Here at TFC Supplies Ltd we now produce our own sheds to meet your needs, whether it be storing tools or for your very own man cave, our team are here to help.
Our TFC Sheds are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. It is important to consider how you would like to utilise your shed and how you will locate it in your outdoor space.
What do you need to know before you choose your shed?
How big does your shed need to be?
To decide how big your shed needs to be, you need to consider how you want to utilise the shed. Are you looking to store a small lawn mower and some tools or are you looking to use it as a workshop? Here at TFC we can help with this and everything in between.
Once you have decided what you are looking to use your shed for, you will then need to measure the area you have available in your outdoor space. It is important when you are measuring the space available that you consider the following: where would you like the door to be? Do you want windows to open? How far will the roof overhang?
We recommend where possible to go for a slightly bigger shed than you require. If you can do this it will ensure you have enough space for your needs than under estimating and having too little. It also gives you room to expand your tools in the future without the worry of upgrading your shed as a secondary cost.
If you are looking to purchase a shed to utilise as a man cave, workshop or craft room, it is important to consider how much room you will have once you have installed shelving or workbenches. If you are not sure, our team can help with this to ensure you get the right shed for you.
What condition is your outdoor space in?
Before you consider installing any shed or timber structure in your garden it is essential you select a suitable spot to avoid problems during the installation. There are four key points we recommend you look for before deciding where you will be positioning your shed;
- Is the surface level and secure?
- Can you access the shed from all sides to maintain the shed?
- Are there any overhanging trees? Overhanging trees can cause issues especially in severe weather. If branches fall on to the shed, you have a risk of your shed being damaged.
- Is the area dry and could it be affected in the future by potential flooding?
When looking at the area which you want to position your shed, you also need to consider;
- Will you be having windows in your shed to utilise natural light? If so, which side of the shed do you need the windows? Will that give you enough light?
- Not enough natural light? Will it need an electric supply?
- Will you be using your shed on a regular basis? If so, do you need the shed close to the house? Or you do you need to put a base and path in from slabs. (See our paving section for our range of slabs)
What type of shed is right for you?
We manufacture a selection of Timber Sheds here at TFC Supplies Ltd which are offered in two types of cladding styles – feather edge overlap or premium shiplap. Whether you choose the overlap option or shiplap, both materials are pressure treated with protective treatment which provides a long-lasting protection.
Our shiplap sheds are our premium range of sheds. All our sheds are made in house by our joinery team and can be made to suit your requirements. The shiplap cladding is extra strong and extremely durable and weather resistant.
Feather Edge sheds are the more traditional looking sheds and are more cost effective if you are trying to work to a budget. Our joiners make our feather edge sheds in house and if you are looking for to suit your needs. These sheds have more of a rustic look with an overlap style.
Shed roof options
All our sheds are provided with shed felt. There are two types of shed felt on the market Sand felt and Mineral felt. We us mineral felt as the is the stronger and more durable of the two.
As standard our sheds come with Apex roofs. These are pointed which ensures any rainwater is directed off the shed.
Another option available on request would be to have a pent roof. This is different to the Apex roof as it is a flat roof which is lower on one side. This still directs any rainwater away from the sheds to help reduce weathering however you would need to make the decision to where you would like the highest point of the roof at the front or the back of the shed.
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