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Due to site improvements our show site at Sutton Green Garden Centre may be closed for viewing over the next few days due to new paths and tarmac being laid. Please call ahead before visiting on (01483) 237550 to ensure that we are open for viewing. Our apologies for this but it will be a great improvement improving all year round access.

Platinum Wooden Solar Potting Garden Sheds

'Platinum' Traditional Solar Potting Sheds
'Platinum' Traditional Solar Potting Sheds


Wooden Sheds. Bespoke Sizes to Suit YOU!
Platinum Solar Potting Shed for Sale


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Platinum Solar Potting Sheds
  • Opening Window Included for Ventilation
  • Sizes from 7x5 to 12x8 Potting Sheds
  • T&G Timber with 15 Years Design Life
  • T&G Redwood Timber (not inferior whitewood)
  • Internal Workbench Included FREE
  • Heavy Duty 15mm Sturdy T&G Floor & Cladding
  • These Potting Sheds Include FREE Fitting
  • Solid Tanalised T&G Walls & Floor
  • 44mm Thick Stable Doors
  • Toughened Glass- NOT Cheap Plastic
  • Brass Butt Hinges & 5 Lever Lock
  • Lower Eaves Height is 1.81m (Internally)
  • Bespoke Options. Please Ask
  • Workshops Utilises 38mm Galvanised Nails
  • Platinum Workshops on Display for Viewing
  • Potting Sheds Screwed Together from Inside
  • Timber Subframes Built for Potting Sheds

Woking, Surrey Display Site


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About These Superb Platinum Potting Sheds
About These Superb Platinum Potting Sheds

Platinum Solar Potting Sheds for Your Garden

It's always good to make use of your garden and you can't beat the beautiful taste of fresh produce from YOUR garden so a solar potting shed is a good investment. However you need to be a little careful in your choice to ensure you won't be disappointed as there are many 'cheap' sheds available there for you to choose from. It's often easy to choose on price but this can be false economy. A cheap potting shed will be made from cheaper, often unsuitable, materials and is likely to have horticultural glass or plastic for the windows. These Platinum potting sheds are made to last and to make you feel proud of them.

Based on the same principles of the 'high end' Supreme workshops they are built to last. The attention to detail is staggering and include brass hinges and a five lever mortice lock on the stable door, supplied as standard. There is diagonal bracing in all corners and the building is screwed together. There is a really great bench for working on and an opening window for ventilation. The cladding, floor and framing are fully pressure treated for long life and is all timber, NO OSB board or 'sheet' materials on these buildings. All of these features ensure the very best for your garden.

Choice of Claddings and Extra Thick Floor as Standard

You can choose from thick 15mm (finished thickness) shiplap or 19mm (finished thickness) loglap redwood T&G cladding for your potting shed. The floor is solidly constructed from 19mm (15mm finish) timber and the roof is 16mm (12mm finish) roof covered with a heavy duty polyester felt, but you can upgrade to Onduline if you choose. The timber itself is solid long lasting redwood timber, not the cheaper inferior whitewood used on most potting sheds, and the walls, framing and floor are fully pressure treated with 15 years design life against rotting.

Vitally important on a building like this is toughened glass for safety and this is standard. Unlike many of our competitors who use cheap horticultural glass, which is highly dangerous if it breaks, or cheap plastic which flexes and is noisy in the wind. Toughened glass is the correct choice where you have young children in the garden playing. Further enhancing the qualities is the screwed framework. Again attention to detail.

Possibility of Bespoke Potting Sheds To Suit You

There is a standard range of sizes available which will suit most situations and gardens, however, if these don't meet your needs or you would like something different then just give us a call and ask the question. If it is at all possible then we will endevour to help. Well worth considering if you like these potting sheds but want something a little different. Don't be afraid to ask and NEVER settle for second best.

Viewing of Platinum Solar Potting Sheds

It's always a good idea, where ever possible, to view your potential potting shed beforehand. We do have the solar potting shed on display as well as several of the Platinum Garden Workshops on view. By taking a look at these you will be able to see the high attention to detail which goes into the Platinum range of building, hopefully, giving you a good opinion of what you are likely to get. It's situated near Guildford and has a largish display.

By taking a look, at least at similar buildings from the manufacturer, you can get a feel for the quality which you can never get from a brochure or computer screen. As far as other web sites are concerned which don't offer any opportunity to view the question to ask yourself is WHY??

These Solar Potting Sheds are Assembled FREE of Charge as Standard

In addition to the great features of these solar potting sheds we will assemble them in your garden onto your solid, level prepared base at no charge. This will save you a lot of hard work and time. You can also be sure that they have been assembled correctly which is crucial of these type of buildings. That has to be good for you? Many potting shed suppliers say it's easy to build (mainly because they don't offer that option) but don't take the risk. It's easy to be wise after the event and you don't want problems afterwards do you? If it has been erected correctly then it will withstand all that 'Mother Nature' throws at it. However if you really want to erect it yourself then we can offer a discount off our list prices.

Peace of Mind From a Reputable Manufacturer

There are many 'dodgy' companies out there trying to rip off unwary people so it best to be a little careful. There are, of course, more good than bad in this business so how can you tell. The length of time in business and customers feedback is always a good indicator. At 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, a family firm, we have been involved in the garden buildings business since 1979 (and before Maggie Thatcher).

We have always try to progress as well and in 1996 (before Google) were the 1st garden building company to sell on the Internet. So we are not stuck in the 'dark ages'. You can also see customer feedback on this Independent FeeFo Site. By taking a look at customers feedback you can get a good feel for what we are like as a family business. Hopefully you will make THAT decision.


INSTALLED FREE - Polyester Felting - Sturdy Framing - 44m Thick Doors
T&G Timber - Pressure Treated - Toughened Glass



Detailed Garden Sheds Specifications
Detailed Garden Sheds Specifications
Platinum Traditional Potting Sheds Spec
Sizes:Solar Apex potting sheds available in sizes from 6 x 4 up to 12 x 8 as standard in traditional potting shed style. Longer lengths available.
Cladding:Available in two thickness of claddings - 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 22mm (20mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not the cheaper whitewood). Tanalised timber for long life. Screwed construction.
Vertical Framing:44 x 34mm (2" x 1" nominal) planed and rounded timber as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when erected.
Roofs:16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber and covered with heavy polyester roofing felt. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB, sterling board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for outdoor use and which you would find on cheap potting sheds. Option for Onduline roof.
Floors:Extra thick 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G boards. Pressure treated 44 x 34mm (2x1 nominal) pressure impregnated floor joists for long life. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB or sterling board as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.
Doors:Stable Doors, 44mm thick, and fully braced. Shed doors normally hinged towards the low side of the shed. Size: 5' 10" x 2' 6" wide. Supplied with a five lever mortice lock and brass hinges. Beware of doors with NO bracing.
Staging:Solid Timber bench-staging is included as standard underneath the front windows.
Windows:Windows on front high side and both ends (triangular). Included as standard is at least one opening shed window. Clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. NOT cheap horticultural, plastic, or scratchable perspex.
Corner Strips:'Wrap Around' corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber on these traditional solar potting sheds and for a smarter finish.
Height (Std):Lower wall height is 181cm (5' 11") eaves on all potting sheds. Higher wall height is approx 205cm (6' 7"). Extra height available if required. (Internal heights quoted NOT external which most firms quote)
Treatment:Tanalised pressure treatment for long life is used as standard on the workshops walls, framing and floors. 15 years design life against rotting. Although the timber is protected against rotting it's important that you apply a coat of waterproof treatment within 3 months of delivery to ensure the fullest life for your new building.
Fittings:These are all rust resistant or galvanised to ensure long lasting good appearance to your workshop. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality potting shed.
Assembly:All our traditional potting garden sheds are fitted FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete, paving slab base, timber decked area or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber raft for you. This potting sheds are secured using screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move.
Delivery:Delivery is FREE to most of England (mainland). Outside of this free delivery area it is often possible to deliver and erect these solar potting sheds for a small surcharge.
Alterations:Please ask.
Sizes:Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many solar potting shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger - don't be fooled.

7x5 (2.1m x 1.5m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,099.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

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7x5 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

6x6 (1.8m x 1.8m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,099.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
6x6 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

8x6 (2.4m x 1.8m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,199.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
8x6 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

10x6 (3.0m x 1.8m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,399.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
10x6 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

12x6 (3.6m x 1.8m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,639.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
12x6 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

9x7 (3.3m x 2.1m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,449.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
9x7 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

8x8 (2.4m x 2.4m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,449.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
8x8 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

10x8 (3.0m x 2.4m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,699.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
10x8 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

12x8 (3.6m x 2.4m) Potting Sheds
Pressure Treated Cladding, Framing & Floor
Garden Solar Potting Sheds
Includes Free Assembly, Stable Door, Workbench & Opening Window
Price: 1,999.00
(Including VAT at 20%)

Choose From Options Available Below
Best Viewed in LANDSCAPE Mode
 
12x8 Platinum Solar Potting Shed. ALL TIMBER Traditional Potting Sheds. 2x2 (nominal) framing - Redwood Deal T+G Shiplap or loglap. Includes wooden floor, opening window, delivery** and FREE Assembly.

Garden Buildings Buying Advice

How To Choose A Garden Shed Door


It may seem a strange subject how to choose a garden shed door but this humble object is vital to your new shed or garden building. If you think about it the shed door is the only part of your garden building which is designed to move, there may be many parts on cheap sheds that move as well but they are not meant to, and so must be made to resist these moving forces for years on end.

In the most basic form the shed door is planks of wood nailed onto a frame. Hinges are attached and then the door is hung on your shed or garden building however you will find the weight of the planks of wood pulling downwards by gravity. This is why it is crucial that the frame has proper bracing designed into it to stop this happening.

There should be a minimum of three ledges, timber batons which are horizontal, and in between them there should be two diagonal braces. The braces help to carry the load of the shed door from the outside of the shed door to the side where the hinges are. - Continue reading --


Feefo Independent Feedback & Reviews

  • DIAMOND12-7 - They were very helpful and offered a good service. Very happy with the price and quality of the product. It is well constructed. Would recommend.
  • DIAMOND18-8 - Very good
  • DIAMOND5-4 - Excellent service. No fuss and everything done on time. Perfect.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - I was very pleased with the service provided by the company and was impressed that your fitters took less than half an hour to assemble my shed. There was no resulting mess or untidiness and the fitters were friendly and courteous. Having had the shed for four months so far I am still very satisfied with it.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - I've bought 4 sheds and every one is excellent. I had the best service I've had in ages. Always polite and always courteous. Everything was exactly what I ordered, delivered as promised and assembled in a very professional manner by experienced, friendly people.
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Excellent service and got exactly what I ordered good price for a quality item. Sturdy and well made item. I would particularly compliment the 2 guys who put it up, great job many thanks!
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Prompt delivery and good communication. Good quality shed and the fitter went out of his way to put it up and called to let me know about an uneven base and usually meant it would not be put up. I REALLY appreciated that.
  • DIAMOND10-6 - Very good service. Very good shed.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Very polite when doing business with them. Very sturdy and neat shed. Perfect for my needs
  • DIAMOND6-4 - The wait was shorter than I had been warned it might be. (My order was at peak time.) The contractor 1st Choice recommended for the base, and the workmen who put up the actual shed, arrived when they said they would, were polite and friendly and did a good job. So far, standing up well to the weather. Only been a few months. So don't know about longer term resilience yet.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - good communication no issues. Good quality construction - didnt disappoint.
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Great service from start to finish - they gave helpful advice over the phone which allowed me to find the right shed for what I needed and also helped arrange for a base to be fitted. Good quality shed delivered and erected very quickly and efficiently
  • DIAMOND6-4 - Very Good quality shed, delivered on time and erected in pouring rain by very cheerful fitters, very happy! Well made, erected by professionals, attractive to look at and very secure, what more could you ask?
  • DIAMOND6-6 - Efficient, friendly, excellent service. Well built, well erected, no problems!
  • DIAMOND8-5 - So Helpful, Brill
  • DIAMOND8-5 - Excellent, Good
  • DIAMOND8-6 - The delivery was on time and the persoel polite and efficient.
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Excellent service from start to finish. I was kept informed of the order status. It was delivered as planned and put up efficiently. The lads were polite and helpful. Very good quality. I was a bit dubious about purchasing online but a client recommended them - I'm glad she did!
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Very good communications, all worked well. Minor niggle, construction nails misaligned, count of 15 otherwise a very good product.
  • DIAMOND8-6 - Absolutely nothing bad to say about them. All worked just how you'd like bit too. Does exactly what it needs to, well constructed and looks good.
  • DIAMOND9-4 - A very good service, on time and assembled competently on site.
  • DIAMOND11-7 - Quick delivery good communication, best price. Everything is good/great except the door which i do not feel is very secure at all. the lock just touches the frame of the door so anyone could give it a good shove and gain access to the shed.

Garden Buildings Show Site Near Guildford. Normally Manned Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Family Firm. Established in 1979. Not Large Faceless Company Where You Are Only a Number

Some Of Our Customers Feedback

The driver who delivered the Shed to my home was a very pleasant young man and had family living in Battersea. I am delighted with the end product and just wanted to let you know.



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 (01932) 880864 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.