Winter Maintenance for your Posh Shed

Posted on November 15, 2017

Winter maintenance for your Posh Shed

Our top tips to ensure that your shed stands the test of time, and survives whatever weather winter decides to throw at it.

Firstly, ensure that the air gap is maintained under the base and around all sides; check on an annual basis to make sure that there is not a build-up of debris growing around it. Open doors and windows whenever possible to keep an airflow going. If do you notice any small mould growths appearing on the inside of your shed, wipe down with a diluted bleach solution as soon as you can to prevent it from spreading. Also, a quick squirt of oil in the lock will mean that you won’t be struggling with a rusty lock when spring comes around.

If you notice the snow piling up on the roof of your shed, take a few minutes to clear it off with a broom or rake. Snow and ice can weigh down the roof of a shed causing problems over time. Remember, do some winter maintenance to avoid unpleasant surprises in the spring.

It is important that sheds are given a bit of TLC as winter arrives.  All of our sheds are built to last but, being a wooden product in an English climate, there will be a little maintenance needed to ensure that your product remains in tip top condition. Provided this is the case, we would expect your shed to last for many, many years.

The paint that is used contains a wood preservative, this will need repainting every 2-4 years.

Love your Garden

Posted on August 30, 2017

THE POSH SHED COMPANY PARTNER WITH ITV’S LOVE YOUR HOME & GARDEN

The Posh Shed Company has donated one of its bespoke Potting Sheds to a remarkable couple in the latest series of Love Your Home & Garden.

The television show, presented by Alan Titchmarsh, follows Alan and other gardeners as they visit locations all over the UK where they help deserving people to transform their gardens.

Measuring, 10ft deep by 8ft wide, The Potting Shed features in the garden of Richard and Ann, at their home in Upton, Chester. This admirable couple have given up vast amounts of their time over the years to helping others. Richard has been a volunteer with the Samaritans for 42 years and now volunteers at Samaritans’ Chester where he is also Branch Prison Support Officer and has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the Samaritans.

Richard and Ann have also fostered more than 20 children over the last 10 years.  They are also volunteers and puppy trainers for Guide Dogs for the Blind, so are incredibly deserving recipients of the Posh Shed in their newly renovated garden, which will provide a much-needed sanctuary for them.

It has been an honour to donate one of our bespoke pieces to such a lovely, charitable couple. The team on Love Your Home & Garden definitely did an amazing job with the garden and we hope that Richard and Ann love their new shed!

We have donated to this show multiple times and we think that it is a great idea to help give something back to those that have already contributed so much themselves. We hope to continue being involved with the show.

Tune in on 13th September 2017 to see the full transformation. 

Win a 'She Shed' for your Mum

Posted on February 21, 2017

Reward hard working Mums with their own Posh Shed this Mother’s Day

The trend of 'She Sheds' has swept through gardens across the nation, attracting the attention of women wanting their own haven in their garden. So, we have joined forces with Plantabox, who create personalised, handmade wooden crates, after realising a shared customer base.

To celebrate the partnership, this Mother’s Day, The Posh Shed Company and Plantabox are giving away the ultimate Mother's Day gift, a Patio Store in Dusky Pink, worth £1,450.  Five runners up will win a Plantabox She Shed Accessory Collection worth £79.95 each that contains three personalised FSC pine products.

The competition will close on Friday 17th March. To take part please click in the link below

http://www.plantabox.co.uk/competition/

Solar Panels for Posh Sheds

Posted on January 26, 2017

Solar Hubs

At The Posh Shed Company, we receive lots of enquiries from people who want to have electrical power in their sheds.   This is not a service we offer so we always recommend that people get in touch with electricians and carpenters in their local area who are best placed to arrange this for them. 

It can, however, often be an expensive and intrusive undertaking and neither is it the most ecologically friendly.  We have been looking for an alternative to offer to our customers and we are pleased to introduce this solar hub from Solar technology. We can now offer to supply and install their Hubi 2k lighting and power system with any Posh Shed order.

The Hubi comes with a small solar panel, the main Hubi unit, 2 12v lights with mounting hooks and all connecting cables and can be fitted to any of our sheds.  It works by collecting and storing daylight and sunlight and is great for providing electrical light and has two USB ports for mobile phones and other devices.

We are happy to fit a 2k Hubi unit while installing your Posh Shed.  This would incur a cost of £195 and would include installing the panel, connecting the lights and Hubi unit as well as an internal shelf for the unit.

Please click here for our pricing options

For more information, please look at Solar Technology’s own site

http://www.solartechnology.co.uk/solar-innovations/Hubi-Kits/HubiKits?product_id=351

 

Winter Sale 10% off

Posted on December 6, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...yes, The Posh Shed Winter Sale has arrived!  And now we have an even wider range products to snap up at discounted prices from beautiful bird boxes to luxurious log stores to help keep those log fires burning.

We are offering a 10% discount on all Posh Shed orders received in December and January, so that’s 10% off our Posh Sheds, Posh Garden Stores, Posh Gardening range and Posh Shed accessories. *

To make sure you take advantage of this offer just

  • Get in touch by phone or email and let us know your requirements
  • Place your order before the 31st of January 2017 for delivery before the 31st March 2017
  • Pay a 50% deposit on ordering (the balance will be due on the day of installation)

* Please note that delivery costs are not included in the winter sale.

She Shed

Posted on August 19, 2015

She Sheds.

She Sheds are the latest buzz word in the shed world but here at the Posh Shed Company we have been making sheds for women to use as their own private haven for many years; the majority of these commissions have come from women seeking work space outside the confines of the home, for whom it makes practical sense to turn their garden sheds into office or craft spaces.

These so called “she sheds” have elevated the humble garden shed to new heights in terms of both comfort and design .

A beautiful example of one of our sheds that was then decorated by its owner and turned into a “She Shed” won a bronze award at RHS Malvern this year. 

“The Perfect Commute” designed by Deborah Bird of “Beholder’s Eye”, featured a 9 ft. x 7 ft. Posh Gothic Shed with slate effect roof that had been transformed into a home office and reflects the aspiration of many people to escape from the daily grind of commuting to the office.

www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/malvern-spring-festival/exhibitors/2015/gardens/the-perfect-commute

She Sheds have however been around in all but name for a long time.

In I915 the first ever British Women’s Institute meeting was held in a garden shed in Anglesey; could that have been the first “she shed”?

A recent television programme by Lucy Worsley “Cake Bakers and Trouble Makers” did much to counter the image of the WI as outdated and its members as “busy bodies”.  It reminded us that the origins of the WI were very closely linked to the suffragette movement and that the slow hand clapping of Tony Blair in 2000 was far from the first time the WI had refused to be patronised.

The WI’s ethos has always been about empowerment and equality; it’s been called the “first social network” because most of its early groups were established in rural communities where women were often lonely and isolated so it wouldn’t seem to far a leap to credit these ladies far-sighted and socially aware women with the invention of the she shed!

The WI centennial Fair is taking place in Harrogate from the 3rd to 6th of September.  www.thewishow.com/NFWI