Feedback: This is the second building we have purchased and we have been very happy with both. The installation was quick and to a high standard.
Response: Thanks for your great feedback which is very important to us a small family garden shed business. And it's great to know you are happy with both of your sheds. That's how you build a trustworthy business. If there is anything else that we can do at any time please just let us know. Robin
With over thirty nine years experience in the garden & leisure building industry we can easily spot the difference between a good quality building and an exceptional one and we positively refuse to lower our standards. You can find cheaper buildings but you won't find better for delivery to Aldershot. All of our partners have been carefully chosen to offer the finest selection of buildings, with the best after-sales service, at the very best prices.
We believe that it is vital that you are given the opportunity to inspect a building before parting with your so we have established two easily-accessible display sites near Guildford and Farnham in Surrey which is not too far away where you can come and view eighty buildings from all of our main ranges of buildings. You can browse at your leisure without worrying about any high pressure salesmen pouncing on you (not that we would employ that type in any case!). If you need any help then we are there to advise.
The above maps will give you directions from Aldershot to our display sites where you can our range of timber workshops, concrete garages, summerhouses, log cabins and garden sheds.
Our full range of timber (not log cabins) and concrete buildings will be installed free of charge at the time of delivery providing there is a suitable base. And if there isn't, don't worry, we can build that for you too for a small extra charge. Optional fitting service for log cabins.
Experts in garden sheds & buildings in timber, metal, plastic & concrete. And so much more so take a small drive and come and see us.
A garden shed company and one of its directors has been landed with a $255,000 fine and ordered to pay $600,000 compensation to its customers. This was the price paid for failing to deliver garden sheds to customers who had already paid for them.
Southport Magistrates Court heard that The Shed Warehouse in the Gold Coast, Australia and its director Josh Purtell took payments for garden sheds it did not deliver between November 2009 and June 2010. Purtell was fined $85,000 for 43 breaches, relating to accepting payments for goods without intending or being able to supply those goods. He was also fined a further $1500 for misleading information and for making false statements to an OFT officer during the investigation.
The Shed Warehouse was fined $170,000 for the 43 breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1989. The OFT also secured compensation for 80 customers amounting to $589,866. Purtell was ordered to pay personally $174,000 of the compensation and has now had a conviction made against himself and The Shed Warehouse. A second director will also appear before the courts shortly.
Even though this was on the other side of the world it goes to show there are many crooks out there and companies which may not play by the rules with your money. We have all heard of companies which take customer's money right up to the day they put the company into liquidation and then start up a new company (phoenix companies) the next day. This means you have lost all your hard earned money.
My advice is to only deal with companies who have been trading for a long time, although that in itself is not a guarantee - looks at Woolworths etc, however you do need to be wary of companies which are reincarnations of earlier companies. These often claim to have been trading for many, many years but in fact it's the previous company which had been trading and subsequently gone into liquidation. I know for a fact that one of the major shed companies which claims to have been making sheds for a very long time was only formed as a LIMITED Company in 2010.
The other best advice I can give is to pay on a credit card or only pay a small deposit. Reputable companies don't have any problems with this. On our site there is an option to pay by credit card - giving you 100% protection - whatever happens or you can ring our dedicated support and sales line (0333) 800 8880 - local rate number -and just pay a deposit, which also can be on a credit card.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings is a family firm with my wife, son and myself at the helm. We trace our routes back to 1979 when we started manufacturing. Our web site, when we only sold our products, started in 1996, and was the 1st garden shed company in the UK to go online. Our 1st Choice web site started in 2000 when we introduced other buildings to our comprehensive range of garden storage sheds for sale so we are able to delivery to all over the country including Ash in Surrey. There has NEVER been a liquidation or bankruptcy in our full trading history. In the troubled times through the 80's 90' and now this is something we are very proud off.