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Garden Shed Workshops – a Restful Retreat and Home Office? Yes!

For most of us, the term “garden shed” conjures up visions of wooden structures that have seen better days. Light could be seen between the boards and it was a place for Dad to put away the lawn mower and rake. Times have certainly changed!



Garden sheds are now available in many shapes and sizes, and decorated in ways that are only limited by one’s own imagination. They may be used as a cozy retreat to read, rest and renew. Your personal work space may be an artist’s studio, a green house, a place to work with wood and power tools. You may choose to create a potting centre in the same space as your garden tools. Your garden shed workshop might be nestled in between the trees and wildflowers of your garden, and coated in natural colors, even stucco or plaster to create an original playhouse for your children.

Summer Houses often have windows that let in more light. Add a convertible console that opens into your desk and a Murphy Bed (they still exist!) and you have a guest cottage that doubles as a workshop or home office. That is the appeal of garden shed workshops- they are completely versatile. Garden shed workshops can also be wired for electricity depending on how much you wish to spend on your project. Many companies will make these garden sheds to your desired specifications, but they are also available in a wide range of stock sizes as well. Window boxes and verandas are often optional, and add charm and personality to your workshop. When choosing a company to build your shed, there are some points to be considered:

* Are they flexible and willing to custom build your shed?
* Do they have a good reputation and licensure?
* They should use the best timber for the job
* Do they use pressure treated lumber?
* Do they use a heavy duty green mineral felt for the roofing?
* Do they take pride in what they build?

York Timber Products is a family run company which specializes in creating quality timber buildings, play equipment and garages within Yorkshire. They have five locations within the UK, including;

* Riccall Road, Escrick,York
* Malton Road, York
* Alfred Street, Hull
* Harewood Bridge,Leeds
* Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster

They favour the use of pressure treated timber,and the family of “tantalized” family of products. Pressure treated timber has long term protection from fungal decay, andinsect attacks, including termites. This timber may be used inside or out, in ground, above ground or in contact with water. This is important if your garden shed workshop is located in an area with poor drainage. Pressure treated wood is a light green colour, but it mellows to a warm honey brown. It requires very little maintenance other than a coat of a water repellant.


The less costly alternative that comes standard on all buildings is a red cedar base treatment. With this option, it is recommended that a good quality wood preservative be used annually. York Timber Products uses such design elements as large double doors which are centrally located for easy access. This allows large tools and equipment to be moved in or out with ease. Their Garden Shed Workshops are made with stability and durability in mind. They are built from log or timber cladding. The Tongue and Groove roofs and floors help to prevent roof leaks and the wood will stay joined even with the shrink-swell habit of wood. York Timber Products also offers free delivery across most of the UK. So, why not contact the experts at York Timber Products to discuss your needs today.

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