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Earlybird delivery discount: Check out reductions available on this page. Take advantage now.
Now is the time to pick up an ex-display building during our annual sale. See remaining models here At LEAST 30% Off

How To Choose A Shed For The Garden

The question often asked is ‘Should I Choose Timber, Metal, Plastic or Concrete?’ Garden sheds are a popular option among homeowners looking for outdoor garden storage.

Unlike metal buildings or plastic ones, timber sheds have a natural aesthetic appeal which helps them to blend in with their surroundings.

As an ideal storage solution for anyone in need of extra space, wooden storage sheds can be used to keep a variety of tools and belongings secure, from garden implements and equipment to bikes and possessions which do not fit in the home.

Concrete sheds are very resilient and provide a very secure environment for your belongings.

Plastic sheds tend to be quite thin and do not normally need any treatment added to them. They don’t look as nice as ‘proper’ timber sheds, in my view.

Metal sheds can be an option but they do tend to be noisy when it rains. Again they tend to be made from thin material. Wood has a far more substantial appearance

What Are The Advantages Of Wooden Buildings?

Garden sheds, whether they are big small or large workshops, are typically more aesthetically pleasing than their man-made material counterparts provided you steer clear of cheap sheds with inferior materials and, as such, can often become an ornamental part of the garden in addition to their function as storage.

Another advantage is that they are easily modifiable – owners will find it much easier to add useful extras such as windows and shelving to sheds made from wood rather than those made from metal or plastic. And because they are easier to adapt, they also lend themselves to a greater variety of uses.

A shed equipped with a window and power can easily be turned into a home office or a quiet place to indulge in hobbies and crafts.

Similarly, wooden garden buildings for sale can also be a handy place for the children to play – and a space which they can make their own without parents having to worry about unwelcome mess or alterations in the home.

Re-staining and re-varnishing are further benefits of wooden garden huts, allowing owners to create new looks or just to freshen up their current appearance. Bright colours can be chosen if you are looking to make a statement – or perhaps when you are creating a space for a child.

What Will I Need To Do To Take Care Of Wooden Sheds?

Caring for timber sheds largely boils down to treating the wood to ensure it remains strong and resistant to weather damage. Wood treatments need to be applied with particular care around windows and doors to prevent problems such as termites or wood worm, while also ensuring that moisture is kept out.

Other steps to maintain these buildings include re-staining and re-varnishing – both of which help to extend the life of the material by preventing damage from moisture. Meanwhile, you can also try to place wooden buildings in shady areas, which can slow down the ageing effect of too much sun.

Most wooden sheds will come with some sort of treatment on them. On the cheap buildings, this tends to be just coloured water and does not provide any treatment protection. Tanalised (pressure-treated) timber is best and this tends to have at least a 15-year protection span.

Be very wary when ten or fifteen-year guarantees are offered on buildings. You will find, mostly, that these guarantees are pretty worthless and you can find more information on this page. The Dirty Secret of Garden Shed Warranties: What You Need to Know”

Wooden Garden Buildings From 1st Choice Leisure

At 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, we offer a wide range of wooden storage units which are perfect for solving all kinds of storage problems – many of which are erected for you free of charge.

Our sheds are of the highest quality and can be used for a variety of things, be they for simple storage or something more creative, such as a home office. Our Diamond Woodgate Transverse Storage Shed comes with an attractive optional Georgian door and glass windows.

Our timber sheds for sale are available in a variety of sizes, you can be sure yours will fit your garden perfectly. Getting your new building could not be easier with us. To find out more, simply fill in the quick form on our website or call 01483 237550 to speak to an adviser.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products so you can be certain that when you buy from us your details will be secure. Add in the benefit of free delivery and installation (in most areas) and you can see why you should choose ‘1st Choice’.

How To Choose Your New Quality Garden Building For Your Home

If you buying a wooden shed or outdoor storage building, you have a large range of companies to choose from, offering a very large range of pricing and quality, HOWEVER, you need to know that the building is built to last.

Many companies offer their buildings WITHOUT the option to view, so until it arrives you have no idea of how good or BAD your purchase is.

We have a shed showroom where you can see the QUALITY Diamond, Platinum and Sapphire garden storage ready-made sheds and some Safestore UK Secure Steel Sheds in situ for YOUR INSPECTION. You can then make your mind up by physically examining them BEFORE you make that decision.

If any company is not prepared to let you see their product beforehand then you need to be CAREFUL. We recommend you VIEW beforehand if possible so visit our wooden sheds for sale UK display site.

We are confident and happy to display our products before you spend a penny of your hard-earned money. The other BONUS is that we will ASSEMBLE these timber garden buildings for you FREE of charge.

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,
Phone 01483 237550