Finding a shed that’s the right shape, size and material, at the right budget can be a tricky task.
Fortunately, Black Friday sales have begun and big-ticket items such as garden sheds, lawn mowers and pressure washers have had their prices cut. As lockdown restrictions mean that all non-essential stores must remain closed into at least early December, the Black Friday deals this year will all be available online.
To help you navigate what can be a chaotic period of deals and sales, we have put together a list of shed deals on brands that we trust.
And, to ensure you feel comfortable navigating these deals, we’ve also answered some of the most common questions surrounding Black Friday 2020; including advice on how to get a good deal and whether waiting for Cyber Monday may be a wise decision.
You can see our compilation of the best shed deals ahead of Black Friday in our list, below. For all the latest discounts, head over to our Black Friday gardening deals page. Plus, if you’re shopping the sales for Christmas presents, take a look at our gardening gift ideas for inspiration.
Where have Black Friday sales already begun?
Although Black Friday sales usually take place on the final weekend of November, many retailers have begun to offer discounts. Savings can be found at a range of retailers including:
- Halfords – Black Friday sales have begun at Halfords with discounts on garden and cleaning tools.
- Amazon – The early Black Friday sale at Amazon contains everything from lawn mowers to sheds.
- Wayfair – Wayfair has jumped straight to its Christmas sale with savings on garden furniture and storage.
- Crocus – Up to 50% off bulbs, garden tools and clothing at Crocus.
- Gardening Direct – Save up to 20% on bedding plants.
For stylish outdoor furniture and gifting, Made, Cox and Cox, and Graham and Green are all offering discounts online with codes listed on their respective websites. If you are interested in power tools or larger items such as mowers, Very, Currys PC World and AO currently have deals across a wide range of products.
Best early Black Friday shed deals
Finding a genuine discount is not always easy. To save you the trouble of trawling websites, we’ve put together a selection of great shed deals from our recommended brands.
Forest Garden shed Black Friday deals
Forest Garden builds a range of garden furniture, storage and buildings including sheds, planters, benches and log stores. The British company offers a variety of sizes, styles and cladding. If space is limited, a garden store can be bought for less than £200. For a large apex or pent shed, expect to pay approximately £400.
- Buy Forest Garden Overlap Dip Treated 6 x 4ft Apex Shed at Amazon – £224 (was £260.50)
- Buy Forest Garden Pressure Treated Shiplap Apex Tall Garden Store at Wilko – £190
Mercia shed Black Friday deals
Mercia offers a range of FSC-certified wooden sheds in styles including barn, apex and pent. Prices vary from £380 to £1,000 depending on the size, design and number of windows. The barn-style shed can offer more headroom than an apex roof but is typically more expensive. Robert Dyas currently has a range of discounts across its Mercia pent sheds.
- Buy Mercia Wooden 7 x 7ft Shiplap Double Door Corner Garden Shed at Wilko – £550
- Buy Mercia Pressure Treated 10 x 8ft Pent Shed at Robert Dyas – £799.99 (was £1,012.49)
Rowlinson shed Black Friday deals
Rowlinson is a family-owned business that has been trading in timber since 1926. They now offers sheds built out of wood, metal and plastic depending on your preference, and prices start at £200 for a small overlap shed. For large, workshop-style sheds expect to pay upwards of £1,500.
- Buy Rowlinson Greenvale Metal 6x4ft Pent Garden Shed at Wilko – £210
- Buy Rowlinson Shiplap Wallstore at Amazon – £234.99 (was £249.99)
Shire shed Black Friday deals
Shire is a British company that specialises in manufacturing garden storage and buildings. Most of the buildings have a tongue and grove roof and floor and prices start at £250 for the 6X4ft Overlap Shed. The bigger and more bespoke designs can cost over £1,000.
- Buy Shire 6x4ft Shiplap Pent Shed at Garden Street – £287.99 (RRP £349.99)
- Buy Shire Iceni 8x6ft Pent Shiplap Wooden Shed at B&Q – £1,048
- Buy Shire 7x7ft Wooden Garden Barn Shed at Robert Dyas – £463.99
When is Black Friday 2020?
Black Friday falls on 27 November this year, before being followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November.
The event began as a US tradition, and falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is always the last Thursday in November.
In recent years, Black Friday has become more than the day itself and the sales have been known to span a two-week period. This typically starts the week before, carrying on into the following week beginning with Cyber Monday.
As the event has become popular with UK retailers, many have begun releasing their deals earlier in order to entice more customers.
While Black Friday will not be until the end of November, we can expect to see more offers trickling through in the next few weeks.
Are the shed deals on Black Friday worth waiting for?
Black Friday sales often provide some of the biggest discounts of the year and retailers are particularly fond of discounting big-ticket items such as sheds and lawn mowers.
Of course, there’s no predicting how big these discounts will be, but B&Q has already launched its Black Friday page so we can be certain that deals will be offered online. Therefore, if you can afford to wait until November, there’s a good chance you could save money in the Black Friday sales.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
There are a number of ways to make sure you get a good deal on Black Friday. These include:
- Research. Knowing which brands (and styles) are popular with expert reviewers will help you get a great product, as well as a great price. Our guide to the best garden sheds and how to choose one is a good place to start
- Have a list. To avoid spending too much on spontaneous items, create a list beforehand of the products you need. This will help you keep focused and avoid you having to scroll through deals for hours
- Keep an eye on prices. If there’s a specific item you need to save money on, start looking at prices in advance. Knowing the price now will help you gauge how much you’re really saving when the discounts begin
- Shop around. Once you have found the item you want, look for other retailers selling the same product before purchasing to avoid paying more than you have to
- Look out for price-matching. Some retailers such as John Lewis guarantee to match a price if you find a product being sold cheaper by another retailer
- Check our recommendations. We regularly update our Black Friday gardening deals pages with the best offers.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday has traditionally been an online-only event and is therefore often preferred by those who don’t like to brave the crowds in store. However, due to the 2020 we have had, it’s likely that the experience will be a little different this year.
With the UK in lockdown over the whole Black Friday, all sales this year will take place online. Because of this, retailers may make less of a distinction between deals on Black Friday and those of Cyber Monday.
With more people planning to shop online, stock may be limited and there’s no assurance that deals will be available for long. Therefore, there’s no certainty that waiting for Cyber Monday will get you a better deal.
It may be a better use of time to go over the advice above so that you can research and monitor pricing, and take advantage of deals quickly when they appear. This way you will feel confident you are getting a genuine deal and will feel less panicked by any time-limit you may feel under.
However, before you buy anything, remember, it’s only a good deal if you were intending to buy that item in the first place.