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How To Choose a Galvanised Metal Garden Shed

How To Choose a Galvanised Metal Garden Shed
How To Choose a Galvanised Metal Garden Shed

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Metal garden sheds can be a great option for providing extra storage in your garden and can accommodate all sorts of gardening items such as bikes, sporting equipment, large toys as well as all your garden tools. Some firms suggest you can store work files and papers in metal garden sheds but that is not good advice as these should go in an insulated garden shed or outside store such as these metal ones from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings.

The metal sheds can store items from your loft or basement and this would create extra storage space in your house, maybe, for more leisurely pursuits. Depending on the metal shed you buy they are from quite strong through to extremely strong. However the cost can vary quite a lot from the two extremes but, as they say, you pay your money and take your choice.

Most metal sheds are made from galvanised steel to stop it rotting. However, you need to be aware there are two ways to galvanise steel. The best is for the steel to be hot dipped galvanised as this ensures the most penetration into the steel. The cheaper option is electro plated steel.

The difference is that hot dipped galvanised sheds have zinc, effectively added to the steel, which makes the steel rust proof. With electro plating an electric current is passed through the steel putting a very thin rust proof layer on the outside of the steel. This means it is very easy for this to be scratched off leaving the metal exposed. You can see a range of metal garden sheds here where all are hot dipped galvanised.

The one plus on all metal garden sheds is that are more fire resistant than wooden or plastic garden sheds. It's possible that a metal shed would have prevented a fire spreading from a bin to a garden shed in North Baddesley. Three vehicles, a bin, a fence and a shed was damaged, possibly by arsonists, in the Hampshire town, in the early hours of the morning.

Nearby fire fighters had been called out to a car fire which had started when a van caught light. This then spread to a Ford Focus nearby and was also damaged. They had to use breathing apparatus and used hose reel jets to put out the fire but it had already spread to the nearby garden shed.

If the home owner had had a metal garden shed, certainly one from the SafeStore range of metal garden sheds, or the Capital Steel Industrial Workshops then their valuables are likely to have been saved. Being fire resistant as well as being strong these metal sheds are certainly worth considering for peace of mind.


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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone 0333 800 8880
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm every day

The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.

Currently on display at Sutton Green:
are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Cabins, SafeStore, Lidget Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds.
Please see this page for a full list.



Farnham Garden Buildings Display Site Squires Garden Centre,
Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea,
Farnham, Surrey. UK. GU9 9JX
Phone 01252 311085
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday & 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

The garden centre is visible from B3208 road between Farnham and Aldershot.

Currently on display at Badshot Lea: are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Garden Cabins and Lidget Garages. Please see this page for a full list.




Phone (01483) 237550 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
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Email to 1clb@leisurebuildings.com or Contact Us Here
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins
On Display for viewing near to Guildford, Godalming, Cobham, Dorking, Leatherhead and Ripley in Surrey. UK

Office ONLY Address is 260 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS.
Close To Byfleet, Chertsey, Weybridge, Walton On Thames, Esher, Bagshot, Staines.