21st Jul 2023 -

Garden buildings offer a world of possibilities, allowing you to create a personalised outdoor space that meets your unique needs, whether that’s a tranquil space to unwind and soak up the sun, a productive workspace for your hobbies and projects, or an exciting play space for your children.

The Different Garden Buildings You Can Choose From

A garden building can be used for relaxation, work, storage, or as a play area depending on its design. In the UK, there are several types of garden rooms sold, each catering to different needs through size, looks, and features. A garden building could be relatively simple to install yourself if you have the right tools and some understanding of carpentry.

The Humble Shed

A shed is an essential requirement for every DIYer. An iconic feature of gardens across the UK, they offer a multitude of uses. From storage solutions to relaxation spaces, sheds provide a practical and convenient extension to your home. Available in various sizes and designs, they range from simple windowless structures to more elaborate models with multiple windows and more expansive interiors.

Whether you need a small shed to store your gardening tools, a larger one for hobbies, or a fully kitted-out workshop, you’ll find an option suited to you. Sheds are not only functional but also enhance the aesthetics of your garden, making them a popular choice among homeowners. In the UK, sheds will typically be made from prefabricated panels that can be simply assembled by the user.


A Fully Featured DIY Workshop

If you are serious about your DIY endeavours, then maybe you want to upgrade to an actual workshop. Workshops, a larger offshoot of sheds, are specifically designed as functional spaces for work and hobbies. With their larger dimensions and increased number of windows, workshops offer ample natural light and a spacious environment for projects. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional craftsman, a workshop provides the ideal setting to pursue your creative endeavours.

Balance Aesthetics and Productivity in a Log Cabin

If you wanted to escape all the chores and home projects, then how about investing in a log cabin? Log cabins are a popular choice for garden rooms, known for their charming and rustic appeal. Unlike sheds, log cabins are constructed by joining individual boards, giving them a distinctive look. With a focus on aesthetics, log cabins will usually feature windows, creating a bright and inviting space for various uses in your garden.

Experience True Relaxation in Your Own Summerhouse

Another option that is perfect for enjoying a beer in the sunshine is a summerhouse. Summerhouses are designed for enjoyment and leisure activities. Whether you seek a tranquil retreat, a dedicated space for hobbies, or a social gathering spot, a summerhouse could be the perfect choice.

Typically built around large numbers of windows, summerhouses capture natural light while giving a great view of your garden. This inviting atmosphere is perfect for relaxation, reading, crafts, or simply embracing the beauty of your garden while being sheltered from the elements.

An Imaginative Haven for Your Children

If you have kids and want to keep them distracted while you’re working on your DIY projects, then a playhouse is a perfect child-friendly solution. Playhouses are designed specifically as outdoor spaces for children. These smaller buildings offer a world of fun and adventure, providing a dedicated space for little ones to let their imaginations soar.


Ensure a Smooth DIY Installation

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While our range of garden buildings is designed around a straightforward installation, there are a few things to keep in mind during your installation work. From careful planning to laying proper foundations, and looking after your building to ensure its longevity, they’ll help you ensure as smooth a DIY job as possible, though there are always a few surprises along the way.

  • Choose a suitable location in your garden that accommodates the size and purpose of the building. All buildings on our website have clear dimensions listed on their pages.
  • Consider planning restrictions and height limitations to ensure compliance with local regulations. Most garden buildings are classified as permitted developments.
  • Take into account the position of the sun and shade to optimise natural lighting and create a comfortable environment. This is especially important in a summerhouse.
  • Prepare the installation site by ensuring a level and stable foundation. Plastic foundations can minimise any risk of damp in a wooden shed.
  • Carefully follow the provided instructions and seek assistance if needed. While DIYers love a challenge, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Treat the timber components of your garden building with appropriate preservatives to protect against water and UV damage. This could be with a wood paint, stain, or varnish, depending on your ideal look.
  • Consider additional features such as insulation, electrics, and interior finishes to enhance comfort and functionality.

Making Your Garden Building Unique

You’ll be able to further customise your garden building in a range of ways, adding life, personality, and function:

  • Incorporate plants: Add hanging baskets, grow climbing plants on trellises, or even create a green roof to bring nature closer to your garden room.
  • Enhance with lighting: Install fairy lights, string lights, or outdoor lanterns to create a warm and inviting ambience during the evenings.
  • Paint and decorate: Use vibrant colours or soothing tones to paint the exterior of your garden room and add decorative elements like artwork, signs, or planters to reflect your style.
  • Custom furnishings: Select furniture and decor that suits your taste, whether it's vintage or modern, to create a comfortable and functional space.
  • Outdoor accessories: Consider adding features like bird feeders to attract wildlife and enhance the natural environment around your garden room.
  • Creative storage solutions: Incorporate unique storage options such as shelves, hooks, or built-in cabinets to keep your tools, equipment, or hobby supplies organised and easily accessible.

Buying your garden building is just the first step to creating your space, with decoration, natural elements, and more helping you to make your ideal garden area.

Explore Our Fantastic Range of Garden Buildings

Explore our wide range of high-quality garden buildings today to find the perfect space for your needs. From sheds, to log cabins, summerhouses, and playhouses, we offer a comprehensive selection to suit every style and preference. We offer fast delivery across the UK, helping DIYers nationwide get the garden space they need at a fantastic price.

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