The windows on sheds and summer houses rely on the windows to let light in so are crucial to your enjoyment of your new garden building. The way these windows are fixed to the building is also crucial so you need to be aware of the method used. The reason for this is so that you don't end up with leaking windows which can be a nuisance.
There are various ways as to how the windows are secured into place. You will often find that they are 'dry fixed' using timber beading. This is a very good way of keeping your shed or summerhouse dry provided the beading is pushed up tight against the glass. Some building only use small nails or brads to secure the glass in place and this can sometimes leak. Another option is with a mastic or sealant around the outside edge of the glass and the shed wall or even with sealant behind the glass.
When I had my garden shed company, which I started in 1979, we use to use the dry fixing method but this was supplemented with a window ledge with a recess cut for the glass to sit into. The beadings were fixed from inside the shed or summerhouse and pressed tight against the glass. This was also more secure as the beading could not be removed from outside - Continue reading --
Different garden shed manufacturers use different types of materials for their shed or summerhouses floors. Whilst some are suitable for outdoor use there are many which should not be used as they are not designed to stand up to the wet British climate and are likely to fail quite soon after delivery.
Chipboard floors:- These are made from wood chips, as its name suggest. These are stuck together and compressed to make a solid material. Absolutely ideal for kitchen cabinets or anything used indoors but outdoors are susceptible to damp. Just a small amount of damp can make the boards fail. As soon as water gets into the shed floor it will be absorbed into the chips making the board swell and then disintegrate. There is nothing you can do to repair this and your garden shed floor would need replacing, or at the very least, a floor section - Continue reading --
The legendary huts and garden sheds at Bletchley Park, where the dedicated men and women during the second world war worked helping to save the lives of thousands and also shortening the war, are themselves being helped by a massive grant of £4.6 million from the Lottery fund. This is a welcome change from the usual rubbish causes which they come up with.
The grounds of Bletchley Park was home to many of the garden sheds and huts which housed many workers however very few knew what their work was for. The huts, which were built quickly, could be cold and draughty but that did not matter - what did matter was the end results. Gathered together were the country's most brainy mathematicians including many masters of chess as the logic required in chess was a required thought process. To start with all they had to work with was basic calculators (nothing like what we have today) slide rules, pens and paper - continue reading
Visit our Garden Buildings Display site at Sutton Green Garden Nursery situated at corner of Whitmoor Lane and Guildford Road (A320 between Guildford and Woking)
With our display site you can view our range of buildings although at the moment we do not sell any wooden sheds or heavy duty workshops called the Bourne, Farnham but maybe in the future.
Just thought I would let you know that the shed is now securely installed on its base frame and 4x4inch legs set on concrete pads. All wood is tanilised and it makes an impressive structure.
Thanks for your help and guidance.
Heathrow Garden Buildings Display Site
Vermeulens Garden Centre, Horton Road, Stanwell Moor, near Staines, Middlesex. TW19 6AE
Our unmanneddisplay site is NORMALLY open for viewing 9.00 until about 4.30 (or dusk in winter). Not open on SOME Sunday and Mondays between October and March. Nursery is visable from A3044 main road between Staines and Colnbrook.
Trentan Workshop, Garden Studios & Humber Timber Sheds. Also SafeStore Metal Sheds Capital Steel Garage Workshop. Leofric Moreton Pent Concrete Garage & Concrete Shed
Our unmanneddisplay site is NORMALLY open for viewing 9.00 until about 4 (or dusk in winter). Not open on SOME Sunday and Mondays between October and March. Nursery is visable from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.
Trentan, Humber, & Diamond Timber Sheds. Also SafeStore Metal StoreChoice & GrandChoice Metal Shed only Leofric Campden Apex Concrete Garage & Concrete Shed