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 7×5 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 7×5 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 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.
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 7×5 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.
It’s that time of the year where the winter is behind us and the good old summerhouse (which a popular size is 7×5) starts to take a new look. Instead of your summer building being something down your garden where you have stored (dumped?) your garden tools, the barbecue and garden tables and chairs and did not bother visiting during the dark nights now you see it in a new light. As the clocks go forward the whole atmosphere of the garden changes and the lighter evenings mean you can start to use your garden building again.
Or are you one of the dedicated gardeners who use your summer house all the way through the winter, toiling away and ensuring that come Spring you have a head start on most other gardeners? If so – good for you. Even though I’ve been in the garden shed business for over 40 years I do tend to forget my buildings during the winter times preferring to be indoors. However, I do make an effort before the winter and ensure that my garden tools and the lawnmower are put away in a semi-decent state so when I come to use then I can more or less get on straight away.
Some summer houses tend to be used more than others during the winter with an instance where it has been insulated. This helps to keep the chill out of the building and stays more hospitable, also, if there is electric going to it then a little electric fan heater is the order of the day to keep it a little warmer.
But whether you close your summerhouse up and forget it for the winter or use it all year round the general advice is to check through your garden tools at this time of year. This is essential before hitting the outdoors now that Spring is here. The warmer weather is encouraging gardeners, homeowners and garden shed owners to shake off the winter blues and get gardening however it’s best to take a steady approach to the start of the season.
The advice is before hitting the outdoors is to go through the garage or garden building and go through all your garden tools which you will need for the lawn and garden. Ask the question – is everything in working order and serviceable and ready to be used again? Check over your hand tools to ensure that none of these valuable garden tools has corroded or come loose from their handles. Take the time to get your garden shovels, spades, garden edgers and pruning shears sharpened and you find this will make life so much simpler.
You may need to refill your gas and oil for the power tools and the lawn mower may need sharpening before you venture into the garden, however, you may find a waiting list to getting your lawn mower sharpened as many people leave it late to do this. Also about this time of year, it’s a good idea to make a start of the new season’s vegetables and by pre-warming the ground this will help them make a head start.
Take a look at our 7ft x 5ft Diamond summer buildings as well as the 7ft x 5ft Platinum summer rooms.