Feedback: Excellent options given for delivery. Delivered on time and erected in a very professional manor. Would recommend !
Response: Your feedback on your shed is very welcome, thank you. I'm pleased it was on time and erected professionally. We do have some good people being a family business so it's nice to know they sorted the problem for you. I hope your new shed will serve you for many years.
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 Chilworth. 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 easily-accessible display sites near Guildford 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 map will give you directions from Chilworth 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.
There has been many business started in garden sheds from small craft shops, to tea rooms, to home repair centres and small shops. Each have found garden sheds to be a cost effective way of starting a business in the garden and the fact that a garden shed can be made to a size to suit their needs is also a factor. Research has shown 60% of people starting a business do this from home so the demand for the slightly larger garden sheds is growing.
The key advantage of starting a business at home is it's not as risky as renting premises as many people already have a garden shed anyway. Probably there will be a need to clear a lot of junk out of the shed so you can start or you could invest in an extra shed specifically for the business. The advantage with that is the shed can easily be defined as a business expense so that you can reclaim the cost of these sheds against tax.
If you have registered your business for vat then the vat on the shed can be reclaimed, which can amount to a significant amount. However, you need to bear in mind, even though you will receive the vat back on the outlay you will have to charge vat on your sales and services and can make you uncompetitive.
As a rule small businesses using garden sheds tend to be one-man-bands (one-person-band?) and any large organisation would not normally use a garden shed. However, up in Scotland, a Scottish lady (surprisingly!) Has run her post office from her shed since 1983 and has no plans to retire. Esther Brauer, has served the remote community of Kylesko in the Scottish Highlands for 56 years using her shed, which must mean she did not buy one of the cheap and nasty sheds available on the Internet at the moment.
Prior to this, and for over 10 years, she used to deliver the post over an 18 mile area until the age of 60. When she learnt how to use a computer she gave up delivering the mail and became a postmistress in her shed. A true 'silver surfer'. Mrs Braur said she will continue as long as possible as her small rural community, a little like Chilworth, needs a post office, even if it is in a garden shed. She did manage to escape the closure which was a great relief and she can't imagine anyone else taking on this job in a shed. She further said the service she provides is a lifeline for her community and is highly valued by visitors as the nearest post office is 10 miles away.
Another garden shed was used in Scotland and in it was developed the STAG filter unit which is a lifesaving water filtering device. Jim Rae, of Jerviston, used his shed to invent this after 6 years in Africa seeing people dying from polluted water.
The smallest post office in America is a minuscule garden shed size of 5ft x 5ft. This shed is situated on Highway 41 between Miami and Naples. This shed is fully equipped with air conditioning but this take up the entire rear wall of the shed. Due to its location it's unlikely there will be much waiting so if you are in this part of the world why not stop and take a look at this garden shed playing an important role in the US's postal service