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 


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.


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.


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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Garden Buildings

  • 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.

  • 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.


    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.


    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.

  • Accessorising and personalising your wooden gazebo

    A garden gazebo is a great place to relax and spend time during the warm spring and summer months. Here at Live Outside, we pride ourselves on the unimpeachable quality of our beautifully-crafted wooden gazebos, so we know you’ll find one that appeals to you in our product pages. However, once you own your own gazebo, you may wish to improve it in order to make it an even more enjoyable place to relax. You can do this by personalising it and adding accessories; here, we’ve assembled a selection of top tips on how to improve your gazebo.

    1. Add garden furniture

    You can make your wooden gazebo much more comfortable by adding garden furniture to it. Why not install a table for your drinks or a deckchair so that you can recline in style? Garden furniture is truly invaluable for gazebo owners. What’s more, choosing a style of garden furniture that really appeals to you can help give your wooden gazebo a much-needed personal touch.

    2. Paint your gazebo

    One of the simplest ways to personalise your gazebo is to paint it your favourite colour. You may like to experiment with different hues until you find one that you really like. Your gazebo should feel like a great place to spend time from the moment you purchase it. However, you will feel even more at home there once you have painted it to reflect your aesthetic sensibilities.

    3. Decorate the structure with trinkets

    Have you considered adding wind-chimes, small statues or other items to your gazebo? Such trinkets can give your gazebo a homely, welcoming vibe. They can transform it from a functional garden structure into a personal space. You may wish to think about the sort of trinkets that you decorate your home with and look for versions that can be placed in your gazebo.

    However you choose to personalise and accessorise your gazebo, we at Live Outside would like to wish you the best of luck. After all, our top-quality range of gazebos are designed to provide you with a space you can feel at home in.

  • Which is right for you: a summer house or a gazebo?

    We often mention our fantastic range of gazebos on this blog, but did you know that we also sell summer houses? Summer houses are very similar to gazebos, but they do have a couple of important and notable differences. Unlike gazebos, they are completely enclosed and feature glass windows. Gazebos are designed to protect you from the elements, but they are open enough to allow breezes and fresh air to circulate through them. In contrast, summer houses are a more like small, self-contained rooms: they can defend you completely from the elements while offering panoramic views of your garden. But which is right for you: a gazebo or a summer house? Each structure has its own particular advantages.

    The main advantage of gazebos is that they allow you to feel that you are outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Though they protect you from harsh winds and precipitation, they don’t create a barrier between you and your garden. If you love to be outside and feel the cool breeze caressing your cheek, we think that one of our high-quality gazebos would be perfect for you. However, because they don’t offer complete protection from the outside world, gazebos can only be used regularly during the warmer months of the year.

    If you need a sturdy, protective structure that you can use all year round, you may wish to consider opting for a summer house instead. The main advantage of these structures is that (despite their name), they can be used throughout most of the year. Because it can act like a self-contained room, you can even treat your summer house as a place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of your house throughout the year.

    In summary, you should invest in a gazebo if you need a sheltered, open-air space to enjoy your garden and socialise with friends during the warmest part of the year. You should opt for a summer house if you need a quiet room where you can view your garden at any time of year.

    Whatever garden structure you ultimately decide to invest in, we have something that will suit you perfectly. Check out our range on the ecommerce part of the site today.

  • Why carports are invaluable throughout the year

    A carport is one of the most useful garden structures you can buy: they can help protect your car from potential thieves while adding value to your property. They can also protect it from the elements. However, you may wonder if protection from the weather is really necessary all year round. If not, are carports really worth investing in? We believe that a carport is a worthy investment: the protection from the weather that a carport can offer is invaluable throughout all the seasons of the year.


    Protecting your car from the brutal weather conditions of winter is one of the most obvious uses for a carport. Torrential rain, sleet and heavy snow are all inevitable parts of winter in Britain. A carport can shelter your vehicle and prevent it from being dirtied or damaged by harsh winter weather. If you want to keep your vehicle clean and safe throughout winter and you don’t have a garage, a carport is definitely your best option.


    April showers may feel refreshing, but they can still make your car dirty. This is because rain-drops carry particles of grime and pollution. You may be surprised by how useful a carport is for keeping your car pristine during the seemingly-innocuous spring season.


    The intense heat of the summer months can be great for sun-bathing, but it can also make getting into your car rather unpleasant. If you leave your car out in the summer sun, the interior can often become baking hot. Nobody wants to drive a vehicle that’s almost too hot to sit in! A carport can provide shade and keep your vehicle cool during summer.


    The poet John Keats once described autumn as the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Unfortunately, it’s also the season of strong winds and falling leaves. If you leave you car exposed during autumn, it is likely to get battered by gusts of wind and covered in dead leaves. However, a carport is a great way to protect your vehicle from these indignities.

    It’s tempting to think that carports only provide protection from the weather during the harshest months of winter. In reality, however, investing in a carport will help you defend your vehicle from the elements throughout the year.

  • Carports: everything you need to know

    Adding a carport to your property is a fantastic way of maximising space and improving kerb appeal; modern designs are stylish, practical and hassle-free, and our bespoke wooden collection is environmentally friendly too. Carports also have numerous benefits over garages, allowing air to circulate freely around your vehicle or caravan, for instance, thus minimising damp or mould during the harsh winter months. If you've never considered a carport, here is our lowdown on everything you need to know.

    What about planning permission?

    Unlike some garages, such as those attached to the wall of an existing property, you will most likely not need planning permission to erect a carport, meaning installation can happen as quickly as you need. The exception to this is if the carport you require takes up more than 50% of the entire ground floor of your home. Even in this instance, however, permission is not always needed and we can advise you accordingly.

    Are there limits on size?

    UK regulations state that carports must not exceed 2.5m in height and must be single-storey with no balconies or overhangs. In terms of length and width, you can choose whichever size of structure fits your needs. Our extensive carport collection ranges from smaller single vehicle structures up to larger designs which can house a number of vehicles, vans or caravans. We can also design a bespoke carport to precisely fit your needs: over 50% of our buildings are tailored upon customer request.

    Will adding a carport increase the value of my property?

    Carports are undoubtedly highly thought-of by potential buyers as they maximise space and can be used not just for housing vehicles, but also offering an alfresco entertaining area in poor weather, a shaded play space for children and extra storage solutions.

    What are Liveoutside carports made from?

    All of our carports are made from high quality timber, which as well as looking fantastic, also offers a much more eco-friendly solution than using plastics or metals. The wood we use in our builds is all covered with a water-based preservative, Tanalith E, which effectively protects the fibres and leads to a longer life. Indeed, we are so confident that you won't experience any decay in your carport that all of our designs come with a 10-year guarantee against rot.

  • Where should you position your wooden gazebo?

    A wooden gazebo is an amazingly practical garden accessory, as it can be used to provide shelter while you relax or socialise in your garden. And a garden gazebo can also add a wonderful aesthetic flourish to your garden. So where should you place your garden gazebo to best take advantage of both its practical and aesthetic benefits? Continue reading

  • Put your summerhouse to work

    For the dedicated crafter, you’ve probably wished many times for a space in your house that is just for your hobby, especially if your crafting space tends to be the kitchen or dining room table. Worse still, your crafting area might be the middle of your family room, where sticky small fingers may dig into your fabric or yarn stash for play items, or someone well-meaning may tidy away at a crucial moment in preparation for visitors. Continue reading

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