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 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.
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.