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The Diamond 'Barnwell' 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.
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 Barnwell 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.
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 'Barnwell' 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.
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.
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 'Barnwell' 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.
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.
|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 (76½in) 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 Painted 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 they can be delivered in most of England 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 Barnwell 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.|
How To Guide (Choose):- Types of Glass and Windows
Garden sheds and Summer Houses have a range of windows. You will find that on garden sheds they are normally functional where as on summer houses the windows are a little more fancy. The type of material used in these windows varies from the decent and top end garden buildings down to the cheap mass produced sheds and summerhouses. On the better buildings you will find that proper glass has been used and the reason for this is that it is very stable. This means that it does not discolour, so you can see clearly through it all the time, nor does it move, meaning that you won't hear it moving in the wind.
On the cheap garden sheds and summerhouses you will find quite often that they will use plastic, perspex or acrylic. This often is thinner than glass which enables the these type of windows to flex and can be noisy when the wind blows. You will also find that over the years they will discolour and lose some of the transparency. These shed and summerhouse windows are also susceptible to unsightly scratches.- Continue reading --
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