Feedback: Good range of products. We have been delighted with the shed and the overall service received.
Response: Hi, Thank for your comments. It's good that the overall service was good in connection with your new Platinum 10x8 shed and that you are happy with it. Best regards, Robin.
With this recession which started back in 2008 it appears that gardeners are being more cautious about spending their money, which makes sense. This means that the sales of garden sheds and garden buildings has stagnated and in many cases fallen and this has followed on this year. Over the Easter period, where gardeners tend to get out and about into their garden and to the garden centres, it was shown that sales in the garden sector including outdoor garden buildings and sheds was down on previous years.
Garden Experts has established that this sector has not got off to its usual start with people spending money on garden sheds and other garden produce down by about 6%. It is possible because Easter was early this could have had an effect and it was a little chilly so this could have contributed to this fall. Why Easter has to keep moving I don't know - it's a complete mystery to me!
br /> It was established that shoppers are being a lot more careful and being a lot more 'matter of fact' about their purchases. It appears that the spending furore of just a few years ago has elapsed and using common sense in any purchase in the main consideration.
The strange thing is that quality well made garden sheds are being preferred to the cheap sheds found on the Internet or in the large DIY stores. This means that the gardener is thinking about the money he spends and investing in solid quality buildings which becomes an investment for the future rather than buying a cheap shed which will only last a few years before it needs replacing. The problem with the cheap sheds is that they use a lot of chipboard type materials on the shed floors and roofs and as soon as these get wet the shed start to disintegrate. You really need to ensure that the vulnerable floors and roofs are made from proper T&G timber boarding.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings can help. You will not find any chipboard, OSB board or sheet materials on any of their garden sheds, only proper T&G timber boards. These shed roofs won't fall to pieces before your eyes at the 1st sign of rain. With quality redwood deal T&G cladding on the sheds, not the cheap inferior white wood, on a solid timber frame work of at least 2x2.
The reason for this knowledge which 1st Choice has is that they start making garden sheds in 1979 so have over 32 years of shed making experience. In the early years the cheaper methods of making sheds with chipboard and cheap white wood were tried and quickly rejected. The key to their success is their garden sheds, summer buildings and garden buildings are made to a standard and not DOWN to a price.
This is good business practice. As well as this you can actually view their garden sheds, garden workshops and summer buildings and this gives you the opportunity to physically examine the quality. You don't get this option with cheap garden shed makers as they don't want you so see beforehand as the cheapness of their sheds would become obvious.