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.
Miss C – Berkshire – September 2021
We felt looked after by Newbury sales consultant, Paul, who was always easy to get hold of and to speak to.
Mrs T - Merseyside - March 2020
I cannot think of anything you could have done to improve my experience with you. Everything went very smoothly. All members of staff have been exceptional from the first time we discussed one of your buildings with the Salesman at the Burford Garden Centre, to the home visit by Lee and then on to the erection of the building by Ryan and Rory and the installation of the electrics by Jack. Ryan and Rory are a credit to your business. Exceptionally hard working and arrived when they said they would.
Miss D - Wiltshire – May 2019
Pauline was extremely helpful and supportive with the whole process; she is an excellent saleswoman and so kind. She put my mind at ease making the decision. James and his team were very polite and worked hard putting up my garden studio, they were quick and thorough. Communication was great and they were very clean, clearing up all the mess. Really thrilled with my garden studio...it looks beautiful!
Mr L & Ms A - Herefordshire
The base of the 6.0 x 6.0m garden building was energetically laid by Lee & Mark, the building was swiftly erected by Cliff & Billy. Both teams had an eye to every detail, keen to produce excellence and were good and merry company while on the job. So too Darren the electrician. The building looks superb. The roof with its “rubberised” slates I had not easily seen before, yet in the huts present position we can look down on it and the expanse of the roof is delightful. I am impressed that it had been disassembled at Burford with such care that it could be re-erected and look as if new. Your firm was patient in waiting for the planning permission for which we had applied, and you and your office kept in reassuring touch over that period. The building will be a wonder at Jane and my forthcoming wedding reception and I shall enjoy telling people about Cranes. Your fine buildings and courteous service. We shall treasure the building.
Mrs P - Merseyside - February 2021
Everyone I dealt with was always professional and helpful, but particular thanks to the Trentham sales team for all their help with responding to many initial queries and for the Zoom tour around their show centre in the rain. My initial dealings with the Trentham team gave me confidence in the company.