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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 6-10 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.
The Diamond ‘Shoreham’ narrow small shed makes use of that little amount of space, alongside the house making it one on the most useful lean to sheds available. By investing in this alley shed you can protect your valuable possessions and protect them from the weather and all in that unused space outside.
These ‘Shoreham’ narrow garden sheds are 3ft wide and are designed to fit in a 3ft 4in gap (because the roof is larger than the shed) so all you need is to measure the minimum gap for the shed to go into. If it’s 3ft 4in wide then no problem. Take a look at this ‘Shoreham’ small narrow storage shed at our display site near Guildford and Farnham in Surrey and make your own mind up.
The humble shed is a vital extra for most homes as it provides extra storage out side your home but close enough to access when ever you want. The extra space these long tall 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 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’.
When buying a smaller shed always do your homework as there can be a large range of sheds to choose from with a large difference in prices. But like most things, price is not always the best guide to the best value. A garden shed is exposed to all the British weather can throw at it so it needs to be designed to last. This means using the best timber for the job.
Also as important is the service offered by the shed company in question and how do you find this out? By looking at previous customers feedback which will let you know about the products and the company. Take a look on this independent web site and this will give you an idea as the products and service offered by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings.
There are many prices available for narrow lean to sheds from the ridiculously cheap to the obscenely expensive so how do you choose. At the cheap end, there is a good reason why they are cheap and that is because of the timber used and the production methods. To ensure the best value 1st Choice Leisure Buildings narrow long sheds are made using the slower growing redwood deal and not the cheaper whitewood. Whitewood is normally used on cheap sheds and can do a job to a certain degree.
If you only want a shed for a few years then worth considering. But redwood is the best option in most cases – it might be a little more than whitewood but it’s worth every penny. Also look out for proper T&G boarding throughout (wall, floor and roof) as this ensures the best protection against the weather – be it rain, snow or sun. Also, check out the thickness of the framing as some cheap shed use timber which is very small at only 1in x 1in (25mm x 25mm) which is bonkers.
You will find that many cheap shed companies try to cut costs by using chipboard, OSB Board, Wafer Board and Sterling Board which is OK to a certain degree but as soon as it gets wet it falls apart exposing your valuables to the weather. Which is not what you want! You can even find some of these cheap companies advertising their floor and roofs as being made from ‘sheet materials’ as if that is a good thing.
All they are doing is hiding the fact they are using this ‘cheap and nasty’ boards on your new small shed – just ask them a direct question. Your choice of a tall narrow shed should be designed to last a very long time and this is why these ‘Shoreham’ thin huts are only made using solid ‘proper’ T&G timber boards. Best to do it right 1st time so select 1st Choice. 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.
Sheds, in general, are quite bulky items and can be difficult to move into place. The good quality ones are very heavy as well so it makes sense to let the experts build it for you. This gives you the peace of mind that’s been erected and felted correctly ensuring the very best protection for your valuables. These Diamond ‘Shoreham’ narrow thin garden sheds come with free installation as standard so you’ve no need to worry about assembling them wrongly.
The cheaply made companies claim it’s easy to build their sheds mainly because they don’t offer that service or they would have to put their prices up to cover that cost be sub-contractors. Also, the cheap sheds are often made in many smaller sections meaning there are more potential gaps for the weather to get into. Give your back a rest and let 1st Choice take the pain.
Many internet narrow alley shed companies don’t have a display site claiming they can cut costs by doing so. To a certain degree, this is true but the fact is that you can never know what the quality will be before it turns up. It doesn’t matter our flashy the web site is or how attractive a leaflet is there is no way to know if the retailer won’t show his products to the public beforehand.
1st Choice, whose background is in manufacturing garden buildings and was the 1st UK shed company to be on the web (back in 1996) realised this so have a narrow sheds UK display site between Woking and Guildford in Surrey. This enables you to view before buying and even if you can’t visit should surely give you confidence in a supplier to is happy for their product to be seen before delivery. Surely this makes sense.
4×3, 5×3, 6×3, 7×3, 8×3, 9×3, 10×3, 11×3 and 12×3 shed are the standard small sizes but if you are looking for a different size then please ask. Remember this building is a narrow shed for the side of your house so can be any size to suit and will fit the gap you have so please ask.
- Small Sheds Priced From £491 Including Free Fitting
- 10 different Sizes (Pent Style 3ft Wide)
- Redwood timber (not cheaper whitewood)
- 2ft Wide Door with handle & key
- Free Spirit Based Dipped Treatment
- No Windows On This Alley Shed
- FREE Fitting of Narrow Garden Sheds.
- All Spirit Based cladding treatment
- Made in UK by Craftsmen since 1982
- 47 x 47mm (2x2in) Sturdy Vertical framing
- Sheds are Coach screwed together
- 1.78m (70in) Min Inside Eaves Height
- Timber Bases Built
- Proud to Display Thin Sheds for you to View
- Prices for following sizes are usually online. If not please ask. Also, other sizes by request.
4×3 | 5×3 | 6×3 | 7×3 | 8×3 | 9×3 | 10×3 | 11×3 | 12×3 | 3×4 |3×5 | 3×6 | 3×7 | 3×8 | 3×9 | 3×10 | 3×11 | 3×12 ANY Size Usually Made. Call For Quote
|Sizes:||Shoreham Narrow small alley sheds are available in sizes from 4 x 3 up to a 12 x 3 in Pent style or longer. All 3ft wide and designed to go in a gap 3ft 4in wide (101cm)|
|Cladding:||Available in 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap. (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:||Narrow lean to shed roof style so it can slope away from your house.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for out door use) and covered with heavy green mineral roofing felt.|
|Floors:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 50 x 45mm (2×2 nominal) pressure impregnated joists for long life. (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or sheet materials as these are unsuitable for out door use.)|
|Doors:||Fully Ledged and braced (thickness of framing is 100mm x 38mm). Shed doors can go on either end (if specified at time of ordering). Size: 5′ 8″ x 2′ 0″ on all small models. Supplied with a rim lock and handle for security with two turn buckles. Beware of doors with NO bracing.|
|Windows:||No windows for security. But can be an option.|
|Corner Strips:||‘Wrap Around’ corner strips for extra protection to the end grain of the timber and for a smarter finish.|
|Height Pent:||Internal lower side 5′ 8½” and 6′ 5″ on the higher sides. Extra height available around the perimeter of the narrow storage small shed in 90mm (3½”) increments.|
|Treatment:||All skinny garden long sheds 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.|
|Erection:||This long narrow shed for the side of your house will be erected 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. Building are secured using coach screws for ease of taking them down again if you decide to move. You need 3½’ so they can be built.|
|Delivery:||There is no charge for delivery within Diamond standard delivery area but this Shoreham 3ft wide alley small shed for the side of your house can be delivered in some areas, outside of the free delivery area, for a surcharge.|
|Sizes:||Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many shed manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger – don’t be fooled.|
The British are a nation of shed lovers from the bog-standard 6×4 small garden shed right up to some massive super duper workshops. Each shed owner appears to have their own specific shed which is suited to their needs – and that is how is should be. You may find it hard to be an individual shed owner if you buy from the mass produced cheap (and made down to a price) sheds. But if you buy from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, who has small sheds for sale right through to the very largest, which are made to meet your precise requirements.
There is even a Shed of The Year competition each year where dedicated ‘sheddies’ enter their pride and joy trying to win the coveted prize of THE ‘Shed of the Year’. This competition is now down to the final eight eagerly contesting for the title and the range of different sheds is staggering.
A popular choice for many men would be Garry Logan’s EcoPub Shed, which he has named the ‘Three Steps Pub’. Fitted out like a real-life pub I’m sure that he is very popular with his friends who share this special shed which is not a small garden shed by any stretch of the imagination. The clientele can be carefully controlled to ensure the right type of atmosphere. Clearly this would be a winner in most men’s eyes.
In the Summerhouse and Cabin Shed class Abigail Walker’s has a unique design with its curved walls. My first impression was that it looks a little like a Romany caravan or a bit like the Nissan huts from the second world war, but only in shape. This delightful summerhouse – cabin is something most people would like in their garden but would need to be not small to fit it in.
The entry which I can’t get my head around is in the Normal Shed class. The winner is a shed designed to look like HMS Victory. As far away as I can think for a normal shed, but what do I know, I only been in the shed business for 40 years. I will say it does look very good and I’m really impressed with the design of it. Yes, Clare Kapma-Saunders, I would like one in my garden similar to your Queen Emma shed! Again not a small shed but that’s only to be expected for some a feat.
Luke Hollingsworth’s entry in the Workshop-Studio Modern Shed class was his Sistine Chapel. This was a superb and rather attractive building. On the inside is painted a replicate of the Systine Chapel on the ceiling, The size of it would mean that you could build more or less anything in it. The Eco Bike small shed by Marcus Shields houses his collection of bikes.
In the Office Shed class the winner was a John Sullivan. I don’t think this was the famous and very talented John Sullivan, writer of ‘Only Fools and Horses’. I’m sure that if it was it would appear in that great show, if it had still been running. The mind boggles as to what Del Boy and Rodney would have got up to. I certainly wouldn’t want to buy a shed from them. I do think even today there are some small shed companies who are disciples of Del Boy and run their companies in the same way. Always check our independent customer reviews.
The class for Unique Shed was won by Alex Holland’s shed which has a boat as a roof. This does look a little ramshackle but it is certainly very different. When I have been watching ‘Coast’, the brilliant BBC series, they showed that some large old fishing boats had been turned upside down and used as homes. Not sure if I would have liked that but where there is a need then all available resources have to be used.
The classic shed which my daughter would love is the Tardis Shed. Based on the long-running BBC TV series this really looks the business. It appears the same as in the show and you would expect Doctor Who to come wondering out. Whether it would be William Hartnell, the Doctor Who when I was young, or Matt Smith which my daughter watches I wouldn’t know. I do know that this has been an incredibly long-running series for the Beeb. The obvious question is – is it larger on the inside than the outside? If it is and these small garden sheds could be produced then I’m sure there would be a very large demand for them as the normal one is never large enough.
What these sheds say about the British is that they are a unique race and when Martians land and they visit Britain it will leave them scratching their heads as to what sort of people are we. Hopefully when they will see the sheer scale of creativity and uniqueness of the British that they will put us in the genius class. I, having been in the shed business since 1979, am delighted at the British psyche and love for sheds whether they are small sheds or very large ones. Long may it last.
To see more about these strange and wonderful small sheds for sale take a look at our web site.