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COVID-19 Updates

UPDATED 26/06/2020:

We are pleased to announce that our new measures and procedures are now in place. This will allow us to carry out building installations with the highest regard to our staff and customer safety.

We have made many operational changes in the business to conquer the challenges we are all facing now and for the foreseeable future. We will be operating safely with PPE, social distancing and strict staff monitoring procedures in our factory, warehouse, installation teams and sales.

Our Show Sites are now open and operating safely in line with the garden centres. We would advise you to call our show sites before visiting to check on opening and closing hours as we are governed by the garden centres hours of business which is subject to change due this pandemic. Some of our many sites may not be open 7 days in these early stages of reopening.

We look forward to seeing you and thank you in advance for respecting our strict social distancing measures.

Delivery Times – Selling Fast
Due to the high demand for Skinners Sheds buildings we are now taking bookings for October, however we do have a few spaces left for September but these are filling fast. We do have a limited stock of log cabins which can be collected from our warehouse (TN39 3LJ) for a fast pick up – Please contact us for an up-to-date availability

Site Visits
Due to the high demand there may be an unusual delay in contacting our customers to book a free site visit. We do apologise for the delay and we are working hard to accommodate all our customers. To save delays we are able to video call which has proven to be very successful and convenient for our customers with great feedback.

If you would like a video call, please specify this on the site visit request.

The Skinners Sheds Team

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Two New Garden Rooms

We have just launched two new garden rooms to add to our Superior Garden Room range; the Snug Garden Room, and the Corner Garden Room.

Snug Garden Room
Snug Garden Room

Snug Garden rooms start at just £3,499, making them our cheapest garden room available. Whist they maybe the cheapest, they are still built to the same standard as our other garden rooms. All Snug Garden Rooms include a Firestone rubber roof, extra strong framework with diagonal bracing for extra strength and durability, fully insulated walls with 130mm thickness to keep the room cool in summer and warm in winter, fully insulated tongue and groove roof and floors, and a free electrics package including double sockets, lights and light switch. Connection to the main ring is not included but can be quoted for. This building is available with Grey, Oak or White PVC windows and doors.

This building is available to order now online, by phone, or by visiting your nearest Skinners Sheds showsite.

Corner Garden Room with upgrades
Corner Garden Room with upgrades

The Corner Garden rooms start at just £3,999 and comes complete with everything listed above. The Corner Garden Room pictured includes an upgrade to full length opening windows (+£400 each), and a fully glazed door (+£FREE). This building is available with Grey, Oak or White PVC windows and doors.

This building is available to order now online, by phone, or by visiting your nearest Skinners Sheds showsite.

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Top Tips for a Top Shed!

Most seasoned gardeners will have completed their garden chores by this time of year and are enjoying the calm before the seasons change and it is time to spring in to action!

There is one place which often gets overlooked unless you are a “sheddie” and that is the garden shed. Often neglected, it is the loft of the garden and for some less of a garden haven and more of a dumping ground for garden tools and equipment.

So let’s take a look at our top tips!

  • Take stock of your sheds contents – we have all got gadgets and gizmos bought on a whim that we do not use. So have a de-clutter and only keep items that you will use this year. If you have not used it the chances are you will not miss it!
  • Do your garden tools use batteries? The cold UK weather can reduce the batteries ability to maintain its charge so make sure you fully charge the battery before storing tools over the winter.
  • Keeping your shed clutter free will also help keep your shed pest free so give the floor a good thorough clean and sweep. Pests will happily use anything stored incorrectly as nesting materials. Inspect corners, crevices, ceilings for urine or droppings – these are clear indicators of infestation so keeping your shed clean and tidy will help avoid an issue with unwanted visitors.
  • Let in the light! – cleaning windows will not only allow extra light to enter your shed but will help keep your shed warm.
  • Organisation is key! When it comes to your garden shed layout you need to think practically – perhaps storing your tools and garden equipment on shelves or hooks would make them easily accessible and keep your sheds floor space clear for larger items. You need to be able to navigate your sheds easily without risk of hurting yourself by tripping over cables and mowers! Adequate storage is a must if you wish to stay organised!
  • Treat your building annually.
    So the inside is sorted but the outside still needs a bit of winter maintenance- remember to treat your shed annually. With most wooden sheds the key to keeping the building in top condition is protecting against moisture penetration by sealing your windows and using a good quality water resistant treatment. Keep your roof in good order – inspect and repair any damaged felt as to avoid any leaks!

These are just a few basic tips for a tidy shed for more tips and advice please visit > www.skinnerssheds.co.uk/blog/