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.
Mr E H - London
Just a short note to say how pleased we are with the Garden Room, and how impressed we were with the team that laid the concrete foundation and the second team that erected the building. Both were led by Cliff who was hardworking, effective, efficient and, above all, competent. I had every confidence in the on-site workmanship. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs BA - Chelsea Visitors 2014
Dear Crane Team. Just wanted to say "WELL DONE" on your success at Chelsea 2014. We loved your garden and now we want to try and emulate it at home and bring a slice of heaven as you did to the show. Thanks for putting the planting scheme on your website.We loved what you did and congratulations on your 5 Star Award - you deserved nothing less. All the best to you and your team for 2014.
Mr A - Enfield
My family and friends (and neighbours) love the shed it is the most superior design and a lot of people have commented positively about the build quality too.
Mr W - Berkshire
I’ve been out and about since the guys came over and built my garden office earlier this week. Now I have a bit of time I wanted to say ‘thanks’. I’m absolutely thrilled with it. Alan and his mate did a brilliant job constructing it. Fantastic attention to detail and two really nice blokes. I didn’t meet Darren or the other electrician involved – but all that work looks perfect to me and done to spec.
Mr & Mrs C - Herts
It is a pleasure to drop you a line to say how delighted we are with our new deluxe railway shed which was finished yesterday. From our initial meeting we realized we were dealing with a professional company and this was only enhanced by the quality of product delivered and the service which accompanied it. The concrete base was laid by Cliff and Andy, the shed erected and finished by Andy and Gary and your part of the electrical work done by Jack. All work was carried out with minimum disruption, tidily and with care not to damage our garden. The men were courteous, considerate, well mannered and appeared to take a real pride in their work. With the exception of a couple of gutter fittings having to follow by post (these things happen) the experience of dealing with Cranes did not disappoint. Company uniforms and spotless vans added to the professionalism. I notice since placing our order you have taken half page ads in Railway Modeller magazine ! Our thanks to all concerned. We would certainly recommend Cranes.