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There is plenty to consider when purchasing a new garden building, such as, budget, location and design. Another key consideration is time; what time of year is best? With the right professional help, you don’t have to worry too much about timing, as skilled professionals will likely be able to work in most conditions all year round. However, there are still some things to keep in mind to ensure you can make the most of the new addition to your garden and avoid any mistakes, especially if you choose not to have a professional installation. Remember to consider the purpose of your new garden building; you may want in in time for a specific time of year.

Extreme Conditions

It probably goes without saying that it isn’t advisable to install a garden building whilst the weather is extreme; this would include things like heavy wind or rain. Not only do conditions like these make the installation harder and possibly dangerous it can also cause long term damage to your new garden building or cause unnecessary issues further down the line. Frost and snow are also conditions which could cause problems for installation. When the ground is frozen it is impossible to build on it, therefore frosty or snowy days are best avoided all together. The best conditions for installing or assembling a garden building are dry and mild. Hot weather is almost as risky as cold, especially for wooden structures as the wood can swell which can cause permanent damage to the building. In this case it’s important to consider those materials that will fare best against the elements such as uPVC or pressure treated wood.


Although there are some issues with winter weather, it is actually a good time to install your new garden building as it is not the prime season for purchases. If you have a dry few days, you may be able to get a quick installation as it is not peak season. People tend to purchase garden buildings in spring and summer but not many think to get a head start by starting in winter. By planning in advance, you can beat the rush and have your garden building ready for spring and summer.


Ultimately, the deciding factor will come down to purpose. What you intend to use the building for will essential dictate when you should purchase it. Many people want greenhouses from spring time throughout the rest of the year. Therefore, to be prepared, winter is the best time to purchase a greenhouse, this way it can be installed and prepared ready for the next spring for you to enjoy. With your greenhouse ready for use before spring, it will ensure you can enjoy it for the rest of the year.

If you’re looking to purchase a summer house, the name speaks for itself. If you want to be well prepared it makes sense to purchase your summer house in the spring time or even winter. By doing so you will be confident in knowing it will be ready for summer and then you will be free to enjoy it to its full potential. 

Posted by Matt Jordan

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