Despite their apparently flimsy sounding name, plastic garden sheds are in fact extremely strong and durable and are mostly made from robust polycarbonates and vinyls that can withstand extremes of weather and heavy duty day to day use. Plastic sheds are usually at the higher-priced end of the market, which reflects their quality and gives an indication of the care that has gone into their manufacture.
There is a wide range of plastic garden sheds on the market, in shapes and sizes to suit all needs and in designs that will sit comfortably within most garden and house styles from the traditional to the most modern. Many plastic sheds feature attractive coloured vinyl panels and some are offered with textured or wood-grain surfaces which give a more pleasing effect are also less prone to scratching and marking.
Plastic garden sheds require almost no maintenance whatsoever apart from occasional cleaning and do not require painting, staining or treatments.
Constructed from robust and lightweight modern materials, plastic sheds are designed to give many years of trouble-free service in most normal house and garden applications. Extremely strong and durable, they are also mildly flexible, which offers very good resistance to the everyday bending, knocks and wear & tear you would expect in a normal garden.
An important feature of plastic garden sheds is that they are fireproof and resistant to rats and rodents, which gives you greatly improved protection for whatever you choose to store inside. A plastic shed is also often stronger than steel and can be locked to give additional security against break-in and theft and provide safe storage for chemicals and cleaners well away from children and pets.
Normally supplied as a complete kit complete with all parts and fittings, plastic garden sheds offer all the advantages of a factory made product in terms of accuracy and consistency of fit for all parts, which makes them an ideal choice for home assembly using only normal DIY tools and equipment indeed, many home constructers find that a plastic shed can be assembled more easily and quickly than most other types of garden shed or building, even for complete amateurs.
If you decide to choose a plastic garden shed you may well find yourself spoiled for choice due to the large range of sizes and models available. Plastic sheds are extremely versatile and offer light and spacious accommodation, with many options and fittings including different door types and fixed or opening windows. Most manufacturers also offer a wide range of accessories and shelving so that you can easily adapt your plastic shed to suit your own particular needs.