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Is it Worth Building Your Own Wheelie Bin Storage?

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Wheelie bins are practical, but let’s face it, they aren’t the prettiest of things. If they’re a blot on your landscape, you might have considered getting some wheelie bin storage. But should you buy your own or is it worth building wheelie bin storage?

Wheelie bin storage: Buy or Build?

When it comes to wheelie bin storage, should you buy a ready-made unit or build one? Well, we would say it depends on a few things:

Your budget

Are you’re capable of building wheelie bin storage yourself? It could work out cheaper to get the supplies and make one. A decent triple wooden wheelie bin storage unit can cost upwards of £500.

Your DIY skills

If you’re not so skilled when it comes to DIY, it could end up costing you more to make a wheelie bin storage unit. This is definitely going to be the case if you end up paying someone to make one for you. And even if you do try to struggle alone, you have to ask yourself if the frustration is worth it!

Building Wheelie Bin Storage When You’re a DIY Buff

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, building wheelie bin storage can be a simple and inexpensive project. A wooden unit will make such a difference to your garden. Plus, you can treat or paint it to fit in with the style of your outside space.

There are some great instructional guides online for building wheelie bin storage. However, remember that there’s a bit more to it than just putting together the unit itself. You need to position wheelie bin stores on a firm base, like on top of paving slabs. Don’t put it on top of your grass as this can make the wood rot quicker.

Once you’ve got a firm base, it’s just a case of constructing a wooden frame with hinged doors on the front and on the top. This will make it easier for you to access your bins and remove and replace them when you need to.

Building Wheelie Bin Storage When DIY is Not Your Thing

Not blessed in the DIY skills department? Either get someone to help you or invest in a ready-made wheelie bin storage unit.

If you try to struggle on and you make a mess of things, it will only cost you more time and money in the long run.

Call us biased, but our wheelie bin storage our pretty special. It not only looks great, but It will also protect your bins from:

  • Pests who are on the lookout for a feast. That rotting chicken carcass in your bin is too much temptation for them to handle.
  • Thieves and vandals. Whether they want to steal your identity or your wheelie itself, a wheelie bin storage unit prevents access. 
  • The British weather. Do you really want to go out in high winds and driving rain to retrieve your bins from someone else’s garden? Didn’t think so.

Building Wheelie Bin Storage: Our Verdict

If you have the DIY skills, there’s no harm in building your own storage unit. But if you struggle with DIY projects, hire some help or invest in a ready-made unit.

Our wooden wheelie bin stores are available in a range of styles and designs so you’re sure to find something that will suit your space.

For more interesting articles on all things wheelie bin storage, check out the rest of our blog.

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