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How To Anchor a Shed

While there are many sheds available to buy online these days, there seems to be very little information available from shed companies on methods of how to prevent your new storage shed from being uprooted by stormy weather or gale force winds. If this happens, it can be a costly job to properly repair the damage, so it makes good sense to protect to your investment from such fates. Lets have a look at the options. Continue reading

Tips on Building Your Portable Shelter

Portable Shelters are fast becoming one of the most popular storage solutions for suburban and rural home owners in the United States. They provide a simple, fast and economical soluation for housing just about any hobby need, from boats to RV’s, cars, trailers, trucks, motor cycles etc. For the most part they stand up well in the snow particularly the round top models and they all have UV sun protection of some level built into the fabric.  You have purchased your new shelter and it has arrived to your home.  So what now? Continue reading

Preparing Your Boat for Winter Storage.

As the recreational sailing and boating season comes to an end, it is that time of year again when boat owners have to get their vessels out of the water and onto dry land, and ideally placed in a shelter or garage for the winter months. Although some boat owners will be happy to leave their boat moored up in a marina all year round, the winter weather can be especially hard on your boat, causing excess corrosion, rust and moisture penetration. It also means you never get a chance to antifoul your boat which when left for several seasons can be difficult to remove and affect the gel surface of your vessel. For the purpose of this short article we will discuss the most important maintenance tasks to do when you take your boat out of the water. Continue reading

RV Winter Storage Tips & Tricks

As fall leads into winter those of you who are the privileged owners of an RV will be thinking of garaging your vehicle for the cold winter months to protect it from the elements and to keep it in good shape for the next season. We all know too well by leaving your vehicle out over winter will do it no good. The accumulation of dampness over time will cause problems with electrics, air condition etc. and not to mention causing it to rust and deteriorate faster, thus reducing its lifetime and dependability. Continue reading

Building a Concrete Base for your New Garden Shed Kit

Many of our customers ask us: What is the easiest way to create a base for my new garden shed kit? In other articles in our blog we have looked at ways to build a wooden base for your Duramax storage shed, but here we are going to look at the option of creating a concrete base. Essential items required are;                                              Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Storage Shed.

Practical considerations when buying a storage shed. Many storage sheds these day come as complete shed kits, i.e. they will simply arrive flat packed, pallet wrapped or in a big cardboard box. And the rest will be up to you. This may be daunting to some people but it can also be a fun exercise putting it all together. Continue reading

Arrow Sheds – Top 7 Customer Tips on self assembly.

The weed whackers and the lawn cutters are clogging up the extension and the wife’s new hobby is spread out over work surfaces – time to invest in some outside storage space. You need something durable that can withstand the elements and at a price that won’t break the bank. Arrow storage sheds are a popular choice for customers on a budget as they offer a range of affordable DIY garden shed kits.  Continue reading

Building a Timber Base for a Garden Shed Kit

An old building cliché states that, “there is no good building without a good foundation”

All things being equal and like any other building; you can apply this theory to erecting a storage shed, be it a metal storage shed, vinyl storage shed or even a plastic storage shed.  Although it may not be necessary to pour concrete and reinforced steel for your garden shed kit, though you can do that if you want a solid floor inside your shed, but for the purpose of this article we will look at option of building a timber base.      Continue reading

Creating a Level Base for Your New Storage Shed.

Before erecting a storage shed of any kind, the most important aspect of the whole job is to start off with a level solid base. There is no guarantee that your backyard or garden space will be completely level even though it may look reasonably ok. For some people this may not be a big issue, but for example if you have a work bench inside your storage shed, where you will be spending a good deal of your hobby time, for ease of comfort it will be kind of important that your bench is sitting level, and not at an awkward angle or tilt. Can you imagine eating your dinner every day on a table that is sitting off level? You will go crazy..!  Also even more importantly for ease of assembling your shed, the base needs to be dead level. If it is off level, it will only start showing when you get as far as assembling the roof, you will run into all sorts of problems like parts not lining up correctly and you will feel like pulling all your hair out, if you have any left at that stage, but don’t fret just yet. 🙂 Below we will try and put you on the right track so you have a smooth and pain free assembly process. Continue reading