5 Best Small Metal Sheds For Secure Storage (2020)

Metal sheds set a high standard when it comes to unmatched longevity and robust quality. They might be surprisingly lightweight, but they’re incredibly solid.

What’s more, every metal shed – including those sold by Garden Buildings Direct – are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions that Britain can muster, and are built from super strong, maintenance-free galvanised steel for long-lasting use all year round.

Small Metal Sheds UK

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BillyOh Boxer Apex Metal Shed

Known for being the most durable material for garden sheds, metal sheds are one of the popular choices for storage solutions, both in the UK and worldwide.

Another key factor is that they’re low maintenance, which means they don’t require painting, sanding, treatment or even the consideration of pest control. While they may not be as attractive as their wooden counterparts, they still make for a brilliant choice, thanks to their resistance to rot and anti-fire features. 

When considering all of this, it’s no wonder why an increasing number of gardens contain metal sheds. In this article, we’ll be breaking down the best metal sheds for small gardens that Garden Buildings Direct can offer.

Best Small Metal Sheds Under £350 for Compact Garden Space

Are you looking for secure garden tool storage that can fit perfectly in your limited outdoor space? Perhaps you’re looking for a storage solution which is maintenance-free and longer-lasting?

If so, then why not purchase a metal storage shed online and take advantage of its strength, versatility and longevity! You can freely choose from our vast range of metal shed products and double sliding door metal garages that come in small sizes.

1. BillyOh Partner Mini Apex Metal Shed (Price: £205.00)

BillyOh Partner Mini Apex Metal Shed
BillyOh Partner Mini Apex Metal Shed

The smallest model in the BillyOh ECO Partner collection, the 5×4 sized Partner Mini Metal Shed is a perfect choice for homeowners with minimal garden space. Thanks to its compact design, this metal shed unit can easily fit into any garden and can be positioned in any corner without taking up too much valuable space.

It may be small, but it still offers a great storage space for your gardening tools and equipment. In fact, it can accommodate your rakes, shovels, spades, trowel sets, small compost bins and other compact equipment.

This reliable outdoor unit takes pride in its long-lasting, hot-dipped galvanised steel construction. It provides the shed with its structural rigidity and essential protection from the elements.

Other features to look out for:

  • Windowless design for security – A windowless design ensures that all of your storage goods are tucked away out of sight, ensuring maximum protection. A single sliding, pad-lockable door helps to provide additional security, while saving space as well.

No maintenance required – One of the main benefits of choosing a metal shed over its wooden counterpart is that you don’t need costly and time-consuming treatments. There is no blistering or cracking, as well as no swelling or warping.

2. BillyOh Partner Eco Pent Roof Metal Shed (Price: £275.00)

BillyOh Partner Eco Pent Roof Metal Shed
BillyOh Partner Eco Pent Roof Metal Shed

When it comes to garden storage needs, the BillyOh ECO Pent Metal Shed lives up to functionality and beyond. What we like about this 8×4 unit is that it comes with a sizable storage space that could fit into small to medium-sized gardens, while being able to comfortably house tools and other outdoor equipment.

Boasting a secure and spacious structure, you can store away your bikes and your mowers inside. Moreover, the one-way sloping roof feature gives this metal garden shed an added element of stylishness which is rarely found in metal sheds.

If you’re only using your shed for storage, the pent roof offers you considerable headroom to enter into and move around your storage shed. And that’s not all. If this pent roof-style shed is rightly positioned, then rain, snow, and even falling debris will easily fall of the roof, saving you from the inconvenience of having to regularly clean it and remove any build up of waste.

Other features to look out for:

  • Air vents installed – Ventilation allows the air to circulate in and out of the storage shed, giving owners plenty of fresh air whilst working from the inside.
  • Low-maintenance steel shed – The unit also comes with a thin quality gauge, hot-dipped galvanised steel that protects the overall structure from rust or corrosion.
  • A spacious all-rounder – It’s available in different sizes! When successfully installed in your garden, its hard to deny this as one of our best small metal sheds.

3. BillyOh Ranger Apex Metal Shed With Foundation Kit (£315.00)

BillyOh Ranger Apex Metal Shed With Foundation Kit
BillyOh Ranger Apex Metal Shed With Foundation Kit

One of our best-selling metal sheds is the Ranger Apex – designed to be a secure and safe place for you to store all of your garden essentials and more. With a windowless design, other than keeping your essentials hidden from the outside, you can also use the shed as a workspace, offering privacy whilst you work. 

Included with the Ranger, as standard, is a Galvanised Steel Foundation Kit. The foundation kit provides the shed with a strong base foundation, offering support to the structure and maintaining its stability.

Other features to look out for:

  • Feature-filled shed – The Ranger has various built-in features for added convenience and performance, from air vents to wide-opening lockable doors that are made from tough galvanised steel.
  • Durable and multi-purpose shed – A durable, multi-purpose storage unit which has reinforced .25mm thick galvanized steel to provide the unit with extra strength and sturdiness. This shed unit also offers secure storage for garden essentials, bikes and mowers.
  • Solid and sturdy construction – Lastly, it is constructed using hot-dipped galvanized steel. This kind of construction ensures that the steel won’t become brittle and break, which is common with cheap, non-wooden sheds.

Sizes and prices range from:

  • 7×4 – £315.00
  • 7×6 – £395.00

Medium to large garden spaces:

  • 9×6 – £469.00
  • 9×8 – £55.00
  • 9×10 – £625.00
  • 11×10 – £735.00
  • 11×14 – £865.00

4. BillyOh Partner Woodgrain Apex Roof Metal Shed (£335.00)

BillyOh Partner Woodgrain Apex Roof Metal Shed
BillyOh Partner Woodgrain Apex Roof Metal Shed

Meeting your everyday storage needs, the Partner Woodgrain shed can keep all your gardening tools and equipment safely secure. This 6×4 sized wood-textured metal shed features a traditional Apex style that is sure to complement and make for a great addition to any garden!

In addition to its windowless design, this shed also features sliding double doors, with a lockable feature for increased security. With the lockable doors and windowless design, you can rest easy knowing that your garden essentials are stored away safe and sound.

What’s more, the roof that’s included isn’t just an ordinary roof. The metal used is infused and coated with a protective layer of zinc. Zinc is an element that repels rust. Meaning, you won’t need to worry about your metal shed rusting.

Other features to look out for:

  • No maintenance required – One of the main benefits of opting for a metal shed over their wooden counterpart is that you’ll never worry about costly and time-consuming treatments; no blistering, cracking, swelling or warping.
  • Steel kit foundation option – It also comes with the option of an easy assembly steel foundation kit which you can use on any level surface, such as soil, concrete or paving slabs.

5. BillyOh Cargo Pent Metal Shed Including Foundation Kit (£349.00)

BillyOh Cargo Pent Metal Shed Including Foundation Kit
BillyOh Cargo Pent Metal Shed Including Foundation Kit

This cargo container-style shed reinvents the traditional use and aesthetic appeal of the shipping structure, right in your backyard. It’s a surefire way to add character into a homely garden.

The BillyOh Cargo Pent Metal Shed is available in 3 size options, which many gardeners will find a handy choice solution when they’re stuck with garden containers, storage boxes, and DIY kits to organise. And yes, even small bikes can have their own spot inside this cargo container-style shed.

Not only that, but it also comes with a handy assembly instruction manual. This means that you don’t need to be a master builder to figure out how to build this dream shed!

Other features to look out for:

  • Foundation kit included & optional shelving – Organise your garden tools and containers like a pro with the optional shelving that come with the container shed. A steel foundation kit as standard to give your shed a strong base, whilst also supports the walls and roof, helps to ensure that this metal shed will remain structurally sound for years to come.
  • Sloping pent-roof styling – When your shed is positioned carefully, rain, snow and branches will run straight off your roof, saving you from the inconvenience of having to regularly remove debris. 

Tip: Fit it next to a boundary or fence and worry less about tidying up.

Sizes and prices range from:

  • 9×4 – £289.00
  • 9×6 – £335.00
  • 9×8 – £395.00

Why You Should Trust Us at Garden Buildings Direct

Garden Buildings Direct is a leading manufacturer and seller of garden buildings; be it sheds, log cabins, summerhouses, playhouses and more. We invest huge amounts of time and manpower into ensuring our products are the very best they can be, whilst maintaining prices that allow our customers to always feel happy in spending relatively little for such an excellent product.

Because of this, we like to think that we know a thing or two about metal sheds, and feel confident in saying that the above sheds are our best small metal sheds – so are absolutely worth checking out!

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