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Garden Buildings


All garden buildings are delivered free of charge to the UK mainland. If you have special delivery requirements or are located offshore, please contact the office for details.
The buildings are delivered directly within approx. 4-6 weeks, dependent on seasonality.

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If ordered together with a garden building and delivered to the same place in the UK mainland, your order will be delivered free of charge.
Please note: delivery charges apply to products other than garden buildings. Rates are determined at cost and will be calculated based on weight during the checkout process.


All orders above £200 qualify for free delivery 

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Liveoutside garden products are committed to innovative product development and manufacturing. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards. Advanced treatment process with permanent wood preservative provides complete protection against rot and insect attack for up to 10 years. Please notice that 10 years guarantee applies only to products which have no contact with the ground. Otherwise durability of the wood is reduced.


The life of a building depends upon it's foundations. It is vitally important that your base is firm, level, square and large enough to accommodate the building you have ordered. Ideally, your garden building should be installed on a flat concrete slab which is unlikely to sink or break up. A thickness of 50 to 100mm is required, depending upon the size and type of building that you have ordered. As an alternative, concrete paving slabs or decking bases may be laid but they should still be level, unlikely to sink at any point and completely cover the area of base required. If you have any doubts concerning the base seek advice from a local builder.

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All of the timbers are pressure impregnated using the most advanced formulation of permanent wood preservative which guarantees our products for many years against decay, weathering and insect attack.


Pressure treatment is a lifetime preservative treatment. The preservative is forced into the timber under pressure in a vacuum and penetrates below the surface. All other treatments apply a coat of stain to the surface of the timber only. With pressure impregnated timber, the chemicals are permanently fixed in the wood.

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All liveoutside garden buildings can be delivered to your door complete with a professional full installation service for as little as £345.

Our experienced builders will have your building erected and ready for use on the same day for maximum convenience and minimum disruption. If you cannot be available on the day of installation the installers will gladly carry on with the work without anybody being home. To order our professional installation service please choose this option on your shopping cart at the time of making your purchase.

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  • What to grow in the garden instead of a lawn?

    Probably everyone would like to have a nice lawn in their garden. Such a dream is not always easy to fulfil. Many owners of small gardens, and even experienced gardeners have a problem with establishing and maintaining a lawn. The English like to say that all it takes is to sow grass seed and then mow at least twice a week for 100 years. Are they joking? Yes, but the joke contains a grain of truth.

    The lawn is always that element of the garden that needs the most work, and yet the results are often less than satisfactory. Grass must be mowed at least once, and preferably twice a week, and in addition needs to be fertilized and regularly watered and aerated. The larger the lawn, the more work and costs. Not everyone has that much time and patience to properly cultivate a lawn. So perhaps it is worth replacing it with something else? The easiest way is to plant a flower meadow that you need to mow just twice a year. This solution is cheap, but the effect is not to everyone’s taste. A flower meadow looks natural or even wild and so does not fit into most people’s idea of a garden. You can also replace a lawn with a so-called gravel garden, but this is quite expensive. However, it’s a one-time expense, and in addition, such a garden requires no care, apart from picking up any rubbish that the wind blows in. Both these solutions are, however, quite radical. A much more effective and easier solution is to reduce the surface of the lawn in favour of other garden arrangements pleasing to the eye.

    A great idea is to set up an arbour, pavilion or garden house. No one needs convincing about the functionality and usefulness of such structures. It is nice to enjoy an afternoon cup of tea in an arbour. If you do not have a sufficiently large garden, and you want a substitute for a secluded corner, surrender part of the lawn in favour of paths, along which wooden flowerpots can be set. Above these you can install pergolas, and at the end of the path place a bench, or a special arched pergola with bench. Climbing plants planted next to this will grow quickly and make this a peaceful corner, in which you will be able to read or take a nap.

    Where grass refuses to grow, which is usually in shady parts of the garden, you can arrange a place in which to relax. Wooden decks are ideally suited to this. Thanks to pressure impregnation, when once these have been laid on a bed of sand, they will serve you for many years without any maintenance. Such a wooden terrace is an ideal place for setting up a hammock, swing, or a set of garden furniture that will fit in nicely with the architecture of the garden. Another equally interesting solution is to build a pond with a waterfall. The murmur of the water, the view of colourful fish, and watching birds arrive to take a drink has a calming effect. Great pleasure will be had from admiring the pond from a small bridge built over it. If you do not want a pond, you can create a large flowerbed, the construction of which will require the use of stakes driven into the ground side by side, flowerbed borders, railings, roll borders or even railway sleepers. Within the flowerbed or outside it you can plant a herb garden. Ideally suited to this is a hexagonal hotbed. If you like the smell of herbs, you should locate your herb garden near the house, to be able to catch the fragrance of fresh herbs even through the window. There are many interesting alternatives to a lawn in the garden. Of course, the decision to get rid of the lawn needs serious thought. What‘s most important is the owner’s imagination and inventiveness, because the possibilities are truly enormous.

  • Provence Planter

    Is an eco-garden on one’s terrace just a dream?

    Healthy food from our own garden, obtained without the use of harmful agents is not only a springtime pipe dream, but a dream that can be fulfilled. With a little effort a terrace, balcony or even a windowsill can become a mini eco-farm that will provide not only vitamins, but also the joy of contact with nature. Seedbeds, frames and planters will aid in the preparation of space for home-grown crops.

    Saying farewell to winter

    Once we have said goodbye to winter and the days get longer, we can begin to fulfil our dreams of our very own eco-garden. The task is very easy if you have a small piece of land, even if it is only a small garden at the entrance to the house or a small lawn next to the terrace. All it requires is to set up a raised hotbed or a simple crate made of impregnated wooden planks and fill it with composted soil or a horticultural substrate. Such a container will improve the aesthetic appearance of the terrace and at the same time create good conditions for the cultivation of early vegetables, because raised seedbeds heat up faster in the spring sunshine. In the event of frost they can also be easily covered with some non-woven fabric or bubble pack plastic sheeting. Those with their own garden who want to get seriously involved in eco-crops can invest in a mini-tunnel made of plastic sheeting or a greenhouse.

    The unique and the traditional

    Those who value tradition but also unique design should consider purchasing an original English Victorian Summerhouse type greenhouse. Such a greenhouse can be ordered from the company Jagram SA. Made of pressure-impregnated solid spruce timber, this will not only be a great place for growing plants, but will also become a beautiful architectural element of the garden.

    And what if we don’t have a garden?

    Those who don’t have even a small piece of land, but would like to grow vegetables and herbs, can set up a planter on their balcony or terrace, namely a wooden crate raised up on legs. Of course one could simply attach legs to an ordinary rectangular crate used for fruit, lining its base with plastic sheet. However, if we care about the aesthetic appearance and the durability of such a set-up, it is best to buy a mobile planter on wheels with an appropriate system for drainage and protection against frost. This tabletop plant pot has a height of about 80 cm, so allows one to maintain an ergonomic position while tending the plants, and if we set it at the window, the young plants will be provided optimum exposure to sunlight in early spring. The wheels make it easy to move the crops outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Those with more free space against a wall can also set up a cabinet type greenhouse. In its lower section there is usually space for tools and fertilizers, while above this there are fitted shelves on which one can place seeding trays and pots with seedlings.
    This fashion for container-growing of vegetables on a small scale has been spreading across Europe for several years. Polish companies are offering tools, planters and greenhouses that are also eagerly bought in other countries. Jagram SA exports gardening accessories to many countries.

    Growing your own

    These simple pieces of equipment and containers can be used to grow one’s own herbs, spring vegetables and even strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers or zucchinis. Eco-garden, slow life, and grow your own are not only fashionable mottoes, but a lifestyle. Growing your own plants could be a first step in this direction.

  • Choosing the right fencing for your garden

    In selecting the right fencing product for your garden, you should consider a few things first. Do you want total privacy above all else? Are you looking for something decorative? Where is your fencing going to be situated?

    For privacy

    Ripon and Shutter panels provide that all-important privacy for your garden in a simple and effective way, whilst also being nice to look at, especially with the right fence post caps to set off the look. Canterbury and Beverley panels with their diagonal slats provide a little more sophistication and elegance, whilst still providing full privacy in your garden.

    For decoration

    Windsor and Chatsworth styles create lower level fencing, perfect for decorative fencing, for example to mark the border of your front garden whilst still showing off your lawn and plants. A latched gate provides quaint charm for the bottom of your garden path.

    For both

    If you have a good relationship with the neighbours, York and Salisbury style panels are a little lower, but have the curved top which adds contour to your boundary. If you fancy this style but still want your total privacy, try mounting the York atop a low wall, or go for the taller Malvern or Durham style.

    Trellis

    For marking a boundary within your garden, for low-privacy situations or for growing plants such as creepers, a trellis may be the appropriate option. There are a wide range of styles to choose from including whole trellis panels like Premier, fence tops in styles like English trellis and other, decorative options such as wall trellis and Tartan.

    Finishing

    For all fencing styles, make sure you have all the essential components for the project, including posts, caps, post holders and L-brackets where appropriate. For any and all orders from liveoutside, we will be happy to advise you on exactly what components you will need and in what quantity for each type of fencing we supply.

    Before embarking on any fencing project, especially if erecting on a property boundary, remember to check that you are within your rights to do so. If your planned fence is near a road, it may be worth checking with the local council planning office to make sure your project adheres to their regulations. That way you can be sure your hard-earned time and money is spent wisely.

  • The perfect position for your summerhouse

    A beautiful summerhouse provides an exciting addition to any garden, but before you invest, take some time to consider exactly where to position it to gain maximum benefits. Additionally, it makes sense to check if you need planning permission. After all, you don't want to go to this trouble only to find that you have to move it. Once you've checked this, you're good to get thinking.

    Getting the most out of the day

    Sunny British summer days can be few and far between, so you'll want to make the most of every bit of daylight. Which part of your garden offers the best views? Do you prefer the morning sun or the evening light? Will you require some shade during the day? Now imagine yourself sitting in that space, warm in the sun, protected from the wind and enjoying the garden. How does that make you feel? If you feel great, then that's where you should place your summerhouse.

    Access

    Now that you've decided on the position of your summerhouse, it's important to consider the location of windows and doors, both for access and the view. Some questions to ask yourself: does the position of your summerhouse impact on your neighbours? Will it be positioned too close to fencing, or other garden structures, such as a garden arbour or a garden arch? You should ideally leave at least 1 metre around the summerhouse to allow yourself space to tend to plants and shrubs, or to paint fencing.

    Design of the garden

    How will your summerhouse fit into your garden design? A well integrated summerhouse makes a stunning and enviable feature in any garden, so consider how to make the most of it. How will it complement existing structures and features, such as borders or ponds? Also, consider the size of your summerhouse. Will it be sitting adjacent to an existing building? If so, pay particular attention to the height.

    You should also consider the walk up to the summerhouse. Additional steps, archways or paths leading up to it will make the walk to it even more enjoyable and increase the amount of time you want to spend in it.

  • Why a summerhouse could change your life

    A summerhouse is an iconic British addition to any garden. Just think of all the literary masterpieces that have been created by our greatest writers in their summerhouses for a start. A summerhouse is so much more than a dusty shed full of tools, it can be a place for peace, quiet and comfort. Imagine sitting in a comfy chair with a cup of tea, a good book, and the sun streaming onto your face. Pure bliss. Whether you want to create the next great piece of literature or just escape the chaos of the house, a summerhouse has some fantastic benefits.

    Weather-proof

    We all know there’s no predicting the good old British weather! A summerhouse lets you enjoy your beautiful garden whatever the weather. Protected from the rain and sheltered from the wind, summerhouses provide a cosy mix of indoors and outdoors, allowing you to enjoy the best of both worlds. It can also be a great place to grow some of your more delicate plants and flowers, creating a warm indoor part of your garden where exotic plants can flourish.

    Extra living space

    A summerhouse can be whatever you want it to be but it’s basically an extension of your living space. If you want to use it all year round, you can even opt for a fully insulated summerhouse, complete with electricity and lighting. So whether you want your summerhouse to be your little garden office, your reading room or even a playhouse for the children, let your imagination run wild and create your perfect space. Some people go all out and turn their summerhouse into accommodation for their guests, which is a great way to give your visitors their own space.

    Versatile

    Summerhouses come in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. You can work around your garden and once in place, you can decorate and furnish your summerhouse to reflect your personal tastes. Go quintessentially English with floral cushions and wicker chairs, or transform your summerhouse into a peaceful meditation room, with colourful throws, artwork and yoga mats. Train some rambling roses, or other climbing plants, up the walls to create a secret hideaway just for you.

    That’s the beauty of a summerhouse, it can completely reflect your personality, your taste and your lifestyle. It’s a gorgeous garden extension of you.

  • Signs you should replace your old gazebo

    Are you considering replacing your garden gazebo with a brand new one? Well-made gazebos can last for years or even decades. Sadly, however, they do suffer from wear and tear just like any other type of exposed structure. So they do occasionally need to be replaced. But how can you tell if it’s time to retire your old gazebo and invest in a new one? It’s not always an easy decision to make. But there are a number of indicators that can tell you if it’s time to replace your gazebo.

    1. Your gazebo requires constant repairs

    If you need to carry out maintenance and repairs on your gazebo very frequently just to stop it from falling down, it’s probably because the structure is showing its age. If you constantly have to repair your gazebo, the best solution is to simply replace it with a new one. Why should you tolerate constant problems that require repairs when you could simply invest in a newer, sturdier structure?

    2. The roof leaks

    Gazebos are designed to provide shade when it’s sunny and shelter when it’s raining. A leaking roof that lets the rain through is therefore a major problem. Of course, it may be possible to patch the roof in some cases, but if the leak is very severe, it may be better to buy a new gazebo instead. If your gazebo is particularly old, leaks are likely to become endemic once they start happening. This is because even sturdy gazebo roofs can decay over long periods of time. We recommend dealing with severe leaks by investing in a new gazebo.

    3. The gazebo no longer appeals to you aesthetically

    Fashions change and so do personal style tastes. If you bought your current gazebo many years ago and no longer like the way it looks, you shouldn’t feel tied to it. Instead, consider purchasing a stylish new structure to replace it.

    If you do decide to get rid of your old gazebo and buy a new one, you should check out our range of gorgeous, well-built gazebos today. We have gazebos for everyone.

  • Planters versus greenhouses

    In addition to our range of gorgeous gazebos, terrific trellises and amazing arbours, we also sell greenhouses with elegant wooden frames and garden planters in a huge range of styles. But which is the best option for you? Should you invest in planters so you can grow your plants in the open air, or purchase a greenhouse that can protect them from harsh weather and provide them with a warmer environment? The answer depends on the kind of plants you want to grow, the size of your garden and, of course, your unique sense of style.

    1. What do you want to grow?

    Some plants will grow perfectly well in your garden, whereas others need the protection of a greenhouse. As a general rule, plants that are native to the UK can survive outdoor conditions comfortably and should be planted outside in planters. In contrast, plants that typically grow in warmer climates and have been imported to Britain often require greenhouse conditions to flourish. In short, you should invest in planters if you want to grow local plant species and you should invest in a greenhouse if you want to grow something more exotic.

    2. How big is your garden?

    Greenhouses are fairly large structures, so they may not be suitable for smaller, more compact gardens. After all, you probably don’t want to include multiple planting areas or garden structures in your garden, so you may not wish to use up all the available space on a single greenhouse. Consequently, we recommend that you use planters in smaller gardens. Of course, greenhouses can be integrated easily into larger gardens.

    3. What style of garden do you want?

    When choosing between a greenhouse and planters, you should think carefully about how you want your garden to look. Do you want a garden that is defined by elegant structures or a garden that brims with different types of plantlife? If you prefer a more structured garden, you may wish to opt for a greenhouse, whereas if you prefer a wilder garden with a focus on plants, planters would be ideal for you.

    Of course, in order to make your final decision, you’ll need to carefully balance the different factors that we have discussed in today’s blog post. When you’ve made your decision, check out our ‘grow your own’ page to see our range of planters and greenhouses.

  • The unique benefits of a garden canopy

    Here at Live Outside, we are known for the magnificent quality of our wooden gazebos. However, we also sell garden canopies, which are a fantastic alternative to gazebos. The difference lies in the openness of the structures. Whereas gazebos are structured a little like conventional buildings and are far more enclosed, canopies have a more minimalist structure and are very open. Unlike gazebos, most canopies do not have well-defined walls and some don’t have floors. They use roofs to provide shade and shelter but lack an enclosed, solid lower structure. The fact that garden canopies are so open gives them several unique benefits. Is a garden canopy right for you?

    The key advantage of a garden canopy is that it protects you from the elements but also allows you to connect with the sights, sounds and textures of your garden without the feeling of separation that you might experience in a more rigid, enclosed gazebo.

    Garden canopies are also great for garden parties and other large social gatherings. Because canopies aren’t enclosed, they do not create a barrier between individuals sheltering under them and individuals who are enjoying the rest of the garden. This can help promote a feeling of cohesion and camaraderie at your social gathering.

    Finally, canopies are made from less material than gazebos. As a result, they tend to be somewhat cheaper. If you need a reliable, beautiful garden structure but have a limited budget, canopies are an ideal option.

    Garden canopies and gazebos each suit different types of people. Whereas gazebos are ideal for those who need a peaceful, secluded haven but still wish to enjoy their gardens, canopies are perfect for people who want to experience their garden in all its glory or use it for large social gatherings. Whatever type of person you are, we’ve got garden structures that will suit your needs perfectly.

    If you’re outgoing, energetic and love to socialise, we think you’ll be delighted by our high-quality wooden garden canopies. Take a look at our range today to see the huge variety of different styles and sizes available. They look great on our products pages, but they’ll look even better in your garden.

  • Picking the perfect spot for your garden hammock

    In addition to our wide range of gazebos, carports, garden arbours and fencing panels, we at Live Outside also sell garden hammocks. These stylish garden accessories are perfect for relaxing in, especially during the balmy summer months. Our hammocks are self-contained structures, so you don’t need to secure them to anything or suspend them from anything. But where should you position your garden hammock for maximum comfort? You have complete freedom when it comes to positioning your hammock, so it’s advisable to pick out the perfect spot. You have several main options, and the one you pick will depend on your personal relaxation preferences.

    1. Out in the open

    If you’re a sun-lover, you may wish to position your hammock in the middle of your garden, where it's unlikely to fall under any shade. With your hammock positioned out in the open, you will be able to drink in the sun’s rays unhindered. However, you will also be more susceptible to sudden gusts of wind and summer showers, so keep an eye on the weather if you intend to put your hammock in a more exposed position.

    2. Beneath a gazebo, carport or pergola

    If you eschew sunbathing and prefer to recline or doze in a shady, sheltered spot, you can place your hammock in a gazebo or beneath a carport. You’ll be protected from the heat of the sun, as well as from rain and wind. It’s worth noting that our hammocks are highly compact, so you won’t have any trouble fitting them into shade-giving garden structures.

    3. Against your house or another structure

    If you want to catch some of the sun’s rays but also wish to be protected from other weather conditions, you can locate your hammock near the side of your house or a similarly sturdy structure. This won’t block too much sunlight, but it will grant you a degree of protection from wind and showers.

    Of course, a garden hammock is just one of the accessories that you need for a perfect summer garden, so feel free to take a look at our range of other, high-quality garden structures too!

  • Protect yourself from the sun with garden structures

    Summer is arguably the best season for spending time in the garden: the weather is warm, the sunlight is beautiful, the flowers are in bloom and you’re unlikely to be troubled by any sudden bouts of rain. However, spending time in your garden during the hottest part of the year can also expose you to sunburn and excessive heat. Luckily, you don’t have to simply put up with it. Here at Live Outside, we supply a variety of structures that can provide you with shade and enable you to spend time in your garden without overheating or becoming sunburned. But which shade-giving structure is right for you?

    1. Garden arbours

    Garden arbours are smaller, more compact structures that are ideal for individuals with less spacious gardens. If you need some cover to protect you from the sun’s rays but don’t have the space for a larger garden structure, you should consider investing in an arbour. Because arbours are smaller, they are also ideal for sun-lovers who only want a little bit of protection and aren’t looking for something that will keep them completely shaded.

    2. Gazebos

    Gazebos are larger than arbours and can completely shield you from the sun. They provide a cool, shaded area that’s large enough to socialise in. If you need total protection from the sun and intend to use your garden as a space to entertain guests, a gazebo is the perfect structure for you. However, it’s important to ensure that your garden is large enough to accommodate a gazebo before you invest one. If it isn’t, you may wish to consider another option.

    3. Carports

    Like a gazebo, a carport can provide you with a reasonably-sized cool and shady area to spend time in when you’re in your garden. However, you can also use it protect your car from the sun when you’re not using the garden yourself. If you’re a car-owner and you need a shaded area that will prevent both you and your vehicle from overheating, we recommend that you invest in a carport.

    We offer a broad range of different styles for garden arbours, gazebos and carports here at Live Outside. No matter which type of structure you choose, you’re bound to find one that you like on our product pages.

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