ALBANY Sheds have been manufacturing sheds and timber garden buildings in Desborough for over 35 years.
They make and distribute hundreds of sheds per week to garden centres, builders’ merchants and trade customers across the UK and beyond. Products are mainly supplied through retailers, but local customers can buy direct from their large display site and even get the new building assembled by Albany’s installation team.
In 2019, the company opened a new undercover display area and showroom at their Station Yard depot, with over 50 sheds, workshops, summerhouses and log cabins on display. Open to the public, the display is ideal for anyone wanting to compare sizes, styles and materials before buying.
Salesperson Toby Burbidge said: “It can be difficult to visualise the scale of a shed or building. We find some people may come in with a certain size and style in mind, but after seeing other options they order something completely different that is much better suited to their requirements. So it really is worth having a look first as a garden building is not something you buy very often.”
Albany buildings are generally manufactured from thicker-than-average timber, meaning they will last longer and give better value over time than many cheaper options available. It is not unusual for customers to visit Albany after sending back another shed they ordered from an online competitor, having been shocked at what they received and keen to not repeat their mistake.
Another advantage Albany can offer is bespoke designs. Manufacturing the buildings themselves allows a certain amount of flexibility. Non-standard door and window positions, for example, are not a problem on most models, as well as special sizes.
“Customers are often surprised by what we can do, as these days most products are just standard,” Toby added. “Made-to-order buildings are not even necessarily more expensive and can be usually be produced within a few weeks.”
So, if you’re thinking of purchasing a new garden building this year, it’s well worth a trip to Desborough to discover your ideal shed. As most buildings are inside or undercover it won’t even matter if it’s raining!
For further information and opening times visit www.albanysheds.co.uk