7x5 (2.1 x 1.5m) up to 24 x 12 (7.2 x 3.6m) in most sizes to suit you.
Sturdy 47mm x 47mm (45mm x 45mm finished) vertical framework clad with your choice of: • 16mm (12mm finished) T&G Shiplap • 19mm (15mm finished) T&G Loglap
16mm (12mm finished) T&G on 47mm x 47mm pressure treated floor joists with an option to upgrade to a heavy duty 18mm Caberboard floor. All buildings over 2.4m (8’) in both directions – e.g 8’ x 8’ but not 9’ x 7’ – are upgraded to 18mm Caberboard as standard.
Whether you opt for the traditional Apex or the more contemporary Pent roof style most buildings feature a 0.38m (15”) roof canopy. If you wish to add a veranda then this can be added as an option in depths of 0.6m, 0.9m or 1.2m (2’, 3’ or 4’) and these optional verandas would include a decking floor, side rails and – in the case of the two larger sizes – wraparound front rails.
The roof itself is constructed from 16mm (12mm finished) T&G matchboard on sturdy roof purlins and covered with a heavy duty polyester based roofing felt. There is an option of cedar shingles or long-life felt tiles if you prefer something a little more decorative.
There is a generous internal eaves height of 1.82m (6’) raising to an internal ridge height of: • 2.1m (7’) and 2.4m (8’) gable – 2.06m (6’ 9”) • 2.7m (9’) up to 3.3m (11’) gable – 2.18m (7’ 2”) • 3.6m (12’) gable and above – 2.36m (7’ 9”) • All pents – 2.06m (6’ 9”)
All external roof heights – up to 3.6m (12’) gable – comply with the 2.5m maximum height restriction imposed when erecting a building under Permitted Development.
Sturdy 75mm x 38mm (70mm x 34mm finished) pressure treated framing which is diagonally braced and screwed together before being clad with your choice of: • 19mm (15mm finished) pressure treated T&G Shiplap • 22mm (20mm finished) pressure treated T&G Loglap • 23mm – 6mm pressure treated Weatherboard with vapour proof barrier
19mm (15mm finished) pressure treated T&G on 47mm x 47mm pressure treated joists. Option to upgrade to 22mm (20mm finished) pressure treated T&G if required.
A heavy duty green mineral polyester-based roofing felt atop 16mm (12mm finished) T&G match boarding with roof purlins and rafters supported as necessary on sturdy roof trusses and beams. The roof incorporates a unique soffit venting system which ensures good airflow within the roof space.
There is a generous internal eaves height of 1.94m (6’ 4”) on Highclere and Highclere models, raising to an internal ridge height of: • 1.8m (6’) apex = 2.16m (7’ 1”) - 2.4m (8’) apex = 2.24m (7’ 4”) - 3.0m (10’) apex = 2.24m (7’ 4”) - 3.6m (12’) apex = 2.24m (7’ 4”) All external roof heights (up to 3.6m span) comply with the 2.5m maximum height restriction imposed when erecting a building under Permitted Development.
All doors are constructed using hemlock for the greatest stability and durability, set in a solid frame with a traditional drip-cill and hung on heavy butt hinges. There is a choice of chrome, brass or black door furniture and the doors are fully glazed allowing light to flood in.
All models boast plenty of glass (which is toughened glass) to allow light to flood inside your building. Many options to suit you.
*Please ensure you check individual models for exact specifications *
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What Size Building Do I Need?
When considering the size of a summerhouse, it is essential to evaluate the intended use and available space. If it is intended for storage or as a quiet retreat for one or two people, a smaller size, such as 6x4 feet, may suffice. However, if the purpose is to accommodate larger gatherings or to serve as a workspace, a larger size, such as 10x8 feet or more, maybe more suitable. It is important to measure the available space and consider any potential future needs when determining the size of the building.
Where Should I Locate My Summerhouse?
When choosing a location, consider factors such as sunlight exposure, proximity to natural surroundings, and accessibility to amenities. Opt for a spot that receives ample sunlight throughout the day, as this will enhance the overall experience of spending time in your summerhouse. Additionally, a location near trees or other natural features can provide a pleasant and tranquil environment. Ensure that it is easily accessible from your main residence and that it is close to facilities such as water and electricity sources.
Can I Insulate My Summerhouse?
Insulating your building is feasible and can provide comfort during colder months by retaining heat. Key steps include insulating the walls, floor, and roof using suitable materials such as fibreglass, foam boards, or sheep's wool. Ensure all gaps and cracks are sealed to prevent heat loss. Consider double-glazed windows and insulated doors to further improve heat retention. Implementing these measures can create a more comfortable and energy-efficient space for year-round use. 1st Choice offer an option for insulating your new summer building so please contact us for details.
What Type Of Base Is Suitable For My Summer Building?
For these buildings, a suitable base would typically be a level and stable foundation such as a concrete slab, paving slabs, or a pressure-treated timber frame. The base should be able to support the weight of the summerhouse and provide a firm and even surface for installation. It is important to ensure that the chosen base is properly prepared and levelled to prevent any issues with the stability and longevity of the summer building. Additionally, considering factors like drainage and exposure to elements is essential in determining the most suitable type of base for the specific location and requirements of the building. 1st Choice has a base building service if that helps.
What Can I Use A Summer Building For?
These buildings can be used for various purposes, including as a peaceful retreat for relaxation and leisure activities. It can serve as a space for outdoor dining, entertaining guests, or as a quiet spot for reading and enjoying the natural surroundings. Additionally, a summerhouse can be utilised as a home office or studio for creative pursuits. Its versatility makes it an ideal space for enjoying the warmer months and extending the living area of a property.
How Long Will My New Building Last
The durability of your summer room depends on several factors, including the quality of materials used, the level of maintenance, and exposure to environmental elements. Proper care and regular maintenance can extend its lifespan, while harsh weather conditions and neglect may shorten it. Ensuring that the structure is well-built and using high-quality materials can also contribute to its longevity. Regular inspections and prompt repairs as needed will help to prolong the life of your summer room. Pressure-treated timber is also a good opt