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Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a Potting Shed Greenhouse

When it’s the time of year when winter is nearly over and spring is about to spring this traditionally is when the garden starts to get its owners’ full attention. Some years Easter is early and sometimes much later. For the life of me, I can’t understand why the date keeps changing. Christmas is the same every year so why not Easter?

Anyway, Easter is one of the busiest times of the year for getting out into the garden and seeing what needs doing. The garden shed is often a likely candidate, certainly if it is one of the cheapest ones available on the web. I’m sure you know what I mean – the ones with chipboard or OSB floors and worse roofs which start to disintegrate as soon as they get wet.

The sheds which you CAN’T see before you buy. Yes, they are cheap but just think why these sheds are cheap. Maybe this time is worth looking at sheds just a little bit better and, quite radically, only buying a garden shed you can see. You know it makes sense.

Simplify Your Decision: How to Select the Right Potting Shed Greenhouse

A greenhouse or potting shed for the garden is another consideration and it is nearly always a good idea. Whilst helping with your gardening hobby you can grow delicious fruit and vegetable and saves loads of money. Also, this produce you grow also tastes nicer and you have the satisfaction of having grown it yourself.

Owning your own greenhouse or potting shed means you can enjoy many happy hours and also can help socially. With a common interest, and even more so when society is trying to be greener, you can share ideas and maybe produce for both your interests. The benefits of owning your greenhouse combination shed include improving your health and relieving stress from the day-to-day world.

The greenhouse is not the only option for growing fruit and vegetables although it is the first garden building thought about when considering these types of buildings. You will find that wooden potting sheds can come in many sizes and shapes. Traditionally these garden buildings were all timber but over the years the aluminium greenhouses have become more popular, mainly because of cost.

Usually glazed with horticultural glass, (this is glass which may have small imperfections in it but is ideally suited for this purpose) Polycarbonate, plastic or even polyethylene can be used. I would not consider plastic or polyethylene but glass or polycarbonate will do the job admirably. An opening window and, or, skylights would be a good idea for ventilation. There are also many shapes which include the orangery style which harks back to the good old Victorian times. 1st Choice Leisure Buildings have examples of lean-to and apex potting sheds and greenhouses on their display site for viewing so, if interested, take a trip out to see these super garden buildings.

Essential Tips: Choosing the Perfect Building

Another option is a combination greenhouse and garden shed such as the Diamond Graffham or the Platinum Frensham combi greenhouse with a shed. With these garden buildings, you would normally find about 2/3 rds of the building would be a greenhouse–potting shed and the remaining 1/3 rd would be a garden shed. You would then be able to conveniently store your garden tools and plant pots and boxes in the shed section.

This combination greenhouse-garden shed also looks tidy. Normally available in varying lengths and widths. You will also find that with the Graffham and Frensham buildings can have a garden shed and greenhouse in different proportions to suit your needs. Again, ensure you take a look at these buildings before buying so you don’t end up with a cheap imitation. Also ask about the door in the side rather than in the end, if that suits your garden better.

Unlock Your Gardening Potential: Invest in a Potting Shed Today

A third option is a garden potting shed. This tends to be a garden shed with a large expanse of glass on one side. Traditionally the glass will slope backwards at an angle – lean to type- as it’s claimed this makes the most of the sun. The only downside to this is that it reduces dramatically the interior space. If you take a look at the Diamond and Platinum potting shed you will see they have given a lot of thought to the design and this ensures that you do not lose any space inside, hilt having a massive expanse of glass on the front and both ends.

This very popular potting shed is available with a pent (single slope) roof as well as an apex (gable) roof. They have also added a half-glass roof option so you do not miss out on any sunshine – a true masterpiece. Complete with a slatted potting bench, opening window and stable door there are no standard extras required.

Key Factors to Consider When Choosing

How to choose? Take a look at all three types of greenhouses, greenhouse combination sheds and solar potting sheds at 1st Choice Leisure Buildings Surrey display sites. These experts, who have been involved with the manufacture of garden buildings since 1979 recognise that they are here to serve you and not to push onto you whatever THEY choose. You know it makes sense.

Also, think about how the building will be assembled. All can be a little tricky so it’s good to use the free glass buildings installation service provided by 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. What’s not to like about that?

About Author:

Robin Antill is an established authority in the field of quality garden building manufacturing, boasting over four decades of experience. Having founded Titan Garden Buildings in 1979, he demonstrated a commitment to excellence from the outset by moving away from subpar materials and embarking on crafting buildings of superior quality.

His lineage of craftsmanship, traced back to his father and grandfather's business in Cleethorpes, underscores his dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. Robin's son, Craig, who joined the business in 1990, brings additional expertise, having honed his skills at Guildford College in joinery.

Together, they elevated Titan Garden Buildings, which eventually evolved into 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. Their enduring focus on premium materials, top-notch manufacturing, and unparalleled customer service, along with Craig's digital acumen in creating the company's online presence, showcase their expertise and reliability in the industry.

Robin’s expertise was featured in Realtor.com, Homes&Gardens, The London Economic, and dozens other publications.

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