Is Shed Installation Really Free?
Sheds tend to be quite heavy and can be hard work to build. You may like the challenge of building a shed but, if not, why not select the option of fully assembled sheds delivered to your home? All you need is a solid-level base and a chair to relax in.
We take the strain with our free delivery and assembly (*) service. Let our shed fitters do the hard work – how good is that?
Why not have your shed built on-site? 1st Choice wooden sheds are installed free of charge in green delivery areas *.
We advertise that shed assembly is free – and, indeed, you don’t pay anything above the list price for this service – however, the cost for this is already included in the overall cost. We tell you this as we try to be ‘up-front’ as much as possible.
After 44 years in the business, we know that it is vital that your new building is built correctly so you get the longest life out of it and this is why we provide this service.
Can I build the shed myself?
It is reasonably easy to assemble the smaller sheds if someone can help you move the panels around whilst you screw them together. However, you must take your time and do the job correctly. This is vitally important with the fixing of the roof and the felting of it. If you get it wrong water may get onto your building and damage your possessions. Not a good idea.
However, as standard (on all timber sheds), 1st Choice includes free installation of the building which is a far better idea. This saves you a lot of hard work and ensures it is built correctly which will help its long life.
Our garden sheds are available in many different styles and a large array of sizes. The smallest is 4ft x 3ft (1.2m x 0.9m) – small storage – and goes up to a massive 28ft x 12ft (8.5m x 3.6m) – large workshop size- and in any size to suit your garden. If you need larger then just ask and we will do what we can to meet your needs.
Explore our site and see our full range of garden sheds for sale and you can choose between wood and high-security metal sheds. All have many options to allow you to customise them to suit you. Such as double doors, opening windows (although these are standard on many ranges) extra doors and even log stores on our Portsmouth range.
You can be sure whatever you choose will meet your particular needs for your garden. So whether it’s just a patio shed or a large garden building for making THAT super workshop we have the answer for you.
And it’s not just the building which we can offer – all of our timber sheds include free assembly which will save you that arduous job and we can provide a base building service so all avenues are covered.
With our amazing range of buildings, you may be overwhelmed and find it hard to choose. Our advice, if you can, is to visit our Surrey showrooms and examine our buildings ‘in the flesh’. Our support staff will be able to talk through your requirements and offer you practical no-obligation advice.
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There is such a large range of sheds available and that makes it hard to select which is best for you. So you need to give it a lot of thought and planning. With all the options available it can seem a very difficult task. Take a little time and work out what is best for you.
The first consideration, as always, should be the size. This is defined by the space available for adding a new shed. Another thing to consider is what are you going to use it for. Is it for just storing a few gardening tools, or maybe to protect the children’s toys or bikes in the garden? If so, then the smaller range of buildings will do the job. On the other hand, if you are a keen DIYer then you are likely to need a much larger building to accommodate a workbench, shelving and space to work. So a large garden shed with maybe a wider door or double doors should be considered. If you have a drive or paved area then an outside shed is the answer for you. Likewise patio sheds may be a good option.
If your garden is not very large then a big shed or workshop may be overbearing and will use too much space and take up room you could be using for relaxing in the garden. So always give a lot of thought before making your choice and avoid spending too much money without good reason.
There is a great number of outdoor sheds for sale on our site to meet the needs of most people.
Wooden or timber sheds tend to blend into the garden due to their natural appearance. This makes them a natural choice and is a very popular choice despite other alternatives such as metal sheds.
You will find our wooden outside sheds are resilient and tough and all are treated before delivery. This tends to be a dipped treatment, which is far better than a spray treatment, as well as pressure-treated or tanalised treatment for longer life.
With a wooden shed, you will find it easy to add shelving and hooks to the wall which allow you to organise your tools etc and to keep them tidy. You can add stain or a coloured paint treatment to them if you choose and this will enable you to make the shed ‘yours’.
We offer the SafeStore range of high-security sheds and are renowned for the high degree of security they offer. They are incredibly strong and robust and are ideal for storing your valuable tools or bikes and the like.
You will find that these SafeStore metal sheds will not suffer from rust, like metal sheds from years ago, and come with a long guarantee from it. Another objection to metal sheds in the past was their appearance of them. Not with our SafeStore buildings. Take a look at our site and see how good they look.
So if you are thinking where can I find metal sheds near me then we can help. Take a look at our website or visit our showrooms and see for yourself how good they are.
All of our wooden sheds include free assembly so that you do not have to struggle to build them. You can be sure they are built correctly and all you have to worry about, besides building a base – and we can arrange that – is to put your possessions in them. With our SafeStore metal shed, there is an option for assembly if you choose. You can, of course, erect them yourself and some people enjoy the challenge. It’s your choice.
There are three main types of roof plus corner roofs
These are the more traditional type of roof for a garden shed and are the most common. They feature an upside-down V shape on the roof and water can flow down both sides of the roof. These are sometimes called an apex or gable roof. The high central ridge gives you plenty of working roofs through the middle of the shed.
These are a more modern style if you call more modern something happening in the last 50 years. They tend to only have one slope on the roof which can run in either direction. They can be ideal when you want to put the she next to a wall or a fence and you can choose for the high side to be next to the fence of wall so that the water runs away from them and into the garden. It is easy to add a gutter if you so choose. Sometimes called single slope, lean-to or flat (even though they have a slope on the roof)
These buildings have an apex roof with the roof sloping in both directions, however, the roof normally slopes from side to side as you go into the building – a little like a summer building and can look quite good in the garden to look at.
This is decided by what is important for you and how much space you have. The amount of available space is often a deciding factory
Sheds by their very nature are ideal places to store bikes, lawnmowers, garden tools etc and are great for keeping them dry as well as organised. Stowing these items away helps to keep them dry and protects against the elements as well as from theft. If you have a slabbed or paved area then patio sheds are ideal and provide an ideal storage option. You can store items on the walls and as well as adding shelves inside the building.
The large garden sheds are suitable as a garden workshop and enable you to add a standard or purpose-built workbench which will create a perfect and ideal working area. These types of outdoor buildings are ideal places for messy jobs and creative hobbies.
A purpose-built potting shed is the ideal addition to our garden as it can provide an ideal solution between normal garden storage and space for growing plants. Designed with large glass they allow your plants and flowers to flourish and to have the best start in life. They are protected from strong wind and rain but still benefit from the strong sunlight. Unlike most greenhouses, you will be able to keep your tools nearby when required. There are also combination buildings which include a garden shed and a greenhouse.
Working from home can be tricky if you don’t have enough spare space in your home and this is where a garden shed can help. To help separate your personal life and professional life a dedicated shed can be an answer. Our range of buildings has an option to include insulation to help keep your building comfortable all year round. You can also retrofit it after delivery and when the budget allows. Use an electrician to add electricity and add a desk and filing cabinet and you are on your way. Ensure the building has a good strong floor.
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