In this guide we’ll take a look at the best small sheds for the UK market.
I’ve compared size, features, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Shed For A Small Garden?
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Keter Factor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed, 4 x 6 feet Review
This Keter Factor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed is designed with an elegant, wood effect, fade free plastic on the outside. This plastic is reinforced with steel to ensure durability. The small shed has double doors to help with easy access and ventilation grills provide the air circulation.
There is a window included which will provide natural light inside and the floor is made of a heavy duty panel, providing the strength you need to be able to store heavier equipment.
This is an ideal small shed to store all of your garden tools and gardening equipment, the family bicycles or somewhere to put the barbecue away for the winter.
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Keter Manor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed, 4 x 3 feet Review
This Keter Manor Outdoor Plastic Garden Storage Shed is the best small shed for tiny gardens where you have the narrowest space available.
It is designed in a similar way to a traditional sentry box, with a beautiful wood effect exterior, but it is still the ideal size in which to store all of your garden or DIY tools.
The small shed is made from durable and weatherproof plastic, ensuring maintenance is very low. There is also built in insulation in the floor panel and a padlock hasp is ready installed if you are looking for extra security.
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Mini Wooden Store Small Outside Storage Unit Review
This Mini Wooden Storage Unit is a cheaper and smaller solution made from 12 mm Shiplap cladding, finished off with a honey-brown colouring. This is a sturdy and traditional looking small shed that is perfect for storing all of your garden tools. The size of it in centimetres is 64 X 93.5 x 150.
This small shed is delivered flat packed and you will need to put it together yourself.
The floor and the roof of the small shed are made out of strong, solid wood and the unit also comes with a shelf included, which can be installed at any height required.
The large single door has a padlock hasp included but a padlock will need to be sourced separately.
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Outsunny Vertical Utility 3 Shelves Shed Review
This Outsunny Vertical Utility Shed is made from a durable wood which has been treated with waterproof paint on both sides, to give it added protection from the weather. The small shed comes with a green asphalt felt roof to ensure the interior is kept dry.
Inside, you’ll find enough space for all of your small garden and DIY tools as well as a large, tall area to store larger tools or stepladders. It comes supplied with three shelves to ensure you keep things organised.
This item comes with a catch lock included, and a window door to provide additional insulation.
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Wooden Garden Shed for Tool Storage Review
The cheapest of our recommended small sheds is this Wooden Garden Shed specifically designed for tool storage.
It has a stylish look that would look good in any garden, with solid wood panels made from treated fir. The shed is sturdy and stands on rubber feet, which are easily adjustable for use on uneven surfaces. They also ensure that the floor is raised to protect it from damp.
The front door is a louvred design to ensure air is able to circulate throughout the shed and the door handles are made from metal.
Inside the small shed you’ll find a handy storage shelf.
What To Look For In a Shed For a Small Garden
When we are considering the purchase of a small shed we need to remember that although this is not something to be lived in, in some cases they cannot even be walked into, but they are still required to be smart looking and strong as a minimum. Here are a few things to look out for.
As this is primarily a storage space for tools and outdoor equipment you shouldn’t be looking at spending a huge amount on it. However, do consider that the sheds made of durable plastic material are going to be more expensive than a wooden equivalent. The main reason being is that they are far more durable.
This is completely subjective. The plastic sheds may look fantastic to most people, modern but finished with a traditional wood-like appearance. However, some people may insist that only wood will do.
Another advantage wood has is that it can be painted to suit changing styles.
If you think that looks aren’t at all important, remember that small sheds are always likely to be placed in small gardens. The likelihood is that you are always going to see it. If you buy an ugly shed it could change the whole appearance of your garden.
This is probably going to be the most important consideration. You must know in advance what you are going to put in it. Our list above is primarily in size order, from sheds you are able to walk into comfortably, to tall sentry-box like sheds, right through to small sheds that are more like storage boxes.
If you want to store a lawn mower, garden shredder, BBQ or larger tools in the shed then you will need the larger option. If you only have small garden tools or some children’s toys to store then the smaller, storage box type sheds will do you fine.
The other size consideration is exactly how much room do you have in your garden?! If you only have a small nook, then that nook dictates the size of the shed!
Buying a small shed for storing your garden tools needn’t be a stressful purchase. The considerations are simple.
How much space do you have to put it? What are you going to put in it? Do you want it to look a certain way? What is your budget?
The small sheds listed above vary considerably in price and their suitability for certain tools. You will certainly be able to find the best small shed to suit your needs.