Garden shed sales boom
Published: 28 April, 2010
LONDON B&Q has doubled sales of sheds priced over £1000.
B&Q said sales of its Tenbieight Shack Up, priced £1149, had jumped by 550%, while sales of its £1299 Cannock summer cabin, complete with french windows, has quadrupled. In total, all of its sheds over £1000 have at least doubled.
The need for extra living space, without building an extension or conservatory, has fuelled the trend, according to experts who said many of the sheds were being used to give teenage or grown up children space of their own.
Gurinder Jellehwallia, a buyer from B&Q said: "More and more of us want to reclaim some personal space in our homes so whether we're retreating to our greenhouses, home working from our sheds or playing in our summer houses this trend looks set to continue."