2nd Aug 2023 -

For those with some DIY experience, the prospect of building a garden building can still be daunting. Many worry about a complex and challenging installation, which can put them off from taking on such projects. However, with the right guidance and resources, constructing a garden building can be a straightforward and rewarding endeavour, creating a fantastic long-lasting space in your garden.

Through our site, we supply a full range of garden buildings across the UK, including sheds, summerhouses, and playhouses. With simple panelled designs, they’ll be a suitable project for any homeowner with a little DIY experience, quickly giving you a beautiful, high-quality building.

Some of Our Quick Build Options

  • Shire Overlap Garden Shed
  • Oatland Wooden Summerhouse
  • Double Storey Wooden Playhouse

Whether looking for a work or storage space, a garden relaxation area, or a fantastic playhouse for your children, you’ll find a quality timber model through our site, ready for easy installation. We also sell a full range of tools, ensuring that you can find everything you need in one handy location.

Challenges of Garden Construction Projects

Many home and garden enthusiasts are put off by the complexity of a building project, feeling overwhelmed by the construction process and tools needed. The thought of building your garden structure can be daunting, especially if you fear you don’t have the DIY experience to produce a satisfactory result with a complex project.

Lack of experience in DIY can lead to more than just unfinished projects; it can cost you time, money, and emotional well-being. Should you invest your money and time into a building project that doesn’t meet standards, you can be left with long-term safety issues, and an unattractive presence within your garden.

Many people find themselves wishing for a simple solution to alleviate these initial DIY worries. That’s why at Building Materials Nationwide, we like to keep things simple, ensuring our products are as user-friendly as possible.

Top Tips for Easy Installation

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Installing a garden building can be a rewarding DIY project, but there are a few important pointers to keep in mind throughout to ensure a smooth project:

  • Gather Your Tools: While the tools needed for each garden building may differ, it’s worth ensuring you have a handsaw, screwdriver, mallet, hammer, spirit level, tape measure, drill, and ladder prepared.
  • Allow Enough Time: DIY assembly can take several days, depending on the size of the building, the complexity of its installation, and your abilities. Plan accordingly and consider other aspects like the weather. 
  • Solid Foundations: Ensure your garden building sits on a solid and level base. There are several options available, from professional concrete installation to secure plastic foundations for sheds.
  • Ensure Weather-Resistance: Pay attention to your roof, ensuring it is truly weathertight. Properly fit doors and windows, level the foundations, and install gutters to prevent water damage.
  • Maintenance and Treatment: Regularly maintain and treat your garden building to protect it from the elements. This could be through staining, varnishing, or painting, depending on your visual preferences.
  • Ask For Help: Don’t struggle alone! Whether it’s seeking a neighbour to help with heavier lifting or fitting tasks, or getting the services of another DIYer to aid with areas you lack confidence in, getting help can save you time and ensure a great quality finished building.

DIY Success with Building Materials Nationwide 

At Building Materials Nationwide, we aim to turn your DIY fears into a triumphant success, offering DIY-friendly garden buildings designed around simple and efficient installation. We select our materials with care, ensuring they're not only durable but also easy to work with. 

When you choose us, you're not just buying a garden building kit, you're investing in a hassle-free, rewarding DIY experience that leads to professional results, whether looking for a shed, summerhouse, or workshop.

Our Professional DIY advice and ideas

Efficiently Start Your Garden DIY Today

We're here to equip you with the right materials, comprehensive guidance, and the confidence to tackle your DIY garden building project head-on. Thanks to a full range of simple-build structures in designs suited for work, relaxation, and storage, we’re the only location you need.

Explore our range of DIY-friendly garden buildings and all the tools you need to simply install them. Or, if you need more information, don't hesitate to reach out through our enquiry form. With Building Materials Nationwide, you're not just building a garden structure, you're building your DIY confidence, and creating a space you'll cherish for years to come.

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