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The common garden building is home to a great number of items and the value of its use it usually not appreciated. However if you stop and think about the many virtues it you will not take its use in vain again. Where would you put all the garden equipment, the children’s bikes, garden furniture and garden tools? There’s not really any space indoors and even if there was you would not really want those items in there. You do need to take a look in your shed and add up all the value of the items and ensure, where ever possible, to make sure these items are covered by insurance. This is not always possible as insurance companies are not very keen on insuring risky out door buildings. However if you persevere and show that your garden building or cabin is secure and, as importantly, is kept secure you may be able to get cover.
However, if you do get insurance cover ensure that your shed is kept locked with all security measures in place because if you don’t and it gets burgled the insurance company will refuse to pay out. A little similar to leaving your car keys in your car and a thief driving it away. So if you do pay for insurance make sure you don’t regret it.
The other side of the coin is to take a calculated risk and just make the most of any security procedures. This will make it hard for thieves to get at your valuables and will encourage them to move onto easier targets. I would be a little wary of having any very high value items in your shed unless you can lock your garden gate to stop thieves getting at it. The garden gate can act like a moat around the castle. In this instance the shed is the castle being protected and the locked gate and surrounding fence is the moat, or first line of defence.
If you do this then you can relax a little and use a 16X10 log cabin for a range of purposes whether it’s a bar to share with your friends, even a church – which I must admit is a very unusual use for a cabin but where needs must – maybe an artist’s studio such as one made by a man in Malmesbury. His creation morphed from a simple shed, donated to him by his father-in-law, and evolved into a workshop cum party shed cum ‘man space’ with help from his friend.
This is all very good advice as the value of items in the average garden shed is over £1000 and which increases year on year. This is according to a report by M&S Money, he financial arm of Marks & Spencer. Some of the most expensive items included lawn mowers in nearly 40% of building. Bikes were also a very popular items with over a quarter of sheds protecting them from the elements followed up by DIY equipment in general.
Astonishingly the survey found that nearly half of all garden sheds were not locked, which must be music to the ears of thieves, and this figure had risen substantially over earlier years. This I find amazing as I would have thought that, as budgets are reduced, more measures would be taken to protect ones’ own property.
However, whatever you do don’t follow the action of a lady in Leominster who, when her 16 x 10 log cabin was cleared out, showed that there was a World War 2 incendiary bomb among the items in there. Action was taken to dispose of this bomb safely when it was exploded safely outside of Leominster by bomb disposal officers. Makes the blood go cold thinking about what could had happened.
Is the Rise in Follies the End for the 16 x 10 Log Cabin?
The British look after their garden sheds and this is very much a British thing. Being a haven away from the house and where a man (and more often these days – a woman) can relax away from the day to day grind. It is used for all sort of uses and activities and this is, perhaps, the key to why it is loved. Whether it’s the storage of garden furniture, tools for the garden, the lawnmower or the family bike – the shed can cope with all of these with no problem and increasingly a 16X10 log cabin is the answer if you have lager pockets. You can also add in the use as a workshop, where all type of practical DIY jobs can be fulfilled, or as a hobby craft room. The beauty of this is that whatever hobby you have it can be left out at the end of the day until you return another day. In the house there is always the chance the items will need to be moved for day to day living.
My wife has her own hobby room based on a potting shed with a half glass roof. The beauty of this is that the light streams in so all the intricacies of her work is apparent. She shares her craft room with some of her friends who also like her hobby of card making.
Other countries don’t seem over bothered about these practical garden buildings which, to me as a garden shed lover, seems a little strange. Where do they store their garden tools, furniture and bikes? Do they have bigger houses than us so they can be stored inside? I don’t know.
People with loads of money and wanting to be different have taken another view to out door garden buildings and, over the years, have been building special garden buildings just for them such as a 16X10 log cabin. These buildings have no purpose whatsoever to anyone else, they are no use to anyone else but are made to some very weird designs and effectively are just ornaments. Known as ‘follies’ there are many all over the UK. Although these can be found all over the world the UK does have the most.
However interest in recent years for these follies in the garden has grown as people, who still have money, want to be different. This demand for these follies is in place of the more normal garden shed type buildings is a surprising trend. Why is a question which needs to be asked and when you look in the Oxford dictionary a folly is described as a costly garden structure built with no thought by the builder. But the trend is for more of these to be designed and built in the garden, which surely means if planning is considered then they are not follies.
Many follies had been created by the famous, including Ringo Star, drummer for the Beatles, but now there are several firms set up to meet this demand. A Cornish furniture maker, Jayne Tarasun, build follies out of cedar, oak, copper and glass in sizes from 16X10 and upwards. She said that it is more of a woman thing as men seem to prefer the more normal garden building. However the idea of these modern follies is to provide a place where the owners can get away from every day life, somewhere to read in, contemplate the world in or even sleep in.
The cost for these garden follies can be in excess of £10,000 and can be over 10 feet tall however they need to be less than 10 cubic metres of internal space so they can meet modern day planning requirements. As nice as these are and as individual as they are the garden shed will also be the number one garden building for most men in the UK. Long may the basic shed reign as number 1.