Articles & Lifestyle Blog From Crane Garden Buildings


The Rise of the She Shed - 8th May 2015

Finally something for the girls - the Man Cave is being replaced by the She Shed! After years of being told that the shed is a man's place - a secret haven where he can hoard his tools and hide away from the womenfolk - we...

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Man Cave Must Have Ideas - 16th March 2015

Every man wants the ultimate hideaway. At Crane Garden Buildings, you can have your very own bespoke 'man cave'. Whether you want a combined space for work and leisure, or the perfect place to watch football with your friends, get inspired with our list of man cave must-haves.

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How We Insulate Our Garden Buildings - 2nd February 2015

Insulation creates a year-round consistent temperature in two different ways - it keeps heat out during warm weather and keeps it in during the winter. It can also help to reduce noise transmission - both from the inside out and t...

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A Summerhouse is not just for Summer - 25th November 2014

Many people take the term Summerhouse at face value, and presume they are only suitable for use during the warmer months. However, getting the right Summerhouse for you means you can enjoy it no matter the time of year! Far f...

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Planning Permission For Garden Buildings - 30th October 2014

Last updated: April 2019 One of the most frequent questions we are asked is 'Do I need planning permission for my Garden Building?' All timber garden structures, including Garden Sheds, Summerhouses and Garages are subject...

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Christmas Wooden Grottos - 9th October 2014

Wooden buildings are long associated with Christmas. The original Christmas story is an example of this.  Father Christmas is often snugly implanted inside a wooden grotto which is made up in a festive manner. Timber m...

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Your Own Personal Gym - 24th September 2014

We have sold many garden buildings now for the sole use of being a personal gym. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense; gym memberships can be very expensive, and many people can feel self-conscious in a gym environme...

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Preparing Your Garden Building for Winter - 29th August 2014

With autumn rapidly approaching, now is the best time to start thinking about preparing your Garden Building for the cold winter months. It is best to start now to ensure that is ready in time as the Great British weather has a...

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More About Sikkens Paint - 26th August 2014

Here at Cranes, we see little value in taking the time and effort hand-crafting sheds, summerhouses or other garden buildings to the highest specification, only to finish it with a lesser quality paint or preservative. We spend a...

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Learn More About Valtti Paint - 14th August 2014

We pride ourselves on only using the best quality materials, combined with the highest standards of craftsmanship. This meant that when looking for exterior finishing options only the best would do. Therefore, collaborating with V...

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