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Be prepared for autumn with a new shed

Be prepared for autumn with a new shed

Like it or not, the summer is sadly close to coming to an end. The end of the season means that summer items such as garden furniture and toys, bikes and gardening tools...

How to tell if your shed needs replacing

How to tell if your shed needs replacing

Well cared for, good quality sheds are fairly robust, so should not need replacing with any frequency. Small issues – such as torn roof felt – can easily be repaired,...

Finishing touches for your garden shed

Finishing touches for your garden shed

Found your ideal shed? Now it’s time to add those all important finishing touches. On your garden shed The benefit of ordering a custom-built shed is you can make it ...

Shed maintenance - looking after your garden shed

Shed maintenance - looking after your garden shed

Having invested in a quality garden shed, it is very important to look after it well to ensure a long life. If treated and maintained correctly you should be able to enjo...

25 clever uses for garden sheds

25 clever uses for garden sheds

Did you know, over a third of Britons own a shed, and the average person spends nearly a year of their lives in theirs! Here at Somerlap we love the versatility of garde...

10 uses for garden storage containers

10 uses for garden storage containers

A garden storage container is ideal for smaller gardens, patios and even balconies without enough space for a full-size shed. They take up less room yet still provide a w...

How to put up a garden shed

How to put up a garden shed

Following our guide to choosing a shed, here we are looking at how to put up a garden shed .  Before you start Here is a list of useful items to have to hand before...

How to choose a garden shed

How to choose a garden shed

There’s lots to consider when choosing a garden shed - from how you want it to look, to how big it needs to be and where you’ll put it. We’ve put together this guid...

Could a garden shed work out cheaper than self storage?

Could a garden shed work out cheaper than self storage?

The demand for self storage facilities is steadily growing and competition for space means prices are going up. If you have outside space, a garden shed could offer a cos...

Protecting your garden from winter storms

Protecting your garden from winter storms

Although we don’t often get severe weather in this country, strong winds, heavy rain, cold nights, frost, ice and snow can all still play havoc with your garden plants,...

Custom-built Somerlap ticket hut at Yeo Valley Organic Gardens

Custom-built Somerlap ticket hut at Yeo Valley Organic Gardens

First impressions are important for any business and nothing makes a better first impression than stunningly designed premises to operate from.  Building upon our exper...