The Diamond Chichester Classic apex sheds will enhance your home and garden and free up space inside your house for everyday living. By storing all your ‘bits and pieces’ in the garden shed they can be protected from our British weather. This also allows extra room inside allowing you to enjoy your home to the fullest. You will find these Classic traditional garden buildings will look ‘the part’ in your garden and are available in ten different styles to suit your needs.
You will find there is no substitute for quality despite what some shed companies might try to tell you. There is only one way to build a garden shed and that is by using the ‘proper’ quality of timber and not to resort to using cheap materials which only makes a ‘cheap and nasty’ shed. All walls and roof should be made only by using proper T&G timber boards. The use of chipboard OSB board, Wafer board or Sterling board will only make a cheap shed. As soon as these materials get wet they will deteriorate fast. You may save a few pounds to start with but in just a few years you could be forking out for a new shed. Not such a good idea then. Always be aware of sneaky shed companies describing these roofs etc made from ‘sheet materials’. Nearly always you will find them using the cheap boards such as chipboard and OSB board. Don’t risk it.
With a large number of retailers selling garden sheds it can be easy to be overwhelmed. However, the most important thing is to do your homework to ensure you buy a wooden shed to suit your needs. With prices starting quite low it can be easy to be attracted to them but ALWAYS check out what you might be buying. Example questions include – how thick is the timber, how tall is the shed, do they use sheet material in the floors and roof – such as chipboard or OSB board (not good). Does the price include assembly and delivery and a host of other things? Take a look on this page for advice on what to look out for – you won’t regret it. You will often find that a cheap garden shed is just that and not the best value. And that is what you should go for.
There are many garden shed companies out there to choose from so how do you decide who to use. A good idea is to look at previous customers feedback and you can see 1st Choice customer feedback on the this independent site which should give you a good idea about them and their products which are all made from sustainable timber sources.
An important aspect of these Diamond garden sheds is that they use redwood deal timber, which is designed to last, as standard. Most cheaper sheds are made using the less resilient, ‘cheap’ whitewood which, to a certain degree will be OK, but a redwood deal will always be the better option. All wall and roof timber used is proper T&G to ensure the most stable finish to their buildings. The T&G boards also offer greater security over overlap timber sheds. Besides the quality of the materials used the impact on the environment is important and these Diamond apex and garden buildings are made to ensure the minimum impact on the environment.
When your new garden shed arrives it’s important that it’s erected correctly and the best way for this to happen is for the experts to do this for you. And that is one of the beauties of these Diamond buildings as they are erected free of charge. That’s right FREE. This ensures it’s built to last and you know the roofing felt is laid correctly to protect from the elements. You will find many garden sheds companies claiming it’s a doddle to erect your new shed. But this is mainly because they don’t offer a shed assembly service – never mind one that is free. So don’t take the risk and have your new garden shed built for you. Peace of mind as standard – now that’s good.
When spending money on a new garden shed it’s a good idea to view it where ever possible. This will ensure you can be sure what you will get. By buying from an ‘internet only’ company you are relying on either a flashy website or maybe a brochure if you are lucky. It’s only when your new garden store arrives do you know what you have ordered – and by then it’s too late. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings has a garden building display site, between Woking and Guildford in Surrey, where you can see up to 40 buildings or all shapes and sizes. This ensures you KNOW the quality before it turns up in your garden. Even if you don’t get to the site the fact that 1st Choice is proud to display their garden sheds must give you confidence in their products. Peace of mind as standard.
These Diamond Chichester Classic garden sheds have been made in the UK since 1982 by a forward-thinking, progressive company. They strive to meet the very highest standard of environmental requirements to ensure the best for our world. All timber comes from natural and sustainable sources to ensure the smallest effect on our modern world.
- Classic or Georgian Style at No Extra Charge
- Four different roof styles (Apex, Gable, V Shaped)
- Redwood timber (not cheaper whitewood)
- Special Sizes – Designs – No Problems
- AMAZING 72in High Heavy Duty Door
- FREE Dipped Treatment or Painted Option
- Superb Joinery Type Windows or Extras
- FREE Toughened Glass Windows Throughout
- FREE Assembly of Timber Sheds.
- Dipped Treated With Spirit Based Treatment
- 1.83m (72in) Min Internal Lower Eaves Height
- UK Made by Craftsmen since 1982
- Solid 47 x 47mm (2x2in) Vertical framing
- Garden Sheds are Coach screwed for Strength
- Wooden Sheds Bases Built
- Proud to display for you to view
- Prices for following sizes are usually online. If not please ask. Also, other sizes by request.
4×4 | 4×6 | 5×4 | 5×5 | 5×6 | 5×7 | 6×4 | 6×5 | 6×6 | 6×7 | 7×4 | 7×5 | 7×6 | 7×7 | 4×8 | 5×8 | 6×8 | 7×8 | 8×4 | 8×5 | 8×6 | 8×7 | 8×8 | 9×4 | 9×5 | 9×6 | 9×7 | 9×8 | 9×9 | 5×10 | 6×10 | 7×10 | 8×10 | 10×4 | 10×5 | 10×6 | 10×7 | 10×8 | 10×9 | 10×10 | 11×4 | 11×5 | 11×6 | 11×7 | 11×8 | 11×10 | 12×4 | 12×5 | 12×6 | 12×7 | 12×8 | 12×9 | 12×10 | 12×12 | 14×8 | 14×10 | 14×12 | 15×8 | 15×10 | 15×12 | 16×8 | 16×10 | 16×12 | 18×8 | 18×10 | 18×12 | 20×8 | 20×10 | 20×12 | 22×8 | 22×10 | 24×8 | 24×10 | 28×8 | 28×10
|Sizes:||All garden sheds available in any size from 4 x 4 up to a massive 28 x 14 in apex styles Click For Pent Styles|
|Cladding:||Available in two claddings – 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not the cheaper whitewood). Treated externally. Coach screwed construction.|
|Vertical Framing:||50 x 45mm (2″ x 2″ nominal) as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when erected (about 70 x 45mm)|
|Style:||Four standard apex models plus others designs available to suit your needs.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB, sterling board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.|
|Floors over 8′ x 7′:||Heavy duty ¾” v313 grade moisture resistant particular boarded floor set on 50 x 45mm (2×2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life.|
|Floors up to 8′ x 7′:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2×2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB or sterling board as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.|
|Doors:||Door is Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm) and are complete with proper handles and 3 lever mortice lock for extra security. Shed doors can be hinged left or right (if specified when ordering). Size: 1.83m x 76cm (6ft 0in x 2ft 6in) on all models. (Clearance through door is 1.78m (5ft 10in). BEWARE of doors with NO bracing, lock or handle.|
|Windows:||Toughened glass bedded in clear silicone. Not cheap horticultural, plastic or perspex. There will be at least one opening window as standard on Classic Apex Models. Option for opening window on Georgian Apex as well as laminated – wired glass.|
|Corner Strips:||‘Wrap Around’ corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.|
|Height Apex:||Lower Internal eaves height 1.83m (6ft) eaves on all buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.06m (6ft 9in) on all buildings up to 8ft. Internal ridge height is 2.135m (7ft 0in) on 9ft apex buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.185m (7ft 2in) on 10ft apex buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.31m (7ft 7in) on 12ft apex buildings. EXTERNAL height is 19cm (7½in) Taller. Extra height available in 90mm (3½”) increments.|
|Treatment:||All garden workshops and sectional buildings are DIPPED treated with a high quality spirit based timber preservative free of charge. (NOT washed out water based treatment)|
|Nails:||These are all rust resistant to ensure long lasting good appearance to your workshop. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality building.|
|Fitting:||All our garden sheds and timber buildings are assembled FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete or paving slab base or timber decked area, or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber raft for you. Please ensure you allow at least 150mm (6 in) all around your shed for assembly. This garden sheds is secured using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move.|
|Delivery:||There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but these apex garden workshops can be delivered in some areas, outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.|
|Alterations:||Any size garden shed or timber building made with extra doors, windows or partitions. If not sure please contact us for your personal quote|
|Optional Extras:||Lining and insulation. Double or wider doors, extra windows, Georgian windows, extra height, partitions, laminated – wired glass etc – please ask.|
|Sizes:||Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many garden shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger – don’t be fooled.|
Types and Styles of Garden Shed and Choosing the Right One
When buying a garden shed it’s important that you have a building which will suit you and your garden so rather than compromising we offer a very large range of styles which should suit all situations. However, if our standard styles of sheds don’t fit YOUR bill please let us know and we will endeavour to accommodate you. After all it is YOUR new shed so you should call the shots, so to speak. N.B. The number of windows varies according to the model size. Please call for exact number if crucial.
Georgian Sheds Have FIXED Windows With An Option For Openers
Classic Sheds INCLUDE At Least One Opening Window
Delivery Area Map
FREE Assembly INCLUDED
Green Areas - FREE Delivery
Yellow Areas – 10% Delivery Charge (Minimum Order Value £1200)
ALL London Congestion Charges Areas £50 Surcharge
ALL London Congestion Charges Areas £50 Surcharge
Red Areas - Sorry Unable to Deliver
Current Delivery Times:- This is variable depending on model but, due to unprecedented demand for this range and limits on raw materials following the lockdown, lead time is generally around 6-10 weeks on the Diamond range. Don’t be misled by other companies quoting 10 days delivery, 15 days delivery, 20 days delivery etc. When days are mentioned in deliveries they usually relate to ‘working days’. This means 10 days = two weeks, 15 days = three weeks and 20 days – four weeks not quite the same as you might have expected.