We have installed one of our Holkham Summerhouses in Mickleton, Gloucestershire. Our customer wanted a pretty alternative to a more traditional-looking garden shed, so they opted for our Holkham Summerhouse
. As all of our garden buildings are made to order, our customer was able to select which of our interior and exterior design options they wanted for their summerhouse shed. The manufacturing plans were created by our CAD engineers before the shed summerhouse was hand-crafted to order from FSC® certified timber by skilled craftsmen inside our Norfolk factory. It was delivered and installed at our customer’s address by our installations team, who are the experts in ensuring our buildings are assembled to the high standards we pride ourselves on. This is why we include delivery and installation in the price of all our garden buildings as part of our end-to-end service.
The Holkham is a traditional building, with a pitched roof and clean lines. It has glazing in three out of its four sides, giving it a modern feel. It can be made in a range of sizes, with our customer opting for our 2.4 x 3.0m size for their summerhouse shed. They chose cedar shingles for the roof of their small summer house shed that will weather naturally to a beautiful silvery/grey colour over time, and weatherboard cladding made using timber boards that are left-sawn, giving the building heaps of rustic charm. The Holkham comes treated with a light oak preservative as standard, but if you would prefer to have your summerhouse delivered and installed with a painted exterior, we are able to do that. You can choose between our Exterior Paint System or a range of specially selected Farrow & Ball shades. Our customer opted to have their summerhouse painted using our Exterior Paint System in the shade Verdigris, which is a lovely blue-green colour that will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding greenery.
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 Holkham comes unlined, making it the ideal summerhouse to relax inside during the warmer months of the year, or an attractive storage summer house shed. If you like the design of our Holkham but are wanting a year-round use building, we can add full insulation and lining and double glazing. We can also install electrics and a heater for further comfort.
Whether you are looking for an attractive storage solution like this customer, or a year-round use summerhouse to relax and enjoy your garden from, we have a wide variety of designs for you to choose from in our summerhouse collection. You can view our range of summerhouses online before paying a visit to one of our UK show centres. We recommend coming to see our buildings for yourself as you will be able to take a closer look at the high-quality materials we use to craft each one and see examples of the interior and exterior design options we offer to customise your building to your requirements. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Crane HQ on 01760 444229 to speak with one of our friendly advisors.