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Your piece of paradise...
A summerhouse (or log cabin) gives you an extra room in your garden for whatever you need – a workspace, reading nook or place to entertain. The options are endless! Whether it’s for practical or decorative purposes, think about what will benefit you and your lifestyle the most.
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What can I do with a summerhouse?
Don't forget your exterior extras
A summer house is quite the statement. Use it to complement your garden décor with subtle (or not so subtle) accessories...
Helpful questions before you buy
Things to consider...
Do I need planning permission for a summerhouse?
Generally, no. But if it covers over half the garden, isn't for domestic use or is over 3 metres high with a pent roof, or 4 metres high with an apex roof, it might. Larger summerhouses which are within 2m of a boundary and over 2.5m high (8'2") will do. It’s always a good idea to double check with your local planning department.
What size summerhouse do I need?
There is no set size, just one that fits comfortably in the space and is functional for its use. It’s helpful to have clear access around your summerhouse, for any future maintenance.
Where should I place my summerhouse?
This depends on its purpose, but a sheltered spot that’s not too exposed is quite popular. Remember to consider the overhang of the roof when sizing up your space.
How do I maintain my summerhouse?
It’s recommended to use a wood stain and reapply once a year.
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