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 --
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 Kidderminster 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.
Woking Garden Buildings Display Site Sutton Green Garden Centre, Whitmoor Lane, Sutton Green, Woking near Guildford, Surrey. GU4 7QA Phone (01483) 237550 (Not Tuesday or Wednesday) Our display site is normally open for viewing 9.00am to 5pm every day and normally manned Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
The garden centre is visible from A320 main road between Woking and Guildford.
Currently on display at Sutton Green: are Platinum, Humber, & Diamond Timber Sheds; SafeStore Trimetals, StoreChoice & GrandChoice Metal Sheds; Lidget Concrete Garages & Secure storage concrete sheds. Please see this page for a full list.
1st Choice Leisure Buildings. Office Address. 258-260 Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey. KT15 3NS. Phone (01932) 880864 or (0333) 800 8880 - Fax (0333) 8008810 (0333) numbers are charged as LOCAL Rate on both mobiles and landlines - saving you money.