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Homebase reports 200% rise in plastic shed sales

Homebase shed

Homeowners across Britain are turning to unconventional ways of increasing valuable storage space in their homes.

It would see that as a nation, we’ve run out of space under the bed, at the back of the wardrobe and in ‘that kitchen draw’, as leading garden retailer Homebase reports a 200 per cent year on year increase¹ in outside plastic storage sheds.

Heidi Towse, Outdoor Structure Buyer for Homebase, said: “The average three bedroom family home is much smaller than it was 50 years ago.

“We also have a lot more outside furniture and accessories that need a home during the winter months. We no longer just have a bench in the garden, but instead an array of furniture including parasols, bistro sets and sun loungers to store away.

“Plastic sheds seem to be the key to creating much needed extra storage in the home, they’re not only durable and easy to maintain and assemble, but also come in a range of sizes no matter how big or small your outside space is.”

Homebase sells over 150 varieties of sheds and offers plenty of advice for assembling sheds.

¹ - Representing Homebase sales for twelve weeks ending 24 May 2015 versus the same comparable period the year before.

Source : Home Retail Group Press Release

23 June 2015

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