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A good quality timber garden building starts with good quality timber. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine. This is widely available and relatively cheap. Shire buildings are constructed using high quality spruce and is sourced from Siberia and Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance. Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. The timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British timber. Slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far less knots and warping occurring.

All buildings are produced to the highest standards using quality timbers from sustainable sources. Timber sizes detailed are the actual sizes after the timber has been planned and profiled.


All exterior fittings are treated against rust.

Felt is generally (except for log cabins) green mineral and a 10 mtr rolls weighs 20 kg. Felt tiles are available as an option.

All finishing timbers, assembly instructions, hardware and glass are supplied to enable assembly of the building.


All buildings are pre-treated (except Log Cabins and unless otherwise specified) using a high quality anit-fungicide wood protection primer. As is usual with all timber buildings, buildings will need to be treated immediately prior to assembly. Some buildings are available pressure treated which is the best long term protection available.


All sizes stated are approximate. Buildings are made to metric measurements, imperial measurements are for guidance only. Metric measurements refer to the floor size. When choosing a location or a building, allowance should be made for roof overhangs.


It is absolutely essential that buildings are assembled onto a firm level base. Assembly onto an unstable and/or uneven base will cause problems.


Any building pictured as painted is for illustration purposes only. Most buildings are shown decorated with flowers, tools, seats, toys, etc – these are shown for photographic purposes only and are not included in the sale of the building.