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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.

All Other Products


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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Planters & Landscaping

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Three reasons raised vegetable beds are a garden must-have

    Growing fruit and vegetables at home has become hugely popular over recent years, with people trying their hands at everything from a few small herb pots on the window sill to full-size allotment plots stuffed with delicious produce. There are plenty of benefits to growing your own food; it’s healthier, tastier and better for the environment - but it can also be time consuming and tricky to get right, which is why using raised vegetable beds could be the answer to all your gardening woes.

    Soil quality

    A strong plant needs a strong foundation, and this comes straight from the soil you plant it in; garden soil is notoriously difficult to grow in, and is often full of clay and stones and lacks nourishment. One option is to use a rotavator to dig plenty of compost and soil improver through, but this can be a pretty costly exercise. A far easier alternative is to add some raised beds to your garden - as they sit on top of the existing soil, you can simply fill them with compost and nutrient-rich fertilisers, and then plant away.

    Ease of access

    Raised vegetable beds are placed on top of the existing soil or land, which makes them considerably higher than the rest of the garden - this can be especially beneficial to people who suffer from mobility issues such as arthritis and chronic back pain, as it means less bending over. Large wooden planters are also a good option for gardeners with disabilities; these are essentially raised beds with legs, which makes them ideal for individuals who may have trouble with excessive movement.

    Increased drainage

    Drainage is one of the most common problems in gardening. Excessively clay-based soils can make it impossible for water to escape, leaving the roots of your plants and seedlings constantly waterlogged. Raised beds eliminate this problem, as they allow you to maximise soil quality and improve drainage. Mixing in a layer of horticultural grit to the bottom before adding the compost is another great way to make sure the roots of your plants have access to the air they need.

  • 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.

  • 5 tips for protecting your garden structures from decay

    For many, gardens are viewed as another room of their home; an oasis of relaxation to escape to at the end of a busy day, a space to socialise with friends, and somewhere for children to play.

    While the UK climate may be somewhat unpredictable, we do enjoy enough warmth and sunshine throughout the year to encourage most to take full advantage of their outdoor space by adding features and structures that enhance their garden experience.

    Many gardens across the UK are home to gazebos; these are pavilion structures which provide shelter, shade and a place to relax and dine. Other popular garden structures include pagodas, garden arbours and arches.

    The vast majority of garden structures are made of wood and are completely exposed to the elements. Year round your gazebo, arbour, trellis, arch or pagoda is exposed to sun, wind, rain and snow and you will need to take measures to protect your wooden structure if you want it to last.

    How to protect your wooden structure:

    1. While it's a good idea to keep your wooden garden structure free of dirt and debris by removing any leaves, moss or plants growing on it, avoid using excess water while doing so. This is because you can extend the life of your structure by taking care not to over-expose it to water.

    2. If you have a roofed gazebo or arbour, check the roof on a regular basis; remove branches or leaves that have fallen or blown onto the roof to discourage roof leaks that will compromise the structure over time.

    3. Make good use of readily available sprays, surface paints and stains which are specially produced to protect outdoor wood from water and other damaging weather elements.

    4. Not all wood is equal, so the best way you can care for your garden's structures is to ensure you buy a quality item in the first place. Low quality timber will always degrade faster than higher quality wood, no matter how well you care for it.

    5. Drainage is also key. Avoid having your gazebo, arbour, trellis or pagoda sitting in puddles of water or poorly drained soil. Standing water is very much your enemy.

  • Add value to your home with outdoor furniture

    More and more people are turning to professional interior designers to help them market their homes and get the best possible price for their property - from tweaking a few bits and bobs, to carrying out a full-scale home makeover project before it goes on the market.

    It's not just the inside of a property that needs some love to ensure that your home sells for a great price though; equally important are the outside areas of your property, how they're maintained and the vibe that they give off.

    It's important to remember that when you sell a home, you're also trying to sell a lifestyle, and a fabulous outdoor area could make potential buyers fantasise about the fabulous BBQs, fancy garden parties and relaxed al-fresco dining they could enjoy if they lived in your home.

    Of course, the most important thing about your outdoor space is that it's neat, tidy and well looked after. Mow the lawn regularly when your home is on the market and keep on top of any weeding - hard work as it may be, it will make it look much more appealing to potential buyers if it's well kept.

    Installing a gazebo or garden arbour could pay dividends in terms of the rise in your home's value - people will appreciate having a high quality timber structure that's ready for them to move into and start enjoying immediately, making the garden vastly more appealing for a very modest initial outlay.

    Ensure any outdoor furniture is looking its best when potential buyers come to visit; benches should be casually strewn with throw cushions, and trellises or arbours should be trailing with beautiful plants - in so far as it's possible, obviously making your garden appealing in the winter months is a little more tricky!

    If you'd like to discuss options for installing some of our beautiful, high quality furniture in your garden, get in touch with us today to see what we've got on offer and how we're able to help.

  • Vibrant colour schemes can make your garden structures even more eye-catching

    Traditionally, garden structures are painted smartly but plainly. But is this really your only option? If you want to exercise your creativity, you could opt to give your garden a splash of colour by painting your garden structures brightly. There’s no reason to restrict yourself to plain, uniform colour schemes when decorating the structures in your garden; feel free to express yourself instead!

    Larger, more complicated structures such as gazebos and garden arbours can often look spectacular when painted using multiple different colours. You may even choose to pair plainer colours with brighter ones in order to create a visually remarkable contrast. For example, you could paint the majority of a gazebo white but give it a striking red roof. Of course, if you have a reasonably high level of artistic ability or the patience to paint very carefully, you may wish to experiment with painting larger garden structures with elaborate or interesting patterns.

    However, it may not be advisable to apply multiple paint colours to smaller or less complex garden structures, such as fencing and garden arches. This is because the smaller, simpler structures may be overwhelmed somewhat by more complicated colour schemes. But you can still paint them bright, cheerful colours to give them a more arresting appearance.

    Of course, if you want to paint your garden structures brightly, it’s important to apply a consistent overall colour scheme across all your different structures. This will help unify the different parts of your garden and prevent your selected colours from looking garish or mismatched. You might be surprised how good brightly-hued garden structures can look, provided you utilise a consistent overall colour scheme.

    In a previous blog entry, we mentioned that winter is the perfect time to repaint certain garden structures, as you won’t have to remove or work around verdant plant-life to apply the paint. Choosing to paint your garden structures using bright, vibrant colours is a particularly good idea during the winter months, as it will enable them to bring cheer to your garden during the bleakest time of the year. So if you’ve got garden structures that need a fresh coat of paint, don’t be afraid to unleash your creative side!

  • Swing into the new year with a hammock!

    There can't be many more relaxing ways to while away a warm summer afternoon than lying in a comfortable hammock. It is the ultimate chill-out accessory and if you want to create the ideal living garden space and have already invested in a pagoda or gazebo, a nice table and chairs, plus a barbecue, a hammock will add the perfect finishing touch. Continue reading

  • Five winter vegetables you can grow in our Provence Planter

    The colder weather is upon us and this is a great time to be in the garden, keeping active and making the most of your raised beds and planters.

    Some of the most frequently used vegetables can be grown successfully over winter, keeping your vegetable garden in use and providing food for your table. Continue reading

  • Wooden furniture and summer houses are key to dream garden

    A recent study of more than 2,000 homeowners has found hanging baskets, wooden furniture and bird feeders to be the most popular choices when individuals were asked to describe their dream gardens. Continue reading

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