Extend your living space into the garden with an elegant and stylish summer house. Our premium summerhouses are going to be the focal point of your garden. An ideal environment to admire your flowerbeds. The number one place for the best cocktails with friends in the comfort of your garden. Your socialising days in style are just a click away.
The versatility and value of our garden summerhouses guarantees you a perfect fit. You only need a bit of inspiration and creativity, and we'll do the rest.
Wooden Summerhouses UK
If you’re looking for the perfect retreat for your garden, why not add one of our wooden summerhouses? Our garden summerhouses will provide value to your garden and enhance your day to day lives. Our timber summerhouses come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes that are sure to please all tastes.
Our hexagonal Vantage summerhouse range boasts heavy-duty frames that give your summer house a substantial look and feel. With large French windows that are fitted with Georgian bars, you can rest assured your hexagonal summerhouse will allow plenty of natural light in.
Add elegance and Parisian charm with an oval summerhouse. Our Valkyrie garden summerhouse features high internal eaves, giving you a spacious, light and airy feel once you’re inside, you’ll never want to leave. The oval summerhouse roof is reinforced by supports on all sides of each roof panel. Along with the metal spider brackets, you can be assured your roof will never sag.
If you’re looking for a rectangular summerhouse, you can opt in for a traditional summerhouse with long windows and sculpted Georgian bars or a log cabin for a modern look and feel. Our rectangular summerhouses are available either fully pressure treated or untreated for endless customisation. On the other hand, our log cabin summerhouses are multi-purpose garden buildings with more wall thickness and insulation options.
Better yet, transform that awkward section of your garden with an affordable solution that doesn’t require planning permission. A corner summerhouse will give you the extra space you need to expand your living space without expensive house extensions.
Log Cabin Summerhouses
Our wide selection of modern log cabins and traditional summer houses will have you craving for your own space in the garden. Choose between log cabin summerhouses filled with windows and shapes to fit all kinds of gardens. Such as corner, hexagonal, oval, rectangular and square. For contemporary tastes, our contemporary summerhouses and cabins in apex or pent roof styles, may be more satisfactory. Let your space and personal taste be the guides to your final selection.
Summer House Offices
A log cabin can also be a great place to work, manage your work life balance and reduce your morning commute to a few seconds and arrive with your coffee still warm. Separate your work and home life, and get the best of both worlds! Our summer houses UK and dedicated garden offices have high-security doors and windows that can only be removed from inside, keeping your important documents and valuable equipment well protected.
Our summerhouses with storage are ideal if you are in need of an extra shed on the side. Combine your wooden summerhouse with a variety of sidestore sheds that are sure to satisfy your storage needs. Store your essentials in a place that’s easy to retrieve from. Whether it’s your lawn mower, motorbike, bicycles, garden tools or even a mobility scooter, rest assured your belongings will sit in a safe place right next to your summerhouse shed.
Insulated Summer Houses
If you intend to use your summer house all year round, opt-in for an insulated log cabin. Add insulation to your log cabin or choose one of our fully insulated log cabins.
Our Warmalog insulated log cabins are an innovative concept. Built using a unique 62mm sandwich of timber and polyurethane, which make up the walls. Their U-Value is equivalent to 110mm wall log. An ideal option for any weather, which will keep you and your loved ones warm and cosy. Using our unique triple tongue and groove wall logs and industry leading double glazed windows that are included as standard.
Our insulation options are quick and easy to install into your log cabin and help promote heat retention. Saving you money on your heating bills. We always supply polyurethane insulation, which is a far better insulation than Rockwool or polystyrene. Even NASA uses it!!
Maintain Your Garden Summer House UK
To ensure your garden summer house has a prolonged life, it’s crucial that you take the correct measures to maintain it properly.
Our experts recommend choosing the right treatment for your garden sunhouse and that you treat it as soon as it’s built. We offer a variety of wall preservatives that are solvent and water based. In addition to selecting the best log cabin treatment, it’s also important that you re-apply treatment when required. This will depend on the log cabin preservative you have chosen.
Furthermore, creating an environment that aids moisture control is an important element in maintaining your garden summerhouse. Make sure measures are in place for the roof, floor, foundations and surrounding drainage to help shake off extra moisture and prevent rot and insect infestation.
We use pressure treated floor bearers to protect the lowest part of the building. We use a large pressure treatment tank that forces the treatment deep into the timber at high pressure. Due to this effective process, we offer our customers a genuine 10 year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on the bearers.
Don’t forget, your sun house is made of timber, a natural product that will contract and expand according to the UK’s unpredictable weather. Once the cabin is erected, there will be a period of “settling” as the wood reacts and adjusts to surrounding climate. Splits and cracks may occur over time but that shouldn’t compromise the quality of your garden building.
The use of interlocking tongue and groove timber in our log cabins help with the strength and stability of the walls as well as the natural expansion and contract of the timber.
For more information, take a look at our how to maintain your summerhouse guide.
Planning permission for Summerhouses UK
You may have found exactly what you’re looking for, a summerhouse shed to your exact taste and measurements. That’s great! However, before placing an order for your wooden garden building, it’s important to familiarise yourself with any planning permissions or building regulations that may apply in your area.
The good news is that most of our log cabins and summerhouses don’t require planning permission. This is due to our unique designs that utilise the maximum width and height available to us. Thus giving you as much space as possible, without the need to opt for tall log cabins. Although we have a wide range of under 2.5m high log cabins, some exceptions may still apply. Hence it’s vital that you check whether you’ll need planning permission or not.
To make it easier for you we created a quick step Planning Permission questionnaire to help you determine whether you’ll need planning permission.
Head over to our Planning Permission Quiz for more details.
Please Note: This is an introductory guide for Dunster House garden buildings only and not a definitive source of legal information.
Log Cabins Installation
Do you have what it takes to build your own garden house?
Building your own garden cabin can be overwhelming, we get it. Although we design all our wooden garden summer houses and home offices with self-assembly in mind, we understand that not everybody is confident with DIY. For ease of mind, we offer our own, directly employed, installers to carry out the installations for you.
We have invested a lot of time, money and effort into training our own installation teams, so that they know our products inside out. This way, if you use us to install your product, you'll get the same focus on quality and value found in every other stage of our buying process.
Head over to our garden building installation T&C guide for more information.
Summer Houses For Sale
If you’re looking for a summer house to buy, make sure you do your research. This is because summerhouse kits come in all shapes and sizes to fit all budgets. You may be looking for a small summerhouse if you’re restrained for space. Likewise you may be looking for a large log cabin if you’re aiming for a multipurpose space or have a large garden.
Whatever your budget, garden space, personal taste and style, if you are looking to buy a wooden summerhouse we are confident that you will find what you’re looking for in our massive range of garden summer house. If you’re looking for the best garden outbuilding you’ve come to the best.
As UK’s No.1 Log Cabin Company, our garden outbuildings are without a doubt the best quality and value for money you will find, anywhere.
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