As a place to store tools, do DIY projects, or simply serve as a place to hide from your children, partner, or just the world for a few minutes of peace and quiet, the garden shed has countless uses. Sadly, even the most modern, hard-wearing outhouses eventually need to be pulled down, but it’s not as if you can put them in your bin – or, sometimes, even take them apart and dispose of them yourself.
Thankfully, Divert’s experts know exactly how to dismantle and remove your shed, as well as all the ways you can get shot of these classic garden fixtures.
Unlike a lot of other unwanted items in the home and garden, there are plenty of reasons to explore shed disposal, even when they’re in good working order.
A lot of sheds are thrown away simply because people who move into a new home want to make more space in their garden. Even if they’re structurally sound, they can be ugly fixtures that even a lick of paint won’t fix. If you decide to overhaul your garden with decking or gravel, you might not need anything more than a cabinet to store your tools – and getting rid of your shed would unlock even more room.
Sometimes, it’s just a case of wanting a bigger shed. Having enough space for your garden tools is obviously good, but you might want more space for a desk, chair, or even a TV and fridge – why not? You might as well make the most of your private hideaway, especially when you could be pretending to fix something that’s not broken in the slightest, and just watch the snooker with a tinnie instead.
However, chances are you might have a problem with your existing shed. Thanks to the Great British weather and a hands-off approach, garden sheds can fall into disrepair. Maybe a roof can be recovered, or it can be repainted or restained, but once the structural core of it’s compromised, there’s no going back. Mould, rot, rust and other problems can set in, and it’s game over.
In the worst-case scenario, older brick sheds can even have asbestos: everyone’s favourite fireproof substance until the 1970s, when we finally realised it caused serious lung conditions and cancer. If yours has this, it’s best to steer entirely clear of it and call in the experts – the Health and Safety Executive estimates 5,000 people die each year from asbestos-related illness.
However, if you think you can do it yourself, there are a few options on shed removal, though costs vary!
However, it’s a tough job that takes time, and may very well cause damage to your vehicle, or even injuries to you!
On a wider level, skips are absolutely shocking for the environment; not only will a skip delivery need a massive truck to drop it off and pick it up, but your skip could well end up in landfill, and even wood will be treated – making it a hazard to nature.