Crane Garden Buildings


Crane Garden Buildings is a family run business and we have been making timber buildings in Norfolk for over 40 years. We are a market leader in producing high quality timber buildings of all types.

We are proud to acknowledge that much of our trade is built around our reputation. We firmly believe that this is because we provide a personal service from design stage to installation, where the customer always comes first and is delighted with their building.

Our buildings are exceptional and unrivalled. We are always in the market place ensuring that any improvements in products, techniques and components are implemented by us straight away. We employ skilled craftsmen and a well regarded installation team to finish your building to the very highest of our expected standards.

We manufacture all our buildings to order so if our standard buildings are not quite what you have in mind then we are very happy to discuss your requirements. These are just some of the reasons why we are better:

Timber - We are an FSC® certified company and we partner a timber mill in North Sweden who are also FSC certified thus ensuring a constant supply of high quality certified timber managed in a sustainable way. Read more about how and where we source our timber.

We use Scots Pine that is sourced from an area of forest that has often been growing for more than 130 years at latitudes above 65° North. In these conditions the trees are slowly grown making the timber more dense which ensures a high quality, close grain less susceptible to dead knots.

The thickness of our timber in terms of the walls, floor, roof, framework and the general quality of our construction means that our buildings are exceptionally strong and robust and we strongly recommend viewing them.

Joinery- We hand make our buildings in our workshops. Skilled carpenters make the doors and windows for all the buildings that we produce. This ensures that the high quality we demand is met and that we can make bespoke doors and windows to our customers requirements. Watch this short video to see how we make our garden buildings:

Roof Coverings- We offer a variety of roof coverings from extreme wear, heavy duty felt to Cedar Shingles, Slate Effect tiles and Green Living roofs.

Lining and Insulation – We offer and some buildings have as standard, a 3 stage lining and insulation process which means that you can use your building year round and it looks beautiful too. The finish can be painted for a light and airy look or left natural for a warm feel. View our video to see the differences between lining options:

Paint Systems – We offer our unique Valtti paint system which has an unrivalled longevity and protection and is available in many beautiful colours to compliment your surroundings. Read more about our opaque Valtti Paint System, or our translucent Sikkens Paint System.

Security Pack-For our exceptionally strong and robust Sheds and Workshops we offer a 3 step Security Pack consisting of window bars mortised into the window frames, non-returnable screws used on the hinges and a heavy duty, 7 lever sliding bolt (anti-sawing, anti-picking, anti-cropping and anti-prising).

Bespoke-We offer a comprehensive range of buildings as standard but as we build each building as it is ordered you can have yours exactly as you would like it. Use our online Building Planner Tool to design your own garden building and tailor the door, window, roof, interior and exterior to your exact requirements.

Delivery and Installation -Our experienced and professional fitters deliver and install all our buildings free of charge.

See our customer reviews


Mr A - West Sussex

I am writing to thank you for your considerable patience and assistance with my recent purchase of my garden shed. Both my wife and I are extremely pleased with the outcome and will have no hesitation in recommending your company.

Mr D. - Cambridgeshire

This is just a short note to say how delighted I am with the garden office building you completed this week... The whole process from first speaking to Mark through the logistics and email updates was superb. The build team were just excellent. They arrived on time, worked extremely cleanly on site, were polite and hard working. I don’t think I saw Matt stop once! The quality of the building is better than anything I have seen in the market and for me represents really excellent value for money...   Thanks again to the whole team. You deserve every success you have in business.

Mrs F - Berkshire - July 2017

I would like to say how pleased we are with our new summerhouse. We are really impressed with the finish and quality of the building and the pleasant and efficient team who delivered and erected it... It makes a lovely addition to the garden and we are enjoying using it. 

Mrs T - York

Hello! I have had my summerhouse erected today by Matthew and his assistant and I can honestly say they have been the best workmen I have had dealings with ever! They were so pleasant, professional and hard working and it made me feel confident that I had spent my retirement bonus well! I am usually dismayed by the standards displayed by other people I have employed but certainly not in this case. Would you please pass on my gratitude to them for a job well done? The summerhouse is absolutely gorgeous... Beautifully crafted and very pleasing to the eye! I will certainly recommend you to a number of friends who are considering purchasing a summerhouse, both for the quality of the product and the extremely professional installers! Thank you!

Mr K - Essex

We are delighted with our summerhouse and were very impressed with the way it was erected in a single day in what was very unpleasant weather. Thank you. I would be happy to recommend and endorse your company... excellent! Many thanks