The Diamond 'Stanwell' garden sheds are designed to fit in that corner (obviously) of your garden enabling you to make the most of the available space for your garden valuables, Besides being useful they are attractive additions and will enhance your garden making it feel more attractive. With a choice of four corner shed sizes there should be a size to suit you. Very well made from solid T&G timber they come complete with two opening windows. The strong well braced door on these corner garden sheds has a rim lock and handle enabling you to lock your valuables away. A great choice for many gardens throughout England.
The most important reason for choosing a garden shed, whether it's a standard or small corner shed, is to give you extra room for storing your possessions. You can also move items out of your home into this corner garden shed whether just for a little while when not required or to relieve your home from 'overload' with all those items we keep 'just in case'. Wherever possible try to buy the largest garden shed you can as you will soon find it might not be larger enough. Just try to think ahead.
Before buying a corner garden shed - or any garden shed - always check out what you might be buying. You will find there is a large difference in the prices of corner sheds and this is usually reflected in the quality of materials used. The cheap corner garden sheds are likely to be made from the cheapest quality timber available rather than the 'proper' grade of timber which should be used on shed designed to last. To get a feel for the Diamond garden sheds take a look on this independent FeeFo web site as this will give you a better idea of the products and service offered by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings
The cheap corner shed, invariably, will be made fast growing whitewood timber. The better corner garden sheds are made using slow growing redwood deal timber as this ensures the most robust building at the best price. Redwood timber is more expensive to buy but, as far as value is concerned, is always much better than any sheds made in whitewood. Whilst you may spend a little more for a redwood deal timber corner shed they will nearly always be far better value in the long run. If you only need a small corner shed for a few years then a whitewood one might be considered but bear in mind when you come to sell a cheap looking garden shed can give a bad impression to any potential purchasers. Something to consider. Also ensure all timber is T&G boarding and that the framework of the shed is of a decent size NOT 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) used on some cheap corner garden sheds. Check before buying. 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 shed is not the best value.
To cut costs many cheap corner garden shed companies will use chipboard, OSB board, Wafer board or Sterling board on their shed floor and roofs which can be seen as 'spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tar' In the short term these boards may do a job but if they get wet, and they are outdoors, these boards will start to disintegrate. Not ideal for a garden shed protecting your valuables. It could be seen that many of the cheap corner shed makers are being a little misleading by claiming their shed are made from 'sheet materials' hiding the fact they are made from chipboard and the like. Always ask a direct question to find out the right answer. 1st Choice Corner garden sheds are made using 'proper' T&G timber boards. Your 1st Choice should be to do right 1st time.
Corner garden sheds in general are quite bulky items and can be difficult to move into place. Besides that they have 5 walls not the usual 4 so are more difficult to assemble. Also the better quality sheds are very heavy as well so it's makes sense to let the experts build them for you. By doing so you can be sure your new corner garden shed will be erected and felted correctly which ensures that it will do its job of protecting your garden items from our British weather. The cheap corner shed makers claims it's easy to erect their shed but with the larger number of parts they come in can be a 'minefield'. Just be a little wary certainly when 1st Choice Leisure Buildings offers free assembly of all their corner garden sheds. Let 1st Choice take the strain and not your back
You will find that most internet companies don't have a shed display site for you to view their products beforehand. They may have a flashy web site or glitzy brochure but you can't beat seeing examples 'in the flesh' so to speak. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings has a large garden shed display site between Woking and Guildford in Surrey and display about 40 buildings for the public to see. You might not see the 'Stanwell; corner shed on display but there will be examples of other Diamond shed so you can get a feel for the quality. 1st Choice has been in the garden shed business since 1979 and were the 1st in the UK to have a web site showing their products. With the web site AND their display site you can get the best of both worlds. Well worth thinking about.
|Sizes:||Corner garden shed sizes from 6x6, 7x7, 8x8 and 9x9|
|Cladding:||Available in two claddings - 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not the cheaper whitewood). Treated externally. Coach screwed construction.|
|Vertical Framing:||50 x 45mm (2" x 2" nominal) as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when erected (about 70 x 45mm.|
|Style:||Corner Building with slight apex roof.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt. (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or 'sheet' material as these are NOT suitable for roofs.)|
|Floors:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life. Not cheap OSB board, plywood, chipboard or 'sheet' material.|
|Doors:||Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Shed doors can be hung on left or right hand side (if specified at time of ordering). Size: 5' 8" x 2' 6" on all models. Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. Beware of doors with NO bracing.|
|Windows:||3mm clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. At least one opening window, which is top hung with 2 t-hinges and one casement stay, is included as standard. Option for laminated - wired glass. NOT cheap scratchable plastic.|
|Corner Strips:||'Wrap Around' corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.|
|Height:||Internal rear of building 5' 8½" and 6' 5" on the front. Extra height available at £2 per foot around the perimeter of the summerhouse for each extra 90mm (3½")|
|Treatment:||All Stanwell corner sheds 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.|
|Erection:||All our corner sheds and timber 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 subframe for you. These corner sheds are assembled using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move.|
|Delivery:||Delivery is FREE within Diamond standard delivery area. Option to deliver outside of this area (central and southern England) for an extra charge, but still with FREE installation|
|Sizes:||Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. Beware of other corner sheds with before machining measurements. Always check. BEWARE. Many garden shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger - don't be fooled.|
How To Choose the Roof Style on your New Garden Shed
The roof on garden sheds and summerhouses is a crucial part of your new garden shed so it is important that the right materials are used in its construction. The main purpose of the roof is to protect your valuables from rain and snow thus keeping them dry. Besides this is helps to ventilate the shed and aids the long life of your building.
There are several designs for a shed roof such as an apex roof, sometimes referred to as a gable roof which looks like an upside down 'V'. This design is very popular in Britain as it is quite attractive when situated in your garden. The basic design consists of two roof sections meeting in the middle of the shed or summerhouse. This roof can slope in either direction, certainly the better garden shed manufacturers would be able to offer this. The pitch, or angle on the apex shed roof tends to be in the region of at least 15 degrees up to about 25 or 30 degrees. This allows water to flow easily off the roof and away - Continue reading --
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