Does Your Home Need a Metal Garden Shed?

If you’re thinking of building a new garden shed, metal might not be the first material that springs to mind. But it’s got lots of advantages and could make you the ideal outbuilding.

Before you choose the type of garden shed you’re going to build, make sure you do your research. We’ve put together a list of advantages and disadvantages to help you work out if a metal garden shed is for you.

Metal garden shed advantages


One of the main advantages to metal garden sheds is that they’re durable. They can last for a long time with very little maintenance. If you get a good quality one, it can last for around 25 years. This is great if you want a shed that’s low-hassle and reliable.


Another bonus to metal garden sheds is that they can be very secure. A high-quality metal shed is a great place to store valuable gardening equipment like mowers or chainsaws. If you secure it with appropriate locks then you can have peace of mind that no-one will be running away with your tools anytime soon.


Lots of people also buy metal sheds because they’re relatively easy to move. If you’re planning on moving house or redesigning your garden in the future, you can be sure that moving your metal shed won’t be too difficult.

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Metal garden shed disadvantages

Prone to rust and corrosion

Unfortunately, metal garden sheds do have some disadvantages. They can be prone to rust and corrosion, which can be difficult to combat. You can help to avoid rust and corrosion problems by buying a high-quality shed that’s rust resistant.

Can look unattractive

Another big objection that a lot of people have to metal garden sheds is that they look ugly. You can get some very well-designed metal sheds nowadays, but the fact remains that many people prefer the appearance of wooden sheds. Before you buy a metal shed, research styles and think about whether one would look good in your garden.

So there are reasons to both buy a metal garden shed and avoid them. If you decide that a metal shed is for you and need help sourcing one and building it, click ‘Start my project’ and complete our online form. We’ll connect you with up to 4 local professionals.


Approx. £120 - £2,000

Depending on the size of the shed

Building time

Approx. 1-2 days

Depending on the size of the shed

Advantages and disadvantages
  • Durable
  • Secure
  • Portable
  • Prone to rust and corrosion
  • Can look unattractive