Garden Building Articles
Garden Office Buildings
Using Garden Office Buildings to Work From Home or Create a New Room
Increasingly people are working from home as opposed to commuting. Conventionally an office would be set up inside the home. These workspaces can be short on space and natural light making it difficult to be as productive as you could be in a work environment. Garden offices are specially designed wooden buildings which can be installed in a matter of hours and provide you with the ideal location to work from home. Making the most of your garden by adding an office can provide you with an alternative to working indoors where you are free from distractions and can fully make use of natural light. Garden office buildings are avail up to 16 x 12 feet or they can be customised to an individualís requirements and made to virtually any size.
Gadren Office Buiding Construction
Garden office buildings are constructed from Protim pressure treated tongue and groove cladding set onto a timber framework. The cladding is filled with a membrane to repel water and polystyrene to insulate the building. The inside is covered with thick, moisture resistant M.D.F.
These buildings also have laminate flooring which sits on top of the insulation which in turn is laid on top of tongue and groove floor boards. The exterior of the roof is made from plywood and has the same level of insulation as the flooring.
The front faces of these buildings are made from wood grain u.P.V.C frames and toughened double glazing which stretches the full height of the front wall. This allows plenty of natural light into the office while efficiently insulating the building.
Garden Tool Storage 1 - Storage Shed & Accessories
Sheds and Accessories for Garden Tool Storage
When using a wooden shed for garden tool storage or to store other items, there are a few concerns. Primarily keeping them safe and dry but also garden sheds can provide a workspace. Choosing the right wooden shed for your needs will ensure these criteria are met.
What Size of Garden Tool Storage is Needed?
Wooden sheds generally range from the smallest, being around 4 x 4 feet to the largest, 14 x 10 feet and beyond for custom designs. If is purely for garden tool storage, the smallest of the range could be suitable but being able to work inside the shed will mean allowing additional space. Larger items such as bikes also mean that there needs to be enough space to store and retrieve them easily. If you also wish to work in the shed you need to allow room for the equipment and room to move.
Weather Proof Garden Tool Storage
It is essential that your garden tool storage provides complete resistance to the elements. Wooden sheds are generally made from tongue and groove panels which are treated to be weather resistant but may also have a felt covering which provides additional water proofing on the roof. Exterior wood panels are generally pre-treated with creosote or a similar protective layer but it is recommended that these panels receive annual treatment to keep the wood in top condition. Any metalwork included in the design should be galvanised to prevent corrosion. This should not need further treatment to remain weather resistant.
Garden Tool Storage 2 - The Main Benefits
Garden Tool Storage Buildings - What Are the Main Benefits
The main benefits of using garden tool storage buildings include the fact that you can keep your lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and gardening tools away from the elements, secure from theft and out of reach from children and pets. Depending upon the type of garden machinery and tools you want storage for you will need to work out what size and type of garden building you will need in order to cover and secure it.
Wooden Sheds, Tool Storage & Larger Solutions
For the average home-owner who may only have a small collection of garden tools such as forks, spades, hoes and maybe some weed-killer and other garden chemicals, a small wooden shed is an ideal storage solution. If however you have a large garden or you are responsible for the maintenance of a large garden for stately home and need to store much large items of garden machinery you will need a larger garden tool storage solution.
Garden Summer House
Add Character to your Garden with a Summer House
Summer houses are an excellent way to add a room to a property and make the most of the garden. Planning permission is rarely a concern for timber sectional buildings unless you live in an area of outstanding natural beauty or the site for the summer house is within 20 feet of a public right of way. They provide an excellent retreat for all ages and allow you to enjoy your garden to the fullest extent.
Wooden Garden Summer House Designs
There are several conventional designs used for summer buildings. The lodge design is characterised by a porch and roof overhang and leaded windows. The Lomond summer house sports Georgian style joinery and a roof tapered on all sides. The Nevis summer house is designed to fit into the corner of a garden; windows on the exposed sides are also leaded. The Balmoral summer house design is one of the most spacious designs as it is also one of the largest. The roof slopes upwards from the double central doors to maximise the height of the room inside. The octagonal design provides unrivalled light by incorporating windows on most sides including the doors. The shape makes for a very decorative structure and wide floor space. Chalet style designs are generally the largest of the standard designs. They are characterised by an L-shaped porch that surrounds two sides of the building. The roof also overhangs the porch completely providing a permanent awning. If you have special requirements or a bespoke design in mind manufacturers are often happy to help you get the exact summer house you are after.[Read More]
Shed Accessories - What is Available?
There are many products which allow you to add features to your garden buildings to add security, lighting or weather protection. If you have a shed that needs something extra, listed below are some of the most commonly used shed accessories.
Tanalised Shed Flooring Accessories
This is a process of impregnating wood at high pressure with a mixture of chemicals that protect the wood from decay and infestation. While exterior wood is normally treated before construction, tantalised flooring is normally an optional extra. As garden buildings are exposed to the elements all of the time, damp can soften the flooring and insects such as termites can also cause weak points. Tanalising prevents this by making the flooring tougher and inhospitable.[Read More]
Garden Buildings - Shapes and Sizes
Garden buildings have many different uses from garden workshops to summer houses which mean there are a huge number of designs available to suit all purposes. Deciding on the best design involves taking into account available space, interior dimensions, structural shape, colour, intended use and window and door positioning.
Garden Tool Storage Buildings
For garden tool storage or a garden workshop the shape of choice is rectangular. These often have a pent style roof which is flat and often slanted towards the back of the garden building for drainage. A popular choice of window shape for these buildings is a security window. These are often cut within a foot of the roof to keep them above eye level. They are also too narrow for an intruder to climb through while allowing enough natural light in to make working inside during the day possible without additional lighting. More recently these garden buildings have been fitted with sky lights which are roughly the same shape but allow the maximum amount of light through. Where wider windows are fitted they often have a metal mesh built into the glass to prevent the pane from being broken clear of the frame.[Read More]
Wooden Garden Buildings
Garden Buildings - The Different Types
There are many uses for wooden garden buildings and as many different designs. For every requirement there is a type of garden building to suit the need. Whether you have the need to storage in the garden for tools or bikes or a plush summer house to use during those warmer months, there is a garden building design to suit it.
Wooden Garden Sheds
The humble garden shed is the most widely purchased garden building. These structures are ideal for storing garden tools or outdoor equipment. They range in size from 4 ft by 4 ft to 14 ft by 10 ft and can either be purchased with a pent or apex style roof. Pent roofs are flat and taper toward the back of the shed while apex roofs have a point in the middle which creates a taller section in the centre of the shed.
Wooden Garden Workshop Buildings
These garden buildings require more space inside than a shed as they may be used to store tools while a workbench is set up in the middle. You then need room to move around in there so the floor areas of these buildings normally begin at around 10ft by 12ft.[Read More]