The Summerhouse tends to be the most popular of garden structures combining an attractive garden feature with function.
As can be seen from the examples shown a range of styles and sizes can be made to suit any need, whether it be as a retreat to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your garden or as an area to entertain on glorious summer days and evenings.
The use of a lot of glass in the design can make them very light and bright places, and if you wish to follow the sun any symmetrical design can be made in a revolving version. A retractable arm is fitted to the revolving versions which works very much like a lock gate, you just lean on it to rotate the summerhouse.
The timbers used in construction are usually either seasoned Oak or Western Red Cedar. Both timbers are naturally durable and require little maintenance and can be left to weather. If a stained finish is required then Western Red would be used. The bases are made from Iroko, a very durable timber.
The walls are made in a double skin of tongue and groove timber to make them weather and wind proof.
Floors are usually finished in exterior quality plywood panels although other options are available.
The roof is designed to be of attractive appearance internally, as can be seen in the examples shown. They are normally clad in Western Red Cedar shingles with either cedar or lead hips. Alternatively slate or clay tiles can also be used.
Sizes that have been made range from a small 2 meter hexagonal summerhouse, to a 3.5 meter diameter octagonal summerhouse, with other versions being 2.5 meters square.
As all the designs are bespoke anything can be incorporated into your design including interior blinds, built in seating, lighting and power and even a revolving version can be powered to follow the sun, although to date only versions that have to be pushed round have been made.