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When you get your garden building, it's important that you know how to look after it, and how to get the most out of your purchase. Whether you want simple tool storage or to build a fully equipped office, man cave, she shed or craft studio, we have all the know-how right here to help you create the garden building you really need.

Many of these guides also have pdf versions which you can download to your phone or tablet and have with you in the garden while you're working!

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shed conversion guides shed decoration guides shed utilities guides
  shed maintenance guides  

Building your shed base

The base is the foundation of your shed - probably the most important part of it. A wooden base is great for sheds up to around 10 x 8 feet (as long as you're not storing anything too heavy in there), otherwise a paving slab or concrete base is essential to keep your building level and properly supported.

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How to build a shed base How to build a wooden shed base How to build a paving slab shed base How to build a concrete shed base

Constructing your shed or garden building

Unless you opt for our installation service, once our garden building arrives, it's your job to get it up. Our guides will help you through the process of building your shed (and taking it down!) and more.

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How to build a wooden shed How to build a metal shed How to build a log cabin How to dismantle a wooden shed
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How to insulate your shed How to recycle Your shed How to install fence panels

Your shed roof - installation and care

Your shed's roof is a vital part of the construction, helping to keep the elements out. If you've chosen an upgrade, here are our guides to installing those - along with some help with repairing an old or damaged roof.

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How to felt a shed roof How to put EPDM on a shed roof How to put shingles on a shed roof How to repair shed roof felt

Shed conversion guides

Want to turn your shed into an office? Transform it into an arts and crafts studio or workshop? Perhaps you'd prefer a relaxing she-shed or a playhouse for the kids - whatever you want to use your shed for, we've got the ultimate shed conversion guides right here for you.

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How to turn your shed into an office How to turn your shed into a man-cave How to turn your shed into an arts & crafts studio
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How to turn your shed into a workshop How to turn your shed into a she-shed How to turn your shed into a playhouse

Making your shed look amazing

The shed's up - but how are you going to decorate it? Check out some of the tips in the articles below to find inspiration and guidance on how to make your garden building stand out, or blend in - inside and out.

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Installing utilities in your shed

A beautifully decorated shed is a wonderful thing – but what if it had electricity, heating, wi-fi and even running water? Here are some guides to help with utilities, but always use a professional to install water and electrics.

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How to connect your shed to the internet How to get mains power to your shed How to get water to your shed
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How to heat a garden building in winter How to light your shed How to power your garden shed off-grid

Shed maintenance guides

The building's up - and it looks fantastic! Here's how to keep it that way. Our shed maintenance guides will show you all the jobs you need to do to make sure your shed stays ship shape. Regular attention and occasional small repairs will ensure your garden building lasts for many years to come.

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Waltons ultimate shed maintenance guide How to secure your shed How to prepare your shed for winter
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How to damp-proof your shed How to ventilate your shed How to waterproof your shed
how to insure your shed how to fix a broken shed window how to fix a broken shiplap panel
How to insure your shed How to fix a broken shed window How to fix a broken shiplap panel

 

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