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The chalet is a much loved style of building up and down the gardens of Britain. The Blakeney is a real classic design finished to the highest of standards.
These buildings can be tailored to your needs, whether you want an alfresco dining area for the summer, or you need a hobby room to use all year-round.
To create your own ideal Summerhouse, please click on the Create My Summerhouse tab below.
Our Blakeney Summerhouses are available in a wide range of sizes:
From 2.4 x 1.8m (8 x 6ft) to 4.8 x 6.0m (16 x 20ft), and plenty of sizes in between.
Depending on the style you want and the purpose of your summerhouse, we have a few different options for you to choose from with your Blakeney:
As well as multiple door options, you have also different window options to consider as well to give your Blakeney the look you're after.
The windows are all made from 4mm toughened safety glass, and are finished with polished brass or chrome furniture. You can also choose to have double glazing.
You can choose from plain or Georgian-style windows.
Our Blakeney Summerhouses come with your choice of roof covering: our heavy duty, torched-on felt is the standard material, but you can also choose either Cedar Shingle Tiles or Slate Effect Tiles in terracotta or grey for more of a stylish effect.
The cedar and slate effect tiles add longevity to your Garden Building, they don't require much maintenance, and they are attractive and sit harmoniously in outdoor settings
Our Blakeney, Morston and Holkham Summerhouses come treated with light oak wood preservative as standard, which protects the timber from fungi and woodworm and gives the timber a natural looking sheen. We also offer two paint ranges to choose from: these are Valtti and Farrow & Ball to give the best possible paint options for your building.
- High quality exterior paint.
- Weather resistant and protective.
- Fully opaque four coat system.
- Inspired by nature and the soft neutral tones of traditional colonial buildings.
Farrow & Ball
- High quality exterior paint.
- Water resistant and anti-fungal.
- Rich, fully opaque colour.
- Specially selected colours from the Farrow & Ball paint collection.
Our timber cladding is machined from very high quality Redwood grown in Northern Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle.
Due to the low temperature in this part of the world, these slowly grown trees produce a much more dense and stable timber than others. The timber mill we partner with, and have very close links to, is FSC® certified like ourselves.
We machine our cladding into particularly thick boards, and because it's a slowly grown timber with an exceptionally close grain, the additional benefits of our cladding are its strength and durability. We machine a capillary groove into our shiplap to reduce the risk of water ingress; and also give our shiplap rounded edges so that paints and stains grab and adhere with maximum effectiveness and coverage.
We clad your building in shiplap as standard, but we also offer weatherboard cladding for a more rustic finish.
Lining & Insulation
The Blakeney Summerhouse comes unlined as standard for purely summer use, but you can also choose to have lining and insulation in the walls and ceiling. This makes it a perfect all-season retreat and greatly enhances the finished look of the building, increasing comfort and decreasing noise levels.
You can also choose to have the floor insulated as well, as an extra option.
For the roof we have a 4 tier lining and insulation process; we insulate between the ply layer and the internal matchboard tongue and groove lining and finish the building with your choice of roofing material. For the walls, we insulate your building by trapping a breathable paper membrane between the studwork, which acts as a moisture trap before filling in with insulation.
There are then 2 options for lining your Summerhouse: natural matchboarding, or painted matchboarding. To have it painted, you can choose our own Ivory internal paint colour, or choose between 5 Farrow & Ball paint colours.
When choosing the internal options for your new Summerhouse, you have the following flooring options:
Our standard (ex 19mm thick) and robust floorboards are set on closely spaced tanalised floor joists, but we can also offer heavy duty (ex 38mm thick) flooring if you are planning on storing particularly heavy items or if there's going to be a lot of movement inside your new Garden Building.
The lacquer is applied to the floorboards in either Natural or Light Oak to help protect the timber, as well as giving it a nice sheen.
This option can be chosen as an alternative to a lacquered floor. There are four different colours to choose from, and the engineered flooring offers a chance to further personalise your new garden building, whether you’re aiming for a traditional, rustic or contemporary style.
Our engineered floorboards sit on top of the existing floorboards, with a layer of underlay in between the two, providing further insulating and sound absorbing benefits.
For lighting and power in your building, you will get an electric pack with the option of adding a heater to enable you to use it all year-round.
Professionally fitted by qualified electricians who take all the wiring to a consumer unit ready for you to connect to your electricity supply. Internal wiring will be fitted behind the internal lining.
Please see the specification tab to see what is included in the electric pack.
To add extra versatility to your Summerhouse, we also offer the option of adding partitions. You can have an external partition, which is generally used to add a storage section, or you can have an internal partition or partitions, to allow you to add extra rooms, such as a toilet, or internal storage space that can be accessed inside, without having to go outside.
Guttering collects the water run-off from the roof and then deposits the water away from the building. This stops the bottom boards rotting prematurely, adding an even longer life to your building. Guttering is available in black or white.
We add the guttering and downpipe along the lowest side/eave of the roof. The addition of guttering also allows you to install a water butt.
All our buildings require a level, solid concrete base of the correct size.
The single most important part of installing a garden building is the base. Bases must be:
- Of the correct size
- Square i.e. have right angled corners
A concrete base supports your building in the best possible way, adding longevity, as well as creating a substantial distance between your building and surface water.
We can supply a 100mm deep reinforced concrete base ready for your building, laid by our professionals, in advance of your building being installed by us. The site must be clear and reasonably level for us to do this.
The base should always be a minimum of 50mm out of the ground to prevent surface water or puddles affecting your building i.e. rotting it.
The base you have must be made to the plans we give you when you order your building, whether we install the base, or you get a trusted builder to do it for you.
Bases for larger buildings, and in particular garages, need to be built to exact dimensions - we create special base drawings for our garages, since they sit directly on the concrete base and must be anchored into place.
Always get your garden building base laid by a professional, whether that is us, or a local builder you trust.
We constantly strive to ensure all our materials and techniques are the best that we can source and provide. We lead the market in producing exceptional quality timber buildings. Couple this with our personal and bespoke service and you will be totally delighted with your building.
Side Walls - ex 19 x 125mm shiplap or weatherboard cladding on ex 38 x 75mm planed framing, all using high grade Scandinavian redwood.
Doors - 1 pair of joinery-made double doors 1830mm high x 1200mm wide, 4 pane, fully glazed with 4mm toughened safety glass, fitted with a mortise lock and solid brass fittings.
Door Frame - ex 75 x 75mm planed.
Windows - 2 or 4 sets of fixed windows fitted with 4mm toughened safety glass in the front gable and 1 set of top-opening windows on each side. With joinery made frames and finished in solid brass furniture.
Floor - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove floorboards on ex 38 x 75mm tanalized planed floor joists set at no less than 450mm centres.
Roof - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove match boarding, on ex 38 x 75mm planed framing covered with green mineralised 35 Kg roofing felt. Trusses are used on all buildings 3.6m long and above.
Height - 2.0m to eaves.
Roof Overhang - 400mm roof overhang in the front gable.
Electric Pack - The electric pack is an extra option, but if you choose it, it will consist of 4 double 13 amp switched MK sockets, a gang light switch, a waterproof double external 13 amp MK socket, an 8 way consumer unit: the main switch takes 2 slots - 63 amp MCB - 16 amp and 6 amp blanks, spotlight sets are fixed into the ceiling of all our Blakeney Summerhouses, and there is also the option of having a thermostatic 2kva wall heater.
Paint - Externally, your Blakeney will come in our Light Oak preservative, which protects the timber from fungi and woodworm, or you can choose between two paint systems: Valtti or Farrow & Ball. Both paint systems offer an opaque coverage and have long re-decoration cycles with a wide range of natural colours to choose from. For more information, please see the Paint Ranges section on the Options tab.
Our experienced and professional fitting team deliver and install all our buildings to anywhere on the UK mainland free of charge.
As our business is very much dependant on our reputation in providing an excellent product and service, our customer care is exceedingly important to us and you will find that we very much pride ourselves on this. From the design stage, right through to installation, providing the best possible service is our number one priority.
Each building we make is designed and built to order, which means that we can make the building in such a way that it will fit through restricted access areas and be installed exactly where the building is required; however, if you have any concerns about the access to your garden, please contact us and we will be able to advise you.
Please also note that our installation team requires a flat, solid and level base to install your building on. If you have any questions about this at all, we will be more than happy to help if you call us on 01760 444229.