A Traditional or Contemporary Summerhouse? It’s Your Choice

A Traditional or Contemporary Summerhouse? It’s Your Choice

A summerhouse is often the one feature which turns an ordinary garden into something special.  Summerhouses are practical buildings yet have an edge of glamour about them. Whether you want somewhere to entertain friends and family, or a quiet retreat to sit with a drink, there’s a summerhouse that’s just right for you and your garden.

There are two styles of wooden summerhouse available from elbec: traditional summerhouses and contemporary summerhouses.

A traditional summerhouse such as the Shire Chatsworth, is a charming building which lets in lots of light through well designed windows. Made from slow grown continental timber, the Chatsworth will give years of summer pleasure.

Shire Chatsworth Traditional Summerhouse

Another traditional summerhouse is the Goodwood Gold Fleur de Lys which has a Georgian-style bay window and an optional verandah which adds an extra dimension to entertaining. The Fleur de Lys has a number of security features and it’s easy to assemble although, if preferred, there is an installation option available.

If you want to make a design statement in your garden, opt for a contemporary summerhouse.  The Shire Highclere is a stylish, spacious building which comes in two sizes. The Highclere would also double as a hobby room for anyone who needs lots of light because it has long windows made from styrene which is environmentally friendly and safer than traditional glass.

Shire Highclere Contemporary Summerhouse

Mercia’s Helios summerhouse is another elegant, contemporary design which would look great in any style of garden.  Perfect for summer entertaining, the Helios has a curved roof which means that rain runs off so the building works well as a storage area during the winter months.

Curved roof Mercia Helios Summerhouse

There is such a lot of choice when it comes to choosing a summerhouse, but rest assured, there will be one that fits all your requirements. It’s worth bearing in mind that some log cabins would also make great summerhouses as well as being all-year-round garden buildings.

Posted by Gavin Walker
16th April 2016

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