2 new promotions starting this week…

Two exciting new promotions start this week!

        

Our Lifetime large and small storage boxes have always been good sellers for us and the feedback we receive about them is always positive.

Manufactured with durable plastic and sturdy steel, these boxes are dent-resistant, weather resistant and very low maintenance. The panels are UV protected to resist cracking and will not fade.  They are ideal for storage of garden tools or toys amongst other things and have a lockable lid for extra security.

Visit our lifetime section to see these and further special offers available in this range.

Grab yourself a bargain!

Condensation In Metal Sheds – advice from one of our top manufacturers

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Metal Garden Sheds are an incredibly popular alternative to traditional timber sheds and outdoor buildings, they are more weather resistant, secure, fire retardant and virtually maintenance free. Although metal sheds suffer from very few of the labour intensive problems associated with other types of shed, they can sometimes be affected by the condition of their surroundings. In a word ‘condensation’!

A high quality metal shed will incorporate design features like ventilation, which should avoid the issue of condensation, however occasionally dampness can be caused by external sources. If there is any moisture in the foundations, the warmer air inside the shed will rise and settle on the cold metal panels. The damp will then condense and drip down, creating a cycle, and once this process is established it is not terribly easy to halt, making prevention rather than cure, a better idea. If you have yet to create the foundation for your metal shed, there are few rules to ensure that condensation never raises its ugly head.

Make your base whether concrete or slab, a few inches larger than the base rail of the shed,

then:-

  • Place a damp-proof membrane into the foundations at least two inches higher than ground level.
  • Ensure that the newly laid foundations of your shed are allowed to cure for around 3-7 days, or longer if conditions are damp. This will avoid creating possible water related problems caused by insufficiently dried concrete.
  • When ready, bolt down your shed to the base and apply a silicone or mastic sealant to the inside shed base rails. By applying this to the inside you will facilitate trouble free drainage, while preventing water seepage into the shed.

If you have already constructed your metal shed and base and are currently faced with the problem of condensation, there are still ways of tackling this.

  • Remove your shed from its base and place a timber floor which is a few inches larger than the shed base measurements on raised bearers.
  • Secure the shed to the wooden floor using wood screws, and mastic seal the inside base rails of the shed.
  • Ensure regularly that water cannot stop ventilation by collecting underneath the floor.

Alternatively:-

  • Wait for a nice warm day, and begin by wiping down the underside of the roof panels with methylated spirits.
  • When dry attach polystyrene tiles to the underside with spray glue which is designed to bond polystyrene to metal and is impervious to heat and cold.
  • This insulation cannot eradicate moisture within your shed, however condensation should no longer be an issue.

This blog was originally published on one of our manufacturers pages, with years of experience behind them we are more than confident in sharing their tips and advice.

New Colour Options Available!

Some of our most successful lines will soon be available in additional colours!

Our immensely popular Olympian Metal Garages have always been top sellers at Taylors Garden Buildings.  Available in 4 sizes (12 x 20 – 12 x 38) they have always been available in a very attractive emerald green colour, which not only looks pleasing on the eye but also blends in with a vast majority of gardens up and down the UK.

Now, after several years of good sales and positive feedback from our customers, we are happy to announce that these durable structures are going to be available in an anthracite grey colour too!

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 These will be going on sale September 29th, watch this space!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hurry, while stocks last!

Two of our popular lines are soon to be no more.

The Trellis Garden Arc

The manufacturer of both the Trellis Garden Arch and the Rustic Raised Bed 0.9m have decided to retire these lines when they sell out. The production of these two great products ceased a few weeks back and the stock that we are offering on Taylors Garden Buildings are the last of their kind.

Numbers are getting very low so if you want one of these great products you had best hurry!

Special offers for September

Our fabulous Lifetime range of sheds continue to be a huge seller for us at Taylors and due to public demand we have decided to continue the offer on these buildings through September.

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There are several models on offer and you can save up to £396.00! click here for details

We also have two brand new offers!

Firstly the stylish Artemis Arbour is now available with £20 off of our normal retail price. This Arbour is a long standing line on our website and has always sold well, it has also had great feedback from our customers due in no small part to its great quality and value for money.

Please click here to visit this attractive Arbours page.

The Artemis Arbour – a touch of glamour for your garden!

Our final great new offer is for the Duramax Duramate Shed 8′x6′ which gives you a saving of £46.00 off of its usual retail price. This is an ideal solution to your garden storage needs, is manufactured with quality durable PVC and also features a strong steel frame with supports. It is also fade resistant and fire retardant.

Duramax Duramate Shed 8′ x 6

To see more details on this great item please click either the picture or here.

How to Video’s on YouTube

How to Video’s on YouTube

We have recently just uploaded a range of “How to’s” video to YouTube, so that our customers can have that little helping hand when constructing their purchased products.

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To see our channel feel free to click the link below: http://www.youtube.com/user/TaylorsGardens

Our Video’s:

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Autumn Special Offers At Taylors

3 brand new offers begin this week at Taylors, these are running until September 28th and are well worth taking a look at!

First of all we have the “Kensington 7” Horizontal shed – SAVE £50!

The Kensington ‘Seven’ Horizontal Shed is finished in sand with chocolate accents. Manufactured using a quality, durable, UV stable resin and a new and exclusive blow moulding technology, this shed features extra strong double wall panelling.

 

This model also benefits from a ‘glide top’ sliding lid and double doors, allowing easy walk-in access. Ideal for storage of bikes, outdoor furniture, toys and tools. And with a reinforced floor, the Kensington is also suitable for heavier garden equipment.

 

Secondly is our “Adlington 1” Storage Shed – SAVE £175.00

The Adlington ‘One’ shallow roof shed measuring 5’6×5’5. Complete with integral floors and stay-dry design this shed provides the ideal storage solution for lawn furniture, garden equipment and tools.

 

Complete with a 15 year guarantee this shed is maintenance free and with pad lockable doors ensures worry free storage. Constructed using long lasting resin this attractive shed in light taupe is suitable for use in the garden as well as on a deck or patio.

 

Designed for home assembly.

 

Last but by no means least is the very elegant “Octagonal Gazebo” – SAVE £245.00!

The Garden Resin Octagonal Gazebo is great for parties and special events. Its classic octagonal design will complement any garden and is low maintenance with a rigid resin construction. The components on this item are precision cut and moulded for ease of assembly.

 

This gazebo is supplied in classic white with slate grey roof and will require a base, this is not supplied.

 

Make sure you dont miss out!

Taylors Garden Buildings Directory of Terminology Part 2

Following on from our re-blog last week, here is part 2 of our very popular Terminology post from last year…

Garden Buildings Directory of Terminology Part 2

This is Part 2 of the Directory of Terminology this is carries on from Part 1. Its simply just a little helping hand to you as customers on some of the terminology used throughout our website. But please feel free to contact our friendly team for any further help on 01604 586939

  •  Framing

We refer to the framing as the timber frame on which the outer cladding is fixed. Many manufacturers use different size thickness frames, which is a way of making cheaper buildings and although in most cases not detrimental potentially thinner framing can affect strength and rigidity. It is worth asking the question, remember buy cheap buy twice.

  •  Fully framed Door

A stronger more rigid door with a full frame in addition to ledge and braced

  •  Gable

    Gable End

     

The gable is the end of the building, usually the front or back of the A not the sides.

  •  Galvanising

Galvanising is the most common way of protecting metal,     Galvanised products are far less susceptible to rust and ultimately require less future maintenance.

  •  Glass

Glass supplied with Sheds and Summerhouse is standard horticultural glass but in many cases can be upgraded to toughened glass a must to consider when there is a chance they could get broken especially when children are around, even a double glazing upgrade on the Log Cabins an important feature when using Log Cabins as offices or practical extensions to the home.

  •  Insulation

Depending on what you are using your Garden Building or Log Cabin for it is worth considering insulation, on most buildings there is a small floor cavity that can be insulated using a thermal foam board with reflective foil front and back and you can even insulate the roof.

  •  Ledge and Brace

Ledge and brace is the term referred to as a particular style of Shed door which is fixed together usually with three horizontal ledges and diagonal braces, most of our Shed and Summerhouse doors are ledge and braced with full frames, also on our range of Timber Garages

  •  Log Lap

Log Lap or Barrel board is a considered upgrade from standard tongue and groove or shiplap cladding not available from all Shed manufacturers but a nice finish for a Shed or Summerhouse if not purchasing a Log Cabin.

  •  Mineral felt

    Mineral Felt

     

See Shed Felt Mineral felt is usually the term used to describe a roll of bituminous membrane covered in mineral granules to help protect against the elements, Standard colour is grey/green.

  •  OSB board

OSB or Oriented strand board (or Sterling board) is an engineered wood with wood flakes bonded together, available in many different thicknesses and generally used by Shed manufacturers as a cheaper option for flooring or roofing as opposed to tongue and groove planks.

  •  Overlap cladding

See Featheredge Sometime know as rustic with the planks being rough sawn generally not as long lasting as tongued and grooved but can service a requirement when budgets are restricted.

  •  Pent Roof

    Pent Roof

     

Pent roofs refer to a flat roof with a sloping pitch. A pent shed will have a high side sloping down to a lower mostly these pent Roof Garden Buildings slope from front to back but they can be built anyway round.

  •  Plexiglass

Playhouses and some of the cheaper Sheds are delivered with a clear plastic as an alternative to glass.

  •  Polycarbonate

A versatile plastic type material normally transparent although not completely clear similar view as corrugated cardboard with the top and bottom skin and ribbed between, used on greenhouses and conservatories available in varying thickness’s.

  •  Pressure treating

Pressure treated timber or tanalised is timber that is introduced to a Vacuum and when up to the optimum pressure the wood expands allowing chemical to penetrate deep into the wood. Pressure treatment guarantees the timber for at least 10 years against rot and wood eating insects.

  •  Ridge 

    Roof Ridge

     

The Ridge is the point on a building where the 2 roof sections meet and is generally the highest point of the building. Generally the ridge runs along the length of the building. This can be a vital element with regards to planning.

  •  Roof Pitch

The roof pitch is the angle of the slope of the roof.

  •  Roof beams

Roof Joists or beams support the roof planks.

  •  Roof Truss

On the larger cabins it is sometimes necessary to reinforce the roof and integral roof joists will be used, you notice this on the hip roof or pyramid style roofs where there is a central peak.

  •  Shed Base

See base referring to area where Shed, or Garden Building is to be erected similar to Log Cabin Base.

  •  Shed Felt

    Shed Felt

     

See Mineral Felt roof covering applied to the roof of Sheds and garden buildings including Dog KennelsHutches and other Outhouses.

  •  Slide Bolts

These are generally used to secure the second opening door.

  •  Shiplap

Also called Shiplap Tongued and grooved cladding. This is a more premium fully interlocking cladding system. Each board interlocks with the next creating a weatherproof seal deflecting the rain.

  •  Shingles

See Felt Shingles

  •  Skylight

An open or covered aperture built into the roof panel to enable extra light to the inside of the garden building, not standard on Sheds and Summerhouses or Log Cabins but can be added if required, some roof strengthening maybe be required.

  •  Sterling Board

See OSB Board

  •  Tanalised

See Pressure Treating

  •  Tongued and Grooved

This refers to the panels that are secured to the frame work of the building. The boards are notched on the sides to lock into each other. This type of shed would be classed as a premium finish as opposed to an overlap shed

  •  Veranda 

    Veranda

     

A porch area on the front of a Garden Building normally a decked area with a balustrade surround quite a nice feature on certain Summerhouses or Log Cabins a space to relax in the shade on a hot summers day.

  •  Warping

Sometimes when lengths of timber dry it is possible they may twist generally this is not a major concern and most logs in your Log Cabin Kit can be manipulated to fit.

  •  Woodgrain

Woodgrain or Wood grain is a finish applied to metal garden buildings that is set into the metal and pressed in. A Wood effect paint is then added to the steel sheets and the appearance is of a wood effect metal sheds

A timber floor kit is usually constructed from fully pressure treated timbers for long maintenance free life. The floor boards are constructed from thick timber usually 19mm thick half lapped timber, and then mounted onto 50mm x 25mm sawn bearers.

 

Back in stock!

Just a quick notification to inform our customers that our ever popular Aquatic Planters are now finally back in stock!

Aquatic Planter – now back in stock!

There has been an issue with the suppliers for this product and they were, for a time, unable to meet the demand for these items.

Please click here  to view these products if you have been waiting for them to come back in to stock.

 

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