The common garden shed – where would men be without it? It seems that men and their sheds go together like Gilbert and Sullivan, Torville and Dean, Kylie and Hot Pants and well as Love and Marriage. However the love and marriage pairing can be subject to jealousy and envy by ‘her indoors’ so men need to be a little careful on that front. Ladies would be very happy in a 12×10 summerhouse if you are feeling flush.
The reason for the love of sheds is down to many things, it’s maybe the peace and quiet, or maybe because its away from the house and the everyday going on’s. Maybe it’s because it can be shared with their friend with a few beers and watch a little telly or is it the primal urge from the stone ages when all men wanted was a safe and secure cave. Today, maybe something like these ones 12×10 summer houses taking the place of the cave.
The truth of the matter no one really knows and men, being men, don’t really care. They know what they like and enjoy and their garden building fits the bill on all fronts. They may not have the luxuries from indoors but that’s not important. Not having all the gizmos from indoors is actually good. In their cave one can actually think what to do and remember what it was like before the latest ‘must have’ arrived in the home. And it’s actually good.
I’m not suggesting we are going back to the 50’s but then men and the UK population were more content with their lot. When they wanted something it had to be saved up for and then bought. No slapping in on the ‘plastic’ and then being hit with large monthly payments and high interest rates. Clearly it was a more innocent time and, in my view, a less selfish time.
Besides the relaxing nature of the man’s shed it’s believed that it can make men live longer because of the therapeutic qualities relaxing gives. This activity also helps lower blood pressure, except maybe when watching the England football team on the TV, and helps to improve confidence levels. Alan White, who is a professor at Leeds Metropolitan University’s even goes as far as saying it can add several years to a man’s health. Clearly a ‘win win’ all round.
Because men feel so relaxed in the shed environment they are known to discuss health issues more openly. There are even ‘men’s shed’ group where men, mainly retired it must be said, where their shortcomings on the health front are more likely to be taken in. The general idea filtered over from Australia where it is quite common. The Men’s Health Forum is backing this initiative as well as several voluntary organisations.
Another positive for a garden summerhouse or shed (and ideal size is 12×10 as this gives room for all activities) is that, after you have bought it, there is not a mortgage to pay on it. This truly give a man a sense of freedom from bills as well as from the busy world most of us live in.
Clearly men do get some ideas right and the garden shed is one of their major successes. So much so that many women are getting in on the act and demanding a shed, but more likely really want a summer building, of their own. Where will it end as surely man should be entitled to something just for them. I believe they call this progress!!
Take a look at our 12ft x 10ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the 12×10 Platinum summer rooms.