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Why Buying Cheap Garden Sheds Under £100 is a False Economy

May 11, 2024

cheap garden sheds under £100 are not the bargain they seem.

At Midlands Sheds and Summerhouses, we understand that the allure of finding a bargain can be strong, especially when it comes to garden buildings. Everyone loves a good deal, but when it comes to purchasing garden sheds, opting for those under £100 can often prove to be a false economy. Let’s delve into why spending a bit more now can save you a great deal of money and hassle in the long run.

The Pitfalls of Low-Quality Sheds

The market is flooded with cheap garden sheds that might seem like a steal at first glance. However, these sheds often feature thin, sometimes untreated or poorly treated timber. This low-quality wood is a significant vulnerability—prone to quick deterioration and damage. In the damp and often unpredictable British weather, untreated wood begins to rot almost immediately, which can lead to structural failures.

Moreover, these sheds are usually not robust enough to withstand harsh conditions. In high winds, which are not uncommon across the UK, such flimsy structures are liable to rip apart or suffer severe damage, leading to the need for repairs or complete replacement much sooner than anticipated.

Lifespan and Long-Term Costs

When you invest in a cheap shed, you might find yourself facing the need to replace it within just 3 to 5 years. On the other hand, a high-quality shed, crafted from treated timber and built with care, can last anywhere from 20 to 25 years—and potentially much longer with routine maintenance and treatment.

Metal sheds suffer similar problems, with the plastic clips that are often used to support sliding doors having a tendency to weather, become brittle, and fail.

The initial low cost of a cheap shed becomes considerably less appealing when you consider the cumulative cost of replacing it multiple times over the decades. Not to mention the time and effort involved in dealing with repairs and replacements.

Quality and Durability Matters

At Midlands Sheds and Summerhouses, we advocate for investing in quality. Our sheds are designed to withstand the elements and provide lasting value. More then that, our sheds are attractive, and are bespoke to each customer, ensuring that windows, doors and dividers are placed exactly where each customer requires them. For those looking for something extra, our summerhouse combi sheds offer the perfect blend of practicality and style, creating a versatile space that serves as both a storage solution and a delightful retreat in your garden.

Think Long-Term

We get it, buying high-quality sheds can seem like a daunting expense. However, we encourage you to view this as a long-term investment. Not only are you buying a product that will stand the test of time, but you are also saving yourself the frequent hassle and expense of replacing a cheaper, less durable alternative.


Opting for cheap garden sheds under £100 might seem economical at first, but it is often a false economy that will cost more in the long run—both in terms of money and frustration. Investing in a high-quality shed from Midlands Sheds and Summerhouses means investing in peace of mind, knowing that you have a sturdy, weather-resistant, and durable structure that enhances your property for many years to come.

Choose wisely—your garden and your wallet will thank you in the years ahead.


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