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  • How To Avoid Being Ripped Off When A Buying New Garden Building

    Buying a new garden shed, summer house, log cabin or garden workshop is an exciting time as your plans for your new building to blend into your home take shape. BUT it can all go wrong as there are many unscrupulous people and firms on the prowl trying to rip you off. So you need to be VERY careful. By following the advice below you can avoid being a statistic in the courts as in the following recent case.
    Wolverhampton Crown...
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  • Thinking of Buying a Summer House for Your Garden, Then You Need To Read On.

    It's Easy To Buy a Summer Building - Yes?? It appears to be easy to buy summer houses - just take a look on the internet - see a building which takes your fancy and then search for the best price - 'a piece of cake'! Well - life's not like that. This is because there is such a large range of summer buildings available with the quality (or lack of it on many of the cheap 'make down to a price' summerhouses) varying tremendously. To ensure you are not disappointed you do need to be very careful and do some homework (sorry). An Established Garden Building Business is Best to Buy From A company which have been established a long time is a good choice as you can be reasonably sure that they have gained a great deal of expertise in the market. More importantly by being in business for a long time they must have listened to their customers. You will find the better established businesses actually do have 'bricks and mortar' site for viewing and the 'web' is just a tool to inform the public of their range of products. These sort of companies also tend to employ staff who you can actually talk to (just like in days gone by - how quaint, but nice) and advise you on what will be best for you. Most 'web site only' firms expect you to communicate through the modern wonder of email, which is OK but will never 'actually' beat talking to a person. Before Buying - Always Try to View Summer Houses for Sale With the internet, with its flashy web pages and, possibly if you are lucky, a glossy brochure you can never really know what your proposed summer house will be like in 'real life'. This is why it's crucial, BEFORE delivery, to try to view any potential summer building. This will ensure that you can see and check for yourself how well it's been made, that there is enough height inside and you can see than the doors ...
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  • Croxteth Hall and Country Park is Looking for People To Run It.

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  • Robin
    started a blog post Diamond Sheds OR Humber Sheds

    Diamond Sheds OR Humber Sheds

    Recently I was asked on our Support board (where anyone can ask questions before buying) what is the difference between our Diamond Garden Sheds and our Humber Garden Sheds. The following gives the answer to that question.:- The most important thing is that both ranges are made from solid T&G shiplap and have sturdy 2x2 vertical framing, far thicker than you find on the cheaper buildings available. This is important as the frame supports the cladding and the roof. Also, the fact that the shiplap on these garden sheds are tongue and grooved means they will stand the test of time better and be more secure against break-ins (on the cheap overlap sheds the boards can just be prised off whereas the T&G boards effectively make each side one complete wall of timber). The floor and roof on the Humber are made from sturdy T&G timber boards. On the Diamond range they use timber T&G boards on all their roof...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Garden Sheds for Crafting Hobby

    Garden Sheds for Crafting Hobby

    What would I do without my new Garden Shed Who could believe just how much use I have had from one garden shed. I bought the building for my garden about 9 months ago, as my house no longer seemed big enough for all the items I wanted to store. I had my shed lined out and now use it as a craft room. I love making cards and crafting and it is surprising just how much fresh air I now get. I spend as much time in there as I possibly can as I experience the peace, tranquillity and the freedom to leave things just where I want to and I have even taken up gardening. It is amazing to think I used to shut myself in the house but now I really enjoy the great outdoors. I have the pleasure of the back garden too and because I go out there so much now I have even planted flowers in pots so now have a very colour...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Get Deck Chairs out of your Garden Sheds

    Get Deck Chairs out of your Garden Sheds

    With the passing of winter officially into Spring and with the unseasonable weather, is now the time to dig out your deck chair out of your garden shed and enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face, reminding you that Summer is on it's way. Whilst there may still be a bite in the air, if you place your deck chair out of the wind you can enjoy the delights of being out in the fresh air away from the stresses of modern life. The best way to determine where to sit is watch how the sun travels across your garden, this will determine the best place, hopefully close to your garden shed. A neatly hedged beside the path can also provide shelter for a smart metal table and chairs away from the spring breezes. Whilst the warmer temperatures, certainly in the south, is a welcome break from the depths of winter and the extreme weather from before Christmas, this is surely just a blip before we return to the more normal temperature. Records also show that the rain fall is massively down on previous years meaning that the co...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Concrete Garages Prices - WHY the Secrecy?

    Concrete Garages Prices - WHY the Secrecy?

    Why is it when you look at the main concrete garage web sites that there are no prices online? What have they got to hide? They proudly proclaim massive discounts but what price lists are these discounts against? The word discount implies that you are buying a concrete garage in a sale but if the alleged normal price is never charged then this has to be seen as misleading - at best. It would be interesting to know if the alleged normal price is charged...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Concrete Garages - The Knowledge?

    Concrete Garages - The Knowledge?

    What is a Concrete Garage / Concrete Shed or Workshop? Concrete garages are an alternative to the traditional brick built garage, which were popular pre-war. The attraction of the concrete garages are the range of sizes and the swiftness in which they can be built. They are made from reinforced concrete (concrete with steel rods in the concrete) in moulds at the factory. There is normally a aggregate covering giving an attractive and protective finish to the concrete. This makes the garage less vulnerable to the effects of the weather and helps to protect your car and valuables from vandals, which is a blight in our modern times. Lidget Compton concrete garages are manufactured using a state of the art manufacturing ...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Wood is Good

    Wood is Good

    After returning from my short Roller Coaster trip to Sweden the superb Woodies reminded me, as if I needed reminding, that wood is a fantastically versatile material. I went on the superb Balder Roller Coaster at Liseberg and the sheer size of this coaster made for a wonderful experience. When you consider the stresses that the track is subjected to you can only marvel at the strength of the timber. The ride itself is superb, very smooth and with plenty of air time. The smoothness makes it my favourite as you can ride this over and over again. From Liseberg we went to Stockholm to the minute Grona Lund park. They had their new Twister Wooden Roller Coaster which threads its way in between the other coasters at this park. We rode this coaster at 11.00 at night until midnight - really awesome. With the tight turns and twists and no secti...
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  • Robin
    started a blog post Special Bespoke Log Cabins

    Special Bespoke Log Cabins

    Log cabins are rather special buildings more, associated with the Swiss Alps or in Canada where snow stays on the ground for many months through the winter, and are seen as quite romantic, warm and cosy. In this country log cabins are becoming more and more popular as we strive to have something a little different. Made from interlocking planks of wood log cabins are a truly click together building not like garden sheds at all. These log cabins were initially imported into this country and as time went on more or more factories were jumping onto the 'band wagon' and producing these log cabins. As always quantity takes place over quality as these 'band wagon' merchants strive to sell as many as they can at the cheapest price. And only one thing happens when they do this and that the quality of the building suffer and with poor quality timber and fittings leading to a much reduced life with splits in the wood and knots dropping out. Our Trentan log cabins are made in a state of the art factory where they can be produced to suit your needs and design....
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Thinking of Buying a Summer House for Your Garden, Then You Need To Read On.

It's Easy To Buy a Summer Building - Yes?? It appears to be easy to buy summer houses - just take a look on the internet - see a building which takes your fancy and then search for the best price - 'a piece of cake'! Well - life's not like that. This is because there is such a large range of summer buildings available with the quality (or lack of it on many of the cheap 'make down to a price' summerhouses) varying tremendously. To ensure you are not disappointed you do need to be very careful and do some homework (sorry). An Established Garden Building Business is Best to Buy From A company which have been established a long time is a good choice as you can be reasonably sure that they have gained a great deal of expertise in the market. More importantly by being in business for a long time they must have listened to their customers. You will find the better established businesses actually do have 'bricks and mortar' site for viewing and the 'web' is just a tool to inform the public of their range of products. These sort of companies also tend to employ staff who you can actually talk to (just like in days gone by - how quaint, but nice) and advise you on what will be best for you. Most 'web site only' firms expect you to communicate through the modern wonder of email, which is OK but will never 'actually' beat talking to a person. Before Buying - Always Try to View Summer Houses for Sale With the internet, with its flashy web pages and, possibly if you are lucky, a glossy brochure you can never really know what your proposed summer house will be like in 'real life'. This is why it's crucial, BEFORE delivery, to try to view any potential summer building. This will ensure that you can see and check for yourself how well it's been made, that there is enough height inside and you can see than the doors ...
 

Tips On What To Look For When Buying a Garden Shed

The garden shed is a relatively simple structure consisting of four walls, a roof and a shed floor on the decent sheds. The height of the shed can vary depending on the usage with storage sheds maybe having lower walls and a garden building to be used as a workshop would be taller. This ensures there is plenty of space to walk around in. You then have a choice of shed doors. This is normally a single door hung on hinges but it's possible to have a wider 3ft door, double doors or stable doors. These can be either the standard shed type door which consists of three horizontal and two diagonals braces onto which the shed door planks are nailed to. Be very aware of any sheds with no diagonal braces as these doors will drop within a very quick time. You might save a few pounds but is it really worth it for the hassle? The shed can come with or without windows and you will find that most glass is horticultural glass. This is glass which might have small imperfections in it. This is still more than suitable for garden sheds as 100% clear visibility is not such a problem. You can often choose from toughened glass, laminated glass or wired glass. All these three are stronger but are more expensive. However you will find that some shed companies such as Diamond Garden Sheds and Platinum Garden Workshops both INCLUDE toughened glass FREE of charge. How refreshing! The choice of material for ...
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