Home­own­ers look­ing for ad­di­tional util­ity in their out­door spa­ces typ­i­cally are faced with two op­tions, go­ing cheap and buy­ing some­thing pre-fab that looks like it was made from ma­chine-pressed mar­garine tubs. Or, blow­ing the en­tire bud­get on a cus­tom built-on-site struc­ture that may ri­val the house in terms of cost.

Thank­fully, there is a third op­tion that com­bines the best of the first two: Clas­sic gar­den struc­tures made by Lime­stone Trail of Beamsville, On­tario.

For the past 30 years, this hand- crafted man­u­fac­turer has made its mark by of­fer­ing ex­cep­tional gar­den struc­tures that de­liver the beauty and dura­bil­ity of cus­tom- made struc­tures, but at a more rea­son­able cost. From gar­den sheds to ca­banas, pool houses, cab­ins and even guest bunkies, coach houses, gaze­bos, and pavil­ions Lime­stone Trail uses top-qual­ity wood prod­ucts and durable fin­ishes in all their build­ings. As well, Lime­stone Trail of­fers ‘glass houses,’ wood and glass en­closed gar­den struc­tures that pro­vide both screened and wa­ter­proof pro­tec­tion against bugs and the el­e­ments.

“Our spe­cialty is el­e­gant, durable, clas­sic gar­den s t ruc t ures; we l eave land­scap­ing and foun­da­tion work to other pro­fes­sion­als,” said Lime­stone Trail pres­i­dent John Ver­hey. “Call us when you are plan­ning out your back­yard ren­o­va­tion, and we can as­sist you in choos­ing the right gar­den struc­tures for your pur­pose and bud­get.”

When it is time to build, Lime­stone Trail will send out their skilled team to in­stall your clas­sic gar­den struc­ture ef­fi­ciently and pro­fes­sion­ally. “Typ­i­cally done in a day,” said Ver­hey.

Mean­while, do-it-your­selfers (DIY) can in­stall Lime­stone Trail struc­tures with a min­i­mum of tools and time, be­cause the com­pany’s DIY build­ing kits come with com­pleted wall and roof pan­els/trusses. “You just have to as­sem­ble the pan­els and trusses to­gether, rather than hav­ing to build the shed from scratch,” Ver­hey said. “There are no tricky wood cuts to be done: It’s all sim­ple as­sem­bly.”

A look through Lime­stone Trail’s web site gives a sense of what is pos­si­ble with these clas­sic gar­den struc­tures. A wooden gar­den shed can be rus­tic, Vic­to­rian, or whim­si­cal, but it is al­ways built of topqual­ity cedar with plenty of win­dows – mak­ing the shed a dec­o­ra­tive gar­den el­e­ment, rather than a plas­tic eye­sore. Lime­stone Trail’s wooden ca­banas, cab­ins, coach houses, guest houses, and pool sheds can be sim­i­larly small or go larger with pil­lars, porch roofs, and even cupo­las. It all de­pends on what you want!

Mean­while, this com­pany’s open-air gaze­bos and pavil­ions pro­vide out­door pro­tec­tion within a shell of solid, well­crafted cedar; mak­ing these struc­tures as beau­ti­ful to look at as they are to shel­ter un­der. Add glass, and you have Lime­stone Trail’s Glass House that can ex­tend sum­mer well into au­tumn — and even pro­vide com­fort­able shel­ter when the snow falls with the ad­di­tion of an elec­tric fire­place. They also come with screens; “pro­vid­ing a level of pro­tec­tion against mos­qui­toes and ticks that al­low you to en­joy be­ing out­side with­out worry,” said Ver­hey.

Bill Marshall and his wife Joanne in­stalled a Lime­stone Trail 15’ glass house when they moved to a cot­tage on the south shore of Lake Huron. “The views of Lake Huron are quite lovely from our glass house,” said Bill Marshall. “It’s be­come a key part of life here!”

As for the Mar­shalls’ ex­pe­ri­ence in work­ing with Lime­stone Trail to plan and build the glass house? “They were out­stand­ing,” he replied. “We felt the price for the beauty and qual­ity of the glass house was rea­son­able.”

“Lime­stone Trail ful­fils your gar­den struc­ture needs by help­ing you choose what’s right for you, build­ing it to or­der, and in­stalling it for you, or let­ting you do it your­self,” con­cluded John Ver­hey. “Our struc­tures are great to look at and tough enough to with­stand the worst weather that Canada can throw at them. They are durable in­vest­ments in your gar­den that will last for years to come — at prices that will make sense to your wal­let and your bud­get.”

Lime­stone Trail is lo­cated at 4696 Christie Drive, Beamsville ON. While tak­ing a scenic drive through Ni­a­gara’s wine coun­try, feel free to stop at the store to view dis­play mod­els, or talk to one of Lime­stone Trail’s knowl­edge­able staff.

“We will be at the Toronto Na­tional Home Show/Canada Blooms in March 2018,” Adds Ver­hey. “Her­itage Court Booth H201— see you there.”


From gar­den sheds to ca­banas, pool houses, cab­ins and even guest bunkies, coach houses, gaze­bos, and pavil­ions Lime­stone Trail uses topqual­ity wood prod­ucts and durable fin­ishes in all their builds.

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