Platinum Alresford Potting Sheds for Your Garden
It’s always good to make use of your garden and you can’t beat the beautiful taste of fresh produce from YOUR garden so a potting shed is a good investment.
However, you need to be a little careful in your choice to ensure you won’t be disappointed as there are many ‘cheap’ sheds available there for you to choose from.
Don’t Buy On Price Alone
Choice of Claddings and Extra Thick Floor as Standard
One half of the roof is 16mm (12mm finish) roof covered with Onduline and the other half is covered with corrugated PVC roof panels supported on roof purlins to allow light to flood in. There is an option for clear toughened glass if you choose. The timber itself is solid long lasting redwood timber, not the cheaper inferior whitewood used on most potting buildings, and the walls, framing and floor are fully pressure treated with 15 years design life against rotting.Vitally important on a building like this is toughened glass for safety and this is standard. Unlike many of our competitors who use cheap horticultural glass, which is highly dangerous if it breaks, or cheap plastic which flexes and is noisy in the wind. Toughened glass is the correct choice where you have young children in the garden playing. Further enhancing the qualities is the screwed framework. Again attention to detail.
Possibility of Bespoke Buildings To Suit You
Viewing of Platinum Solar Garden Buildings
It’s always a good idea, where ever possible, to view beforehand. We do have solar potting sheds on display as well as several of the Platinum Garden Workshops on view. By taking a look at these you will be able to see the high attention to detail which goes into the Platinum range of building, hopefully, giving you a good opinion of what you are likely to get.
They are situated near Guildford and Farnham and has a largish display. By taking a look, at least at similar buildings from the manufacturer, you can get a feel for the quality which you can never get from a brochure or computer screen. As far as other web sites are concerned which don’t offer an opportunity to view the question to ask yourself is WHY??
These Sheds are Assembled FREE of Charge as Standard
In addition to the great features we will assemble them in your garden onto your solid, level prepared base at no charge. This will save you a lot of hard work and time. You can also be sure that they have been assembled correctly which is crucial of these type of buildings. That has to be good for you.
Many suppliers say it’s easy to build (mainly because they don’t offer that option) but don’t take the risk. It’s easy to be wise after the event and you don’t want problems afterwards do you? If it has been erected correctly then it will withstand all that ‘Mother Nature’ throws at it. However, if you really want to erect it yourself then we can offer a discount off our list prices.
Peace of Mind From a Reputable Manufacturer
There are many ‘dodgy’ companies out there trying to rip off unwary people so it best to be a little careful. There are, of course, more good than bad in this business so how can you tell. The length of time in business and customers feedback is always a good indicator.
At 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, a family firm, we have been involved in the garden buildings business since 1979 (and before Maggie Thatcher).We have always try to progress as well and in 1996 (before Google) were the 1st garden building company to sell on the Internet. So we are not stuck in the ‘dark ages’. You can also see customer feedback on this independent feedback site. By taking a look at customers feedback you can get a good feel for what we are like as a family business. Hopefully you will make THAT decision.
- Opening Window On Both Ends Included for Ventilation
- Sizes from 7×5 to 12×8 To Suit Yous
- T&G Timber with 15 Years Design Life
- T&G Redwood Timber (not inferior whitewood)
- Internal Workbench Included FREE
- Heavy Duty 15mm Sturdy T&G Floor & Cladding
- These Buildings Include FREE Assembly
- Solid Tanalised T&G Walls & Floor
- 44mm Thick Stable Doors
- Toughened Glass- NOT Cheap Plastic
- Brass Butt Hinges & 5 Lever Lock
- Lower Eaves Height is 1.81m (Internally)
- Bespoke Options. Please Ask
- Utilises 38mm Galvanised Nails For Strength
- Platinum Buildings on Display for Viewing
- Screwed Together from Inside
- Timber Subframes Built
- Prices for following sizes are usually online. If not please ask. Also, other sizes by request.
7×5 | 5×7 | 8×6 | 6×8 | 10×6 | 6×10 | 12×6 | 6×12 | 9×7 | 7×9 | 8×8 | 10×8 | 8×10 | 12×8 | 8×12
|Sizes:||Solar Apex sheds available in sizes from 6 x 4 up to 12 x 8 as standard in traditional potting shed style. Longer lengths available.|
|Cladding:||Available in two thickness of claddings – 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 22mm (20mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not the cheaper whitewood). Tanalised timber for long life. Screwed construction.|
|Vertical Framing:||44 x 34mm (2″ x 1½” nominal) planed and rounded timber as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when erected.|
|Roofs:||Half of the roof is 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber and covered with Onduline. The other half is corrugated PVC panels or optional toughened glass. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB, sterling board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for outdoor use and which you would find on cheap buildings. Option for Onduline roof.|
|Floors:||Extra thick 19mm (15mm finished thickness) T&G boards. Pressure treated 44 x 34mm (2×1½ nominal) pressure impregnated floor joists for long life. NO chipboard, plywood, OSB or sterling board as these are unsuitable for outdoor use.|
|Doors:||Stable Doors, 44mm thick, and fully braced. Shed doors normally hinged towards the low side of the shed. Size: 5′ 10″ x 2′ 6″ wide. Supplied with a five lever mortice lock and brass hinges. Beware of doors with NO bracing.|
|Staging:||Solid Timber bench-staging is included as standard underneath the front windows.|
|Windows:||Windows on both ends and on front of building. Included as standard is at least two opening shed window. Clear TOUGHENED glass bedded in clear silicone. NOT cheap horticultural, plastic, or scratchable perspex.|
|Corner Strips:||‘Wrap Around’ corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber for a smarter finish.|
|Height (Std):||Lower wall height is 195cm (6′ 5″) eaves on all Alresford potting buildings. Higher wall height is under 2.5m. Extra height available if required. (Internal heights quoted NOT external which most firms quote)|
|Treatment:||Tanalised pressure treatment for long life is used as standard on the workshops walls, framing and floors. 15 years design life against rotting. Although the timber is protected against rotting it’s important that you apply a coat of waterproof treatment within 3 months of delivery to ensure the fullest life for your new building.|
|Fittings:||These are all rust resistant or galvanised to ensure long lasting good appearance to your garden shed. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality building.|
|Assembly:||All our traditional potting garden sheds are fitted FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete, paving slab base, timber decked area or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber raft for you. They are secured using screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move.|
|Delivery:||Delivery is FREE to most of England (mainland). Outside of this free delivery area it is often possible to deliver and erect for a small surcharge.|
|Sizes:||Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger – don’t be fooled.|