By utilising your garden and with the addition of this Sun Store potting shed you will be able to enjoy delicious fresh produce at your table allowing you to enjoy a little of the 'Good Life'. However before taking the plunge you need to do a little homework to ensure you won't be disappointed. It's natural to be attracted to cheap prices but there is always a reason an item is cheap. And this mainly stems from the quality of materials used and the care taken in construction. Often using cheap potentially dangerous glass, cheap inferior whitewood and OSB floor and roofs. By buying 'cheap' you can often end up regretting it afterwards.
This modern Sun Store Potting Shed is based on the Platinum Supreme workshops following the same principles. The attention to detail is key to these buildings from the quality of timber used, the brass hinges & 5 lever mortice lock on the stable door, the high grade polyester roofing felt as well as the quality of construction. This includes diagonal bracing in the corners and the screwed joints throughout. A super bench and opening window is also standard. Add in the pressure treating of the floor, cladding and framing and you have a potting shed which is going to last and will be the very best for your garden.
You can choose from thick 15mm (finished thickness) shiplap or 19mm (finished thickness) loglap redwood T&G cladding for your SunStore potting shed. 19mm (15mm finish) timber is used on the extra strong floor and the roof is 16mm (12mm finish) roof covered with a heavy duty polyester felt. There is an option to upgrade to Onduline if you wish. Solid long lasting redwood timber is standard and not the cheap inferior whitewood commonly used on most potting sheds. The timber used for the cladding, framing and floor is also pressure treated with a design life of 15 years against rotting.
Crucially on a building with a large expanse of glass toughened glass is used as standard and provides great safety in the garden. A prime consideration if children are playing in there. The more commonly used horticultural glass is potentially very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Some suppliers use plastic or perspex but this scratches and is noisy when it's windy. Add in the screwed diagonal bracing and the attention to detail is obvious.
Where as there is a standard range of sizes available and this will suit most people it may be that you would like something a little different or in a different size. This is often a possibility so just give us a call and ask the question. Where ever possible we will do what we can to meet your needs. Don't settle for second best when there may be an option>
If you have an opportunity always try to see your potential shed beforehand. At the moment we don't have the Sun Store on display but you can examples of the Platinum range of buildings near Guildford which has a largish display of buildings. This should give you a good idea of the method of construction and the attention to detail which you can never get from a brochure or computer screen. As far as other web sites which don't offer an option to view you need to be a little wary and maybe ask the question - why won't they give you an opportunity to view
Besides all the above great features we will erect your new modern potting shed in your garden free of charge and this will save you a lot of work as well as time. You can also be sure that the building is erected correctly and this will ensure longevity for your new Sun Store. How good is that? You will find that many suppliers don't offer this service trying to make out it's easy to build your own shed. Well it's not always so. By having your new potting shed built for you you can relax knowing there should be no problems in the coming years when 'Mother Nature' throws all it can at it. If you do want to assemble your own potting shed then we can offer a discount of the standard retail price.
As in all businesses there are 'bad apples' so you need to be a little careful before shelling out your hard earned money. However there is far more 'good apples' available to choose from. So how do you choose? A good indicator is how long they have been trading and what customer feedback they have received during that time. This can help you decide.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, which is a family business, has been trading since 1979, even before Maggie Thatcher, and have sold many, many 1000's of garden buildings. We we also the 1st company to sell garden buildings on the internet, since 1996 (before Google) so are not stuck in the past. You can also see feedback from some of our customers on this Independent FeeFo Site. By taking a look at sites like this you can get a good idea about the business you may be dealing with. We hope as a family business you might choose us.
How To Guide (Choose):- Types of Glass and Windows
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 --
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