Feedback: - Very good & on time ,clean Overall good product my wife and are pleased with our summer house I would recommend this company Very professional Cheers Glenn.
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Traditionally the garden shed was the sole preserve of the male who guarded his piece of his home as his own and no one else. This seems to have evolved even more after the second world war, although there were many garden sheds before then, and was probably because the need to make the most of limited resources. Many of these garden sheds were home made from basic materials and the designs of these sheds were nearly all 'one offs'.
The men who had built these sheds saw these buildings as theirs' and these buildings doubled as storage buildings, workshops and garden nurseries. They never really considered these as a recreation area where they would sit and have a can or two but the activity taking place in the sheds was recreational as well as functional.
As the years went by and the economy of the country improved more and more of these garden sheds were bought from specialist factories. These were set up selling basic sizes which fitted most peoples requirements. Mostly these were delivered in kit form for self assembly and this was no problem in those days.
In recent years more and more businesses have set up selling cheaper and cheaper sheds but they are cutting back on the qualities of materials used. They are quite happy to sell garden sheds with wafer thin wood, chipboard or OSB board roofs and floor - which disintegrate when they get wet - and framework which would not hold a candle up - never mind a garden shed.
The enlightened now do their home work beforehand and check the specifications of materials used. They also try to view the shed before buying to ensure they know what THEY are getting. Or they at least try to ensure they buy from a shed company which at least offers the option to view, such as 1st Choice, knowing that those companies have nothing to hide.
However in more recent years the females of the species have seen the appeal of these wonderful garden buildings and have taken to obtaining their own. My wife did so about 4-5 years ago and she is the proud owner of a garden shed filled with rubbish (saved just in case) which rivalled mine. The best thing is that even through she wanted a shed for HERSELF it was me who had to build the base for it. Rather selective women rights, I think. (Hope my dear lady does not read that)
His view is backed up by a report in The Independent by Susie Mesure. She highlighted the fact that almost half of the entrants in the annual Shed of the Year contest were women demonstrating this as proof that both the male and females of our land appreciate the virtues of the garden sheds. This is a big change from the days when the only people ventured into garden sheds were boyfriends, husbands or brothers.
The TV presenter and property developer, Sarah Beeny, agrees on this point claiming that sheds are the last male domain to be taken over in the home. There nowhere for them to retreat or hide now. All we need now is for women to take over the looking after the garden and doing all the repairs around the house. I can dream!