sunday telegraph
the sun

UK LANDLORD

Property Professional

Why do you need a garden structures specialist to put up your shed?

You may have considered building a wooden structure in your garden. Perhaps you want a small garden shed for storing your tools in, or a workshop made from wooden sleepers that you can use to build furniture, or a man cave, outdoor study or additional living area. Or perhaps you aren’t looking for anything like a shed, but are in the market for a new fence, trellis, gate, pergola or gazebo. Maybe you even want some decking put in!

Whether you need help putting up a flat-pack shed or want a fully custom-made building designed specifically for you, a wooden garden structures specialist can help.

What does a wooden garden structures specialist do?

A wooden structures specialist will perform a variety of tasks, but their primary responsibility is designing, delivering and installing a bespoke wooden building. Wooden structures specialists are more than carpenters who can assemble flat-pack furniture; they are creative and have a unique eye for design, which they use to design a shed or summer house to your specifications. Their responsibilities include:.

  • Garden structures planning and design: A specialist can ensure that your summer house or other structure is built according to your wishes. While you can choose what your new building will look like, your specialist may advise on the best materials, treatment, finish and overall structure, depending on its intended purpose. They will also advise on the right wall thickness, roof shape, doors, and windows. Your specialist will then draw up a plan or blueprint for your new building and ensure you’re completely satisfied before ordering the materials and moving on to the next phase.
  • Installation: A professional garden shed or wooden structure specialist will then install your building where you want it. They will ensure it’s durable and treat the wood to ensure it can withstand harsh elements, such as wind, rain and frost. This is important to make sure that the wood doesn’t decay over time, so that you can enjoy your building for years to come with little maintenance required.
  • Delivery of the structure: If your shed has been built offsite, as some are, a specialist will deliver it to your home and ensure it is securely installed in your garden.

How to find a wooden garden structures specialist near you?

To find a wooden garden structures specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to garden specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Building your new wooden garden structure is just one part of renovating your garden. For complete enjoyment of your outdoor space, you may want to plant flowers, install a garden irrigation system or construct a pond. HaMuch’s vetted tradesmen can help.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Pembrokeshire£16£140
Aberdeenshire£25£250
St Albans£34£227
Harrogate£24£184
Tendring£26£186
Stockport£31£200
Epping Forest£35£217
West Lancashire£24£171
Charnwood£23£180
South Cambridgeshire£29£245

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Derby£25£188
South Bedfordshire£33£237
Stockport£33£193
Mid Bedfordshire£32£228
Wokingham£34£219
Gwynedd£20£159
Dudley£29£170
Bolton£26£184
Isle of Wight£27£196
Bristol£24£189

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Cambridgeshire£33£233
Warwick£31£226
Pembrokeshire£24£188
St Albans£41£245
Nottingham£29£200
Tendring£30£221
Birmingham£30£210
Dover£29£196
Manchester£30£213
Torbay£27£215

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Trafford£24£173
Luton£30£209
Calderdale£23£134
Glasgow£26£219
Oldham£23£161
Wirral£25£186
East Dunbartonshire£26£219
Nottingham£17£127
Waveney£15£120
Thamesdown£31£212

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thanet£28£165
Scottish Borders£23£165
Gateshead£41£258
Dacorum£53£281
Leicester£16£150
Manchester£45£238
Stroud£50£175
Sandwell£62£338
Southampton£48£250
Braintree£38£212

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Oxford£20£150
Liverpool£14£115
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£222
Ipswich£15£122
Newport£26£190
Maidstone£18£140
Mid Bedfordshire£23£158
Stroud£36£255
Peterborough£15£250
Bridgend£11£110

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Conway£30£150
Leeds£32£213
North Ayrshire£37£200
Rotherham£29£172
Chester£35£175
Havant & Waterloo£50£400
Stafford£29£180
Cambridge£34£250
Wigan£36£249
Portsmouth£38£225

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Vale Royal£36£218
Tendring£58£282
Chester£36£209
Eastleigh£42£262
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£43£280
Calderdale£32£215
Redcar & Cleveland£35£217
Maidstone£44£247
Ashfield£38£234
Windsor & Maidenhead£52£281

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Falkirk£38£255
Epping Forest£52£278
Sheffield£32£221
North Somerset£38£243
Highland£40£320
South Ayrshire£35£217
Arun£44£255
Basildon£45£251
Nottingham£37£231
Lisburn£30£196

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Slough£33£200
Tendring£21£156
North Wiltshire£20£160
Trafford£22£165
West Wiltshire£20£160
Elmbridge£30£195
South Cambridgeshire£26£176
Vale Royal£20£146
Wigan£21£158
Eastleigh£30£178

HaMuch's offical partners include:

Danfoss Delta Dore Devi Drayton Fernox Franke HIP Magazine Pegler Polypipe SPARKS Magazine SureStop Wago