Confused by the number of shed styles and constructions available? Want to know more about which is the right shed for you? Looking for more information on different styles of shed? FreeDeliveryOnSheds.co.uk has put together the most comprehensive checklist of shed types, with descriptions and pictures to help get the right shed for you.
The different construction options for sheds can be baffling – what is a reverse apex overlap shed? FreeDeliveryOnSheds.co.uk has put together a guide covering the most common, and not so common shed constructions,with a description and image of each. Watch this video which gives a brief overview of the types of shed you can buy:
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An apex shed has two slopes, with the highest point down the middle of the shed along its length.
Overlap timber is rough sawn to the touch. The slats are nailed to the framing of the building with each overlapping the other creating a water tight external cladding. Overlap sheds tend to be more rustic in appearance and are often an affordable option.
Tongue & Groove shed
Tongue & Groove, or T&G, is made by interlocking lengths of wooden boards, like floorboards, that provide greater strength and durability. Tongue & Groove sheds tend to be more expensive than other constructions like overlap or shiplap.
A pent shed has a single slope. The highest point of the roof is one the side of the door.
Shiplap timber is a shaped and formed piece of timber. Each piece connects to the next with an interlocking tongue and groove joint. The finished panels are nailed into place creating a superior cladded finish to the outside of the shed.
Shiplap Pent shed
This combines the features of a pent shed and shiplap construction
Reverse apex sheds offer plenty of space to the side of the doors which will give you a stylish wooden building for your garden.
Shiplap Reverse Apex shed
This shed combines the construction of shiplap with the reverse apex style above
Apex Overlap shed
Combines the cheaper overlap construction with an apex roof
Pent Overlap shed
Combines the sloping single roof of the pent style with the cheaper, rough sawn overlap construction
Shiplap Apex shed
This combination is the standard apex inverted v-shaped roof and the shiplap construction, of shaped and formed timber
Reverse Apex overlap shed
Getting the hang of it now? Overlap is the rough hewn, cheaper timber used to overlap the boards, like fence panels, and the reverse apex roof gives more space to the side of the doors, check out the image below
Shiplap Offset Apex shed
A picture speaks a thousand words! Shiplap construction, with an apex roof that protrudes to provide an overhang at the front of the shed – I did my best, take a look! T
Sheds come in a variety of different styles, from gothic to dutch barn to combination, these are listed below – click on each style for descriptions and pictures of each:
Gothic style shed
Combination style shed
Post and Beam shed
Dutch barn style shed
Georgian style shed
Sentry box shed
Heavy duty shed