The design of the 'Dorchester' summerhouse with its compact and sturdy design allows it sit unobtrusively in your garden and with its traditional style makes this is a great place to relax. It's an ideal choice for use as a hobby room or just a place to unwind for your busy life. The features on this building will enhances it are the triple pane full height double doors with antique hinges and handle. As well as the triple pane side windows with its top openers allowing for a flow of fresh air. Adding to the appearance is a 1ft roof overhang or you can add a 2ft 6in veranda which adds further charm to the building.
These 'Dorchester' Summer Buildings being clad in long lasting redwood deal T&G SHIPLAP and NOT the cheap and less durable cheap whitewood normally found on other internet sites, will last a long time. The sturdy internal vertical framing is 50mm x 38mm (nominal) framework ensuring that the building will stand up to the worse that 'Mother Nature' can throw at it. T&G timber boards (THE proper option) are used on the floor & roof rather than the unsuitable chipboard, OSB or 'sheet' materials used on the 'cheaper' summerhouses available elsewhere. Also for your family's safety toughened glass is used as standard rather than the potentially dangerous horticultural glass used on cheap summer rooms.
FREE installation is included with this Sapphire 'Dorchester' Summer Room. This is important and should give you the confidence that it has been erected correctly. This is vital for the long life of these buildings. You may save a few pounds buying a 'cheap' summer house elsewhere but why take the risk with this important job? Just sit back and let our experts take care of it.
Our summer house display site conveniently located just off the M25 near Guildford is available for you view examples of the Sapphire range. We normally have at least 2 or 3 examples of these summer buildings on display as we believe you should be able to view the quality of our buildings and not just rely on a brochure or computer screen) UNLIKE most of our competitors who DON'T give you the opportunity to view at all.
Started in 1979 our background in summerhouse manufacturing gives us the know how about the quality of materials which should be used. Our Ethos is 'Make to a Standard - NOT down to a price'.
|Sizes:||'Dorchester' Summerhouses are available in three sizes - from 6x8 (no veranda) 8ft 6in x 8ft and 10ft 6in x 8ft which include 2ft 6in verandas. Apex (Gable or 'V Shaped) styles.|
|Cladding:||This 'Dorchester' summer house is available in claddings - 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G Shiplap OR 22mm (18mm finished thickness) T&G Loglap. (Redwood deal not cheap inferior whitewood). Primer Coat Treated externally. Coach screwed construction.|
Upgrade to the Pressure Treated Option at 25% extra and the garden shed cladding will be protected against rot for up to 15 years FREE of charge.
|Doors:||Well made double traditional triple pane summer house doors hung on black 'ornate' hinges. This summerhouse is complete with black ornate handle with three lever lock. Toughened glass is standard in the doors for safety, no cheap glass used here, unlike some summerhouse manufacturers. Size approx 1790 x 1103cm wide (70½" x 43"). Beware of doors with NO framing.|
|Windows:||Traditional triple pane windows. 1622 x 452mm (63½" x 17¾"). Windows on front next to the doors are fixed windows. On the side they have a top opener on each side. Solid and safe toughened glass at no extra charge. (Not cheap scratchable plastic or perspex).|
|Framing:||50 x 38mm (44 x 32mm finished size) solid vertical framing on these 'Dorchester' apex summerhouses as standard. Effectively thicker in corners when the shed is erected.|
|Roofs:||16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G timber (no chipboard, sterling board, OSB board or any sheet materials - as these are unsuitable for outdoor use) and covered with mineral roofing felt. 12in roof overhang on 8x6. 2ft 6in balcony on 8ft 6in x 8ft and 10ft 6in x 8ft models.|
|Floors:||This summer house floor has 16mm (12mm finished thickness) T&G boards set on 47 x 25mm (2x1 nominal) treated joists for long life. (no chipboard, sterling board or OSB board - as these are unsuitable for outdoor use). 2ft 6in balcony on 8ft 6in x 8ft and 10ft 6in x 8ft models. Option for floor bearers, if required.|
|Eaves Height:||1865cm (73½") extra high walls on all apex summerhouses.|
|Ridge Height:||2466mm (97") high on 8ft summerhouses. 2580mm (101½") on 10ft summerhouses and 2700mm (106") on 12ft wide summerhouses. Extra height available at 6% for each extra 90mm (3½")|
|Treatment:||All 'Dorchester' apex summerhouses are treated externally with a primer coat timber treatment. This makes it ready to take your timber treatment after delivery. **Optional Tanalised treatment or paint finish (paint finish extends lead time)|
|Tanalised Treatment:||Optional tanalised pressure treatment for extra long life. Includes all framing, walls, floor and roof. NOT just the walls which some garden sheds companies offer.|
If you choose the tanalised pressure treated option then the thickness of the summer house walls will be increased to 19mm (15mm finished size) instead of 16mm (12mm finished size) FREE of charge. and this will protect against rot for up to 15 years.
|Nails:||These are all rust resistant to ensure long lasting good appearance to your summerhouse. NO staples are used as these are not suitable for a quality building.|
|Assembly:||All our 'Dorchester' apex wooden summerhouses are assembled FREE of charge, provided you provide a solid level concrete or paving slab base or timber decked area, or possibly could be built on your timber bearers. Optionally, we have an option for building a timber subframe for you. These summer houses are assembled using coach screws for ease of taking it down again if you decide to move. You need to allow, ideally 150mm (6") all around for the roof overhang.|
|Optional Extras.||Pressure treatment, heavy duty shed floor, extra height, ramp for summerhouse door. Extra or no windows. - Please Ask|
|Support UK:||These apex summerhouses are made in the UK by experienced craftsmen for over 20 years. Support our British workers.|
|Sizes:||Unless specified as finished size then sizes quoted are before machining which reduces the size quoted by about 3mm. BEWARE. Many summer houses manufacturers quote BEFORE machining sizes making them APPEAR larger (without telling you)- ALWAYS check & don't be fooled.|
How To Ensure Shed or Summer House Door is Right for You
The garden shed or summer house door needs to be designed to work for a very long time so it is important it is made correctly. You will find decent shed and summer house manufacturers take their responsibilities seriously and will ensure they will stand the test of time.
As well as the importance of having ledges AND braces on the garden shed door it is important to have THREE hinges as this will help to transmit the weight of the shed door across and onto the door frame. If there is only two then the door may bulge slightly in the middle. With a joinery made door then only two hinges are required as the weight of the shed door is supported by the jointed frame.
There are various ways for the garden shed door to be kept closed. The very minimum you want is to have a pad bolt with a turn buckle top and bottom on your door. The pad bolt is a sliding bolt and when closed you can put your padlock onto it to protect your valuables. The turn buckle is simply a flat piece of metal with a hole in the middle. This is screwed onto the garden shed frame and when turned will hold the shed door tightly into position. This will help to stop any movement on the door when there are large changes in weather conditions through the year. - Continue reading --
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