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 --
The roof on garden sheds and summerhouses is a crucial part of your new garden shed so it is important that the right materials are used in its construction. The main purpose of the roof is to protect your valuables from rain and snow thus keeping them dry. Besides this is helps to ventilate the shed and aids the long life of your building.
There are several designs for a shed roof such as an apex roof, sometimes referred to as a gable roof which looks like an upside down 'V'. This design is very popular in Britain as it is quite attractive when situated in your garden. The basic design consists of two roof sections meeting in the middle of the shed or summerhouse. This roof can slope in either direction, certainly the better garden shed manufacturers would be able to offer this. The pitch, or angle on the apex shed roof tends to be in the region of at least 15 degrees up to about 25 or 30 degrees. This allows water to flow easily off the roof and away - Continue reading --
Our garden sheds are places where many activities take place such as using it as a garden workshop, for potting plants, for a recreation room away from the house, maybe as an garden office or for storing items away. What you need to consider are the potential dangers in our sheds as, sometimes, because we are relaxed we can let our guard down and take unnecessary chances. When we are in a working environment we have other work colleagues who look out for us as well as the dreaded 'health and safety' rules which stops us doing many things but actually does makes sense a lot most of the time.
Some areas to be aware about in your garden shed is the handling of natural products such as compost because ailments such as legionnaires disease are possible. Fertilisers and pesticides are other products in your shed with which you need to take very careful steps with. The best advice in these instances is to always use gardening gloves to protect your hands from any contamination and for fiddly work there is the option to use latex gloves which give full feeling in your hands but still offer protection - continue
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 Worthing but maybe in the future.
I just wish to thank you for the service you & your colleagues provided. We are very pleased with our summer house, and have friends that are interested in your products also.
I will make sure that we give your details to them when they are ready.
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