Timber Cladding For Garden Buildings

Timber Cladding On Garden Buildings
Timber Cladding On Garden Buildings

How thick is the cladding on your chosen wooden sheds?

1/ The thickness of the cladding (planks of wood) is a major factor to take into account. On some of the cheap sheds the walls are only 6mm (1/4 inch) thick. That is less than the thickness of a pencil. To give an idea how strong (or should I say weak) that is then take a pencil and try to break it. You will find it breaks very easily. Combined with the very thin framing this can not be good in anything except the short term.

Nominal or Actual thickness on sheds?

2/ Another thing to beware of it is how the thickness is measured. A great many companies display the sizes of their cladding and framing as NOMINAL sizes which is larger than the ACTUAL size. Nominal size is the size of the plank of timber before is taken into the factory and planed into shiplap or T&G. This can make the timber appear thicker than it really is.

Redwood or cheaper whitewood on timber sheds?

3/ Our Diamond and Platinum Buildings are made using European Redwood deal, not the cheap white wood used on (putting it politely) the cheap sheds available. Redwood is more expensive than whitewood but tends to have tighter grain that the fast growing white wood and tends to have a waxy feel to the bare wood whereas whitewood is very dry and porous. Any knots present in redwood are normally more stable that white wood. Whitewood has lots of tiny finger size knots which can drop out easily.

All our Garden Sheds are -

On ALL our pages we display either the FINISHED size or both NOMINAL and FINISHED so there is no confusion as to the size of timber supplied. We use redwood deal on all our Diamond and Platinum sheds and the thickness of all the timber is quite substantial.

Click on any off the following links for more important things to consider before buying !

Read About Viewing and Display Sites


Read About Quality of Timber Which Should Be Used


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Read About What you MUST know about Garden Sheds Floors


Read About Range of Styles and Sizes from 1st Choice Garden Sheds and Buildings


Read About Delivery and Assembly Options


Read About Glass and Windows


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Read About What you MUST Know about Guarantees and Where your Building will be Made


Further articles about garden sheds, workshops and the type of timber cladding you should use to follow. Also about the truth behind so called 10 year guarantees


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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, 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 (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.