8 Reasons to Install a garden Building

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The humble storage shed, or garden building is a completely versatile structure, utilised by many in a variety of different ways. This building can serve a number of purposes and offers a role for each member of the household. Here are 8 reasons why garden buildings are a great addition to your outdoor space:-

  1. Secure Storage – One reason to have a garden shed is the amount of space you can create in your house and garage. Things like tools, large toys, Christmas decorations, gardening implements, lawn mowers and bicycles can all be locked away out of sight.
  2. Added Value – Installing this type of high quality garden structure will raise the profile of your home, and is attractive to buyers should you decide to sell.
  3. Private Retreat – You can tailor your shed and fill it with comfy chairs, cushions, fluffy rugs and anything else that will provide you with a peaceful place to relax in.
  4. Hobby Centre – If you fancy taking up art, craft, model making, sewing or any other kind of hobby, a shed makes the perfect place. Here you can indulge without worrying about damaging the furniture, or annoying anybody. One of the main reasons people don’t spend time on hobbies is the lack of somewhere to work.
  5. DIY Workspace Outdoor buildings are also ideal for carrying out DIY tasks or ‘upcycling’ household items. You can weld, repair, paint, drill and make as much mess as the job requires!
  6. Potting Shed – Not all gardening takes place outside, growing from seed and propagating are best done indoors, then transferred outside. A shed means you can garden whatever the weather, and your gardening equipment will be safe and secure in a locked shed too.
  7. Safe Children’s Play Area – Give the kids a little independence while keeping an eye on them, as they play make believe scenarios in the shed.
  8. Personalised Gym – Want to get fit but don’t have time for the gym? Set up your shed as an exercise room. You’ll have a beach ready body in no time!

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3 Plant Hire Rules

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You may not have a convenient storage area that would perfectly accommodate a mini digger or other piece of plant machinery, so the smart option is to hire. Many construction projects could benefit from the use of professional machinery or equipment, and luckily there are several hire companies to choose from in places like Epping and Rainham. Of course not all of these offer the same level of customer care or indeed high quality, well maintained equipment. These are important aspects if you want a safe and hassle free hiring experience. A few tips to ensure this include:-

1. Hire Safety

Safety is a priority with any kind of equipment, but especially where large plant machinery is concerned. All vehicles and equipment needs to be maintained and serviced rigorously on a frequent basis. Proper safety means taking the correct steps to ensure that every stage of the hire runs smoothly, from safe usage to transporting and delivering equipment.

2. Fit for Purpose Equipment

A big part of customer care concerns advising and making sure that the correct items for each job are being used. Vehicles may be to large or too small for a specific job, and it’s sometimes hard for hirers to tell. The right guidance is essential for best results, and companies like Rhino Plant Hire, based in Essex get this right every time!

3. Condition of Machinery

Old or damaged machinery is often hired out to unsuspecting customers, increasing the risk of breakdown or accident. Even if this isn’t the case, older versions are unlikely to be as efficient as newer models. A hire company with a policy of continual machinery renewal is the way to go here, some even offer their high performance second hand machinery for sale.

Rhino are members of the Construction Plant Hire Association [CPA], an organisation which is dedicated to supporting professionals within the plant hire industry. They offer all kinds of sound advice, helping hire companies to give their customers a positive service every time.

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Does your Garden need a Shed?

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We all want a good amount of storage space, as there are things we wish to keep, while at the same time enjoying a neat and tidy home. These storage spaces can be either permanent or temporary, and when it comes to the garden there are a vast amount of sheds to choose from. Sheds are of course available in timber, which some people prefer due to the traditional feel of wood. There are downsides to this however, as they generally need more in the way of maintenance than materials like metal and plastic, and are often not as secure.

Another point to consider is whether you want a shed that you can take with you, should you decide to move house. This is much more possible if you have a metal or plastic shed, than if you go for the wooden version. They can be easily dismantled, transported and reassembled in the new garden, provided they fit. A good quality shed will last years, so this is a real viable prospect, making a more portable product the one to opt for.

The Lifetime range of plastic sheds are a good example of this, as they are constructed using precision made fixings, that perform reliably. They comprise of a steel frame, and are available in many sizes and shapes with a myriad of clever features. The 7ft x 9.5 ft model includes:-

  • A dual wall polyethylene floor
  • Dual wall slip resistant, steel reinforced, high density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Enhanced roof strength, thanks to 4 heavy duty A-frame steel trusses
  • High pitched roof for quick rain or snow drainage
  • Weather resistant and UV protected
  • Customisable shelving and storage system
  • 1 impact resistant, full length skylight
  • 2 x polycarbonate windows
  • 2 x screened vents
  • 2 x 9″ (24.1 cm) radius corner shelves

All that in an attractive and affordable package, from SM Garden Sheds!


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Attractive & Functional Sheds

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A garden shed is an extremely big help when it comes to keeping your garden and outdoor area neat and tidy. Many of your garden contents and features can be safely stored away here over the winter months, protecting them from damage by the elements. Garden furniture looks amazing when new, but after a few months in harsher weather will look jaded, old and may even deteriorate and become unusable.

Cycles, motorbikes, electrical tools and equipment like mowers and hedge trimmers should definitely not be exposed to wet or damp weather, and even children’s outdoor plastic toys will benefit from the protection of a shed. Builder’s materials like plaster, cement, tools and metal ladders, also need a dry space if they are to last, making garden sheds a must for everybody.

Apart from the functional aspects of a garden shed, the look is also important, and most successful manufacturers take this into consideration at the design stage. Modern metal, plastic and timber sheds will bring luxury, elegance, and even a chic quality to your garden with attractive design touches and coordinating shades.

To get the best out of your shed it is a good idea to keep it organised if possible and ready for the arrival of summer, with shelving, hanging boards and baskets. If you use your shed for gardening pursuits, sort out pots, trays etc, and get rid of any cracked or damaged ones. Clean and polish tool blades and handles with beeswax, and hang these along inside shed walls. Shelves are the key to a tidy storage shed, and many models come with shelving as standard these days.

Of course the area surrounding the shed needs to be smart and well maintained in order to complete the overall look. You can hire electrical tools, equipment and even plant machinery at reasonable rates, for your own quick and efficient garden landscaping projects in Cheshunt, from Rhino Plant Hire.

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Dreaming of a New Garden?

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Landscaping your garden can give a major boost to your home, and create an empty canvas for designing your layout next summer. Trees, bushes, shrubs and flowerbeds can all be planned now, as well as any other attractive features such as benches, steps, arbors etc for a perfect garden. Perhaps you want to add a water feature, or a strategically placed garden shed for an attractive and functional result. After you have finished the work, you can store your tools and other items in the new shed!

As for how to go about clearing your garden ready for your design project, you may consider hiring a mini digger, which will get the bulk of the work done in a flash. They usually come with a choice of attachments allowing swift completion when clearing areas, creating trenches, digging holes, demolishing old unwanted sheds, flattening uneven ground, removing tree stumps, digging ponds and ploughing snow. They are powerful yet compact, and can be transported easily from A to B, without the need for special permits. They offer a a high level of manoeuvrability, meaning you can perform a range of tasks with excellent precision even in tight spaces.

You can hire many other items of equipment or tools which are helpful and provide quicker outcomes such as dumpers, rollers, mowers, stump grinders, lawn aerators, turf cutters and lifters, not to mention cultivators, post hole borers, chippers, trimmers and shredders. In fact there is a machine you can hire for just about any outdoor job that will speed things up and take away most of the effort.

For preparing and laying your beautiful garden path, you can find a vast array of cutters and grinders for paving and stone slabs, or mechanical mixers and compactors for concrete. If you simply want to give your existing path a facelift, you could hire a power washer or even a jetwash bowser for amazing results. You will find all of these machines for hire at Rhino Plant Hire, catering to customers in all parts of Essex and London including Canvey Island

Using the right type of machinery or equipment, ensures that your garden landscaping job is a success with no unplanned damage to the surroundings. They are also designed to be pretty quiet so no angry neighbours!


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Out With The Old, In With The New!

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As we look out at the grey skies, wet ground and leafless trees, many of us will be longing for the arrival of spring. Although the garden does not look like it will in the summer, there are still tasks that need doing outdoors in the fresh air if you’re feeling inspired. These include trimming away dead growth, cleaning tubs and pots, clearing out beds, and of course planning which new plants and designs you would like.

It’s a good idea to check any mechanical gardening equipment you own for functioning fails, including things like lawnmowers, rotavators, hedge trimmers, edgers and strimmers. If items need repairing or sharpening take them to a qualified professional. Cementing and painting should perhaps be avoided at this time, but other preparation projects may be started. You can carry out jobs such as putting up a fence, creating a terrace or laying decking or gravel paths. You could begin the first stages of building a rock garden while plants are still dormant. You might decide to invest in a new garden shed, and this is the perfect time of year to get rid of the old one. Your garden shed is important if you want somewhere clean, dry and safe to store tools, garden furniture, electrical equipment and other items.

The team at SM Garden Sheds never let the grass grow [unless it’s in the garden that is], and have announced some exciting changes to their outdoor building range. Their new range of Lifetime Special Edition Sheds offer the same exceptional quality plastic buildings, but now with additional features. The 8ft x 15ft, 8ft x 12.5ft and the 8ft x 10ft heavy duty sheds have full length impact skylight, 2 screened vents, internal floor, 90” back wall shelf and new trimmed edge look. The smaller 8ft x 7.5ft model has 1 x 90” shelf, 2 x 30” shelves, 2 x corner shelves, 2 x peg strips, 3 x skylights and 2 x vents. Additional options within their selection include more colour choices with the Biohort Metal Leisure Time Storage Box 100, which will now be available in Metallic Bronze and Metallic Quartz Grey. Great additions to any garden!

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3 Main Benefits of Outdoor Play

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It’s a fact that children love to play outdoors all year round. Not only that, it’s a great way to ensure that they get all of the health benefits associated with fresh air and exercise, of which there are a lot, a small example being…..

1. Exercise

Exercise is incredibly important for everyone, but especially children, as their bodies have not yet fully developed. Running, riding bikes, having snowball fights and climbing are all activities that will provide so much more than just playing on video games will. They allow proper growth and development of bones, muscles, coordination, imagination, problem solving and social skills.

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is provided by the sun and is essential for promoting elevated moods, energy levels, memory and overall health. Even 10 to 15 minutes worth of time spent outdoors, whatever the weather is enough to deliver the daily requirement of vitamin D.

3. Boosted Immune System

It is well known that immune systems are boosted when they come into contact with everyday muck, bacteria, pests etc on a regular basis in the open air. This means fit, young bodies, that can deal with the normal things thrown at them like allergies.

If you have trouble enticing your little ones into playing outdoors take a look at SM Garden Sheds Children’s Play Equipment range. They have a high quality, robust selection of themed playhouses, climbing frames, swings, slides and see-saws for the gardens of homes or businesses. Most have solid roofs meaning tons of fun whatever the weather, in fact good luck getting the kids back in! Browse their extensive collection on the website or call SM Garden Sheds on 0845 601 6299 or 0161 494 1371

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7 Reasons you need Garden Shed Racking

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smgs-rackingYou would be surprised how many people have a garden storage shed, yet keep most of their tools, paint cans and plant food boxes lying around on the floor! This not only looks untidy, and limits space, but presents a tripping and fire hazard or allows things to get damaged. Smaller objects probably also have to share the space with lawn mowers, bicycles and other things Maybe the original intention was to fit shelves, but as with a lot of good intentions, there just hasn’t been time [or motivation]. If you recognise this situation, SM Garden Sheds can help, with a fast and practical solution.

There are many advantages to using racking systems, such as :-

  1. Optimised garden shed storage meaning more space to move around, and perform tasks like repair and maintenance using a work bench.
  2. Get rid of floor mess.
  3. Less chance of items being trodden on and damaged or broken.
  4. The contents of your metal, plastic or timber shed are to hand immediately rather than having to search through endless bags when needed for an emergency DIY job.
  5. Clever use of space means more available storage.
  6. Smart storage means you can easily categorise your items.
  7. Save time and money.

SM Garden Sheds have a variety of racking options for every need, in a choice of sizes, such as their popular and versatile Globel Heavy Duty Half Cupboard Storage Unit. A durable, modern design is teamed with powder coated galvanised steel and ease of assembly for the perfect shed storage solution. This 5 tier racking system has a load capacity of 200kg per shelf. The steel cabinet may be positioned at the top or bottom and has a master key lock. The Heavy Duty Globel Industrial Racking Unit also has a load capacity of 200kg per shelf or 1000kg total, and this 4 tier, boltless shelving is corrosion resistant and simple to assemble using a key locking action.

These racking systems mean that your beloved shed will transform into a smart and organised storage building rather than a dumping space.

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A Shed for Every Need

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purple signed 2Can you imagine anything nicer than spending time in the peace and quiet of the garden shed listening to the lazy sounds of insects buzzing and birds singing. Many people love their garden shed and the amount of uses seem to be endless. They are used as storage [of course] workshops and diy havens, a place to enjoy a hobby or pastime, somewhere to sit and relax or shelter if it starts to rain or even as a work space. Competitions such as ‘shed of the year’ have brought all kinds of weird ideas out of the woodwork [excuse the pun].

Sheds come in a range of sizes and specifications, and in a variety of materials like metal for robust security, plastic for functional versatility and good old timber for a traditional feel. High quality timber outdoor buildings are pretty resistant to weather and damage once treated and fitted with superior locks. They are a little more customisable too giving a wide selection of design and colour options. There are some extremely fun and wacky themes out there where sheds are involved from cutesy cottage to space ship lookalikes. It is the one part of the home that you can really push the boat out and let your imagination run riot.

There is so much choice in the world of sheds, with reliable metal sheds like Takubo, Lotus, Canberra, Duramax, Asgard and Biohort. Plastic buildings such as Lifetime and the Duramax UPVC range. Excellent timber sheds and storage come from Tiger and Shire in beautiful designs. These wooden buildings are available as potting or storage sheds, garages, bike stores, workshops, playhouses, gazebos, summerhouses and log cabins.

Lots of shed owners are just happy and contented to spend time in their garden areas at any time of the day or night, in fact some even sleep overnight in their garden shed. Fresh air and the smell of flowers to lull you to sleep wrapped up in your gorgeous Kylie Minogue bedding. Like camping but with more comfort and luxury….or is that taking it too far?

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A Mobile Friendly Website Redesign for Market Leading Shed Company

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Our associate business SM Garden Sheds has a brand spanking, newly redesigned website to show off their vast range of high quality sheds and garden buildings. There is not much they don’t know about the ins and outs of metal, plastic and timber sheds and they are always delighted to share this knowledge with others. The new website will ensure that those looking to purchase their dream shed, will be able to do so in the fastest time and with the least hassle. The attractive website created for SM Garden Sheds by Autus Web Design & Marketing features the latest in SEO strategies including Responsive Design software. This means that anybody can easily find, view and navigate the website on whichever device they are using including smartphones and tablets. Customers can read about all of the different types of garden storage and which is the ideal choice for them, while at home, in the office or on the move.

After the last major overhaul by search engine giant Google, an efficiently functioning, mobile friendly website is now crucial to the growth and development of any business in today’s market. This is supported by numerous reports and statistics which confirm the importance of SEO and particularly Responsive Design. All predictions about the mobile friendly revolution have been surpassed, which is not surprising when you consider that people are 5 times more likely to immediately leave a site which is not mobile friendly. It is also interesting to note that nearly half of all website visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages do not load within 3 seconds. These are worrying statistics for companies who have not yet embraced the concept of mobile friendly website design.

SM Garden Sheds are a forward thinking company and the new website reflects this. Along with high performance products and services, they also offer second to none after sales support, and are always happy to advise customers or help with any queries about their new shed. Call SM Garden Sheds on 0845 601 6299

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