Metal Garden Shed FAQ

Metal garden shed questions

Q: What size metal shed do I need for my garden?

A: The size of your garden building will depend on the amount of space available. From experience, we know that the storage space a garden shed provides will always be used, so buy the biggest shed you can afford as long as it fits comfortably in the space available. At Asgard, we offer a wide range of sizes to suit every space. If you are replacing an existing shed, you should consider whether to have the same size again or perhaps larger. You should also consider whether your shed will be used regularly, will require easy access, single or double doors and a ramp access. Compare the shed sizes available from Asgard in this shed sizes comparison table.  

Q: Where should I locate my garden shed?

A: Ideally your garden shed should have a clear space which is slightly larger than the unit itself and that the entrance will not be restricted. This ensures easy access for both installation and future maintenance.  You should also cut back or remove any nearby shrubs and trees and remember to allow for future growth. Read the article here to help you decide where to locate your Asgard metal shed.  

Q: What type of base is suitable for my shed?

A: All sheds need a substantial base. The base should be solid, square, flat and level to ensure the stability of your shed. We recommend using paving slabs, tarmac or concrete. A solid concrete base is more permanent and provides an excellent base for a metal shed. Paving slabs are another practical and cost effective option, especially for a smaller shed. Remember that extra time spent preparing a good base is normally repaid with time saved later on during the installation Read the article on building a base for your Shed.  

Q: Does the shed require DIY assembly?

A: The Asgard metal sheds are delivered in individual panels and will require assembling. The Assembly of a shed from Asgard is a straight forward as all units can be installed with only basic tools, such as a hammer, a screwdriver, a power drill, a spirit level, an adjustable spanner. All the necessary fixtures and fittings required are provided with the unit as well as easy to follow illustrated instructions. However, if you are not a DIY enthusiast, we also offer a Shed Installation Service - please contact us for more details.  

Q: Can I choose a left /right handed door for my shed unit?

A: Yes. Although our units come with a right handed door as standard, please specify if you would like a left-handed door instead when placing your order.  

Q: Can I have electricity in my garden shed?

A: Yes, some of our metal sheds have an optional electric power point which can be fitted to the unit to provide an electricity supply to a garden shed. Please note that we recommend that you consult an approved electrician to fit this.

Q: Do I need Planning permissions for an Asgard metal shed?

A: The good news is that generally, in most cases, you would not need to get planning permission for the outdoor metal storage units from Asgard, as the building is classed as a 'Portable Building'  However, there are a few points to bear in mind, please refer to our article on Planning Permissions and Building Regulations for Garden sheds for more details.  

Q. Do metal sheds suffer from condensation?

A. A metal shed may be susceptible to excess dampness and condensation without adequate planning and preparation. However, the Asgrd metal garden sheds have an integral ventilation system in the roof minimizes the build up of condensation inside the unit, keeping your equipment dry and safe. If the shed bases are not constructed properly, a damp base will almost certainly cause condensation to form so always ensure that the concrete or slab base is of the correct size i.e. slightly larger than the shed base.  We also advise that the edges of the base should be towelled smooth and slightly angled down towards the edge so that water seepage does not occur. Another important point is to make sure there are no plants or bushes close to the unit which may cause moisture to enter the metal shed.  

Q. Will a metal shed rust quickly?

A. The Asgard metal shed is constructed with galvanised steel panels and a hardwearing paint coat and is very low maintenance compared to a wooden shed which requires constant care to prevent dampness and rioting.  

Q. Are the Asgard Steel metal sheds strong enough to withstand extreme weather - snow and gales?

A. Yes - the Asgard steel sheds are designed and built to not only with stand attack from theft and break-ins but also to withstand the wet and windy weather. The Asgard metal garden sheds are all coated with a hardwearing paint finish to prevent rust to the shed and include features such as an inbuilt ventilation system and integral rain guard on the roof of the doors.  

Q: What quality guarantee do I get with my garden shed?

A: We take pride in our high quality metal sheds and are proud to offer a 10 year anti-rust guarantee for all our metal garden sheds.  

Q: Are your garden sheds only available in Dark Green?

A: Our metal garden shed are available in a range of colours to suit the garden environment, including Dark Green, Dark Brown and Ivory.  

For more information on our Metal Garden Sheds, see our metal garden storage range here.