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Response: Great review and I really appreciate it as, being a small garden shed family firm, it is very important to us and to any potential customer. The Platinum garden sheds benefit by not having OSB in the roofs, unlike some companies, and is made from 'proper' T&G timber. Not only that there is an air gap underneath the superb Onduline roof making it even better. There's no doubt you will get a very long life from these Platinum garden workshop -shed. Thanks again. Regards, Robin
Garden sheds can help to improve the environment, just by ensuring that sustainable sourced timber is used. There is a number of certified schemes existing at the moment such as the Forest Stewardship Council as well as the Forestry Commission. All these organisations ensure that only trees which don't affect the environment are used and that they are replaced with new trees. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a not for profit organisation which was established in 1993 to promote responsible management of our forests.
By ensuring that your garden sheds are sourced from protected areas you can make a contribution to help tackle climate change which we are always hearing about. This has to be good thing for all our futures as well as our children and their children. Where possible when making any repairs to your garden shed also try to ensure that sustainable timber is used, which thankfully, is normally the 'norm' in Britain.
Another popular option for garden shed is to have a 'living roof'. This helps to keep your garden building warm in the winter and cooler in the summer and also will encourage garden wildlife. Allowing grass, moss and various plants does create an habitat for insects and small animals to thrive but that is not always in everyone's comfort zone. However, it's not always very easy to do this unless the shed is designed to take the weight of the grass and soil. There is also the issue by making the shed roof stronger to take the weight of the living roof you can make the use of materials not quite so green, so a bit of compromise in certain situations.
You could also experiment with different types of materials for your garden shed which can be beneficial to the environment, such as combining compacted earth and clay to help retain warmth in the building, however, you need to ensure that by doing so you don't encourage rot against the timber of the shed.
Only recently it was reported that garden makeovers can be detrimental to wildlife as hedgehogs needs space to move around to find food and often go from one garden to another. When fences with gravel boards (often concrete) are used this stops them in their pursuit for food. Also, garden sheds often don't have any space underneath them as people try to stop rats and mice getting underneath them but this does not help these hedgehogs. The population of hedgehogs has dropped by 25% in the last 10 years and without help with continue to plummet through out the Stoke on Trent area..
Do you have a 'living roof' on your shed and do you have any reservations about it? Do you see any hedgehogs in your garden and do you have any issue with this little creatures?