Albany Shed Co
Albany Shed Co have been manufacturing garden buildings for over 35 years and their longevity is a testament to their continuous work to offer excellent value for money. We currently have 5 of the most popular garden sheds on site and in store for you to browse. You can order an Albany Shed directly through us, via our website or if you would prefer to see in the flesh, you can also order in store. Albany Shed Co's policy is to use thicker than average materials, so when comparing with other retailers products please bear in mind timber sizes (framing and cladding) floor and roof quality, eaves height, door construction and fittings such as hinges and locks. All sheds will be delivered and assembled by Albany Shed Co, which will endure an additional cost with Albany Shed Co. We hopefully provide you with as much information as possible, to enable you to make an informed decision on which garden building to purchase. However if there is anything else you need assistance with, we're more than happy to help, you can contact us on 01572 723583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Albany Shed Co have created a website which allows you to design your own shed, to your own needs. Albany Shed Co's policy is to use thicker than average materials, so when comparing our products please bear in mind timber sizes (framing and cladding) floor and roof quality, eaves height, door construction and fittings such as hinges and locks. They have a easy "Design your own" 3D Shed designer website, allowing you to pull together something of the right size and look especially for the space you have in mind.
Click here to design a shed specifically to your specifications. All sheds will be delivered and assembled by Albany Shed Co, which will endure an additional cost.
Size Code: Approximate size in feet.
Size L x W x H: The Length (the window side) x Width (the door end) x Height (to the top of the apex) in metres.
Windows: The window side and the plain side are interchangeable so the windows can be positioned on either side when assembling.
Door W x H: Width x Height of the door in millimetres. Please note the door gap is slightly smaller than the door itself.
Eaves Height: Internal height at the lowest point of the roof (at the sides).
Lock: Lock & Key or Rim Lock
Roof cover: Supplied with high quality polyester-based roofing felt.
All sizes are approximate, based on external measurements (unless stated otherwise) - they do not include roof overhang. Please allow for any overhangs when choosing the size of your building, bearing in mind space required for installation and maintenance. We advise you check internal sizes if buying a building for a specific purpose, or any other sizes if critical. Planning permission can be required on some buildings depending on size and location, please check with your local council if unsure.
Delivery & Assembly
Albany Shed Co are offering free standard assembly on any Shed purchases in February and March through Rutland Garden Village. So if you are debating on a new shed, don't debate for too long!
For delivery times please contact Albany Shed Co. General lead time varies throughout the year but we are busiest in the summer so please allow extra time when ordering. Assembly guides are available in the table above, but most retailers offer an assembly service or can recommend someone.
Will this building fit into my garden?
You should consider whether you have any height restrictions (doorways, archways, gates within walls or with bars across the top) or sharp turns. Some panels can be quite large, especially on larger sizes, so if you have any concerns please check before ordering. Generally, if you have a side entrance to your garden with no height restrictions or turns, it is unlikely there will be any problems.
What sort of base do I need?
We cannot stress enough the importance of putting your new Albany building onto a solid, flat, level foundation. Get it right and your building will fit together properly and last for years. Get it wrong and you could have problems with assembly, the shed will not last nearly as long and the doors may not close properly. Your local retailer may be able to offer a base-laying service or recommend someone who can.
See Base Requirements for more details.
Treated versions of this building are sprayed inside and out with a water-based base coat of treatment in a light brown colour. To keep this building in best condition, we recommend giving it a top coat of treatment within 6 months of assembly, or as soon as you like (normally possible straight away). Treating your shed is an important part of keeping the building weatherproof as it helps to seal the timber and repel water. Please note small areas such as the inside of doors may not be reached by the spray and it is normal to have some irregularities and drying marks from the treatment process. Untreated buildings should be treated as soon as possible. We recommend buildings are re-treated every year, though the higher the quality of wood preservative, the longer the protection should last.
What should I use to treat my building?
The two main categories of timber preservative are water based and spirit based (which is also known as oil or solvent based). Spirit based treatments are traditionally considered to give better protection, however, improvements in water based treatments mean some now give as good protection whilst being more environmentally friendly. Timber preservatives are available in many colours so finding a colour you like may be a large factor in choosing your treatment. Cuprinol, Ronseal and Barrettine are all well known and widely available brands with a large choice of colours. A high-quality treatment we have experience of using is Sadolin Classic, which is used as a base coat on untreated timber, and Sadolin Extra as a top coat on treated timber. Or for a wide range of colours, consider Sadolin Beautiflex.
Can I keep my shed exactly the same colour?
The colour of the shed will gradually fade over time. If you like the colour it is currently, your best bet is to find the nearest match at your local store. Please note the colour may darken slightly with every extra coat. The treatment we use in the factory is not available to buy in exactly the same form as it is specially made for us and not a branded product you can buy in a shop. Some of our retailers stock our Albany Brown treatment, but this is a slightly darker colour than the one applied in our factory. We do not recommend clear treatment.
Why are your sheds not tanalised?
We believe tanalised or pressure treated sheds are frequently misrepresented as being maintenance-free, whereas in our experience the best and only proper way to keep a shed in good condition is a regular coat of treatment. Pressure treatment is necessary for timber that has to go in the ground, but although it sounds like a good 'selling point', many in the shed industry agree that it can lead to more shrinkage and cracking than would otherwise occur. If left untreated, any tanalised shed would soon become an eyesore as it begins to look grey and unmaintained; it would also be more likely to leak in wet conditions.
Albany Shed Co Guarantee
Buildings are supplied with a standard 12-month guarantee covering faulty parts and workmanship. In the unlikely event you have a have a problem that needs addressing please contact the company you ordered the building from. Photos may be required so the problem can be assessed. Timber is a natural product subject to shrinkage and expansion throughout its lifespan. Cracks, splits, loose knots, resin pockets and general movement are beyond our control and not considered a fault. Most buildings are made to order and cannot be cancelled once the manufacturing process has commenced. The guarantee covers the cost of replacement goods only. Components should be inspected for problems before assembly to allow for replacement parts to be supplied if required. Albany Shed Co Ltd are not responsible for any costs incurred due to the incorrect manufacture of products, missing items or delayed delivery. We do not recommend storing items in outdoor buildings that could be adversely affected by damp air. We recommend not leaving items unchecked for long periods and to regularly open the shed door to allow fresh air to circulate. Failure to do so will increase the risk of mould developing. Items should be dry prior to storing in your shed. Please consider whether items are suitable for storage in an outdoor building before putting away. We recommend you check if your building is covered by household insurance in case of storm damage etc.