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The Importance of Choosing a Garden Shed to Suit Your Garden

The Importance of Choosing a Garden Shed to Suit Your Garden
The Importance of Choosing a Garden Shed to Suit Your Garden

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.

With the demands of the home and the lack of space which seems common these day, which is understandable with the cost of property, the garden does play a key role. It is used more and more for a variety of uses despite its limited size and this is why the garden shed is probably one of the most useful additions to any home.

With the sheer number of companies selling them you can choose from a great selection of styles, sizes and price ranges. However as it most things you need to spend a little time making the right choice. To start with you need to decide how much space you can afford to lose, although lose is a wrong word because of the extra storage space you gain, from your garden.

Always go for the largest shed possible as you will find you will often regret it quite quick. Having said that if you have a large garden shed you can end up using it as a dumping ground and hanging on to unnecessary clutter. So as you can see there are two sides to every argument.

After choosing the size consider the style of the shed. Do you want the traditional apex style (pointed roof) which tends to sits comfortably in most gardens, or do you want a pent roof shed (single sloping roof) which can look a bit 'boxy'. Having said that the pent style can be more functional and can offer more storage space about the windows. So give it some thought.

If you are thinking of growing a few tomatoes or vegetables then a garden potting shed may be an option. A very clever design is the Diamond Solar Potting shed with an half glass roof from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. The practicality of a potting shed with the style of a greenhouse with masses of warm sunshine flooding in.

If you have just a little space alongside the house then the Diamond Streamline shed could fit the bill. Being only 3ft wide, and narrower if required, these sheds enable you to eke out every little bit of wasted space in your garden. There are also corner sheds which can compliment the garden beautifully.

However whatever shed you go for and whatever shed company you need to ensure the quality of the shed is right. Whilst cheap is good it not so great when the shed starts to fall apart after only a few years. Surely paying slightly more for a well made garden shed from a company which has a show site so you can see the shed has to be good sense. Even if you don't buy from them it can make you think about any shortcomings about any other sheds you may be interested in.

So you can see that the garden shed will fit any available space as they come in a myriad of sizes and styles. With the choice of metal, concrete and plastic sheds, which only come in standard set sizes, you are spoiled for choice. Make the right choice and ensure all your garden implements, furniture, kid's toys etc. have a nice dry safe home.


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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 & Diamond Timber Buildings, Trentan Cabins, SafeStore, 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 01252 311085
Our display site is normally manned and open for viewing 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Saturday & 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sundays.

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
(0333) numbers are charged as LOCAL Rate on both mobiles and landlines - saving you money.
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.