My home, my garden, my dream! Your dream garden is only a few taps away. Sunny summer days or warm autumn afternoons are ideal times for spending some relaxing hours with loved ones or in blissful solitude. And for enhancing the visual appeal of the exterior of your living space, you need to get a wooden summer house.

A garden summer house can be used as your very own special space. It can be transformed into a studio for writing, painting, or other craft activities, or a place for a family dinner, or simply a space for you to relax in and enjoy your leisure time.

Newly-built gardens present a unique set of challenges and opportunities. A plot which has been laid entirely to lawn can often look a bit uninspiring, but don't be put off. There’s a lot you can do to get the best from your space! Here are four easy tips to get started.

Tip 1: find a secluded spot at the end of the garden

The position for your summer house really is important. Generally the far end of the garden is a good spot. In the middle of the garden will make it seem smaller than it is and break up the lawn space you have. Plus if you’re looking to create a beautiful retreat, the further away you are from everyday life, the better. We love how this spacious summer house is surrounded by trees, giving it a truly secluded, middle-of-the-countryside feel.

Tip 2: think about the size of your garden house

It is very important to think about the intended use for your garden building and to ensure that you buy the right size of building. Wooden summer houses are something we want you to enjoy for many years to come and not just for a single season. Therefore we recommend that you involve the whole family or any other users of the summer house, get everyone’s opinion, and make a collective decision.

Tip 3: choose quality you can trust

Wood is a natural material, one which grows and adapts depending upon the temperature, humidity levels, and other weather conditions, especially during the first month after assembly. It is common for doors and windows to require adjusting a few times during the first month after the wooden cabin has been erected and then once or twice in a year to keep them functioning properly.

Small cracks, knots, and colour tone differences are not errors but inherent qualities of the wood. 

Tip 4: prefabricated wooden houses are ready to go!

Manually erecting wooden houses is work that requires a good deal of time and labour. If you want to reduce such hard work and the time needed for it, you need to get a prefabricated wooden house. Such garden summer houses are available in the ready-to-install form, and owners are required to assemble the constituent parts of the houses one after another in the correct order. Complete mountings kits and informative user manuals are provided along with the products. By following the instructions given in the user manual, two adults can complete the assembly of a house within two or three days. If they have some prior experience of such DIY work then this will help a lot.

Most common questions

Can I use my garden log cabin all year round?

Yes you can, but if you intend to use your garden building all year round (as a garden office, a hobby room, a table tennis or billiards room, or any one of a series of other options), we would recommend a building with a wall thickness of 40mm or above. Make sure that the windows have double glazing and insulate the floor and roof.

There are four areas to be insulated: the floor, walls, roof, and windows.

The choice of materials that you can use for insulating your garden house is very wide, depending upon your local weather conditions, your budget, and the ways in which you intend to use your building. It is also very important to choose the right foundation type and insulate the floor first. Having a layer of insulation beneath the floorboards will contribute towards keeping the contents of the garden house toasty. Roof insulation is crucial thanks to the fact that warm air rises and approximately 35-40% of any warmth exits through an uninsulated roof. Then concentrate on the walls, windows, and heating if necessary. Installing a log burner in your garden building is a great way to ensure you get year-round use.

These garden summer houses are used in several functional purposes apart from being simply decorative extensions of the living area. Such a house can be a nice place for relaxation, for studying in seclusion, for doing the office work, for arranging an informal get-together at home, and so on.

Self assembly or hiring a building company?

The assembly of most garden buildings, summer houses, and log cabins is achievable by a competent DIY enthusiast, especially in terms of small and mid-sized summer houses and sheds of up to 8-12m2. We would always recommend that two people undertake the assembly work and that care is taken with lifting as some of the panels are heavy. Our statistics shows that 85% of our clients do the assembly themselves or hire one local expert for assistance to make sure that everything goes well. For the assembly of your garden building you need at least two adults, tools (hammer, saw, pliers, drill, screwdriver, measuring tape, ladder, knife, and spirit-level), and not forgetting between one to three days of your precious time, depending upon your skill levels and the size of your log cabin. If at the very least you or your companion are familiar with some level of home repair or carrying out the more minor DIY projects in the garden, then assembly with prefabricated details, proper installation instructions, and a user manual should be achievable for you.

Gardenhouse24 manufacture their products by using pure Nordic spruce timbers that are grown in their own production unit in Estonia. Long-term warranty offers are also provided with all products and customers do not have to compromise on the quality of the wooden houses.

Select and purchase your favourite from the list of available options and get ready to spend time in your very own dream garden house.