Manufacturers of Timber Garden Buildings

Est. 1984

Tel: 01536 762085

Many of our

3D Shed Designer

models are made from

15mm cladding,

which is

25% thicker

than average, so you

know you're getting a

great specification

Use the 3D Shed Designer to price and order a shed, workshop or summerhouse. Choose from a huge range of sizes and options to create a building perfectly suited to your garden.

Save your design with just a name and email address; a link to the design will be emailed to you.

We are always happy to help you design a building and discuss options, please contact us.

Retailer map

We believe in local

You can order your building through one of our network of local retailers. Many have display sites and can offer extra services, so we recommend choosing your nearest one. If you do not have a retailer in your area, select Albany Sheds Factory Display from the drop down list.

Free delivery to any of the following postcodes:

AL, B, BB, BD, BL, BR, BS, CB, CH, CM, CO, CR, CV, CW, DA, DE, DH, DL, DN, DY, E, EC, EN, FY, GL, GU, HA, HD, HG, HP, HU, HX, IG, IP, KT, L, LE, LN, LS, LU, M, MK, N, NG, NN, NR, NW, OL, OX, PE, PR, RG, RH, RM, S, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, SS, ST, SW, TF, TS, TW, UB, WA, WC, WD, WF, WN, WR, WS, WV, YO.

Mainland England only (unless through retailer based on the Isle of Wight or Isle of Man). Delivery charges may apply to postcode areas not in Area A. Regrettably we are currently not able to deliver to Scotland.

Delivery postcode map

Choose your starting shell...

15mm Cladding, 45x34mm framing, 1.8m low side of roof.

Major Apex
15mm Cladding, 60x50mm framing, 1.98m low side of roof.

15mm Cladding, 45x34mm framing, 1.8m low side of roof.

Major Pent
15mm Cladding, 60x50mm framing, 1.98m low side of roof.

Major Conversion
Same as Major Apex but Width dimension larger than Depth.

Shell Options
Pre-built designs

...or select a pre-made package

We have put together many models from our range into pre-made packages. They can still be altered if you want to make any changes or add any options. If you cannot see the size or design you are looking for, try the 'Design Your Own' tab next to Building Designs.

Huge range of sizes - size conversions below (approximate):

3ft = 0.9m, 4ft = 1.2m, 5ft = 1.5m, 6ft = 1.8m, 7ft = 2.1m, 8ft = 2.4m, 9ft = 2.7m, 10ft = 3.0m, 11ft = 3.3m,

12ft = 3.6m, 13ft = 3.9m, 14ft = 4.2m, 15ft = 4.5m, 16ft = 4.8m, 17ft = 5.1m, 18ft = 5.4m, 19ft = 5.7m, 20ft = 6.0m

These are approximate nominal external sizes. Generally the floor is slightly smaller and the roof is slightly larger than these nominal dimensions. Floor plans are available upon request. Any critical measurements should be discussed prior to ordering.

Drag and drop

The options are split into categories such as doors, windows, roofing etc.
Doors and windows can be dragged and dropped into place. When an option is added, the price updates automatically in the blue bar. Click on the blue bar to see the estimated delivery period.

Dragging and dropping a door
Showing menu after clicking on window

Moving doors & windows

Click a door or window on the 3D Model to reposition or remove it. Measurements can be checked by toggling on the dimensions or looking at the Plan View.

Roofing, colours & other options

To make your new building last even longer, consider adding a Shedsheet Rubber Roof and Sadolin treatment (supplied in tins) to your order. Other options include roof overhang, partitions, extra floor joists and assembly. When you are finished, go to Summary and Checkout to save and review your design.

Colour and roof upgrade selected

Building Sizes
All sizes are approximate, based on external measurements (unless stated otherwise) - they do not include roof overhang. Please allow for any overhangs when choosing the size of your building, bearing in mind space required for installation and maintenance. We advise you check internal sizes if buying a building for a specific purpose, or any other sizes if critical. Planning permission can be required on some buildings depending on size and location, please check with your local council if unsure.

Accuracy of 3D Model
We have worked hard to get the 3D Shed Designer as accurate as possible, and will always aim to keep the building we manufacture as true as we can to the 3D model you design. However, sometimes due to manufacturing processes it may not be possible to position the doors and windows exactly as designed. Panels larger than 3.0m will be made in more than one section but joins are not shown or taken into account on the 3D model. Therefore positioning of doors and windows may need to be altered to accomodate joins. We will inform you prior to manufacture of any significant changes. The dimensions and spacings shown on the 3D model are a guide only - if you have any critical measurements or requirements you must discuss with your chosen retailer prior to ordering. The floor joists are a representation only and may vary in direction and quantity.


Your shed will be supplied in a light brown colour (unless the untreated option is selected), but if you select Sadolin treatment (Siding Options) we will supply the recommended product and calculate the correct quantity, enough for two external coats, provided in tins for self-application. Sadolin is a high quality treatment that not only ensures a beautiful finish but will protect your building for years before needing re-treating.
If you select the same Sadolin colour for the Cladding and Trims, we will provide enough tins to cover each wall externally as well as trims and all sides of any summerhouse doors and windows (two coats).
If you select a different trim colour, you will receive a one litre tin of treatment to cover the trims, which if desired should also be enough for all sides of a set of summerhouse doors and up to two summerhouse windows (two coats subject to how much trim is on the building)

Standard Treatment

If you do not wish to order Sadolin treatment, standard treated versions of this building are sprayed inside and out with a water-based base coat of treatment in a light brown colour. To keep this building in best condition, we recommend giving it a top coat of treatment within 6 months of assembly, or as soon as you like (normally possible straight away). Treating your shed is an important part of keeping the building weatherproof as it helps to seal the timber and repel water. Please note small areas such as the inside of doors may not be reached by the spray and it is normal to have some irregularities and drying marks from the treatment process. Untreated buildings should be treated as soon as possible. We recommend buildings are re-treated every year, though the higher the quality of wood preservative, the longer the protection should last.

What should I use to treat my building?
The two main categories of timber preservative are water based and spirit based (which is also known as oil or solvent based). Spirit based treatments are traditionally considered to give better protection, however, improvements in water based treatments mean some now give as good protection whilst being more environmentally friendly. Timber preservatives are available in many colours so finding a colour you like may be a large factor in choosing your treatment. Cuprinol, Ronseal and Barrettine are all well known and widely available brands with a large choice of colours. A high-quality treatment we have experience of using is Sadolin Classic, which is used as a base coat on untreated timber, and Sadolin Extra as a top coat on treated timber. Or for a wide range of colours, consider Sadolin Beautiflex.

Hardwood doors & windows
Our summerhouses feature joinery quality hardwood doors and windows, which should be treated accordingly with a high-quality wood preserver suitable for exterior joinery. To keep them in the condition they deserve, we recommend treating the doors and windows with two coats of a suitable timber protection as soon as possible on all sides. This limits the movement of the timber, so it will help stop them from swelling up as much, as well as stopping cracks from developing and keeping them looking great. If left untreated or treated in a cheaper wood preservative, the doors and windows are more susceptible to absorbing a lot of moisture and swelling up, or surface splits opening, depending on the weather conditions. This is a natural characteristic of the timber and not considered a fault by the manufacturer, but can make the doors and windows difficult to open and not look as good, so is best limited in the way described. Please use the turn buttons supplied to keep the doors closed when not in use. Below are some side-by-side comparisons of similarly aged hardwood doors that have not had a top coat and ones that have had two coats of Sadolin Extra.

Door without high quality treatment Door with high quality treatment
Door without high quality treatment Door with high quality treatment

Can I keep my shed exactly the same colour?
The colour of the shed will gradually fade over time. If you like the colour it is currently, your best bet is to find the nearest match at your local store. Please note the colour may darken slightly with every extra coat. The treatment we use in the factory is not available to buy in exactly the same form as it is specially made for us and not a branded product you can buy in a shop. Some of our retailers stock our Albany Brown treatment, but this is a slightly darker colour than the one applied in our factory. We do not recommend clear treatment.

Why are your sheds not tanalised?
We believe tanalised or pressure treated sheds are frequently misrepresented as being maintenance-free, whereas in our experience the best and only proper way to keep a shed in good condition is a regular coat of treatment. Pressure treatment is necessary for timber that has to go in the ground, but although it sounds like a good 'selling point', many in the shed industry agree that it can lead to more shrinkage and cracking than would otherwise occur. If left untreated, any tanalised shed would soon become an eyesore as it begins to look grey and unmaintained; it would also be more likely to leak in wet conditions.

Lead Times

An estimated lead time can be seen by clicking on the blue price bar.


An assembly service is available and the option can be found and selected under Order Options. You will need a solid, flat, level base and clear access to the base in order for us to be able to assemble.

Will this building fit into my garden?
You should consider whether you have any height restrictions (doorways, archways, gates within walls or with bars across the top) or sharp turns. Some panels can be quite large, especially on larger sizes, so if you have any concerns please check before ordering. Generally, if you have a side entrance to your garden with no height restrictions or turns, it is unlikely there will be any problems.

What sort of base do I need?
We cannot stress enough the importance of putting your new Albany building onto a solid, flat, level foundation. Get it right and your building will fit together properly and last for years. Get it wrong and you could have problems with assembly, the shed will not last nearly as long and the doors may not close properly. Your local retailer may be able to offer a base-laying service or recommend someone who can.
See Base Requirements for more details.

Ordering your building

After saving a design you will be sent an email with a link to return to it at a later date, or you can go ahead and place a deposit with a debit or credit card. After the deposit has been paid, you will receive a confirmation email. We will then check the design over and process - we will contact you with any queries or to discuss any necessary amendments. If you are not ready to receive the building, delivery can be delayed up to three months from receipt of deposit.


Prices include VAT at 20%. Some areas may require additional delivery charges if not within 50km of a retailer - please contact us to enquire. Delivery is currently unavailable to Scotland.


Buildings are supplied with a standard 12-month guarantee covering faulty parts and workmanship. In the unlikely event you have a have a problem that needs addressing please contact the retailer you ordered the building from. Photos may be required so the problem can be assessed. Timber is a natural product subject to shrinkage and expansion throughout its lifespan. Cracks, splits, loose knots, resin pockets and general movement are beyond our control and not considered a fault. Most buildings are made to order and cannot be cancelled once the manufacturing process has commenced. The guarantee covers the cost of replacement goods only. Components should be inspected for problems before assembly to allow for replacement parts to be supplied if required. Albany Shed Co Ltd are not responsible for any costs incurred due to the incorrect manufacture of products, missing items or delayed delivery. We do not recommend storing items in outdoor buildings that could be adversely affected by damp air. We recommend not leaving items unchecked for long periods and to regularly open the shed door to allow fresh air to circulate. Failure to do so will increase the risk of mould developing. Items should be dry prior to storing in your shed. Please consider whether items are suitable for storage in an outdoor building before putting away. We recommend you check if your building is covered by household insurance in case of storm damage etc.

Why do you not offer a 10 year guarantee like I have seen on other websites?
This is used as a selling point by some other suppliers. However, if you look into the details of these guarantees you will discover that this is essentially only an “anti-rot” guarantee that is void if you do not treat the building every year with a high-quality wood preservative, as well as a long list of other terms & conditions, so does not really mean anything. We agree that a regular coat of quality treatment is the best way to keep your building in good condition – if you do this your building should not rot for a long time!