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1st Choice - Known For Quality - Loved For Design
1st Choice Leisure Buildings.
A Family Business Who Listens And Delivers
Now is the time to pick up an ex-display building during our annual sale. Take a look here

Do garden sheds, garden workshops and summer houses come with glass?

1/ Check to see what is used for the windows. Is it glass, which does not rattle, or styrene or perspex? If it is perspex or styrene then this is susceptible to scratches and will lose its clarity within a few short years. Is it toughened glass for safety?

How thick are the windows?

2/ Glass is normally at least 3mm thick. On many of the cheap sheds available they use perspex or styrene, which normally is ¬Ĺ (1.5m) the thickness of the glass. This means that as it is so thin it moves when the wind blows it. It can also be noisy. It is used is because it is cheaper than glass.

How many windows open and do they have ledges?

3/ Do any windows open as standard, or if there an option to have an opening window, which would allow air to circulate in your garden shed. Do the windows have window ledges and are they sealed properly?

All our Garden Sheds, Workshops and Summerhouses Are –

All our sheds, with the exception of children’s playhouses, have proper glass windows which are 3mm thick (minimum). These remain clear and do not rattle when the wind blows. On the Diamond and Platinum garden buildings they have toughened glass as standard – no extra charge – how good is that? We can also offer Toughened, Laminated or Wired glass if you would like safety glass. Most of our buildings have opening windows as standard, or as an option. Also, on most of our garden buildings direct from us, they have proper window ledges and sealed.

Click on any of the following links for more important things to consider before buying!

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Read About Range of Styles and Sizes from 1st Choice Garden Sheds and Buildings


Read About Delivery and Assembly Options


Read About Glass and Windows


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Read About What you MUST Know about Guarantees and Where your Building will be Made

Author is Robin Antill - expert in garden buildings Written By Robin - Expert in Garden Buildings For 42 Years.
Hi, I'm Robin Antill, founder of 1st Choice Leisure Buildings, and I use my expertise gained over 42 years in the garden buildings industry to understand that each customer is different. With my manufacturing, retailing and customer service experience my articles help people choose their ideal shed, garden workshop, summerhouse, log cabin or garden office needs to suit their requirement and that is key to satisfaction. And what do I do when I'm not writing? You may find me following Grimsby Town Football Club or riding roller coasters - so plenty of 'ups and downs' in my life.

Woking Show Site
1st Choice Leisure Buildings
Woking Garden Buildings Show Site
Sutton Green Garden Centre,
Whitmoor Ln, Sutton Green,
Guildford, GU4 7QA UK
Phone (01483) 237550