Articles & Lifestyle Blog From Crane Garden Buildings


Garden Entertainment Room Ideas - 17th September 2021

Garden buildings make for great entertaining spaces. They provide somewhere outside of your home where you can socialise with friends and family. As the space is separate from your home, it can be kitted out specifically for entertaining and designed exactly how you want to use the space. The best entertainment spaces can be used all throughout the year, so you may want a building that is fully lined and insulated, and then you can start thinking about what furnishings you would like inside.

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Which Shed Material is the Best? - 3rd September 2021

Whether you require a storage solution for household goods, a workshop with plenty of room for you to tinker with tools, or a dedicated she shed or man cave where you can indulge in your hobby to your hearts content, a high-quality garden shed can be an invaluable addition to your garden.

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7 Garden Office Ideas for Working from Home - 6th August 2021

With more people working from home than ever before, many of you are considering taking the plunge and investing in a garden office. This is to give you a permanent and dedicated work from home space. You will want to make sure...

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The Many Uses of Garden Rooms - 23rd July 2021

Over our many years of hand-crafting garden buildings, we have seen our customers use our garden rooms for a whole variety of reasons. We are sure you have your own garden room ideas, so to help you visualise what can be achieved, we have put together some photos of previous customer transformations and some of our favourite dressed building photos from our show sites for further garden room inspiration.

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Crane’s Roofing Material Options - 24th June 2021

Along with paint and size, the roofing material you choose for your garden building is one of the important decisions you will make during the design process. You will want to make sure that it is aesthetically pleasing, but you will want to pick a garden building roofing material that will last.

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Hobby Room Ideas for your Garden Shed - 11th June 2021

Whether you are a crafter or a collector, a modeller or a gardener, it is good to have an activity that you enjoy doing in your spare time to help you unwind or stimulate your brain. No matter what your hobby is, you will need the right environment to give it your full attention, whether that is somewhere in your home, or a dedicated hobby shed out in the garden. 

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Spotlight on the Holt Studio - 14th May 2021

If you are looking for a contemporary building to match your home or are looking to add a living space to your modern garden, you will like our Holt Studio. We thought we would take you through all its distinguishing features and some of the different customisation options available. We will also offer some inspiration to show how you can transform this building to truly make it your own.

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Choosing the Best Pool House Garden Building - 23rd April 2021

A garden pool house can mean lots of different things. To many, a pool house building is somewhere to relax with friends and family after a swim and to some, it can be a changing room. To others, a garden pool house means a pool pump room where they can hide all the machinery needed to keep their swimming pool in top condition or even a chemical storage room. Whatever your definition of a pool house, we offer many different styles of garden building pool rooms that can be tailored to suit your needs.

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9 Things to Consider When Buying a Summerhous... - 26th March 2021

With warm weather on the horizon, you may be dreaming of spring and summer days spent in your garden. Now is a great time to think about getting your garden ready for those lovely days ahead, and what better way than to transform your outside space with a summerhouse.

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Which Style Garden Office is Right for You? - 12th March 2021

If working from home is set to be a continuing feature in your job, you may be considering taking the plunge and investing in a permanent outdoor office that will allow you to work more flexibly from home. One of the best things a...

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