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 H – Norfolk – May 2021
On the sales front, Archie was knowledgeable and excellent in talking through options and feeding back rapidly on some key questions. He was very realistic about the lead time but, in the event, the installation went ahead 2 months earlier than we had discussed. The design function on the website was intuitive and easy to use. Both the base and office installation teams did a great job, and we were impressed by how rapidly and intensely they worked and the cleanliness of the site when they had finished. I am writing this in the office - it is great to be in.
Mrs B - Derbyshire - October 2020
Jean in the sales office at Nottingham is lovely and very helpful. The men who came to install both the base and the shed were very polite and helpful. They worked very professionally and very quickly.
Mrs P - Bath
We are absolutely delighted with the new building and the professionalism of the team in fitting it so well and so efficiently. Please pass on our thanks to all involved.
Ms C – Hampshire – January 2022
Robert and Laura at your Cranleigh branch were exceptional. It was because of Robert’s great selling skills that I bought my shed. Also, Angus in customer service was also very helpful.
Mrs G - London
I think I've spoken to everyone there over these past weeks and I'm sure you must have thought 'it's that mad Irish woman from London again'! Anyway, I just wanted to say how delighted I am with my new Summerhouse, which has surpassed all expectations. I've never been to any of your showrooms, but it was your fantastic website, the wonderful customer service from each of you, and gut feeling that made me think I was making the right decision in choosing Crane Sheds and Summerhouses. Thank you all so much, and last but not least please pass on our thanks on to Ian and his colleague, whose name escapes me, for delivering and installing the summerhouse... two of the nicest and most charming gentlemen you could wish to meet and true ambassadors for your company. From one happy customer J