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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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  • 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.

  • Top Garden Trends in 2016

    Trends change as the seasons and years come and go, and this year we're seeing some exciting developments in our gardens...

    The 'grottage'

    A portmanteau of the words garden and cottage, the grottage is essentially a garage conversion turned into a much more pleasant habitable space that allows the indoors and outdoors to flow into one another. It’s a way of maximising disused garage storage space, and turning it into something beautiful and loved. They vary in style, with some that are smaller and with more of a sun house feel and others akin to a summer house with separate facilities – perfect for the Airbnb generation.

    One way to help your grottage feel much less garage-like is to combine the outdoors with the structure, perhaps by adding trellis panels along the side of the building and growing a variety of climbing plants.

    More colour in outside structures

    People are painting the structures in their garden – such as fencing or a garden arch - for an extra pop of colour all year round. Instead of wooden structures being the traditional neutral white, brown or grey, we’ll be seeing more painted dark green or blue.

    This is perfect for those who have left their planting too late but still want colour and energy in their outside space. Without making any other changes, colour in outside structures can dramatically change the look of a garden.

    Attractive lighting

    With LED lighting being much more available, people are rethinking the way they light their garden space and are incorporating beautiful lighting that is also practical and functional – party lighting and café lighting where lights are strung across gazebos or a garden arbour are adding a talking point to gardens this year.

    Raised garden beds

    Another of 2016’s top garden trends according to that well-known source of home and garden inspiration, Pinterest, is raised flower/herb beds. Whether these are boxed in with wooden panels/pallets (pallet inspired features both inside and outside of the home remain a big part of the rustic trend that has dominated interior design for a few years now) or have stone structures built around them, raised beds are an effective way of letting your plants do the talking and are relatively easy and cost effective to create.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to choose your garden boundaries

    Fencing and trellises are the perfect way to define your boundaries, but with so many styles, it’s hard to know what to go for. Here are a few suggestions for how to beautifully frame your garden - and keep your neighbours on side too!

    The first thing to do is to take a look at your garden, and see where the boundaries are. You may have a perfectly rectangular garden, or you may have more of a higgledy piggledy garden with lots of adjoining properties – this is often the case with character properties where over time, land has been sold and developed. Then consider how overlooked you are, and whether there are any eyesores you would like to screen out – a neighbour’s garage, for example.

    Obviously a fence is a more solid option, and for screening out things you don’t want to see, they’re perfect. They are attractive on their own, but you have the option of planting climbers and training ramblers over them if you wish; you might want to screw in some eye hooks and wires to help, or you could add supports and grow plants near to the fence but not actually up them. Sweet peas work well for this and so do taller shrubs and bushes. Planting up close to the fence gives a lovely soft look, but still provides clearly defined boundaries. It works well with terraced rows, matching the neat, uniform appearance.

    A trellis is a lovely romantic option, and if your garden is small or dark, it’s a good way of letting light in. They also work well if you have boundaries defined but would like to add some height – attached to low walls, for example. The rambling nature of climbers gives a naturally soft, fluid effect. A trellis is a great way to create a single frame for a garden that has lots of boundaries and could seem a bit disjointed or oddly shaped, as you can encourage an almost circular sweep around your property. There are lots of trellis designs to choose from, from a very open style to a tighter lattice – which you go for may well depend on how well you get on with your neighbours!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Best climbing plants for your trellis

    A trellis is a beautiful addition to any garden, but it’s a job half done as you don’t want to leave it bare, even when it is beautifully finished in natural wood.

    It needs plant life to really blossom and you want a fast climber that will turn your trellis into a focal point for your whole garden. It’s up to you whether you opt for a simple wall mounted trellis or you go for broke and combine these stunning plants with a pagoda.

    Of course, you can also place these plants on your fencing, but trellis panels placed against the fence will give you a spectacular look as the plants can weave their way around the woodwork.

    Here are some of our favourites:

    1. Solanum jasminoides

    Otherwise known as Chilean potato tree vine, this fast climber is evergreen, so it will bring colour to your garden all year long and won’t look too sorry for itself in the winter. In the summer, it comes alive with a riot of blue flowers and it also climbs with ease. So get it started on your trellis then the only real maintenance will be watering and the occasional prune.

    2. Campsis radicans

    This spectacular climber will give you stunning orange/red flowers when it bursts into life in summer. It will grow in the shade and is relatively straightforward to take care of.

    3. Clematis armandii

    This elegant climber is an evergreen plant that shows its white flowers in February and will help welcome the rest of the garden to spring.

    4. Eccremocarpos scraber

    Commonly known as the Chilean glory flower, this interesting plant comes with tubular flowers that range from gold to crimson red. It’s a bit of a challenge to grow this one and it needs more care than the rest, but get it going and you’ll be glad you put in the hours in the garden.

    5. Pyracantha

    This is normally known as firethorn and it is technically not a climber at all, it’s a shrub. It can be trained to climb up a trellis, though, and the berries and flowers, a delicate shade of cream, make it worth trying.

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