Garden Sheds For Sale

Choose From 18 Different Ranges of Garden Buildings Below

Choose From 18 Different Ranges of Garden Buildings Below

If you are interested in extra storage in your garden or to see garden sheds, maybe to use as a workshop, then we have a large range of sheds to suit your needs. Our range of buildings extend from buildings for the side of your house, to ones which can be used as hobby rooms, or for pottering around the garden and right through to workshops suitable for professionals. And all can be made to suit your requirements in size and design. Not only that we have a garden buildings display site, near Guildford in Surrey, where you can see examples for your self and inspect the quality, sizes and styles. Take the opportunity to browse our range of buildings online and then come down to see us, a family business started in 1979. We are open seven days a week for your convenience.

Garden Workshops
Diamond & Platinum Wooden Workshop
Redwood T&G Deal
Assembled FREE of Charge
Toughened Glass
Heavy Duty Workshops on Display

(Full Details of Timber Workshops)

All Diamond Storage Sheds
Diamond Apex & Pent Garden Storage Sheds
Classic or Georgian Windows
Apex, Pent or Bespoke to Suit
View at Our Wood Shed Display Site
Assembled Free for You

(Details Diamond Storage Solutions UK)

All Platinum Garden Buildings
Platinum Timber Sheds
Option to Be Lined
Fully Pressure Treated
Classic & Georgian Windows
On view at Our Display Site

(Full Details of Platinum Buildings)

All Lidget Concrete Sheds
Lidget Apex & Pent Concrete Shed
Robust Spa Concrete
Choice of Styles
Large Range of Wood Shed Sizes
Any Length in Apex Styles

(Full Details of Lidget Concrete Sheds)

All Sapphire Wooden Sheds
Sapphire Apex & Pent Buildings
Classic & Georgian Options
Eight Different Garden Storage Models
On Display for Viewing
Erected Free of Charge

(Full Details of Sapphire Garden Storage Range)

All Corner Garden Sheds
Corner Sheds for Your Garden
Corner Shed Design
Includes Opening Windows
Four Different Sizes
Free Assembly of Corner Buildings

(Full Details of Corner Shed)

Guildford, Surrey Display Site
MORE Storage Shed Photos Here



All Garden Potting Sheds
Wooden Potting Sheds
Apex and Pent Designs
Half Glass Roof Option
Free Installation Included
No 'Cheap' OSB Roofs

(Full Details of Potting Buildings)

All Lidget Precast Sheds
Lidget Apex & Pent Concrete Storage
Robust Spa Concrete
Choice of Styles
Large Range of Garage Sizes
Any Length in Apex Styles

(Full Details of Lidget Concrete Sheds)

All Small Garden Units
Thin and Small Buildings
Timber and Wood Shed
Some Can Fit in 3ft Gap
Some Can Be Bespoke
Ideal Storage Units

(Full Details of Little Buildings)

All Bicycle and Bike Sheds
Bike Storage Solutions
Bike Sheds and Garages
Nine Different Models
Some on Display
Long Warranties

(Click for Metal Bike Huts)

Shed Base Building Service
Wooden Sheds Bases
Wood Shed Base Building Service
Makes Life Easier for You
South East of England
Allows Air to circulate

(Full Details Shed Base System)

All Trimetal Metal Sheds
'Trimetal' Fire Resistant Shed
Apex and Pent Styles
Fire Resistant Metal Buildings
Many Sizes & Styles
Some On display for Inspection

(Full Details of Trimetal Sheds)

All Secure Metal Sheds
Choice of Secure Buildings
Apex and Pent Designs
Most Have Floors
Hot Dipped Galvanised Metal
Designed to Protect

(Full Details of Security Buildings)

All Metal Storage Sheds
Metal Buildings
Long Lasting Steel
Four Different Ranges
Many on Display
Long Warranties

(Click for Metal Sheds)

All Plastic Garden Storage
Small Plastic UPVC Shed
Long Lasting UPVC
Many with Double Skin Walls
Many Different Models
Long Guarantees

(Lifetime, StarChoice & Duramax)

Bespoke Wooden Garden Storage Sheds

Bespoke Wooden Garden Storage Sheds


All Plastic Storage Sheds
Plastic Garden Buildings
Long Lasting Plastic
Four Different Ranges
Some on Display
Good Warranties

(Click for Plastic Storage Buildings)

All Probase Shed Base Tiles
ProBase Bases
Top Quality Recycled Plastic
Just Clicks Together
Fast Delivery
Long Lasting & Strong

(Full Details Shed Base System)

All Trimetal Metal Sheds
'Trimetal' Fire Resistant Shed
Apex and Pent Styles
Fire Resistant Metal Buildings
Many Sizes & Styles
Some On display for Inspection

(Full Details of Trimetal Sheds)

'Diamond' Timber Sheds & Workshops

The Diamond garden storage shed range offer the largest ranges of options to suit your needs and your garden and these Diamond sheds offer an attractiveness which will please both 'Mr & Mrs'. Solidly constructed from European redwood timber and not the inferior whitewood used on the cheap buildings available elsewhere in the UK.

The solid vertical 2x2 framing and toughened glass ensures this shed will stand up to the worse the weather can throw at it. Available in apex and pent style. Also in more or less any size and made bespoke for you. In addition we will erect these garden buildings for you. Visit our shed display site and see the quality for yourself.



'Platinum' Garden Workshops

When you are looking for extra special shed - cum workshop then you really need to look at these Platinum Heavy Duty Workshops. They are made from pressure treated redwood deal timber and the superb Onduline roofing which has 15 years design life. Take a look at the diagonal bracing inside the buildings & all the extra little features as standard. Fitted FREE to save you time & money. Fully bespoke options.

You will fine that these heavy duty sheds are dearer than the 'run of the mill' buildings available elsewhere but the sheer quality of the materials and the construction means every penny is not wasted. On view at Guildford for you to inspect. Don't think twice - just do it. Click HERE for full details.



'Sapphire' Garden Storage Units

These Sapphire garden storage UK ranges extends from the standard solidly made storage shed right through to timber workshops, security buildings, dutch barns and potting sheds for your home. Soundly made from solid long lasting redwood timber, unlike the cheap shed makers who use inferior, fast growing whitewood. You won't find any unsuitable materials used either such as chipboard, OSB board or other nasty 'sheet materials'.

To save you time, money and effort these Sapphire garden buildings will be erected free of charge. All you need to do is to provide a base for the building (and we can often help with that). Take a look at these buildings at our display site near Guildford and see for yourself why they will suit you. Click Here full range of garden storage buildings.


'Platinum' Traditional Garden Workshops

Harking back to the day when wood sheds were made in the 'proper' way this Traditional Timber Workshops are further enhanced by modern day methods as well as being constructed from tanalised pressure treated timber and benefiting with the long lasting Onduline roof. A design life of over 15 years is built into its DNA as standard and provided peace of mind for you. The Onduline roof is designed with an airflow underneath for great ventilation, a very special feature.

Complete with an extra thick wooden floor, diagonally braces, lined walls, vat, free delivery (to most areas) and installation. Take the opportunity and view these delightful garden sheds at our UK display site near Guildford. Admire the solid construction with its timeless appearance. Also available in a range of sizes and with an optional log store. Click Here full details.

STOP And Think BEFORE Buying Your New Shiny Garden Building

STOP And Think BEFORE Buying Your New Shiny Garden Building

What you should ask and check BEFORE buying

1/  Are the buildings you want to buy on display ?
2/  How good is the timber cladding ?
3/  Are the floor and roof SOLID timber - is there any chipboard ?
4/  Can you choose your size and style of shed ?
5/  Is the building erected FREE and delivered FREE ?
6/  How thick is the framework ?
7/  How tall are the buildings, are you a midget ?
8/  What conditions are attached to the guarantee ?
9/  Are the shed made in the UK and are they stockpiled ?

The Answer is YES!! from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings

How To Choose Your New Garden Shed For Your Home

If you buying a wooden shed or outdoor storage building, you have a large range of companies to choose from, offering a very large range of pricing and quality, HOWEVER, you need to know that the building is built to last. Many companies offer their buildings WITHOUT the option to view, so until the it arrives you have no idea of how good or BAD your purchase is.

We have a shed show room where you can see the QUALITY Diamond, Platinum and Sapphire timber sheds and some Safestore Secure Steel Sheds in situ for YOUR INSPECTION. You can then make your mind up by physically examining them BEFORE you make that decision. If any company is not prepared to let you see their product beforehand then you need to be CAREFUL. We recommend you VIEW beforehand if possible and we are confident and happy to display our products before you spend a penny of your hard earned money. The other BONUS is that we will ASSEMBLE these timber garden buildings for you FREE of charge.

Guide to Buying Garden Sheds or Timber Workshops

Guide to Buying Garden Sheds or Timber Workshops

Main Things To Check Before Buying

If you are thinking of buying a wooden shed there are many things to consider to ensure your don't waste your money. With many cheap garden buildings on the market you may be tempted to think these will fulfil your needs but it you intend to use your new purchase for many years this can be a false economy. The main thing to look at is the thickness of the shed framing (effectively the skeleton of the shed). You will find that the cheap storage buildings often only have framing only 28mm x 28mm (that is only 1" x 1"). Take a look on a ruler and see how small that is. Then try to imagine that this very thin timber has to hold the weight of the cladding, and the roof and felt, although the roof is very thin as well. Then try to imagine a layer of snow on the roof (it does happen) and think how much extra weight this puts on the shed, does this give you confidence that the timbers are strong enough, is yes, then keep your fingers crossed. The ideal minimum thickness for the framing should be 50 x 50mm (2" x 2") which is about four (4) times thicker than you see on these cheap buildings. With this thickness your new garden shed will withstand everything our British weather will throw at it.

Be Frightened -Very Frightened - If OSB Sheet Material Is Used

The next most important thing is to ensure that the building is made from proper timber, chipboard and OSB board is not really suitable for outdoor use where there is a chance they will get wet (Right !! England and wet weather go together like Wimbledon and Strawberrys) OSB board can be adequate in certain circumstances however if any of the board is cut (which nearly always has to be to meet the size of the building) then this removes the special waterproof paint which had been applied to the edges. The cut edges of the floor and roof is then prone to swelling when it gets wet and then that is the beginning of the end of the roof and floor.

With the roof you have to cover it with the roofing felt - how do you do that - you put clout head nails through the roofing felt into the OSB boards which again - potentially if you do not align the nails correctly - allows water to get into the OSB board. When this happens you can expect the roof to shows signs of letting in water and disintegrating. Chipboard is by its name made from wood chips stuck together - which is fine for kitchen and bedroom cabinets covered in melamine and used indoors- but it is NO USE whatsoever in a shed.

Also notice that companies offering chipboard or OSB boards describe them as solid sheet materials as they are too embarrassed to tell you the truth. They also do not offer any guarantees on these chipboard and OSB boarded floor as they KNOW they won't last the minute they get wet.

Area To Consider Before Committing Yourself

Area To Consider Before Committing Yourself

Click on any off the following links for more important things to consider before buying !


Viewing and Display Sites

With almost 80 buildings on show seven days a week including timber, steel, concrete and plastic we positively encourage you to come and inspect the quality of our buildings for yourself by visiting our extensive display centre. Located between Woking and Guildford, in Surrey, we display a selection of products from all of our main ranges. No hiding behind a computer screen with us.

Timber Cladding And What To Look For

With a large array of different timber cladding to choose from it's important that you make the right choice to ensure the longest life for your new shed. Read About Quality of Timber Which Should Be Used

Your New Shed Roof Is Crucial To Its Life

How well designed the roof is on your new garden building is crucial to its life so you need to pay particular attention to the specifications. Do NOT be afraid to ask questions BEFORE buying. Afterwards is too late. Read About What you MUST Know about Garden Sheds Roofs

Your New Building Floor Needs To Be Strong

How well designed and how strong the floor is made is important to the comfort and longevity of your new garden building. Check it out to ensure it will meet your demands. Read About What you MUST know about Garden Sheds Floors

Ensure The Roof Style Will Suit Your Needs

With a choice of roof styles on most garden buildings you need to ensure you understand the differences an the benefits of the different ones. Also which one do YOU like the look of? Read About Range of Styles and Sizes from 1st Choice Garden Sheds and Buildings

Assembly Of Garden Buildings - What You Need To Know

Garden buildings and outdoors stores tend to be quite heavy and can be hard work to build. You may like the challenge but if not why not have it assembled free of charge. All you need is a solid level base and a chair to relax in whilst we take the strain with our free assembly service - how good is that? Read About Delivery and Assembly Options

Important To Know About Windows And Glass

With the choice of windows and their construction as well as the type of material used in them it's important to ensure you know what you are getting. Don't risk being 'short changed' with a cheap option, check it out before buying your new timber store. Read About Glass and Windows

If You Are Not From Lilliput Then Be Wary About Your New Building

Over the years the human race has been getting taller and taller but no one bothered to tell some shed companies. They still make them for 'vertically challenged' people which might save a few pounds but is not so good for your head as you go in and out your new outdoor unit. Not from Lilliput ?? Then Read About Height and Doors

THOSE Wonderful Extra Long Guarantees Being Offered

Many garden buildings shout from the hills about their extra long guarantees and warranties on their range of products HOWEVER they are not all what they seem. With VERY strict conditions which must be adhered to ensure the guarantee can be seem to be worthless. In fact we are happy to match any of these guarantees with the same conditions but would not insult your intelligence by doing so. Read About What you MUST Know about Guarantees and Where your Building will be Made

Why Should You Listen To Our Advice?

Why Should You Listen To Our Advice?

How Do We Know All This About Sheds And How Qualified Are We To Say This?

We, being a family business, have been involved in the manufacture of timber garden sheds and workshops since 1979 when Robin started his first production unit. Craig, Robin's son, joined in 1990 and trained at Guildford College in joinery. And for over 20 years we ran one of the largest Garden Shed companies in the south of England and made the conscious decision to only deal with quality materials which we knew would last the test of time. This ethos probably comes from our upbringing. Robin's father and grandfather were Master Butchers in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire and Quality and Customer Service was always the keyword behind their businesses.

Craig is a key member of the business and is helping 1st Choice to embrace the challenges of the 21st century. And with his two children, Daniel and Rebecca, the future looks very promising. So as you can see we are not just sales people selling a range of products who know nothing of little about the products but have the history behind us to ensure that when you choose '1st Choice' then you know your building actually will be '1st Choice. Also the continuing

Which Garden Sheds To Buy ?

Which Garden Sheds To Buy ?

Should I Choose Timber, Metal, Plastic or Concrete For My Garden?


Wooden sheds are a popular option among homeowners looking for outdoor storage. Unlike metal buildings or plastic ones, timber sheds have a natural aesthetic appeal which helps them to blend in with their surroundings. As an ideal storage solution for anyone in need of extra space, wooden storage sheds can be used to keep a variety of tools and belongings secure, from garden implements and equipment to bikes and possessions which do not fit in the home.


What Are The Advantages Of Wooden Garden Buildings?


Timber sheds are typically more aesthetically-pleasing their man-made material counterparts and, as such, can often become an ornamental part of the garden in addition to their function as storage. Another advantage is that they are easily modifiable - owners will find it much easier to add useful extras such as windows and shelving to sheds made from wood rather than those made from metal or plastic. And because they are easier to adapt, they also lend themselves to a greater variety of uses. A shed equipped with a window and power can easily be turned into a home office, or a quiet place to indulge in hobbies and crafts. Similarly, wooden garden buildings can also be a handy place for the children to play - and a space which they can make their own without parents having to worry about unwelcome mess or alterations in the home. Re-staining and re-varnishing are further benefits of wooden garden huts, allowing owners to create new looks or just to freshen up their current appearance. Bright colours can be chosen if you are looking to make a statement - or perhaps when you are creating a space for a child.


What Will I Need To Do To Take Care Of Timber Sheds?


Caring for timber sheds largely boils down to treating the wood to ensure it remains strong and resistant to weather damage. Wood treatments need to be applied with particular care around windows and doors to prevent problems such as termites or wood worm, while also ensuring that moisture is kept out. Other steps to maintain these buildings include re-staining and re-varnishing - both of which help to extend the life of the material by preventing damage from moisture. Meanwhile, you can also try to place wooden buildings in shady areas, which can slow down the aging effect of too much sun.


Wooden Garden Buildings From 1st Choice Leisure Buildings


At 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, we offer a wide range of wooden storage units which are perfect for solving all kinds of storage problems - and many of which are erected for you free of charge. Our sheds are of the highest quality and can be used for a variety of things, be they for simple storage or something more creative, such as a home office. Our Diamond Woodgate Transverse Storage Shed comes with an attractive optional Georgian door and glass windows. Available in a variety of sizes, you can be sure yours will fit your garden perfectly. Getting your new building could not be easier with us. To find out more, simply fill in the quick form on our website or call 01932 880864 to speak to an adviser. We pride ourselves on the quality of our products so you can be certain that when you buy from us your details will be secure.


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Advice When Buying Garden Sheds Direct

Advice When Buying Garden Sheds Direct

Buying Garden Buildings Has Never Been Easier


Anyone interested in buying a garden building 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 buildings 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 stores 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 Buildings 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 online retailers offer no way to actually see their sheds before you place an order, but 1st Choice has set up a special garden shed display site at Sutton Green Garden Nursery in Guildford, Surrey to overcome this problem.


Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Garden Huts.


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 and Sapphire ranges. 1st Choice has been involved in the manufacture and retailing of garden buildings for more than 39 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 building display centre also shows off the company's selection of garden storage units, 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 buildings 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 Buildings For The Garden

Brief Timeline Of Buildings For The Garden

Garden Buildings Over The Years


These buildings are a British institution and have been for many years. Even before the 2nd world war sheds in the garden were popular with the nation and many gardeners 'dug for victory' during that time. Since then they have played a large role in the hearts of the country and there are very few gardens which don't have a garden hut of some sort. Whether it's a small one for our modern day houses or a large garden workshop for the more affluent homes you will find these buildings 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 workshops are found. However, as we got into the late 60's and through to the 90's you will find that they 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 ones 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 the building varies depending on the usage, the needs and , more importantly, the available space for them. In all instance all these garden buildings in use play a useful role in the day to day life of the UK. The sheer versatility is helped by the many different designs which are available. So from very basic huts, in its simplest form, to high end garden workshops suitable for multitasking within the family you will find these buildings will suit.

Essentially these garden rooms 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 buildings, 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 Buildings Supplied In?


These buildings can come in a variety of materials such as wood, timber, metal, steel, plastic or concrete. Often the choice of materials used for these outdoor buildings tends to be personal preferences but different claddings have different pros and cons. Timber or wooden buildings 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 buildings is that they need treating to maintain a long life. However, you will find that tanalised, or pressure treated ones won't require treating, normally for about 15 years so are very popular.

Metal or steel 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 metal buildings which are only 'electro-plated' rather that 'hot dipped galvanised' as this treatment won't last as long. Plastic sheds won't rust so are a viable proposition for the garden shed owner who does not want any maintenance issues. However these type of units can look a little bland but do serve their purpose in the garden very well.

Concrete sheds are the 'bruisers' of the shed world. Being made from solid concrete these 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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Planning Permission And General Help With Garden Sheds

Planning Permission And General Help With Garden Sheds

Help With Planning Permission For Garden Buildings


If you need help about planning permission take a look at our page about planning requirements for garden storage sheds on our web site or go direct to the Planning Portal Official Site


General Help And Advice for Buildings in the Garden


If you need help and shed buying tips then take a look at our page with advice about buying on our web site or go direct to the Which Garden Shed UK Reviews




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 (01483) 237550 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. UK