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Handcrafted from high quality timber, the Harpford Barn has an individual style that will look great in any garden. With a 2.5m ridge height, the Harpford Barn has a useful overhead storage space leaving your floor space free for larger objects. Quality features include fully framed, ledged and braced doors, joinery made windows, 3 lever mortice lock and zinc hinges.
The Harpford Barn is supplied as standard with a single door on the 6ft wide model and 5ft wide double doors on the 8ft wide model, plus, a choice of either red or green roof felt. There is also an optional painted finish, heavy duty floor and installation service - letting you customise your shed to your exact requirements
Choice of Timber Cladding
Cladding on the Harpford Barn shed is available in a choice of 12mm deal shiplap, 18mm premier deal shiplap, 15mm deal Loglap or 15mm Tanalised E deal. The 12mm deal, 18mm premier deal shiplap and 15mm deal Loglap are pre-treated with a high quality, water-based wood preserver inside and out. The 15mm Tanalised E deal has a reputation for longevity, since the boards are placed in a pressure vessel and the preservative is forced deeper into the timber. The cladding has a green/yellow colour which is well liked but our recommendation is to re-treat it shortly after installation, and then annually afterwards - just as with the other cladding options to keep it in tip-top condition.
The Harpford Barn shed is supplied as standard with a Green or Red colour mineral felt.
A practical high-rise rear shelf comes as standard providing useful over-head storage and maximising floor space.
Fully Framed, Ledged and Braced Door with 3 Lever Lock
Strong, secure and built to last with heavy duty zinc door hinges, zinc turn buttons, chrome hook and eye and a chrome door handle.
Joinery Made Opening and Fixed Windows
Professionally made opening and fixed windows made with toughened safety glass as standard.
Heavy Duty Framework
Additional diagonal framing for strength and rigidity.
Under 2.5m Height
All models are under 2.5m in height, so planning permission is rarely required.
12-Month Workmanship Guarantee
All buildings are fully guaranteed to be free from defects and faulty installation for a period of 12 months.
|Width||Ridge Height||Eaves Height||Door|
|6ft (1.80m)||2.49m||1.67m||1.88m x 0.91m
|8ft (2.40m)||1.97m||2.03m x 1.51m
Installation by our own skilled fitters onto a suitably prepared base (not included).
Pressure treated, rot-proof floor bearers create an air-gap between your building and the floor, helping to prevent damp from the ground getting to the building.
Heavy Duty Floor
For additional strength and durability, upgrade to 18mm timber floorboards.
Stable Door Conversion
Upgrade your door to a fully framed, ledged and braced stable door. (Only available on 6ft wide models)
Complement and extend the life of your building with a Felt Shingle roof. Available in Green, Red, Slate or Black.
A timber workbench that runs the length of your Harpford Barn shed.
Window Upgrades or Additional Windows
Change the look of your building by adding more windows or upgrading to Georgian style windows.
Range of Sizes
We have a great choice of sizes available - making sure we have the perfect building for your property!
Improve the security of your garden shed by upgrading to a security pack. Heavy duty door hinges and padlock protector enhances the security of your garden shed.
Customise your building with a range of eye catching colours.
This is the 6ft width Harpford Barn which features a single, fully framed door with lock and key. The building shown here is constructed in tanalised timber which not only looks attractive with its green/yellow hue, but also extends the life of the building by ensuring that the preservative penetrates deep into the timber.
Other timber choices and sizes are available.
The Harpford Barn is available in 2 widths, 1.8m ( 6ft ) and 2.4m ( 8ft ) and lengths up to 16ft..
This version is in 15mm pressure treated cladding and all of the framework is pressure treated too for long life and good looks.
Please note the fully framed doors and secure mortice lock, both standard features .
The Harpford Barn is available in 2 widths, 1.8m ( 6ft ) and 2.4m ( 8ft ) and lengths up to 16ft..
This 3m x 2.4m version is in our standard timber treated deal ( pine ) cladding.
Please note the fully framed doors and secure mortice lock, both standard features.
This is a picture of one of our display models taken on a miserable winter's day, so I've cut out the background and hey presto it is a great illustration of this superb and stylish building !
The opening window, double doors, and dutch style roof are all standard features.
The timber cladding on this particular building is our 15mm tanalised option.
We display this building at many of our sites up and down the country so please check out the 'where can I see one' section at the foot of this page.
One of 4 timber choices, the Deal ( pine ) cladding used on this building is kiln dried then treated with a quality wood preservative prior to delivery. Please ask our staff about subsequent wood care.
Other cladding choices are 18mm premium Deal, 15mm Tanalised, or loglap. These are illustrated elsewhere in this gallery.
Detail here shows the fully framed ledged and braced doors with mortice lock. The optional opening Georgian window is also illustrated.
This is the standard external tongued and grooved cladding used on all of our Fort sheds, summerhouses and playhouses. The finished thickness after machining is 12mm. It is treated with a good quality preservative prior to leaving the factory but we do recommend that you re-coat within a few months and preferably in the late autumn each year. You can purchase the appropriate timber treatment from us if you wish.
If you wish, you can upgrade to 15mm thick tanalised external cladding. Tanalised, or pressure treated timber, has a reputation for longevity since the boards are placed in a pressure vessel and the preservative is forced deeper into the timber. The cladding has a green/yellow colour which is well liked but our recommendation is to re-treat it shortly after installation, and then annually afterwards just as with the other cladding options to keep it in tip-top condition.
Tanalised buildings include tanalised floors, roofs, doors, windows, and framing... in other words the whole building !
The picture shows the optional loglap cladding available with any of our Fort Original buildings. 15mm is measured at the widest point of the tongued and grooved board. The internal face is the normal smooth face you get on our standard cladding. This is an a cladding that is chosen predominantly for its looks rather than any technical advantage. After care is the same as for our other cladding options described here.
Shown here on one of our summerhouses, this building has been painted with 'swiss blue' and white. If you choose a paint finish then you can have a maximum of two colours, generally used so that the highlights are one colour and the main body of the building another.
The paint is applied at the factory after the building has been preservative treated and therefore requires a couple of extra weeks on top of the normal delivery time. This means that the internal finish is the normal preservative colour rather than the external colour.
With 12 colours to choose from the possibilities are ( almost ) endless !
All of our Fort Original buildings are fitted with a sturdy tongued and grooved floor as you would expect from buildings of this quality ( rather than chipboard or fibre board ).
For additional strength you can upgrade to a heavy duty floor ( pictured on the LH ) which has 18mm thick floorboards on 45mm x 45mm joists. The standard floor has 12mm floorboards on 45mm x 30mm joists.
This is a useful security enhancement if you are concerned about the security of your building.
Each of the 3 hinges has a number of its screws replacing with bolts which are tightened from the inside. A padlock protector is fitted which protects the hasp of the padlock from hack saw attack !
GBC have branches all over the country displaying our buildings and offering help and advice to our customers.
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We take pride in making sure that your building will arrive in perfect condition - that is why we use our own team of drivers and fitters. As with all of our garden buildings, we like to provide our customers with a suitable delivery time. We always give good notice of our arrival date allowing you to be sure it is the right time for you. We always appreciate any helpful information regarding access to your pre-prepared base area, plus any details you may need to share with us about reaching you - so that the delivery process can run as smoothly as possible.
Our Fort Original Sheds all come with optional installation. If you are thinking about having your garden shed installed by our skilled team of fitters, please be aware that you will need to have a good, strong, level base, pre-prepared prior to your delivery date. We would normally recommend a base constructed from either slabs, concrete or heavy duty decking. We will always confirm these details with you at point of order and we will provide you with base plans if needed. These measures ensure that no detail is left out - ensuring that your garden shed will be both delivered and installed without any inconvenience.
Our delivery times can vary from season to season. All of our buildings are made to order, so during the busy spring to summer seasons, this may increase depending on the building that you have purchased. Please feel free to contact us on 0800 999 0123 to check our current delivery times.