If you want a high quality garden storage solution, but have a limited amount of lawn space available for a traditional shed, then lean-to sheds could be the perfect solution. There are a growing number of models to choose from as well, which is why WhatShed have created this handy guide to the very best lean to sheds that can be bought online in the UK today.
Here at WhatShed we’ve reviewed sheds in all forms and sizes, so we know what makes a truly outstanding lean to shed that deserves to be in our league table. We also wanted to ensure that all the lean to sheds featured here were readily available and easy for consumers to find delivery in days of ordering. Its for this reson that all garden sheds we’ve only considered models which are sold by the UK’s ten leading online retailers of garden buildings, who between them account for more than 95% of this market.
5 x 2’7 Waltons Pale Eucalyptus Easy Build Pent Metal Lean To Shed
Whilst sold and marketed by Waltons, this is made by the Australian company Absco, the galvanised steel garden sheds specialist.. It’s a winning combination of a retailer and manufacturer that you can trust, and we’ve always found their sheds to be very durable and very good value as well. We were pleased to find that their lean to shed lived up to that reputation, and at just over two hundred pounds this five foot by two and a half foot model is very competitively priced given how tough and durable we found it. A sign of its reliability comes in the 30 year guarantee against corrosion, which is as long as we’ve seen provided on any of the sheds, in any size and substrate, that we’ve reviewed. These factors helped it gain the top spot in our WhatShed league table.
This compact galvanised steel lean to shed makes an ideal supplementary storage area for people who already have a larger shed, or a great beginner’s shed for people with small to medium gardens. Visual appeal is never an area in which lean to sheds score highly, when compared to many of the traditional stand alone models we see, but even so we liked the pale green eucalyptus colour scheme that has been applied to the strong steel cladding. As with other sheds in the Absco range, it should also be easy to assemble and very sturdy and weather resistant once installed.
6 x 3 Shed-Plus Pent Pressure Treated Overlap Lean To Shed
A lean to shed can come in all substrates, but this six foot by three foot model is one of the most traditionally roof style garden sheds that we’ve seen. It features overlap cladding, rather than the tongue and groove cladding that we usually like to see on wooden garden buildings, but this gives it a very rustic and yet stylish appearance that we know many people will love. The use of cost effective overlap cladding also means that the shed can be offered to consumers at a more than reasonable price of less than two hundred pounds. It’s this combination of value and aesthetic appeal that gains it second place in our league table.
Despite its relatively small base area this is taller than many lean to sheds that we see, boasting a ridge height of 2.03m and an eaves height of 1.77m, so you can probably fit more gardening tools and equipment inside than you might at first think. We were also pleased to see that the timber had been given an initial pressure treatment, which adds a long lasting anti rot protection. This in turn allows the manufacturer to provide this lean to shed with a 15 year warranty against wet rot, which we found very reassuring, and it’s not something we expected to see at such a low price. This garden storage shed is perfect for storing all the garden furniture and accessories in.
7’5 x 5 Absco Storemaster 2ZA Zinc Metal Lean To Shed
Another galvanised steel shed and the second Absco manufactured building to gain a place inside our lean to shed top three, which shows what an impressive range they produce. As this is significantly bigger, at just over seven foot by five foot, it arguably represents even better value for money. It comes with a 20 rather than 30 year warranty however, although we still feel that’s a very generous anti-rust provision, and we found the zincallume colour scheme less visually pleasing than the green paintwork we saw earlier. This accounts for their relative positioning, but if you don’t mind having metallic looking sheds in your garden then you may want to put this at the top of your own list.
This metal lean to shed is ideal for gardens that are in open and exposed areas, because once assembled they should feel very strong and sturdy. Indeed, they have been tested in their native Australia and shown to withstand winds in excess of ninety miles per hour. They are also a good choice for people who have never assembled their own shed before, as they use a patented easy assembly system called SnapTite. The preformed sheets simply snap into place along a guiding channel, which should make the installation process simpler, safer, and a lot quicker.
5 x 8 Lotus Heritage Green Lean To Shed
Metal clad buildings have dominated the upper half of this guide to the UK’s best lean to shed available online today. This five foot by eight foot Lotus model is a perfect example why. Not only does it offer excellent value for money, it also offers significant benefits when compared to timber sheds in that it can’t rot and is immune from insect attack. For that reason, it’s virtually maintenance free and the consumer won’t be tied to costly and time consuming treatment schedules in order to keep the 10 year warranty supplied by the manufacturer valid. Indeed, we feel that this warranty period could have been even longer, which is the only thing preventing the shed from reaching an even higher position.
We know that a lot of people don’t want anything too starkly metallic looking on their property, but we found this to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing metal sheds we’ve seen. The majority green paintwork contrasts nicely with the cream single hinged door, and we were pleased to see that this door was padlock ready even though a lock isn’t supplied as standard. The galvanised steel was also thicker than we usually see on a metal clad lean to shed, so this should prove to be durable and wind resistant.
6 x 3 Shed-Plus Shiplap Pent Dip Treated Lean To Shed
The final shed in the top half of our guide has the same six foot by three foot dimensions of the second placed shed that we looked at earlier, and it also has the high eaves and ridge height that we welcomed. It means that there’s lots of vertical storage space available if shelving is added, and it also ensures that you shouldn’t have to duck down too much when walking through the single hinged door which has been diagonally braced to give it extra strength. This lean to shed has a 10 year, rather than 15 year, warranty however, which is why it features lower down our list. If the wood was pressure treated this leanto would have made it higher on the list.
6 x 2’6 Waltons Tongue And Groove Modular Pent Lean-To Shed
This mid sized modular lean to shed has a design that’s very different to any of the others featured here, and it’s one that adds even more practicality. At first glance they resemble other lean to sheds of this size, but the difference is that as well as having double hinged doors that open at the front, there’s a hinged door at the side as well. When all the doors are open it makes it should make it incredibly easy to move objects in and out, and that’s why we feel this would be ideal for the storage of larger items such as bicycles, lawn mowers and even motorbikes.
Trimetals Titan 940 Metal
Lean to sheds are, by design, among the most stable and reliable garden buildings that we review. That’s because the supporting wall gives them extra strength and protection from the elements. Even with that in mind, we were impressed by just how strong and sturdy this galvanised steel Trimetals lean to shed should be, and we think it should certainly lives up to its tough sounding Titan name. The galvanised steel used for the cladding is the thickest we’ve seen, and the manufacturer claims it to be 50% thicker than the standard steel cladding used on most metal sheds. We were also impressed with the 25 year manufacturer’s warranty that comes with it, as that’s also a sign of how confident they are in the building and the materials used in it.
Keter 6 x 2 Flat Roof Double Wall Resin Plastic
The vast majority of lean to sheds we encounter are made from either timber or metal, so we were pleased to find one plastic clad example worthy of a place inside our top ten lean to shed league table. Plastic resin is in many ways an ideal substrate for sheds, as it won’t rot or rust and is immune to insect and rodent attack, so maintenance is as simple as washing or hosing it down occasionally. We know, however, that some people don’t find plastic sheds as visually pleasing as their timber counterparts; this six foot by two foot model could change their mind, as we found the white and black colour scheme pleasing on the eye, and we especially liked the woodgrain effect added to the cladding.
Larchlap 4 x 2 Overlap Wall Store
Sometimes a relatively compact storage space can make a big difference, and this four foot by two foot lean to shed could prove to be very useful. With a peak height of 1.49m they’re large enough to take a selection of garden tools and implements such as spades and pitchforks, and we can also imagine it being used as an all weather store for logs and firewood or for bags of soil and compost. What impressed us most of all about this shed is the price tag of less than a hundred pounds, and it’s this exceptional value for money that gains it a place inside our top ten league table.
Rowlinson 6 x 3 Double Door Tongue And Groove
This wooden lean to shed has been designed primarily with bike storage in mind, and whilst it’s perfect for that purpose we feel it can be used for much more as well. The width of 1.83m, or six foot, and depth of 0.83m can probably hold more garden tools and goods than you might think, and the wide opening double doors should make it easy to store and retrieve even large and bulky items. For that reason we can imagine it being used as a lawn mower store, and there should still be plenty of room for other gardening items around it.