• Call us: 020 3807 0369 | Summer House 24
  • Our Experts Answer 4 Important Questions about Garden Houses

    Our Experts Answer 3 Important Questions about Garden Houses

    Garden houses are versatile spaces that can be used in many different ways and for many different purposes. We like to think of garden pods as modern solutions to modern problems. Whether you’re currently considering growing a business, creating extra storage space, or adding an extra bedroom to your home, garden pods might be the perfect solution for you. Being innovative concepts, garden pods might raise many questions so we’ve asked our experts to answer the most pressing ones. Read on to find out more about garden offices, their many uses, and how to make the most of your outdoor space.

    Are garden houses built to last?

    If you are currently shopping for a garden pod or a log cabin, you are surely wondering whether these structures are built to last and what their average lifespan is. Our products can easily be recognized by their attractive Hansa Garden design and modern appearance. Regardless of their main purpose, be it garden office, man cave, hobby room, or anything else, our wooden garden pods are extremely durable and are built to last while also complementing your outdoor space. Maintenance-wise, our products don’t require much of your time, so you don’t have to worry about constantly fixing one thing or the other.

    Our log cabins and garden summer houses are made from slow-grown Nordic spruce grown and harvested from forests that are managed in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. The final products are made using the latest wood-processing technologies and the best part is that they can be easily assembled by anyone who has some DIY experience. It is important to mention that our standard products are equipped with strong walls, floorboards, and instructions, so you’ll have everything you need to build a durable cabin. Don’t want to build your build your own garden office? No worries, you can always hire our professional team to assemble your garden house and you can just sit back and relax. We offer a 5-year warranty on all of our products and we are at your service 7 days a week.

    Can garden houses be attached to the main house?

    Our garden houses are not designed to be attached to another building as they are meant to be free-standing. We believe that having a separate space that is detached from the main house has a lot of advantages and pretty much no disadvantages. As opposed to traditionally attached home extensions, free-standing garden pods are versatile spaces that can be used for many different purposes and that can provide some much-needed peace and quiet and privacy. Being detached from the main house, garden pods can be used as contemporary garden offices without having to worry about noise and distractions. If you need extra space for your hobbies, you will get more freedom to be creative in a completely separate environment, while also being close to your loved ones. If you are planning on turning a garden pod into a man cave, a game room, or a place to entertain your guests, even better. A detached pod will allow you to throw an awesome garden house party, watch movies, and have as much fun as you want without interfering with the activities of your other family members.

    Wondering about the optimal distance between your garden house can your main house? If the garden house is 15m2 or less, we recommend ensuring that there are at least 40cm between your garden house and any obstacle, be it a fence, a tree, or a building. For larger garden houses, a 1m gap is required. You can find more information about these restrictions here.

    Can a summer garden house be used year-round?

    Garden houses and garden pods can easily be winter proofed by adding insulation, a heating system, and an AC unit for extra comfort during the hot summer months. If you plan on buying one of our products and want to be able to use it year-round, make sure you also purchase the floor and roof insulation kit. You can easily install our garden house insulation kits yourself if you have some experience with DIY projects or you can opt for our installation services. An insulation kit includes fixings and components for roof and floor insulation. It is important to mention that the roof insulation needs to be covered with a suitable exterior roof covering such as roofing shingles, roofing felt, or EPDM firestone rubber roofing. You can opt for any of these roofing options at an extra cost.

    The greatest advantage that comes along with insulated garden rooms is the fact that you’ll be able to use this extra space throughout the year without worrying about hot summers or freezing winters. As we always say, if you want to set up a perfect garden office it is important to be extra comfortable. So you should also consider installing additional heating and cooling systems, depending on your climate.

    Is a garden house a good investment?

    Before you make a big purchase such as a garden house, it is important to know the benefits of having a one and to figure out whether it is a good investment or not. The good news is that garden houses are always great investments because they are the most affordable way to add extra space to your home. If you plan on selling your property in the foreseeable future, a garden house will surely make it more attractive to potential buyers. Why? Because in this day and age, more and more people need a contemporary garden office and if they don’t, they will surely appreciate having a home gym, hobby room, more storage room, or a guest house.

    But what if you don’t plan on selling? The best thing about garden houses is the fact that you will never run out of options. If you need a garden office now but worry that you might not need it in the future, you can simply repurpose the space and use it as something else.

    If you still have some garden house questions left unanswered, make sure you check our blog. Still can’t find the answer? You can always call us: 020 3807 0369 or send us an e-mail at info@summerhouse24.co.uk. Lines are open on weekdays between 9 am and 5:30 pm and on weekends between 10 am and 4 pm.

    Scroll Top