Wooden Summer Houses | Fitted Free | Insulated Option | Showroom
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Wooden Summer Houses and Garden Houses From 1st Choice Leisure
Wood is a natural material to use for garden summer houses as it is quite aesthetically pleasing and sympathetic with nature. But like most things, there are many things to consider. The type of timber used, ideally, should be redwood rather than faster-growing whitewood. All the Platinum and Diamond buildings are normally made using the more resilient redwood. The thickness of the framing is also important, and you should aim for at least 2″ x 2″ or thicker, if possible.
Many of the cheaper wood summer buildings are made using timber 1″ x 1″ frame, which is ludicrous. You need to consider the safety aspect as well and insist on toughened glass as standard. Don’t take risks with cheap horticultural glass which can break into jagged pieces. It doesn’t bear thinking about what could happen if children were about. A choice of wood claddings is always a nice option so you can go for the one which suits you. And finally, always ensure the doors and windows are joinery made for the longest life. Follow these guidelines and you will have a great wooden summer house to enjoy.
Free Installation Is Included As Standard For Peace Of Mind
When you decide on a new wooden summer building you would normally be offered an option to have it just delivered and you assemble it your self with all the possible problems that may cause. Being rather heavy, you would normally need a couple of people to do this. You also have the worry as to whether you have built it correctly, which would ensure that it would not leak. Or there may be a chargeable option to have it assembled for you which can be good.
The third and best option is to have 1st Choice deliver and erect your new timber building free of charge. How good is that? In any option, you would need to build a solid and level base for it, and this can be paving slabs, concrete or maybe wooden decking. There is an option to have a timber subframe built for you, and this would save all the problems. A great ‘turnkey’ choice with just a little extra cost. All you have to do is enjoy your new timber building.
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Can I Insulate My Wooden Garden House?
With our changeable weather it’s always a good idea to think about lining and insulating your new building. This will help to keep it cooler in summer and warmer in winter, enabling you to use it most of the year. This can be a DIY operation if you are reasonably competent or you can get 1st Choice to arrange this for you on all the Platinum buildings.
And it’s not just the walls and roof which can be insulated the floor can also be done. Details on our lining and insulating service Feel free to call us to discuss this or pop into one of our display rooms and see examples for yourself. By having this done when your building is delivered, you will know all you have to do is to enjoy your new room with your family. Peace of mind is excellent
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Are You Having Fun in Your Garden?
A garden is a natural place for relaxing and enjoying yourself with it being detached from the home. This precious space is often treated as an extension of the house, and with the long hot summer days we have from time to time it’s called into use even more. Whether it’s for a barbecue with family and friends or socialising with neighbours, the garden is the place to be on these precious and balmy summer days.
The timber garden building is often an essential link in this as the barbecue, garden furniture and many other related items are stored until required. However, these are often left out during the summer months. Provided care is taken to protect these items from rain and the occasional blustery wind there should be no problem.
If you are lucky enough to have a wooden summer house, then this is utilised even more as a place for socialising and will give protection against the hot sun. You will often find that during the winter this summerhouse can become a dumping ground for various items. However, during the summer, when this building will meet its original intention, these items will end up back in the shed, and this makes sense.
The children of the house can also enjoy the great outdoors if they are lucky enough to have a playhouse in their garden. These delightful buildings can be great for imaginative play with their friends where the children can re-enact and image their parent’s lives – hopefully without the alcohol beverages. If you are thinking of a new summer house then 1st Choice has a range of suitable summer buildings for this purpose.
Even a simple lean-to or a sheet tacked to the fence can be a great adventure to children and by providing something as simple as this you are getting your children out into the open and away from the Playstations and Xboxes etc., which can only be a good thing.
Besides the above uses you will find that wood buildings are being used more and more for their owner’s hobbies. This extra space enables them to be creative and to be inspired, which in itself, can help the inner soul to gain some peace of mind. This has got to be a good thing.
These garden buildings can be adapted to be used as a playhouse, but the safety of your children is essential, so try to see the building through their eyes. Whilst it is suitable for children to try out new experiences, and they learn life lessons by doing so, we, as adults need to look after them.
When I think back to when I was a child in the 60’s some of the things I got up to actually makes my blood run cold. I’m sure that other people from that generation had the same experiences. It makes me wonder if it’s a good thing to allow children to get ‘on with it’ or should we ultra-careful with them, so they don’t get into any danger at all. I’m not sure what the long term answer is.
However, the important thing is to enjoy our garden buildings and the outdoors as they are essential to the overall health and well being. And when we get sweltering weather which, according to my memory, was like all summer I enjoyed back in the ’60s as a child.. Maybe this is the time we should be making the most of it as this spell will be gone before we know it.