The Diamond 'Streamline' narrow garden shed makes use of that little amount of space alongside the house making it one on the most useful garden shed available. By investing in this thin garden shed you can protect your valuable possessions and to protect them from the weather and all in that unused space outside. These 'Streamline' narrow garden sheds are 3ft wide and are designed to fit in a 3ft 6in gap (because the roof is larger than the shed) so all you need is to measure the minimum gap for the shed to go into. If it's 3ft 6in wide then no problem - however if it's smaller then that is not always a problem as these can be made narrower to fit smaller gaps for a small charge. How good is that? Take a look at this 'Streamline' narrow garden shed at our display site near Guildford in Surrey and make your own mind up.
The humble garden shed is a vital extra for most homes as it provides extra storage out side your home but close enough to access when ever you want. The extra shed these garden sheds bring enables you to utilise your internal space inside your home for more leisurely pursuits - always a bonus in our modern homes where space is at a premium. Always try to buy the largest garden shed you can afford to ensure the greatest amount of flexibility for storage and for working in. This enable all your clutter to be stored away 'just in case'.
When buying a garden shed always do your homework as there can be a large range of sheds to choose from with a large difference in prices. But like most things price is not always the best guide to the best value. A garden shed is exposed to all the British weather can throw at it so it needs to be designed to last. This means using the best timber for the job. Also as important is the service offered by the shed company in question and how do you find this out? By looking at previous customers feedback which will let you know about the products and the company. Take a look on this independent web site and this will give you an idea as the products and service offered by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings
There are many prices available for long garden sheds from the ridiculously cheap to the obscenely expensive so how do you choose. At the cheap end there is a good reason why they are cheap and that is because of the timber used and the production methods. To ensure the best value 1st Choice Leisure Buildings narrow garden sheds are made using the slower growing redwood deal and not the cheaper whitewood. Whitewood is normally used on cheap sheds and can do a job to a certain degree. If you only want a shed for a few years then worth considering. But redwood is the best option in most cases - it might be a little more than whitewood but it's worth every penny. Also look out for proper T&G boarding throughout (wall, floor and roof) as this ensures the best protection against the weather - be it rain, snow or sun. Also check out the thickness of the framing as some cheap shed use timber which is only 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) which is bonkers.
You will find that many cheap shed companies try to cut costs by using chipboard, OSB Board, Wafer Board and Sterling Board which is OK to a certain degree but as soon as it gets wet it falls apart exposing your valuables to the weather. Which is not what you want! You can even find some of these cheap garden shed companies advertising their floor and roofs as being made from 'sheet materials' as if that is a good thing. All they are doing is hiding the fact they are using this 'cheap and nasty' boards on your new garden shed - just ask them a direct question. You choice of garden shed should be designed to last a very long time and this is why these 'Streamline' narrow sheds are only made using solid 'proper' T& timber boards. Best to do it right 1st time so select 1st Choice. 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.
Sheds in general are quite bulky items and can be difficult to move into place. The good quality sheds are very heavy as well so it's makes sense to let the experts build it for you. This gives you the peace of mind that's been erected and felted correctly ensuring the very best protection for your valuable. These Diamond 'Streamline' narrow thin garden sheds come with free installation as standard so you've no need to worry about assembling them wrongly. The cheap shed companies claims it's easy to build their sheds mainly because they don't offer that service or they would have to put their prices up to cover that cost be sub-contractors. Also the cheap sheds are often made in many smaller sections meaning there are more potential gaps for the weather to get into. Give you back a rest and let 1st Choice take the pain.
Many internet narrow garden shed companies don't have a display site claiming they can cut costs by doing so. To a certain degree this is true but the fact is that you can never know what the quality of the shed will be before it turns up. It doesn't matter our flashy the web site is or how attractive a leaflet is there is no way to know if the retailer won't show his products to the public beforehand. 1st Choice, whose background is in manufacturing garden sheds and was the 1st UK shed company to be on the web (back in 1996) realised this so have a garden shed display site between Woking and Guildford in Surrey. This enables you to view before buying and even if you can't visit should surely give you confidence in a supplier to is happy for their product to be seen before delivery. Surely this makes sense.
|Sizes:||Streamline Narrow Garden sheds are available in size from 4 x 3 up to a 12 x 3 in Pent style or longer.|
|Cladding:||Available in 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap. (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:||Pent roof style so shed can slope away from your house.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for out door use) and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt.|
|Floors:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life. (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for out door use.)|
|Doors:||Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Shed doors can go on either end (if specified at time of ordering). Size: 5' 8" x 2' 0" on all models. Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. Beware of doors with NO bracing.|
|Windows:||No windows for security.|
|Corner Strips:||'Wrap Around' corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.|
|Height Pent:||Internal lower side 5' 8½" and 6' 5" on the higher sides. Extra height available at £2 per foot around the perimeter of the thin shed for each extra 90mm (3½")|
|Treatment:||All skinny garden 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:||These narrow pent timber garden sheds 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. Building are secured using coach screws for ease of taking them down again if you decide to move. You need 3½' so they can be built.|
|Delivery:||There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but they can be delivered in most of central and Southern England outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.|
|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 and How Often to Treat Your Shed or Garden Building.
You may feel you want to put it off but your garden shed does need treating from time to time to give it a long life. If you follow our advice you won’t need to do this more than every 2 or 3 years. This will ensure your garden shed and out buildings can be protected against everything the weather can throw at it.
Treating a garden shed can be a messy affair, certainly if I am doing it, so the advice is to wear old clothes which can be thrown away if too badly stained. Always bear in mind that many treatments can irrigate the skin due to the chemicals in them which help to preserve the wood. But always take your time and try not to splash the treatment. If you do get any treatment on your hands, face or skin ensure you wash this off straight away. - Continue reading --
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