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Choosing the Perfect Time to Purchase a Summerhouse


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An escape from the everyday, a romantic retreat reminiscent of rural seclusion, the Summerhouse has long provided homeowners with a holiday home for the bottom of their garden. A space to be enjoyed during life’s quieter moments, the summerhouse is something that encourages the need to press pause every once in a while, even if it is briefly over a morning coffee and newspaper, or for long evenings of stargazing and breathing in the fresh air.

Celebrating the age-old love affair between us and the great outdoors, a Summerhouse offers a garden gateway to your very own special place, but when is the best time of year to begin thinking about purchasing your own retreat?

As experts in the field of bespoke Garden Buildings, we believe the best time of year to consider purchasing a summerhouse largely depends on what you wish to use it for. For example, if your Summerhouse is going to be a seasonal spot where you will enjoy summertime soirees and balmy evenings throughout the warmer months, you will want to ensure that it is delivered to you in time for you to enjoy it all summer long. If, however, you wish to purchase a building that will serve as a year-round retreat from the strains and stresses of everyday life, your ordering time is much more flexible as you can use your building as soon as it has been installed, whatever the weather. 

Morston Summerhouse with Interior
Our Morston Summerhouse makes for the perfect seasonal spot.

For those seeking a seasonal Summerhouse, internal factors such as insulation, lining and electrics won’t necessarily be crucial for the enjoyment and use of the building. What is important to consider, however, is ensuring that the building is delivered and installed in time for the peak summer months when you wish to be using it on a daily basis. We believe that in order to guarantee delivery in time for June, you will want to consider starting the process in March or April. Not only does this allow for a relaxed approach to the decision-making when choosing the style and features of your summerhouse, but it also enables you to carefully plan out your garden for the summer, ensuring that your timber garden building will be surrounded by blooming flora upon its installation.


Summerhouse Collage

Clockwise from top: Our Cley in a midsummer garden, The Wiveton with opening windows and our Blakeney among spectacular shrubbery.

If instead you wish to purchase a building that serves as an escape from the everyday, we recommend that you consider factors such as weather, temperatures, durability and the quality of the materials used, so that it withstands the elements whilst maintaining a comfortable environment inside. We can offer various options at each stage of the design process of all our FSC® certified timber buildings, starting with insulation and lining, right through to an electrical pack to supply heat, light and power. We also provide double glazing and guttering with our buildings, ensuring that it is weather-proof and that you are able to enjoy it no matter what is happening in the unpredictable UK climate!

It is also worth considering whether a Summerhouse is the right building for you. It may be that another design could provide you with the ideal recreational space that you had in mind. Other building types in the Crane range include both modern and traditional Garden Studios that create the perfect relaxed lounge area, or our show-stopping Garden Rooms that can provide our customers with a large outdoor living space. The best thing about our range of Garden Studios, Garden Rooms and selected Summerhouses is that they include insulation and lining as standard. All buildings also include delivery and installation by our in-house team of fitters, who will assemble the building at our customer’s specified address so that they can begin to use and enjoy their building as soon as possible.

Salthouse Studio with Inteiror
Our range of Studios and Garden Rooms may have just the building for you...


If you feel inspired by our high-quality timber garden buildings, we warmly invite you to visit us at one of our UK show sites, where you can browse a range of display buildings and speak to a friendly advisor. Our onsite experts can assist you with everything from planning permission to how to heat a summerhouse and everything in-between. Locate your nearest show site here or get in touch with us on 01760 444229.