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The Ultimate Summerhouse Buyer’s Guide: Key Considerations and Tips

See our UK show site in Surrey and see how good these summerhouses for sale Are! Any Questions? Call Right Now!

When you search for ‘summer houses for sale’, whether for a contemporary, insulated, corner, large or small sunroom for your home.

Whether it’s for sitting out in the garden on a sunny day or for using it as a recreation area, hobby room or just somewhere to store your leisure equipment and gardening supplies, you will find a large range on offer on our 1st Choice Leisure Buildings website.

If our standard range doesn’t suit then we can make bespoke summer houses for your needs. All buildings are assembled free of charge so why settle for anything less?

Summer houses for sale for your garden – a great asset at your home so you need to ensure you choose wisely. The Platinum and Diamond range of sun houses, which are both family businesses, supply quality sunrooms for sale made to last and to look good.

Using long-lasting redwood deal timber cladding, toughened glass and robust, attractive doors & windows, they can take all that ‘Mother Nature’ can throw at them. No OSB (Sterling board) is used on these buildings, just proper timber.

How Do You Make The Right Summer Houses Decision When Buying?

It appears to be easy to buy a wooden summer house for your garden. Just take a look on the internet to see a building which takes your fancy and find the best price – easy peasy! Well – NO!

This is because there is such a large range of summer buildings available with questionable quality. You need to be careful to ensure you are not disappointed

We strongly advise people to take the time and look at the buildings they are thinking of buying. Come and see the full range of wooden luxury sunrooms at our Surrey UK showrooms and make your mind up. No pushy sale people – just free buying advice.

Buy From an Established Summer Building Business

By buying from a business which has been established a long time you can be sure that they have gained a great deal of expertise in the market. More importantly, they listen to their customers. You will find that most established businesses have bricks and mortar premises and they use them.

They use their websites as a tool to inform the public of their range of products.

These types of businesses employ staff who you can talk to. Many internet-only retailers only communicate via email.

We always strive to ensure we should be your 1st Choice. A family business which was established in 1979.

Is There A Summer Building Installation Service?

These types of summer buildings are heavy, so putting them together is hard work. Some people like the challenge and the satisfaction of doing it themselves, but getting the experts in is the best way to ensure they are assembled correctly.

This will save you a lot of hard work and will ensure that your new summerhouse has been erected correctly. Let someone else do the donkey work and just enjoy the result.

We erect all of our garden summer houses free of charge and can arrange a base building service for you to make your life easy. All sizes to suit your needs so don’t accept a compromise.

Always View Summer Houses for Sale Before Buying

We would love to show you our huge range of buildings which are all erected and ready to view. Take a look at the following link where you can see the site itself from the air.

We have over 80 buildings on display, one of the largest collections of timber summer houses on display in the UK!

We employ expert staff who will guide you through the buying process with no pressure. We are a simple and honest family business so come and see us!

Ensure the Timber Used is the Best for These Buildings

Always ensure that only the best materials are used in the construction of your new building. This means selecting a manufacturer which uses timber from the colder parts of Europe.

In Sweden, Norway and Finland it grows slowly so is perfectly suitable for these buildings. The cold weather means the wood has a greater density ensuring it remains very stable, even in the UK variable weather.

Cheaper garden huts are made using faster-growing cheaper whitewood trees. They are much more likely to move.

Insist on Toughened Glass in Your New Garden Summer Building

To cut costs the cheaper buildings will use horticultural glass (which is in essence – seconds) or worse still, plastic. This is actually ‘second-grade’ glass and you will normally be able to see defects in it.

Away from the busy activity, it can be just about OK but on buildings which are being used regularly is it not better not to take any chances?

If horticultural glass smashes it breaks into jagged pieces and you certainly would not want your children or grandchildren getting hurt. Horticultural glass does reduce the cost of the building but is it worth the risk?

However, the better summerhouse manufacturers will, as standard, use toughened glass. A very good choice as well as peace of mind.

Do You Want a Run of the Mill Building or Are Your Special?

Ensure that all the gable and shaped ends are cut to size. Some cheap manufacturers offering summer houses for sale supply shaped ends which need to be cut by you. This saves a little money but means more work for you and the possibility of mistakes.

Do you want to take the risk of doing this? Also, if the manufacturer is trying to save a few pounds here what else might he be trying to save money on?

All Buildings To View On Our Website and Many To View At Our Show Rooms

On our 1st Choice website, you can spend time looking at our extensive range of garden houses, sunrooms and home offices. You can view all the detailed specifications of our ranges. You can even download the relevant leaflets and price lists from our website.

Our buildings, sunrooms and summer cabins from the Platinum and Diamond ranges have been sold throughout England & Wales and the surrounding area for a great number of years.

To back up our claim of being the 1st Choice we are proud to have been involved in their manufacture since 1979. During this time we have followed the ethos that quality is always first. Even if the price is a little higher.

At the end of the day we have to live with our conscience and being a family firm we believe in fair play. With the latest two grandchildren on the scene, this is more important than ever for their futures as well as ours!

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.


Woking Show Site
1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Woking Garden Buildings Show Site
Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford,
GU4 7QA
Phone 01483 237550