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Your Guide to Garden Buildings

Your Guide to Garden Buildings

Your garden is a place where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and somewhere to relax and refresh with your loved ones. To enjoy the natures beauty all year round, you should consider installing a garden building. A garden building is simply a structure built in your garden and there are many types of garden buildings available to you, so choosing the right one might be difficult.

Read our blog below to find out more about the different types of garden buildings available from Lawsons and find out which type is right for you.


Garden Sheds

The most common and popular choice of garden buildings is garden sheds. They are great for storage and to put away your gardening tools. Sheds also help improve the aesthetics of your garden. Recently, many people have started to use garden sheds for other purposes such as making it into a home office, playhouse and even a workshop. With so many uses, a garden shed will certainly be a useful building within your garden space.

At Lawsons, we offer a range of garden sheds, which are manufactured by a UK based supplier, who have over 30 years’ experience in creating quality, long-lasting garden buildings and outdoor storage. Our garden sheds come in a range of colours, size and designs to fit your home style.

From Heavy Duty Sheds, Corner Putting Shed to the ever so popular Norfolk Shed, which is has an apex roof. The high roofline is ideal for storage; longer and taller items will fit easily into these sheds, and there is additional headroom.    

Browse our Garden Sheds range.  



Unlike garden sheds, summerhouses are generally bigger and are usually created with full or half length windows, which give an interior feel even when the doors are closed. The most popular style summerhouses are the ones with the pent style roof as they maximise space. Summerhouses are a great addition to your garden to enjoy summer as you don’t you need planning permission to install. It’s also easy to customise the interior of your summerhouse how you want.

At Lawsons, our range of summerhouses compromises of a wide range of styles, colours and designs so you won’t need to worry about looking for the right one. All our summerhouses come with our supplier guarantee of 12 months and are treated to avoid rot and moisture damage, but we do recommend that you treat the wood with a proprietary preservative once the summerhouse is assembled as well.

Browse our Summerhouse range.


Garden Storage 

Sometimes a standard shed just isn’t enough for your needs – that’s why we have a range of specialised garden storage options. Garden storage as the name suggests is great for storage. You may have garden tools, bins, bikes or logs that you want to keep in your garden and the best way to keep them safe and secure is with great wooden storage placed within your backyard. Garden storages are a perfect choice and will not only protect your valuables but also enhance the beauty of your garden and keep your garden looking neat and tidy.  

We stock a range of options, from specific bin stores and bike storage, to more general garden chests and clutter boxes that take up less space than a standard shed would.

Browse our Garden Storage range.


Log Cabin

Log cabins are a low-cost and attractive way to add an extra room to your home – they cost considerably less than a house extension or garage conversion, but a larger model could allow you add just as much room to your home’s storage or living space. The cabins themselves are extremely versatile and sturdy.

Lawsons log cabins are easy to assemble, but we strongly recommend building log cabins on a concrete slab foundation to ensure that they are on an even, stable surface. While all log cabins are treated to prevent rot and moisture damage, a concrete foundation also limits the amount of moisture the base of your log cabin is exposed to, further prolonging its life and functionality.

Browse our Log Cabin range.


Pet Houses

We offer a range of outdoor pet housing options, including quality wooden dog kennels and hen houses. Our pet housing is no different to our standard range of sheds in that it is designed and manufactured in the UK to high specifications, so that your pets are safe, warm, and comfortable whatever the weather.

Browse our Pet Houses range.


Play Houses

For those with little ones, considering to purchase a playhouse might just be a fantastic way to engage your child’s imagination, cultivate an appreciation of nature, and encourage children to enjoy the outdoors.

All Lawsons playhouses are safe to use and made with high quality materials and comes pre-treated to ensure that it lasts through the seasons. We also recommend adding a proprietary preservative to maintain a fresh look, or even a lick of paint to match your child’s personality and mood.

Browse our Play Houses range.



A garden workshop is ideal if you are needing that extra bit of space, which a garden shed simply won't cut. At Lawsons, we have a range of wooden workshop design to suit your requirement. You can select a workshops which feature a pent roof or even a workshop that is taller in height. Whatever you need, Lawsons will have a worktop to fit your need.

Browse our Workshops range.


We hope our guide to garden buildings has been useful and helped you choose the perfect building for your garden. At Lawsons, we also offer an installation service for all our buildings so just give us a call on 01727 226666 or come instore and ask a member of our friendly team.