When choosing a summer building, you need to check the specifications to ensure it will have the strength to last. So always check out the thickness of the timber, whether it’s made from redwood or the cheap inferior whitewood, how thick the framing is etc. Are the doors and windows joinery made, meaning they will last a long time? Does it has toughened glass for safety or imperfect horticultural glass, plastic or perspex? All important questions.
On many of the buildings available on the web, you will find that they will deliver them to your house and leave them for you to build. You can save a little money this way, but you will have to build it yourself. That’s OK if you are a good DIYer, but it will still be hard work. The best option is to take advantage of 1st Choice’s FREE assembly option on the Diamond and Platinum buildings. They will do all the hard work – all you need to do is build a level base for it to go onto. And they can even arrange that for you as well if you wish. This way, you can be sure your new building will be built correctly, and all you need to do is enjoy it.
We have a large range of summerhouse
sizes for you to choose from and in several styles. However, we specialise in making buildings to suit your needs. Whether it needs to be taller, extra or fewer windows, the doors and windows moved, we can do that for you. Ensure you buy the building to suit you and your family with no compromises. Give us a call on (0333) 800 8880 or visit our showroom and discuss what you would like. We are happy to provide a quote to suit you with no pressure.
To make the most of your new building, it’s a good idea to have it lined and insulated
to get the most use out of you all year round. Doing so will keep the building cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It’s possible to do this yourself if you feel confident. However, there is an option to do this for you on all the Platinum buildings
. It can be seen as a luxury, but you will be glad you did on those hot summer days or cold winter days. Just contact us, and we will arrange a free quote for you.
We provide a protective treatment on all our buildings but why not consider one painted with Sadolin (Diamond Buildings) or Valtti (Platinum Buildings) paints. Both are available in a range of colours so you find a colour to suit you. You can find more details about painted summerhouse here
. Or, just contact us, and we will arrange a free quote for you.
Sadolin 'Blue Grey' Wood Stain
Sadolin 'Hidcote Green' Stain
Sadolin 'Polynedia White' Paint
Sadolin 'White' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Oak' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Jet Black' Stain
Tikkurila 'Carolina Blue' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Kesto Plus' Clear Lacquer
Before deciding on a new 10×7 summer building for your garden, you should always do your homework (sorry!) as it’s very easy to be taken in with a flashy website leaflet or colour brochure. Try to find time and make a trip down to our showroom where you can examples on view. By doing so, you will then be able to decide what you may be buying. We have a large collection of wooden buildings that you are welcome to view. We will be delighted to show you the different buildings and answer any queries you may have. We can provide quotations as well. Another thing to do is to take a look at the feedback from previous customers
which can be enlightening.
All of our 1st Choice summerhouses can be made in sizes to your exact requirements. Just let us know what you would like and we will quote for you. Don’t settle for second best. You know it makes sense. These sun rooms can be made with internal partitions if you choose with extra doors creating several different areas. One for leisure, one for storage, one for the children. The choice is yours.
All of our Diamond and Platinum Buildings are available with an extra room to suit you. Whether it’s at the back, the side or accessed from the front, we can make a summerhouse shed combo
for you. Don’t compromise on what you would like to meet your requirements. Contact us NOW
and chat through your needs or visit us and see examples for your self.
A 10×7 summer building is a worthwhile addition to any garden and will actually help to improve your garden. This is because of the many uses for which they can be used for and not just for storage and relaxing although that is some of their main uses.
The garden is an important part of our life and it’s important that we try to make the most of it and to be as eco-friendly as possible. By its very nature gardens tend to be eco-friendly any way as seeds planted use the natural goodness of the garden to grow, either into beautiful flowers or delicious vegetables. Just a little bit of tending and the results are there.
However there are many aspects of the modern garden which can be seen to be not so eco-friendly. These include the use of chemicals on the ground, which can help the products grow but can affect in the long term – the garden. A water sprinkler, which on one hand, sound like a good idea can waste a great of this precious commodity.
Dragging the petrol lawnmower out of your 10×7 summerhouse, or whatever size your garden building is, is another activity which is not eco-friendly as the amount of CO2 created is massive, even in the smallest garden. Probably time to put the lawnmower back in the shed and invest in an electric mower which is better. Or even better is the old fashioned ‘push and pull’ lawn mowers operated by human power. I don’t think so – that is a step too far, or am I getting old?
Using peat in the garden also is not good as it can release a massive amount of CO2 into the atmosphere. Besides the use in the garden this activity is helping to destroy the natural habitat from where it comes so use with care. The usage of paving over the garden is also not very eco-friendly either but I can understand why people do it with the lack of parking spaces. By covering all the garden it stops the water draining away and makes potential flooding more likely. There is also the carbon footprint created when making the slabs.
So the key is where ever possible try not to use chemicals in the gardens, reduce the use of peat and this can be done by use of a compost bin behind your summerhouse or shed and try not to leave a sprinkler running day and night. Usage of natural materials in the garden is good and where possible try to recycle as much as possible.
I followed this path when I needed a shed just after I got married and did not have any money. My brain wave at the time was to make a 10ft x 7ft garden building out of old wooden floorboards from a demolition site. I also bought reclaimed floor joists, which they cut into 2×2 timbers for the framework. Over a couple of weekends it took shape and whilst it was not very nice to look at it served its purpose admirably for many years. I even took my garden shed creation with me when I moved into our first owned maisonette.
A similar path was taken by a recycling enthusiast, Tim Massey, from Knutsford, who built a eco-friendly garden shed -from recycled materials. He got the idea for building it after helping his friend build a log cabin and his efforts earned him a nomination for a national prize. His garden building which was 10×7 in size, was also made from reclaimed timber and broken glass and was a nominee in the Shed of the Year award. This shed contest normally takes place in the early part of July and is hotly contested with ‘sheddies’ competing for the title
Mr Massey’s creation took him over 9 months to build with one of the biggest problem was finding the required materials. However, he said that it’s a great building where he can relax with some friends and enjoy a few drinks after work. He even spent many hours playing cards one night so he can be quite proud of his 10×7 eco-friendly insulated summer house cum shed.
Take a look at our 10ft x 7ft Diamond summer buildings as well as the 10ft x 7ft Platinum summer rooms.