De-Clutter your Space with Self Storage Solutions

Self Storage Units, Containers, Lockups, Workshops & Workspace Rental at Coastal Business Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne


nssIt is unbelievable how much ‘stuff’ we accumulate over the years, and how much of it we cannot bare to part with. If you were to stand in any given room in your home and look around you are likely to spot several items which can be described as clutter. We collect various things often purposefully, but sometimes unintentionally as the result of Christmas or birthday gifts. You may end up with two of something and decide to keep both the new version and the redundant one. Many of us stockpile possessions which we dont need, will never use and yet cant bring ourselves to throw. Perhaps these things have sentimental value, or we have heirlooms that we are intending to pass on to another member of the family eventually. People have exercise equipment, bicycles, furniture, machinery, electrical appliances, soft furnishings, rugs, DIY materials and any number of other unused bits and pieces with nowhere to put them.

This problem is not confined to the home, offices or business premises can suffer from the same issue. Studies show that lack of organisation and build up of non essentials in the work place can drastically affect efficiency and productivity. People are reluctant to throw away usable objects and may make the decision to sell them, but this can be a time consuming task and storage is a requirement while the process is completed.

If you are having a loft or garage conversion in the Newcastle Upon Tyne area, the space will have to be cleared before work can commence, and there could be difficulty finding somewhere to hold the contents. Its amazing how much can be hidden away in even the smallest room, and this fact becomes obvious once these effects are bagged up and looking for a temporary home!

The wise thing to do in most of the above situations is to rent a competitively priced self storage unit or container from our web promotion partners, JM Property Services. There are an impressive variety of sizes and specifications of containers, units and lock-ups to choose from at JM Property Services, who are based at locations in Killingworth, Blayden and now Coastal Business Park Newcastle. Dry, clean and secure storage is available to hire at very flexible terms at Coastal Business Park for customers in Forest Hall, Tynemouth, Benton, Wallsend, Whitley Bay and North Shields.

Call JM Property Services on 0191 406 6333

Secure Self Storage Containers for Domestic & Commercial in Forest Hall, Whitley Bay, Benton, Wallsend, Tynemouth and North Shields

High Quality Outdoor Storage Sheds & Units

SM Garden Sheds High Quality Outdoor Storage

Aside from undisputed value and quality, SM Garden Sheds pride themselves on variety of products which is evident by looking at the huge selection available from their online store.

SM Garden Sheds are dedicated to providing high quality outdoor storage options from every end of the scale, whether this be a simple yet secure outdoor storage box, to full scale plastic and metal garages units.

Quality Storage Options

Every product available from SM Garden Sheds has past regulations and in house quality tests before coming into the market and come with long lasting guarantees that project and confirm the quality of the products.

Meeting each customer’s individual requirements has always been on SM Gardens Sheds agenda and they have been able to do this by focusing their research and attention around three major product ranges. High quality metal, timber and plastic outdoor storage options.

Quality Tested

It is only through vast experience in these areas that they can combine the highest quality with the best value and provide the outstanding products that are available at SM Garden Sheds.

Metal Storage Sheds

For instance it is through this experience in the sector that they know the small changes that give the products they offer the advantage. For instance, through experience with metal buildings they know that metal sheds should only be manufactured from hot dipped galvanised steel. This is now a mandatory element of SM Garden Sheds metal products, one advantage being less chance of condensation due to features like ventilated gables.

This quality and attention to detail runs straight through the company, top to bottom. From cushion boxes and outdoor storage units to high grade metal workshops and garages the quality is superb.

Huge Variety Of Sheds

All of this quality comes hand in hand with variety. The sheer number and scale of sizes available at SM Garden Sheds is impressive. Starting at 5’x3’ and stretching to 12’x38 keeping the customer and their needs in mind. When browsing through the SM Garden Sheds site you will notice that there are different price ranges available for every type of storage option and there’s also the ‘best sellers’ section on each of these to help you save time when navigating the online store.

High Quality Metal, Plastic and Wooden Storage Sheds and Units

High Quality, Maintenance Free Metal & Plastic Sheds

Metal & Plastic Sheds & Outdoor Garden Storage Buildings, High Tensile Steel, Low Maintenance Sheds



Once again in the UK, we have had what we can call ‘a summer’! Lots of warm sunshine has meant more time in the garden, either relaxing or pottering about. Gardening is one of the most cathartic activities there is, allowing us to de-stress and enjoy time at home. There are of course occasions when our garden itself can cause a small amount of stress, for instance when the roses are not blooming well, there are an abundance of garden pests or the lawnmower is on the blink. Another major cause of disappointment in the garden is when you notice an increasing amount of rot, rust or corrosion on your new shed.

Timber sheds in particular are subject to deterioration if not regularly maintained properly, and many people who favour their traditional reputation soon tire of the time and effort involved in their upkeep.

Metal and plastic sheds are extremely popular, and address most of the problems associated with timber sheds. Although it pays to ensure that you choose good quality, high performance products by renowned manufacturers. SM Garden Sheds, supply a comprehensive range of superior quality outdoor buildings in every specification you could possibly want. They are dedicated to staying aware of any changes or developments within the shed industry. Another priority is to constantly monitor their existing range, in order to make certain that standards remain high. SM Garden Sheds will settle for nothing less than robust, long lasting outdoor storage solutions such as Lifetime, Lotus, Canberra, Biohort, Easy Kit and Asgard for ultimate customer satisfaction.

Steel storage buildings are well known for presenting a more secure solution. Metal garden sheds and outdoor storage buildings from SM Garden Sheds are constructed from sturdy hot dipped galvanised steel, and feature toughened doors, ventilated gables, reinforced hinges, extension kits and superb locking systems. Both heavy duty plastic or metal sheds and light clad storage buildings are designed to deliver exceptional quality and advanced functionality.

Call SM Garden Sheds on 0845 601 6299.


High Performance Metal Sheds & Garden Storage Buildings, Ventilated Gables, Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel Construction

Dust & Fume Extraction for Safe, Breathable Air in the Workplace


Specialists in Dust & Fume Extraction & Control Systems, Design, Manufacture, Installation & Servicing, Collection & Recirculation. Wide Range of Filters, Cartridges & Gauges



A high priority for any employer is to ensure the health and safety of their workforce, a fact which is particularly crucial where there may be contaminants, pollutants or allergens in the environment. The issue of indoor air quality [IAQ] needs to be actively addressed by implementing appropriate filter technology, not only because it is a legal requirement, but because poor air quality can affect the health, comfort and productivity within the workplace. If employees are breathing in possibly harmful dust or fumes regularly, they could experience a range of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, sinus problems, dizziness and eye nose and throat irritation. Some people can develop dust allergies inducing sneezing, sore eyes, swelling of the airways and attacks similar to asthma. According to reports, colds and other communicable diseases are spread more swiftly where there is reduced air quality. All of these health issues could of course be due to other factors outside the workplace, but if these symptoms are noticed among over 10% of the building occupants, an investigation into air quality is recommended.

Our web promotion partners Newgate Air Systems, are experts in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of dust and fume extraction units. They have a world of experience with all aspects of air filtration and ventilation and are backed and supported by some of the most reputable names in filtration manufacturing. Filters are an essential aspect in the smooth running of any filtration system, and Newgate Air Systems are a one stop filtration shop. They provide COSHH LEV testing, and stock a comprehensive range of superior cartridges, filter bags, panel filters, cages, inserts, control panels and gauges. Customers report significant improvements once new, high quality filters are in place.

Newgate Air Systems, offer investigation by skilled consultants, and can provide a tailored fume and dust control and extraction solution specific to the needs of each client, and at very competitive prices. They bring their expertise to a variety of settings including industrial sites, laboratories, motor vehicle workshops, fabrication specialists, computer rooms and casting plants. You can book your FREE of charge site survey and once completed, they will prepare recommendations and a quote based on that survey.

Newgate Air Systems are proud to bring a range of air quality consultancy services to your business, including COSHH LEV testing. Call them on 0191 262 3015.


Filtration & Ventilation for Industrial Sites, Fabrication Specialists, Commercial Premises, Electronics & Computer Rooms, Laboratories, Casting Plants & Motor Vehicle Workshops


Condensation in Metal Sheds

Metal Garden Storage Sheds, Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel, Garden Buildings, Metal Garages, Metal Workshops


msol imageMetal Garden Sheds are an incredibly popular alternative to traditional timber sheds and outdoor buildings, they are more weather resistant, secure, fire retardant and virtually maintenance free. Although metal sheds suffer from very few of the labour intensive problems associated with other types of shed, they can sometimes be affected by the condition of their surroundings. In a word ‘condensation’! Reputable metal shed manufacturers have come up with a selection of designs which avoid the problem of condensation pretty effectively.

A high quality metal shed will incorporate design features like ventilation, which should avoid the issue of condensation, however occasionally dampness can be caused by external sources. If there is any moisture in the foundations, the warmer air inside the shed will rise and settle on the cold metal panels. The damp will then condense and drip down, creating a cycle, and once this process is established it is not terribly easy to halt, making prevention rather than cure, a better idea. If you have yet to create the foundation for your metal shed, there are few rules to ensure that condensation never raises its ugly head.

Make your base whether concrete or slab, a few inches larger than the base rail of the shed,


  • Place a damp-proof membrane into the foundations at least two inches higher than ground level.
  • Ensure that the newly laid foundations of your shed are allowed to cure for around 3-7 days, or longer if conditions are damp. This will avoid creating possible water related problems caused by insufficiently dried concrete.
  • When ready, bolt down your shed to the base and apply a silicone or mastic sealant to the inside shed base rails. By applying this to the inside you will facilitate trouble free drainage, while preventing water seepage into the shed.

msol imageIf you have already constructed your metal shed and base and are currently faced with the problem of condensation, there are still ways of tackling this.

  • Remove your shed from its base and place a timber floor which is a few inches larger than the shed base measurements on raised bearers.
  • Secure the shed to the wooden floor using wood screws, and mastic seal the inside base rails of the shed.
  • Ensure regularly that water cannot stop ventilation by collecting underneath the floor.


  • Wait for a nice warm day, and begin by wiping down the underside of the roof panels with methylated spirits.
  • When dry attach polystyrene tiles to the underside with spray glue which is designed to bond polystyrene to metal and is impervious to heat and cold.
  • This insulation cannot eradicate moisture within your shed, however condensation should no longer be an issue.

A quality metal shed from our web promotion partners Metal Sheds Online, will provide many years of performance for outdoor storage of lawn mowers, garden furniture, electric tools, DIY materials, bicycles and sports equipment. They can be contacted on 0845 601 6299

Bike Storage, Log Storage, Cushion Storage, Garden Storage Boxes, Compost Bins, Swing Seats, Garden Seats. Timber Arbours, Carports, Arches & Gazebos, Accessories

Lotus Metal Sheds – Revolutionary Design at a Low, Low Cost

The brand new range of Lotus metal garden sheds represents a great step forward in the design and manufacture of light clad metal garden sheds.

Lotus sheds were two years in development with the brief to create a light clad metal shed, made from fewer components, that was easy to assemble and yet as sturdy as any other shed available on the market. Metal sheds have been increasingly in popularity over the years as people realise their many advantages.

With wall and roof panels manufactured from 0.3mm rolled steel, heavy duty steel base and frame rails, and a completely new sliding door mechanism, the Lotus range lives up to every expectation. All steel components have been hot-dip galvanised for a rust-proof finish and Lotus metal sheds come with a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee.

The new range of sheds was inspired by online retailers SM Garden Sheds and wholesale specialist Shed Baron. The Lotus range fulfils the need for low cost metal sheds that are sturdy, versatile, easy to construct and will stand the test of time.

Lotus sheds are currently available in three standard sizes – 6 x 5, 8 x 6, 10 x 8 – with more designs expected soon.

As well as using far few components than other metal sheds, a lot of work has gone into the assembly instructions for Lotus sheds. Easy to follow pictorial guides with clear instructions are supported by an accompanying video that is available on request.

Lotus metal sheds represent another new line in the  extensive Shed Baron catalogue of metal sheds, timber sheds and low maintenance plastic sheds.

Lotus Metal Sheds – Revolutionary Design at a Low, Low Cost

Versatile Range of Quality Outdoor Storage Buildings

Metal & Plastic Larger Garden Storage Sheds, Low Maintenance Garages & Workshops

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A sunny day is a bit of a cure all for many in the UK, leading people to worry less about daily issues and stresses, and this relaxed frame of mind encourages thoughts of being outside in the pleasant weather. The UK has one of the most developed and sophisticated retail markets in the world, and the British public are generally a discerning lot! In the area of garden storage buildings for instance, people seem to be pretty good at defining acceptable value to price ratios. They realise that there are varying quality levels and that prices reflect this, especially with maintenance free metal or plastic sheds.

Metal or plastic garden storage sheds which are very inexpensive, are more often than not manufactured from inferior materials with inadequate specifications and minimal guarantees. They will usually be less robust than more superior outdoor storage, and need to be replaced much sooner. It is the job of a reputable outdoor storage supplier to provide a comfortable balance between solely low price based sheds and high calibre but outrageously expensive ones.

Our associate Company SM Garden Sheds, are specialists in the retail side of garden storage, and have an enviable reputation for sourcing quality garden storage solutions at extremely competitive prices. According to customers of SM Garden Sheds, they tick all the boxes in the supply of outdoor buildings, including bringing an uncompromising variety of styles, and specifications. It has been noted that larger garden buildings in metal and plastic have risen dramatically in popularity as they provide a multifunctional, attractive and maintenance free dynamic.We have seen excellent new names emerging onto the shed market which are as high performing as they are attractive, such as the Takubo Prestige range of steel sheds.

Top of the range PVC products from LIFETIME include an 11 foot fronted building, with a steel reinforced framework. The strong, double skinned construction means a product that will go the distance. Excellent quality large storage sheds are also available from manufacturers such as Duramax, Canberra and Biohort. Some can even be extended further with one or more extension kits.

SM garden Sheds are always delighted to give customers the benefit of their extensive knowledge about outdoor garden storage. Give them a call on 0845 601 6299.

Steel Reinforced PVC Garden Sheds, Robust Long Lasting Quality Outdoor Buildings with Manufacturers Guarantee

50 Shades of Rust – How to choose the best metal garden shed

A new article on the SM Garden Shed website offers useful advice to anyone who is considering buying a metal garden shed.

lotHigh quality metal garden sheds have many advantages over traditional wooden garden sheds. They are secure storage products and offer integrated security  features including drill resistant locks and multi-point locking systems. They are commonly used by schools, colleges and sports clubs for safely storing expensive equipment and metal storage units are often specified for use on holiday parks due to fire and safety considerations.

But not all metal garden sheds are made the same way – and not all metal sheds will stand up to the damp British climate.

Part of the problem is the quality of metal used in their manufacture. Cheaper brands will use metal so thin it can be cut with a knife. Another problem lies with the galvanisation process. Galvanisation protects metal from rust but for sheds, some methods work better than others.

The two most common forms of rustproofing are through hot dipped galvanisation and by electroplating. Hot dipped galvanisation involves dipping metal components in a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 460C. It gives a thick, durable coat with a matt finish. Electroplating is the immersion of a metal component into an electrolyte solution containing metal salts and applying an electric current to build a thin layer of the protective zinc coating. Electroplated coatings tend to be brightly reflective.

The real difference, however, is in how the two methods cope with protecting the steel underneath. Hot-dipped galvanised steel will withstand the worst of the British weather for years and years. By contrast, the electroplated coat will soon erode, leading to the inevitable corrosion of the steel underneath.

SM Garden Sheds only sell metal garden sheds that are manufactured from high quality steel that has been hot dip galvanised for a guaranteed rust proof finish. All of the products available at SM Garden Sheds represent great value for money and excellent quality whether plastic, metal or timber.

For more information, see the article – 50 Shades of Rust – on the Product Focus pages of

50 Shades of Rust – How to choose the best metal garden shed

Larger Garden Sheds, Garages & Workshops for Maximum Storage

Larger Plastic Outdoor Storage Buildings, Steel Framed UPVC Garden Sheds, Garages & Workshops

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The popularity of UPVC sheds is accelerating steadily and plastic garden storage is replacing its timber equivalent. This is due to a number of factors including the versatility of plastic sheds, which are virtually maintenance free, and are ideal in holiday locations like caravan sites and other leisure applications. These reinforced UPVC buildings are impervious to salt sea air, making them perfect for use around the coast.


The successful launch of the LIFETIME range of plastic sheds by SM Garden Sheds, has excited customer interest in this highly functional material. Increased demand for more variety within plastic outdoor storage has prompted the release of four new models in the DURAMAX Woodside range, and KETER vinyl sheds are being continually upgraded and modified, providing a good intermediate quality solution.


Frequent customer requests for larger plastic garden storage have encouraged research and development into strength, stability, durability and rigidity. LIFETIME have recently introduced an 11 FEET FRONTED BUILDING, capable of substantial storage, which will soon be followed by a folding garage door. These top performance buildings incorporate multi-shelf accessories, windows, skylights, tool holders and specially designed non-slip floors. This double skinned model has many attractive features including utilisation of the apex roof space for an additional storage space. Precise attention to detail makes this building extremely practical from its damp proof vents to top and bottom hung doors, with spring loaded closing device for a sleek and accurate look.


The DURAMAX steel framed Vinyl garage has moulded UPVC cladding and a 2.40 metre wide door aperture for ease of use as a garage. A foundation kit allows the building when fully erected, to be secured to the ground using either a timber floor covering or a concrete filling. With a minimum size of 10 x 16 and up to 10 x 23, the storage building is available in a number of different configurations and can be extended. Options like windows and courtesy doors are a matter of customer preference and choice.


SM Garden Sheds are committed to sourcing high quality products at competitive prices, and they apply the same philosophy to all of their products whether it’s plastic, metal or wooden sheds. This dedication is shown by fact finding trips to factories abroad and points of manufacture. Only by observing the manufacturing process is an insight into the properties of each product gained. This helps when recommending outdoor storage to customers and explaining any unique features.

For an affordable, attractive and functional outdoor storage solution, with FREE delivery to most of mainland UK, browse the SM garden Sheds website, or call them on 0845 601 6299.

Extra Garden Storage Space from LIFETIME, DURAMAX & KETER, Steel reinforced UPVC Garden Sheds, garages & Workshops

For Luxury with a Celebrity Feel choose Kylie Minogue Bedding from Angelina’s Curtains & Bedding

Kylie Minogue Bedding, Exquisite Bedding & Home Couture from Kylie Minogue in Velvet, Satin, Ruffles & Pleats with Pearls & Diamante


Award winning pop princess Kylie Minogue has dipped her petite toe into many pools, and has found success as an actress, singer/songwriter, author, dancer, fashion designer, perfume producer and designer of soft furnishings. She has delighted fans as the sweet girl next door, fun showgirl and sultry seductress, reflecting her chameleon like nature.

She recently added to her list of achievements when she joined the panel of judges on TV singing competition The Voice, leaving show producers ecstatic about a 2 million increase in viewers. This means the show has rivalled X-Factor viewing figures. Fans will be excited further when her latest single ‘Into The Blue’ comes out this month, this will be followed later this month by her new album ‘Kiss Me Once’. Kylie’s upcoming world tour beginning in May will demonstrate yet another of her talents, that of creative director.

You can reproduce Kylie’s magic with a range of breathtaking bedding and home accessories at Angelina’s Curtains and Bedding, one of the leading stockists of Kylie Minogue bedding. This popular collection of sumptuous luxury includes the Leopard Silver and Leopard Ivory bedding sets. Sparkling animal print on beautiful kitten grey or delicate gold satin describes this bed linen, which is complimented by glamorous runners and a dazzling array of cushions. The Theon selection brings a richly dark extravagance, with abstract animal print in black flock on soft grey, draped in the tactile Zorina faux fur throw. Allow your wild side to develop further with the superb Sika collection of animal print bedding Chocolate and caramel tones will provide a beautiful boudoir, along with faux fur throws and cushions embellished with diamante, pearls and sequins.

Sophistication and elegance are brought by the Kylie Minogue Stella bedding range, as devore panels of paisley pattern lie on shimmering truffle satin or the dreamy Ribble bedding collection with its graceful pleats in amethyst satin. New enticing designs are continually being added to this rang, and recent arrivals include fabulous collections like the Adira, Karissa, Isla, Lucette Oyster and Lucette Praline.

To enquire about all that Angelina’s Curtains and Bedding have to offer call 01485 571147


Kylie Minogue Bedding, New Lines in Quality Bed Linen from Kylie Minogue, Adira, Karissa, Isla, Lucette Oyster and Lucette Praline.


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