The shed is a valuable addition to any home, whether it’s used for storage, as a rec room or as a workshop. When it comes to sheds you have two main options – powered or unpowered. What type of shed you choose depends on a number of factors, not least of which is what your needs are. That’s why we’ve outlined what you need to know about each type; to help you make an informed decision. If you need to know anything else or need more help making your choice, your local shed
supplier will be only too happy to help.
All About Powered Sheds
A powered shed is one which has electricity supplied to it in some manner, either by connecting it to mains electricity or by solar power. If you connect mains electricity to your shed, you will need to have trenches dug to run the cables to the shed. All electricity connections must be done by a licensed electrician. The cost of hiring an electrician and running cable to your shed will add onto the cost of your shed substantially. If you don’t want to use mains electricity, you can have a green electrician or similar install a small solar PV system on your roof to supply your shed with power.
Powered sheds are much more versatile as you can use them for so much more. For example, you can run tools, light up the shed, run fans for cooling, or even power a TV or stereo for entertainment. This added versatility means that you’re not just stuck using your shed for storage – you can indulge your handy side by using your shed as a workshop, kick back and relax, or simply just find something you need with ease. You’ll also be adding value onto your home as a whole!
All About Unpowered Sheds
As you might expect, an unpowered shed is one where there isn’t any power run to the shed at all. They’re perfect if you just need a shed to store your lawnmower and gardening equipment or don’t need to actually do anything inside your shed. Unpowered sheds are the cheaper option and you have the option of putting them up yourselves. They’re also less complicated as you don’t have to worry about getting an electrician out to run power cables to it or anything like that. Of course, the lack of power can prove to be inconvenient at times but you can overcome this by using battery powered lights to illuminate dim areas of the shed, or run an extension cord from your home to power your tools or other equipment.