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Anyone interested in buying sheds for their home - whether they want somewhere to store their leisure equipment or gardening supplies - will find a large range on offer at 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. There is a wide selection of garden sheds on offer for any leisure or outdoor space, from potting sheds ideally suited for small backyards, to heavy duty workshops that can be used by professionals. As well as garden sheds and workshops, 1st Choice also sells greenhouses, summer houses, log cabins, garages and even wood-built home offices that can be set up in a garden.

Can I view the garden sheds before I buy?

Part of the appeal of buying products such as sheds online is the undeniable ease with which internet transactions can be completed. A few clicks are all it takes to have quality garden bases or garden outhouses en route to your home or business. However, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly what you're getting when buying things from the web. Most garden shed retailers offer no way to actually see their sheds before you place an order, but 1st Choice has set up special garden shed display sites at Sutton Green Garden Nursery in Guildford, Surrey and Heathrow to overcome this problem.

Platinum, Sapphire, Diamond and Humber Garden Sheds

From this site, visitors will be able to spend time perusing the retailer's extensive catalogue of timber sheds, which includes Platinum pressure-treated heavy duty workshops, as well as Diamond, Sapphire and Humber ranges. 1st Choice has been involved in the manufacture and retailing of garden buildings for more than 35 Years and follows an ethos that puts quality first; meaning that it only does business with manufacturers whose garden sheds and outdoor buildings it is proud to endorse.

All of the products that are sold through the website, including its cheap and inexpensive garden tool sheds, are made from quality materials and are built to last. The garden shed display centres also shows off the company's selection of garden sheds, summer buildings and heavy duty workshops.

Should I go for timber, plastic or metal garden sheds?

Another important consideration for buyers of sheds to consider is the material from which their outdoor buildings are made. There are timber, plastic and metal garden sheds on offer, all with their own advantages, and which one is right for you is dependent largely on your needs. For instance, anyone wishing to store high-value or dangerous equipment may benefit from the added security provided by an SafeStore metal shed made from extra thick Galvatite steel.

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Brief Timeline of Garden Sheds?

Garden sheds are a British institution and have been for many years. Even before the 2nd world war garden sheds were popular with the nation and many gardeners 'dug for victory' during that time. Since then garden sheds have played a large role in the hearts of the country and there are very few gardens which don't have a garden shed of some sort. Whether it's a small garden shed for our modern day houses or a large garden workshop for the more affluent homes you will find these sheds are very well used.

You will find that houses built from the 1930's to the 1950's have substantial gardens so this is where the larger garden sheds are found. However, as we got into the late 60's and through to the 90's you will find that garden sheds have got a little smaller due to the smaller gardens. After the housing bubble burst in the 90's you will find that new houses tend to have small gardens so only the smallest garden sheds would fit the bill.

What Is A Garden Shed?

In essence garden sheds are normally a single storey building and are used in the garden or, quite often, on allotments. The size of garden shed varies depending on the usage, the needs and , more importantly, the available space for them. In all instance all the garden sheds in use play a useful role in the day to day life of the UK. The sheer versatility of garden sheds is helped by the many different designs which are available. So from very basic garden sheds, in its simplest form, to high end garden workshops suitable for multitasking within the family you will find the garden shed will suit.

Essentially garden sheds consist of an internal frame onto which a cladding is secured which made the sheds waterproof to the elements. The roof would normally be either apex (gable or V'shaped) or pent (single or mono pitched) although some garden sheds, usually in the higher price bracket can sometimes have a hip roof like on a house. These are quite striking on a garden shed but the price can put a lot of people off. The reason for the price is the complexity of manufacture.

What Materials are Garden Sheds Supplied In?

Garden sheds will come in a variety of materials such as wood, timber, metal, steel, plastic or concrete. Often the choice of materials used for garden sheds tends to be personal preferences but different claddings have different pros and cons. Timber or wooden garden sheds tend to be the most popular due to the natural feel they give to the home owner. They feel very strong but one of the downsides of these types of garden sheds is that they need treating to maintain a long life. However, you will find that tanalised, or pressure treated, garden sheds won't require treating, normally for about 15 years so are very popular.

Metal or steel garden sheds are normally made from galvanised steel which would have a long guarantee against rusting so there is no treating of these sheds required. Beware of garden sheds which are only 'electro-plated' rather that 'hot dipped galvanised' as this treatment won't last as long. Plastic garden sheds won't rust so are a viable proposition for the garden shed owner who does not want any maintenance issues. However these garden sheds can look a little bland but do serve their purpose in the garden very well.

Concrete garden sheds are the 'bruisers' of the garden shed world. Being made from solid concrete these garden sheds don't need any maintenance to speak off as they will brush aside easily everything that the weather throws at it. One of the downsides of these concrete garden sheds is the limitation in sizes available and, to some people, they can seem a little utilitarian. Other than these garden buildings are a preferred choice for some garden owners.

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Garden sheds and Summer Houses have a range of windows. You will find that on garden sheds they are normally functional where as on summer houses the windows are a little more fancy. The type of material used in these windows varies from the decent and top end garden buildings down to the cheap mass produced sheds and summerhouses. On the better buildings you will find that proper glass has been used and the reason for this is that it is very stable. This means that it does not discolour, so you can see clearly through it all the time, nor does it move, meaning that you won't hear it moving in the wind.

On the cheap garden sheds and summerhouses you will find quite often that they will use plastic, perspex or acrylic. This often is thinner than glass which enables the these type of windows to flex and can be noisy when the wind blows. You will also find that over the years they will discolour and lose some of the transparency. These shed and summerhouse windows are also susceptible to unsightly scratches.- Continue reading -- Delivery of metal sheds and steel buildings throughout the UK, England, Wales, Scotland

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Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Lane, Sutton Green, Woking near Guildford, Surrey. GU4 7QA

Phone (01483) 237550 (Not Normally on Tuesday or Wednesday)
Our display site is normally open for viewing 9.00am to 5pm every day and normally manned Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.

Currently on display at Sutton Green: are Platinum, Humber, & Diamond Timber Sheds; SafeStore
Trimetals, StoreChoice & GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Concrete Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.

Heathrow Garden Buildings Display Site Vermeulens Garden Centre,
Horton Road, Stanwell Moor,near Staines, Middlesex. TW19 6AE

Phone (01784) 463039 (ONLY Friday)
Our display site is normally open for viewing 8.30am to 5.30pm every day. Currently normally manned on Friday.
The garden centreis visible from A3044 main road between Staines and Colnbrook just along from Heathrow Terminal Five.

Currently on display at Heathrow: Platinum Heavy Duty Workshops, Humber Timber Sheds, Sapphire Wooden Sheds, SafeStore, Trimetals
& GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Capital Steel Buildings and Lidget Concrete Garages. Please see this page for a full list.

1st Choice Leisure Buildings. Office Address.
258-260 Woodham Lane, New Haw,
Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS.
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.

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