Feedback: Paul the salesman was brilliant, very helpful and informative. Great solid shed, seems well built should last for years
Response: Thanks for your feedback I'm pleased your new garden shed workshop met your expectations as being well built. Regards, Robin
Britain is full of DIY addicts with most enjoying this activity but with many it's the cost saving which is important. And in these current recessionary times this activity has increased but also many DIY jobs are put off and folks are making do in the meantime.
Whilst most of the DIY goes on indoors the garden is an area where DIY can be king and this goes under the guise of gardening. If you think about it this is exactly the same as DIY as you are not paying experts to look after the garden but are doing it yourself. Probably the rich still employ people in their gardens but this is not the 'norm'.
Gardening DIY is an enjoyable pursuit and to see the results appearing over time is highly satisfying. Also in the garden is the garden shed which is used for many purposes, normally for storage but it's in DIY where the shed comes to the 'fore'. With a bench in the shed you can complete many jobs in relative comfort and safety. You can also use the garden bench in the pursuit of gardening DIY by utilising this space for planting out or cleaning flower pots etc.
DIY does tends to be mainly a warmer weather activity and Easter does tend to be the starting point in the year. The sun (sometimes) and the four days holiday does give people an opportunity to think about what they would like to do and to plan for the coming months. The garden shed can be cleared out ready to be made more use of and this is always a good idea.
When the major sporting events are on the horizon this does tend to concentrate the mind and gives a little boost to ensuring these jobs are done before they start, usually, on TV. This will ensure that these events can be watched without feeling guilty. The little jobs around the house, the pruning and weeding in the garden and the clearing up the garden shed or summerhouse should be done in plenty of time.
Build It Magazine also claims this to be the case and that they expected the number of DIY jobs to be undertaken to increase prior to events, such as the World Cup, European Championships and Olympics. Some of the most popular (??) jobs to be completed includes renovating the garden shed, or replacing it and clearing a green space for family gatherings or for barbecue sessions with friends.
The deputy editor of this magazine, Anna-Maria DeSouza claimed that as we got closer to one or another of these major events then there will be a huge rush to complete these jobs in the house and the garden. By clearing the backlog this will enable 'her indoors' to feel a little more comfortable and able to take it a little easier as well. It was expected that visits to garden centres to buy plants, garden furniture and barbecue will increase as home owners get ready.
Earlier DIY jobs will often be finished as well leading up to these major events for the very same reasons. This clears the mind as well as helping with the value of the home and if they have a garden then looking after this will also pay off. A tatty garden shed should be rectified and maybe retreated to make it look better and last longer. The aim is to improve the home and garden. You can see a range of garden sheds on this web site which will stand the test of time.
During the last world cup Halifax Home Insurance claimed nearly £4 billion was spent creating garden dens and fitting out garden sheds so their owners could spend time enjoying the football. It was also claimed 1.4 million men already have a garden den, converted garage or shed where they can enjoy these sporting events. To me that seems an incredible amount which I think is a little over the top. If the figures are right I would like to know what happened to my share.