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  • Main Advantages of Our Summer Houses

    Our standard cabin kits have so many premium features.
    You can hardly find a garden log cabin with similar quality and premium cabin equipment as our standard summer house sets.
  • German made tilt & turn systems
    German made tilt & turn systems with multi locking points ensure the best user comfort and extended lifespan.
    Toughened safety glass in doors and windows
    Toughened safety glass in doors and windows ensures durability and safety. Toughened glass is five times stronger than regular glass and in the event of severe impact, toughened glass crumbles into small blunt pebbles and does not shatter into spikes or shards like regular glass. This significantly reduces chances of any injury, while regular glass, on the other hand, breaks into long, sharp spikes and can cause serious injuries.
    Double glazed doors and windows with aluminum rain deflectors
    Double glazed doors and windows with aluminium rain deflectors significantly increase weather and temperature resistance in your cabin and enable you to use your cabin during colder periods. Double glazing is included in all our standard cabin kits with walls of 44mm thickness and above*. (*Excludes BBQ huts / Grillkotas which use a different system).
    European made door hardware, handles and locks
    European made door hardware, door handles and locks ensure excellent functionality and durability.
    Metal storm braces and in-wall strengthening rods
    Metal storm braces and in-wall strengthening rods provide better stability and more integral cabin strength (included in all cabin kits with 44mm wall thickness and above).
    Heavy duty roof construction ensures minimum
    Heavy duty roof construction ensures a minimum 120-200 kg / m2 roof load capacity for all our timber cabins and makes sure your cabin is strong, stable and will last for years to come.
    Factory pressure treated foundation frame
    Factory pressure treated foundation frame timbers enable you to start installation immediately. All remaining cabin components require wood preservative to be applied after the assembly has been completed.
    Factory pressure treated terrace boards
    Factory pressure treated terrace boards are highly durable and user friendly because they reduce the amount of extra work. Our deep pressure treated terrace boards do not require any additional treatment, just install and enjoy.
    Carefully selected slow grown dense Nordic spruce
    All cabin components are made of carefully selected slow grown dense Nordic spruce which ensures better cabin strength and longevity compared to commonly used southern wood.
    Weatherproof packaging
    Weatherproof packaging protects your cabin from moisture, sun, UV and other weather conditions. Your cabin pack can easily stay outside for several weeks, if you don’t install it immediately after the delivery.
    Over 20 years of experience in design and production
    Over twenty years of experience in design and production of wooden buildings ensures we have a better knowledge and knowhow of producing and delivering premium quality cabins to our customers.
    5 year factory warranty
    5 year factory warranty on all wooden components.

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  • Commonly used materials and construction methods for a wooden summer house or garden building

    Wood has been used for thousands of years as a key building material. From early Saxon huts to modern day homes, wood is not only used because of its availability but also its excellent natural properties. That makes it an ideal material to use when building summer houses, log cabins and all sorts of garden buildings.

    We only use sustainable slow-growing Nordic spruce wood for our summer house kits, which is valued for its robust quality and durability. Other reasons we love wood as the primary building material for our garden houses is that it balances temperature and humidity, is free from allergens and creates a very cozy atmosphere. A well-maintained wooden summer house will last for decades, and with a fresh coat of paint they quickly look like new again.

    It is important to consider the design when building a summer house or garden shed. Do you want it to blend to its immediate garden surroundings or perhaps a contrasting modern insulated summer house? We have hundreds of designs for prefab summer houses to choose from. If you are unsure, then give us a call and we can discuss your project or perhaps a bespoke cabin design.

    For added protection against the elements, you can add one of our insulation kits to create an insulated summer house or home office. These kits will keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. You will need some form of heating in the winter months in addition to the insulation but then you are all set to use your Garden House 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

    Wooden garden houses differ in their construction

    Our summer house kits wall log construction are based on the classic log cabin design. The walls are made up of prefabricated wooden planks, which are pushed into one another using a simple tongue and groove system. The walls all interlock and are built up row by row which gives them excellent rigidity and durability. The cabin or summer house shed walls sit on top of pressure treated foundation timbers which are supplied in the kit. Many of our models also feature in wall metal strengthening rods and concealed storm braces.

    Using this prefabrication method we can construct almost any size or shape building, from a corner summer house through to an Octagonal BBQ hut. Many of our summer house kits are suitable for DIY assembly depending on your ability and prior experience. So, if you are wondering how to build a summer house step by step but not sure where to start, then choose one of our cabin kits. The standard kit includes step-by-step instructions, plus everything you need from double glazed doors and windows, door furniture, screws and decking boards if featured on your chosen model. However, if you don't feel like doing it or don't have the time, you can have the garden houses, saunas and wooden garages built by our assembly team. Feel free to contact us for specialist advice if you have any questions!

    Wondering which summer house to buy?

    Are you looking to buy a summer house but perhaps need it to be multipurpose? From a small garden house to a large corner summer house or summer house shed combined, we will likely have the right model for you.

    Ask yourself what functions you need this building to fulfill. For example, Do I need a summer house shed combined? These models are a great way to create additional space for entertaining or hobbies as well as valuable storage in your garden on a small footprint. Is it a classic arbor or a garden house in a modern style I would like? At Summerhouse24 you will find garden houses of all sizes in different styles, as well as tool sheds, sauna houses, wooden garages, BBQ huts and carports. Which garden house model will be your ideal choice depends on your usage requirements. What needs does your garden house have to meet? If you are not yet sure of this, our examples below might help:

    The garden house as a living room in your garden

    Perhaps a comfortably furnished summer house with veranda to be your refuge where you can withdraw and forget everyday life. Read, listen to music, relax and enjoy the view of the garden even when it rains from the comfort of a veranda.

    The summer house as a party house

    Invite friends’ round, celebrate family celebrations and parties in style - this requires enough space, possibly a corner summer house with shed and integrated terrace will create a large area for entertaining and storage space when not in use. There should be space for tables and seating, possibly a kitchenette or a counter so you can get set up for hassle free hosting with your family and friends.

    The summer house as a guest house

    If the garden house is suitable for overnight stays, visitors can comfortably be accommodated there. Larger garden houses and holiday homes can be comfortably set up for this purpose. A modern insulated summer house with thick walls and double-glazed models can also be used in winter with the addition of a heater.

    The summer house as a wellness house

    Modern sauna houses are available in many sizes, also with an adjoining room for relaxation after the sauna. Why not create a home spa and choose a summer house with veranda so you can also install a hot tub.

    The summer house for work and hobbies

    It can be a quiet home office, workshop and hobby room, artist's studio or space to run your business such as Yoga classes or counselling. Wooden garages may also be used as a workshop as our wide opening or up and over doors make it easy to install machinery or work on large components.

    The summer house as a tool shed

    Garden sheds still serve as tool sheds for garden tools and lawnmowers. They are also used to store garden furniture and overwinter potted plants. If you are looking for a potting shed then why not consider a hexagonal or octagonal summer house as with windows on each side they are filled with light.

    How big should the garden building be?

    Once you have established how you want to use your log cabin summer house or shed, you need to know how much space you have available to ensure you select the right model. In our shop you can filter all garden houses according to their size in square meters: starting with small versions through to large holiday houses with a floor area of over 30 m².

    In addition to the overall size of a garden house, there are further requirements to consider:

    • One large room or, better, two, possibly several rooms? Two-room garden houses are particularly popular; in addition to the living room, they also have a small equipment room with an extra door for use as a shed.
    • Do you need an undercover terrace or veranda that integrates with the room to easily allow for lots of guests on a regular basis?
    • Some garden houses have a sleeping loft as a second level thanks to their height. This expands the living space to include an overnight stay. Children especially love sleeping lofts because they find the loft like an exciting den for their adventures. Our two bedroom wooden lodge with sleeping loft Dallas 7 x 7m cabin is a popular choice

    The light in the garden house also plays a role in the “perceived size”. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows, possibly on several sides such as in our corner garden room Hansa B 3 x 6m give the impression of greater space than small windows or just a glazed door. It is important to note that any building over 30m2 may require planning permission and you will need to consult with your local planning office to confirm this.

    What wall thickness does your garden house need?

    Garden houses made of wood are available in different wall thicknesses. Basically, the thicker the walls, the more stable a wooden house is. The wall thickness required for your garden room or shed, depends primarily on the planned use:

    • 28 mm: This wall thickness is sufficient for large tool sheds and small garden sheds. You can even spend the night in a 28-millimeter-wall-thick garden house in summer, but not in cooler seasons. This really is an entry level thickness used on cheap summer houses and we do not produce any models in this wood thickness.
    • 44 mm: the medium and best-selling wall thickness. Countless models in all sizes are available. These houses offer a high level of stability and with the use of a small heater to guard against frost are suitable for frost-free wintering of plants or to keep snug for year-round use.
    • 70 and 92 mm: These wall thicknesses meet the highest requirements, provide excellent protection against overheating in summer and maintain heat well in winter months. An insulated summer house in the uk with some form of heating means you can use your Garden House 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ideal for holiday homes, bedroom cabins and offices. Many of our Sauna houses are also manufactured with a wall thickness of 70 mm for better heat retention and to create that true Finnish log cabin feel.

    In the shop you can conveniently filter the garden building models on offer according to wall thickness.

    The shape of the roof: gable roof (Apex), flat roof or pent roof?

    One of the main distinguishing features of summer houses is the roof. Its shape determines whether the garden shed looks classic or modern or whether it becomes an eye-catcher with a very special roof shape. The following variants are available:

    The flat roof is the simplest type of roof. Contrary to the name, it's not exactly level. For the rainwater to drain off well, flat roofs also have a minimal gradient of up to 3 degrees, which is not visually noticeable. The garden house with flat roof has become more and more popular in recent years, modern summer house and ultra-modern models are available such as our Modern Garden Office Hansa Lounge 5x5m.

    The pent roof differs from the flat roof in that it has a greater gradient of up to 15 degrees. It is reminiscent of the shape of a lectern and is also playing an increasing role in modern garden house architecture. Our Garden Log Cabin with Storage Room Barbados Plus 8 x 4m is a good example of pent roof summer house.

    The gable or apex roof is a roof that adorns garden houses in the classic-traditional style as well as modern models. Two sloping roofs meet at the roof ridge, which results in a comparatively high interior space. Additional windows in the gable or even a second level (sleeping loft) are possible variants.

    The pitched roof, also called tent roof, is common in garden houses with a square or pentagonal floor plan. Four (sometimes more) roof surfaces meet in the ridge point at the top. Its shape makes it particularly appealing. Our Garden Room Sophia with veranda 3.5 x 8m is a fine example of this style and also featured on and episode of Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh.

    The hipped roof also has roof surfaces on the gable side. The slope on one side with a hipped roof is usually less than that of the gable roof which means there is more room height in the interior, but it is not enough for a second level. We use this roof style on our Corner Summer house models.

    Don't forget: Every roof needs the right cover. Various roof coverings can be ordered as accessories for our garden houses. For flat and pent roofs, we recommend Firestone rubber EPDM roofing kits. For all other roof shapes we offer high quality ICOpal Firesmart roof felt or ICOpal bitumen roofing shingles available in four colours: Black, Coal Grey, Forest Green and Brick Red.

    Your bespoke garden house…

    If you cannot find your dream garden house in our shop then talk to us. Bespoke garden summer houses are no challenge for us and we can manufacture your individual model according to your ideas and requirements. Whether it is a sauna house, wooden garage or snooker room you are looking for, we can custom build any model for you.

    You may have found a model that you like in our range but want some changes made. For example, you want to change the wall thickness, number of windows or door location. No problem! We can tailor make a summer house for you. Give us a call or send us an email with a sketch of what you are looking for and we’ll plan your dream garden house together with you.

    Looking for garden houses cheaply? Check out the Sale section! Anyone looking for a reduced-price garden house will find what they are looking for in the Summerhouse24 sale section. Models of all sizes and styles are on offer here with no compromise to quality.

    Do you need planning permission for a summer house?

    Before buying, you should check whether you need to obtain planning permission, a certificate of lawfulness or if the building you are considering comes under permitted developments. The answer to this depends on where you live, how close to the boundary of your property the building will be assembled, the type of use and the size of building you are considering. You may also need to apply for building regulation approval in some cases.

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