24th Jul 2023 -

Whether you have a shed, summerhouse, arbour, or log cabin in your outdoor space, these versatile structures offer endless possibilities for enhancing your outdoor living experience. From converting sheds into home offices or art studios to creating staycation retreats in summerhouses, garden buildings provide you with a world of opportunity.

Choosing the Perfect Garden Building

A garden building can be a place for work, storage, relaxation, or entertainment depending on its design. Our collection of garden rooms includes log cabins, arbours, sheds, and summerhouses, each crafted with exceptional quality and attention to detail.

Our log cabins provide a cost-effective retreat, perfect for a summerhouse or an extension of your home, while our arbours offer a touch of elegance. If you are looking for something more functional and versatile, our sheds offer ample storage space and our summerhouses are the perfect space for relaxation and entertainment.

The Endless Possibilities of a Garden Building 

Whichever garden building you have, or are looking to buy, it can be treated as an extension of your home. With some supplies and a touch of creativity, your garden building can be whatever you want it to be.

A Cosy Log Cabin Retreat


A log cabin is the perfect place to create a serene retreat. By incorporating some cosy furnishings, soft lighting, and rustic decor, you can create a tranquil garden room. Windows allow you to capture views of nature in any weather and immerse yourself in the scenery while in the warmth of your cabin. With some bookshelves, comfortable seating, and blankets, you can create the perfect staycation in your back garden.

An Eye-Catching Arboured Dining Area


By placing some tables and chairs inside your arbour, you can transform your space into an outdoor dining area. With the addition of some garden lighting and lanterns, you can create an ambience. Surround the arbour with fragrant herbs or flowers to complete your setting for al fresco meals with friends and family.

Combine Uses in a Shed-turned-Greenhouse


If you own a shed, you can repurpose it into a functional greenhouse for cultivating your favourite plants and herbs. Install shelves, hanging baskets, and a workbench for potting and tending to plants. You can optimise for natural light with skylights or windows, and consider adding a misting system for humidity control. With just a few additional pieces, your shed can provide a nurturing environment for your green thumb and allow you to garden all year round.

A Focused Garden Office Space

If you are a remote worker, you can transform your log cabin, summerhouse or shed into a garden office space. With the addition of a desk, chair, and storage, you can turn any garden room into a functional workspace. Decorate your space with plants, artwork, and personal touches that promote focus and productivity and escape the distractions of home while enjoying the beauty of nature from your garden office.

A Fully Featured Workshop


Sheds are extremely versatile, making them the perfect space for dedicating to your hobbies and creative pursuits. Customise the interior with workbenches, storage shelves, and wall-mounted tool organisers alongside proper lighting and electrical outlets to facilitate your projects. Whether you’re into woodworking, painting, or crafting, a shed-turned-workshop provides a dedicated space where you can unleash your creativity and hone your skills.

Summerhouse Entertainment Hub

chair and table

A summerhouse is an excellent place to transform into an entertainment hub where you can host gatherings and enjoy quality time with loved ones. Install comfortable seating, a mini-fridge, or bar area, and a sound system for music. This versatile summerhouse becomes the perfect venue for socialising, game nights, or small celebrations.

With these ideas, you can transform garden buildings offered by Building Materials Nationwide into remarkable spaces that cater to your specific needs and passions. Let your imagination soar as you customise your garden room to create a unique space that enhances your outdoor living experience.

Making Your Garden Building Your Own

From the exterior to the interior, there are countless opportunities to add your personal touch and create a garden building that resonates with your taste and reflects your personality:

  • Personalise the exterior: Paint your garden room in your favourite colours and shades and add decorative touches like window boxes, hanging planters, and bird feeders.
  • Create an entrance: Add a welcome pathway with stepping stones, paving slabs or a small patio area with seating.
  • Custom furnishings: Tailor the interior layout of your garden building to meet your specific needs and preferences. Personalise your space with artwork, photographs, and other furnishings that match your style.
  • Bring the outside indoors: Embrace the natural surroundings by incorporating indoor plants to add aesthetic appeal and improve air quality.
  • Comfort and amenities: Make your garden building cosy by adding comfortable seating options, rugs, and cushions to create a warm and relaxing ambience.

Purchasing a garden building is the first step towards creating a space that expresses your personality and aligns with your needs.

Explore Our Superior Quality Garden Buildings

If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space with a garden building, explore our exceptional range of log cabins, arbours, sheds, summerhouses and playhouses. Discover the perfect structure to suit your needs, whether it's a cosy retreat, a functional workspace, or an entertaining area.

With high-quality materials, expert craftsmanship, and a wide variety of designs, we have everything you need to create the garden building of your dreams. Visit our website or get in touch with our team today and take the first step towards enhancing your outdoor space.