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1st Choice Garden Sheds are Thick!!

1st Choice Garden Sheds are Thick!!
1st Choice Garden Sheds are Thick!!

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

If you are accused of being thick it is normally an insult, however, in the case of garden sheds the thicker the better. 1st Choice, with their 36 years of experience, know that the key to a shed which will last the test of time is to have a very thick framework (effectively the skeleton of the shed) This frame has to take the weight of the cladding, it also has to stand up again the strong winds and the weight of the snow during our more seasonal winters.

Many of the cheaper sheds think that 1" x 1" is strong enough, just take a look at a ruler and see how small that is. If you can get a piece of timber this small see how easy this bends and breaks. Does this fill you with confidence? Well it shouldn't. You are spending a decent chunk of money, even for these cheap sheds, and you want your precious lawn mover, and garden tools etc to be protected from damage, so you need to do your homework.

On all 1st Choice Garden Sheds and workshops they utilise 2" x 2" (47 x47mm) as a minimum. This is four (4) times thicker, at least, over these cheap sheds. To a certain degree their sheds are over engineered, however, the important thing is that their sheds will last 25 - 30 years with a minimum of maintainence. The cheap sheds may do a job for 2-3 years. If this short time frame is OK for you then it may be worth considering but when you come to sell don't expect it to have any value to your property.

If you want a shed to be proud of and KNOW it will last and add value to you property then only consider a shed with a sturdy frame to ensure you are not short changed and so you know exactly what YOU are buying.

1st Choice's background, a family business, in timber building manufacturing, which started in 1979, gives them the know how about the quality of materials which should be used. Their Ethos is 'Make to a Standard - NOT down to a price'.


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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone 0333 800 8880
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm every day
The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.

Currently on display at Sutton Green: are Platinum, Sapphire, & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Cabins, SafeStore, Trimetals, GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.



Farnham Garden Buildings Display Site Squires Garden Centre,
Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea,
Farnham, Surrey. UK. GU9 9JX
Phone 0333 800 8880
Our display site is open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.
Only Manned on Fridays
The garden centre is visible from B3208 road between Farnham and Aldershot.

Currently on display at Badshot Lea: are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Garden Cabins and Lidget Garages. Please see this page for a full list.




Phone (01483) 237550 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
(0333) numbers are charged as LOCAL Rate on both mobiles and landlines - saving you money.
Email to 1clb@leisurebuildings.com or Contact Us Here
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins
On Display for viewing near to Guildford, Godalming, Cobham, Dorking, Leatherhead and Ripley in Surrey. UK

Office ONLY Address is 260 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS.
Close To Byfleet, Chertsey, Weybridge, Walton On Thames, Esher, Bagshot, Staines.