The garden summerhouse can be a relatively simple structure consisting of four walls, a roof and a floor on the decent buildings. The height of it can vary depending on the usage with storage sheds maybe having lower walls, and a garden building to be used as a workshop would be taller. This ensures there is plenty of space to walk around in.
You can have a choice of doors. This is usually a single door hung on hinges, but it’s possible to have a wider 3ft door, double doors or stable doors. These can be either the standard type door which consists of three horizontal and two diagonals braces onto which the shed door planks are nailed to. Be very aware of any wooden sheds with no diagonal braces as these doors will drop within a rapid time. You might save a few pounds, but is it worth it for the hassle? Most summer buildings however have glass in their doors.
The building can come with or without windows, and you will find that most glass is horticultural glass. This is glass which might have small imperfections in it. This is still more than suitable for sheds as 100% clear visibility is not such a problem. You can often choose from toughened glass, laminated glass or wired glass. All these three are more robust but are more expensive. However, you will find that some companies such as 1st Choice Diamond, Platinum and Lugarde summer buildings both INCLUDE toughened glass FREE of charge. How refreshing!
The choice of material for the roof and floor is another consideration. Many cheap manufacturers use chipboard or OSB (oriental strand board) as these cut the costs down. These materials are not suitable for outdoor use because as soon as it gets wet, the board will swell and disintegrate. They are often described as sheet materials by these cheap shed makers, so you are not made aware of the cheap materials used. Be very careful.