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The Difference Between a Garden Shed and a Work Shed

“A shed by any other name is still a …:” All sheds are not created equal, this statement is far more accurate when you’re considering the modern shed. And no place is this fact more evident than at Australia’s leading supplier of sheds, Col Western Sheds.

In regards to garden sheds and work sheds this fact is also very noticeable. So, to clear up the question, what is the difference between a garden shed and a work shed, we have decided to lay out the differences so you can make a knowledgeable decision on which shed would work best for your needs.

Work Shed
As the name implies, a work shed is a shed that has shelves, a workbench and enough space for storage. If you’re the type of person who enjoys tinkering around with different project, who is creative with their hands or always fixing something around the house, this shed would be the preferred option.

Rather than going out and replacing that broken appliance, you are the type of person who would rather fix the one you have. If you’re the type of person who would much rather fix your leaky faucet, then hire a plumber, a work shed is what you need.

The Difference Between a Garden Shed And a Work Shed

A Col Western Sheds Work Shed
The difference between a customised work shed from Col Western Sheds and a run of the mill “nothing special” work shed from a cookie cutter shed supplier is simple.

When you purchase a work shed from Col Western Sheds you’re able to add several different customised touches to make the work shed your own. To customise your work shed so it fits your needs and requirements you can choose from the many different features offered, including:

* Gabled Roof
* 1.800m Hinged Doors and Gutters
* Windows
* Skylights
* Trusses
* Doors
* Shelving
* Roof Ventilators

Work shed sizes range from 3.110m x 1.110m x 2.400m to 7.70m x 3.870m x 2.400m. Whatever your needs and requirements are, Col Western Sheds has a configuration that will work perfect for you.

Garden Shed
A garden shed is a place where you store all of your lawn and garden equipment like your lawn mower, leaf blower, edger, rakes, snow shovels, snow blower, etc.

You may also want an area for planting. If you have a green thumb, then a bench and pegboard where you can keep all of your pots, dirt and gardening tools. This will come in handy for potting and planting seedlings or starter plants and vegetables, or flowers to place in your garden and prize winning flower beds.

When it comes to a customised shed to fit your needs, your only limitation is your imagination. If you want the best shed that money can buy, you need to check out the garden sheds and work sheds at Col Western Sheds.

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    "EXCEPTIONA" !! I ordered a shed online in May (from elsewhere) & I am still waiting on it!!!!! “Guess What”, I was totally ripped off & lost $2,000.00, if only I had searched a little harder online I would of dealt with you in the first place, its always nice to deal face to face with professional people. I will be happy to recommend your company to all my family & friends for your prompt & efficient service.

    Lynda of Milperra

  • Thankyou to Col Western for yet another fantastic experience with the order, delivery, install and end product. We are very happy with our sheds and highly recomment Col Western to our friends and family.

    Karen of Beecroft

  • I just want to advise you of the terrific service one of your shed builders provided to us when last week he built the shed we ordered through your Penrith office. Dave and his young helper provided first class workmanship, he was very polite, and the clean up was a pleasure compared to most other tradesmen. We are soon going to order a further shed via Penrith and I have no hesitation in recommending your products. Thank you Dave, and thank you to Col Western Sheds.

    Martin of Kings Langley

  • Thank you to all at Col Western Sheds for your excellent service. From the time I made a weekend telephone enquiry, place a telephone order for a shed early the following week, received by email a diagram and quote, received advice of expected delivery time and took delivery at exactly the promised time from friendly helpful delivery men, I received outstanding service

    Bill of Wareemba

  • I would like to thank you very much for helping us so promptly with our bird aviary. There was a lot of discussion between the doves on returning to their new cage, but they have now settled in again very happily !! We really appreciate the hurry you gave us the order. Thank you very very much

    Marilla of South Coogee

  • Very pleased with the shed – Installers also very good & co-operative

    Ron of Lemon Tree Passage

  • Just letting you know that I received my shed even earlier than advised. It is so good to deal with a company that values it’s customers and delivers on ALL of it’s promises. I loved the ease of use of the web site along with the easy to find prices. I received great service at the Penrith Store when i went in to make my purchase. Fabulous communications re my purchase, and delivery well above my expectations. The product ain’t half bad either

    Ben of Richmond

Australians have been trusting us for over 35 years to manufacture and install their Garden Sheds, as well as Work Sheds, Bird Aviaries, Dog Pens & Kennel, Carports and Awnings. Come in and talk to us at one of our friendly stores placed in Gosford, Penrith, Wollongong, Newcastle or Smeaton Grange.