Do shed prices vary through the year?

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  • Albermarle
    Albermarle Posts: 21,993 Forumite
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    ka7e said:
    ka7e said:
    I'm sure there is seasonal variation in prices. I bought my shed in Feb '21 and it went up by £200 in May.
    Around that period, raw material prices were going through the roof, including Timber .

    But I have tracked the price over the past year as my Mum wanted something similar and it is currently £120 cheaper than it was last summer.
    During 2021 the price of timber went up more than 50%, due to shortages/supply chain issues, post Covid.

    During 2023 the price dropped nearly 25% due to improvements in supply.

    So over the last 3 years it has been difficult to spot any seasonal effects, due to the dramatic swings in the price of timber ( and preservative).
  • Nobbie1967
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    In the end I have started building my own shed, but I was just checking back on the 14*8 shed that I had almost bought from B&Q for £880 a month ago and it is now £1100! Given that the price of materials such as wood is no longer rising, it does appear that there is a seasonal element to shed pricing.

    https://www.diy.com/departments/empire-2500-pent-14x8-pressure-treated-tongue-and-groove-wooden-garden-shed-door-left-side-panel-14-x-8-14ft-x-8ft-14x8-/5060659532135_BQ.prd?alt=true

    Full disclosure, the shed I am building is now going to cost £1700 in materials and I’ve treated myself to £400 of tools to build it. I’ll admit there has been some requirements creep going on here :D
  • twopenny
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    edited 8 February at 12:02PM
    Pre pandemic there were seasonal variations in all sorts. 
    It went random with the worlds change and people having stayed at home spending money on their houses.

    I've noticed some things are returning.
    Garden pots on offer post Christmas as no one is keen to get in the garden.
    Sheds, benches reduced.
    Come spring as you can get out there is expensive. Late summer some bargains again as people, children are on holiday and people are more interested in getting out and about.

    Furniture is most expensive in autumn. People buy for Christmas and because they are indoors and thinking about what they like or don't. Cheapest after as shops clear out for the new stuff and people have 'done that'

    Bathrooms mid winter as people don't want doors open or stuck in with work and noise.
    Fires and heating, including workmen, available in summer.

    So it makes sense to work seasonally against the trend if possible

    Of course cost of living is still disrupting things.
    Still waiting for holidays start to fall in line.



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