How to choose your garden shed or cottage
Whether for storing furniture and/or garden tools, firewood (shelter-wood) or simple living appendix, the cottage or garden shed comes in several models: rustic or contemporary, wood, metal or resin, with or without a floor. Overview of the huts at the bottom of the garden!
Choose a garden shed according to your use
You want a versatile luxury garden sheds and do a minimum of maintenance? Prefer a PVC or resin shelter, cleaning with the garden hose is enough and it is a wise choice in the rainy regions. Its many configurations make it a multipurpose garden shed. Small budget, you just want a garden annex where to store material and aesthetics does not matter to you
Orient your choice to metal garden shelters, these are the most economical on the market and repaint but after several years. Insufficient insulation, they are mainly chosen for storage.
You do not mind maintaining the wood, the cottage style you like and your shelter will be a part of life?
No hesitation, choose a wooden shelter and between stain or wood paint for its maintenance. Since wood is a natural insulator, it is the preferred material for a garden hut for children, an artist’s studio, a summer guest room.
For the rest, the common key characteristics are 5 in number.
- Presence of a floor called halt to humidity and yes to comfort!
- Window and glass door, to tinker and/or store in the light of day.
- Floor area and ridge height, estimate your need by measuring.
- The passage of the door, still it is necessary that everything returns!
- Anchorage? Recommended. Plots or concrete dice? It’s even better. Slab? The must.
- Regulation: do not miss the constraints of the PLU of your municipality (cf Regulation of garden sheds).
- Regarding the configuration of the shelter, everything is about use.
Garden shed: with or without floor
- The choice of a floor is relative to several criteria:
- the function of the garden shed and/or stored material;
- the nature of the soil and/or the presence of a slab ;
- the degree of comfort desired.
- You must choose a floor if:
- you store valuable equipment or that is afraid of humidity and that you do not pour slab;
- The garden shed is intended to be an annex and/or a living room in summer and/or a workshop.