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 --
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.
A superb quality building!
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