(PRWEB) October 8, 2004
The English garden shed has always held a special place in the hearts of Europeans. Americans can now develop their own love of the admired building with traditional European Sheds, made from Scandinavian Pine, in a unique line of high quality Do-It-Yourself kits. Spirit Elements, a U.S. catalog company, is pleased to announce the new offering of English sheds, playhouses, and gazebos, manufactured by one of EnglandÂs finest shed manufacturers.
The sheds, made from the highest grade kiln-dried Swedish pine, feature many elements of European style. Solid tongue & groove shiplap walls, planed tongue & groove floors and mortise & tenon windows highlight the standard features of the European Sheds. Lower prices on the imports have presented another value to customers, and Spirit Elements is seeing a sharp increase in sales.
ÂEuropeans have a different relationship with outdoor buildings than Americans,Â says Seth Chernoff, co-owner of Spirit Elements. ÂThey hold poetry readings and salon events in sheds, most especially in Great Britain. We are seeing a cultural shift in the expectations of everyday Americans as to how they view their garden sheds and what they have come to expect.Â
European Shed doors are ledged and braced with hinges that can be placed on the right or left. French doors and windows use horticultural or toughened glass. Roofs are made with OSB (Oriented Strand Board). Rolled roof shingle is also included. All models include the necessary hardware and comprehensive assembly instructions. Assembly can be completed by the average homeowner using common hand tools.
These European Style buildings are treated with ACQ, a non-carcinogenic, non-arsenic, non-chromium water-based wood preservative. This environmentally friendly treatment offers superior long-term protection against decay, insects, and termites. All buildings have also been pre-treated with a honey-brown water-based stain.
Spirit Elements has seen a strong increase in sales for sheds, playhouses and gazebos for several years in their catalog business and these products have received rave reviews from their most demanding clientele. The secret, owner Chernoff says, is in the companyÂs ability to make it easy for customers to order and then assemble garden structures that were once the apprehension of do-it-yourself homeowners.
ÂThese buildings are specifically designed for people who donÂt have a lot of time and carpentry skills,Â Chernoff says. ÂThe European sheds look like they just came out of a Swiss mountain retreat, but they can actually be put together in a day or so by unskilled homeowners. WeÂve seen a lot of purchases by people who want them for pool houses, kidÂs clubhouses and private studios.Â The new wave of European Sheds is on its way.
About Spirit Elements:
Spirit Elements is one of the largest catalog and Internet retailers of high-end home and garden products in the United States. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, each extraordinary piece in their collection is carefully selected using the highest standards for craftsmanship, quality and aesthetics. Their exclusive collection includes outdoor garden sheds, cabanas, cedar gazebos, arbors & pergolas, kids playhouses, artisan waterfalls, indoor & outdoor fountains, custom doors and much more. Spirit Elements is committed to providing its customers with the highest level of customer service, the lowest price, and free shipping nationwide. For more information about Spirit Elements, please call 1.800.511.1440 or visit http://www.spiritelements.com .
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