5 Factors To Consider When Picking A Garden Workshop

5 Factors To Consider When Picking A Garden Workshop

When it comes to finding a workshop, or updating your old one, knowing how to choose the perfect one is key. Here are a few tips to help you with that decision.

1. How will the space be used?

Whether you want to use your workshop for a work-at-home space or a smaller DIY area, how you plan on using it will reflect which one is right for you. For example:

  • Heavy-duty workshops intended for use throughout the year need to be strong and even handle a lean-to on the side for extra storage.
  • DIY workshops – if you want a smaller workshop for DIY tasks, an apex variety will do for your garden.

2. What style do you need?

Garden workshops are very popular in the UK, but you need to know what style is right for you. A modern unit like a pent workshop that have windows look stunning in any garden. If you have a more traditional setting, a reverse apex or apex style will work well.

3. Which material should you choose?

Metal workshops, while they may not be as aesthetically pleasing, are weather resistant and secure and don’t need much maintenance. However, traditional wooden garden buildings look beautiful and you can add shelves and windows to these varieties.

4. What kind of construction?

Standard workshops will depend on your personal requirements. For example, interlocking varieties are great for a DIY or hobby space in the garden. If you need a space for heavy-duty use, you will need a solid construction, like a log cabin. You’ll also need to consider what you will be using the space for. If you’re going to move things in and out often, you may need double doors for easier access, and double-braced doors add extra strength. Also, workshops with windows offer great light and a comfy environment to spend time in. But, if you are after maximum security, then you may want a workshop that does not have windows.

5. What about the roof and floor?

If you are on a budget, OBS flooring is a lightweight option to consider. But, if you are going to use the space on a regular basis, you may want to invest in thicker roofing such as a solid sheet. If the workshop is for standard use, solid sheet floors and roofs will be good enough for domestic use. Your workshop must have a roof cover, such as sand felt or mineral felt, to protect it from severe weather. As for floors, 10mm floors work well for heavy duty use.

Buying the perfect workshop takes some consideration and planning. Take the time to think about how you are going to be using the space, how often, and how you want it to look in your garden. Then, consider the elements, whether or not you will need to regularly take larger objects in and out of the workshop, and how much traffic the floor will have to handle.


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