Whether you need a workshop for small DIY jobs or fancy creating a home business from your garden, how you plan on using your workshop will reflect which is the right one for you.
1. DIY Workshops
A large workshop is excellent if you need a space to manoeuvre large items or plan on adding plenty of DIY equipment into the building. Double doors are essential too for easy accessibility.
If you’re looking for a large, high-grade building where you can use it as your workshop or as traditional garden storage, the BillyOh Expert Reverse Apex Workshop is all that you need!
Available in a range of large sizes, the reverse apex design also features double doors, making it great space to work and store for long or bulky items. The building offers maximum space inside and the durable Tongue & Groove build guarantees a reliable and strong structure.
3. Heavy-Duty Workshops
What kind of locking system does your workshop need? Will you need to add a padlock? If valuable items will be stored inside the workshop, security is a factor you should consider when purchasing a workshop.
You can add a padlock or latch with a key for extra protection. A siren can also be perfect if your shed is near your home or a movement sensor security that you can attach outside of your shed will do—this way, you’d know if an intruder is trying to break in.
2. Windowed or Windowless
Workshops with windows offer light into the building and a comfortable environment to work in. However, for maximum security, you may prefer to have a windowless garden workshop.
Here at Garden Buildings Direct, we provide both windowed and windowless options. The windowless options provide you with maximum privacy, both for when you’re working and storing items inside. The windowed option, on the other hand, offers natural sunlight to the building, a benefit for if you are working inside.
Will you be moving large objects in and out? Double doors make accessing the unit as easy as possible, and this is featured workshops generally. Double-braced doors add strength to a workshop.
You can consider your shed’s access options with these two types of shed door:
- Single door – if you’re storing small items, you may opt for this one.
- Double door -if you have a hefty item to store, double doors can be your best bet.
Purchasing Workshop: Choosing a Floor and Roof
19mm T&G floors are great for heavy-duty use. In terms of roofing, you should consider an 11mm T&G roof with trusses or a 19mm T&G roof. These are both suitable for the job. For ultimate roof protection, consider shingles, offering the look for a tiled roof and great cover.
2. Standard Use
Durelis solid sheet floors and roofs are well equipped for standard domestic use. It’s recommended to have roof cover on a workshop, mineral felt, or sand felt will protect it from the worst of the weather.
3. Budget Options
OSB flooring is a budget option that is suitable for lightweight use only. If you are using the workshop regularly, consider investing in a thicker roofing option such as the durelis solid sheet.
Note: When looking for a wooden shed, there are two available flooring options you can choose from:
- Oriented Strand Board (OSB) – this type of flooring is an engineered wood flooring made from compressed layers of wood strands stuck together.
- Tongue and Groove Flooring – if you’re looking for a stronger flooring, opt for this one as they are made from separate, wooden boards designed to interlock. This is also ideal for storing bulky items.