Top 10 Workshop Retailers

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Nothing says that you are an experienced DIY enthusiast or a person who has some kind of artistic flair, like a large workshop standing with pride in your garden. While it is true a shed can do pretty much the same job a workshop can, we understand that sometimes you want that extra bit of space you get with a workshop or you want a building that is specifically designed with working in mind and not just tossing your tools and mower inside. Well today we are showing you who the top ten workshop retailers are. We have checked each site, seen what they have to offer and also taken note of which sites are easy to use and which ones are a little on the complicated side. So grab a beer, glass of wine or even just a coke and enjoy our top 10 workshop retailers list.

Garden Buildings Direct Why they make the No.1 spot
Garden Buildings Direct
We Rate It
9.5
Product Selection 9.5/10
95% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 9.5/10
95% Complete

First up, we have Garden Buildings Direct. Impressively, they have an actual workshop section and then they have a separate section for wooden and metal workshops. They do mix in a couple of sheds here and there which is to be expected, but they do have the best workshop selection of any site in our opinion. Each workshop  more...

that they have is available in different sizes, with various extras and has a very detailed description and multiple pictures. All in all, the site handles their workshop section just incredibly well and without a doubt this is the first site you want to check if you are in the market for a workshop.

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Sheds Why they make the No.2 spot
Sheds
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9.5/10
95% Complete
Delivery Times 9/10
90% Complete

Sheds.co.uk are very clever with their workshop section. To start with, like Garden Buildings Direct they have a separate wood and metal section which we like. They also have a very decent selection of actual workshops on here and each one has a few different pictures as well as plenty of information so you know exactly what kind of workshop  more...

you are looking at. They seem to specialise in more high end workshops here as they only have one workshop priced at under £500, but if you want a large, high quality and in general very impressive, top of the line workshop then these guys will not let you down.

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Shed Store Why they make the No.3 spot
Shed Store
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 9/10
90% Complete

While the good folks at Shed Store do have a section of their website dedicated to workshops, they do have many, many sheds in this section as well. But they do of course also have some workshops in here as well so you do get a mix. Whereas Garden Buildings Direct pushes their workshops at you first in their workshop section, you have  more...

to scroll down past at least 20 sheds before you get to a workshop on here. Still this is a easy to use site and they do have a lot of choice, with most of their products having some kind of extras or customisation options.

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Buy Sheds Direct Why they make the No.4 spot
Buy Sheds Direct
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 9/10
90% Complete
Customer Service Suppor 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9.5/10
95% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

We will be honest with you here, Buy Sheds Direct could have very easily have taken the number three spot as they and Shed Store are very similar in the way they have their workshop section – sheds mixed in and also the amount of workshops/sheds they have on offer. We really like how there is a good mix of lower cost structures as well as some very  more...

high end workshops as well. The information on most of their products is very vast and may be a little overwhelming for some, but we actually really like this as it lets you know exactly what you are getting. So while you may have to look through a lot of products on here, we can tell you that they do have some pretty awesome workshops on here.

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Waltons Why they make the No.5 spot
Waltons
We Rate It
9.0
Product Selection 8.5/10
85% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 9/10
90% Complete

Waltons have a combined workshop and garage section which we really do not have any complaints about, as they do have a decent selection of workshops. But they do mix in a lot of sheds here, so while they do have some fantastic workshops, you will have to look around and do a lot of clicking to see all the workshops they have. When you do  more...

click on one of their workshops, you will be pleased to know that there is a fair amount of information here and also a few pictures as well so you get a really good idea about what each workshop offers. We also liked how they had a few cheaper workshops and larger sheds as well so if you are on a budget then you will certainly want to have a look here.

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Taylors Why they make the No.6 spot
Taylors
We Rate It
8.5
Product Selection 8.5/10
85% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 8/10
80% Complete
Delivery Times 7.5/10
75% Complete

This is a site in general which we really, really like as they have a ton of different sections and categories, some of which have their own sub categories. But for some reason there is no dedicated workshop section on the site so you have to use their search function which mixes in their workshops with all kind of other buildings like summerhouses, garages  more...

and sheds. They do actually have some very impressive workshops on here and they do a wonderful job in letting you know the important info, but finding their workshops is way more work than it should be. Also one other thing is that some of their workshops say that they can take up to 12 weeks for delivery, so keep that in mind if you want a workshop in a hurry.

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Homebase Why they make the No.7 spot
Homebase
We Rate It
8.5
Product Selection 7.5/10
75% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 8/10
80% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

Homebase have their workshops as a subcategory of their sheds section, which does make it a bit out of the way, but it is not something that made us want to scream obscenities at the screen. They have a few different workshops here, but they are high end ones with the cheapest one being £999.00, so this is not for those of you who are on a budget.  more...

They do though on the same page have a few sheds that would work well as a workshop and that was a nice touch.

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B&Q Why they make the No.8 spot
B&Q
We Rate It
8.0
Product Selection 6.5/10
65% Complete
Customer Service Support 8.5/10
85% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

B&Q only offer two workshops, but their site is easy to use, the workshops are not overpriced and the information they give you is exactly what you need to know. They even have a few pictures as well. Interestingly, B&Q do not show any sheds or any other kind of structures in their workshop section so the two that they offer are all that you will see. In all  more...

honesty, we really like this website and if they had a few more workshops for sale then we feel that they would have easily been a few spots higher on our top 10 workshop retailers list.

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Sheds World Why they make the No.9 spot
Sheds World
We Rate It
7.0
Product Selection 8.5/10
85% Complete
Customer Service Support 6/10
60% Complete
User Friendliness 7.5/10
75% Complete
Delivery Times 6/10
60% Complete

The workshop section at Sheds World is actually rather impressive at first glance as they have a great selection of wooden and metal workshops, all in different sizes and also to suit all budgets as well. The site we found to be very easy to use and the amount of information they give you for each workshop is fine. Sheds World though are know for not exactly  more...

having the fastest delivery times and this is because they do not stock the workshops themselves. They also do not have the most positive reputation when it comes to customer service so that is something you will want to consider before using this site.  

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Wickes Why they make the No.10 spot
Wickes
We Rate It
8.0
Product Selection 5/10
50% Complete
Customer Service Support 9/10
90% Complete
User Friendliness 9/10
90% Complete
Delivery Times 8.5/10
85% Complete

Propping up our list of top ten workshop retailers is Wickes. Now Wickes do actually have a workshop and garage section, similar to Waltons which is something we like, but Wickes do not actually have any workshops for sale at all. This section just has four, very highly priced garages in it. Now these garages would work as a workshop, but they are £1000 plus  more...

garages, so this is not something that we see many people being okay with. The site and the information that they offer is fine, but we just wish they offered a couple of workshops or even another garage more suited for people with tighter budgets.

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