Moving on…

Brooklyn Log Cabin

Brooklyn Log Cabin from Lugarde one of our quality manufacturing partners

Its been an interesting few months. BT eventually managed to install our new phone lines at Woodmeadow Garden Centre and we have, after much long awaited anticipation moved our sales office into the Brooklyn Log Cabin that’s at the front of the garden centre.

Over the last couple of years as our industry has evolved and as garden fashions are ever changing so has our business changed, we have a new team of cabin fitters, new suppliers with new ranges of products, new display buildings and greenhouses at our new garden centre, new challenges everyday. If it was easy everyone would be doing it.

It is not possible for us to be the cheapest supplier of log cabins and cheapest sheds but our aim is to offer a wide range of Garden Buildings at the best prices we can. Cheap garden buildings are not always the best way forward and although we sell them as a part of our range we always try and advise our customers to consider the better quality sheds and summerhouses

Denbigh Summerhouse

Last years best seller the Denbigh Summerhouse

or the quality log cabins that for only a little extra have better accessories, buy cheap buy twice is a saying that’s been drilled into me over the years and is a common thing I talk about with customers in the garden centre when they are complaining about a cheap alternative that they have purchased and it only lasted for one year.

Buy cheap… Buy twice…Ring us for friendly advice or pop in for a cuppa and a chat.

New To Taylors This Week!

We have listed some exciting new products on Taylors this week!

To compliment our range of Arbours and Gazebos we have added three new models from one of our most popular manufacturers – Rowlinson.

The Britannia Arbour

The Britannia Arbour

 

First up we have the Britannia  which, as we are sure you will agree, is a most attractive arbour and sure to make a stunning centrepiece to aby garden it is placed in. It is maufactured with quality FSC softwood and comes inclusive of comprehensive instructions and all necessary fittings. This arbour has been designed to be assembled easily by 2 people and will bring you many years of happy trouble free service.

The Bramble Arbour

The Bramble Arbour

 

Our second new product is the Bramble. This sturdy arbour is from the same collection as the Britannia and like its sibling comes with instructions and all the fittings that are required to build it. The side panels are half tongue and groove / half lattice with a pleasing octagonal motif and the seat is specially shaped for added comfort.

Buckingham Gazebo

Buckingham Gazebo

 

Our third new recruit is the Buckingham Gazebo, this is an eight sided structure which is ideal to fit a furniture set underneath if you fancy some outdoor dining. The half trellis panels are pressure treated against rot as is the floor which comes as standard with this model.

 

There are lots more brand new products coming every week so watch this space!!

 

The Taylors Journey May 2012 – May 2015.

It is now just over three years since we took over the running of this company.

The previous owners of the business had changed their focus, wishing to explore new avenues and made the heart wrenching decision to sell Taylors Garden Buildings on. We purchased the website in May 2012 and immediately set about catching up on deliveries which had unfortunately been set back by a few days due to the handover.

The early days were very fraught to say the least, the phones were literally ringing off of the hook with customers chasing orders (news of the change over had spread very quickly and many people were now panicking that they had lost their money and would not be getting the items they ordered). The first thing we had to do was to contact all of our customers to inform them of the situation and give them some peace of mind. Some people requested to have their money refunded while a vast majority were happy to continue with the order they had made and wait just a little longer for the delivery to take place.

It was a stressful time for all in the Taylors office, starting a brand new job is never easy but to literally hit the ground running is even less so. Gradually we began to make progress and get ourselves caught up. We are pleased to say that all orders got sorted out  and, thanks to all of the patience and support from our customer base, we were soon able to move forward and begin doing what we had aimed at doing in the first place – selling garden buildings.

This was where it started getting exciting, with the old orders sorted and completed we could now focus on moving the business forward and start to repair the Taylors name in the marketplace.

Ready Built Shed Range

Ready Built Shed Range

 

One of the first big moves we made was securing a contract with a very large shed manufacturer who would deliver and install their garden buildings all for one price. This is of course UK Garden Buildings, they are the suppliers of our Ready Built range which has gone from strength to strength and is now one of our biggest selling lines.

 

 

The second major step we took was to purchase a local garden centre. Woodmeadow had been trading since the early 1970s and the previous owner had decided to move on to a new chapter in life. This came at a perfect time for us, it was obviously meant to be! With the purchase of Woodmeadow we now had a display site to showcase some of the buildings, this not only made us a more physical presence but it also enabled us to offer a more personal service by allowing us to meet our customers face to face.

Since those early days Taylors has continued to grow and now, three years later, we have revived the Taylors name and once again become a more prominent force on the internet.  We have a much bigger team  now too, some people have come and gone down the years, some have moved to different areas of the business while others have decided on a different career path, but we now have a team that is bigger and better than it has ever been!

Due to the increase in staff we re-located our sales office to bigger premises, this was our third big step in the growth of our business and happened in July 2013.

Thanks to our social media platforms (Facebook in particular) we have had a lot of positive feedback from our customers – some of those customers by the way were with us in the beginning and have stuck by us since then.

A huge thank you to them for giving us the chance to grow and standing by us!

In the past three years we have managed successfully to breathe fresh new life in to an ailing business and restore it to former glories, we have done the same to a local garden centre which has seen a dramatic increase in sales and now has a solid loyal customer base.

Movember 2012

Movember 2012

 

We even managed to do our bit for charity too, long term followers of our blog will remember that we did Movember in 2012 and raised over £1600.00!!

 

 

 

We have many plans for the future which will be mentioned on here as and when they happen – there are still exciting times ahead so watch this space!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We let our customers do the talking…

One of the more pleasurable parts of working for Taylors is hearing the positive feedback from our customers, it is always a pleasure and we always take on board what we are told and are always open to suggestions or ideas.

Here is a selection of some of the lovely comments we have received in the past couple of weeks…

 


 

Forest Easy Lift Cold Frame

  Love the colour they have painted the Cold Frame!

 

 


 

Supreme Apex Shed 8×6

The Supreme Apex model is one of our most successful lines, the feedback with these has always been extremely positive!

 


 

The Playhouse 6×6 with verandah

Suck kind words! Feedback such as this is very motivational for our sales team!

 


 

Double Wheelie Bin Chest 240ltr

Our Wheelie bin covers have really been a hit with our customers!!

 


 

Double Wheelie Bin and Recycling Chest

An ideal way to keep unsightly bins out of sight!

 

 All reviews are taken from our Feefo account on the internet.

Have a good bank holiday everybody!

 

 

 

 

New faces at Taylors.

Already we are on the verge of saying goodbye to April and summer is rapidly approaching!  In preparation for what will be our busiest period, we have introduced many new lines to our range and improved our site to make it easier to navigate around.

As many of you are no doubt already aware there are  some new faces amongst us at the Taylors office.  The success of our businesses has necessitated a growth in our workforce – the next time you call in with  an enquiry you might find a new voice at the end of the phone!

Our two new colleagues are Adam and Max, they joined a few weeks back and have already made a positive impression with many of our customers. Need advice or reassurance on a product? These guys are here to help!

All of our staff are fully trained to the Taylors standard so don’t be put off by an unfamiliar voice – our staff receive full comprehensive coaching to ensure they give you the first class service you have come to expect!

Here’s to a successful and profitable summer!!

The Lotus Metal Shed Range

Our popular Lotus Metal Shed Range is enjoying healthy sales and continual positive feedback from our customers, both new and returning. With Spring now finally on our doorsteps and the likelihood of better weather on it’s way we have decided to give more of our customers the opportunity to own one of these magnificent buildings by introducing our new “pre-easter” special offer.
These buildings are perfect for storage of garden machinery and implements as well as deck chairs and cushions, maybe even bicycles – the list is endless!

Features of this fantastic range include the following;

  • Ventilated gables
  • .3mm hot dipped galvanised steel
  • Straight forward assembly
  • Solid heavy gauge galvanised steel frame and base rails

Ventilated Gables

Solid heavy gauge galvanised steel frame and base rails

 

 

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Padlockable Steel Door Handles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This special price is running until April 1st 2015, get yours while you can!

Taylors Terms and Conditions

Things are speeding up on the Taylors website! Spring is on its way and the rapidly approaching new season has inspired many of you to get out in to your gardens and prepare for the new season to come.

As well as our returning regulars we have gained a lot of new faces amongst our clientele, so for those of you who are new to our “family” we have added links to all of our products which will take you to our terms and conditions and make it easier to understand them.

These are here for everybody. As well as making your transaction easier and hassle free it also helps us to make sure that our customers are fully aware of their rights as a consumer and will get the very best in customer service.

In addition to this every time you place an order with us you will be sent an order confirmation with our T&Cs attached!

Lifetime Dual Entrance Storage Shed

Introducing the brand new all singing all dancing Lifetime 10x8ft dual entrance storage shed!

This fabulous new 10-foot wide Outdoor Storage Shed has several innovative features, including skylights to maximize natural lighting. They also include single-hinged double doors that open nearly 180 degrees, a slip-resistant polyethylene floor and low-maintenance, steel-reinforced construction.

Dimensions
  • Nominal size 10×8
  • Roof size 305x243cm
  • Base size 295x234cm
  • Overall height 244cm
  • Wall height 180cm
  • Weight 232kg
Standard features
  • 2 large skylights
  • 4 small skylights
  • 2 windows
  • HDPE floor
    Please click HERE to see this amazing new building!!

Woodmeadow Garden Centre home of great customer service!

As many of our most loyal customers are aware, our garden centre in Northamptonshire has been going through a period of regeneration and expansion in the past few months.

The layout of our shop has been vastly improved and made more user friendly, our range has also been broadened to include many new lines such as gifts, greetings cards and garden tools / accessories.

One very recent addition to our site is the Bugtopia show which has showings during weekends and school holidays. For a very reasonable entrance fee you can see and learn about many different animals such as snakes, tarantulas and other small creatures. You can also have the opportunity to hold some if you are brave enough.

Pre-booking for this show is essential (show times are normally 11,1 and 3pm) and anyone wishing to reserve a space needs to call them on 01536 799778.

This show is a real crowd pleaser and is a fun experience for all the family.

After the show you can skip along to our tea room. Like the rest of Woodmeadow, this popular venue has been improved and now offers a variety of drinks as well as cold snacks and hot meals. There is a different meal on offer everyday and there is also a vegetarian option!

There is a very friendly atmosphere in out tea room and people often comment on this! Come and pay us a visit!