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Buyer Beware When Buying a Versatile Garden Shed

Buyer Beware When Buying a Versatile Garden Shed
Buyer Beware When Buying a Versatile Garden Shed

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.

The British garden shed! Where would we be without it? Doesn't bear thinking about - but I'm biased I suppose being in the garden shed business for over 39 years. Even before I started my shed business, because I loved sheds, I built one out of old floorboards. I do admit it looked a little unsightly but it serves its purpose well.

And I'm not the only one to build a shed out of unusual materials or old materials. Just take a look on any allotments nearby to you and you will see the British at their best with the vast array of different home made sheds. As I understand it the first thing you need when you get an allotment is a shed so you can house your tools and take a break from digging and planting.

So the general consensus the shed is normally viewed as an all rounder. Whether it stuffed to the 'gills' with all manner of garden items such as the lawnmower, bags of compost, tools, bikes etc. or pristine, orderly and tidy it serves this purpose easily. If you are thinking about a new garden shed, replacement or addition then take a little time to ensure the new shed will do the trick.

If you are thinking of working from home part-time or even full time then the shed can fulfil this role. It will also give you a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life allowing you to be more creative. It's is a good idea to have the shed insulated and lined in this instance and you will find that 1st Choice's Platinum workshops, which can be insulated would serve this purpose admirably. Fitted out this way with suitable heating you can use it all year round.

It has been suggested that a shed could be used as a barbecue shed. Not sure if that is a good idea as I believe any barbecuing should be in the open. Perhaps that's not what it meant. You could utilise the shed as an area for shade and sitting in but a summerhouse would be more appropriate. Also if the weather is good then I would normally expect to make the most of this weather.

If you want you children to love you then a playhouse would be great for them. Essentially a playhouse is a small shed but a normal shed could be bought for them They will enjoy their space the same but this would be a better and more practical proposition in the long term. Some advice is to ensure that the hinges are 'piano' type ideally and that the doors can not close onto little fingers. Also be a little careful with the glass, maybe putting a plastic film on it to reduce the risk of breaking.

Another popular use is as an craft or hobby area where you can engage in your hobby. Having space dedicated to your interest will ensure that when you want to spend some time engaging in it you are ready to go. No setting up as the shed is just as you left it from your last session.

If you thinking of reducing your waist line and getting fit then it's possible to use the shed as a home gym, however, most sheds might be too low. Speak to 1st Choice about their range of garden sheds with extra height and strengthened floors before deciding. This will ensure you won't be restricted in the type of fitness equipment which you can use.

Clearly the garden shed is a wonderful and versatile building which can fulfil a myriad of purposes. To ensure it will meet your specific purpose always ensure you talk to a company which is well established and knowledgeable. And where ever possible try to view a selection of their buildings so you make a judgement on the quality. As the experts say Caveat Emptor. (Let the buyer beware.) By seeing for yourself you can reduce the risk.


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Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone 0333 800 8880
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