Materials Used

Shiver our Timbers

When it comes to timber, we don’t settle for second best. All our materials are treated and tanalised to give an unrivalled level of protection and resistance, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look below and check out the process every single piece of timber takes before it is used:

  1. Timber is placed in a treatment cylinder to create an initial vacuum within the timber cells.
  2. The preservative treatment then floods the cylinder under the vacuum.
  3. Hydraulic pressure then forces the preservative into the timber cells.
  4. The preservative is pumped back into storage and another vacuum removes any excess solution from the timber.
  5. Pressure within the timber draws in surface solution when vented. It is then left for a period for the preservative to set.

All the timber we use originates from sustainable sources. We use the highest quality materials for our garden buildings and cut no corners on any aspect of the build. A standard specification is detailed below – so you know exactly what we will use for your garden building:

  • 19mm tanalised Swedish Red Wood T&G for the exterior cladding
  • 13mm tanalised Swedish Red WoodT&G for 13mm exterior cladding
  • 13mm tanalised Swedish Red Wood T&G for the roof panels
  • 3×2 tanalised CLS framework
  • 1 inch thick tanalised floor boards
  • 48kg Green Polyester mineral felt
  • All fixings are galvanised (nails, screws etc.)
  • 13mm or 19mm tanalised fascia boards all around the shed to prevent weather damage

Did you know?

All of our timber is from FSC-accredited suppliers. That means it is sourced sustainably!

Common Customisations

We encourage our customers to customise their garden building and you can do this for most of our range via the online configurator. Whether it’s positioning the windows to capture the most daylight or requiring partitions to provide divided spaces within your building we always aim to deliver 100% satisfaction! A list of common customisations/additional materials can be found below:

  • Extra standard windows (FREE)
  • Security Windows (FREE)
  • Choose the positioning of your doors (FREE)
  • 4×2 Tanalised CLS Framework
  • Customise the size of your standard windows
  • Extra single door(s)
  • Extra double door(s) 4ft-8ft
  • Opening windows
  • Extra height
  • Picture framed windows
  • Custom joinery windows
  • Custom joinery doors
  • Double glazed units
  • Toughened glass
  • Laminated Glass
  • Summerhouse/Studio ironmongery
  • Security lock packs
  • Wooden Slatted roof
  • Tanalised Swedish Red Wood Log T&G Cladding
  • Cedar cladding
  • Cedar roofing
  • Breathable Membrane
  • Insulation and boarding
  • Guttering in black /white /or brown
  • Onduline roofing (In black, red, green or brown)
  • Onduvilla - a unique three tone colour finish tile in slate, red, green and brown
  • Onduvilla tile roofing
  • Bituminous felt shingles (in red, green or black)
  • 19mm log Tongue & Groove (T&G) finished size
  • 27mm log Tongue & Groove (T&G) finished size
  • 13mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) Western Red Cedar cladding
  • 19mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) Western Red Cedar cladding
  • Security bars for doors available for 3ft, 4ft, 5ft & 6ft (available in black powder coated or galv finish)
  • Workbenches available in different sizes (variety of colours)
  • Moisture resistant MDF Groove & Bead, pre primed in white
  • WPB ply lined
  • 50mm foil backed insulation for walls and roof
  • Ground works services within a 20 mile radius of our head office
  • Laminate flooring (variety of colours)

Please note all the above are for inspiration only. If there is something you require that’s not on the list please feel free to give us a call.