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This 8 x 12ft (2.4 x 3.6m) Holkham Summerhouse has been installed in our customer’s garden to be used as attractive storage shed.
The Holkham is an apex roof summerhouse, with the design capabilities of being as basic or complex as you wish. As standard, it is an unlined, unpainted summerhouse with felt on the roof, but it can be made into a year-round usage building with lining and insulation, double glazed windows, a wide choice of paint colours, an electric pack, and either cedar shingles or slate effect tiles on the roof.
This customer wanted a simple building that looked pretty in their garden to allow them to store their garden furniture inside, among other things. On the apex roof, they chose to have our heavy-duty, torched on felt, which offers durable, weather-proof protection, shiplap exterior cladding for a smooth finish on the timber, and the building has been painted in our light oak stain to help protect the timber from woodworm and fungi.
One of the extra features the customer did opt for is our leaded windows to add a bit of traditional style to the building. The double doors with half-glazed windows and windows in the rest of the building will allow plenty of natural insides, meaning that if they decided they wanted to use their building as an actual summerhouse, they very easily could.
When I first wanted to look at the Crane display at Burford, Andrew was wonderfully helpful. He instantly understood what I was looking for, although I was not sure myself, and persuaded me to look at sheds which were cheaper than I originally thought I wanted. As a direct result of this, I decided to order a Holkham Summerhouse as well as a couple of sheds! When Andrew came to my house to advise on where the sheds should be sited, he again suggested solutions I had not thought of; he pointed out that my original idea involved unacceptably pruning a tree. By the end of it, I felt that Andrew was a personal friend, and later when I spoke to Robert on the phone, it was clear that everything I had discussed with Andrew had been passed on so I did not have to explain anything and felt that he too was a friend. It was a very professional operation.
Mrs H - Oxfordshire - September 2020
The inside of the summerhouse is unlined, but the customer chose to also have two extra windows to help to add more light inside.
If you are interested in seeing the rest of our summerhouses or garden sheds, depending on your purpose, please come and visit your closest show centre and our sales advisors will be able to help you choose the perfect building for you.
All our buildings are made from FSC® certified timber and are made to order in our Norfolk based factory. To learn more, please contact us online or call us on 01760 444229.