Top Garden Building Buying Tips

Top Garden Buildings Tips for You
Top Garden Buildings Tips for You

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.

Choosing a Garden Shed, Workshop, Summerhouse or Log Cabin
for Your Garden is a Minefield

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2/   Ten Tips About Garden Building Cladding in respect of different types, which are best and conclusion to save buying the wrong building.

3/   Ten Tips To Consider When Buying Garden Shed Building in respect of subjects not really thought about.

4/   Ten Tips To Consider About Garden Buildings roofs in respect of subjects not really thought about.

To try to help you make the right decision this web site will try to highlight what you should look out for and what you should avoid and - as importantly WHY. Whilst we all want the cheapest price for our garden shed, timber workshop, summer house or log cabin it's vitally important that you ensure you buy a building which will fill all your needs and, very importantly, will stand the test of time. This is why you need to do a little homework beforehand. Yes, I know, we were all not keen on doing 'homework' but believe me this homework is vital to ensure you are happy when your new building is delivered.

Garden Sheds Tips

Diamond 'Georgian' Apex or Pent Storage Shed
Timber and Wooden Sheds

Woking, Surrey Display Site
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The garden shed is what most gardens need and these come in a large amount of different sizes, shapes, designs as qualities. To ensure you buy the correct one to suit your needs you need to know about the type of timber cladding used, how thick the framing is, whether it has a proper floor and roof made from timber and not cheap man made materials - such as OSB board.

Also the height, how good is the shed door and the glass used. The type of treatment is quite important as well and do all the shed panels come in complete section. Will your new garden shed be delivered and dumped in your garden or will it be erected. Will you be charged extra for delivery and assembly. For answers to all these questions and other important aspect of buying a garden shed take a look on these pages.

Garden Workshops Tips

Platinum Supreme Apex Heavy Duty Garden Workshops for the Garden
Timber and Wooden Workshops

Woking, Surrey Display Site
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Timber workshops for you garden need to be stronger than a shed just used for storage so it's crucial that the timber used on these buildings is of the right dimensions to ensure your new building will stand up to day to day use. With many sizes, designs and qualities always check what you are buying. How thick is the cladding (plans of wood on the wall), how strong is the framing, is the floor or roof made from chipboard or OSB board.

The height is even more important on a timber workshop because you are likely to be working inside it. Will your new building just be delivered and left for you to build or will it be erected. The questions to check upon before buying a garden workshops can be found by taking a look on these pages.

Summer Houses Tips

Diamond Ashby Summer House for Garden
Timber or Wooden Summerhouse

Woking, Surrey Display Site
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Summer Houses for your garden are designed for relaxing - or should be - so you need to ensure that they have been made for this purpose and that no corners have been cut in materials used or in the design of the summerhouse. By being made in the correct way you can be sure that your family and friends will be able to enjoy time together in your new summer building.

With such a large array of buildings in many designs and sizes you need to be very careful to ensure you buy a summerhouse to suit your needs. You need to check on the thickness of the timber & framing, the height of the building, the floor & roof and glass used. Will your new summerhouse be erected of will you need to do this. For answers to all these questions and other important aspect of buying a summer building take a look on these pages.

Log Cabins Buying Tips

Trentan Betchworth Garden Log Cabin
Timber and Wooden Log Cabins

Woking, Surrey Display Site
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Log cabins are primarily used for relaxing in for can be used for garden offices. Again the key to these buildings is the quality and type of materials used. Very important is the thickness as some "log cabins" are made using 19mm timber - ludicrous! So the main thing is to check and ask questions so you are sure you will get what you think you are getting. Ensure your log cabin will be 'fit for purpose' as many log cabins debatably are not. So check the thickness, height, the type of furniture used and glass.

The height is crucial for your enjoyment as well as many other items. Ask whether the log cabin will be assembled or left for you. For this and all the questions you should ask take a look on these pages and put your mind at rest.

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.

Farnham Garden Buildings Display Site Squires Garden Centre,
Badshot Lea Road, Badshot Lea,
Farnham, Surrey. UK. GU9 9JX
Phone 0333 800 8880
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 Log Cabins and Lidget Concrete 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 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.