Summer Garden Houses

A SUMMER HOUSE ISN’T JUST FOR SUMMER

Why not maximise your enjoyment of your outside space by investing in in a stylish summer house? If you cherish sunny days, a summer house will ensure that you can make the most of them, whether that is relaxing in your garden, chatting with your friends or hosting a BBQ. Since the COVID 19 pandemic, you have probably discovered the true value of your garden and the many benefits of spending time outdoors. A fabulous summer house would give you a peaceful haven that would surely be the perfect finishing touch for your home and that will certainly enhance the value of your property.

A summer house isn’t just for summer! An insulated and heated summer house will give you a wonderful luxury to enjoy throughout the year. You could also create a versatile space that includes garden bar, an office area, somewhere to workout or a home cinema. Summer house garden rooms are flexible buildings that can be designed to suit your needs now. But they can always be repurposed in the future as your priorities change. You will relish your contemporary summer house for many years too come as will your family and friends.

  • ENTERTAIN IN STYLE
    A luxury summer house will give you a wonderful space in which to entertain. Family and friends will love relaxing with you in your stunning garden room.
  • LOVE YOUR GARDEN
    If you have been ignoring your garden, a summer house will help you to reconnect with your outside space and discover its potential.
  • PEACE AND PRIVACY
    Everyone benefits from a little peace and privacy from time to time and a summer house will certainly give you both.
  • VERSATILE
    Your special summer house would be a versatile space that could also include a bar, a gym or an office. It could be repurposed in the future when your needs change.

Revel in the birds and the bees

It is truly disturbing to see that in recent decades there has been such a severe decline in the numbers of garden birds and insects. Biodiversity in the UK is seriously threatened. but if you have a garden, you can help many species to thrive. Fill your garden with plants that attract pollinators, create a wildlife pond and provide food for the birds. You won’t believe how many different creatures you can attract to your garden and your summer house will give you the perfect view of the wonders of nature.

SUMMER HOUSE STYLE

If you enjoy interior design, your summer house will give you a special space that you can style your way. Perhaps your garden room will enable you to discover your interior design talents and the stunning building should certainly inspire you. There are no limits to the looks you can achieve and there are no rules with summer house decoration! Whether you favour bold colours or muted tones, you can bring your ideas to life. Why not complement your garden by featuring gorgeous green hues or the colours of your flowers?

Perhaps your summer house will become an extension of your interior and reflect the look of your home. Maybe it will be a distinctive space that is entirely different from the rest of your house. You can choose the flooring, furnishings and accessories that will give you the summer house of your dreams and one that lifts your spirits or enables you to relax whenever you spend time in it. You will find yourself bursting with ideas for decorating your summer house and you will soon evolve the looks that really work for you.

Don’t forget that your summer house could feature garden bar a cinema screen, working area or somewhere to practice yoga. A garden room can be anything you want it to be and could enhance your lifestyle in more ways than one.

  • EXPRESS YOUR STYLE
    Discover the interior designer in you when you furnish and dress your summer house to perfection.
  • A SAFE HAVEN
    Your garden room could also be a safe playroom for the kids when you are not enjoying it and children will love their secret retreat.
  • ENJOY WILDLIFE
    If you relish watching the wildlife that visits your garden, what better place to view it from than your impressive summer house?
  • INVESTMENT
    A stylish and versatile garden room will elevate your lifestyle but will also enhance both the curb appeal and the value of your property.

What could compare to a summer’s day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

William Shakespeare

How to plan the ideal garden summer house

You will have plenty to think about before you choose your summer house. It is important that your building provides sufficient space to accommodate your required fittings and furnishings. But the summer house should not be so large as to completely dominate your garden. Our stylish garden retreats are available in a variety of sizes and so you we can design and construct a building that works well for you while suiting your outside space. To benefit from the ideal summer house, here’s what you need to consider:

  • Aspect
    where and how should your garden room be positioned?
  • Furniture
    will you feature sofas, chairs and a coffee table? How should your furniture be positioned to take advantage of the garden view?
  • Decorative accessories
    will you dress your space with throws, cushions, wall art and ceramics?
  • Garden bar, home cinemas, gym or office
    will your summer house fulfil more than one function for you and how will that impact the space you need?
  • Flooring
    which type of flooring would you prefer?
  • Power
    how many sockets will you require and where should they be located? If your summer house will feature lamps, a sound system, a TV or a computer, these items will all need to be connected to the power supply.
  • Broadband
    do you require broadband and if so, how will you extend it to your studio? You can do this via powerline networking, ethernet cable or WiFi PtP.
  • Toilet
    should your garden room feature a toilet or are you happy to pop back to your house?
  • Versatility
    at some point in the future, your priorities may change, and you might need the space in your garden room for something other than a summer house. It’s best to design a versatile space that can be repurposed to become a garden office, living accommodation, garden gym or a hobby room. This will ensure that you will always make the best use of your building and that its impact on the value of your property will be maximised.

Once you have identified everything that must be accommodated in your summer house and where your building should be located, you can choose right size of garden room. We will build a stunning summer house that you can complete with the personal touches that will make it truly your own. 

Do you need planning permission for your summer house?

Most garden rooms will not require planning permission. Garden buildings can usually be constructed under your permitted development rights as they are considered to be outbuildings that are incidental to your enjoyment of your property. Garden rooms that feature toilets or kitchens may require planning permission. You will find detailed information regarding what you can and can’t do without planning consent by visiting our planning permission page.

Do garden rooms need building regulations approval?

If the floor area of the building is between 15 square metres and 30 square metres, you will not normally be required to apply for building regulations approval for your garden cinema room. This is providing that the building contains no sleeping accommodation and is either at least one metre from any boundary or is constructed substantially of non-combustible materials. For more detailed guidance, please visit our building regulations page.

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