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What You Must Know About ‘So Called’ 10 Year Warranties and Guarantees

How long is the Guarantee or Warranty?

1/ Some companies offer 10-year Warranties or Anti-Rot guarantees, HOWEVER, these come with very strict conditions in so much as your new shed has to be re-treated as soon as it arrives. You also have to ensure that is it re-treated every single year afterwards. How you prove that I don’t know. The warranty will be void if you put in on any base where damp could get to it and if any of your shed is touching another building this would also void any warranty.

Are the floor and roof covered by warranty?

2/ Most of these cheap sheds also do not cover the sheet (chipboard or OSB board) material floor and roofs, both of which are crucial for the lastability of your shed.

How long has the Company been trading?

3/ It is vital that any guarantees offered are offered by companies which have been trading for a long time, otherwise, you may find, if you need to claim – and you have fulfilled all the terms and conditions – that they are no longer trading.

All our Garden Buildings Are –

We at 1st Choice, are very happy to match any guarantees, subject to the same conditions from the cheap shed companies. We are confident in this because we owned and ran one of Surrey’s largest company supplying garden buildings direct from 1979 (pre-Maggie Thatcher) for over 20 years.

We have been involved in garden sheds and buildings for over 42 years. We know if the shed is put onto a dry base and that the building is treated every year with a water repellent preservative and that the roofing felt is kept in good condition then your new garden building will last for far longer than 10 years. Most of the sheds we built back in the early ’80s are still going strong.

All our timber buildings are made in the UK so you can be sure you are helping the British economy and helping to keep people in work.

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

Read About Quality of Timber Which Should Be Used


Read About What you MUST know about Garden Sheds Floors & Roofs


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


Not from Lilliput ?? Then Read About Height and Doors


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.

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