Through the summer we had the opportunity to build a 8×8 customised summer house from scratch. A quiet and dull corner of the garden uplifted and brought to life with a show stopping multi-functional focal point.


First we cast a c20 concrete pad 150mm thick with a visqueen underlay. Then we used 3×2 timbers to fix a floor plate in which to construct the stud walls from.


Once the skeleton was made we used an 18mm tanalised tongue and grooved shiplap board for cladding the walls and roof, leaving openings for the windows and door.


Next we reshaped and pitched stone salvaged from site. This was used to create a dwarf stone wall to the front of the summerhouse. This addition helped to anchor the structure down and settle it into its surroundings.stone floor
Inside we laid a new black Ascot cobble sett, wet fixed with a 6:1 sharp sand cement mix. Then we pointed with a buff brush-in all weather point system. This turned the summer house into something special and unique.


A high level of craftmanship and attention to detail made this a quality end product. Finished with a green mineral tiled roof and underlay, complete with reflective glass panels, Yale locks and plug sockets. Perfect for lazy days, sun or rain reading and drinking in the garden.

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