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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.
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

A complete guide to building a shed base, from wood, paving slabs or concrete. Check it out here.

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How to decorate your shed

How to decorate your shed

Learn how to turn your shed into a beautiful space with Sally Coulthard's top advice

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How to dismantle a shed

How to dismantle a shed

Getting rid of your old shed? Here's how to take it apart safely so you can recycle or dispose of it safely

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How to recycle a shed

How to recycle a shed

Want to make sure your shed timber doesn't end up in landfill? Here's how!

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How to fix a broken shiplap panel

How to fix a broken shiplap panel

Broken shiplap panels on your shed? It's an easy fix, check out our guide here.

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How to get mains power to your shed

How to get mains power to your shed

Want to use your shed for more than storing tools and junk? Get it wired up to the grid and the possibilities are endless! Find out how right here

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How to repair shed roof felt

How to repair shed roof felt

Shed roof looking a bit tired? No problem, here's our guide to patching up your shed roof felt

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How to build a wooden shed

How to build a wooden shed

Building your wooden shed is a straightforward process, as long as you're properly prepared. Read our guide here to make the job as easy as possible.

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How to install fence panels

How to install fence panels

Putting up fence panels in your garden needn't be a tasking job. Here's our step by step guide, accompanied by a full video with all you need to know.

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How to build a Log Cabin

How to build a Log Cabin

A video step-by-step guide on how to build a Waltons Log Cabin.

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How to prepare your shed for winter

How to prepare your shed for winter

Read our guide to keeping your shed and its contents secure and safe when the temperature drops and humidity rises.

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How to build a metal shed

How to build a metal shed

Metal sheds aren't complicated to build, as long as you follow the instructions. Check out our guide and video for building a 7x4 foot metal shed.

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How to secure your shed

How to secure your shed

Read our guide to securing your shed to make sure your valuables stay safe when you're not watching over them.

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How to build a concrete shed base

How to build a concrete shed base

Here's our guide to building a concrete shed base. It's the strongest, most secure base your shed can have.

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How to put shingles on a shed roof

How to put shingles on a shed roof

Felt is the standard shed roof covering. Shingles can give you years more protection for not much extra effort. Check out how it's done here

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How to damp proof your shed

How to damp proof your shed

Discover how to damp proof a garden shed in this guide straight from the shedsperts!

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How to felt a shed roof

How to felt a shed roof

Check out Waltons video and guide to putting felt roofing onto your shed. It's easier than you think!

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How to build a wooden shed base

How to build a wooden shed base

A guide to building the quickest, easiest base for a small to medium shed. Get the tips here!

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How to get water to your shed

How to get water to your shed

Whether you're a potter with high water demands or just want to water your plants, we'll tell you how to get water to your shed

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How to fix a broken shed window

How to fix a broken shed window

Has your shed window suffered damage? Here's a quick guide on how to easily replace it!

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How to connect a garden shed to the internet

How to connect a garden shed to the internet

Garden offices, she sheds, man caves and workshops can all benefit from an Internet connection. Here's how to go about it.

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How to light your shed

How to light your shed

Using your shed for leisure or work? You'll need some decent lighting for the evenings! Check out our guide here

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How to put EPDM on a shed roof

How to put EPDM on a shed roof

The ultimate in shed roof protection. EPDM is long-lasting and durable, and can be installed on your shed roof in less than a day.

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How to waterproof your shed

How to waterproof your shed

Make sure your shed and its contents are protected from leaks and damp with our guide to waterproofing your shed

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How to ventilate your shed

How to ventilate your shed

Any space where you spend time needs good ventilation to prevent condensation and damp. Here's our guide to ventilating your shed

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How to build a paving slab shed base

How to build a paving slab shed base

Ideal for small to medium sized sheds, a paving slab base can be constructed in a day or so. Read our guide to making one here.

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How to insulate your shed

How to insulate your shed

Feeling too hot or too cold in your shed? Check out our guide to shed insulation here

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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

Check out our guide to transforming an ordinary, neglected shed into a space you'll want to spend time in during the summer.

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How to heat a garden building in the winter

How to heat a garden building in the winter

How to safely keep your garden building warm and snuggly through the cooler months. Insulation and heating solutions covered, read more here.

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How to insure your shed

How to insure your shed

Take a look at our top five things to consider when insuring your garden shed.

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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

Looking for a way to get power to your shed without using the mains? Check out our guide to installing solar and wind power - it's easier than you think!

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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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Hanging Basket Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

Hanging Basket Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

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

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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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Wildlife Friendly Garden

Wildlife Friendly Garden

Turn your garden into a paradise for your feathered friends with our how-to guide

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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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