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Welcome to Summerhouse24, your go-to place for every kind of wooden garden building in the UK. Buy directly from us, the makers, creating outstanding garden buildings for over 20 years. Our extensive range includes summerhouses, garden rooms, log cabins, garages, sheds, sauna cabins, and more. With over 8850+ cabins sold, we celebrate our achievement in delivering superior quality and durable garden buildings, crafted from the finest Nordic spruce wood. Discover more About us!

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Main Advantages of Our Garden Buildings

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.

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German made tilt & turn systems with multi locking points

ensure the best user comfort and extended lifespan.
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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.
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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).
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European made door hardware, door handles and locks

ensure excellent functionality and durability.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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5 year factory warranty

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summer house with a veranda

14.06.2024

Summer House Ventilation: Is It Needed?

Have you ever wondered if a wooden summer house needs ventilation and why? We’ll cover everything you need to know about how to ventilate a summer house, different types of ventilation options and how they work. In the photo above: Hansa Deluxe summer house with...

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customised Summerhouse with open porch

10.06.2024

Featuring Summerhouse-Sophia on “Love Your Garden Show” with Alan Titchmarsh

After rediscovering this heartwarming tale from our archives, we’re delighted to reshare the uplifting story behind our collaboration with the TV show Love Your Garden. When picking up the phone one day, we were pleasantly surprised to learn the call was coming from Gold TV...

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18 best summer activities for kids to do at home poster

24.05.2024

11 Best Summer Camp Activities to do in Garden

With the school summer holidays fast approaching, many parents are looking for exciting new activities to keep their children entertained. Anyone lucky enough to have their own garden will want to spend as much time there as possible. To make it an exciting space for...

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wood fired & electric sauna heater

09.05.2024

Electric or Wood-fired Sauna?

Enjoying an outdoor sauna, particularly when followed by a refreshing cold plunge, is an incredibly invigorating experience. Regular sauna sessions offer a wealth of physical and emotional benefits, making a backyard installation a great investment. Various models are available with different designs, features, and heating...

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Buy garden log cabins directly from Factory!

If you are looking for a top quality Garden Summer House at a low price, then you have come to the right place! We are log cabin and garden room experts. Our company designs, produces, and delivers a wide choice of contemporary garden rooms and modern summer houses. We offer high quality at competitive prices. These are not just words. We are able to deliver this promise because of our many years of hard work, innovation and product development. We deliver all our garden buildings directly from the factory and do not buy in third party components. This way, we know every component and can control the manufacturing process from start to finish. Our factory is equipped with the latest wood processing technology. This enables us to offer an extremely wide choice of garden log cabins and garden rooms with the highest quality on the market. Our experts are always on hand and happy to help you select the right log cabin or building that suits your needs best.

Visit our display sites in Devon and Leeds, UK!

We want you to experience our garden buildings first hand, come visit us and visualise your dream garden house at our Devon & Leeds display sites.

You can also have a go on our Virtual Reality system and play around with changing the cabins colour, model and roof type at the touch of a button! Our team can answer any questions or concerns you have and help you choose the right model for you.

Devon

Our SummerHouse24 display site in Devon can be found just south of Exeter and only a couple of minutes from the A38 Devon Expressway. We have recently moved to this much larger site to display a greater variety of cabins as our range expands. This site is currently open Monday to Friday and weekends by appointment. You’ll be sure to receive a warm welcome from one of our friendly and knowledgeable team. The site is currently under construction and not all of our display models have arrived yet, so do call and check if you are hoping to see a specific model. We have over 300 models to choose from and cannot display them all, however you can see examples of a Sauna cabinBBQ hutGarden office etc as well as different roof styles and wood thickness.
Conveniently located on the Heathfield Industrial Estate, just ten minutes south of Exeter, we are very close to the A38 and have plenty of parking. Directions: Head South to Plymouth, Exit A38 signposted Heathfield / Bovey Tracey (Trago Mills Exit). Take the right-hand filter lane and turn right at the lights on to Battle Road. Follow the road past a Spar shop, keep going until you see SparkWorld on your right and then take the next right turn in to Cannon Road. We are a short distance up on the right-hand side. Use post code TQ12 6SG for satellite navigation.

Leeds

Our newest site is a large 350m2area forming part of the fabulous Garforth Garden Centre by Klondyke Group. Here we have a large selection of garden buildings including Sauna cabins, garden offices / studios, BBQ huts and more. You can really get a feel for the quality and features of our cabins that will help you decide the style you would like. We do not currently have a Summerhouse24 colleague here daily at present and so you can speak with us directly from the freephone and we can answer any questions you have. Conveniently located on the A63 Selby Road between the M1 and A1(M), we are within easy reach from York, Harrogate and Leeds. The site is easy to find with lots of free parking and a beautiful garden centre to peruse or fabulous café to refuel in after your journey. Post code: LS25 2AQ

No matter if you are from: London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester or any other city, we serve whole England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Delivery of our flat pack log cabins is free to most areas of the UK.

Commonly used materials and construction methods in our garden buildings

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 summerhouse 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 garden building 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.

We take pride in customising also!

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 Summerhouse 24 sale section. Models of all sizes and styles are on offer here with no compromise to quality.

Do you need planning permission for a prefab garden building?

Before buying, you should check whether you need to obtain planning permission, as some cabins under 2.5 m in height can bypass the law, a certificate of lawfulness,s 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 the building you are considering. You may also need to apply for building regulation approval in some cases. Check out this guide to know more in detail.

Do you need planning permission for a garden building?

Garden buildings typically fall under Permitted Development and do not require planning permission if they meet specific conditions: they must be placed less than 2.0 meters from the property boundary and must not exceed an overall height of 2.5 meters from the existing ground level. For a detailed guide on planning permissions for garden buildings, checkout complete planning permission guide.

How are cabins delivered and what access is required?

Cabins will be delivered in weatherproof packages so that they will not be damaged by the weather during the shipping or if your cabin stays packaged for several weeks outside before the installation. Delivery is done curb-side, and the drivers are not able to assist with its unpacking. All cabins are delivered on Hiab with a crane or Moffett trucks to unload these heavy packages. We will always call to confirm and agree a delivery date prior to making delivery.

The lorries are large vehicles and any tight access restrictions should be discussed before ordering. If you have any potential access restrictions, or special delivery requests, please contact us.

You can see an example of truck sizes, how deliveries are made and full delivery information on our delivery info page.

Do I need insulation? Can you insulate the walls?

We recommend insulating the roof and the floor of the cabin for year-round use. You can select this as an optional extra and the price is shown on the product page. The following link shows what is included in our insulation kits and how these should be fitted – https://summerhouse24.co.uk/insulate-garden-office-garden-room/

Wall insulation is generally not required or necessary in our cabins, we don’t provide an option for this. Some customers do choose to add this once assembled, when adding wall insulation, you need to consider settlement of the cabin, expansion and contraction.

What type of base is suitable for my garden house? Do you offer base services?

A flat, level and sturdy base is required for your cabin to sit onto. A concrete base is often the best  choice and an ideal foundation for a cabin. Although there are plenty of alternatives.

Detailed dimensional plans should be used for base preparations and to help decide if the cabin is suitable for your intended use. Plans can be requested from info@summerhouse24.co.uk

We do not offer any base or grounds work services, so you would need to consult with local contractors to get this organised.

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Garden summer house with Veranda Eva E 12m² 44mm 3 x 7 m
Extras:
Insulation Kit:

Floor & Roof Insulation Kit (£1,540.00)

Upgrade to Aluminium Sliding Doors:

Upgrade to Aluminium Sliding Doors (£600.00)

Bitumen Roof Shingles:

Plano natur forest green (£730.00)

Guttering:

PVC Anthracite (£260.00)

£8,880.00
Summer house with terrace
Extras:
Roofing Cover:

EPDM Firestone Rubber Roofing (£615.00)

Guttering:

PVC Anthracite (£145.00)

£6,035.00
Modern Summer House Hansa Lounge XL with Veranda 14,5m² / 44mm
Extras:
Insulation Kit:

Floor & Roof Insulation Kit (£1,660.00)

Roofing Cover:

EPDM Firestone Rubber Roofing (£795.00)

Guttering:

PVC Anthracite (£145.00)

£9,150.00
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