Posted on November 5, 2021
The Hexagonal Shed Increases in Size!
Quirky and a whole lot bigger!
First launched ten years ago, The Hexagonal Shed has been a firm favourite for those looking for a Posh Shed with a difference for their garden. Featuring a pagoda style roof, its quirky shape stands out in any garden and it’s perfect whether placed in a prominent position or a corner of the garden. Ideal for storage, The Hexagonal Shed has also attracted customers looking for a focal point in the garden or somewhere to relax in shade or shelter.
The shed can be styled with plain “Contemporary”, square “Potting” or arched “Gothic” windows and either straight or wavy fascia boards, to achieve the desired look. A window either side of the door comes as standard but if desired, additional windows can be added to achieve a “summerhouse” feel.
Over the years, we have had requests for something a little bigger, so back in the summer we added the option of a 7ft diameter, increasing the internal floor space from just over 23 sq ft to nearly 32 sq ft. The first installation took place last month in Surrey and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.
The customer chose a cedar roof with “Potting” style windows and a painted finish in our exclusive Posh Elephant. A straight facia, toughened glass to the windows and black ironmongery finished off the look. The inside was fitted out with two Hexagonal Combined Shelf and Tool Racks and a single Hexagonal Shelf to provide plenty of useful storage.
The Hexagonal Shed is available in either 6ft or 7ft diameter and either Posh (unpainted) or Very Posh (painted) options. There is a choice of either felt shingles or wooden cedar shingles. A range of interior accessories are available to suit the specific dimensions including Shelves or a Combined Shelf and Tool Rack and external accessories such as a Stable Door or a Solar Hub with Light can be added to really make The Hexagonal Posh Shed fit to individual requirements.
Posted on November 4, 2021
Getting your Posh Shed ready for Winter
How is it November already? There’s a definite nip in the air, you’ve stored your garden furniture away and trips into the garden are fast becoming those of necessity rather than pleasure. Before you resign yourself to woolly socks and watching final weeks of The Great British Bake Off by a warm fire, spare a thought for your Posh Shed and treat it to some TLC to see it through the cold winter months.
Now we’ve had a good deal of rain, check the roof from both the outside and in for telltale signs of water ingress. Make sure there are no chipped or slipped tiles, and that the lining doesn’t have any holes that may let water in. Much better to sort out problems at the beginning of the cold and wet weather than part way through.
Once you have checked to make sure that your roof top stays nice and dry, it’s time to look at the floor. If your shed has guttering, make it is all connected properly, and that rainwater will be directed away from the shed. Puddles around your shed’s base will reduce its lifetime and no-one likes a soggy bottom!
As you give the garden a last tidy, raking up wet leaves and cleaning out gutters (these piping tubes need to be clean at all times) remember that any tools or boots that you put away in your shed for the winter should be clean and dry. Moisture left on items in your shed will encourage the growth of unsightly mould. If you do spot any signs of damp or mould, remove any patches with a diluted bleach solution as soon as you spot them.
Moving on to technical matters – make sure that the wood in the doors and windows is in good condition, and that the seals are all intact with no gaps. If there are any broken or cracked windows, replace them! A good oiling to the latches and lock will make sure that you aren’t struggling to get in your shed once spring comes along.
If your garden is prone to leaf debris, it is important to clear this away on a regular basis. Sweep around the shed and clear leaves from the roof to avoid unwelcome damp and minimise the chance of rot.
A royal icing looks wonderful on a cake, but it has no place on a shed! Over time, the excess weight of snow and ice on your shed roof can cause irreparable damage. If the weather gets wintery, take a quick photo (as it looks so pretty) then spend a few moments clearing the roof and around the base of your shed of snow carefully with a soft broom.
Take the time to visit your Posh Shed – it’s sure to miss you – open the windows and door on warmer days to encourage fresh air to flow through. This will reduce the possibility of mould and ensure your Posh Shed still looks like a true Showstopper come springtime
Posted on November 3, 2021
An Adorable She Shed
"My Shed is like my little bolt hole in my own garden"
Gardener Sarah from Herefordshire took delivery of her 10’ x 8’ Posh Potting Shed earlier in the year but when we caught up with her recently, we found that she had turned it into a beautiful “She Shed”. The shed was delivered in pressure treated timber for self-install, and Sarah has customised it to reflect her personality and create an ultimate pink She Shed.
Initially, Sarah had wanted a potting shed for her kitchen garden, “When I got it I realised it was far too nice to be doing messy gardening jobs in, so I use it to as a relaxing space where I can admire all my hard work” she says, “I will use it for less messy gardening jobs such as flower arranging and keeping all my gardening books on hand so I can refer to them quickly without have to trek to the house.”
“I painted the outside myself”, says Sarah. “Inside I am currently using an opaque “Pale Peony” pink and I will tile the floor. I plan to put seating and a bench for my flower arranging in there along with space for my gardening books and vases. I’m also planning to give the shed its own little enclosed cottage garden and wildlife pond”.
Sarah has painted her shed a true pink using Farrow & Ball’s “Nancy’s Blushes” with paler “Middleton Pink” contrast trim to the windows, door, fascias and roof trim and loves that it provides a lovely focal point in what was a miserable looking space, she says, “It fills a space where the kitchen garden ends and the orchard area starts. No matter what the weather is like I can fling open the stable door and enjoy the view. It’s a very quiet spot and I love the colour. It’s very me”.
Sarah used to work in aviation and moved to Herefordshire with her husband in the midst of the pandemic last October. Her husband still works in aviation, and they love spending time in the countryside air where Sarah is currently designing the garden. “We really appreciate it, but I felt a bit overwhelmed by it all at first.” She says, “My shed is like my little bolt hole in my own garden. I can sit and think about where I’m going to put in new borders and what to do next. It’s also a lovely place to listen to all the birds in the garden.”
Steal Sarah’s Style:
Inspired by Sarah’s She Shed? Here is how she created hers
10’ x 8’ Potting Shed with cedar roof shingles in Posh Build for self-installation with stable door, solar hub, weather vane and additional window from £5,644 including delivery*. Finished with black ironmongery and toughened glass glazing, Sarah’s shed was supplied in pressure treated timber and she painted it herself using Farrow and Ball colours, Nancy’s Blushes with Middleton Pink contrast trim, both available from B&Q.
Follow Sarah on Instagram @mrs_h_adventures
*Delivery to mainland Britain only. Addresses above Glasgow and Edinburgh may incur an additional delivery charge.