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Due to site improvements our show site at Sutton Green Garden Centre may be closed for viewing over the next few days due to new paths and tarmac being laid. Please call ahead before visiting on (01483) 237550 to ensure that we are open for viewing. Our apologies for this but it will be a great improvement improving all year round access.

Barnham Sectional Workshops

Barnham Apex & Pent Wooden Workshops - Display Site - Free Fitting
Barnham Apex & Pent Wooden Workshops - Display Site - Free Fitting

'Barnham' Garden Workshops
  • ALL Sizes Made from 6x4 to 28x14
  • FREE Dipped Treatment or Painted Option
  • Option to Line & Insulate
  • Redwood timber (not cheap whitewood)
  • 47 x 47mm (2x2in) Sturdy Vertical framing
  • FREE Toughened Glass Windows
  • FREE Assembly of Wooden Sectional Buildings
  • Workshops Spirit Based Dip Treated Cladding
  • Super Min 1.94m (76in) Inside Eaves Height
  • Rust Resistant Fittings (no ugly rust stains)
  • Fully framed Double Joinery Workshop Doors
  • Sectional Buildings Coach Screwed Together
  • Timber Bases Built for Garden Workshops
  • Apex or Pent Styles to suit
  • Bespoke Designs - No Problems
  • Proud to display Sectional Buildings for Viewing
  • All Shed Timber from Sustainable Sources
Woking, Surrey Display Site
ALL Wooden Sheds Can be Insulated

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Here's Why You Should Buy This Garden Workshop for Your Home
Here's Why You Should Buy This Garden Workshop for Your Home

These 'Barnham' Heavy Duty Garden Workshops Add Value to Your Home.

The Diamond 'Barnham' heavy duty workshops are hard to beat when buying a building for your garden. Soundly built to a high standard and not down to a price is the key to the strength and popularity of these workshops. They really come into their own whether they are used as a garden workshop, as a superb garden store, an hobby room or a den for the children. And besides that they can stand proudly in your garden and display an impressive appearance of strength, which it has. And by choosing these superb buildings you can create more space inside your home. But how can you be sure that these are as good as what we say. By taking a look on this independent feedback web site where previous customers leave their comments about the buildings and the service received from 1st Choice.

Before Buying a Garden Workshop Do a Little Research

There are a large number of garden buildings available to buy but there are not that many which can live up to 'heavy duty workshop'. Many are, at best, just glorified cheap sheds so you need to ask questions. How thick is the timber, how tall, what type of timber, do they have double doors etc. The quality of timber is crucial for the longevity of these buildings so don't be fobbed off. By doing so you will soon find out why the cheap 'garden workshops' are cheaper than these superb Barnham Heavy duty garden workshops. Also it worth remembering that these garden workshops can be lined and insulated of you choose. Take a look on this page for advice on what to look out for - you won't regret it. And you will nearly always find that the cheap garden workshop is not the best value.

Ensure That Cheap Timber is Not Being Used in Your Choice of Garden Workshop

You will find that the cheap garden workshops, besides being a 'wolf in sheep's clothing', will be made using fast growing whitewood grade timber. To get the best life from a garden workshop you should insist on slow growing redwood deal timber which is more stable and long lasting. It does cost a little more than whitewood but it's worth every penny as it makes your new garden workshop a much stronger and longer lasting building. A sound investment for the long term. You may decide a cheap garden workshop will serve you for a few years before you maybe move houses but when you come to sell a cheap decaying garden workshop will not impress any prospective buyers. Just a thought to consider. Ensure all walls and roof are made from T&G boards for the best protection against the weather. Also check how thick the timber is. The timber on these 'Barnham' heavy duty garden workshops is cut from 19mm nominal (16mm finished thickness) T&G boards for the most amount of strength. Also check the thickness of the framing used as some 'garden workshops' are made using 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) framework - total madness. Double check before making a decision.

Cheap Chipboard, OSB Board and Other Cheap Boards Have No Place on A Quality Garden Workshop

Again to cut costs some 'cheap garden workshops' companies use chipboard, OSB board, Wafer board or Sterling board in an effort to cut costs. This has to be false economy as all of these boards when getting wet will start to disintegrate and bring your garden workshop to a premature end. Not a good idea. To cover up the fact that these cheap and unsuitable materials are being used you will find that many cheap garden workshop makers will describe their floors and roofs from 'sheet material'. Sounds good until you realise they have been using chipboard etc but are too embarrassed (being kind about their motives) to admit it. In the short term you may be all right but why take the risk? By choosing correctly in the 1st place you can avoid trouble later than the line. There is an exception and that is Caber Board. Widely used in brand new houses and is designed to be suitable for wet situations such as kitchens or bathrooms in brand new houses. This is a great choice and ticks all the boxes. Your 1st Choice should be to do right 1st time.

When It Comes to Building Your New Garden Workshops We Will Build It

Heavy duty garden workshops, by their very name, are heavy so can be hard work to build. With the large garden workshops as well as with their weight you need to be careful if you choose to build your new building. However 1st Choice will offer free assembly on all their 'Barnham' heavy duty workshops to save you the hard work involved. This also means that it will be built and assembled correctly saving you problems down the line. Cheap garden workshop companies who claim it's easy to build their workshop could mean they are made from very lightweight materials. Or they don't offer an option to build which is not good. Allow 1st Choice to arrange free erection and save you back from aches and pains. You won't regret it.

Where Ever Possible Try To View Your New Garden Workshop Beforehand

Probably more than just a basic garden shed you should only buy a garden workshop from a company which has the confidence to display their products for close scrutiny. These companies, which include 1st Choice Garden Workshops with their heavy duty workshops display site in Surrey, should be at the top of your list when deciding your choice. Even if you don't view you can be sure the confidence they have in their product which must be a good thing. You need to be a little more wary with internet companies which don't offer you a chance to view beforehand because when your new 'workshop' arrives it will be too late to change your mind. Even with the best will in the world a flashy web site can never convey whether a garden workshop is good or otherwise. Just give this some thought before deciding - after all it's your money you are spending.

Barnham Wooden Sectional Buildings Specifications
Barnham Wooden Sectional Buildings Specifications
Sizes:Available in sizes from 6x4 right up to 28x14 and larger. Widths from 4', 5', 6', 7', 8', 9', 10', 11, 12 & 14' but others size can be made so please ask if you need any other size.
Cladding:Clad in 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap at no extra charge, if specified. (Redwood deal not cheap whitewood). Treated externally. Coach screwed construction.
Framing:50 x 45mm (2" x 2" nominal) as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when erected (about 70 x 45mm)
Style:Normally Apex but available with Pent roof at no extra charge.
Roofs:16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or sheet material) and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt - as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.)
Floors:Heavy duty ¾" v313 grade moisture resistant particular boarded floor set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life.
Doors:Fully Framed joinery quality heavy duty Doors as standard. One pair of fully boarded doors hung on two pairs 23" heavy duty door bands, two tower bolts, mortice lock and lever furniture on buildings 8' wide and 8' long and over. A single fully boarded door on the smaller sectional buildings, (workshops less than 8ft wide across the gable end) Beware of doors with NO bracing.
Windows:3mm clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. (Not cheap horticultural, scratchable plastic or perspex). At least one opening window, which is top hung with 2 t-hinges and one casement stay, is included as standard. Option for Georgian style, laminated - wired glass.
Corner Strips:'Wrap Around' corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.
Height:Internal eaves height 194m (76in) eaves on all buildings. Ridge height is 229cm (89in). Extra height available at 2.50 per foot around the perimeter of the garden workshops for each extra 90mm (3½") Internal heights NOT external which most firms quote)
Treatment:All garden workshops and sectional buildings are DIPPED treated with a high quality spirit based timber preservative free of charge. (NOT washed out water based treatment) OR optional Premier Double Dipped treatment OR Paint option in range of colours.
Nails:These are all rust resistant to ensure long lasting good appearance to your workshop. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality building.
Insulation:Option for lining and insulation for all year round use. Cooler in Summer. Warmer in Winter.
Erection:All our sectional buildings are erected FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete or paving slab base or timber decked area, or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber raft for you. Building are secured using coach screws for ease of taking them down again if you decide to move.
Delivery:There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but these apex garden workshops can be delivered in some areas, outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.
Alterations:Any size garden shed or timber building made with extra doors, windows or partitions. If not sure please contact us for your personal quote
Optional Extras:Double or wider doors, extra windows, georgian windows, extra height, partitions, laminated - wired glass etc - please ask.
Support UK:These Diamond Barnham Heavy Duty Workshops are made in the UK by experienced craftsmen. Back our British workers.
Sizes:Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many garden shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger - don't be fooled.

Diamond Models.
Diamond Models.
Garden Sheds Styles. Specials Made to Order
Diamond Pent DPD DPE DPF Garden Sheds
All Available With Georgian Windows
Diamond Pent DPD DPE DPF Garden Sheds
All Classic Sheds Have FREE Opening Window

Diamond Apex DAI DAI Specials DAJ Garden Sheds
All Available With Georgian Windows
Diamond Apex DAH Door DAG Garden Sheds
All Classic Sheds Have FREE Opening Window

Garden Buildings Buying Advice

How To Guide:- Choosing a Garden Shed Floor

There are many aspects to the modern garden shed or summer house and most people would concentrate on the appearance of the building. This is understandable as we all want our possessions to look good, however, the garden shed or summerhouse floor can be most at risk and can bring a premature end to your garden building. So besides looking at the looks ensure you know what type of floor your garden shed or summerhouse will have.

Different garden shed or summer houses manufacturers take different views on the type of floors they put in their buildings. Reputable and knowledgeable shed manufacturers will ensure the type of material used and the general construction will last a very long time.

Some of the cheaper mass marketed garden sheds makers cut all the costs to the bone to make the price as cheap as possible. Nothing overly wrong in that, or for you to buy one of these cheap sheds, IF, you are only looking for your new garden building to last a few years, maybe before you move house - Continue reading --

Feefo Independent Feedback & Reviews

  • DIAMOND12-7 - They were very helpful and offered a good service. Very happy with the price and quality of the product. It is well constructed. Would recommend.
  • DIAMOND18-8 - Very good
  • DIAMOND5-4 - Excellent service. No fuss and everything done on time. Perfect.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - I was very pleased with the service provided by the company and was impressed that your fitters took less than half an hour to assemble my shed. There was no resulting mess or untidiness and the fitters were friendly and courteous. Having had the shed for four months so far I am still very satisfied with it.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - I've bought 4 sheds and every one is excellent. I had the best service I've had in ages. Always polite and always courteous. Everything was exactly what I ordered, delivered as promised and assembled in a very professional manner by experienced, friendly people.
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Excellent service and got exactly what I ordered good price for a quality item. Sturdy and well made item. I would particularly compliment the 2 guys who put it up, great job many thanks!
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Prompt delivery and good communication. Good quality shed and the fitter went out of his way to put it up and called to let me know about an uneven base and usually meant it would not be put up. I REALLY appreciated that.
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Very good service. Very good shed.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Very polite when doing business with them. Very sturdy and neat shed. Perfect for my needs
  • DIAMOND6-4 - The wait was shorter than I had been warned it might be. (My order was at peak time.) The contractor 1st Choice recommended for the base, and the workmen who put up the actual shed, arrived when they said they would, were polite and friendly and did a good job. So far, standing up well to the weather. Only been a few months. So don't know about longer term resilience yet.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - good communication no issues. Good quality construction - didnt disappoint.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Great service from start to finish - they gave helpful advice over the phone which allowed me to find the right shed for what I needed and also helped arrange for a base to be fitted. Good quality shed delivered and erected very quickly and efficiently
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Very Good quality shed, delivered on time and erected in pouring rain by very cheerful fitters, very happy! Well made, erected by professionals, attractive to look at and very secure, what more could you ask?
  • DIAMOND6-6 - Efficient, friendly, excellent service. Well built, well erected, no problems!
  • DIAMOND8-5 - So Helpful, Brill
  • DIAMOND8-5 - Excellent, Good
  • DIAMOND8-6 - The delivery was on time and the persoel polite and efficient.
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Excellent service from start to finish. I was kept informed of the order status. It was delivered as planned and put up efficiently. The lads were polite and helpful. Very good quality. I was a bit dubious about purchasing online but a client recommended them - I'm glad she did!
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Very good communications, all worked well. Minor niggle, construction nails misaligned, count of 15 otherwise a very good product.
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All worked just how you'd like bit too. Does exactly what it needs to, well constructed and looks good.
  • DIAMOND9-4 - A very good service, on time and assembled competently on site.
  • DIAMOND11-7 - Quick delivery good communication, best price. Everything is good/great except the door which i do not feel is very secure at all. the lock just touches the frame of the door so anyone could give it a good shove and gain access to the shed.

Garden Office, Timber Workshops, Timber Sheds, Summerhouses and Log Cabins on Display at Guildford

Any Size Garden Workshop, Timber Shed or Summerhouse to Suit You. Fully Bespoke Option.

Some Of Our Customers Feedback

Just wanted to say how pleased we are with our shed. The guys who came to erect it were really pleasant, helpful and very efficient. It looks great and we'll definitely recommend your company to anyone we know looking to buy a shed. The whole experience of dealing with your company has been so easy and beyond expectations. Many, many thanks.

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

Phone (01483) 237550
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 Log Cabins, SafeStore, Trimetals, GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Concrete Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.

Phone (01932) 880864 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
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1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins on Display for viewing near Guildford, Surrey.