Platinum Alton Solar 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. It’s often easy to choose on price but this can be a false economy.
Don’t Buy On Price Alone
A cheap model will be made from cheaper, often unsuitable, materials and is likely to have horticultural glass or plastic for the windows. These Platinum buildings are made to last and to make you feel proud of them. Based on the same principles of the ‘high end’ Southampton workshops they are built to last. The attention to detail is staggering and include brass hinges and a five lever mortice lock on the stable door, supplied as standard.
There is diagonal bracing in all corners and the building is screwed together. There is a really great bench for working on and an opening window on each end for ventilation. The cladding, floor and framing are fully pressure treated for long life and is all timber, NO OSB board or ‘sheet’ materials on these buildings. All of these features ensure the very best for your garden.
Choice of Claddings and Extra Thick Floor as Standard
You can choose from thick 15mm (finished thickness) shiplap or 19mm (finished thickness) loglap redwood T&G cladding for your shed. The floor is solidly constructed from 19mm (15mm finish) timber. The roof is protected with a heavy duty green mineral polyester-based roofing felt atop 16mm (12mm finished) T&G match boarding.The roof incorporates a unique soffit venting system which ensures good airflow within the roof space. If desired we can fit Onduline roof sheets in black or green for extended life.The timber itself is solid long lasting redwood timber, not the cheaper inferior whitewood used on most 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 Potting Rooms To Suit You
Viewing of Platinum Solar Sheds
It’s always a good idea, where ever possible, to view your potential shed beforehand. We do have solar sheds on display as well as several of the Platinum 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 Solar Potting Buildings are Assembled FREE * of Charge as Standard
Peace of Mind From a Reputable Manufacturer
- Opening Window Included for Ventilation
- Sizes from 7×5 to 12×8
- 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
- FREE Fitting (Green Delivery Areas)
- 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 Sheds 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 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:||A heavy duty green mineral polyester-based roofing felt atop-thin 16mm (12mm finished) T&G match boarding with roof purlins supported as necessary on sturdy roof beams. The roof incorporates a unique soffit venting system which ensures good airflow within the roof space. If desired we can fit Onduline roof sheets in black or green for extended life.|
|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 on these traditional garden sheds and for a smarter finish.|
|Height (Std):||Lower wall height is 195cm (6′ 5″) eaves on all Alton 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 workshop. 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 in our green delivery areas, 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. Buildings 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 solar manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger – don’t be fooled.|