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Due to site improvements our show site at Sutton Green Garden Centre may be closed for viewing over the next few days due to new paths and tarmac being laid. Please call ahead before visiting on (01483) 237550 to ensure that we are open for viewing. Our apologies for this but it will be a great improvement improving all year round access.

What Other Garden Shed Companies Don't Want You To Know

Read Before Buying a Garden Shed
Read Before Buying a Garden Shed

Buying Garden Sheds and Storage Buildings for Your Garden

It appears very straight forward to buying a garden shed - just click on the 'internet' find the size shed you want and then look for the best price. Easy YES? Well not really as there is such array of garden sheds available from the 'cheap and nasty' right up to ones which would feel at home at Hampton Court Palace. So you need to do your home work to ensure you buy the right shed for YOUR needs.

1st Choice Leisure Buildings ONLY Sell Sheds Made to Very High Standards

Buy From An Established Business

By choosing to buy from an established business you can be sure that they have great deal of expertise in the garden buildings industry. Also they have become established by selling the right buildings at the right price and, most importantly, have been listening to their customers. By choosing a business which actually have a fixed 'brick and mortar' address' you can be sure there is somewhere to contact them if you need to.

With businesses ONLY on the 'web' they can be 'here and gone tomorrow' (as they say in Winds in the Willows). With a business with a fixed address you will also find you can ACTUALLY talk to someone in the flesh if you choose (as it used to be in the olden day) and not rely on emails (as good as they are) which most web firms expect you to do.

1st Choice Leisure Buildings was established in 1979 when they started making sheds. They also have a physical office AND Show site so you can talk to them and view examples of their buildings.

Always View Garden Buildings for Sale Before Buying

The 'web' is a wonderful thing but even with the flashiest of web pages and glossy brochure you can never get a REAL feel for what you are buying. For many items this not a problem but YOUR new garden shed or building it's important to know that what you getting will meet your expectations. By actually viewing your proposed building you can be sure of the quality and how well constructed it is, you can see how tall it is so you won't bang your head and are the doors and windows made from stern stuff.

This will help you to distinguish from the 'cheap and nasty' sheds made 'down to a price' and which are readily available on the web and the well made, well constructed buildings which are designed to last a long time. The purely 'online' retailers claim that it's good to buy online as you can save money BUT how can you know that you won't end up with that 'cheap and nasty' building. By viewing beforehand you can save yourself from the potential heartache and stress. Always remember that the cheapest price is not always the best.

Visit 1st Choice Leisure Buildings show garden buildings display area near Woking in Surrey which has about 60 buildings on display. Only about 5 miles from the M25. You will be glad you did.

Are You Special or Are You Happy To Settle for What's Available?

There are certain advantages for standard sizes or designs as these can help keep the costs down a little however wouldn't it to be good to buy a building to suit YOU and YOUR garden. By doing this you can utilise your garden building to have the best use and to fit in the space that you have got. By talking to a company which can make a garden building in the size and design for you then this is what can happen. It may be a little dearer but this small extra cost can be the difference between 'making do' or being 100% satisfied. Surely that's got to be worth it?

1st Choice Leisure Buildings can make nearly all their garden buildings in 'more or less' and size or design to suit you. Special size not normally a problem. moving doors & windows - not a problem.

Ensure the Timber Used is the Best for YOUR New Building

Again a great deal of money can be saved by selecting cheaper timber such as whitewood which, to a certain degree, is OK'ish for a basic garden shed. It's far better to insist on a redwood deal timber building as this grows far slower than whitewood so the grain is more tightly compacted ensuring a longer life. A little more expensive but a better long term prospect. Whitewood because it grows quickly can be subject to lots of little knots dropping out.

1st Choice Garden Buildings are made predominately with redwood deal timber for longer life.

Beware of Chipboard, Sterling Board, OSB Boards Being Used

You will find that most of the 'cheap' sheds will use chipboard, OSB board or Sterling board on the floors and roofs to save money. In an ideal scenario this would be fine but as soon as any damp gets into these boards (and being outside is nearly unavoidable) they will start to swell and then disintegrate meaning the end of your shiny new shed. These shed companies know this so they try to hide the fact by saying their floors and roofs are made from 'Sheet Materials'. They avoid using the words 'chipboard, osb board etc' as they know there could be problems in the near future.

1st Choice Leisure Buildings do not use chipboard, OSB board, Sterling board on any of their garden sheds. On the Diamond Heavy Duty Workshops they use a special water resistant heavy duty boarding on their floor.

Are All Garden Building Panels Fully Pre Made?

Surprisingly many of the cheap sheds, besides being made of chipboard etc, are delivered in pieces where you have to build some of the panels yourself. Ludicrous! If you are buying a cheap shed always double check what you are getting.

All 1st Choice Leisure Timber Buildings are delivered in complete sections (and mostly assembled free of charge) to save you time and effort. Not just dumped in your garden.

Where Can I find More Information about What To Look Out For

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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 --


Garden Office, Timber Workshops, Timber Sheds, Summerhouses and Log Cabins on Display at Guildford

Any Size Garden Workshop, Timber Shed or Summerhouse to Suit You. Fully Bespoke Option.

Some Of Our Customers Feedback

The driver who delivered the Shed to my home was a very pleasant young man and had family living in Battersea. I am delighted with the end product and just wanted to let you know.



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.


Phone (01932) 880864 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
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins on Display for viewing near Guildford, Surrey.