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How to guides

Whether you want to figure out how to put your garden building together, add in utilities or repair a shed that's got a bit old and tired, you've come to the right place. Waltons' ultimate shed how to guide is here to help you - and if there's more you want to know, just get in touch and we'll help!

If you're planning on converting your shed into something grander, then our free, downloadable shed conversion guides will give you some invaluable help.
A guide to hanging baskets

A guide to hanging baskets

Not sure where to start with a hanging basket? Follow our step by step video!

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How to grow a fruit tree

How to grow a fruit tree

Is there anything more satisfying than growing your own food? Check out our tips for how to grow your own fruit tree!

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Wildlife Friendly Garden

Wildlife Friendly Garden

Turn your garden into a paradise for your garden critters with our handy how-to guide

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Keep Creepy Crawlies Out!

Keep Creepy Crawlies Out!

Found an unwanted visitor in home? Take a look at our guide on how to keep them at bay.

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How to protect your bicycle

How to protect your bicycle

Cycling kit isn’t cheap, so if you’ve invested in the latest gear, it’s important to keep it safe and sound. Read our how to guide to protecting your bicycle.

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How to build a shed base

How to build a shed base

Build a shed base from wood, patio slabs, concrete or StopDigging ground screws.

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How to decorate your shed

How to decorate your shed

Get some inspiration to help you decorate your shed, with advice and tips from top interior designer Sally Coulthard, author of 'Shed Decor' and 'Shedchic'. Here's is the definitive guide to decorating your shed.

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How to recycle a shed

How to recycle a shed

Got a shed to recycle? We'll do it for you. Here's what you need to know to get the ball rolling.

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How to dismantle a shed

How to dismantle a shed

Here's how to dismantle your old shed safely in a couple of hours, beginning with fascia boards and working your way from the roof down.

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How to fix a broken shiplap panel

How to fix a broken shiplap panel

Follow these simple instructions to help you make simple, durable repairs to your shiplap timber shed.

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How to get mains power to your shed

How to get mains power to your shed

Discover how to get mains power to your shed with our handy guide. We give you the lowdown on the whole process, from planning for your power needs, to choosing an electrician, through to what you can do yourself to help cut costs.

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How to build a wooden shed

How to build a wooden shed

Find out how to build a wooden shed from scratch by following our step-by-step instructions, and watching our video tutorial.

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How to repair shed roof felt

How to repair shed roof felt

Check out our free step-by-step guide and video tutorial to help you repair and maintain your garden shed felt roof.

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How to prepare your shed for winter

How to prepare your shed for winter

Act now to prepare your shed for winter by paying attention to routine maintenance jobs and upgrading heating, ventilation, insulation, and storage systems.

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How to build a metal shed

How to build a metal shed

Read our guide and watch our video to discover how straight forward it is for two people to erect a metal shed.

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How to install fence panels

How to install fence panels

Check out our guide and video tutorial to help you build a wooden panel fence, with the help of a friend, in just one day.

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How to build a Log Cabin

How to build a Log Cabin

Watch this video to find out how two people with reasonable DIY skills can build a log cabin in just one day.

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How to damp proof your shed

How to damp proof your shed

Protect your tools and equipment by implementing our simple steps to damp proof your shed.

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How to felt a shed roof

How to felt a shed roof

Learn how to fit a felt roof to your garden shed with our free guide and video tutorial.

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How to put shingles on a shed roof

How to put shingles on a shed roof

Learn how to install felt roof shingles to your shed in under a day, using basic hand tools, with our simple step-by-step guide and video tutorial.

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How to secure your shed

How to secure your shed

Protect your shed from thieves. Our guide to shed security gives you the low down on securing the roof and windows, choosing the right doors and locks, protecting your shed's contents, installing an alarm, and checking your insurance.

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How to build a concrete shed base

How to build a concrete shed base

Follow our step-by-step guide to build a rock-solid concrete base for your shed.

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How to build a wooden shed base

How to build a wooden shed base

Find out everything you need to know to build a wooden shed base in one hour.

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How to get water to your shed

How to get water to your shed

Find out how to get water to your shed. We take a look at on and off-grid options for both water supply and drainage. From water butts to digging trenches for your mains supply, this guide is all you need to get you started.

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How to fix a broken shed window

How to fix a broken shed window

Find out how to replace a broken styrene shed window pane, with our easy-to-follow guide.

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How to connect a garden shed to the internet

How to connect a garden shed to the internet

Find out the best way to conect your shed to the internet. Here we take a look at wireless and cabled solutions, as-well-as mobile wifi and more – your handy guide to getting online in your garden..

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How to light your shed

How to light your shed

Get expert advice on how to light your shed. Whether you’re looking for bright light for craft work or simply a light to see your tools by, we show you how to calculate how much light you need, and lay out your options to help you choose the right lighting solution.

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How to put EPDM on a shed roof

How to put EPDM on a shed roof

Find out how to install your EPDM rubber shed roofing material with this free step-by-step guide.

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How to waterproof your shed

How to waterproof your shed

Take action now to waterproof your shed ready for winter. Here's our free step-by-step guide to protecting your shed and its contents from the elements.

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How to build a paving slab shed base

How to build a paving slab shed base

Find out how to lay a stable paving slab shed base to give your shed a sturdy foundation.

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How to ventilate your shed

How to ventilate your shed

Discover how to ventilate your shed to boost airflow, protect against damp and humidity, and protect tools and equipment.

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How to insulate your shed

How to insulate your shed

Find out how to insulate your shed with our guide to the best insulation materials and how to install them.

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How to look after your garden in winter

How to look after your garden in winter

The colder months don't mean that you have to stop looking after your beloved garden. Here are a few things you can do to look after it when it's chilly

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How to turn your garden shed into a summerhouse

How to turn your garden shed into a summerhouse

Transform your garden shed into a chic summer house in which to relax and unwind courtesy of our handy guide. here you'll find great advice on everything from preparing and painting your shed to insulation, storage solutions and design inspiration.

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How to heat a garden building in the winter

How to heat a garden building in the winter

Stay warm in your shed this winter. Here we detail all the shed heating options, giving you all the info you need to make a smart decision that's right for you. Compare, halogen heaters, woodburners, underfloor heating and more.

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How to insure your shed

How to insure your shed

Check out our quick guide to insuring your shed. Everything you need to consider to protect yourself if thieves strike.

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How to power your garden shed off-grid in three steps

How to power your garden shed off-grid in three steps

Want to get off-grid power in your shed? We show you how with this handy guide covering all the basics from figuring out your power needs, to choosing and installing the best system for you.

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How to Grow Strawberries Step by Step Tutorial

How to Grow Strawberries Step by Step Tutorial

Want to grow strawberries this year? Check out our step-by-step guide for growing a great batch

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Bog Garden Tutorial

Bog Garden Tutorial

A bog garden is a wet ground area; it is nutrient rich and perfect for growing water loving plants. Check out our infographic on how to create your own in 7 easy steps.

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Hanging Basket Tutorial & Infographic

Hanging Basket Tutorial & Infographic

A hanging basket is a lovely way to add colour to your garden - take a look at our handy tutorial!

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