Jacksons Garden Supplies 

 

Secure and reliable Garden Sheds

 

Looking for secure and reliable Garden Sheds

Ever been to places such as BnQ for a garden shed and spent too much money for low quality? that’s most likely what happens when it comes to sheds however, securing your shed couldn’t be any easier anyway.. but when you have cheap yet reliable and secure sheds being sold by LifeLong Steel Sheds you can’t go wrong!

To secure your shed even more as well as steel cladding and steel frames you can now add extra strength hinges and built in or extra duty locking bolts. For example when someone’s breaking into your shed they wont be able to take the door off the hinges unless the door is fully open just for the extra security. More secure fittings include cover guards for handles and locks as well as deadbolt locks.

Where to find secure Garden Sheds

LifeLong Steel Sheds is an ultimate supplier of secure and reliable garden sheds for cheap prices, these sheds can be anything from small wooden or steel garden sheds to full sized steel garages. With plenty of different options to have for example what type of window fittings, floor based (concrete or wood) to the different styles of roof you’d like you can’t go wrong.

Visit lifelong steel sheds today for a quote on the right shed for your garden!

 

Should I buy a metal, wooden or plastic shed?

It is so easily overlooked, but choosing the right shed can be a big decision especially since you’ll have to live with it for many years to come. There are many factors that can influence your decision, you may just want something that will fit in with your style of garden or house. You may also have particular specifications to fulfil.  Below we will discuss the advantages of choosing between wooden sheds, plastic sheds and metal sheds to help you decide which is best for you.

Metal Sheds –  If you want a heavy duty option then you’re best opting for a metal shed. Most of our metal sheds have padlock holes or concealed points for padlock, which ensure security. Since theft from the garden is on the rise, these sheds are ideal to protect valuable bikes or tools. In addition, metal sheds are effectively fire-retardant which make them ideal for use on a static caravan site.

You will need to keep an eye out for excessive condensation build-ups as this can lead to premature corrosion. Although, all of our range are made from galvanised steel and some have also been resin coated to prevent premature rusting.  In summary, if you want security you are best opting for a metal shed.

To see our steel garden sheds, visit one of our retail outlets or call us on 01455 213 355.

Practical storage space for homeowners

Storage space is often a coveted commodity. The purchase of a storage shed could alleviate some clutter issues and move items outdoors – creating more space.

Household garages are no longer as popular for storing our cars. Instead, garages are used to store the extra items that do not fit inside the home. The process of purchasing a shed is not as simple as finding the least or most expensive type on the market. You want an attractive, robust and secure steel garden shed, guaranteed to last.

Shed Appearance: Although the function of a shed is to store items out of sight, the shed itself will be in full view in a garden. Therefore, plenty of homeowners prefer something that has just as much aesthetic appeal as it does storage capacity. An unsightly shed can affect the overall appearance of a property, or even hurt the sale price for homeowners thinking about putting the home on the market.

Shed Size: Sheds come in a variety of sizes, from compact locker-sized sheds to large buildings that may even double as a garden room, pool room or kids’ playhouse.

Maintenance: Ideally, maintenance-free sheds comprise a heavy steel frame covered with PVC cladding so it doesn’t constantly need painting or repairing. Steel frame supports mean sheds do not require a concrete base, which means it could be removed without fuss.  Durable but not permanent is ideal.

Optional extras and shed accessories: Touches like double doors, extra windows, shelves all help to maximise the shed use and practicability.  Even feeding electricity can transform the shed into a workroom.

Storage sheds can provide much-needed space for homeowners. For an attractive, robust and secure steel garden shed, guaranteed to last contact Lifelong Steel Sheds on 01455 213 355 or visit the website to see our retails outlets.

The art of Garden Shed organisation!

 

The garden shed is one of the most useful pieces of garden equipment you can buy and is indispensable for most home owners. However, like many items looking after it and keeping it in order can often get overlooked even though they are virtually maintenance free! We all say when the new shed arrives that you will keep this shed shipshape but before you know it the shed is full of clutter and all those items you are keeping ‘just in case’.

The key to organising your shed is to decide what you are going to use it for. Is it going to be just a garden store, are you going to start seeds off in there or are you going to use it for a garden workshop or hobby room. When you have decided then you can work out what needs to go where and what shelves or cupboards are needed to help keep it in order.

Quite often there is so much in the shed it’s an idea to take everything out of it and lay it out. By doing so you can sort out all the tools, cans and bit and pieces into some sort of order. With the shed clear you can see where you can put shelves and possibly a work bench. Take a good look at all the items out of your shed. Are there items which have not been touched for years and are unlikely to be needed, then these are candidates for disposing off.

When you have your shelves up then you can start to return some items to your shed. Your garden tools can be hung on purpose made pegs or nails and this will help to keep them tidy. This can apply to any amount of tools which helps to keep the shed in order. A range of plastic boxes, ideally with lids, are ideal for keeping screws, nails etc in order. By labelling them it will be a lot easier to find what you are looking for.

Compost and seeds also can be stored in plastic containers. This will help to keep it dry for when you need it. A lockable store cupboard is a good idea for those garden chemicals and other nasties. This will ensure that any children will be safe if they get into the shed.

Bikes, lawn mowers and garden tools used regularly should be towards the door for ease of access. If you put then at the back it will always be a struggle to gain access to them. By thinking ahead you can reduce any stress and ensure the shed is a relaxing place.

After the summer is over there will be other items to go in there such as the barbecue and garden furniture. Try to think about where this will go so you can still access the required garden tools throughout the winter. With a little bit of thought and planning your shed will enhance your home living even more than ever.

Should you require a steel garden shed, extra utility space, room for storage or workshop, Lifelong steel sheds offer a stylish, robust and secure building guaranteed to last. The range of sizes and options available suit virtually every situation.

For further information or to see our sheds on display, please look at the list of our display and retail outlets in your area. To contact us directly phone 0145 521 3355, email info@lifelongsteelsheds.co.uk or use the Life Long Steel Sheds website contact form today for friendly advise!