The garden shed combined with a greenhouse is a great idea for many gardeners. It provides extra storage and an area for growing lovely garden produce so you will find that the Diamond Grendon 10ft x 6ft Greenhouse-Shed Combination could be the answer to your needs. You have a superb 6 ft x 6½ ft greenhouse, naturally with toughened glass for safety, and a super 6 ft x 3½ ft shed for storing your tools, seed trays and garden accessories away from prying eyes. By combining the Greenhouse with a garden shed you have a visually pleasing garden building which is very functional and eco-friendly - just think of the lovely tomatoes, strawberries which you will be able to enjoy. Also available in longer lengths - please ask
With a large choice of greenhouse and garden shed suppliers you need to make the right choice so ensure you do your homework. You may find cheaper greenhouse-shed combination buildings but ensure that you check what is included. It's vitally important that only toughened glass is used for safety but many cheap greenhouse-shed combos use horticultural glass (effectively second grade glass) which may get by on a small garden shed but has no place on a greenhouse. It's also good to know a little about the company you are buying from to get a feel for the service they offer. An independent review site feefo.com has many comments from 1st Choice's earlier customer where you can take a view on what they are saying. In this day and age where customer service is important it's good to check this out.
The quality of materials used in greenhouse-sheds can vary tremendously so check out before buying. Many buildings are made using fast growing whitewood timber as it's much cheaper than redwood deal timber. However redwood deal, because it grows slower, is a more stable material and is more likely to stand the 'test of time'. It's a more expensive than whitewood but the benefits are worth every penny. Toughened glass is the standard for safety, not cheap horticultural (potentially dangerous) glass or unsuitable plastic, acrylic or perspex which scratches and rattles in the wind. Check out the thickness of the framing (effectively the skeleton) of the greenhouse shed and some cheap greenhouse-shed makers use only 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) thick timber. Not very strong at all. The best option is 2in x 2in (nominal thickness) vertical framing for the best results.
Another product used to keeps cost down to produce a cheap greenhouse - shed combo is chipboard, OSB board, wafer board or Sterling board. None of these products will enhance your new greenhouse combo and will put it at risk if these boards get wet - and your new building is going outside to face the British weather. They may be OK for making kitchen cabinets but be very wary if you are offered these on your new building. You may also find these boards described as 'sheet materials' which is done to hide the fact you are being supplied with these cheap inadequate boards. Be careful before signing on the 'dotted line'. 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.
Greenhouse - Garden Shed Combination buildings, by their very nature, are more involved when they come to be assembled. This is why 1st Choice Leisure Buildings offers these building with free assembly to ensure they are installed correctly. This is important for the longevity of these combo's and to ensure you don't get any problems in the future. Many internet companies claim they are easy to build which is not really true. It's also can be hard work besides it being vitally important that they are built in the correct manner. One of the reasons these other companies say it's easy is because they don't offer that option. So the best advice is for the experts to take the strain and build it for you. Give your back a rest.
You will mostly find that most internet companies don't offer an option to view because they claim it's cheaper for them and you. However you can never be sure what you are going to get delivered until it arrives at your door. By then it's too late. Take a trip to 1st Choice Leisure Building's display site near Guildford and Woking in Surrey and see what in situ. This will give you an opportunity to make YOUR mind up before splashing out. Even if you can't visit the fact that these greenhouse-shed combos are normally on display to the public should give you confidence in the products being offered. Surely this must give you a little peace of mind
|Sizes:||Available in 10 ft x 6 ft. Greenhouse section is 1.8 x 1.98m (6ft x 6½ft) and the Garden shed section is 1.8 x 1.06m (6ft x 3½ft). Longer models possible.|
|Cladding:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap (Redwood deal not cheap 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.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board or OSB board) and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt on the shed section. Toughened glass on the Greenhouse section..|
|Floors||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life, within the shed section.|
|Doors:||Solid Door Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. On the Greenhouse section the door is ¾ toughened glass with tower bolt to secure. Size: 5' 8" x 2' 0" on all models.|
|Staging:||Timber staging is included as standard underneath both windows in the greenhouse section.|
|Windows:||Included are two opening window within the greenhouse section. Glass is toughened.|
Single window in shed section on left hand side as you go in garden shed section.
|Corner Strips:||'Wrap Around' corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.|
|Height Apex:||Internal eaves height 5' 8½" eaves on all shed-greenhouse combi's. Ridge height is 6' 5". Extra height available at £2 per foot around the perimeter of the summerhouse for each extra 90mm (3½")|
|Treatment:||All garden solar buildings and potting 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:||The Grendon Greenhouse-Shed are erected FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete or paving slab base or timber decked area. Building are secured using coach screws for ease of taking them down again if you decide to move.|
|Delivery:||Delivery is FREE within Diamond standard delivery area but they can be delivered in most of Southern and Central, outside of the free delivery area, at an extra delivery charge and 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. Many garden shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger - don't be fooled.|
How To Choose A Garden Shed Door
It may seem a strange subject – how to choose a garden shed door – but this humble object is vital to your new shed or garden building. If you think about it the shed door is the only part of your garden building which is designed to move, there may be many parts on cheap sheds that move as well but they are not meant to, and so must be made to resist these moving forces for years on end.
In the most basic form the shed door is planks of wood nailed onto a frame. Hinges are attached and then the door is hung on your shed or garden building however you will find the weight of the planks of wood pulling downwards by gravity. This is why it is crucial that the frame has proper bracing designed into it to stop this happening.
There should be a minimum of three ledges, timber batons which are horizontal, and in between them there should be two diagonal braces. The braces help to carry the load of the shed door from the outside of the shed door to the side where the hinges are. - Continue reading --
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