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Garden building videos

Discover GardenLife and our quality garden buildings

Find out more about us at GardenLife as well as our products, delivery and construction by watching some of these short garden building videos. Queries about packing, unloading, build quality, insulation, construction and treating buildings should all be answered - but if not, please get in touch, we're always happy to talk!

             
Video guide: About us, delivery, build quality and construction   Video guide: Taking delivery of a timber garden building   Video guide: Preparing a base for a summer house or garden building   Video guide: Fitting purlins and roof boards to a summer house or garden building
Discover GardenLife   Garden building delivery   Preparing a base   Fitting purlins and boards
             
Video guide: Adding roof shingles to a log cabin, garden building or summer house   Video guide: Adding insulation and floorboards to a log cabin, garden building or summer house   Video guide: Time lapse footage of a summer house construction   Video guide: Quick Fit modular timber building construction
Adding roof shingles   Insulation and flooring   Construction timelapse   Quick Fit buildings
             
About us, delivery, build quality and construction

This video (featuring the Heidi (19.7Sq m) garden room) provides you with information about GardenLife, the quality that underpins our timber garden products and how we deliver buildings. You will also discover how our products are carefully unpacked, constructed and finished, with the end result being a stunning timber garden building.
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Taking delivery of a timber garden building

If you are considering purchasing a summer house, log cabin or garden room but have concerns over delivery, then this video guide could help ease any doubts. GardenLife deliver all our garden buildings flat packed and rapped in weather proof plastic sheeting. Our lorries are fitted with cranes and we can therefore deliver as close to your build site or foundations as possible (placing items over walls or fences if access is limited).
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Preparing a base for a summer house or garden building

When constructing a timber garden building, garden room or summer house it's very important to prepare the build site and timber base correctly. The foundations must be level (ideally a concrete pad, sturdy treated timber decking or eco-friendly gravel mats with anchor points). The timber base must be square and level, and this video from GardenLife shows the process.
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Fitting purlins and roof boards to a summer house or garden building

If you're building a summer house or timber garden building yourself, you will need to position and fit the structural purlins to add rigidity and strength to the roof. When the purlins are level and flush you can then fit the roof boards; a process that takes the build a step closer to weather proofing your garden building. Watch this video from GardenLife Log Cabins to find out how.
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Adding roof shingles to a garden building or summer house

When you have built your summer house walls and successfully installed the purlins and roof boards, you will need to add roofing material to make the timber building watertight. Standard roofing felt is simply rolled the length of the roof and tacked into place, starting from the lowest side of the roof, working up to the apex and overlapping each roll. However, if you are adding your own roof shingles you will need to watch this helpful video guide to ensure that you end up with a professional "tile effect" finish on your summer house.
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Adding insulation and floorboards to a log cabin, garden building or summer house

It's important to keep your garden building, summer house or log cabin warm and cosy, and to do that you will need to add insulation between the floor joists and securely fit the boards over the top (making sure you leave a gap to allow for natural movement and expansion of the floorboards). GardenLife Log Cabins show how to fit glass board insulation and floorboards in this video guide.
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Time lapse footage of a summer house construction

The vast majority of our log cabins, timber summer houses and garden rooms are designed to be built by those with basic DIY skills and tools. This video shows how the Claudia (19.4Sq m) clockhouse style summer house is built; from arranging the individual elements to building the windows, walls, roof and the finished product.
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Quick Fit modular timber building construction

GardenLife Log Cabins produce a range of garden buildings that are delivered with pre-built modular wall, window, door and floor elements. These Quick Fit timber garden buildings (Blythe, Olaf (6.6Sq m), Kalle (6.6Sq m), Ly (10.2Sq m), Ly (13.6Sq m), Etta (13.6Sq m) and Solveig (13.6Sq m) ) are perfect for those with basic DIY skills. All our timber garden buildings can be built by those with limited DIY skills, but our Quick Fit modular units are even quicker to build. This video guide from GardenLife shows how fast a two men can erect a modular timber garden building.
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High quality, safe and durable outdoor play equipment

In addition to supplying top quality timber buildings for the garden, we also sell a range of timber playhouses for children as well as timber climbing frames, slides and swing sets. All our climbing frames and play sets are sturdy, safe (complying with European safety standards EN71-1 and EN71-8) and are FSC certified.
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