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1st Choice Garden Sheds Roofs
1st Choice Garden Sheds Roofs

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.

Is the roof ALL timber or chipboard, OSB board or sheet material ?

1/ Do the garden sheds you are considering have an all timber roof or it is the man made chipboard, OSB board or sheet materials? Chipboard is by its name made from wood chips stuck together - OSB (sterling or wafer board) is made from wood shavings and stuck together- which is fine for kitchen and bedroom cabinets covered in melamine - but it is NO USE whatsoever in a shed in the long term. OSB board can be adequate in certain circumstances however if any of the board is cut (which nearly always has to be to meet the size of the shed) then this removes the special waterproof paint which had been applied to the edges. The cut edges of the roof is then prone to swelling when it gets wet and then that is the beginning of the end of the roof. A roof should be solid T&G timber to ensure a long life.

Also notice that most companies offering chipboard or OSB boards describe them as solid sheet materials as they are too embarrassed to tell you what you are really getting and they normally exclude the roof from any warranty over the minimum period as they KNOW these boards won't last (Ask them the question).

How long will the shed roof last?

2/ You have to cover it with the roofing felt - how do you do that? - you put clout head nails through the roofing felt into the chipboard or OSB boards which again - potentially if you do not align the nails correctly - allows water to get into the chipboard or OSB board. When this happens you can expect the roof to shows signs of letting in water and disintegrating. (literally).Why take the chance??

Are all Fascia Boards included other Garden Sheds?

3/ Also check the grade and thickness of the roofing felt and also ensure that all fascia and barge boards are included to finish your shed off. Felt should ideally be at least 40kg weight.

All Our Garden Sheds are -

All our roofs are made from solid T&G timber boards, we do NOT use chipboard, OSB board, sheet material or any of these other cheap alternatives as they are NOT suitable for outdoors use. On the Platinum we do offer the top of the range Onduline roofs which has a design life of at least 15 years. All fascia and barge boards are included.

Click on any off the following links for more important things to consider before buying !

Read About Viewing and Display Sites


Read About Quality of Timber Which Should Be Used


Read About What you MUST Know about Garden Sheds Roofs


Read About What you MUST know about Garden Sheds Floors


Read About Range of Styles and Sizes from 1st Choice Garden Sheds and Buildings


Read About Delivery and Assembly Options


Read About Glass and Windows


Not from Lilliput ?? Then Read About Height and Doors


Read About What you MUST Know about Guarantees and Where your Building will be Made


Further articles about garden sheds, workshops and the type of timber cladding you should use to follow. Also about the truth behind so called 10 year guarantees


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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, Sapphire, & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Cabins, SafeStore, Trimetals, GrandChoice Metal Sheds; 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 0333 800 8880
Our display site is open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.
Only Manned on Fridays
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.