This 2.4 x 3.0m Holkham Summerhouse
is a bespoke design to best fit the customer’s narrow garden, and it has been installed here in Arbrury, Cambridgeshire to be used as a year-round craft room, giving the customer a dedicated space to work on her hobby in.
The standard design for our Holkham Summerhouse is to have double doors and two windows sets in the front side, and to have double windows in the gables, but due to the shape of her garden, they asked if we could put the double doors in the gable to allow for easier access, which we happily agreed to.
Cedar shingle tiles have been used to give a natural look to the roof, and there is white guttering with a downspout on the front side to protect the windows underneath from excess rainfall. The paint colour chosen by the customer to finish off the outside appearance is a green colour called Lichen from our exterior paint range, which blends in very well with the greenery already existing in the customer’s garden.
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
To make this a garden room suitable for year-round use, rather than just a summer house, the customer opted to have double glazed windows, full insulation, painted matchboard lining on the internal walls in Ivory (to give a light, bright feel), and she also chose our electrical pack with a heater, so they are sure to be very comfy inside, whatever time of year it is.
Other features also include a Natural lacquer on the floor to give it a nice sheen and a protective layer, as well Georgian style windows, and polished brass door and window furniture.
For more information on our range of Summerhouses, Garden Studios or Garden Rooms, all of which can be made appropriate for year-round use, please contact us online, call us on 01760 444229, or create a building yourself to your own requirements with our Online Garden Building Planner Tool.