By utilising your garden and with the addition of this Medstead potting shed you will be able to enjoy delicious fresh produce at your table allowing you to enjoy a little of the ‘Good Life’. However, before taking the plunge you need to do a little homework to ensure you won’t be disappointed. It’s natural to be attracted to cheap prices but there is always a reason an item is cheap. And this mainly stems from the quality of materials used and the care taken in construction. Often using cheap potentially dangerous glass, cheap inferior whitewood and OSB floor and roofs. By buying ‘cheap’ you can often end up regretting it afterwards.
This modern Medstead Potting Shed is based on the Platinum Supreme workshops following the same principles. The attention to detail is key to these buildings from the quality of timber used, the brass hinges & 5 lever mortice lock on the stable door, the high-grade polyester roofing felt as well as the quality of construction. This includes diagonal bracing in the corners and the screwed joints throughout. A super bench and opening window are also standard. Add in the pressure treating of the floor, cladding and framing and you have a potting shed which is going to last and will be the very best for your garden.
You can choose from thick 15mm (finished thickness) shiplap or 19mm (finished thickness) loglap redwood T&G cladding for your SunStore potting shed. 19mm (15mm finish) timber is used on the extra strong floor and the roof is 16mm (12mm finish) roof covered with a heavy-duty polyester felt. There is an option to upgrade to Onduline if you wish. Solid long lasting redwood timber is standard and not the cheap inferior whitewood commonly used on most potting sheds. The timber used for the cladding, framing and floor is also pressure treated with a design life of 15 years against rot.
Crucially on a building with a large expanse of glass toughened glass is used as standard and provides great safety in the garden. A prime consideration if children are playing in there. The more commonly used horticultural glass is potentially very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Some suppliers use plastic or perspex but this scratches and is noisy when it’s windy. Add in the screwed diagonal bracing and the attention to detail is obvious.
As in all businesses there are ‘bad apples’ so you need to be a little careful before shelling out your hard earned money. However, there is far more ‘good apples’ available to choose from. So how do you choose? A good indicator is how long they have been trading and what customer feedback they have received during that time. This can help you decide.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings, which is a family business, has been trading since 1979, even before Maggie Thatcher, and have sold many, many 1000’s of garden buildings. We are also the 1st company to sell garden buildings on the internet since 1996 (before Google) so are not stuck in the past. You can also see feedback from some of our customers on this independent feedback Site. By taking a look at sites like this you can get a good idea about the business you may be dealing with. We hope as a family business you might choose us.
T&G Timber – Pressure Treated – Toughened Glass