Best Garden Sheds UK
Updated: November 2020
For large gardens, having a durable outdoor shed is a nice convenience.
The best outdoor garden sheds are designed with steel-reinforced frames, made to withstand any weather.
summer heat, snow storms, high winds and heavy equipment
To help you find the right shed for your home or garden, here’s our list of the best storage shed models.
We based our picks on price, size options, durability, and buyer reviews.
Prices range, £199 – £1399.
- Suncast BMS2500 Shed
- Keter Manor Garden Storage Shed
- Keter Fusion Shed Review
- Keter Factor Garden Sheds
- Keter Oakland Outdoor Shed
- Lifetime Large Garden Shed
- Keter Store-it-Out Max
- Lifetime Large Storage Shed
The Best Outdoor Storage Sheds UK
#1.) Suncast BMS2500 Shed
The Suncast BMS2500 model is the best storage shed for homeowners.
It’s 100% weatherproof and its compact size fits nicely on a deck, patio, or side of a house – unobtrusive, and not an eye-sore!
Storage: 32 cubic ft.
Inside it’s fully customizable with shelves and separators.
Made of heavy duty plastic, the Suncast BMS2500 storage shed won’t dent, leak, and protects items from moisture. Absolute durability means it’s ready for any type of weather condition:
- Rain storms
- Heavy snow
- Sun exposure
- High humidity
- Won’t rust or mold
Personally I think it’s great for storing pool equipment or landscaping tools. Even use it to protect garbage bins from animals!
Easy to install too – buyers say it takes 5-10 mins!
Suncast shed has an affordable price w/ lots of positive buyer reviews!
The Keter Manor is the best selling garden shed in the UK.
Super versatile it offers enough space for bikes, equipment, and outdoor grills.
Made for durability, it’s an all year-round shed that’s built with weather-resistant materials – it won’t rot, decay, or fade.
Double wall structure allows the Keter Manor to withstand strong winds. And in the summer, built-in ventilation offers dry storage (your tools won’t decay either!).
Buyers also love the beautiful, double door design.
Affordable price and lots of positive buyer reviews!
The Keter Fusion Shed is a beautiful shed that can withstand the elements year-round.
It is built with recycled wood and durable, plastic resin – it won’t decay or corrode.
Type: Wood and resin
The roof is made of reinforced steel making it perfect for winter, especially heavy snow. The heavy-duty walls also help fortify it for harsh winds.
For summer it includes inside ventilation to reduce mold or mildew.
Inside is customizable and comes w/ hooks + shelving units.
Downside is the price – it’s expensive.
Lots of happy buyer reviews online!
The Keter Factor is an affordable shed w/ sizable interior.
It comes in four sizes – 8×6 ft. shed appears to be the most popular.
Type: Resin shed
Inside capacity of 285 cu. ft. + 2 large shelves is perfect for seasonal storage:
Keter Factor is weatherproof — built w/ specialized resin plastic + steel reinforced walls/roof. (won’t peel, crack or dent from weather)
Includes inside ventilation and wide double-doors that can be locked.
Buyers love Keter Factor’s high ceiling + affordable price.
With the Keter Oakland you can have a beautiful looking shed and save room in your home/garage.
Buyers say the Keter Oakland is perfect for winter weather — the roof can withstand 200+ pounds of snow (100+ kgs) and is made of steel-reinforced tile.
Type: Heavy Duty Shed
Biggest feature is that the shed is super easy to assemble.
It’s composed of DuoTech parts that are very easy to put together. You just click the parts one next to the other like you would with Legos and you’re good to go!
Reinforced resin walls and 3.2″ thick roofing help it sustain the elements all year-round.
You’ll also notice the strong flooring for lawn mowers or ATVs.
Good reviews, but expensive price.
The Rubbermaid Roughneck shed features double-wall construction and impact-resistant floor.
Perfect for extreme types of weather, it is designed with a plastic resin that is weatherproof which will not rust or grow mold.
Shed Type: Weatherproof resin
One buyer said it was able to withstand 60+ mph winds and a variety of precipitation, from hail to heavy rain.
Designed with an impact-resistant floor, I think it is the best storage shed for storing heavy-duty items:
lawn mowers, pressure washers, wood chippers, bikes, trailers
Inside are two windows, rear vent (for air circulation), and multiple hooks and racks.
Rubbermaid outdoor shed also features lockable doors for added security.
It comes in six sizes and two colors, all with lots of positive reviews.
The Keter Midi is a smaller, affordable storage unit.
Dimensions measure 57 x 32 x 49 inches w/ storage capacity of 39 cubic feet.
Capacity: 200 Litres
It’s perfect for outdoor decks or in the garden area. Its size is ideal for pool equipment, gardening tools, or garbage bins.
Keter Midi shed walls are made of polypropylene resin plastic w/ steel reinforcement making it very durable!
Personally I think it’s great as for pool-side storage or seasonal equipment storage.
Very affordable mini shed.
With the attractive design, you can place this storage shed anywhere in your yard and it will fit right in with the surrounding.
Main focus of this storage shed is providing max safety — it comes w/ lockable steel door and exterior is UV protected (which guards against extreme heats)
Type: Heavy Duty Shed
High-pitched roof helps ensure quick drainage during long rainy and snowy seasons.
Also an inside vent at the top will ensure a steady air flow that will prevent odors or moisture from forming.
Includes two windows for natural light and flexible shelving.
Very good buyer reviews online.
The Lifetime large storage shed is most popular XL sheds online.
It’s made of High-Density Polyethylene and steel wall support frame making it strong enough for harsh weather.
My favorite thing about it is the beautiful exterior design — it looks like a small cottage in your yard (opposed to a metal shack).
Buyers love that it goes with any backyard decor.
It comes with external windows to provide enough light for plants or shrubs (if you’re housing them from a storm).
For security the Lifetime 15×8 shed includes a safety lock.
Inside you’ll get the following.
2 screen vents, 2 large shelves, 4 corner shelves, 2 decorative shutters, 6 small skylights, high pitch roof (for fast drainage)
Perfect for homes with large yards and limited garage space.
Excellent option for seasonal storage: mowers, bikes, gardening tools or landscaping machinery.
Downside — it is expensive.
** I will add #10 best garden sheds soon!
Types of Garden Sheds UK
The majority of outdoor plastic sheds are designed with weather-resistant resin plastic. As a specialized plastic the garden sheds are able to withstand summer sunlight, heavy rain, and winter snow.
Overlap construction is good value. Overlap sheds feature sawn timber boards which are securely attached and placed to overlap the board underneath. Overlap cladding can be strong and sturdy, and the overlap panel design ensures the rainwater runs off and does not leak into the garden shed.
If looking to buy a wooden shed ensure that the shed panels have been pre-treated with a preservative, as this will also help to protect against wood rot and fungal decay. It is also worth checking to ensure that the manufacturer provides an anti-rot guarantee. These are usually for 10 or 15 years.
If you are looking for a space to store garden tools and furniture in either the garden or allotment, then an overlap panel shed is a good option and great value for money.
Tongue and Groove Sheds
Specifically in the UK, wood garden sheds include panels built with either an overlap or tongue and groove construction.
Tongue and groove construction is where the wood boards interlock rather than overlap. Usually the boarding is made up of planed wood rather than rough sawn timber. This type of construction creates a strong panel, and although it is generally more expensive than overlap, it will be more sturdy and less likely to warp. If you are looking to store heavy Tongue and groove shedsitems like a motor mower or a ride-on mower and security is a consideration, then the extra cost could be worth while.
Shiplap Cladding Sheds
This is the same as tongue and groove, except you will notice a lip on each board which prevents water from penetrating between the boards. The lip provides additional protection against water damage ensuring your shed will be water tight and last for many years.
With all wooden sheds it is wise to treat with a preservative each year to ensure the wood does not rot.
Shed Floors and Roofing
Often shed floors and roofs are made from OSB boarding which is a composite wood material constructed from softwood strands and phenolic resins. You may want to think of strengthening floor boarding with plywood and treating with a preservative to stop the edges expanding when wet.
Similarly with the roof, if you feel that the roofing felt supplied is not sufficient quality or quantity, it would be false economy not to invest in some good quality felt.