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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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Garden Structures

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All about carports

    Most of us are familiar with gazebos or may have a wooden garden arch installed, but there is one new wooden garden structure growing in popularity across the UK which you may not be aware of: carports.

    What is a carport?

    A carport is essentially a structure used to provide shelter to a vehicle. Usually constructed from wood, carports can be minimalist and functional or ornate and decorative. If your front garden has a running theme, you could even arrange for a new carport to match your fencing or trellis.

    Why consider a garden carport?

    Apart from being an aesthetically pleasing feature, carports are a practical means of ensuring your cars or bikes are protected from sunlight and the elements. Excessive exposure to sunlight can prematurely ruin the paint job on your vehicle, and excess rain could cause rust on the bodywork of your car. A carport is a practical solution to ensure the exterior of your vehicle remains in good condition.

    Is a carport an affordable investment?

    Carports are not enclosed structures, and are cheaper alternatives to building a garage. A well-constructed carport makes for an interesting design feature and can in fact increase the overall value of your property, making it a viable investment.

    Carport roofing options

    If you’re intending on having a carport professionally constructed, you should discuss roofing options with your joiner of choice. Carports typically have two roofing options – flat roofing and gable roofing. Since the UK experiences a lot of rain, it's common practice to opt for gable roofing as it will allow water to simply run off. Many people also consider gable roofing to be more aesthetically pleasing – with a gable roof, your carport could actually double as a gazebo when not housing your vehicle.

    Maintaining your carport

    Like all wooden garden structures, carports require regular treatment and maintenance to prevent rot. A common creosote or wood finish applied once a year should be enough to keep your carport in good condition. You might even consider applying a coloured stain to improve the appearance of the structure. For harder to reach areas (such as the roof) you may wish to avail of the services of a professional to ensure an even spread for adequate protection.

  • Making the most of your garden arch

    A garden arch makes for a truly eye-pleasing addition to gardens of any type or size, but there are various considerations to make before placing one in your plot, to ensure you get the most from this attractive feature.

    Where you decide to locate your garden arch can influence the look you want to create. If you position it close to the house, it will provide you with the best view, and will act as a focal point for your garden. Many people like to place their garden arch over a path, or to link different parts of the garden together, but it can also be placed out of view, so that it can surprise and delight you as you enter secret or hidden parts of the garden.

    Think about where you place your garden arch in relation to other structures, such as trellis panels, a pagoda, gazebos or a garden arbour. Your garden arch deserves to be shown off in its own right, and shouldn't have to jostle for attention when placed next to other structures.

    Consider where you locate your garden arch in relation to the sun. If you like the idea of sitting under the arch on a bench as the sun goes down, look to see where the sun lies in your plot, at different times of the day. Knowing which parts of your garden catch the most sun or shade is also important if you plan to grow plants up and around the arch. Certain types of plants perform better in different light levels, so if you have a particular plant in mind you want to use for your arch, make sure to locate the arch to fit around the plant's requirements.

    Of course, you don't just have to grow plants around your garden arch. They are incredibly beautiful in their own right without needing foliage to give them eye-catching appeal, so, ultimately, you can position your garden arch anywhere. Once you have decided on the location, do make sure that your arch is fully supported in the ground, so that it won't topple over.

  • 4 ways to add structure and interest to your small garden

    Small gardens may lack the number of options for adding structures and planting compared to big gardens, but that's not to say you can't create an attractive and inspiring outdoor space. In most cases, all you need is to follow a few simple rules and add a dash of creativity, and you can establish as beautiful a garden as any.

    1. Focus on vertical

    The secret of gardening for small areas is to capitalise on your vertical space, as this focuses on height, rather than width. Adding tall, lofty plants against structures such as fencing, garages or sheds makes the best use of your space, creating a natural, colourful zone that conceals any unsightly brickwork.

    2. Add a trellis

    Climbing plants, such as clematis or rambling roses, are especially ideal for small gardens, and will happily romp away when placed against trellis panels. A trellis is a vertical structure, so perfect for small gardens, and with so many options and styles to choose from, they can serve as a feature or focal point of the garden, in their own right.

    3. Create visual interest with an arch

    Another fantastic vertical structure that can be added to a small outdoor space is a garden arch. A garden arch can break up or zone a part of your garden, or create an entrance to a pathway. By serving as a focal point, it takes the attention away from the small size of the garden. The beauty of having a garden arch is that you can grow plants and flowers around it, or even drape dainty fairy lights for a stunning effect in the evening.

    4. Growing your own

    Many people like the idea of growing their own fruit or vegetables, but if you've got allotment-sized dreams and only a small garden, realising your ambitions may prove challenging. However, even the smallest of gardens can accommodate a few pots or tubs on the patio with herbs or vegetables. Raised beds, available in a variety of sizes, are also incredibly versatile and economical, and are perfect for growing vegetables in small spaces.

  • Perfect ideas for a pergola

    If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, but also enjoy the practicalities of having a roof over your head, a pergola might be the perfect choice for you.

    So, what is a pergola? It’s a wooden framed structure which goes in your garden. Made up of columns with a wooden grid roof of rafters and beams, you can keep it freestanding, or have it partly attached to your house. Some people like to use them as frames for climbing parts to really bring the pergola into your garden landscape. These climbing plants can create a beautiful, natural roof and walls if you want a bit more coverage.

    Some of our favourite climbing plants are perfect partners for a pergola. Wisteria loves climbing a pergola, and if you’ve got the right conditions, vine-based plants like grapes or jasmine also work well with the frame.

    A pergola also lets you enjoy the outside for a little bit longer each year. Get the garden furniture out a few weeks earlier than your neighbours and let your pergola protect you from the sun’s rays at the hottest part of the day. At the end of the summer, when everyone else has put away their patio furniture, you can still pop outside and enjoy the sun, using the natural plant roof and walls to protect you from the incoming autumn chill.

    Want something a bit more dramatic? A pergola is really versatile. Paint it in your favourite colour or to tie in with your colour scheme. Add a sheet of canvas to give yourself a bit more coverage, and paint on your own design – or let the family do it, for a truly personalised feature.

    If you enjoy spending time with friends and family, your pergola will give you the chance to entertain your guests outside. Go for a pergola large enough to fit your table underneath, and look forward to al fresco lunches and dinners.

    Get yourself that extra room with a pergola from Live Outside. It’s a new way to enjoy the comforts of the great outdoors, and we’re sure you’ll love it.

  • The four structures you need for the perfect springtime garden

    Although winter’s chill lingered in the air longer than usual this year, the spring season is now well and truly under way here in Britain. You may even be thinking about investing in new structures for your garden so that you can spend more time there during this warmer part of the year. But what structures are essential for creating the ideal springtime garden? We think there are four structures that are indispensable if you want to construct the perfect garden for this uniquely lovely season.

    1. A gazebo

    A gazebo is the perfect place to socialise and admire your garden while it is in full bloom. Gazebos can also offer shelter during light springtime showers, meaning that you don’t need to be forced back inside by a little rain. We offer a huge range of gazebos in different styles, so you’re certain to find one that suits your tastes on the ecommerce part of our website.

    2. A garden arbour

    During the springtime, you’re likely to want to view your garden from a less enclosed vantage point than the one offered by your gazebo. Garden arbours provide you with a place to sit and enjoy your garden without surrounding you completely.

    3. Trellises

    Garden trellises can give you a great place to grow your plants. Their delicate latticework provides support and shelter for developing plant-life. What’s more, some plants (such as ivy and other creepers) will actually grow around trellises, thereby making them even prettier and more appealing. They’re the perfect accessory and support for your springtime plants. We have a wide selection of trellises in different styles for you to choose from, so feel free to spend some time browsing our range.

    4. A hammock

    Finally, you may wish to invest in a hammock, so you can doze in your garden on the warmest, sunniest days of spring. A hammock is the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful garden during the most colourful and pleasant time of the year.

    If you’re thinking of installing new structures in your garden this spring, you should start by looking at our broad selection of gazebos, arbours, trellises and hammocks.

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