The Evesham Shed, a real favorite.
With its eye catching looks the Evesham is a versatile garden building. Purchasers of this product had in mind turning it into a workshop, were others have just needed it form gardening equipment and the extra space that is available for generally pottering about. With the double access it is easy to get a work bench inside for any other projects you might have in mind.
A warm weather favorite having all the purposes of a large garden shed but with added glamour to the appearance. Has a great Cabin look with large crossed windows accompanied wirh window boxes sets this aside from many others which is the reason for its popularity. Over hanging roof with good access provided by the double doors make the Ranch desirable. At 6’ 1” at the lowest point which is the side panels it is a large building and oggers great internal space, a real shed to consider.
The Pine Muse
A spectacular wooden garden summerhouse generates a lot of interest and is taller than our other summer houses giving more than adequate head room inside clearing over 6’3” at the eaves makes it so popular . With Georgian style windows and matching doors, plus the additional veranda. Relatively new edition this year. Customers who have bought the Pine Muse have said it is much bigger than they thought but it is nice and strong.
Aston Sheds Zone Top 8
Best Selling Sheds 2018
These are the most popular wooden garden buildings of this year. From wooden workshops to a more standard garden tool sheds they have been then stand out products that customers have chosen above all other shed designs we have on offer. Customers remarking on how good they look in there garden and did not expect they was "so big" .
If you are not aware already by reading the items specification, they are built with quality robust materials.
Down to being experimentative with different materials in the past, we are now using, "through trial and error" smooth face hardwood ply board on the floor and roof.
The reason for this there is very little if any at all movement in damp conditions which can create havok to shed felt which has to move with it when it begins to swell. This causes the clout nails that is tacked into the felt to lift resulting in leaks.
In some cases when the timber planks are used on the floor, that are originally very dry holding no moisture, condensation combined with the damp has started to swell and increase in lenght by 2" on the large sheds.
As the whole building wraps around the floor with over hanging bottom boards and the interior framing sits and is screwed to the floor,
with swelling has the floor start to put pressure on the screw fasters that hold the shed together causing them to break. After testing the ply that i have mentioned replacing the planks with the new plywood boards was a simple decison.
They are in comparison more expensive , but with a much better quality and look we have been able to keep the cost of our shed prices more than reasonable.
At standard sizes starting at the eaves that measure 5’7” rising to the apex at 6’9” interior dimensions, is still fas a very functional height with good access provided with double door entrance. Popular with people looking for a garden tool storage facility or even those who are looking to house a mobility scooter, Plenty of light provide with triple windows and a very handsome look made this shed enter our top 8 sellers.
What can i say, i have wrote a blog post on this shed as i felt that people would love it, and the Supremo did not disappoint me. This large wooden garden shed must have the X factor as i has created more interest than them all to date. Admitting has been around than some of the other buildings, but people are regular in there inquiries. Built out of strong materials, having double doors and four windows offers enough size to be kitted out into a workshop. Above all factors as you can see it looks fantastic and this is why its top of the list.
Showing some images of interiors and exteriors of some of the wooden garden sheds we have for sale.
The Coventry Shed, gardeners choice
With a central entry, storing gardening essentials, which seems to vastly increase with time items can be placed all around the inside space and still be accessible, without out having to move things out of the way to get to the things you are looking for. A clean and simple design but looking great probably making this building as popular as it is with garden enthusiasts.
The Tamworth Shed
This reverse apex model has undoubted eye catching looks. Kitted with central double doors in between double windows has been a big hit to the general public looking for a reasonably large shed. With the lower side panels measuring 6’1” this is no small building often suprizing customers of its size when assembled. As all our buildings, it is very sturdy and an anual maintence check over there is no reason why it wont last for years to come.
As you see through our website, we produce very large sheds and the same robust materials are used on the much smaller buildings. This creates a very strong unit especially compared to the larger D I Y chains were the materials are much thinner in some cases. The common design is very popular and nearly everyone has seen a shed like this in a garden. After checking out several suppliers of garden buildings in comparison the Blakes is taller even at our standard height range. This is what make our version very popular.
Maintenance of shed felt.
We do not guarantee shed felt,
but we do recommend this is added into your maintenance plan for you garden building.. After any bad weather like torrential persistent rain, snow ice and strong winds.
The roof generally in back garden sheds is made from the same materials as the floor. The factors to consider is the span of the building that is increased with width size. On a large span, supporting framework is key before any boarding is thought about. In large apex sheds the use of wooden trusses will add extra support to the roof. Thicker joists need to be put in place running the width in several places if necessary on a Pent roof to prevent any bowing in the roof.
Wooden planks that are used are strong, ,but can add significant weight to the supporting framework , which if is not robust enough will bow. As mentioned previously, rough sawn timber planks expand and shrink, all be it are relatively cheap to purchase. Care must be taken securing felt with clout nails that the do not go in between the planks as it will result in leaking. Due to the movement of this material in dank conditions, when the timber expands can tighten the felt attached on the top pulling on the clout nails and will lift them up a fraction were water can seep through. Protective solvent base treatment is essential to help prevent this problem.
Tongue and groove is another option,more expensive than wooden planks that does not have any gaps appearing as the interlocking of the tongue fits in the groove. Felt can be applied without fear of nailing it on between boards. This machined timber does not move as much as rough sawn planks and is more than adequate at 12 mm thick for a roof that will be covered over with shed felt.
Ply board is more expensive especially if you end up with large cut offs left from boarding out the roof. Great for a roof being felted as there is fractional swelling and shrinking. Quite light in weight and less stress on supporting framework.
The Reasons Why
In high wind, gust can sometimes get uder the felt seems and lift the tacks. They only need to be raised a fraction and water will seep inside eventually causing bot and mold growth on the inside of your wooden shed. Once seeping water is first noticed, the first thing to check is the clout nails that are attaching the roof covering along the seems by hammering each tack carefully to make sure they are fully nailed in. If there are areas that have completely torn off then a total re-felt is required..
Snow and ice, as this sits on top of the building and small amounts might get under the seems, this can then freeze and force some tacks to lift causing leeks. The same method of checking the tacks by hamming is the first thing you should do when the snow and ice has cleared.
Heavy rains, this dank conditions causes the timber to swell and starts to stretch the felt especially if the roof is made of wooden planks as this material swells the most if no preservative has been applied prior.
If this is a problem and leeks keep happening the felt needs to be removed and allow the boards to dry. Apply all over the entire roof a quality wood preserver that is spirit based, allow to dry and re-felt. Alternatively if there are expensive goods inside we recommend a specialist tradesman applying a a toch on asphalt were the seems are welded together by melting giving a completely sealed area.This is a deffinate approach on large sheds that are likely to house expensive tools and electrical goods.