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Is This The Answer To Your Summer Building Or Shed-Workshop Dilemma?

Is This The Answer To Your Summer Building Or Shed-Workshop Dilemma? Then Read On!
Is This The Answer To Your Summer Building Or Shed-Workshop Dilemma? Then Read On!

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 39 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 39 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Is This The Answer To Your Summer House Or Shed-Workshop Dilemma?

Summer House Shed Combined

Summer house or garden shed-workshop? What should you go for? You know you like the look of a summerhouse where you can sit and relax after a long week at work with your family and friends. But you need a garden shed or workshop for storing all your garden equipment, tools, tins of paint etc which would be wasted in a summer building. The answer is to combine the two into one building which is an integral shed-workshop built into the summerhouse. This will allow your garden to have one streamline building fulfilling both options.

How Do You Access The Shed-Workshop?


It's important that any summerhouse-shed combo reflects your needs so you need to ensure the manufacturer makes the building to suit you. The more usual summer house with shed would have the summer building at the front and the shed attached across the back of it. You would then normally access the shed from an extra door on the side of the structure. This way ensures that the shed is a totally separate building which can be kept locked denying access to young children or intruders. Or you could have a door leading from inside the summer building directly into the shed storage section. This reduces the number of access points and makes it more secure.

It's even possible to have the section across part of the front of the building. In this instance the summer house would be set to one side with its doors for access and the shed with door for access to it set to the other side. Or again you could have an internal door leading into the shed. The possibilities are endless and will (or should) reflect your needs for your home and family.

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What Summerhouse With Shed Attached Designs Are Available?

The best part of 1st Choice's range of buildings is that you can choose any of their styles of buildings as the base building. Select the one which appeals to you and your family and from there you can add a shed - storage - workshop to it. And at the back or side to suit you. The doors and windows can go where you like to ensure the building meets your needs. Size wise goes from about 8 ft x 6 ft right up to 20 ft x 14 ft (or even larger). Your building will be made from solid, long lasting redwood timber. There's no place for inferior white wood in these buildings. Solid timber roofs (no OSB or other 'sheet' materials used). And because the safety of your family is paramount only toughened glass is used in the doors and windows.

Can These Summer Houses With Sheds Be Assembled Easily?

The design of these building ensures that they can be assembled easily but it's hard work. Besides that it's important the roof is felted correctly to protect it from the great British weather. However, the price of our summer houses with shed includes free assembly. This ensure the building is erected correctly and, as importantly, ensures you don't hurt yourself moving large heavy panels about. By allowing our experts to erect your dream building you can be secure in the knowledge it has been built correctly and will laugh in the face of bad weather.

Can Examples Of These Buildings Be Viewed?

To ensure your 'peace of mind' it's crucial you view any possible shed summerhouse combi before committing your self. It's also can be hard to know all the options available so by visiting our show site near Guildford in Surrey we can advise and guide you as to what your finished building should look like. This will ensure you get the building which fulfils all your needs. Be very wary if you can't see any building beforehand as you won't know what the quality is until it's too late. Many Internet companies won't give you any opportunity to view at all and expecting you to decide on their web site or, if you are lucky, a leaflet. Don't regret not making the effort to view.

How Much Is The BIG Question?

Due to the many options and variations of a summer house with shed it's not possible to have a price list to cover all of them. To get a 'ball park' figure all you need to do is to decide on the overall size of your combined building, which can be any of the Diamond or Platinum range of summerhouse. Take that price and add the cost for a partition and a door. A partition works our roughly at £25 per linear foot so a building 12 ft wide would be 12 (ft) x £25 so would be £300 extra. A door, depending on which style you go for, would be about £100. However, we are very happy to provide a firm, no obligation quote to suit your needs which can be done over the phone on (01483) 237550 or by our online contact form or by visiting our display site where we have over 60 buildings on display.

Now is the time to give some thought to a combined shed and summerhouse. Not only will it look good being one integral building it will save space in your garden and be easier to maintain.


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

Phone 0333 800 8880
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 Cabins, SafeStore, Trimetals, GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.



Farnham Garden Buildings Display Site Squires Garden Centre,
Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea,
Farnham, Surrey. UK. GU9 9JX
Phone 0333 800 8880
Our display site is open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday
10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.
Only Manned on Fridays
The garden centre is visible from B3208 road between Farnham and Aldershot.

Currently on display at Badshot Lea: are Platinum & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Garden Cabins and Lidget Garages. Please see this page for a full list.




Phone (01483) 237550 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810
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Email to 1clb@leisurebuildings.com or Contact Us Here
1st Choice Leisure Buildings Established in 1979 for All Garden Buildings. Sheds, Workshops, Log Cabins
On Display for viewing near to Guildford, Godalming, Cobham, Dorking, Leatherhead and Ripley in Surrey. UK

Office ONLY Address is 260 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS.
Close To Byfleet, Chertsey, Weybridge, Walton On Thames, Esher, Bagshot, Staines.