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 9×9 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 9×9 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.
An allotment was created from a formerly derelict piece of land by a group of guerilla gardeners, however, they were evicted, along with their 9×7 summer house cum garden sheds, when the owners became aware of their actions it was reported by the Scotsman, the long running Scottish Daily paper.
Adjacent to the railway line running from Edinburgh’s Morningside district the plot of land in question, was cleared of accumulated rubbish and vegetables were cultivated making use of this unused land. It was only when they came to harvest their crop, tended to over many months, that they found the access to the land was prevented by padlocks on the gates which had been fitted by the owners of the land, Network Rail. Network Rail then gave them 10 days to remove plants and tools, which I would assume were stored in garden building on the site.
Network Rail did offer to rent them the land, but the gardeners guerilla’s group refused to pay the rent as it was 10 times what they would expect to pay at a council allotment. They did not say whether they entered into negotiations with Network Rail about a more reasonable rent.
A biologist from Edinburgh University, Professor Richard Carter, who was involved with the gardening group relayed to the Scotsman that they had cleared the land which included a great deal of rubbish removal, including dangerous material, and had planted seeds on it and maintained it. The land had been restored to far better use than before. It was obviously a far better looking garden site to look at as well.
Guerilla gardeners essentially gardening on other persons land without their permission. This can be anyone who creeps overs their own boundary into next doors or, after seeing land not being used and then decide to use this for their own purposes or for environmental issues. I don’t know whether they have these issues in elsewhere but it might be worth keeping at eye on this. There have even been cases where they have built garden buildings. such as sheds or summerhouses, on the land – cheeky ‘so and so’s
People can vary from the very keen gardener right through to persons trying to gain financial benefit by claiming the land. Because if the land is abandoned or neglected by the owner in law then these guerilla gardeners can take it over by effectively squatting on the land for a number of years undisturbed. They believe that reclaiming land which they perceive is being neglected or misused is their right and their duty. By using these gardens for growing is a good use of this land.
Many of these guerilla gardeners encroach on to these lands secretively at night where they would sow some seeds to establish a new vegetable plot. They feel this proactive action is right and proper. However, if they feel so strong and are right then why do they do this in secret. If you ARE right you would do this openly.
Quite recently the local government had released the think tank report calling for the government to create more 9×7 allotments as well as community gardens on over 3,500 hectare on unused ‘brown field’ land by the carrot of tax breaks to the legal land owners.
Do you have any guerilla gardeners in your area? Do you think it is right what they do? Do you think the government should take action to ensure all land is used? Are there ‘brown field’ sites in your area?
Take a look at our 9ft x 9ft Diamond summer buildings as well as the 9ft x 9ft Platinum summer rooms.