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Beware when Buying - Avoid this Garden Shed Trap

Beware when Buying - Avoid this Garden Shed Trap
Beware when Buying - Avoid this Garden Shed Trap

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.

When you are thinking of investing in a new garden shed, summer house, garden workshop or garage do you rely on a computer screen or leaflet or do you take the conscious decision to actually go and touch the product. Yes - I know that actually touching the product may seem old fashioned but the fact is, with certain items you may buy then, this is the only way to know what you are going to get.

We all can see the super, all dancing web sites where the marketing men have pulled out all the stops to entice you into believing that their new garden shed, summer house or garden building is the best and also the cheapest. However cheap does not mean BEST value and you can't even make a judgement until AFTER your new shed or summer house has been delivered. This is because YOU are unable to see what you have spent your hard earned money on until after it has been delivered. MOST internet shed companies do NOT have a display site.

Surprisingly there are many shed companies out there who make the claim that it's better NOT to have a display site as you can look at their photographs on their web site. They claim that this saves you from driving many miles to visit garden shed display sites. Whilst this is true as you can save on fuel, which is very expensive, but by not viewing you risk losing more money with a duff product. So how can you be sure? Well you can't without viewing and if you don't view you may has well put your money on a horse - the odds are probably about the same as the horses ending up in Tesco Burgers.

These very same companies also claim that garden shed companies which have display sites, such as LeisureBuildings.Com, are outdated. They imply that if you buy a garden building from their company and you don't like the quality of the shed or summerhouse you can reject it AFTER it has been delivered and assembled. RIGHT!!. More often than not it's the lady of the house who is in when the shed is delivered, and even if they were aware of what they should be looking for, and many ladies are, how uncomfortable could that make them, or you, feel.

It may be that all your garden items from your last shed or summerhouse is spread around the garden or house waiting for the new arrival. If you send it back what are you going to do with these items. Are you going to wait 3 or 4 weeks more by refusing an unsatisfactory product?

Don't take this risk, deal with garden building companies who have a web site as well as a display site, or radically, ignore the web and visit a garden shed, garage and summer house display centre such as these based near Guildford. You can then make your own judgement of the strength of the buildings - you can push on the walls and jump on the floor - and this will ensure you are not sold a shed which you regret after the first heavy cloudburst or winter.

Forward looking companies such as 1st Choice Leisure Buildings had the foresight to combine quality buildings with great customer service by being the first company to have a garden shed web site in the UK but still back that up with a physical presence. This is not outdated but a great model for the future where customers are, and always should be, KING. Don't regret not looking before buying!!


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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.