12 x 8 Garden Sheds for Sale
View our range of solid and robust 12×8 wooden garden sheds. Or view all garden shed sizes
All of our timber sheds which we sell are not the 'cheap and cheerful' buildings you can buy online made from inferior materials and down to a price. After 40 years in the business we know what is important in making a quality garden shed - one that will last and will look good in your garden.
Don't risk buying a 'bad un'. Do your research and always, if possible, go and look at your intended purchase before signing on the 'dotted line'. Don't end up in the situation - if only! Visit one of our show sites and see for yourself how good our sheds are. You won't regret it.
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A garden shed company and one of its directors has been landed with a $255,000 fine and ordered to pay $600,000 compensation to its customers. This was the price paid for failing to deliver many 12X8 sheds to customers who had already paid for them.
Southport Magistrates Court heard that The Shed Warehouse in the Gold Coast, Australia and its director Josh Purtell took payments for wooden sheds it did not deliver between November 2009 and June 2010.
Purtell was fined $85,000 for 43 breaches, relating to accepting payments for goods without intending or being able to supply those goods. He was also fined a further $1500 for misleading information and for making false statements to an OFT officer during the investigation.
The Shed Warehouse was fined $170,000 for the 43 breaches of the Fair Trading Act 1989. The OFT also secured compensation for 80 customers amounting to $589,866. Purtell was ordered to pay personally $174,000 of the compensation and has now had a conviction made against himself and The Shed Warehouse. A second director will also appeared before the courts shortly afterwards.
Even though this was on the other side of the world it goes to show there are many crooks out there and companies which may not play by the rules with your money.
We have all heard of companies which take customer’s money right up to the day they put the company into liquidation and then start up a new company (phoenix companies) the next day. This means you have lost all your hard earned money.
My advice is to only deal with companies who have been trading for a long time, although that in itself is not a guarantee – looks at Woolworths etc, however you do need to be wary of companies which are reincarnations of earlier companies.
These often claim to have been trading for many, many years but in fact it’s the previous company which had been trading and subsequently gone into liquidation. I know for a fact that one of the major shed companies which claims to have been making 8X12 sheds workshops for a very long time was only formed as a LIMITED Company in 2010.
The other best advice I can give is to pay on a credit card or only pay a small deposit. Reputable companies don’t have any problems with this. On our site there is an option to pay by credit card – giving you 100% protection – whatever happens or you can ring our dedicated support and sales line (0333) 800 8880 – local rate number -and just pay a deposit, which also can be on a credit card.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings is a family firm with my wife, son and myself at the helm. We trace our routes back to 1979 when we started manufacturing. Our web site, when we only sold our products, started in 1996, and was the 1st shed company in the UK to go online.
Our 1st Choice web site started in 2000 when we introduced other buildings to our comprehensive range of sheds for sale with sizes up to 12X8 and larger so we are able to delivery to all over the country.
There has NEVER been a liquidation or bankruptcy in our full trading history. In the troubled times through the 80’s 90′ and now this is something we are very proud off.