The Diamond Solar Potting Shed is a great addition for your garden and can be used for growing produce for using in your home. It can also be used for planting seeds so that you can give those plants an early start when you plant them out in your garden.
With its pent (mono-pitch or flat roof) there should be a style which appeals to you. Take a look at one at the 1st Choice Garden Shed display area near Guildford and make your own mind up.
The humble garden shed is a vital extra for most homes as it provides extra storage outside your home but close enough to access whenever you want. The extra shed these garden sheds bring enables you to utilise your internal space inside your home for more leisurely pursuits – always a bonus in our modern homes where space is at a premium. Always try to buy the largest garden shed you can afford to ensure the greatest amount of flexibility for storage and for working in. This enables all your clutter to be stored away ‘just in case’.
There is also a worry when buying a garden building as to whether you will make the right choice. You will find that they come in a wide variety of price ranges and sizes so how do you choose. It might seem that the cheapest shed you can buy will be the best option but like many things in life, it’s not that simple.
Just the difference in the quality of wood can make a large difference to how long your new shed will last – so tread carefully. 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 Garden Sheds feedback on the independent feedback site which should give you a good idea about them and their products which are all made from sustainable timber sources.
You may find that some garden sheds are cheaper than others and there is a reason for this – and this comes down to the quality of materials used. These Diamond buildings are made from the slow-growing redwood deal rather than the cheap fast growing and less resilient white wood used on most ‘cheap’ sheds. This costs a little more but is worth every penny.
Always insist on proper T&G timber as this will ensure the best resistance to our British weather and protecting your valuable. The thickness of the framing is also important as some cheap garden sheds will have framework not much larger than 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) -crazy!! Ideally, look for 2in x 2in (nominal size) vertical framing for the strongest shed.
Again to try to make a cheap shed many companies use materials such as chipboard, OSB board, wafer board or Sterling board. All of these are totally unsuitable for use on a garden shed meant to last. As soon as these boards get wet they will start to disintegrate and this puts your valuables at risk – don’t take this chance.
You also need to look out for some cheap garden shed companies describing their floors and roof as being made from ‘sheet materials. This is meant to hide the facts that they are using chipboard type materials and could be seen as underhand. Caber board is an exception to this as this is designed specifically for wet environments such as a kitchen or bathroom in a brand new house. This is standard on the Barnham Heavy Duty Workshops and on all garden sheds 8ft x 8ft and over. Great choice.
Garden sheds by their very nature are heavy – well certainly well-made quality ones – so it can be hard work to build them. All the Diamond garden potting sheds include free assembly to make life easier for you. This also ensures it has been built correctly and that the building won’t have any problems such as leaking.
The cheap garden shed companies often claim it’s a doddle to build a garden shed and this is often because they don’t offer a garden shed assembly service or by doing so make their garden sheds a lot more expensive. Why take the chance – let someone else take the strain and you put your feet up. You back will thank you for it.
You will find that many internet companies selling garden sheds don’t have a display site where you can view and examine their sheds before buying. You are expected to buy from a flashy web site or sometimes from a colour leaflet – not really ideal – and you are in their hands until after your new garden shed appears in your garden. Hopefully, it will meet your expectations but you can never be sure.
1st Choice has a garden shed display area at Farnham and Guildford in Surrey where are over 100 buildings of all shapes and sizes to see. This allows you to see examples of garden sheds giving you a much better idea of the likely quality. And, even if you are unable to visit, the fact there is a garden shed display area means that the company in question has the confidence for the public to view beforehand. Peace of mind as standard – what a nice option.
- Priced From £754 Including Free Fitting
- Sizes from 6×4 up to 16×12 in Pent Style
- Redwood timber (not cheap whitewood)
- Free Spirit Based Dipped Treatment
- 72in High Stable Door with Handle & Lock
- Premium Dipped Treatment
- FREE Assembly of Potting Sheds.
- Coach screws construction for Strength
- FREE TOUGHENED Glass (NOT cheap plastic)
- 47 x 47mm Heavy Vertical framing
- 1.83m (72in) Min Internal Lower Eaves Height
- Inclusive Shed Opening Window & Timber Staging
- All Fixings are rust resistant.
- Pent Roof Potting Shed Styles
- Timber Bases Built
- Potting Sheds Made in the UK since 1982
- On Display For You to View
- Prices for following sizes are usually online. If not please ask. Also, other sizes by request.
6×4 | 6×5 | 6×6 | 7×4 | 7×5 | 7×6 | 7×7 | 8×4 | 8×5 | 8×6 | 8×7 | 8×8 | 9×4 | 9×5 | 9×6 | 9×7 | 9×8 | 9×9 | 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
|Sizes:||All Portslade apex solar potting sheds available in sizes from 6 x 4 up to a massive 16 x 12 in Apex and 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:||Portslade Pent models with solid roofs – no OSB used.|
|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.|
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.|
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:||Stable Doors Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Shed doors normally hinged towards the low side of the shed. Size: 1.83m x 76cm (6ft 0in x 2ft 6in) on all models. (Clearance through door is 1.78m (5ft 10in). Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. BEWARE of doors with NO bracing.|
|Staging:||Timber staging is included as standard underneath the front windows.|
|Windows:||Windows on front high side and both ends. Included are either one opening shed window or two on garden buildings 9′ and over. 3mm clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. NOT cheap horticultural, plastic, or scratchable perspex. Option for 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.|
|Height Pent:||Lower Side Internal height 1.83m (6ft) eaves on all buildings. Taller Internal height is 2.06m (6ft 9in) on all buildings. EXTERNAL height is 2.27m (7ft 5in). Extra height available in 90mm (3½”) increments.|
|Treatment:||All garden solar buildings and potting sheds 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.|
|Assembly:||All our garden sheds and timber buildings are fitted 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. This garden sheds is secured using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move. Please ensure you allow at least 150mm (6 in) all around your shed for assembly.|
|Delivery:||There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but they can be delivered in most of southern and central England, outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.|
|Optional Extras:||Extra height, 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.|
Inc. Stable Doors & Bench
Half Glass Roof Option
ALL London Congestion Charges Areas £50 Surcharge
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 14-16 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.