Summer Houses Essex

Summer Houses, &  Garden Offices

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Email Us At countygardenbuildings@sky.com

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Here at Summer Houses Essex we provide an extensive range of Quality Summer Houses which are ready to upgrade to into Garden offices, Providing you with a building that is not only very strong 'as we use structurally graded framing' but once insulated they are very warm as well, infact once they are lined & insulated they become approx 99mm thick 'with higher thermal values than a compariably thick Log cabin'. This make them suitable as Games Rooms, Home Offices, Hobby Rooms, Extra Dining space or Guest bedroom... Not only do we offer very pretty Garden Rooms at Great Prices but our buildings are manufactured to a higher standards than most companies but still remain at reasonable prices. We offer two specifications The 1st option is our High quality summer house/basic office spec which is listed as 'DIY' this is our standard garden room that is ready to be lined & Insulated at a later date by the customer, don't worry the building it's self can still be installed by our team OR our 2nd option is our Full Office Specification which includes all Lining and Insulation which has been pre-cut in the workshop, this also includes the skirting and all the interior edging & double glazing. This can either be fixed on by you the customer or you can have the install team do it for you.

Summer Houses Garden Offices Bespoke Garden Summer Houses

Summer Houses

Garden Offices

Bespoke Buildings

Our Summer Houses.. Select from one of our quality exclusive buildings manufactured by us

 

Our Garden Offices..  Our Garden Offices are built in our own workshop and supplied at fantastic prices

 

Our Bespoke service.. We can build to your requirements at a cost you will find hard to beat

Summer Houses Essex


About Summer Houses Essex Products.. Some of Our Summer Houses...Click Image to see Product...

"I guarantee you will be impressed by our New Upgraded specification"

We have upgraded our Summer Houses so they are more like Garden Offices... Please see our product pages for prices & new spec, then read this page for what makes these upgrades so great.

What makes our buildings superior to other suppliers in our price bracket including Log Cabins... We provide our customers with Extremely STRONG Buildings as we use Structual CLS framing which is used in houses and on our larger buildings we also provide Roof trusses. It is a fallacy that the thicker the T&G/Cladding/Log the stronger the structure as what goes unmentioned is, that Log cabins only have thicker logs as they have NO structual framing, so all their strength is in their Logs/cladding. Bare in mind alot of houses use Structual graded framing in their stud walls and Timber frame extensions, So I think it speaks for it's self which method is stronger...

Our Summer houses are actually more like a standard Garden office, as they can easily, at any point, be turned into a fully lined & insulated office. See our specifications on our product pages it's like No other... All of our Standard Summerhouses are easy to Line & Insulate which will achieve Approx 99mm thick walls/roof, giving you higher thermal values than a single skin logcabin. This can either be done by us as an added extra or this can be done by yourselves once your building has been installed. You can even upgrade to thicker framing with thicker insulation if required.

Our buildings also provide alot more anti rot pretection than a pine log cabin... Log cabins can easily rot and decay if you don't paint them with a wood preserve regular enough. To avoid this we now use Pressure Treated (TANALISED) timber as standard on all of our Exterior Walls and Floor Bearers. Our floor bearers are also coated in a damp course for extra moisture resistance. Which gives our buildings excellent anti rot protection through out.

We are now adding 'Breather Membrane' to all inner walls.. Breather membrane is a soft fabric type material which is Not made of plastic but does pocess the same moisture resistant qualities without making your building sweat. The one we use is genrally grey in colour. However oonce your building arrives if you do not like the breather membrane on the walls it can be easily removed at a later date to reveal the internal view of the Tanalised wall cladding or you you can line the inside of your building to hide the membrane. If you choose to remove it, we recommend painting both the external and internal cladding to ensure maximum moisture proofing, this can be done with a quality wood stain or a clear preserve if prefered. If you are unable to paint the exterior fence facing panels once the building has been installed, ask us for a quote if you would like us to give your fence facing panels 2 coat of paint before delivery, see 'painting service' found under Extra's on our product pages. Once you have painted the exterior walls of  your building you can remove or keep the breather membrane in place. We recommend keeping the breather membrane on especially if you are wanting to line and insulate either now or at a later date as it is an essential part of the lining procedure. (Please see our Garden Offices page for more details and benefits of Breather Membrane).

Our Quality Windows and Doors give you the best of both worrlds.. We now Provide Quality pre-painted wooden windows & doors with 4mm glass as standard or you can upgrade to Toughened glass double glazed units available with wooden Georgian bar or a PVc Georgian bar that is concealed inside the glass for easy maitenance, or you can now choose Leaded or Plain style double glazing as well the choice is yours...

Garden Offices on a Budget... All of our buildings are designed to be ready for lining & insulating, either now or at a later date, by us or by you. Giving you a Garden office on a budget...The specifications and quality of our Garden Offices that are manufactured at our workshop, we think, you will find hard to beat. We use 25mm x 125mm Tanalised Cladding, Double Glazed Windows and Doors, 50mm Insulation to the walls roof making them approx 99mm thick and 50mm under the floor. All of our buildings come with Breather membrane to the walls and if you choose us to line and insulate for you get a choice of Internal linings, plus all internal edging & skirting to finish. The skirting can be left off so your electrician can easily run cables up and around the small cavity walls (Please don not book an electrian for the same day your building is being installed).

Garden Storage Add on...You can now buy our storage add on's to enhance the functionality of your garden room. We can supply any size to suit all of your storage needs, From bikes, tools, filing cabinets, or even an out door loo for your garden office (Please note: We do not fit toilets). Storage add on's can be fitted to all of our buildings including Summer Houses and Garden Offices you can also choose between single or double doors and even specify exactly where you want the storage positioned. For example on a side wall with front facing doors or you can have it hidden away behind your building so from the front no-one would even know it was there. Or you can have an internal store inside your building with an internal or external door or we can now do a hidden door to the front of our Contemporary summerhouse/office where the cladding is vertical as seen in the picture.

Summer Houses Under 2.5 metres HighOur Summer Houses... are built to under 2.5 metres ridge height so in most cases planning permission is not required.

Understanding Tanalised/pressure Treated Timber.. Tanalised also known as Pressure Treated is a process where Timber is impregnated with a water based wood preservative which protects agains rot and decay, offering the wood brilliant protection for many years against Rot. Which is great for those hard to reach places. However although this is a fantastic treatment which aids against rot, it is not a waterproof barrier for any wood, which is naturally porous (sponge like) so unless wood is treated with a high quality stain/preserve be it coloured or clear & conatins a water repelling substance/barrier then the wood can still absorb moisture. However even if it does externally absorb water, Tanalised cladding will not Rot and as mentioned above all of our buildings are internally protected by the moisture proof barrier which we now install between the framing and the outer wall cladding. Which helps to Keep your internal space cozy and dry until it's painted.

We Recommend Bedec Barn Paint...To waterproof any exterior wood you will need to paint it with a protective Quality wood preserve/stain, such as Bedec barn paint this doesn't only repel water but will add even more anti rot protection; giving you years of protection. We recommend painting your building when the weather permits and the pressure treated wood is thoroughly dry to avoid trapping moisture inside the wood. Always follow the instructions on the tin and if you choose to remove the internal moisture proof barrier we recommend painting the inside as well to maintain maxium protection...

Timber Base Installation... Is somthing that our recommended Installers has started to offer as an added extra, please ask us for our installers details to get a price.

Bearer Direction... If you are building a frame base your self please note that on most of our buildings the BEARERS RUN FROM SIDE TO SIDE our bearers are genrally 2.5m long so may they come in more than one length per section so this join will need to be supported, we genrally space our bearers at 40cm, if you are using your building as a gym with very heavy equipment you can purchase more bearers if needed.

 

French Corner Summer House 2 Door Corner Summer Houses
The French Corner Summer House... The 2 Door Corner Summer House...


Corner Summer Houses The Corner Cottage Summer House
The Corner Summer House... The Corner Cottage Summer House...


The Chateau Summer House Bungalow Summer Houses
The Chateau Summer House... The Bungalow Summer House...


The Pavillion Summer House The Alfresco Summer House
The Pavillion Summer House... The Alfresco Summer House...


The New England Summer House The Double Summer House
The New England Summer House... The Double Bungalow Summer House...


The Lodge Summer House Cottage Summer House
The Lodge Summer House... The Cottage Summer House...


The Retreat Summer House Seating Area Add On For Summer Houses
The Retreat Summer House... Add a Seating Area or store...


Contemporary Summer House or Garden Office  Modern Corner Summer House
The Contemporary Summer House... The Modern Corner Summer House...


Victorian Corner Summer House Bespoke Summer Houses
The Victorian Corner Summer House... Bespoke Summer Houses and Garden Buildings...


Brand New To Our Range
The Clubhouse Summer House The Clubhouse Summer House... is a brand new design that looks a little like the Clockhouse Log Cabin


Example of our Clubhouse Garden Office Spec with T&G lining and Quality UPVC Windows and Doors
 
 
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We can build almost anything to order... so if you do not see exactly what you want please call us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements. The Summer House designs can also be altered to suite your needs for example windows and doors can be added, removed and placed where you require them.



Sips Garden Offices
SIPS Garden Offices at incredibly low prices....
We are now offering Garden Offices manufactured using SIPS (structual insulated panels)... See Our SIPs Garden Offices...


The Chelsea Flower Show
French Corner Summer House at the Chelsea Flower Show 1 French Corner Summer House at Chelsea
The Chelsea Flower Show... was a great opportunity when our French Corner Summer House was chosen for one of the Garden's there. It was a fantastic event for us to participate in... To see more pictures and news Click the Images or HERE..

 

We have also supplied the inventor of Green and Blacks chocolate with a French Corner summerhouse and had one of our French corners appear in Vogue....


We can build garden offices, garages, porches, games rooms, music studio's, stables and Timber frame house extensions from a basic lined and insulated building to a building that meets building regulations covering every aspect of the build.    If you require something that isn't mentioned please contact us as we can still probably help, Our staff have many years experience in the building trade and work to very high standards, we also have a fully qualified electrician so we can handle every aspect of your build or if you prefer we can supply any building in kit form so you can use your own builders.

All our Summer House are available with Modern Plain or Georgian Style Windows and Doors plus we can remove or add windows from the designs