All you need to know about summer housesAndy Hayes
Here at Solid Sheds, we often have customers who wonder what exactly a summer house can bring to their garden space. After all, a summer house can mean anything and doesn’t give much away! The truth is, there are many uses for summer houses that perhaps you haven’t thought about. Which is why we are here to shed some light on what you should expect if you are looking to install a summer house to your garden or outdoor space.
Getting the right idea
There should never be any rush in deciding on the size of your summer house and what you plan to do with it. This is especially true as it is likely to be a sizeable investment and one you would like to last for years to come! With this in mind, it is recommended to do some research into exactly what you want to use your wooden summer house for.
So, what are the options?
Just as the name suggests, you can use it as a retreat for when the weather outside is bliss. With many homely qualities, you can add multiple items of furniture depending on its size, to give it a true feel of a small area of comfort and relaxation. Another way you can best utilise a garden summer house is as an inspirational office space, to come up with some of your best work. We often find this is popular who are self-employed and work from home and need a place to concentrate without being stuck inside the main home.
There are many more summer house ideas you could choose from, not just the two we have listed here! The internet is full of inspiration, so use it to your advantage.
Summer house planning permission
Most summer houses we see cover around a quarter or less of the overall garden – therefore, planning permission isn’t normally needed. But, this is not always the case.
For example, if your garden shed happens to take up more than half of your garden space and is not intended for domestic use, then you will need to submit planning permission to ensure that it’s installation is permitted to take place. This also applies if your pent roof is over 3 metres high or your apex roof is over 4 metres high.
Here at Solid Sheds, we will gladly let you know if your new summer house is in need of planning permission before it’s built – as, after all, we are the shed experts.
What about insulation?
Insulating your summer house is always something we’d recommend here at Solid Sheds, no matter what its use is. If you intend to be making good use of your summer house all year long, then installing a form of summer house insulation is useful to keep it cool in the summer months and toasty in the winter period. This allows you to get maximum use out of your building and enjoy its benefits whenever you see fit.
Has this blog inspired you to install your own summer house to your garden? We hope so! If you would like to browse our range of terrific summer houses and look at our available sizes, our large selection is available on site now.