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Delivery Times

Arranging a Date and Time For Your New Garden Building.

Once you have placed your order either on line or over the phone . We will need a few days to process that order . Please DO NOT contact us straight away as we need time to see if the building is in stock or if it needs to be made.

If it needs to be made we need to fit it into our manufacturing she-dual, now depending on if it is a bog standard small shed or a more complex summerhouse or workshop will vary the time it takes to produce.

When have to work out which areas we are going to on any selected day? We always try our best to accommodate you but it is not always possible to please everyone.

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Delivery Times are only ever given as a Very Approximate Guide and are given at that time considering the issues we may or may not have at that particular time. The actual delivery can be up to many hours difference due to many reasons nearly always 95% beyond our control 

We there for cannot be held responsible for any losses that this may cause you. It is just a fact you have to accept when having large , heavy , bulky items delivered.

There may very well be cases where you building may NOT get delivered on the suggested day and this is simply something you have to accept due to the nature of our Business. Traffic ! Brake Downs ! Access issues ! Problems with Previous clients and much more

Large Bulky Items like Timber Buildings are not something DHL can just through in the back of a van and leave on your door step so please do not expect the same type of service .

If you are of such a temperament that you need to come on the phone screaming, shouting expecting us to perform tasks which we have no control over then you should arrange to collect the building your self or pay an extra fee for a individual delivery.

What we suggest is-

We suggest you call 0151 345 6649 the evening before your expected delivery date or on the morning of due delivery date and we can provide you with the drivers phone number.

That way you will be dealing directly with the delivery ream who can inform you of any delays they may have encountered during that day .

Trying to arrange delivery of any product is always a problem. Our products are not some small parcel you just ordered from Argos that the driver can throw into your porch or letter box. The main thing is every single person nowadays thinks they are more important than the next person and every thing should be dropped just for them no matter what size or price the building it is .

Unfortunately in the real world business have to make money to pay the bills and the staff. The work with the most profit will always have priority and that’s the way it is . This does not mean that any one is any more important than an other, just the way it is in this day and age, simple economics and common sense must rule.

We are running a Business NOT a charity. The days are long gone when a customer was always right unfortunately now days it is not black or white we have grey as well! Employees have rights as well now days, the right not be abused and threatened by costumers ( on the increase  )

When you first order you’re Building we try our best and pre arrange some sort of  Delivery Date . For` example we generally deliver to the Wirral Areas of Liverpool on a Friday  so that has now become our delivery date for most Wirral Shed and Summer House Deliveries . It is not hard and fast but find it the most popular day generally. 

Times and Dates

Any Dates /Times given can only be taken as our Best estimate Only and can not be taken as guaranteed in any way what so ever . We can NOT Guarantee a delivery time unless you pay extra for a single bespoke delivery with prices starting at £100 this can be arranged to have an individual wagon bring your delivery.

We can only offer you  a Guest-amate and only ever a very rough guide. Not a Date we can ever be held to.

When we say guess / estimate we mean having taken all the factors we have to hand into account at that moment in time with things like

  • Traffic
  • Road Accident
  • Flat Tyre
  • Bad Weather
  • Bad access
  • Previous delivery / erecting issues causing delays
  • Previous clients not having a base ready or suitable for that size building

All the above are totally beyond our control, but WILL cause delays in deliveries

Problems with Clients

Now believe it or not nearly 80% of any problems that cause delays are implemented by You the Client ( not every one of course ) ? Yes it is a simple fact that a lot of people now days are simply very inconsiderate and are only think about their own little world and sod any one else who comes after . We see this out side fast food places where there are bins yet people just throw rubbish out the windows. Simply Lazy and Inconsiderate.

Well, this very same selfishness is happening every where . It may not seam like much but the list of incidents below either singularly or as a group relay do cause long term knock on effects for deliveries .

  • We get to site and no one is in !
  • We get to site and the base is not set out correctly – Our Floor beams always run the longest Direction – Check Out our Base Page
  • We get to site and get a note saying ( Just took kids to School – back in 45 mins ) It cost us money paying staff sat waiting who is paying for that time ?
  • We turn up an can not get the building in because you thought it would go through the House !
  • We get the building through to your back and NO BASE ready ,We get met with comments like , (my fela will be back with some wood soon or he will sort it when he gets back – just wait ) !
  • Bad weather !
  • Just lift it over the Garage or Go down 5 houses and take it over the fences !
  • When we get to erect the Building the Base is NOT SOLID and LEVEL ( so we can not erect it ) !
  • Access to the site is covered in Dog Muck / Rubble / Rubbish / Overhanging Trees or the likes !
  • Shed has been set up and we are Told – The wife does not like it there move it to other side or you are not getting paid  !
  • We have completed the building and waiting for payment ( COD Only jobs ) the customer goes missing and we have to wait to be paid !
  • Our Truck is blocked in by bad neighbours or simply dozy people who don’t realise a Truck need more space than a Car !

And the list goes on, i could spend all day list some of the totally unreasonable requests we get from People now days , it would make a full time You have been Framed Show a lot of it is simply funny and you can only but laugh. But any or all of the above can cause delays to the next waiting client, which may be you!

Payments Made

The fact you may well have paid for your building does not give you the right to threaten or abuse our staff ! As with most sales/ purchases now days especial when using Credit / Debit Cards you will be expected to pay in full when placing the order.

So the fact you building has been delayed or in the odd case not delivered on the day we suggested does not mean we are in breach of any contract. If a delivery problem has occurred it will be rearranged in a timely manner . We can NOT and Will NOT be dictated to as and when a re delivery date can be arranged , as many other people may have been effected by the issue that caused your delay . So all these individual  factors need taking into account. No one client is any more important than an other client and we will make the call as to what is the best course of action as we know all the facts – You DO NOT !

Increase in Bad Attitudes

For some reason we are finding a certain section of people are increasingly become aggressive and very bad mannered especially over the phone . We feel a lot of this now days is down to excessive Drinking and or Illegal Substances, but what we do know is certain peoples bad attitudes are on the increase and becoming more demanding to the existent there has been a few TV programs about it .

Recently in our Office and out on site some of our staff have been subjected to threats of violence in relation to buildings not being delivered on time. We are simply NOT prepared to tolerate this sort of behaviour and will immediately cancel any order if any member of staff receives threats of any nature . If you live in our FREE area then you are NOT actually paying for this service it is totally FREE so what is your problem we ask ? We do try our best but for some people it is never enough.

Unfortunately this is No Longer a Joke and is becoming an ever increasing problem in society generally as we aware of.

We are NOT here to be abused and will put the phone down on any one who raises their voice or becomes aggressive in any way. Talk to us the way you would like to be spoken to your self . It is that simple and for the small amount of money to be made selling a shed the abuse is not worth the effort some times!

You will approach us in the same manor that you would like to be approached , yes we are aware it may well be very frustrating not having you’re building delivered , but is has happened and you must simply except it . By screaming , shouting or the likes will not change it. We can NOT control out side forces – no one can , it is that simple . You can always come and pick the building up your self – We do not charge for delivery or erecting locally any way ,  so it would suit us !

We have people Demanding compensation and telling us what else you could have been doing that day again will not change any thing . It has happened for a reason and again 95% of the time, beyond our control and you will simply have to take a deep breath and accept it. It is not like we are making fortunes out of Garden Sheds it is so competitive a lot of the time we are lucky to cover our costs. So will not put up with any Abuse from any one.

Problems Will Happen

On the occasion that delays are caused, it is simply going to be a case of putting up with it, as we have explained above due to it being beyond our control 90% of the time.

There is NO point getting on the phone trying to tell us you have taken time of work or how much money you are losing . We can do Nothing to change the fact over the phone repeating what we already know . Frustrating yes but is has happen and nothing any human being can do about it. Screaming and shouting down the phone will NOT change any thing.

All our calls are recorded for security reasons . Our staff are NOT here to be abused by any one no matter how big you think the problem is , if the staff feel you are being abusive or threatening they will put the phone down and only deal with you via email when you have clammed down / sobered up or come down of what ever has caused you to get in that abusive state . Unfortunately this aggressive manner is becoming ever increasing in life generally .

The days are long gone of the customer is always right .Now days it is a compromise we have rights to be treated with an amount of respect and the fact you have bought a shed does not give you the right to abuse our staff in any way no matter how much you think you have paid.

When we give an approx. Delivery time it is give in good faith and must NOT be held as a SET TIME – we CAN NOT give exact times , it is only an educated Guess based up on the conditions at the time when it was given , so if those conditions change so will the delivery Times  and there is very little any one can do about it .

We can NOT be held responsible for any Time you may have taken from work or an other project .

We can NOT be held accountable for any Loss of Money due to delays in other work you may be carrying out  that it self is delayed due to our service .

We can NOT be held responsible for any form of loss be it financial or otherwise due to our late or none delivery .

If we arrive on site and your base is NOT suitable then you will have to re she dual a new delivery day . The drivers can not arrange this . It may take a good week or so even longer at busy times 

It is a simple fact that our items are large and bulky and take time to deliver , they are not small parcels from that can just be left in the porch!

If you feel our basic delivery service will not meet your requirements for a Minimum extra £100 we can send your delivery out at a set date and time to suit both parties.

You are always welcome to come and collect your own building direct from the factory if this suites you.

Our Payment Terms 


Product Specifactions ​

Size &Specifications

All sizes quoted on this web site for building are based up on approximate roof sizes and NOT Floor sizes 

If you are in doubt in any way do NOT order your building or lay a base until you have checked out these dimensions.

Timber Sizes

Cladding

All timber sizes are quote is only ever approximate and can vary by a few millilmetres , some of this is due to the fact timber swells and contracts as part of its natural process. Other reasons are the way the Timber industry has historically sold timber.

It is quite leagal to sell say a piece of T+G at say 16 x 125mm .This means it is 16mm Thick and 125 mm wide . BUT this is Nominal and before machining so that finished size could be any thing from 11mm to 13mm x 120mm to 122mm .

Same with any timber size realy, our 22mm is sold to us at  26 x 125 so we could legaly advertise it at 26mm thick cladding when in fact in real life it will be any thing from 24mm to 20mm. We have no way of telling as the main saw mills are in Norway / Sweden , it is not until it arrives at our door do we actually know the finsihed sizes .

So to make things a simple as possible we always try to show our prices at the nearest size AFTER it has been machined – ie 12mm ( may be 11 or 13mm ) and same with all other thicknesses, so please expect variations of a few millimeter either way .

If this is not acceptable to you and you want a very specific size or thickness , this is possible but at a premium. You will need to inform us via email at the time of order other wise it will be taken for granted you are happy with our our prices and sizes provided as standard .

DO NOT Place an order on our site of with our agents if you can not accept these Timber industry facts . We do not make wood we only buy it in and assemble it

The Framing

We have a selection of framing thickness depending on the product your purchase.

Apart from the odd budget shed we occasionally offer all our framework will be 2 x 2 ( 50 x 50mm ) or 3 x 2 ( 75 x 50mm ) for workshops and heavy duty sheds

If you look at the main category section and not just the product itself it will usually have a more detailed spec within that page.

Our standard Apex Sheds all come with. 

  1. 50 x 50mm framing –
  2. The sides ( eves) are 69 inch tall ( 14 standard T+G boards high ) this is one board taller than most of our competitors .

The hight at the top of the apex will change depending on the width of the apex section, the narrower the building the lower that apex will be, but on the widest section it will never be any more than permitted planning height which is 2.5m. because of the angle ( 15 % ) this max heigh will drastically reduce on the smaller narrow sheds under 6ft wide.

If you are looking for lots of head room then you will need to buy a wider apex shed or invest more money and purchase a heavy duty shed or workshop

Our Heavy Duty Sheds all come with .

  1. 75 x 50mm framing
  2. The sides ( eves) 76 inch tall  ( 17 standard T+G boards hight ) This extra heigh enables the door to be positioned any where around the building .

Virtually no internal hight isues with these building a 6ft 3in pearson can easily walk any where in these buildings once inside.

Once again because the roof angle ( 15 degrees)  the hight at the center will change depending on the width of Apex but with buildings up to 12ft wide they will comply with local planning regs 

Floors / Roofs On Garden Buildings

We only use Soild T+G on all our floors and roofs on our whole range of timber garden buildings . We DO NOT use chip board or low grade OSB.

The floor T+G timbers will usually be the same thickness as the cladding apart from our Workshop range where no matter what thickness cladding the floors are always 22mm*. This is because of the size and weight become simply far to heavy to handle.

A 12mm Shed will have a 12mm Thick Floor 

A 22mm Shed / Workshop  will have a 22mm Thick Floor 

A 28mm Shed / Workshop  will have a 22mm Thick Floor 

Our Floor Bearers will ALWAYS run the length of the building – The longest way UNLESS you request otherwise in writing via email. We will NOT accept requestst for changes via phone as there will be no evidence of that request in the case of dispute on these matters.

Increasingly we are getting to site to erect a building where the client starts taking advise from the neighbor’s / friends /family on the best way to do things. They were told to put floor beares down this or that way. Without them having any idea and certainly without consulting us.

Important Note

It is vital you have a solid and level base, NOT sloping in any direction for you to take advantage of our FREE erecting service. If we get to site and you base is not suitable solid and level we reserve the right to drop of the building and will require full payment of any outstanding monies.

We can offer you a call back service to erect that building. This call back fee will be a minimum of £50 depending on where you are if you are any more than 20 Miles we will need to nagasiate a price for this service.

If the base you have provided requires extra timbers or support, this will all be at an extra charge depending on the materials involved. We do not carry these extra timbers with us so it may well involve you paying not only for the extra timber but our call back service fees as well.

Having two staff sat in a truck traveling to you with the cost of / fuel and expenses are NOT cheap nowadays. We can not be expected to cover these costs our selves if it was you the client who has caused the problem.

As you were NOT charged for the erecting service in the first place, it causes us great expense and inconvenience having to return to a job because of a situation you the client has caused by not seeking or using our advice provided via our web site or over the phone. A 5 min call or quick email is all it takes.

Roofing Felt

We only use new industry approved tarbased roofing felt, but as with any product it is available in different grades.

Roofing felt is supplied and sold by weight and length.

Most popular is the standard 20KG  10m or 20m rolls this basic felt is used on all our standard apex and pent roof sheds and is overlapped and fixed using galvinised staples.

Next we have our heavy duty 40KG again in 10m or 20m rolls, this is as it looks double the thickness compared to the basic felt so obviously a much longer lasting product . This 20KG felt is used on all our heavy duty sheds and garden wokshops as standard


Timber Issues

Timber is a Natural Product

 As most people will know Timber / Wood is a Naturally occurring product and as such prone to all or any of the process below . If you were not aware the information below may assist in educating you to these facts.

All Softwood Timbers are prone to or likely to suffer from the following factors no matter who you purchse your building from .

  • Warping 
  • Shrinking 
  • Splitting 
  • Twisting
  • Shakes 
  • Knot Holes 
  • So on ! 

None of which we as a manufacture can control as it is a natural occurring process and beyond any human intervention without the timber undergoing expensive processes such as Laminating which will drastically increase the cost .

Although we always endeavour to select the best timbers during manufacturing the fast growing nature of the Timbers / Wood now days these issues are inherent.

Where ever possible we will always offer FREE advise and guidance on how to deal with any issues listed above but generaly just use a bit of common sence . Most small common isues are know holes and small splits , these can be dealt with by using a quaility wood filler avalable in most major DIY stores .

A Timber Product can NOT be guaranteed against Naturaly occurring events .  

If you feel you can not accept these facts we suggest you DO NOT buy a Softwood timber based product from us or any supplier and opt for a man made product such as Plastic or Metal which can be fully controled during its process.

As we only buy in our Timber cut and nail it on to frame work , we do not do any machining , plaining or processing in any form . Our Timber is purchased  from a Timber merchant , who inturn buys it from a Saw Mill in the Blatics so we have a chaine of custidy but none of this changes the fact beause of its inherant nature timber will do what nature allows it to do. 

There for because of the reasons stated above will not carry our any Guarantee / Warrantee Repair or replacement due to Naturaly occuring material issues.

This note is especaily important to highly strung parants of children who purchase a timber play house . It will be your ( the parants ) responcability to esure the buildings is safe for your child to use as per our T+Cs,  splinters and and so on are like to aeries in the construction of such buildings even after all reasonable action has been taken by our selves.


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Steps To Building a Garden Workshop

Timber workshops

Have a number  of uses. These are not only storage sheds for your tools and other equipment that you use for gardening and your other hobbies; they can also  double as workstations where you do your projects.

Thus, it is important that you have a list of steps to follow when you build your shed otherwise, you might end up with a structure that is not to your liking. Here are the steps for building a shed:

 

Know what you want. This is an important step often  overlooked by a lot of people. Don’t make the same mistake; if you do, your shed will likely not meet all your needs. Determining the uses of the shed you will build will help you come up with the right size and design.

Once you’ve made a mental note of  the reasons you have for constructing] a shed, the next thing you should do is consider its location.

Take note of the shed’s location. There are several things you need to [consider | look into] here. First, if you already have a location in mind, take note of its measurements so that you won’t make the mistake of building a shed that’s too big that it will encroach other properties or force you to make  modifications to the structure, or too small that the available space is wasted.

If you don’t have a location in mind, though, you should know the factors to consider when determining  where you should build your shed. Strong workshops are built on level ground for stability and in an open space where enough sunlight and air can enter. After deciding where to build your shed, the next step is to come up with a design or a plan that will serve as a guide when you start your project.

  • Make the blueprint for your shed. The best timber workshops are a  result of careful planning. That said, consider your needs and the shed’s location when drawing a blueprint for your project. If you want to [have | include] a greenhouse and a potting station in your workshop, for instance, make sure that your design allots space for these.
  • With regard to the greenhouse, take note of the location of your shed and decide where best to place it; the area that receives copious amounts of sunlight is preferable.
  • It is also in this step that you should determine the proper position  of doors, windows, and lighting and plumbing fixtures (if applicable) in the structure.
  • Purchase materials. Once you have a plan, you can now make a list of the materials you need. A good tip here is to write the average price for every material in your list, and then add these up so that you have an idea of how much you need. Don’t worry too much about [expense | cost], though: timber workshops are often less expensive compared to ones made of metal and concrete. 
  • Once you have all your materials, you can start building your project.

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log cabins in factory

Things To Consider

Things to Consider Prior to Building a Garden Shed

 

Regardless of why you want to develop a shed, there are numerous things you will want to take into factor to consider. Here are six things to take into factor to consider prior to constructing a garden shed.

1. Why?

The first thing you wish to think about is why you wish to construct a shed. Identifying the reason for the shed can help you select exactly how big it should be, where you wish to put it, and exactly what design you wish to choose. Understanding why you desire and need a shed could help prepare you to construct precisely what you had wished for.

2. The amount of area?

Certainly, you have to take into factor to consider exactly how much space you have offered to develop your shed. You probably do not desire your whole lawn to be a shed.

3. Where to put it?

Look at where you desire the dropped to go as soon as you have actually figured out exactly how much space you have to work with. You probably desire to put the shed as close to the yard as feasible if you have a yard and desire to make use of the shed for gardening and storing gardening supplies. Think about how you are visiting utilize the garden shed and where it will be most practical according to exactly how it will be used.

4. Style

There are a number of designs to pick from when it comes to developing a shed. There are solitary doors, double doors, sheds with patios, sheds made out of wood, brick, and numerous more. Sometimes it is most effectively to try and build a dropped that comes as close to matching your home as possible.

5. Do you want to develop it?

Plus, you want to make sure the shed gets developed effectively. Otherwise, you will have a garden shed that falls apart far sooner than you would such as.

6. Cash

As with everything in this world, cash is a matter you have to look at. If you are on a tight budget plan, there is no sense in looking at constructing a substantial and large sheds and workshops.

Building garden sheds can be a stimulating job. After reviewing this short article you will gain a better understanding of what you need to understand prior to constructing a shed.

Regardless of why you want to build a shed, there are several things you will desire to take into factor to consider. The first thing you desire to consider is why you desire to build a dropped. Figuring out the reason for the shed could help you decide on exactly how huge it requires to be, where you desire to put it, and what style you want to pick.

If you have a yard and desire to use the dropped for gardening and saving gardening materials, you probably want to place the shed as close to the garden as feasible.

There are single doors, double doors, sheds with porches, sheds made out of wood, brick, and numerous more.

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Back Yard Sheds

Back Yard Sheds

Can be a terrific storage solution; but an unorganised back yard storage shed can be even worse than nothing at all. One method to prevent that shed in the yard from becoming a rats’ nest is to personalize your shed to integrate organizational solutions which make it simple to discover a place for everything.

Shelves, pegboards, cabinets and hooks could make the best use of your backyard dropped and make it easy to get and remain arranged.
Plan Ahead– Go out to your yard shed with some graph paper, a tape measure and a pen or pencil and strategy out where to put all of the pegboards, hooks, cabinets and other organizational aspects.

This is something you would ideally do prior to constructing your back lawn shed, however if it’s already there, there’s no time like the present to come up with a plan. Do not forget to leave enough space to make it easy to reach every little thing and if feasible, for workspace in your yard shed.

Install a Workbench– If you have enough space, a workbench is an excellent addition to your yard shed. Select a workbench which includes drawers; a dropped is a fairly little area, so every little thing you could do to make use of the readily available area helps.

Categorize– You’ll have a much easier time discovering everything in your back yard shed when you keep them separated by kind. Use identified bins and boxes which can be closed firmly. Team comparable items with each other; but remember that you shouldn’t save anything which is sensitive to temperature extremes in your yard shed.

Protection – You should install locks in your backyard shed. You’ll wish to have the ability to lock the door of course, but you might wish to think about locking your cabinets too to prevent fraud in addition to keeping possibly dangerous products away from animals and small children.

Up and Away– If your backyard shed has a high ceiling, use this space by building a mini loft space or setting up incorporates the ceiling. This lets you keep less generally used products out of the way as you work or retrieve tools from your backyard shed.

Things you make use of just rarely can be tucked away in less easily reached parts of your yard shed. If you need to stack anything, keep in mind to keep the most generally utilized products at the top of the stack.

One last backyard shed company pointer: If you’ll be keeping lawnmowers, bigger barbecue grills or other items with wheels in your backyard dropped, you could wish to utilize a ramp instead of an action at the entrance of your shed.

With some sound judgment, cautious planning and a few add-ons, you could quickly turn your yard shed into a well arranged location and save yourself numerous hours of disappointment over the long term. You’ll stay organized when you make it simple to be arranged.

 

A yard shed could be a terrific storage space option; but an unorganized back lawn storage space dropped can be even worse than nothing at all. One means to prevent that shed in the backyard from becoming a rats’ nest is to customize your shed to integrate business solutions which make it simple to discover a location for everything. Shelves, pegboards, cabinets and hooks can make the best use of your backyard dropped and make it simple to get and stay organized.
Don’t forget to leave enough space to make it simple to reach everything and if possible, for work space in your yard shed. Things you utilize only hardly ever could be tucked away in less quickly reached parts of your yard shed.

 

 

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Pressure Treated Sheds

Pressure Garden Workshops / Sheds

Tanalised / Pressure Impregnated Timbers

Pressure Treated Sheds one thing that many people can agree on is the fact that buying a shed is not a simple job now days . It is important that you weigh all of your options and make a purchase that you will not regret later.

Our selection of Tanalised sheds at City Centre Sheds may be exactly what you need, but you may not know for sure until you read the information below.

Most important fact most suppliers will not tell is you WILL still need to treat the building to make it waterproof .

A Tanalised building is NOT WATERPROOF!

The first thing I should do is explain to you exactly what tanalised sheds are. These are structures that are made of wood that has been treated under pressure .

This is when chemicals are forced into the wood to protect it and preserve it for many years to come. The wood is placed into a cylinder and vacuum pressure is applied to force the preservatives into it.

This will protect it from things like insects ,fungal and general decay. But not bad weather entering it !

Very import note nearly every supplier of tanalised sheds forget to inform you of this fact  – They are NOT water proof at this stage .

The treatment is for decay protection and NOT weather proofing .

It WILL require a good coat of spirit based water repellant to stop water getting in. 

When you buy a tanalised shed from City Centre Sheds, it will deliver and erect it free within 30 miles of Liverpool , out side this area there will be an additional delivery charge.

One reason people buy tanalised sheds is to reduce the amount of effort they have to put into maintenance, having someone else put it together for you is an added bonus.

This means that from the minute the tanalised shed is erected in your backyard, there will be minimal work or maintenance that you have to do.

Different Quality Tanalised Sheds

There is also a major difference in the way and the amount of time the timbers are pressure treated. Now days we see so many discounted pressure treated buildings on line , that effectively have on had a cats lick ( if that ) in the pressure chamber .

Time is money as we all know , so by cutting corners and allowing timber to stay in treatment chamber for only a few mines will massively save money .

But by law – yes it has been pressure treated . But not properly ! You work it out !

The type you choose should depend on what you plan to use your tanalised shed for.

If you are looking to use it strictly for storage them the apex or pent roof shed would work just fine, but if you would like to use it as your own personal work space, you should consider getting one of our heavy duty tanalised garden workshops.

There are many companies out there that offer pre-built tanalised sheds and at first looks appear to be a bit cheaper than what is offered at City Centre Sheds.

Do not allow price and convenience to be the thing that sways you into making the wrong decision. Since not all sheds and certainly tanalised sheds are built in the same way.

As was discussed earlier in this article, it is a great idea to get a tanalised shed because they can go a long time with minimum maintenance.

In fact, you can have them for 15-20 years before you will have to repair or replace them. Can you imagine not having to worry about your structure for such a long time?

Meaning that you will be able to focus on more important things like what to put in your shed and what you can do to keep your yard well-maintained.

But there is an alternative ! By simply buying the normal shed or workshop and ensuring it is raised of the ground to allow air to ventilate and keep it dry . Once it has had a few coats of a quality spirit based treatment it will effectively last just as long if not longer.

There has long been a fallacy that having a shed pressure treated is the best choice when in fact the pressure treating system was designed for fencing post and panels that do not required to be kept dry ? Have you ever been told that before ?

You will find a lot of tanalised shed suppliers who line the insides of their buildings with a bitumen building paper .

This is usually to hide the fact that unless fully dried the timber is likely to spit and move much more than that of a normal shed due to the vast amount of moisture impregnated into that timber during the treating process.

If you are still not convinced that you should get a tanalised shed from City Centre Sheds, maybe you should read this again. There are many pros and cons  to this type of shed.

Even if you decide that you would like another type of shed, you should still make it a point to buy it from City Centre Sheds.

Low Quality Tanalised Sheds

With the growth of the internet we are now finding a lot of adverts for so called cheap tanalised sheds appearing on sites like Ebay. They do appear much cheaper so we ended up buy one to see how it was made up.

When we had it analysed it worked out that they where using not only seconds grade timber but the timber itself was not being correctly tanalised.

Ending up with a  very pale light green , blotchy effect all over the building.

 

 


Small Sheds

Small Sheds

Sheds To Fit Small Spaces

We get lots of enquiries for small sheds every week.

We will shortly be offering a range of basic sizes less than a 4×4 which is presently our smallest shed .

Small Shed Issues

The biggest issue we have is explaining to clients who much space is actually available inside a small shed

As we use 2×2 ( 50x50mm ) Framing and min  1/2 inch (12mm ) cladding automatically you will lose around 125mm or 5 inch .

Then you need to consider the roof overhang of at least 50mm ( 2inch )

We are now up to 7 inch  ( 175mm )

So with this in mind if you only wanted a 3ft wide shed  ( 1000mm ) you will only have 29inch ( 825mm)

Only just about sufficient space for a brush and spade !

Keep an eye on this page for future updates and pricing once we go into production.

 


Sheds London

LV Log Cabins London

TIMBER SHEDS LONDON

GARDEN SHED SUPPLIERS TO LONDON

Garden Sheds Supplied and Fitted in London , even though  we are based up North in Liverpool , you will find us very competitive  when we supply and fit Garden Sheds and Summer Houses. Basicaly because our overheads up here in North- Liverpool tend to be much lower than that of the London Area we are able to pass on those saving to shed and summer hosue buyers in the London and surounding Areas. Some of the small basic Garden Sheds we will be unable to supply for pure economical reasons , nowadays there is such a very small margin with the cheaper end of the market place – around 10% selling a £300 shed to London would simply not stack up with us only making £30 the fuel in our truck to london and back would be £180 alone. So it does not take a rocket scientist to work that out ? For that reason stated above you may well be better buying your budget / cheaper garden  shed from a more local supplier even thought it may appear more expensive in the first instance.

Heavy Duty Sheds London

Where you will find us most competitive is in this area , strong traditionally made heavy duty buildings .Not just words on a web site like some suppliers , but true heavy weight buildings and structures . So many times nowadys we see online adverts for heavy duty sheds or workshops , which once you spend thetime to look into what it is constructed form simply ends up being a normal light weight garden shed and no more . But by giving it a title of  “Workshop” just makes it appear to be so much more . Do not be fooled , there are specialist writers out there nowadays who’s soul purpose is to tell you what you what too hear and not always the truth . The simple truth is to make a building cheaper you have to take something away from it ! Not rocket science , just common sence . A trude strong Workshop Shed will have atleast 75 x 50mm framing ( not 38mm ) and cladding atleast 22mm or even 28 mm ( not 10 or 12mm )
  • Are the hinges galvanised cast british made or cheap pressed electro plated things ?
  • What grade of roofing felt is being used ?
 

Bespoke Sheds in London

Although you will find a great range of Timber Garden Sheds / Summer House / Cabins and Studios that we deliver to the London area we also offer Custom / Bespoke service , which means you can have the building made to your exact requirements ( at extra cost of course) The biggest problem we encounter with delivering sheds and timber buildings to London is getting access , especially to Mews or Town houses which London is renowned for . If you have restricted access and the building will need to carried through your house then this can become and issue especially with buildings over 10ft x 6ft . So you need to give this some consideration before placing an order Because of our flexible and friendly approach to these issues we have gained a great reputation in the London Area . As you may be well aware a lot of suppliers are simply not flexable and a bit stuck in their old ways and not prepared to put them selves out to offer you this service . We are here to help , we will tell you straight if it can or can not be done with your budget. When we say budget , what you have to spend does play a major roll now days. Buying a mass-produced items on the likes of ebay and having them posted to you is not the same as have a large bulky and in some cases extremely heavy item delivered No matter what your problem is timber building wise , we are sure to have an answer for you and if we have not we will certainly advise you the best way to approach it . But eventually it all boils down to money . If you have the money and the will to buy then we can provide it . But as everything in life you only get what you pay for. No such thing as a free meal , it must be paid for at some time and some where! You are only limited by your budget and your imagination – whey not check out some of our summerhouses     Contact Us  

Sheds Cheshire

Garden Shed Suppliers Cheshire

Cheshire’s Leading Timber Building Suppliers

Although our factory is based in Liverpool , mainly for logistical timber supply reasons . City Centre Sheds can offer by far the very best overall deal on New Timber Garden Sheds In Cheshire .

As Cheshire generally is only 45 minites from Liverpool City Centre , basicaly the same as Manchester is away from us , we find it very easy to make regular Shed deliveries to Chesire .

We regularly supply and even install garden sheds, garden workshops, wooden garages, summer houses & log cabins  throughout Cheshire including … Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Great Sankey, Halton, Macclesfield, Northwich, Norton, Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes, Wilmslow & Winsford areas

 

10 x 6 Apex Shed

Small Cheap Sheds Cheshire

Unfortunately if it is a small cheap shed you are looking for ? You have found the Wrong Suppliers .

We simply do not get involved in the cheap and nasty end of the Garden Shed Business. There are lots of online dealers and traders who can offer cheap basic sheds and you are welcome to try them out . The simple thing is , there is NO money to be made in Cheap Sheds especially with the large amount of complaints that are received due to their low quaility .

For these reasons alone it is simply not worth the time and effort to sell such products.

Sheds Cheshire – Value For Money

This is what we are about, offering you the best overall value for money pound for pound on Quality Garden Sheds . Some people do realise the profit margins in a small shed are now down to £15 to £20 per shed . So, if we break a window glass or miss something off the truck and we are losing money . This is why you will see very bad customer reviews on a lot of these Budget Shed Sales Web SItes. They simply want to do as much turnover as possable and have no after sale service whatsoever, knowing that most people will simply not pay to return a bulky item like a Shed or Summerhouse.

For us, It is not just about money,, but about happy customers, who are prepared to recommend us to other clients , as this is by far the best and most cost effective way of doing busines.

Our Factory show site is open 6 days a week for you to call in,  view, touch and feel the products for yourself. Something you can not do with these discount online sales sites .

Sheds Cheshire – Heavy Duty

This is the area in which we specialize – Stong Sheds & Workshops . Not your run of the mill Basic Sheds or Summer Houses .

The Heavy Duty Sheds we Supply in Cheshire are made from 12mm Thick Cladding on 75mm x 50mm (3″ x 2″)  framework , nearly double that of your basic shed suppliers so you will be getting a proper traditionally built shed or workshop . All made by hand – No automatic machines just good old fashioned hard work by local tradesmen who have done this type of work most of their lives.

Check Out Other Timber Buildings We Supply In Cheshire

  • Sheds Cheshire Supply – Summer Houses
  • Sheds Cheshire Supply – Workshops
  • Sheds Cheshire Supply – Cabins
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Base Laying Services from Sheds Cheshire

As part of our comprehensive service we can provide you with a selection of bases suitable for your new shed , summer house or log cabin .

It is vital that any garden structure has a good solid level area for it to be sited on , other wise you will encount problems in the long term . This  fact alone is the biggest cause of isues we have with clients . The simple fact is all our sections are made in jigs ona flat level styeel bench so we know it is perfectly square when it leaves the factory , when when we get to site and the base is sloping this can and will cause isues like the door not closing correctly .

This is fact is beyound our control and we can  only work with the base you have supplied , so if you are in any way unsure please contact us for advise , it is totaly free and with over 35 year sof jhands on expericnce we know what we are talking about .

From basic 3×3 timber bearers , pressure treated timer frame bases , flagged or solid concrete, we can sort the whole process out for you at on fixed price – base price quides 

Organic Gardening tips can be found on our regularly updated Gardening and Shed Blog


Sheds Bases

Garden Shed Bases

Having a suitable Solid Level Base ready prior to erecting your new Garden Shed / Summer House or Log Cabin is very important.

We can supply and fit a base to suit any size or shape garden building- Free quotes

Treat it like the foundations of your House! If the Foundations are not strong and solid you can not expect the building to stand up correctly.

It is simply not good enough to expect a Timber Building to sit directly on to Soil or Grass. As soon as it starts raining all that wet will be soaked up directly into the Timber of Your Shed or Summer House, it will then dry out. When this starts happening on a regular basis it starts dry rot in the Timbers.

Shed Bases – Very Important Note – Floor Bearer Direction

The floor Bearers on all our Buildings run the Length and NOT the Width of the building unless we have informed you or you request them to run the other direction in writing via a dated email if we need to return to the site because of your mistake – there will be an additional charge.

There will a be a full drop down option on every product page on this site where you can either select this service or not.

You have a number of options to select from

  • Flagged Base – Used reconditioned used paving flags
  • Timber Framed Base – Made using pressure treated Timbers for small sheds
  • Heavy Duty Timber Framed Base – Made using stronger, thicker pressure treated timbers to take weigh of Interlocking Cabins
  • Gravel Base – Ideal for a Grassed area where turf can be removed and replaced with Gravel
  • Solid Concrete Base – The most expensive option requiring a lot more work and preparation.

Our prices quoted are only “Guest-a-metes” and may vary depending on your ground conditions, the prices quoted are for you have a reasonable level and solid area by this we mean with 25mm (1-inch ) Any more than this will require extra work and as such will increase the price.

There will be a minimum charge of £20 extra or 20% whichever is the greater , on top of the basic quote for any such additional work and simply depending upon how much extra levelling, moving of obstacles, what the ground conditions are this fee will need to negotiate directly with the lads on site as they are self-employed and we are suck in the office here and they are on the ground so we can not assist from here !

Shed Bases

If you are NOT SURE to send us a picture by email so we can get a better idea and offer you some advice. This will then be passed on to the fitters who will try wherever possible to give you a price for that extra work over the phone.

But it really does come down to then getting on site and assessing the work involved.

 Solid Concrete Base  

concrete shed base

Basic Timber Frame Base 

Large Flagged Base 

flared base

Gravel Base

Heavy Duty Raised Timber Base 

Log Cabin Bases – Larger Buildings

Now you must realise generally Log Cabins / Garden Offices /Workshops are much heavier structures compared with a general Garden Shed or Summer House. So as such, the supporting structure must be treated in a totally different way.

The sheer weight of any building with cladding 22mm and over will cause a normal lightweight base to possibly move slightly under its weight. In most cases, this is not really a major issue and will simply have to be accepted under the conditions.

Without spending expensive time and materials on ensuring the sub-base has been fully compacted before the fitting of any paving flags there may well be a likelihood of some movement/heaving/ slipping or the likes, no of which will do any major harm to the building.T he  weight of the paving flags is usually enough to compact the ground below it

It inevitably all boils down to how much effort and money you are prepared to put into your base. In this day and age where so many people are price oriented, prices and such quality are being forced down. the only true way to save money on service or structure is to take something away from it. In the case of a base, these usually means spending less time preparing the ground to take the base.

If you are looking for a 100% perfect job then you will need to fork out the money, it can not be done on the cheap.

We can offer you as much advise as you need if you intend to do this work your self and can offer you again a selection of options to suit your budget and the building concerned. Please take our advise it is FREE even if you do not use our services and you intend to do the base your self.

Don’t listen to the lads in Pub or Nabours or Ex Joiners who talk a good story but do not really know or have never actually provided a base for this sort of structure.

You will pay the price in the end if it collapses or sinks!


Sheds Southport

Garden Sheds Southport

Southport’s leading shed supplier

Logcabins Southport

City Centre Sheds is Based in Liverpool but covers all Southport Areas with sheds , summerhouses , garden workshops, made to measure timber buildings.

Shed Show Site Southport

Forsaw Timber Suppliers ,

Guildford Road ,

Southport.

PR8 4JU

We presently have a 10 x 8 heavy duty workshop and a heavy duty summerhouse on display but this will increase over the coming months. We are hoping to have a larger summerhouse and a interlocking 44mm log cabin on show within the next few months.

Originally had Two show sites in Southport many years ago , now with the age of the Internet we found not many people where actually bothering to come out and look .

The cost of staffing , rent , rates and other overheads were driving up the Prices .

So it was a simple decision to close down these sites and work from our Main Factory .

Southport has always been a good area for us for the higher quality timber buildings.

At the end of the day a shed is a shed so if you just looking for a cheap storage shed there are plenty of suppliers who can provide you with a low grade building online nowdays .

It is when you are looking for a better quality shed or timber garden workshop / logcabin is where you will appreciate our services.

35 Years Supplying Summerhouses Sheds Southport

With over 35 years in this business there is very little we have not come across.

Our bespoke service allows you to have a timber building , shed , cabin or store made to your exact specifications Garden Rooms , Home Offices , Children’s Play Cabins.
More an more People are spending their spare time in the Garden now days and the selection of Building is mind-blowing from the most basic to the most outrageous it is simply down to how much money you are prepared to spend on your Project.

Best Sheds Southport

We have by far the best selection of reasonably price timber garden buildings in the Southport area by far. Try visiting any of the large garden centers in your area like Dobbies to get an idea , some of the prices they are quoting will leave you out of breath . One of the Major Garden Centre chains Dobbies has a massive show site in Southport with over 40 full sized buildings set up , but you may need to remortgage to buy one !

It is just down the road from the main hospital and open 7 days a week , call in pick up some ideas and give us a call and we will guarantee to beat their prices likes for likes.
By using the Links on the Left Hand side of this Page , it will allow you to view over 1500 different Timber Garden Buildings that we can Deliver and Erect to all Areas in and around Southport , Lancashire

Sheds Southport Base Laying Sevices

We also offer a full Shed Removal and Base Laying Service where we will come to your home prepare the found and lay a suitable base for the building you have ordered
Depending on the size and type of gardne building you want , diffrent building will require a certain type of base .

Sheds Southport – Remove old sheds

As part of our comprehensive service we can dismantle and remove your old garden shed or summerhouse and dispose of them at a registered wat tranfer staion.

The extra change will depend upon the size of the building.

We can offer you a full Garden make over service via our group of self employed contractors, fencing , decking, flagging

Need a Custom Made shed and Live in Southport

We can help

No matter what shape or size we can make it . you are only limited by your budget and your imagination .

The old saying –  money can get you virtually any thing and that is certainly true for a custom made shed , summer house or garden cabin.

Call in to Forshaws or email us a sketch of your ideas along with a picture of the area you intend to site the building so we are all on the same wave length

Typical Questions we get asked from Southport shed buyers

Does the price include erecting

Yes any price you see on this site will include us Fully erecting  the shed at your address in te Southprot area  FREE of charge , providing you have a Solid / Level base ready before we arrive .

Its the shed Treated

Yes all our buildings supplied to this area are fully treated with one base coat of water based treatment , diped into a large tank so the treatmet gets into every nook and crany .

For a prolonged life you will need to give your building a coat of quaility Spirit based treatment ASAP after delivery , certainly with in 2 weeks to ensure it is made waterproof.

We do not take away the old shed in the price

Unfortunately NO we do not remove your old shed as it is now classed as industrial waste and unless you your self personally take it to the tip , we as a business must pay to have it disposed of in a commercial waste transfer depot.

We do how ever offer a service where we will dismantle and reove your old building check out our charges here

Southport Sheds – offer the best value for money 

Southport  Sheds- will price match any like for like quote 

Southport Sheds – have over 30 years of expericance 

Southport Sheds – offer free advice on timber garden buildings


50 Sheds Of Grey

50 Sheds Not Shades of Grey

A lighter Shed of Grey

We slipped on the veranda, turned cartwheels ‘cross the lawn, I was feeling kind of beer sick, but I still crawled out for more. The shed was spinning faster, and my date began to sway. When I offered her another drink, she fainted clean away.
And so it was later, that Camilla viewed the scene. And her face at first just yellow, turned a lighter shade of green. She said ‘This shed looks frightful,’ And  the truth was plain to tell, in my haste I’d made my out-house, A psychedelic hell. Over sixteen fretful virgins had left without their coats, and although my door was open, it might just as well have been closed.
And so it was later, that the painter had his way, and my shed at first just ghastly turned a lighter shade of grey . . .

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Sadly, the change of colour didn’t prove any more successful. In despair, I turned to poetry but that didn’t work either  . . .

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‘Shall I compare thee to a summerhouse? Thou art more homely and more intimate. Rough women do shake my darling shed of grey, but summarily spurn a second date.’

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However, after many years spent alone with nothing but my poetry and the swimsuit edition of Sheds Illustrated to keep me company, my luck finally changed. Brenda was everything those girls weren’t – easily pleased. Our eyes had met across a crowded garden centre. The very next day I took her home to meet my shed and I knew instantly from her reaction (she didn’t run away, screaming) that she was the one. We were married just three weeks later (it was quite a short guest list as it was only a small shed) and spent an idyllic honeymoon basking in the Caribbean sun . . .

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We stood alone on the idyllic white beach. She shed her clothes. I shed my inhibitions. At that moment I knew it would always be about sheds.

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Fifty Sheds Of Grey

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. . . A gentle tapping jolts me from my sun-kissed reverie. I glance at my office door and straighten my back, ready to greet my mystery visitor. ‘Come in,’ I repeat, a little deeper and even more gravelly. Still the door doesn’t move. I’m bracing myself for my very deepest and most gravelly voice ever when I notice a pigeon sitting on the window ledge. He cocks his head quizzically at me then taps the glass with his tiny beak. I smile at him and give him a wink, then frown at my 96-diamond platinum Rolex. Where has this woman got to? It must be a quarter of an hour since the call. ‘Hello . . . Olivia? Did you send that woman up? She hasn’t arrived yet.’ The voice on the line answers in the affirmative. ‘Strange . . . ‘ I reply, ‘Oh well, could you reschedule my three o’clock? Thank you. Oh, and can you call the exterminators? The pigeons are back.’ I stroke my chin. Maybe she’s changed her mind. I should get back to work – I don’t want to waste the whole afternoon waiting for somebody not to come. I look at my computer screen and place my long, sturdy fingers on the keyboard but somehow my eyes are drawn back to the photographs on the wall and one in particular. Our first shed together . . .

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We arrived at our new home, tired but happy. Being a romantic and a traditionalist, I insisted on sweeping her up in my arms and carrying her across the threshold. ‘Ouch!’ she cried as her head hit the shed roof. I agreed to move the new shed to the back garden to avoid a repeat. And so our married life, with all its ups and downs, began . . .

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We tried various positions – round the back, on the side, up against a wall . . . but in the end we came to the conclusion that the bottom of the garden was only place for a really good shed.

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She knelt before me on the shed floor and tugged gently at first, then harder until finally it cam. I moaned with pleasure. Now for the other boot . . .

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I stared down at her, my hands on my hips. She’d been on her hands and knees for well over an hour. Finally I spoke . . . ‘Are you sure you lost your contact lens in here?’

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Grey Sheds

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‘Harder,’ she cried gripping the workbench tightly, ‘Harder!’ ‘Alright,’ I said. ‘What’s the gross national product of Nicaragua?’

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My body writhed and quivered from the pain. I had learned my next lesson. Never again would I leave an upturned plug on the shed floor.

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‘Are you sure you want this?’ I asked. ‘When I’m done you won’t be able to sit down for weeks.’ She nodded. ‘Okay,’ I said, putting the three-piece suite on eBay.

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I was excited, but nervous. I’d been accepted into the BDSM community – Builders, Decorators and Shed Maintenance.

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As I stared out at the army of strange creatures standing to attention on the lawn, I realized I’d mixed up the slug pellets and the Viagra.

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I smile to myself, taking another sip of water. Married life was so happy and simple – a beautiful shed. But then one day, without warning, everything changed . . .

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The soft, rhythmic motion rocked me gently as I headed home that day, blissfully unaware of what lay in wait. I looked blearily around the train carriage at my fellow commuters, the men nose-deep in their broadsheets, the women staring wide-eyed and rosy-cheeked at their paperbacks. I wondered what type or literature could be evoking such a flushed response. On closer inspection I was surprised to see that all of their books bore the same cover – a silver knotted tie on a dark background. My brow furrowed. Were today’s women really so fascinated by male formal attire? I was clearly out of touch – perhaps I should ask my own dear Brenda. However, when I arrived home I was surprised to find a letter waiting for me on the dining table: ‘Your dinner’s in the supermarket.’ I called her name but there was no reply. I searched every room until finally I found her, lying in the bath, surrounded by scented candles, reading THAT book. From that moment things would never be the same again . . .

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sexy sheds

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‘Punish me,’ she cried desperately, ‘Make me suffer like only a real man can!’ ‘Very well,’ I replied, leaving the toilet seat up.

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She told me it turned her on to have her movements restricted when she made love. I looked around – I was going to have to get a smaller shed.

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‘Are you sure you can take the pain?’ she demanded, brandishing her stilettos. ‘I think so,’ I gulped. ‘Here we go, then,’ she said, and showed me the receipt.

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‘Pleasure and pain can be experienced simultaneously,’ she said, gently massaging my back as we listened to her Coldplay CD.

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‘Now,’ she said, fiercely, ‘I’m going to take you by the collar and lead you naked round the garden.’ I was shocked – the poor vicar had only popped round for a cup of tea.

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My whole body shuddered as she entered my Man Cave. I really must get a padlock for the shed door.

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‘Hurt me,’ she begged, raising her skirt as she bent over my workbench. ‘Very well,’ I replied, ‘You’ve got fat ankles and no dress sense.’

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60 sheds of grey

 

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Ever since she read THAT book, I’ve had to buy all kinds of ropes, chains and shackles. She still manages to get into the shed though.

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‘Happy birthday,’ she said, placing a riding crop in my hand and lowering her skirt, ‘Today’s your lucky day’. I couldn’t believe it – I was getting a pony!

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She gazed up at me wide-eyed from the shed floor and bit her lip seductively. Unfortunately it was her top lip so she looked like a piranha.

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By the time I’d finished, her bottom was bright pink – I’d mixed up the baby oil and the Thousand Island dressing again.

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I’m a very naughty girl,’ she said, biting her lip, ‘I need to be punished.’ So I invited my mother to stay for the weekend.

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‘I am your master,’ I commanded, ‘You will obey my rules,’ She rolled her eyes and walked out of the shed. That was definitely it – I needed to get a new cat.

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sexy sheds of grey

 

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As we stood there naked in Ikea, we came to an important decision. Next time only one of us would wear a blindfold.

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‘Make me feel pain like I’ve never felt before,’ she pleaded, blindfolded and naked. ‘Alright,’ I said, placing the Lego bricks on the shed floor . . .

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‘Yes, mistress,’ I replied. I didn’t dare argue as I bent over the workbench – I could see she had a strop on. At least, I think that’s what they’re called.

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I told her exactly what she should do in my sternest and most dominant voice and awaited her response. Finally it came. ‘Please hold the line. Your call is very important to us . . .’

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As we were discharged from the casualty department for the third time that month, we began to wonder whether we should change the safe word from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

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We each dropped our keys into the bowl. Before long we’d be entering a world of forbidden delights. God, I loved those shed-swapping parties.

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So this was it – it was really going to happen. Every man’s ultimate fantasy . . . Three In A Shed

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I managed to stay calm as my wife expertly bound my wrists and ankles. Although I have to admit I did get a little nervous when she bundled me into the boot of the car . . .

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‘You’re obsessed!’ she cried, slamming the door as she stormed out, ‘You love this shed more than me!’ I frowned. Obsessed? Me? Ridiculous! Shed be back. I mean, she’d be back . . .

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But she wasn’t. Brenda never returned and once more I was alone. I retreated into my shed. I sought solace in my garden and the World Wide Web. I tried dating and social networking sites, soon becoming quite proficient at the lingo. It didn’t take me long to figure out the acronyms (PMSL – Painting My Shed Lovingly, LMAO – Lawn Mowers Are Ok) but for some reason, none of these sites yielded a companion. I gave up and found myself drawn to the darker corners of the internet and immersed myself in a twilight world of garden-based erotica, tawdry one-night sheds and online movies such as Last Tango in Homebase, The Red Shed Diaries and 91/2 Weeds . . . I started around the shed Brenda and I modified, and sighed. I stroked the leather studded workbench sadly. And then suddenly it came to me . . .

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I stare at the photograph in the very centre of the group. Our shed. The one I eventually agreed to convert into our ‘playroom’. The one that sat empty for years until the day I inexplicably found myself opening its door again, looked around at the chains hanging sadly from the walls, stroked the leather studded workbench and . . . had an idea. Not just an idea. The idea. The idea that was to make my name. The idea that gave me this vast, sprawling desk in this vast, sprawling office and three quarters of this vast, sprawling metropolis. I walk slowly over to the door and open it to look at the brass plate affixed to the other side.
‘Colin T. Grey, CEO, Slea-Z-Sheds International’. I brush the gleaming brass with the cuff of my Armani suit and my face breaks into a proud and slightly sad smile.
‘Hello.’
I swivel round then immediately freeze, my heart pounding. I can’t believe what I’m seeing. After all this time. After all those sheds. Finally my open mouth begins to form words.
‘What . . are you. . doing here?’
‘Ssssshh . . ‘ she whispers, placing her finger over my lips.
‘But . . . It’s been so long,’
‘I know,’ she says softly, ‘the elevator was broken.’
‘No, I mean . . . ‘
‘I wanted to wait . . . until the time was right.’ She reaches into her purse and draws out a blindfold. ‘Come with me,’ she says raising it to my eyes.
I roll my eyes and bite my lip. Just when I thought I had finally reached a lighter shade of Grey, I can see that, once again, things are about to get darker . . .

 

 

 


Re Felting

Shed Roof Re-felting

A Shed is only as good as its roof covering

ROOFING FELT OPTIONS

All our shed , summer houses , workshops and cabins come with either a basic light weight or heavy duty green mineral type roof covering depending on what price range it is .

As with any product it comes in different qualities or gauge  or as it is know on the trade the Kg. 20Kg for you basic light weight  or heavy Duty 40KG .

The Kg basically means the weight of that roll of felt so the heavier thicker 40Kg will obviously last longer than the thinner lighter 20KG as there is more tar in it .

Up Grade Your New Shed Roof Covering

Polyester Torch On roofing felt

The next step up is more commercial grade which is lined with a polyester membrane and fixed by using a blow torch . This is a true long lasting and durable roof covering with a general life span in excess of 20 years.

Any building can be up graded to this superior covering at an extra cost and is a real long term investment .Check out our upgrade charges

SHED RE-FELTING

Has you garden shed roof become damaged in the the high winds ?

Then we have the solution for you .

We can offer you a complete service where by we come to your house and re cover your old garden shed or summerhouse roof.

The price will obviously depend on the amount of work involved and how badly the roof has been effected? At this stage we can only offer you a very rough estimate which you can get from or product prices below.

The price guide below is based on an average job with NO repair to any timbers or replacing facia boards or the likes . Once you provide us with some photos / images we will be able to provide a much better and more accurate quote

SHED ROOF RE FELTING SERVICES

You will need to provide us with some basic details of the shed or summerhouse you need re felting.

The size of the shed or summerhouse

The shape of the shed roof that needs re felting – Apex or Pent ( flat Roof)

Your Full address and post code as depending on where you are will increase the cost.

Shed Roofing Felt Qualities

We need to make you aware there are three basic grades of roofing felt suitable of sheds and summerhouses . Now as with any thing in life you only get what you pay for you will agree ? It all simply boils down to what you are prepared to pay for your timber shed / summer house / building to be recovered .

  • The most basic is the 20kg ( the 20Kg is basically the weight of the material ) so the heavier the thicker it will be and the more Tar it will contain. The we have the Heavy Duty 40 Kg as we use on our Heavy Duty Workshops and Stronger buildings

Polyester Torch on which is heat seals to the timber , a proper long lasting ( 25 years usually ) As you can see it will be your call, yes we are all limited by our spending power but do a cheap job and you may need to do it again much sooner than you think , especially with the UK weather lately .

 

OTHER SHED ROOF REPAIRS

Some times if you have left the roof for too long without repairing the problem the boards or support framework may have become damaged or even rotten is certain conditions.

Our basic prices we quote DO NOT include the repair of any timbers or supporting structures and this will need to be priced on an individual basis.

You will need to either send us some images via email or provide us with your full contact details so our self employed fitters can call around during their travels to give you an individual quote.

This work is NOT carried out by City Centre Sheds but directly with the contractors them selves , we are only acting as agents with this service passing on inquires for this and other Shed and Garden based work.