Articles & Lifestyle Blog From Crane Garden Buildings


Sheds, Studios & Summerhouses for Artists and... - 28th May 2019

A private bolt hole is often essential for creativity, with writers and artists alike seeking out a reclusive retreat devoid of distractions to create and conspire. From Judith Kerr’s airy attic, to Dylan Thomas’ seaside shed and Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives’ Summerhouse, creatives have needed quiet, private spaces to work for centuries. Take a look at our range of Summerhouses, Studios and Sheds for Artists and Writers!

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Choosing the Perfect Time to Purchase a Summe... - 21st February 2019

An escape from the everyday, a romantic retreat reminiscent of rural seclusion, the Summerhouse has long provided homeowners with a holiday home for the bottom of their garden. A space to be enjoyed during life’s quieter moments, the summerhouse is something that encourages the need to press pause every once in a while, even if it is briefly over a morning coffee and newspaper, or for long evenings of stargazing and breathing in the fresh air. 

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A Guide to Flooring – Garden Rooms and Summer... - 18th January 2019

If you’re thinking of purchasing a luxury garden room, whether it is to be used to play, work or entertain in, there are plenty of important features that you need to consider, for both style and functionality, so that you end up with a building that you can use, love and enjoy for many years to come.

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Customer Stories: Studio turned Hair Salon - 31st October 2018

Here at Crane Garden Buildings, there is nothing we love more than to see our beautiful buildings come to life after installation. Our fabulous customers have ingenious ways of maximizing the potential of their chosen product, and this Burnham Studio in Guildford is no exception. 

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10 Things to Consider When Buying a Garden Sh... - 19th October 2018

Apex Superior in Valtti Lizard PaintFor many, purchasing a Garden Shed involves much consideration as to the individual features, size and materials, and while some buyers want something temporary, most want a product that will...

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How To Secure Your Garden Shed - 21st August 2018

Here at Crane Garden Buildings, we understand that securing a garden shed is both a need and a priority for many of our customers. Garden sheds are used to store everything from expensive machinery and equipment to bicycles, furniture and just about anything else. We appreciate that adding external storage to your property runs the risk of easy access and entry, and that’s why offer the invaluable service of adding a security pack to both our Superior Sheds and Garages.

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The Most Memorable Installed Buildings of 201... - 9th August 2018

So far, this year there has been many memorable buildings designed and hand-built at our Norfolk factory and subsequently installed in the gardens of happy customers. With so many stunning installations this year already, we were...

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How to Choose Your Exterior Paint Colour - 25th July 2018

For most people, choosing a Garden Building is very much the easy part, and most deliberation is spent over exactly what colour finish to go for on the exterior. At Crane Garden Buildings, we pride ourselves on having a vast range of options to suit all tastes, gardens and budgets. From the Sikkens wood stain available on our sheds, to a collection of Farrow and Ball paints available on most products, we can offer the perfect palette from which to choose. 

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The Pleasures of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show - 6th June 2018

The Chelsea Flower Show is over for another year again, but it was as excellent a show as always, and everyone who was involved from Crane enjoyed it immensely. It was another successful year for us this year with the win of a...

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Chelsea Flower Show Plant List 2018 - 31st May 2018

After many requests, here is our full plant list for each flower bed on our trade stand for this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.  The numbers on the photo correlate to the planting lists below:   Bed 1: Front Mi...

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