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Buying Advice For Lean To Pent Sheds
The British garden lean to shed! Where would we be without it? Doesn’t bear thinking about – but I’m biased I suppose being in the pent shed and garden workshop business for over 39 years. Even before I started my business nearly 40 years ago, because I loved sheds, I built one out of old floorboards. This was a lean to type of building and I do admit it looked a little unsightly but it serves its purpose well. There are many sizes available such as 4×8 sheds, or maybe 6×4 or 8×4 lean to models. And I’m not the only one to build a shed out of unusual materials or old materials. Just take a look at any allotments nearby to you and you will see the British at their best with the vast array of different homemade sheds. Maybe they bought a lean to shed kits off the shelf and built it themselves or made it up as they went along. As I understand it the first thing you need when you get an allotment is shed, and these are mostly pent style buildings, so you can house your tools and take a break from digging and planting.
So the general consensus the shed is normally viewed as an all-rounder which includes storage. Whether it stuffed to the ‘gills’ with all manner of garden items such as the lawnmower, bags of compost, tools, bikes etc. or pristine, orderly and tidy it serves this purpose easily. If you are thinking about a new lean to garden shed, replacement or addition then take a little time to ensure that your new hut will do the trick.
If you are thinking of working from home part-time or even full time then it can fulfil this role. It will also give you a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life allowing you to be more creative. It’s is a good idea to have the shed insulated and lined in this instance and you will find that 1st Choice’s Platinum pent sheds, which can be insulated would serve this purpose admirably. Fitted out this way with suitable heating you can use it all year round.
It has been suggested that a shed with a lean to part could be used as a barbecue shed. Not sure if that is a good idea as I believe any barbecuing should be in the open. Perhaps that’s not what it meant. You could utilise this building as an area for shade and sitting in but a summerhouse would be more appropriate. Also if the weather is good then I would normally expect to make the most of this weather.
If you want your children to love you then a playhouse would be great for them. Essentially a playhouse is a small shed, mostly have a gable roof but some have a pent style roof, and a normal shed could be bought for them They will enjoy their space the same but this would be a better and more practical proposition in the long term. Some advice is to ensure that the hinges are ‘piano’ type ideally and that the doors can not close onto little fingers. Also, be a little careful with the glass, maybe putting a plastic film on it to reduce the risk of breaking.
Another popular use for a lean to building is as a craft or hobby area where you can engage in your hobby. Having space dedicated to your interest will ensure that when you want to spend some time engaging in it you are ready to go. No set up as the shed is just as you left it from your last session.
If you thinking of reducing your waistline and getting fit then it’s possible to use a pent building as a home gym, however, most sheds might be too low. Speak to 1st Choice about their range of larger buildings with extra height and strengthened floors before deciding. This will ensure you won’t be restricted in the type of fitness equipment which you can use. Our range of summerhouses or log cabins might be the thing to look at on this instance.
Clearly, the shed, whether it has a pent style lean to roof or a pointed roof, is a wonderful and versatile building which can fulfil a myriad of purposes. To ensure it will meet your specific purpose always ensure you talk to a company which is well established and knowledgeable.
And where ever possible try to view a selection of their buildings so you make a judgement on the quality. As the experts say Caveat Emptor. (Let the buyer beware.) By seeing for yourself you can reduce the risk whether its lean to shed kits or whether you have to built on site for you.
Daleks Defeated by Garden Sheds
Doctor Who, the national treasure of science fiction for over nearly 50 years is going from strength to strength. Started in 1963 , which I enjoyed as a boy, and through the many different Doctors over the years. As a child we re-created some of his battles in the garden and my friends gardens and our Dad’s lean to sheds were treated as the Tardis. Even to this day I don’t know how men are able to get so much stuff (weapons for fighting aliens) into a modest garden shed.
As I say a pent shed was a marvellous place for hiding away from the Daleks and the many other horrible monsters, by shutting the shed door we were safe from the Daleks as, even though they were highly intelligent, they could not cope with the complexities of the pad bolt on my Dad’s shed door, not could they get up over the step on the shed floor, how we laughed at their feeble attempts to exterminate us.
Where as the Doctor (William Hartnell at this time) hid away in the Tardis we were safe in the shed at least until our Dads got home and woe betide us if we got caught. It would have been better to have been exterminated that to be caught in that holy shrine otherwise known as THE garden shed which our Dads beavered away. To be fair my Dad was not overly keen on gardening or DIY duties and it was down to my Mum who used our lean to pent shed more.
A while ago when David Tennant was the incumbent doctor and was filming his swan song in this superb series, this well loved Doctor, my daughters favourite, gave the National Garden of Wales a Doctor Who ‘thumbs up’. At that time parts of Doctor Who ‘The Waters of Mars’ was being filmed on location in the Carmathernshire Gardens prior to it being broadcast on a Sunday night.
The Great Glasshouse at the National Garden of Wales was a prominent feature in this episode of this science fiction program. It was claimed that this instalment was one of the scariest to date, so garden buildings in the country be prepared for loads of children hiding away behind the safety of the shed door.
When interviewed on the Graham Norton show, David described the gardens as absolutely amazing and a true garden treasure. He also told viewers that if you live anywhere near the gardens then you should go and visit the gardens. I believe that even if you don’t live nearby you should try and make an effort to see these gardens, maybe on your next holiday.
After the opening in 2000, the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, to give it is full title boasts the largest greenhouse of its kind anywhere in the world. In this greenhouse is housed a range of different garden environments including a kitchen garden, a Mediterranean climate and a tropical zone. Among the garden plants are some of the rarest in the world. Also on the complex you are likely to find a range of various garden buildings, such as sheds, storage units and garden workshops which would be essential for the running of the Gardens.
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