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 14×12 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.
Designing a Garden Almost everybody is aware that landscape gardening consists of growing plants and perhaps making a pathway. However, what no one realizes that it is a kind of designer art. In fact, landscape gardening is the fashioning of the garden area and the back yard in ways that beautifully complement the house as well as your distinctive style. It is a well-crafted work of art, which begets a sense of awe when one gazes at it.
As one looks intently at a Rembrandt, looking over a completed and a well-planned landscape gardening project too, which nearly always includes a summer house, is eloquent and heartwarming. Your body, mind, and soul revel in it.
Inspired by Intention
Careful planning is a key factor in any strategic project. For instance, a painter should establish as to why he is sketching the picture, since the intention inspires the way of thinking. Similarly, landscape gardening necessitates the same foresight. The practicality of the project should be well thought-out when landscape gardening. Landscape designing for private reasons would generate a noticeably distinct plan than a plan devised for just admiring the splendor.
The main intention of the project needs to be established and planning takes place around this intention. In the first instance, the question regarding the intention of the project – whether for official or private reasons – has to be laid down. Is the key intention chiefly for beholding it, as a leisure pursuit with the family and that is when a summer building will be key, to enhance the appearance of the home or to bestow shade? The answers to these queries will greatly influence and inspire the planning of a landscape gardening project.
Fixing on the right style to be displayed in a plan for landscape gardening is the most important factor. There is a multitude of options. The styles used in landscape gardening embrace various kinds of personality, dwelling place, the local area or business. These are the elementary styles that should primarily be taken into account. The end result may be a blend of the different styles.
1. Customary and systematic silhouettes and models, like straight pathway and square garden plots, distinguish a formal garden setting.
2. A casual style is typified by circular flowerbeds, winding pathways and an assortment of flowers and plants not in fact, characteristic of a conventional garden.
3. An English garden has a very formal appearance and has some distinct features like elevated flowerbeds and the prospects of particular plants like roses. This style of landscaping gardening revolves around the kind of face-lift you wish to give the dwelling place or other structures on the grounds. A sun room is an ideal addition to this style.
4. The Oriental garden too is quite formal and proper, but in a totally dissimilar manner. It contains flowers and plants commonly spotted in countries like Japan. It has an arrangement of plain lines and a severe form, but conveys a loveliness that is unusual to its origins.
5. The Woodland garden adopts a natural style and subtly blends into the background. Usually, this kind of a garden contains flowers and plants that are native to the region where a landscape project is to be executed.
The term â€˜Feng Shuiâ€™ refers to the positioning and laying out of objects in order to draw and augment the life giving energy. Landscape gardening in fact is a method of Feng Shui. By recognising the intention of a project on landscape gardening and then by tallying the style with the intention, Feng Shui comes into being. The outcome is a lovely panorama that you can gaze upon and which invigorates, calms, or enlivens you, based on the ambiance you have created.
Take a look at our 14ft x 12ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the 14X12 Platinum summer rooms.