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Classic Summerhouse



Octagonal Summerhouse painted in Classic Seagrass 2.4 x 3.0m Classic Summerhouse with natural unlined interior Octagonal Summerhouse painted in Classic Cotton Classic Summerhouse in painted in Seagrass Classic Summerhouse with Painted Interior in Cotton

The Classic Summerhouse is a simple, octagonal summer-use garden building that is hand-built in our Norfolk based factory. 

Octagonal in shape, it is available in 1 size,  2.4 x 3.0m, with a choice of 5 paint colours. 

For a more bespoke service, please see our full Summerhouse Collection, or to price for your ideal Classic Summerhouse, please click on the Create My Summerhouse tab below.

Building Size


Our Classic Summerhouse is available in 1 size: 

2.4 x 3.0m (8 x 10ft)

Classic Summerhouse drawing
If you would like a more bespoke design, please see our Wiveton Summerhouse range

Window Options


There are windows in four out of the eight sides, as well as in the double doors to provide plenty of light inside this octagonal den. 

The windows are all made from 4mm toughened safety glass. They are fixed as standard, but you can choose to have the two side windows opening. Opening windows will be finished with polished brass furniture. 

The windows are plain as standard, but you can choose to have leaded windows to add more style and character to the building. 

Plain windows

Leaded windows

Paint Colours


There are six paint colours to choose from our Classic Paint range: Seagrass, Moss, Cotton, Stone, Smoke or Coal, which give an opaque coverage and will add a splash of colour to your building.

Seagrass | Moss

Cotton | Stone

Smoke | Coal

Painted Interior


The Classic Summerhouse is an unlined summer-use building; however, we have added an option to allow our customers to paint the inside of their summerhouse. 

As standard, the inside of your Classic Summerhouse will be unpainted, but you can also choose to have it painted in the same colour as the outside of your building. If you choose this option, the interior walls and ceiling will be painted. 

Painted Interior

Unpainted Interior

Base


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:

  • LEVEL within 100mm
  • 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.

Concrete base in a customer's gardenWe 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 level within 100mm 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.

Please note: If you intend to fully or partially surround the building base with hard paving we strongly suggest the installation of a French drain between the paving and base to prevent rain bouncing off the hard surface and driving up under the building, which in turn could cause damp and rot. A French drain is a simple small trench, dug around your building and filled with aggregate that will allow surface water to drain away.

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.

Classic Summerhouse painted in Seagrass

Side Walls - ex 19 x 125mm shiplap cladding on ex 38 x 75mm planed framing, all using high quality northern Scandinavian Redwood.

Doors - 1 pair or joinery-made double doors 1830mm high x 1100mm wide, 3/4 glazed with 4mm toughened safety glass. The doors are fitted with a mortise lock and polished brass handles. 

Door Frame - ex 75 x 75mm planed. 

Windows - 4 single windows, fitted with 4mm toughened safety glass. The window frames are joinery-made: they are fixed as standard, with the option of having the two side windows opening. Openers are finished with polished brass fittings.

Floor - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove floorboards on ex 38 x 75mm tanalised, planed floor joists set at no less than 450mm centres. 

Roof - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove matchboarding on solid timber rafters, and finished externally in cedar shingle tiles. 

Height - 2.0m to eave height. 

Paint - You have a selection of 5 attractive Classic Paint colours (Seagrass, Moss, Smoke, Cotton or Stone). There is also the option to have the inside painted in the same colour as the exterior paint colour. 

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.

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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.

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Looking for more sizes?

Take a look at our Wiveton Summerhouse 

Wiveton


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