After starting up after the frustration of being unable to buy a building to suit him he found that the actual cost of his shed was a little more than buying a shed of a similar size from a manufacturer but he ended up with a shed to suit his requirements. After more home work and discussions with timber yards he found that if he could buy timber in larger volumes it would be possible to build buildings at a much better price.
So after discussions with his wife, who was very supportive, ordered a lorry load of timber and placed ads in the local papers. A barn was rented for making the sheds and when the word got around that customers could have a shed made in any size and with doors and windows to suit orders flow in and a successful garden building business was born. Who would believe that supplying a customer with something THEY wanted and in a size to suit them? Amazing! But isn’t that how it should be?
Since then the number of ‘one off’ sheds built must run into tens of thousands and probably close to one hundred thousand. All customers receiving a garden building which fits into their garden perfectly. Besides that the attention to detail in respect of the materials used and the quality of the finished product has improved.
Long gone from those very early days of using chipboard, OSB (oriental strand board) wafer board etc., all of which had been promised to be great for garden buildings. Experience showed that these materials would disintegrate as soon as they got wet and the decision to only use PROPER solid T&G timber was taken and they have not looked back.
Looking at today’s log cabin companies who offer just a few sizes and in a few styles. Companies which use chipboard and OSB boards on their floors and roofs which, and they must know, won’t last. I’m staggered that they don’t realise this is the 21st century and offer what the customer wants.