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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.

Sapphire Peterborough Solar Potting Garden Sheds

Peterborough Potting Sheds - Display Site - Free Fitting
Peterborough Potting Sheds - Display Site - Free Fitting

'Peterborough' Potting Sheds
  • Sizes 1.6 x 1.8m (6' x 6') - 3.0m x 2.4m (10' x 8')
  • Redwood timber (not inferior whitewood)
  • Stylish Solar Potting Glass Windows
  • Optional Tanalised Pressure Treatment
  • As Standard a 2ft Wide Stable Door
  • Opener Window in One End of Shed
  • Smooth 38 x 50mm (nominal) Rounded Framework
  • FREE Fitting of Solar Potting Sheds
  • All Cladding Includes Free Base Treatment
  • 2.058m (81in) Ridge Height
  • Manufactured in UK for Over 20 Years
  • NOT Made Down to a Price but To A top Standard.
  • Timber Naturally from Sustainable Sources
  • Garden Sheds Display Site




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6' x 6' Shed
7' x 5' Shed
8' x 6' Shed
8' x 8' Shed
10' x 6' Shed
10' x 8' Shed
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Because You Want the Best for Your Garden Read The Following Information

'Peterborough' Solar Potting Garden Sheds For Your Garden

This traditional solar garden potting shed is an old favorite and like all the Sapphire range is well built and designed to last. Besides the large expanse of glass on the front, which allows light to flood in, there are also windows in the side as well and an opening window is included as standard. When this potting shed's opening window is utilised with the stable door you can get a nice flow of air throughout the building which can encourage growth. This is the sort of garden shed which can be utilised or shared by all members of your family which can only be a good thing these days. Included as standard, besides the opening window and stable door is a very useful slatted bench situated under the shed window.

Solar Potting Sheds Designed for Long Life

The clever design of these solar potting shed enables you to make the most of your 'green fingers' and will help you grow delicious fruit and vegetables for your family. Being soundly constructed with a sturdy 50x38mm (nominal) frame and made from slow growing redwood deal timber, rather than the cheaper and less resilient whitewood, will ensure a long and useful life from this great shed. Whilst whitewood will do the job in the short term you can't beat using the right materials for the job in the first place. And do you want a a building which 'will just do?'

These 'Peterborough' Garden Potting Sheds are Built With Solid Timber Throughout

When making these garden potting sheds was decided the choice of 'proper' timber was high on the agenda. This means that all the timber should be fully T&G timber throughout. This ensures the strongest strength possible which in itself ensures a long life for the building. Materials such as chipboard or OSB board, loved by cheap garden shed manufacturers, were not given the 'time of day' and has never been used on this range. A very wise decision and even more importantly where the floor and roof is concerned. These two areas are greatest at risk by using the wrong materials. Proper T& G timber should be the order of the day on your new solar garden potting shed if you want it to stand the test of time.

FREE Assembly is Included - Creating More Garden Time for You.

As part of the overall package these Sapphire 'Peterborough' solar potting garden sheds are built free of charge. This includes the laying of the roofing felt on the roof, which is crucial for the lastability of your new potting shed. It also ensures the best protection from rain and snow and will keep all your valuables safe and dry. Other garden shed manufacturers claim, usually ones which don't offer a garden shed assembly service, that it's an easy job to build a garden potting shed. It can be done but it's not especially easy when handling large panes of glass - and you can be sure it's hard work. Why bother when it can be done for you?

View the Sapphire Range of Buildings near Guildford

It's always a good idea to view some of the range of garden buildings offered before buying. We have a garden buildings display site situated just off the M25 conveniently near Woking in Surrey, for you to see and touch these buildings before making your choice. Whilst we don't have the solar potting shed on display you can see examples of the Sapphire range of garden buildings. By doing so you can be the judge and you can make an informed choice about the qualities of your new garden shed. Don't risk buying from a flashy web site where the first time you see your new garden building is when it turns up in your garden. At that stage it too late to change your mind if it doesn't look the part. Peace of mind is priceless.

Sapphire 'Peterborough' Garden Potting Sheds from a Forward Thinking Company

These Sapphire 'Peterborough' potting sheds are made by a forward thinking and progressive company. Behind their beliefs is their interest in environmental issues. They are FSC registered and use a water based ECO friendly shed treatment on all their products. They also ensure all the timber used on their garden potting sheds are FSC and, or, PEFC registered.

Peterborough Pent Potting Garden Sheds Specifications
Peterborough Pent Potting Garden Sheds Specifications
Sizes:Solar potting garden sheds sizes from 6x6 to a massive 10x8 in Pent (mono-pitch or lean-to) styles.
Sizes:Two basic pent garden potting sheds styles. Door in either end. Ask about alternatives./td>
Cladding:This garden potting shed is Available in claddings - 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 22mm (18mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not cheap inferior whitewood). Primer Coat Treated externally. Coach screwed construction.
Upgrade to the Pressure Treated Option at 25% extra and the garden shed cladding will be protected against rot for up to 15 years FREE of charge.
Framing:44 x 32mm (50 x 38mm nominal) solid vertical framing on these Peterborough pent garden potting sheds as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when the shed is erected.
Roofs:16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or any sheet materials - as these are unsuitable for outdoor use) and covered with mineral roofing felt.
Floors:This garden shed floor has 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 47 x 47mm (2x2 nominal) treated joists for long life. (no chipboard, sterling board or OSB board - as these are unsuitable for outdoor use). Option for floor bearers, if required.
Doors:High quality ledged and braced wooden shed stable door hung on 'zinc plated' hinges. Size approx 1765 x 762cm wide (69" x 360") Beware of potting shed doors with NO bracing as they will drop.
Windows:Large potting shed windows. Proper glass. (Not cheap scratchable plastic or perspex). The number varies with the size of potting shed. i.e 6ft wide will be 1530 x 1200mm, 8ft will be 2160 x 1200mm and 10ft will be 2750 x 1200mm
Eaves Height:1854cm (73") extra high walls on all pent garden potting sheds.
Ridge Height:2058mm (81") Extra height available at 6% for each extra 90mm (3½")
Treatment:All Peterborough solar potting sheds are treated externally with a primer coat timber treatment. This makes it ready to take your timber treatment after delivery. **Optional Tanalised treatment
Tanalised Treatment:Optional tanalised pressure treatment for extra long life. Includes all framing, walls, floor and roof. NOT just the walls which some garden sheds companies offer.
If you choose the tanalised pressure treated option then the thickness of the shed walls will be increased to 19mm (15mm finished size) instead of 16mm (12mm finished size) FREE of charge. and this will protect against rot for up to 15 years.
Nails:These are all rust resistant to ensure long lasting good appearance to your garden shed. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality shed.
Installation:All our 'Peterborough' pent potting sheds are erected FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete or paving slab base or timber decked area, or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber subframe for you. These heavy duty sheds are assembled using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move. You need to allow, ideally, 150mm (6") all around for the roof overhang.
Optional Extras.Pressure treatment, heavy duty shed floor, extra height, stable doors, ramp for shed door, reverse apex garden sheds. Extra or no windows. - Please Ask
Support UK:These 'Peterborough' pent potting sheds are made in the UK by experienced craftsmen for over 20 years. Support our British workers.
Sizes:Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many garden shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger (without telling you)- ALWAYS check & don't be fooled.

Garden Buildings Buying Advice

How To Choose the Roof Style on your New Garden Shed


The roof on garden sheds and summerhouses is a crucial part of your new garden shed so it is important that the right materials are used in its construction. The main purpose of the roof is to protect your valuables from rain and snow thus keeping them dry. Besides this is helps to ventilate the shed and aids the long life of your building.

There are several designs for a shed roof such as an apex roof, sometimes referred to as a gable roof which looks like an upside down 'V'. This design is very popular in Britain as it is quite attractive when situated in your garden. The basic design consists of two roof sections meeting in the middle of the shed or summerhouse. This roof can slope in either direction, certainly the better garden shed manufacturers would be able to offer this. The pitch, or angle on the apex shed roof tends to be in the region of at least 15 degrees up to about 25 or 30 degrees. This allows water to flow easily off the roof and away - 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.

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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
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