The choice of summer houses delivered and installed is crucial if you want it to fulfil your requirements and also, importantly, last a long time. By having the building erected you can be sure it has been been correctly and will last a very long time. All 1st Choice summer buildings are erected free of charge so no worries for you. Besides that by selecting the best place in your garden you can utilise it to the full and you can also incorporate your new summerbuilding into the general design of your garden. So the most important thing is to decide what you are going to use your new building for before buying.
Is it going to be for storage or, maybe, for growing plants and flowers? Most likely, if you wish to use it as a recreation room, then again you need to consider which model will meet your needs.
A storage shed doesn’t have to be extra tall unless you have some large cupboards to put into it. Whereas a garden workshop needs to be tall enough inside so you don’t have to crouch inside. This will rule out the many cheap summer buildinngs ranges which are available as these tend to be made for midgets. The option of double doors is a good one to consider as would extra and, or, opening windows which are not usally found on cheap buildings.
If you are going to use your garden shed for growing plants, flowers or fruit then you need to consider a dedicated potting shed or shed and greenhouse combination, rather than a summerhouse. This will provide extra windows which will aid growth. Most of these type of sheds will include a slatted bench which will allow you to plant out seedlings and the also a stable door to aid airflow.
A garden building which you intend to use for a recreation room should, again, have good height inside so that you don’t have to bang your head. Opening windows would be essential so fresh air can flow in. Also, the option to line and insulate the building should be strongly considered as the building can get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The insulation will help to alleviate this.
You need to ensure that the building is made from good quality timber, ideally, redwood deal and not white wood as white wood can be prone to splitting and also for knotholes dropping out. Always aim for T&G (tongue and grooved) timber as this will always be stronger than overlapping boards such as featheredge or square edge boards. Ensure the thickness of the framing (effectively the skeleton of the shed) is at least 2” x 2”. You will find that (surprisingly) the cheap manufacturers think that 1” x 1” is sufficient. It is NOT.
Most importantly ensure that the building you are considering do not use chipboard or OSB boards for the roofs or floors. These are NOT suitable materials for outdoor use because as soon as they get wet they will swell and disintegrate. You will find besides these cheap materials used by the cheap firms that the felt on the roof is likely to be thin inferior grade as well. Be very careful and ensure you understand what you might end up with.
As there are many cheap models on the market ALWAYS try to view your intended purchase so you can how well it is put together as this will give you a good idea of the ethos of the company involved. Check can will the summer house be delivered and installed and, as a bonus, free of charge. If you don’t get this opportunity be very careful as it is very hard to return a building after it has been delivered. Reputable companies offer the option to view their range of products before buying. Take a look at these displays to give you an idea of what you can buy.
By following these simple guidelines you can ensure that the summer building you buy will meet your expectations. If it’s a cheap mass produced product made down to a price then be careful. It may last for a few years but by considering a well-made building using quality and suitable materials you will nearly always have a better value summerhouse in your garden. This will save the hassle of looking for a new one in the next few years and all the 1st Choice buildings will be erected free of charge. That’s good to be worth bearing in mind.