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 10×10 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.
We all like our gardens to look their best but mostly with the least amount of effort. This applies to most garden owners however there is a large group of people who really enjoy looking after their gardens. These people spend a great deal of time out there and tending to its every need, some have summerhouses at least 10×10 in size. I am not part of that group. I like an easy life so go out of my way to achieve this.
My wife likes to grow flowers in pots and is quite happy to sit out in the garden and to weed the plant pots before adding new plants which will flower throughout the summer time. During the summer she sits outside her 10×10 summer house where as in the winter she changes the pots around so that the winter flowers and plants are visible and this gives a little colour during the long winter time.
We have a large summerhouse in our garden, and I mean 10×10 in size, and the plant pots are situated along the front of this building. This gives the flowers and plants in the pots some shelter from the wind. The shed also provides a little radiated warmth from the shed walls which helps in the growth. In addition to that the light brown background of the shed provides a great backdrop to the colours of the flowers so help to compliment them.
If you don’t have a shed in your garden it is worth considering one as a shed, certainly a wooden one, will enhance most gardens. However, ensure you buy one to suit the size of your garden. If you have a large garden, maybe in a 1930’s house, there should be space for a large 10×10 summer house or shed which can be a feature of the garden. If you live in a modern house, with the more normal size small garden, then a slightly smaller shed will be the order of the day.
You will fine that modern garden sheds, from a decent summer buildings makers such as the range offered by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, can look quite nice in a rural or urban garden. Their range include ones which can have Georgian windows in them at no extra cost. Besides looking really good the windows are very strong and improve the appearance of the garden no end.
This advice is backed up by experts who state that the appearance of a wooden building is aesthetically pleasing due to the natural feel of timber and gives the feel that it is right for wood to be in the garden. This will help to finish off the appearance of the garden. It’s important to consider the location to ensure that it does not become over bearing in the garden.
They also advise that consideration of its location should include the location to water and electric supplies as this is often a prerequisite of the modern garden. There are different types of wood which can be used and this can impact on the overall appearance and the balance between the garden and the home.
The best way to see the different types and styles of buildings available is to visit an UK display site. Unfortunately most Internet building companies don’t give you an opportunity to view beforehand so you need to buy with your fingers crossed. You could, of course, visit a retailer with a comprehensive display site such as 1st Choice’s sites near Guildford and Woking. This will give you the opportunity to make a judgement as to what will suit you and your garden and there are normally buildings up to 10×10 and larger.
Take a look at our 10ft x 10ft Diamond and Platinum summerbuildings.