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The garden shed in the British garden tends to be a 'jack of all trades' as well as a 'master of many'. It all depends on the owner but as a rule the common (if I can say such a word about the lovely garden shed) shed has to fulfil a multitude of uses with many compromises having to be met. The main reason for this is the limitation of most people's gardens and because most people only have the space for one storage shed.
The primary object of the shed is to keep various items stored away until required freeing up the house for day to day items. Whilst the shed does this wonderfully it is called into use as a small workshop from time to time so a little area is required to be available for this.
If your shed is like mine the area reserved for using as a workshop is covered with boxes and various garden items (not mine, I hasten to add, but my good lady's) so when I want to use it I have to clear all these items out of the way. However, as I have got older the need to use the shed for that purpose has declined significantly
However a growing use for garden sheds is to be used as a den or place of solitude away from the day to day activities. And as garden sheds are able to be made to suit your size and for your needs, certainly from companies such as 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, as they can fulfil this purpose easily.
In a report during major football competitions, such as the World Cup or European Championships men are increasingly taking over the garden shed for THEIR own use. Either they are spending out on an additional shed or renovating their existing garden shed for this purpose. In 2010 Halifax Home Insurance claimed that nearly a million men (why not ladies? who also have a great interest in football) had created a den in their home or outside in a garden building leading up to the 2010 World Cup.
They further claimed that seven million men already had a den and warned them that they should ensure are all these areas are secure, certainly if it outside in a converted shed or summerhouse.
Prior to the kick off men were clearing out their garden sheds and summerhouses and fitting them out with expensive wide screen TV's, computers and audio systems. The estimated value of this equipment was over £2,400.
Senior claims manage, Martyn Foulds, at Halifax Insurance warned that these men who chose to spend money on these peaceful haven cost see it turn into an expensive nightmare if they hadn't informed their insurance company about their actions. Accidents can happen and garden sheds can be broken into more easily than the home. He claims that any valuable items should not be left in any outdoor garden buildings, unless they are totally locked up and away from thieves, but taken indoors.