How to Clean Mildew from Your Steel Shed

Mildew will produce a green discolouration on surfaces that are often exposed to water and liquids. Something unavoidable in Britain.

Mildew is commonly seen on exteriors including roofs and shed sidings. It is a natural, and common, occurrence, but it is unsightly and can often rub off onto your clothing if you happen to brush past a surface covered in mildew.

In saying this, mildew can easily be removed from steel sheds, siding and roofs.

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Top Shed Buying Tips

When looking for a shed for your garden or allotment, you are going to be on the look at for the best value for your money.

With the following techniques, we are showing you how to find the best shed for its use!

Choosing a Metal Shed

Metal sheds are will not rot or burn down in comparison to their counterparts of wooden sheds. They can also be painted in a variety of colours which can be suited to a garden colour scheme or just general preference.

Steel sheds have many benefits; they are incredibly sturdy and robust, offer safety and high security and much more.

Choosing the right size

We recommend if you have enough room, to purchase a shed that is 6ft x 8ft which will allow the installation of a work bench along the one side.

When seeking a shed for a confined area, be sure to take the exact dimensions of this area to your shed supplierso that can assist you with a shed that is suitable.

Choosing the sturdiness of the shed

A poorly-manufactured shed is likely of sag and develop distorted sides and possibly a door that won’t shut properly.

A tip for checking sturdiness is by pushing against the middle panels of each of the walls inside your shed and feel a resistance.

Choosing the weatherproofed shed

If a shed is lacking a weather bar (strip of wood) placed over the top of a door and at the bottom of the door, there are likely to be leaks. Weather bars deflect the water from seeping into your shed.

Windows are prone to rot towards their bottom unless they have sloping sills with a drip groove. A drip groove has a cut beneatht he sill to allow water to drip to the ground.

Avoid choosing a shed that has many gaps – letting light in means they are more likely to let rain in.

Lifelong Steel Sheds have a variety of metal sheds available that can be tailored for your needs.

Choosing the best steel garden sheds

If you are considering buying a metal shed and you are seeking advice, you’ve come to the right place!

A high-quality metal garden shed holds many beneficial qualities compared to traditional wooden garden sheds. Steel sheds are secure storage products and some offer additional security features such as drill-resistant locks and multi-point locking systems.

Steel sheds are commonly used in places of education including schools, colleges, and sports clubs in order to store costly equipment.

In order to withstand the British climate, a well-made shed can have a couple of methods applied in order to protect the steel underneath. Hot dipped galvanised steel is able to withstand even the toughest conditions for years on end. However, steel that has received and electroplated coat is likely to lead to corrosion of the steel that is underneath.

Lifelong Steel Sheds provide you with high quality steel garden sheds for a number of uses!

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.

History of garden sheds

Sheds were first heard in the UK towards the end of the fifteenth century, from a printer named William Caxton.

It is believed that sheds have Anglo-Saxon roots and that they were used throughout villages in the country for many years. William Caxton left behind documents that explained what they were used to store: tools, even live animals.

From then on, the shed grew to be an essential feature for households around Europe but was most popular during the Victorian era. Ladies would set up their own greenhouses, workshops and potting sheds in the garden to where they were about to sit out of the house.

Between the first and second World War, a variety of companies’ interest sparked in sheds thus they started selling pre-assembled packs to the masses. To begin with, the structures were basic, sturdy, and notably inexpensive compared to their Victorian ancestors. Sheds quickly became the storage house that were the quick and easy way to obtain that additional extra space to their gardens, as well as adding more value to their properties; at the same time, the uses for sheds expanded.

Sheds, to this day, remain easy to maintain and build and convenient for storage.

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Buying a garden shed: tips

You’ve decided to purchase a garden shed, however, you aren’t too sure which is suitable for your garden.

We’ve compiled a selection of tips in order to help you select the best shed for your garden or allotment.

What material?

First of all you will want to choose what type of shed you want for your garden, the most popular are wooden and steel sheds. Wooden sheds are made from softwoods like pine or spruce.

Steel sheds are incredibly robust, haven’t the threat of burning down and are resistant to rot. They are customisable by colour and can slot into any part of a garden.

Plastic sheds are not uncommon; they are relatively maintenance free and are easily assembled. Aesthetically, they may not meet the quality standard’s for some people.

What size?

Depending on the space that is available, it is recommended that you choose a shed that is at least 6ft x 8ft. This is a suitable size shed for working as the wise spaced flooring allows for a work bench to be placed along one side.

If you’re choosing a shed for a relatively small space, ensure that you are aware of the precise dimensions.


Over time, a feeble shed could possibly experience a sagging roof, distorted sides, alongside a door that may not close properly.

You can check the sturdiness of a shed by walking inside the shed and jumping in the centre of the floor, also pushing against the centre of the of the side panels and roof panels – you should feel a firm resistance which will indicate its sturdiness.

With these tips, we hope you can find a shed that is suitable to you needs!

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Why have a steel garden workshop?


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.

Environmentally friendly

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.

Many steel garden workshops are completely customisable and can be tailored for your needs.

If you’d like further information about the steel garden workshops we can offer you, please visit the website.

Is a garden workshop for you? | Lifelong Steel Sheds Ltd

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.

Thinking of buying a garden workshop? What are the things to consider when purchasing a garden workshop? Whether you participate in crafts for fun and the