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Garden Shed Buying Guide

Garden Shed Buying Guide


Garden Shed Buying Guide

Garden Shed Buying Guide

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Large garden storage solutions can help to reduce household and garage clutter freeing up much-needed space and are an obvious way of storing garden maintenance equipment, but which style and type is right for you and what do Pent and Apex mean?

Garden Buildings Direct’s extensive range of Wooden Garden Sheds has products that will accomplish most common garden storage requirements and this This garden shed buying guide sets out to decipher the terminology used to describe such products and to help you work out which is the right Garden Buildings Direct Wooden Shed for your individual needs.


An apex shed is probably the type most commonly thought of when thinking about a garden shed. It has a pitched or inverted ‘V’ shaped roof creating ridge height and access is normally granted through a single or double door positioned on the front gable. Windows are located, except on the Value Range, down one of the side panels.

Garden Buildings Direct has Apex Sheds ranging in size from 6’ x 4’ up to 10’ x 8’. Apex roof sheds also come with premium mineral roof felt as standard to offer extra protection.


A Pent Shed changes the orientation and positioning of the garden shed when compared to the apex shed. Instead of a pitched symmetrical roof, the pent shed has a sloping roof with the highest point being situated at the front of the building and reducing in height at the back. Access is granted from the front of the building as opposed to the gable ends of the apex shed. Windows are located on the same front panel as the door.

Garden Building Direct has Pent Sheds ranging in size from 8’ x 6’ up to 10’ x 6’. Our pent roof sheds also come with mineral roof felt as standard too.


When you require a larger sized Apex shed for a more productive environment or if you just need more storage space then Garden Buildings Direct’s range of workshops offers you a set of buildings that fit these needs.

Built in modular form, connecting multiple floor, side and roof panels Garden Buildings Direct’s Workshops can be built with up to 200 square feet of floor space.

Garden Building Direct offers best value sheds Workshops ranging in size from 10’ x 10‘ up to 10’ x 20’.


Given that Garden Building Direct has some of the lowest prices for garden buildings on the internet it may surprise you to find that we have designed a range of buildings that have an even more amazing low price in our Budget Range. By way of a bit of Garden Buildings Direct magic, selected materials and construction know-how you can now have the best storage shed</a>, an apex shed that beats the market in quality and price.

Garden Building Direct has Value Apex Sheds in size from 4’ x 6‘ up to 12’ x 6’.


Why do all wooden sheds have to look the same and be the same shed size? At Garden Buildings Direct we believe they don’t have to and that’s why we have buildings that have a more creative design to them. They have all the same quality and performance attributes as other sheds do, but they will help to give your garden a more individual look.

Some of Garden Building Direct‘s more stylised offering are named: BillyOh Country ‘Stable’ Shed, BillyOh Big Barn and BillyOh Country ‘Plant House’ Potting Shed.

apex-shedImage taken from the BillyOh Lincoln Tongue & Groove

garden-shed-buying-guide/pent-shedImage take from the BillyOh Lincoln Tongue & Groove Pent

garden-shed-buying-guide/workshopImage take from the BillyOh 10’x10′ Lincoln Workshop

economy-shedImage take from the BillyOh Tongue & Groove Value Store Shed

contemporary-shedImage take from the BillyOh Country ‘Plant House’ potting shed


And if you’re a supplier, you can even check out our bulk buy deals on sheds.

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