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Garden Sheds For Sale
All available in more or less in any size to suit you. All wooden sheds, man caves and she sheds include free assembly saving you loads of money and making life just a little easier. They can be made bespoke to suit your needs in a range of styles, sizes and finishes. Treatment of the timber is included and there is options for painted sheds in a colour to suit you.
When looking fors it appears very straight forward. Just click around the internet, find the size you want and then look for the best price. Easy YES? Well not really as there is such a huge array of varying quality sheds out there.
From the cheap and nasty right up to ones which would feel at home at Hampton Court Palace.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings – ONLY Sells Made to Very High Standards
FREE ASSEMBLY INCLUDED
By choosing to buy your timber shed from an established business you can be sure that they have a great deal of expertise in the industry. Also, they have become established by selling the right products at the right price.
Most importantly, they have been listening to their customers. By choosing a business which has a show site, you can be sure there is somewhere to contact them if you need to. With online-only companies, they can be here today and gone tomorrow.
With a business with an actual physical address, you will also find you can talk to someone if you choose. Just by typing in ‘sheds near me’ or ‘garden shed suppliers’ will generally find a local business.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, a Family Business which was established in 1979. We also have a physical office and Show sites.
Toughened Glass As Standard
Sheds by their very nature are large and heavy so building them can be a challenge. This may be fine for some people but a company offering a delivery and installation service will always be a better option. Not only does it save you a lot of hassle, but you can also be sure it has been installed correctly.
Besides the assembly service for our sheds, we can also arrange for a base to be built. This can either be made from a slab of solid concrete or a tanalised timber sub-frame base. It’s even possible to arrange for your building to be painted in colours to suit you. Although the buildings do come with a protective treatment.
1st Choice offers a delivery & assembly service (mostly free of charge) to save you time & effort. Not just dumped in your garden.
The internet is a wonderful thing but even with the flashiest of pages or glossy brochures, you can never get a REAL feel for what you are buying. For many items, this is not a problem but with your new it’s important to know that what you getting will meet your expectations. By actually viewing the proposed structure. you can be sure of the quality and how well it is constructed. You can see how tall it is so you won’t bang your head. Also how the doors and windows are made.
This will help you to distinguish from the cheap and nasty built to a price. Our well-constructed buildings are designed to last a long time. By viewing beforehand you can save yourself from potential heartache and stress. You’ll be glad you did!
The cheapest price is not always the best value. Click Here For A Walk Through Of Our Display Site
Visit One of the 1st Choice Leisure Buildings Showrooms – and see our displays near Guildford and Farnham in Surrey.
There are certain advantages for standard sizes or designs as these can help keep the costs down. However wouldn’t it be good to buy a building to suit you and your garden? By doing this you can utilise your new shed to have the best use and to fit in the space that you have.
Talk to a company which can make a bespoke structure in the size and design you need. The extra marginal cost can be the difference between making do or being 100% satisfied. Also, check on what treatment is offered. We can even supply painted shed besides our high quality timber preservatives.
All you need to do is to talk to us about what your ideal shed is, and we will do our utmost to meet your needs.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings can make virtually every shed we sell in a size and design to suit you.
Onduline Roofs With Air Gaps
Money can always be saved by selecting a cheaper timber such as whitewood. To a certain degree, it’s OK for basic garden shed kits. However, It’s far better to insist on a quality redwood ‘deal’ timber. This wood grows far more slowly than whitewood so the grain is more tightly compacted, ensuring a longer life. A marginal extra expensive for a better long term prospect. Whitewood, because it grows quickly can be subject to the small knots dropping out.
All timber is responsibly sourced and is FSC ‘Forest Stewardship Council’ quality approved. This is very important these days where every effort needs to be taken to protect our environment.
The majority of 1st Choice’ss are made from redwood ‘deal’ timber for a long life.
You will find that most of the cheaps use chipboard, OSB, or Sterling board on the floors and roofs to save money. However, as soon as damp gets in these boards start to swell and disintegrate. That’s the end of your shiny new tool shed!
Some shed companies try to hide this by saying their floors and roofs are made from ‘Sheet Materials’. They avoid using the words chipboard or OSB board because they know there could be problems in the future.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings recommends solid timber – we do NOT use chipboard, OSB board or Sterling board!
An Ideal Solution For Your Home
Many of the cheapest shed companies deliver them in pieces where you have to build some of the panels yourself. Ludicrous! If you are buying a cheap shed always triple-check what you are getting! Your new buildings are unlikely to be pre-constructed, leaving you with a load of work to do. It may seem like a great idea to buy a kit. But know what you are letting yourself in for!
Perhaps when you left school, you saw your future as a carpenter or a ‘chippy’. You may have been looking forward to a life building sheds. That’s fine! There’s nothing wrong with that. But if not, then why don’t you let the factory’s do the work for you?
Insist on a complete building to be delivered to you. A garden shed kit is not always a good answer.
All our Buildings are delivered in completed sections (and mostly assembled free of charge) to save you time and effort!
Visit this page for more Buying Advice You will be pleased that you did. Also, visit 1st Choice’s UK display sites and see for your self. There is a great selection of sheds built on our show site for you to view!
Before spending your money take the time to out visit one of our two display site in Surrey, close to Guildford, Woking, Farnham and Aldershot. Our friendly staff will be delighted to show you our buildings, listen to you and give you free unpressured advice to enable you to make an informed choice. Garden Shed History
STOP And Think BEFORE Buying Your New Garden Shed. What you should ask and check BEFORE buying
- Are the buildings you want to buy on display?
- How good is the timber cladding?
- Are the floor and roof SOLID timber – is there any chipboard?
- Can you choose your size and style of shed?
- Are the sheds delivered and installed FREE and delivered FREE?
- How thick is the framework?
- How tall are the buildings, are you a midget?
- What conditions are attached to the guarantee?
- Is the shed made in the UK and is it stockpiled?
Viewing and Display Sites
Timber Cladding And What To Look For
Your New Shed Roof Is Crucial To Its Life
Your New Shed Floor Needs To Be Strong
Ensure The Roof Style Will Suit Your Needs
How Much Does It Cost To Install a Garden Shed? – What You Need To Know
Read About Delivery and Assembly Options
Important To Know About Windows And Glass
If You Are Not From Lilliput Then Be Wary About Your New Building
And Best of All – THOSE Wonderful Extra Long Guarantees Being Offered
How To Insulate a Garden Shed Floor, Walls and Roof
- 1/ Measure the size of your building. How high are the walls, how large is the roof area, measure the floor if you want to insulate it
- 2/ Decide on the type of insulation you would like to use. i.e. fibreglass type, insulating a shed with polystyrene, or foam insulation sheets
- 3/ Order the selected insulation from your builder’s merchant or someone like B&Q
- 4/ How to insulate the garden building walls – Cut the insulation to size and fit this in between the walls and tack into place.
- 5/ Cover the wall with plywood, hardboard or T&G timber boards.
- 6/ How to insulate a building roof – Cut the insulation to size for the roof, we recommend using polystyrene as this can be cut slightly oversize so it can be wedged into place
- 7/ Cover the roof with plywood or hardboard. We recommend screwing this into place so it can be removed if need be.
- 8/ Finally cover the joints in the wall and roof panels with cover strips. This ensures your insulating of your shed, summerhouse or hut has a tidy cosmetic finish
- 9/ How to insulate the floor – You will need to fit insulation in between the floor joist and tack into place before assembling it.
- 10 Alternately, buy an garden shed with insulation already in place. This is the easiest option but a little more costly.
Should I Choose Insulation For My Timber Building or Shed?
Is It Possible To Insulate After It Has Been Delivered?
Are There Any Other Options Other Than DIY Insulation?
Is It Expensive To Add Insulation To My Garden Building?
Will My Insulated Timber Building Be Cosy In The Winter?
Can An Insulated Garden Shed Help Sell My House?
There are many things which make a house easier to sell, such as being in a good state of repair and decoration, to being in the right area and near the right schools. Another main area to ensure looks right is the garden. The front garden gives potential buyers their first impression, and when they view the back garden, then this also needs to impress potential buyers. Even simple things like ensuring the grass is cut and all weeds removed from any borders will help. Tidy away any random items, so the garden displays an uncluttered look. Garden buildings can also play a part, whether it’s a garden shed or any other type of outbuilding. If your outbuilding has been lined and insulated, then this makes your house a much better proposition. And if it’s looking spick and span and, when combined with a tidy garden, will make your home more desirable.
The attraction of an insulated garden shed is very appealing as this can give prospective purchasers an excellent reason to choose your house. This will provide them with an opportunity to carry on using it as an office, or maybe they can use it as a recreation or craft room. Possible other uses are as a gloried den for the children which they would love. You can always look on the internet and ask what is the cheapest way to insulate a garden building or about insulation DIY options?
The choice of garden buildings is staggering with many different types available, and you can see a good range on our web site. The most important consideration is to ensure it is lined and insulated (I always think this should be insulated and lined as the insulation has to go in before the lining. But it is typically described as lined and insulated, why I don’t know) The reason for the insulation option is to help to keep the building warmer in winter and more importantly, and not always appreciated, is to keep it cooler in the summer.
You need to ensure that the internal height is sufficient as many of the cheap (made down to a price) sheds and garden buildings are relatively low. This is important as a low ceiling height will make it a little claustrophobic. Ensure that the building is made from T&G (tongue and grooved) timber and also, for long life, from redwood deal and not the cheaper white wood.
Where ever possible order double glazed doors and windows as this will help to keep the warmth in during the winter and the heat out during the summer making the building pleasant all year round. There are several options for the roof covering from heavy-duty felt, long-lasting Onduline roofing, felt tiles, cedar shingles or even a slatted roof. All will keep your new building dry from rain and snow, so the choice is cosmetic.
The managing director of property developers, Puddlestone, said that there had been a significant rise if the demand for homes with insulated buildings in the gardens and this has made those homes more attractive and easier to sell. This is put down partly to the increase in people wanting to work from home due to the financial crisis. Having said that it does not always mean that the sale value will reflect the cost of the home office just that it makes the home easier to sell.
However, if you are thinking of investing in an insulated building for the garden, it is good to know that it will help in the future to sell your home. So you have had the benefit of whilst you are living there, and you also have the confidence that when you decide to move on, it should be easier to do so.
How I Insulated Garage By Robin Antill (Owner & Partner)
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Diamond Feature Wooden Sheds
When is a shed not a shed? When it’s one of our Diamond Feature Sheds, of course! Designed to add an air of charm to your garden, these all buildings are unique and do stand out as something quite special.
Each design boasts a generous amount of internal headroom; however, the real purpose of these roof styles is the visual impact when sited in your garden; there’ll be a real case of neighbour envy!
Platinum Feature Timber Sheds
Designed to add an air of charm to your garden, these three buildings are unique and really do stand out as something quite special.
Each design boasts a generous amount of internal headroom, are made to exceptional standards and will look great in any garden.
Please take a look at these buildings and see our special and different they are. Beware – there may be a real case of neighbour envy with these models!
How To Choose Your New Quality Garden Building For Your Home
1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Supplier of top quality garden sheds, summerhouses, log cabins, home offices, garages and industrial buildings in timber, concrete, steel and plastic