A garden shed is an essential addition to the garden if you have space. Not only are they a great place to store tools; you can also keep compost, pots and seeds out of the elements with a spacious shed. Whether you're looking for something stylish or practical we're likely to have a solution in our piece on the best garden sheds.


Although many people prefer the look of a wooden shed, if you have a modern garden or you're looking for something that is low maintenance and doesn't require painting, a metal shed could be the perfect option.

How long do metal sheds last?

Lots of the options on our list come with a 10+ year guarantee, but they're likely to last much longer. Metal is a sturdy material not prone to rot like wooden sheds so can last many years.

Why are metal sheds good value for money?

Metal sheds are cheaper to produce than other options on the market and they need less up-keep than a wooden shed that will need painting every few years, making them cheaper in the long run too.

Best metal sheds

TANGZON Metal Garden Shed

Metal shed

This multi-purpose metal shed from TANGZON would make a great option for a spacious garden. It has ample interior space for storing tools and gardening equipment such as lawn mowers, ladders and wheelbarrows. The sliding double doors make this metal shed easy to access, and it also features several air vents to keep air circulation up and minimise that musty shed smell. This shed is constructed from heavy-duty steel making it weather resistant and able to withstand the wear and tear of regular use.

Yardmaster Pent Metal Shed

Small metal shed

This metal shed from Buy Sheds Direct is a great option for those with a smaller garden who are more limited on space. It comes with a 10-year anti-rust guarantee, making it a durable and trusty option. It is made from hot-dipped galvanised steel with a lockable door and anti-tamper bolts so you can store garden tools and bikes with no worries.

AECOJOY Metal Storage Shed

Metal shed

This metal utility shed from AECOJOY is made from panels of thickened galvanised steel, making it a very durable shed option. The perfect protection for gardening tools and equipment from the weather, this shed also features a hinged door and a metal locking system. The sloping design of the roof stops water from pooling and offers the perfect opportunity to install rain-saving devices for watering the garden. As well as space for garden spades, forks and power tools, this shed is big enough to double up as bike-storage too.

Absco Utility Metal Shed

Metal shed

This large metal shed from Homebase is perfect for those looking for substantial storage space. Large enough to store a car or bikes and motorbikes, it also has ample space for creating additional shelving to store garden tools. You could even fit a potting bench in there to while away the hours. Made from steel, it has a 12 year anti-rust guarantee and comes in the attractive pale eucalyptus colour.

Outsunny Corrugated Metal Shed

Metal shed

This spacious metal shed from Outsunny Store measures 9ft by 4ft, making it a great option for a narrow city garden. Made from galvanised steel it has a top coat added for extra weather protection. It is the perfect size for storing essential gardening equipment.

Rowlinson Woodvale Metal Apex Shed

Wood panelled metal shed

This shed from Argos has a metal body but features attractive wood-grain panels giving it a more classic look which would work well in a traditional style garden. With lockable sliding doors and plenty of interior space for tools and equipment, this would make a great shed for any garden.


Didn't find what you're looking for? Take a look at our piece on potting sheds or take a look at these glasshouses.


Molly Blair
Molly Blaireditorial and digital assistant

Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.