Householders' need for storage sees shed supplier gain 46 per cent sales increase

Bespoke shed makers The Posh Shed Company says the decreasing size of houses and the need for extra storage space has led to a sales rise of up to 46 per cent.

This is particularly true in the South West and Greater London where The Posh Shed Company saw the greatest increases in sales in its 2016 year-on-year figures, with South West figures increasing by 46 per cent and London sales increasing by 35 per cent. Due to this increase, Greater London sales now make up a quarter of the Posh Shed Company’s entire sales.

Chief executive Richard Frost said: "Some people may be quite surprised to hear that our biggest sales region is London as that is where it is assumed people have less property space. But we believe that is the exact reason for the popularity of our sheds in that area as people are looking for a means of additional storage and living space.

"Customers regularly come to us wanting, not just somewhere as an overspill for the house, but to also extend the home and that is something we certainly saw a noticeable increase of in 2016. People no longer want a basic wooden shed; they are coming to us with certain designs, colours, and visions in mind and we are delighted to work with them to make their dream shed."

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