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’.
The sheer number of garden shed companies is amazing – all offering different prices and specifications. So how do you choose? It’s often an easy route to go for the cheapest but this is often made from ‘cheap’ materials which won’t last. This means you need to ask lots of questions before deciding to ensure you get the right garden shed for you.
You need to ask questions such as how thick is the timber, what grade of timber is used, is sheet material – such as chipboard or OSB board, used, is the shed erected free etc. Take a look on this page for advice on what to look out for – you won’t regret it. And you will nearly always find that the cheap shed is not the best value.
There is also a worry when buying a garden shed as to whether you will make the right choice. You will find that garden sheds 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 Woodgate transverse apex garden sheds 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 a 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 seem 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 Woodgate transverse apex garden shed 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 who will sell you a new wooden garden shed but 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 expectation but you can never be sure.
1st Choice has garden building display areas between Woking, Guildford and Farnham in Surrey where are over 100 buildings of all shapes and sizes to see. This allows you to see examples of your proposed wooden garden shed giving you a much better idea of the likely quality. And, even if you are unable to visit, the fact there is a 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 £562 Including Free Fitting
- 4ft x 4ft to 28ft x 14ft ANY Size Made
- Redwood timber (not cheap whitewood)
- AMAZING 72in High Heavy Duty Door
- Georgian Windows & Optional Georgian Shed Door
- Heavy Garden Sheds Door with handle & key
- FREE Dipped Treatment or Painted Option
- Sheds Available with Plain Glass Windows
- Made to YOUR Bespoke Shed Design
- FREE Assembly of Wooden Buildings
- All Garden Shed Cladding Treated
- 47 x 47mm (2x2in) Heavy Duty Vertical framing
- FREE Toughened Glass (not cheap plastic)
- 1.83m (72in) Min Internal Lower Eaves Height
- Sheds Coach Screwed Together for Strength.
- Made by UK Craftsmen since 1982
- Timber Bases Built
- On 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 Georgian Woodgate garden sheds available in any size from 4 x 4 up to a massive 28 x 14 in Transverse Apex style.|
|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:||Door (s) normally in the middle of the Apex panel with windows either side, however, others designs available to suit your needs, please ask. Click to see available styles.|
|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.|
|Windows:||Toughened glass bedded in clear silicone. Not cheap horticultural, plastic or perspex. Georgian joinery windows as standard. Windows do not open as standard but there is an option for windows to open as well as for laminated – wired glass or plain glass windows.|
|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.|
|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 wide. Internal ridge height is 2.135m (7ft 0in) on 9ft wide apex buildings. Internal ridge height is 2.185m (7ft 2in) on 10ft wide 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.|
|Installation:||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 pent sheds 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, georgian 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.|
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.