Feedback: Initial communication was excellent, but getting accurate delivery information was more difficult especially as the delivery site was not manned full time. On the day, the delivery did not happen until late afternoon, instead of early morning as initially promised. However, the delivery team were excellent and erected the workshop very efficiently. A very well constructed building which looks like it will stand the test of time.
Response: Thanks for your constructive feedback. I'm sorry about the a little late arriving - it seems like a bit of a mix up on scheduling. Moving on the sales office will be open seven days of week in future so it will be easier to keep on top of any issues or queries. I'm pleased you feel you could recommend your new summerhouse. Thanks for buying it from us. Regards, Robin
When it comes to choosing a garden building for your home it often involves making some compromises, whether it's to do with money or different opinions of the family members of making a firm decision as to what to use the garden building for. You will find the garden shed, traditionally is used for general storage or for a small workshop where as a summer house workshop will be used more for relaxing in and lazing about.
Both have their merits and both will fulfil their jobs admirably but over time the required usage can change. The garden shed can be used more and more as a place to relax and to pursue one's hobby and the summerhouse can end up being used as a general store room. I know my summerhouse has done so from time to time although I have had a good clear out only recently and can now be used for its original purpose.
Overall you will find, essentially, both buildings are timber boxes designed to serve its purpose. The main difference is that the garden shed tends to look more functional and the summerhouse will be a little more fancy and be a feature in the garden. Construction wise, again, there is very little difference, I don't include the 'cheap and nasty' garden sheds or summerhouses in this statement as they are cheap for a reason. There maybe a little extra height in the summerhouse than the shed and there may be a balcony on the front of the summerhouse as well as fancy fascias.
However as time goes on you may want to transform your garden shed more into a summerhouse and your summerhouse more into a garden shed. You could, of course, just use the buildings differently but just a little alterations to these garden buildings will make a difference.
With the garden sheds you can add fancy fascia boards to the front edge of the roofs and maybe add a black tape to the inside of the glass windows which will give it a Georgian appearance (you have to use your imagination with this) By the use of colour the garden shed can take up a totally different look and will become a feature of the garden. With bright vibrant colours with contrasting colours for the fascias, corner boards and around the windows this will transform the look of your garden shed.
This will then give you a place where you can escape the day to day stresses of your daily life. The colour will help in that and will brighten up you day. UKTV suggest this as an option and even go as far as to say a fantasy theme could even be introduced to your garden shed.
They suggest that the outside of garden shed itself should be kept plain and understated and to use the interior space for letting your creative juices go wild. They suggest this will mean that the garden shed won't detract from the serene beauty of the garden. A suggestion is a Greek Mediterranean theme in cobalt blue and white and when combined with wooden shutters and simple floor cushions should give a stunning conversion.
Either way you can transform your garden shed, whether it's from the outside so it appeals from your house or from inside where you are the only ones to enjoy the transformation. The important thing is this can be done and demonstrates the virtues of the wonderful garden sheds and summer house workshop found in the British gardens.