When you are thinking of investing in a new garden shed, summer house, garden workshop or garage do you rely on a computer screen or leaflet or do you take the conscious decision to actually go and touch the product. Yes – I know that actually touching the product may seem old fashioned but the fact is, with certain items you may buy then, this is the only way to know what you are going to get.
We all can see the super, all dancing web sites where the marketing men have pulled out all the stops to entice you into believing that their new garden shed, summer house or garden building is the best and also the cheapest. However cheap does not mean BEST value and you can’t even make a judgement until AFTER your new shed or summer house has been delivered. This is because YOU are unable to see what you have spent your hard earned money on until after it has been delivered. MOST internet shed companies do NOT have a display site.
Surprisingly there are many shed companies out there who make the claim that it’s better NOT to have a display site as you can look at their photographs on their web site. They claim that this saves you from driving many miles to visit garden shed display sites. Whilst this is true as you can save on fuel, which is very expensive, but by not viewing you risk losing more money with a duff product. So how can you be sure? Well you can’t without viewing and if you don’t view you may have well put your money on a horse – the odds are probably about the same as the horses ending up in Tesco Burgers.
These very same companies also claim that garden shed companies which have display sites, such as LeisureBuildings.Com, are outdated. They imply that if you buy a garden building from their company and you don’t like the quality of the shed or summerhouse you can reject it AFTER it has been delivered and assembled. RIGHT!!. More often than not it’s the lady of the house who is in when the shed is delivered, and even if they were aware of what they should be looking for, and many ladies are, how uncomfortable could that make them, or you, feel.
It may be that all your garden items from your last shed or summerhouse are spread around the garden or house waiting for the new arrival. If you send it back what are you going to do with these items? Are you going to wait 3 or 4 weeks more by refusing an unsatisfactory product?
Don’t take this risk, deal with garden building companies who have a web site as well as a display site, or radically, ignore the web and visit a garden shed, garage and summer house display centre such as these based near Guildford and Farnham. You can then make your own judgement of the strength of the buildings – you can push on the walls and jump on the floor – and this will ensure you are not sold a shed which you regret after the first heavy cloudburst or winter.
Forward-looking companies such as 1st Choice Leisure Buildings had the foresight to combine quality buildings with great customer service by being the first company to have a garden buildings web site in the UK but still back that up with a physical presence. This is not outdated but a great model for the future where customers are, and always should be, KING. Don’t regret not looking before buying!!