Regular readers of this page will have been struck by the ingenuity of men’s sheds members. With little more than a pot of tea, a toolbox and a dash of imagination, men’s sheds consistently push the boundaries of creativity, enriching their communities as they do so.

From now on that box of tricks will become a little deeper, thanks to a new partnership forged by the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. The IMSA has linked up with Topline, Ireland’s largest DIY and building supplies buying group, with over 160 affiliated stores all over Ireland, to offer sheds throughout the country access to a wider range of resources and expertise.