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Wooden Solar Potting Wooden Garden Sheds

Apex & Pent Solar Potting Sheds for Your Garden - Display Site - Free Fitting.
Apex & Pent Solar Potting Sheds for Your Garden - Display Site - Free Fitting.

Wooden Solar Potting Sheds
  • Sizes from 6x4 up to 16x12
  • Redwood timber (not cheap whitewood)
  • Potting Sheds Treated with Spirit Based Treatment
  • 72in High Stable Door with Handle & Lock
  • Premium Treatment or Painted Sheds Option
  • FREE Assembly of Potting Sheds.
  • Coach screws construction for Strength
  • FREE TOUGHENED Glass (NOT cheap plastic)
  • 47 x 47mm Heavy Vertical framing
  • 1.83m (72in) Min Internal Lower Eaves Height
  • Inclusive Shed Opening Window & Timber Staging
  • All Fixings are rust resistant.
  • Apex, Pent and Glass Roof Garden Shed Styles
  • Timber Bases Built
  • Potting Sheds Made in the UK since 1982
  • On Display For You to View

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Because You Want the Best for Your Garden Read The Following Information.
Because You Want the Best for Your Garden Read The Following Information.

These Wooden Solar Potting Sheds are an Investment

The Diamond Solar Potting shed is a great addition for your garden and can be used for growing produce for using in your home. It can also be used for planting seeds so that you can give those plants an early start when you plant them out in your garden. With a choice of apex (gable) or pent (mono-pitch or flat roof) there should be a style which appeals to you. And on the apex potting sheds you can even have a half glass roof which makes this a stunning building. Take a look at one at the 1st Choice Garden Shed display area near Guildford and make your own mind up.

Why Buy a Garden Shed for Your Home?

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'.

Be Very Careful When Buying a Garden Shed

There is also a worry when buying a garden shed as to whether you will make the right choice. You will find that garden sheds come in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes so how do you choose. It might seem that the cheapest shed you can buy will be the best option but like many things in life it's not that simple. Just the difference in the quality of wood can make a large difference to how long your new shed will last - so tread carefully. There are many garden shed companies out there to choose from so how do you decide who to use. A good idea is to look at previous customers feedback and you can see 1st Choice Garden Sheds feedback on the Feefo independent site which should give you a good idea about them and their products which are all made from sustainable timber sources.

Always Check What Quality and Type of Materials are Being Used in Your New Garden Shed

You may find that some garden sheds are cheaper than others and there is a reason for this - and this comes down to the quality of materials used. These Diamond Woodford transverse apex garden shed are made from slow growing redwood deal rather than the cheap fast growing and less resilient white wood used on most 'cheap' sheds. This costs a little more but is worth every penny. Always insist of proper T&G timber as this will ensure the best resistance to our British weather and protecting your valuable. The thickness of the framing is also important as some cheap garden sheds will have framework not much larger than 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) -crazy!! Ideally look for 2in x 2in (nominal size) vertical framing for the strongest shed.

Beware of Cheap Chipboard, OSB Board or other Cheap Man Made Boards

Again to try to make a cheap shed many companies use materials such as chipboard, OSB board, wafer board or Sterling board. All of these are totally unsuitable for using on a garden shed meant to last. As soon as these boards get wet they will start to disintegrate and this puts your valuables at risk - don't take this chance. You also need to look out for some cheap garden shed companies describing their floors and roof as being made from 'sheet materials. This is meant to hide the facts that they are using chipboard type materials and could be seem as underhand. Caber board is an exception to this as this is designed specifically for wet environments such as a kitchen or bathroom in a brand new house. This is standard on the Barnwell Heavy Duty Workshops and on all garden sheds 8ft x 8ft and over. Great choice.

Don't Struggle To Build Your New Garden Shed - Let Us Do It

Garden sheds by their very nature are heavy - well certainly well made quality ones - so it can be hard work to build them. All the Diamond Solar Potting garden sheds include free assembly to make life easier for you. This also ensures it has been built correctly and that the building won't have any problems such as leaking. The cheap garden shed companies often claim it's a doddle to build a garden shed and this is often because they don't offer a garden shed assembly service or by doing so make their garden sheds a lot more expensive. Why take the chance - let someone else take the strain and you put your feet up. You back will thank you for it.

Always Visit a Garden Shed Display Site Where Ever Possible

You will find that many internet companies selling garden sheds don't have a display site where you can view and examine their sheds before buying. You are expected to buy from a flashy web site or sometimes from a colour leaflet - not really ideal - and you are in their hands until after your new garden shed appears in your garden. Hopefully it will meet your expectations but you can never be sure. 1st Choice has a garden shed display area between Woking and Guildford in Surrey where are over 40 buildings of all shapes and sizes to see. This allows you to see examples of garden sheds giving you a much better idea of the likely quality. And, even if you are unable to visit, the fact there is a garden shed display area means that the company in question has the confidence for the public to view beforehand. Peace of mind as standard - what a nice option.

Timber Potting Sheds Specifications.
Timber Potting Sheds Specifications.
Sizes:All solar potting sheds available in sizes from 6 x 4 up to a massive 16 x 12 in Apex and Pent styles.
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:Pulborough Apex or Portslade Pent models with solid roofs. Or Petworth Apex with half glass roof.
Roofs:16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB, sterling board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for outdoor use. Option for half glass roof.
over 8' x 7':
Heavy duty ¾" v313 grade moisture resistant particular boarded floor set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life.
up to 8' x 7':
16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2x2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB or sterling board as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.
Doors:Stable Doors Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Shed doors normally hinged towards the low side of the shed. Size: 1.83m x 76cm (6ft 0in x 2ft 6in) on all models. (Clearance through door is 1.78m (5ft 10in). Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. BEWARE of doors with NO bracing.
Staging:Timber staging is included as standard underneath the front windows.
Windows:Windows on front high side and both ends. Included are either one opening shed window or two on garden buildings 9' and over. 3mm clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. NOT cheap horticultural, plastic, or scratchable perspex. Option for 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 Apex:Lower Internal eaves height 1.83m (6ft) eaves on all buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.06m (6ft 9in) on all buildings up to 8ft. Internal ridge height is 2.135m (7ft 0in) on 9ft apex buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.185m (7ft 2in) on 10ft apex buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.31m (7ft 7in) on 12ft apex buildings. EXTERNAL height is 19cm (7in) Taller. Extra height available at 2 per foot around the perimeter of the potting shed for each extra 90mm (3½")
Height Pent:Lower Side Internal height 1.83m (6ft) eaves on all buildings. Taller Internal height is 2.06m (6ft 9in) on all buildings. EXTERNAL height is 2.27m (7ft 5in). Extra height available at 2 per foot around the perimeter of the potting shed 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 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.
Assembly:All our garden sheds and timber buildings are fitted 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. This garden sheds is secured using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move. Please ensure you allow at least 150mm (6 in) all around your shed for assembly.
Delivery:There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but they can be delivered in most of southern and central England, outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.
Alterations:Please ask.
Optional Extras:Extra height, laminated - wired glass etc - please ask.
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.
Potting Sheds Styles.
Potting Sheds Styles.
Solar Apex & Pent Sheds Styles. Specials Made to Order
Diamond Solar Potting Pent Garden Sheds DPD and DPA
Inc. Stable Doors & Bench
Diamond Apex DAI DAJ Solar Potting Garden Sheds
Glass Roof
Half Glass Roof Option

Garden Buildings Buying Advice

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 wont need to do this more than every - Continue reading --

Feefo Independent Feedback & Reviews

  • DIAMOND10X6XSOLAR - Very helpful and efficient. Good shed, we'll made with nice attention to detail.
  • DIAMOND10X7XSOLAR - Having viewed the buildings at the Guildford site we had a few questions which they answered quickly. When I placed the order it was easy to talk through our requirements with the chap in the office. Very good service all round. Having checked out various potting sheds on the internet we chose the Diamond Solar shed because it met our needs perfectly. Once it was erected on site (by the friendly chaps) it was exactly what we wanted. Vey happy with it.
  • DIAMOND11X8XSOLAR - Great company delivered and erected the shed when they said they would. The only comment I would make is that the (your office at the display site) was difficult to get to for my disabled husband. A wooden path over the pebbles would have made things so much easier. Lovely shed really useful!
  • DIAMOND12X8XSOLAR - Excellent delivery and hassle free erection. Excellent quality, build, and workmanship, very pleased.
  • DIAMOND9X8XSOLAR - Good product/ and have enjoy my part shed part greenhouse. Great products and looks good, fitting 'gang' very good!
  • DIAMOND6X5-SOLAR - Plenty of choice and helpful staff. Would buy from them again! Excellent value which included delivery and assembly. All very efficient! Very happy with product.
  • DIAMOND6X5-SOLAR - Excellent, clear communication, delivery and putting up exactly as planned. ot especially cheap, but definitely a case of getting what one pays for. Strongly recommended. So, just what I was looking for. Generally well made. Of course, I half-wish I'd got a bigger one - but doesn't everyone who has a shed?
  • DIAMOND6X5-SOLAR - good service. excellent product really pleased with our potting shed
  • DIAMOND6x6-SOLAR - Everything from ordering to erection was efficient and according to plan. Ideal for our needs. We are thinking of fitting a roller blind in these exceptionally hot days!
  • DIAMOND9X5-SOLAR - Great all round service, from initial contact to delivery and erection of shed. Sarah (London). I love this shed. I have a long, narrow garden and the dimensions really work. There's plenty of space and it's nice and bright inside thanks to the half glass roof. Thanks! Would definitely recommend them. Sarah (London)
  • DIAMOND7x4-SOLAR - The staff answered all my questions, gave good advice, paperwork clear and informative. Payment nice and easy. Helpful and friendly team. Installers very competent fast and friendly. Shed looks great and suits my storage purpose perfectly. Money well spent.
  • DIAMOND7x4-SOLAR - Good service, came on due date. Installed very quickly. I am using this as a painting studio. Lots of light so ideal for that purpose. Really enjoying it , thank you
  • DIAMOND7x5-SOLAR - As above - good service. It would be even better if bench was hinged to make more space when needed.
  • DIAMOND7x5-SOLAR - Very helpful staff. Good construction.
  • DIAMOND7x5-SOLAR - Online ordering process straightforward and efficient following telephone query which was answered satisfactorily. Delivery was much quicker than estimated and the shed was erected quickly and efficiently. Materials and construction of shed was as expected but some of the finish was disappointing
  • DIAMOND7x5-SOLAR - All dealings with the company were smooth, clear & straightforward. High quality, looks great. Delivery and erection all as expected.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - admin procedures very good. nice simple well-proportioned design, well made apart from a few minor splintered timber sections which are not of structural significance; DO suggest you position the internal turnbuckle locking the two stable door sections together CLEAR OF THE RIM LOCK, so that you can actually turn it to open the top section on its own!!!
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - A ver nice shed, fast delivery and installation.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - Excellent communication. Contact made the day after the order submitted with a delivery date that was met. Building was delivered and erected by 9.45 on the delivery day. Good quality potting shed, very pleased with it.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - Excellent service, very friendly and accommodating. The guys were great, had it erected in no time. I love my potting shed (my new studio) The quality is great, love the log lap finish. Very impressed, I highly recommend the company and the quality.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - 1st Choice were very helpful when I telephoned regarding delivery time. I am very pleased with my potting shed.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - All arrived promptly and assembled in remarkably swift time. To date we have had nothing to complain about and our neighbours have been round to say how much they admire it.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - Very good. Easy to arrange delivery. Delivery and erection was quick and tidy. Very good quality materials. A few rough edges, but only to be expected on what is after all a garden shed.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - The free erection was completed amazingly quickly and professionally. The range of options available meant we got precisely what we wanted.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - Pleased with the advice I got when I ordered the potting shed. Also told to upgrade the wood which I did and was grateful for this advice. The men came and erected the potting shed where I wanted it without any fuss or bother.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - The service I received was very good, potting shed made to order and delivered & erected as promised. Again just what I wanted seemed sturdey and solid so very good! Only problem I fad was a broken door handle which they replaced without any problem.
  • DIAMOND8x6-SOLAR - Very pleased as I was able to have my shed delivered earlier than expected. Lovely shed. Looks good in its setting and perfectly suited to requirements.

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Some Of Our Customers Feedback

I just wanted to say how pleased we are with the shed. It is perfect for what we need a pool plant room and changing room. The erection went perfectly. Your delivery man and erector did an excellent job.

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.

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