When choosing a summer building, you need to check the specifications to ensure it will have the strength to last. So always check out the thickness of the timber, whether it’s made from redwood or the cheap inferior whitewood, how thick the framing is etc. Are the doors and windows joinery made, meaning they will last a long time? Does it has toughened glass for safety or imperfect horticultural glass, plastic or perspex? All important questions.
On many of the buildings available on the web, you will find that they will deliver them to your house and leave them for you to build. You can save a little money this way, but you will have to build it yourself. That’s OK if you are a good DIYer, but it will still be hard work. The best option is to take advantage of 1st Choice’s FREE assembly option on the Diamond and Platinum buildings. They will do all the hard work – all you need to do is build a level base for it to go onto. And they can even arrange that for you as well if you wish. This way, you can be sure your new building will be built correctly, and all you need to do is enjoy it.
We have a large range of summerhouse
sizes for you to choose from and in several styles. However, we specialise in making buildings to suit your needs. Whether it needs to be taller, extra or fewer windows, the doors and windows moved, we can do that for you. Ensure you buy the building to suit you and your family with no compromises. Give us a call on (0333) 800 8880 or visit our showroom and discuss what you would like. We are happy to provide a quote to suit you with no pressure.
To make the most of your new building, it’s a good idea to have it lined and insulated
to get the most use out of you all year round. Doing so will keep the building cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It’s possible to do this yourself if you feel confident. However, there is an option to do this for you on all the Platinum buildings
. It can be seen as a luxury, but you will be glad you did on those hot summer days or cold winter days. Just contact us, and we will arrange a free quote for you.
We provide a protective treatment on all our buildings but why not consider one painted with Sadolin (Diamond Buildings) or Valtti (Platinum Buildings) paints. Both are available in a range of colours so you find a colour to suit you. You can find more details about painted summerhouse here
. Or, just contact us, and we will arrange a free quote for you.
Sadolin 'Blue Grey' Wood Stain
Sadolin 'Hidcote Green' Stain
Sadolin 'Polynedia White' Paint
Sadolin 'White' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Oak' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Jet Black' Stain
Tikkurila 'Carolina Blue' Wood Stain
Tikkurila 'Kesto Plus' Clear Lacquer
Before deciding on a new 8×6 summer building for your garden, you should always do your homework (sorry!) as it’s very easy to be taken in with a flashy website leaflet or colour brochure. Try to find time and make a trip down to our showroom where you can examples on view. By doing so, you will then be able to decide what you may be buying. We have a large collection of wooden buildings that you are welcome to view. We will be delighted to show you the different buildings and answer any queries you may have. We can provide quotations as well. Another thing to do is to take a look at the feedback from previous customers
which can be enlightening.
All of our 1st Choice summerhouses can be made in sizes to your exact requirements. Just let us know what you would like and we will quote for you. Don’t settle for second best. You know it makes sense. These sun rooms can be made with internal partitions if you choose with extra doors creating several different areas. One for leisure, one for storage, one for the children. The choice is yours.
All of our Diamond and Platinum Buildings are available with an extra room to suit you. Whether it’s at the back, the side or accessed from the front, we can make a summerhouse shed combo
for you. Don’t compromise on what you would like to meet your requirements. Contact us NOW
and chat through your needs or visit us and see examples for your self.
A 8×6 summer house or shed is a worthwhile addition to any garden and will actually help to improve your garden. This is because of the many uses for which they can be used for and not just for storage and relaxing although that is some of their main uses.With the storage hat on your summer building will enable you to keep all your garden tools
and other implements, seeds etc. on one confined location. This will keep your house clear enabling you to have more space indoors. Being in one space it will be easier to find your tools etc, except if you pile it full of items which you are ‘keeping just in case’. You will also find that this building will provide shelter from the elements as many gardening duties can be performed inside.
If you have a 8×6 summerhouse you can use the large windows to bring on those young seedlings before they are planted out into the garden when the weather warms up. Besides this sort of use the shed will allow you to grow fruit inside and this will be ready for eating much earlier in the year. This will save you money as you won’t have to pay the very high prices when home produced fruit start to come into the shops.
The 8 x 6 summer building can be used as a economical home office just by lining and insulating the inside. This will enable it to be used all year round. This in itself is a reasonably easy thing to do for a reasonable DIY’er and is well worth considering. This building will then give you the peace and quiet to work or to contemplate the goings on in the world. A clear winner for many owners.
It is possible to utilise your shed as a summer leisure area and would ideally need to be at least 8ft x 6ft. With the addition of a small fridge inside, a cocktail bar (if you are posh) and a little seating this may fit the bill. You can even have a barbecue set up outside where you can cook some delicious food (well usually). Having said that most people would content themselves with a cheap gazebo from your local DIY shed, such as Wickes, B&Q or Homebase.
The children would be delighted if you allowed them to use it as a play area. It goes without saying, or it should, that all dangerous items are removed so they can play in peace. In an ideal world you would buy them their own playhouse, which at the end of the day is just a small garden building. Nowadays these are made to quite high safety standards to ensure the children don’t come to any harm.
A reasonably large and decent quality shed or large summer house (bigger than 8×6) could be used as a home gym. Again this gives you an area where the equipment can be left in situ after your workout. You would, ideally, need a little higher internal height such as these Platinum buildings. They would need a strong floor and in a lot of cases the floors can be strengthened if you are using heavy equipment.
Other uses include using a 8×6 summer room as a hobby room where your activities can be enjoyed in earnest. By the addition of some simple furniture and a table or bench it can be a haven for your creative talent to flow out. Again this simple change of use is a viable option of the common garden building.
All this goes to prove that a 8×6 shed or small summerhouse, which can aesthetically pleasing, is a very versatile building for every home. The choice of timber is a good one as this seems to blend in with the natural surroundings of most gardens. Certainly worth giving it some consideration.
Take a look at our 8ft x 6ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the 8ft x 6ft Platinum summer rooms.
8 x 6 – 8X6 Summer Buildings | 2.4m x 1.8m 1.8m x 2.4m Summerhouses