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Garden Buildings Framing Size

Two Top Tips About Garden Buildings Framing Size
Two Top Tips About Garden Buildings Framing Size

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Two Things to Know About Garden Shed Framing Size

To try to help you make the right decision we highlight what you should look out for and what you should avoid and - as importantly WHY. Whilst we all want the cheapest price for our garden shed it's really important that you ensure you buy a building which will fill all your needs and, very importantly, will stand the test of time. This is why you need to do a little homework beforehand. Yes, I know, we were all not keen on doing 'homework' but believe me this homework is vital to ensure you are happy when your new building is delivered.

Garden Sheds Tips

Diamond 'Georgian' Apex or Pent Storage Shed
Timber and Wooden Sheds

1/   Garden Shed Frame Size
The framing or frame on a garden shed is where the main strength comes from so it's crucial that it is of adequate size bearing in mind the conditions which it will have to endure. From howling gales in winter and possibly heavy snowfall, to torrential rain and the beating down of the sun on those hotter days.

This is why you should ensure that the vertical framing of your proposed shed is at least 2 inches x 2 inches (nominal size) This will equate down to approx 47mm x 47mm. This size will give the shed the strength to serve its purpose.

You will find that many of the cheap shed manufacturers use timber framing as low as 1 inch x 1 inch (25mm x 25mm) This is of the recommended size for long life. Take a look on a tape measure to see how small that is. Some sheds are made using 1 inches x 1 inches which is better but not really strong enough.

2/   Gaps Between Framing
Another thing to bear in mind is the space in between the timber uprights on any garden shed. Ideally they should be no more than about 2ft (60cm) apart. On the cheap sheds you are likely to find one of each corner and maybe one in the middle and this will allow the building to sway from side to side after a short while. So combine thin wooden framing and a lack of vertical timber and this will create the 'perfect storm' which nobody wants in their garden.

Ensure you choose the correct garden shed with strong framing - don't be mislead. If in doubt ASK beforehand


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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, Surrey. UK. GU4 7QA

Phone 0333 800 8880
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 & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Cabins, SafeStore, Lidget Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds.
Please see this page for a full list.



Farnham Garden Buildings Display Site Squires Garden Centre,
Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea,
Farnham, Surrey. UK. GU9 9JX
Phone 01252 311085
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday & 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

The garden centre is visible from B3208 road between Farnham and Aldershot.

Currently on display at Badshot Lea: are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Garden Cabins and Lidget Garages. Please see this page for a full list.




Phone (01483) 237550 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
(0333) numbers are charged as LOCAL Rate on both mobiles and landlines - saving you money.
Email to 1clb@leisurebuildings.com or Contact Us Here
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins
On Display for viewing near to Guildford, Godalming, Cobham, Dorking, Leatherhead and Ripley in Surrey. UK

Office ONLY Address is 260 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS.
Close To Byfleet, Chertsey, Weybridge, Walton On Thames, Esher, Bagshot, Staines.