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How To Choose a Greenhouse, Potting Shed or Combo.

It the time of year when winter is nearly over and spring is about to spring. Easter is only a few weeks away and this traditionally is when the garden starts to get its owners’ full attention. This year Easter is the earliest it has been for a number of years and for the life of me I can’t understand why the date keeps changing. Christmas is the same every year so why not Easter?

Potting Shed, Greenhouse or Garden Shed

Anyway Easter is one of the busiest time of the year for getting out into the garden and seeing what needs doing. The garden shed is often a likely candidate, certainly if it is one of the cheap ones available on the web. I’m sure you know what I mean – the garden sheds with chipboard or OSB floors and worse roofs which start to disintegrate as soon as they get wet.

The garden sheds which you CAN’T see before you buy. Yes they are cheap but just think why these sheds are cheap. Maybe this time is worth looking at garden sheds or workshops just a little bit better and, quite radically, only buying a garden shed you can see. You know it makes sense.

Should You Consider A Greenhouse

A greenhouse for the garden is another consideration and it nearly always a good idea. Whilst helping with your gardening hobby you can grow delicious fruit and vegetable and saves loads of money. Also this produce which you grow also tastes nicer and you have the satisfaction of having grown it your self.

Owning your own greenhouse or potting shed means you can enjoy many happy hours and also can help socially. With a common interest, and even more so when society is trying to be greener, you can share ideas and maybe produce for both your interests. The benefits of owning your own greenhouse include improving your health and relieving stress from the day to day world.

The greenhouse is not the only option for growing fruit and vegetables although it is the first garden building thought about when considering these type of buildings. You will finds that greenhouses can come in many sizes and shapes. Traditionally these garden buildings were all timber but over the year the aluminum greenhouses have become more popular, mainly because of cost.

Usually glazed with horticultural glass, (this is glass which may have small imperfections in it but it is ideally suited for this purpose) Polycarbonate, plastic or even polyethylene can be used. .I personally would not consider plastic or polyethylene but glass or polycarbonate will do the job admirably. An opening window and, or, skylights would be a good idea for ventilation. There are also many shapes which include the orangery style which harp back to the good old Victorian times. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings have examples of greenhouses on their display site for viewing so, if interested, take a trip out to see these super garden buildings.

What About A Potting Shed & Greenhouse Combination?

Another option is a combination greenhouse and garden shed such as the Diamond Graffham. With these garden buildings you would normally find about 2/3 rds of the building would be a greenhouse and the remaining 1/3 rd would be a garden shed. You would the be able to conveniently store your garden tools and plant pots and boxes in the shed section.

This combination greenhouse-garden shed also looks very neat and tidy. Normally available in varying lengths and widths. You will also find the Graffham can have the garden shed and greenhouse in different proportions to suit your needs. Again, ensure you take a look at these buildings before buying so you don’t end up with a cheap imitation.

Potting Sheds Are Always a Popular Choice

A third option is a garden potting shed. This tends to be a garden shed with a large expanse of glass on one side. Traditionally the glass will slope backward at an angle as it’s claimed this makes the most of the sun. The only downside to this is that it reducing dramatically the interior space. If you take a look at the Diamond Potting Shed you will see they given a lot of thought to the design and this ensures that you do not lose any space inside, hilt having a massive expanse of glass on the front and both ends.

This very popular potting shed is available with an pent (single slope) roof as well as an apex (gable) roof. They have also added an half glass roof option so you do not miss out on any sunshine – a true masterpiece. Complete with slatted potting bench, opening window and stable door there are no standard extras required.

How to choose? Take a look at all three types of greenhouses, greenhouse combination sheds and solar potting sheds at 1st Choice Leisure Buildings display site near Guildford in Surrey. These experts, who have been involved with the manufacture of garden buildings since 1979 recognise that they are here to serve you and not to push onto you what ever THEY choose. You know it makes sense.

About Author:

Robin Antill is an established authority in the field of quality garden building manufacturing, boasting over four decades of experience. Having founded Titan Garden Buildings in 1979, he demonstrated a commitment to excellence from the outset by moving away from subpar materials and embarking on crafting buildings of superior quality.

His lineage of craftsmanship, traced back to his father and grandfather's business in Cleethorpes, underscores his dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. Robin's son, Craig, who joined the business in 1990, brings additional expertise, having honed his skills at Guildford College in joinery.

Together, they elevated Titan Garden Buildings, which eventually evolved into 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. Their enduring focus on premium materials, top-notch manufacturing, and unparalleled customer service, along with Craig's digital acumen in creating the company's online presence, showcase their expertise and reliability in the industry.

Robin’s expertise was featured in Realtor.com, Homes&Gardens, The London Economic, and dozens other publications.

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