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 6×6 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.
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 6×6 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 6×6 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 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 6×6 summer house or shed 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.
Spring is probably one of the best seasons of the year and the milder weather entices gardeners out into the garden after the long winter, although winters of late have tended to be a lot warmer than 20 or 30 years ago.Even so now is the time to take a look in your garden shed or 6×6 summer house and make plans for the new season. The lawnmower is likely to be needed very soon. I actually cut my lawn 3 weeks ago after the hot weekend. It was not apparent at the time that the grass was very long but after cutting the grass it really showed the difference. Thankfully when I put the lawnmower away before the winter I had cleaned it with the garden hose and sprayed WD40 on it before putting in my 6×6 summerhouse and this meant I was able to get cutting straight away.The vegetables in the garden is another area to consider. If you have the space you can plant out a large range of different vegetables. If you can plant these out over several weeks this ensure that you have a continuous supply of delicious fresh produce. Not only is this healthy, the exercise will help your general fitness and you will be able to save money as well. So a win-win on many fronts. If you have a surplus of vegetables later in the year you can store these in the garden shed. Just ensure that the building does not have any holes where mice can get in. Cover the potatoes and other root vegetable to keep the light off them and ideally of the ground.
Tomatoes and strawberries are probably some of the most tasty produce you can grow and strawberries straight from the garden can’t be beaten. They can be grown in pots in the garden or in garden grow bags. Just ensure that they have plenty of water and put in the garden where the sun shines most of the day. In front of the summerhouse can be ideal as this radiates the sun’s warmth and can keep the winds off.
This view is backed up by the gardening expert, Dan Pearson, who also says this is the time of year to dig out the trowel from your shed and to get on with your gardening duties. He provides several tips to get the gardening season under way and this will help to ensure that your experience in the garden in an enjoyable and rewarding one.
He says that planting now that Spring is here should be undertaken as soon as possible, although you need to be careful with any spring frosts. Bare root and root balled planting should also be undertaken very soon but maybe a few more weeks later in the more exposed areas will be prudent. You could consider utilising your summer building to give some shelter in these early weeks.
Planting in containers is another clever idea. Being in containers these can be moved and sheltered in the garden summerhouse, even if it’s only 6ft x 6ft, if the temperature looks like dropping. By ensuring the containers are out in the warm sun as much as possible this will give them the best start to their lives. Just ensure you keep an eye on the weather and move to the shed when it threatens.
The other side to the warmer weather is that it does bring out the garden pests as well. They enjoy the warmth as much as your new garden plants will do so you need to watch out for them to stop them in their tracks. You will find that beetles will hatch out on these sunny days so you need to keep on top of these pests on an ongoing basis. In most summer houses you will find a range of treatments to help stop them in their tracks but do ensure that it is kept locked to ensure that children can’t gain access to these treatments.
Gardeners who don’t keep treatments in their out buildings and prefer to take a more natural organic gardening approach can pick these beetles off every day although most gardeners prefer to take the easier route and to spray them. Besides the above there is a massive amount of gardening tasks to get on with and with the warmer weather can actually be therapeutic.
Take a look at our 6ft x 6ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the 6ft x 6ft Platinum summer rooms.