Welcome to our site for Log Cabins, Wooden Garages, Garden Sheds, Garden Furniture, Wendy Houses and much more for the garden.
Gardeningthoughts Ltd. stands for true quality products at affordable prices, innovating working methods and a service that is unprecedented in the market.
We source trend setting suppliers of contemporary garden products such as Log Cabins, Garden Sheds and Wooden Garages, Garden Benches and Garden Furniture for play, work and storage. Through to the gift ideas such as postboxes and tree seats to the traditional arbours and arches, play equipment for young and old to enjoy outdoor life.
Our sales staff have a wide knowledge of the products that are for sale on our website and are there to serve you. So whether you are looking for an attractive and durable log cabin, wooden garage, garden shed or anything else for you garden - Gardeningthoughts can deliver!
Gardeningthoughts Limited is pleased to announce their new range for 2010 for their log cabins range of garden buildings.
These garden log cabins are very sturdy. They're also attractive garden buildings which will fit in well with any house.
The log cabins can also make ideal home offices. "The last thing anyone wants is to be reminded about work when they are trying to relax at home in the evenings. A garden office is situated away from the rest of the home meaning that it is easy to escape from the office and piles of paperwork, and whilst at work there are no distractions from inside the house. A separate office building also provides a professional meeting place".
The log cabins are supplied flat packed with full drawings and assembly instructions included. They can be easily assembled and make an ideal project for a DIY enthusiast or you can ask us to erect the log cabin for you at an extra cost.
The shed is the hub of many gardens but its often taken for granted for many reasons. People perception of sheds can be one that reduces them to necessary eyesores so they get hidden at the end of the garden where they slowly rotting and disintegrating.
Just like many other wooden garden features, it is worth exploring why you need a shed and how best you could use them? Likewise its worth exploring where you could position them in the garden.
Defining what uses of the Shed or Log Cabin If you are going to use your shed frequently, you may need to lay more paving, pathways or decking as work areas. You may also want to place your shed in a more convenient place it may be worth considering placing it in a central position or it may be better being closer to the house. A shed could be part of a timber garage where the shed opens on to the garden and the garage opens at the front for access.
The traditional potting shed is a serious workplace for the committed green fingered gardener. Two things will determine its size and design, firstly the need for storage and for an effective work surface. The Shed may need to be positioned close to garden structures such as a greenhouse, cold frame or the vegetable patch or flower beds. Hard surfacing will also be required around the shed to cope with the regular use and you may also need pathways into the rest of the garden.
If you are planning to use your garden shed solely for storage, such as storing a lawnmower, barbecue or garden furniture over winter, you probably seldom visit the shed and wont need to lay paths to protect surfaces.
Modern new build homes and gardens are often small and offer limited storage, so the need for a shed may be important but its impact on the garden is likely to be greater.
Log cabins offer much a much wider choice of uses such as creating extra rooms to your property for things like hobbies, crafts, working from home.
Building materials Most commonly sheds and log cabins are made of softwood timber. They usually arrive as prefabricated panels or parts that bolt together. The roof is normally covered with waterproof asphalt sheets or roofing felt. Larger garden buildings such as log cabins may be tiled with shingles. Treatments for wood are important to extend the life of the shed or garden cabin, clearance from the ground is also important and modern shed bases offer extra protection. As sheds or log cabins increase in size, its worth using the roof to catch rainwater. A water butt is particularly important and useful for potting sheds and gardens.
Security issues The security of a shed or cabin should be given careful thought according to value of what you store in them. The more sophisticated the use, the more valuable the contents are likely to become, so take adequate precautions. If security is a big issue it may be worth considering a good quality metal building, however locks on timber buildings should be bolted through the structure opposed to just being screwed on.
KEY POINTS TO TAKE AWAY
1: Dont buy a small shed just because it is the cheapest option. Look at your storage needs first. You are better to buy a larger shed to start with saving you having to replace it later.
2: Garden sheds are generally allowed under planning legislation but must not exceed 50 per cent of the garden space in area. In conservation areas they will require planning permission if they exceed 10m3 in volume. A flat roof shed should not exceed 3m in height and a ridged roof 4m. Storage sheds are seldom permitted in front gardens. They should be sited at least 20m from the highway.
3: Most timber sheds will need to rest on a prepared base, although it may be useful to consider raising the base on brick battens (engineering brick is particularly good). This will prolong the life of the floor timbers by keeping them away from damp ground. The easiest solution is using our shed base system.
4: Security is an important issue. Most household insurance will not cover equipment stored in a garden shed because most locks are easily broken or can be removed by thieves. It is wise not to store good quality tools or expensive equipment in the shed, especially if there is easy access to the garden. Steel sheds are generally bolted to a prepared paved base, and can prove structurally more secure.