The 'Rochester' summerhouse with its compact design can sit neatly in your garden and with its style this traditional building is a great place to relax. Enhancing its appearance are the arched top doors and windows which add a charm to this building. The half glazed wooden doors with attractive black antique hinges allows light to flood in making a pleasure to be inside. Adding to the appearance is a 1ft roof overhang which adds further charm to the building>
These 'Rochester' Summer Houses are clad in redwood deal T&G SHIPLAP for long life, none of the cheap and less durable cheap whitewood normally found on other internet sites. There's a sturdy internal vertical 50mm x 38mm (nominal) framework. This ensures the building will stand up to the worse that 'Mother Nature' can throw at it. 'Proper' T&G timber boards is used on the floor and roof rather than the unsuitable chipboard, OSB or 'sheet' materials used on the 'cheaper' summerhouses available elsewhere. Also for safety toughened glass is used as standard rather than the potentially dangerous horticultural glass used on cheaper summer rooms.
The Sapphire 'Rochester' Summer Room will be installed for you free of charge. This will give you the confidence that it has been erected correctly. This is vital for the durability of these buildings. Where it could be possible to save a few pounds elsewhere why take the risk with this important job? Just sit back and let our experts take care of it.
We have a summer house display site conveniently located just off the M25 near Guildford. We normally have at least 2 or 3 examples of the Sapphire 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.
After starting 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:||Summerhouses in two sizes - 5x7 and 7x7 in Apex (Gable or 'V Shaped) styles.|
|Cladding:||This 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.
|Framing:||50 x 38mm (44 x 32mm finished size) solid vertical framing on these 'Rochester' 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.|
|Floors:||This summerhouse 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). Option for floor bearers, if required.|
|Doors:||Well made double summer house doors hung on black 'ornate' hinges. This summerhouse is complete with black ornate handle with three lever lock. Attractive arches on top of doors Size approx 1780 x 1092cm wide (70" x 43"). Beware of doors with NO framing.|
|Windows:||Arched top windows 1010mm x 445mm (39½" x 17½"). (Not cheap scratchable plastic or perspex). One either side of the door.|
|Eaves Height:||1865cm (73½") extra high walls on all apex summerhouses.|
|Ridge Height:||2312mm (91"). All under 2.5m for planning reasons. Extra height available at 6% for each extra 90mm (3½")|
|Treatment:||All 'Rochester' 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.|
|Installation:||All our 'Rochester' apex wooden summerhouses are installed 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 at least 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 Guide:- Fixing and Types of Shed Summerhouses Windows
The windows on sheds and summer houses rely on the windows to let light in so are crucial to your enjoyment of your new garden building. The way these windows are fixed to the building is also crucial so you need to be aware of the method used. The reason for this is so that you don't end up with leaking windows which can be a nuisance.
There are various ways as to how the windows are secured into place. You will often find that they are 'dry fixed' using timber beading. This is a very good way of keeping your shed or summerhouse dry provided the beading is pushed up tight against the glass. Some building only use small nails or brads to secure the glass in place and this can sometimes leak. Another option is with a mastic or sealant around the outside edge of the glass and the shed wall or even with sealant behind the glass.
When I had my garden shed company, which I started in 1979, we use to use the dry fixing method but this was supplemented with a window ledge with a recess cut for the glass to sit into. The beadings were fixed from inside the shed or summerhouse and pressed tight against the glass. This was also more secure as the beading could not be removed from outside - Continue reading --
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