Q: ‘I recently moved into a new property and there is an old shed in the garden which is looking a bit tired and run down. Rather than replace the shed, is there a simple way to update it?’

Nisha Kumar, Head of Marketing at Onduline Building Products explains:

“Whether it is somewhere for storing tools or garden furniture, or you have plans to use it as a home office, a garden shed can quickly become run down without regular maintenance, such as painting and re-roofing.

“Historically, many people saw re-roofing as a complex job due to the old-fashioned roofing materials it involved, such as tar and felt. However, these days innovation in materials means it is much easier to replace a roof and the job can easily be completed in a couple of hours.