13th June 2018

The Mercia Cube Summerhouse

The Mercia Cube Summerhouse

Does your garden offer impressive views from more than one angle? This makes choosing a summerhouse really difficult because when you want to enjoy the visual impact of your garden so much depends on where the windows are positioned.

The Mercia Cube Summerhouse could be the answer. It is one of the best lit summerhouses around with five full length windows on three sides plus windows in the bi-fold doors, all giving great views of your garden. And there’s no need to be concerned about safety because all the windows are made from shatterproof styrene which is also environmentally sound.

Whatever the weather, there is plenty of room in the summerhouse for both relaxing and entertaining. On the front and one side of the building there is a veranda which increases the useful space and is sheltered by the contemporary and stylish pent roof.

The Cube is well built with a number of quality features including a ten year anti-rot guarantee. Despite the vast expanse of glazing here is a summerhouse which is strong, robust and built to withstand the weather. Enjoy the views of your garden in comfort when it’s pouring with rain or too cold to be outdoors for very long.

Tempted? We’re not surprised and the Cube Summerhouse could be yours within 3-7 days. Delivery is often shorter so please call us if you have a specific date in mind. The Cube comes with the option of booking our professional team of fitters who will erect it for you if you are not comfortable assembling it yourself.

Contact us if you have further queries, we are always happy to help.

23rd April 2018

Mercia Studio Log Cabin Range - Budget Doesn't Need To Be Basic

Mercia Studio Log Cabin Range - Budget Doesn't Need To Be Basic

A log cabin is a great addition to any garden and one of the most popular at an affordable price is the Mercia Studio Log Cabin.

The Mercia Studio Log Cabin would look good in any garden setting with its neat, contemporary appearance. Although it is a compact building, just right for smaller gardens, open the double doors and you’ll be surprised by the amount of space inside. The Studio feels airy and light thanks to the large opening windows which have the added advantage of giving you control over the inside temperature. Durable safety glass is used throughout, and the windows and doors can be reversed so that you are able to position the cabin in awkward areas of your garden to maximise your space.

The Studio Log Cabin lends itself to a variety of uses: it’s ideal for relaxing in comfort all year round, or it would make a great hobby room, a children’s play area or could even be used as an office. However you decide to use the Studio, you can be certain of its quality. The walls are made from 19mm logs which will keep you snug in winter, and the floor and roof are made from 16mm tongue and groove. The roof comes with heavy duty roofing felt for extra protection and the floor is sufficiently sturdy to support heavy loads. A ten year anti-rot guarantee is included for that extra peace of mind.

The Studio Log Cabin is available in six sizes, three of which come with a veranda which adds to the appearance of the cabin and means you can sit outside protected by the overhanging roof. The version with a veranda is ideal for entertaining.

Assembly is straightforward but not everyone feels sufficiently confident to do it themselves which is why professional assembly is available. Delivery is usually within 7 – 10 working days and it is free to UK mainland addresses.
Overall the Mercia Studio Log Cabin has so much going for it that it’s well worth your consideration if you are looking for an attractive garden building which you can adapt to your needs.

Have a look at the studio range!

20th April 2018

Vibrant Vermont! A Summerhouse For All Seasons

Vibrant Vermont! A Summerhouse For All Seasons

Open up the opportunities for enjoying your garden with a Mercia Vermont Summerhouse. Among the most striking attributes of this popular summerhouse are the bi-fold doors which mean that you can use this attractive and contemporary garden building all year round.

Take advantage of good weather by throwing open the doors and use the space for keeping food and drinks out of the sun while you and your guests spill out into the open air. Or, in the event of a sudden downpour, close the doors and you can still sit and chat with your family and friends in a light and airy room.

The number of windows and doors included in the design are an important feature of this spacious summerhouse and, wherever you site the Vermont in your garden, the building will be filled with light. This makes it an ideal studio for an artist, craftsperson, sculptor or anyone who has a hobby which relies on good natural light. And with a strong and stable floor as a standard item, you will be able to house or store heavier equipment or furniture.

The Vermont Summerhouse is such a versatile building, offers great value for money and comes in two sizes, 8x8 or 10x8 for even greater flexibility.

It is well built with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee and would look stunning painted in a striking colour theme. Let your imagination run riot. If you have a colour theme in the planted areas of your garden, why not complement or contrast this with a painted theme for your summerhouse? Whether you make your summerhouse stand out and become a talking point for your guests, or whether it blends sympathetically into your garden as a relaxing retreat, the Vermont Summerhouse should meet all your requirements.

Tempted? The Mercia Vermont Summerhouse can be delivered within three to seven working days and there is an option to book a professional team to assemble the building if you’re wary of doing it yourself. Still have questions? Have a look at the product pages for the Vermont 8x8 and the Vermont 10x8.

14th March 2018

Delamere Log Cabin with Side Store

Delamere Log Cabin with Side Store

Looking for a stylish log cabin which includes extra storage space as standard? Check out the Mercia Delamere Log Cabin which gives you plenty of space to relax plus a secure, windowless area for items you want to keep out of view.

This practical approach to using space could be ideal if you have a smallish garden and can’t accommodate both a log cabin and a shed. The Delamere offers both in an attractive building which will look just right wherever it is sited in your garden.

The sitting part of the cabin is well lit with full length double doors, an opening side window and sufficient room to welcome friends whatever the weather. It’s equally ideal if you just want somewhere comfortable to curl up on your own with a good book, or to use as a home office.

The storage area offers plenty of secure space for keeping valuable items neat and tidy when they are not in use. Both the living and storage elements blend harmoniously and you have the option of reversing them so that the building works well wherever it is sited in your garden.

The Delamere Log Cabin is well made and includes a number of quality features such as sturdy floor bearers which provide additional support and help to protect the building from damp and rot – especially important if you are storing garden furniture during the winter months. The Delamere stands out among log cabins as a practical, attractive and cost effective way of delivering both social and storage space in one unit.

Tempted? The Delamere Log Cabin can be yours within 5-28 working days and there is an option to book a professional team who will assemble the building for you if you’re not convinced you have the requisite skills to do it yourself. Still have questions? That’s fine. Contact us by email or phone and we’ll be more than happy to answer your queries.

27th November 2017

Personalising your Playhouse

Personalising your Playhouse

Want to make your playhouse feel like home? When you buy a playhouse from elbec you can customise it to suit the children who play in it, and also to compliment your garden.

Paint is perhaps the most striking way to personalise your playhouse. If you need inspiration for a colour scheme, combining your children’s favourite colours will create a beautiful shared space that reflects their personalities. Make sure you use a water-based top coat, which will prevent weathering and prolong its life.

Why not give your playhouse a fun name to match its theme or let your child label it as their own den? A door sign is a less permanent addition that can still give your playhouse character.

Toys bring any playhouse to life, really making it a place to have fun. While children are getting used to the playhouse, introducing favourite toys will help them enjoy the new space, especially younger children. Extra decorations like bunting or other ornaments also make pretty customisable elements.

If you’re feeling bold and want to fulfil your child’s wildest playtime dreams, all of these personal touches can come together to make your playhouse a themed roleplay area. Playhouses with hatches, such as the Forest Basil Duo Playhouse, make great play cafés. Adding a play oven and table can help to make a game of ‘chef’ come to life.

For adventurous children, a jungle theme works especially well for raised playhouses, like the Forest Sage Tower Playhouse. Hanging vine decorations, green paint, jungle animal toys and binoculars can make the perfect explorer’s hideaway treehouse.

Our quirky Wild West Playhouse is the ultimate setting for a game of Cowboys and Indians. Finishing touches like a hobby horse resting on the veranda and a dressing up box with accessories could help the kids (and adults) get into character!

Dreaming of a more classic playhouse theme? If you decorate your playhouse to look like a miniature cottage, it will keep its charm for years to come. This will create a versatile playhouse to outlast children’s changing tastes and add fairy-tale fun to your garden.

Purchase your playhouse at elbec today and the joy of personalisation awaits.

2nd November 2017

The Forest Tree Seat

The Forest Tree Seat

Looking for something to add some extra charm to your garden and turn a feature into a real talking point? Consider making your favourite tree the centrepiece of your garden by adding a Tree Seat from Forest today.

Perfect for almost any garden location, the half round Tree Seat will bring any tree to life, providing comfortable seating for 3 people.  If you have the space, why not purchase two for a complete circle that will really highlight the centrepiece of your garden and provide seating for up to 6?

Relax in the shade with a good book and a cool drink in the summer, sit and enjoy the vibrant colours of your garden in the autumn and spring, or simply take the weight off your feet to remove those muddy boots with ease. We are certain a Tree Seat from Forest will be a stylish and practical addition to your outdoor space all year round.

The elegant wood finish is a timeless classic to suit any garden style, and we are confident that a Tree Seat will make the perfect addition to any garden. Alternatively, personalise your Forest Tree seat by staining or painting to best suit your personal style and taste. Either way, you’ll love how it looks once you decide on that perfect spot.

Of course, most customers will choose a tree as the ideal location for the Tree Seat. But don’t let the name limit your creativity. A Tree Seat will make any garden feature stand out. Why not make the most of a statue, sundial or sculpture by making it the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the rest of your garden?

Add some extra charm to your garden with a Forest Tree Seat from elbec today.

10th February 2017

The Curvacious Mercia Summerhouse

The Curvacious Mercia Summerhouse

The Mercia Helios Summerhouse is a stunning contemporary designed garden building with all year round purpose currently on offer for £1,160.00

You’ll love how spacious the summerhouse is, leaving plenty of room for relaxing in the summer and will be perfect for storage in the winter. The windows are glazed with environmentally friendly styrene to allow plenty of light and an added safety measure, making the summerhouse ideal for hobbies.

The 10x10 summerhouse walls are built from high quality, FSC certified timber. It uses specially designed Tongue and Groove cladding to give the summerhouse multifunctional purposes; its water resistance makes it durable whilst maintaining an appealing aesthetic to suit your garden. All the timber has been treated with water based timber treatment and comes with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

The abstract curved roof offers a very stylish design and is constructed from T and G cladding, leaving no sharp edges and promoting water runoff from both the floor and roof.

High quality floor joists give it a solid sturdy feel, allowing for a greater load capacity. This means it maintains its stunning design while still retaining its strength, which is ideal if you want to store items over winter.

This beautiful and stylish summerhouse comes with 6 styrene clear glazed windows, T and G walls and a double door. All the parts are delivered flat-packed with easy to follow instructions along with the fittings and sand mineral roofing felt. 

The Mercia Helios summerhouse comes with lots of space allowing room to do whatever activates or hobbies you want all year round, no matter what the weather!

Buy now with free UK mainland delivery shipping usually within 10-15 working days.

27th January 2017

Buy an Elite Greenhouses Now and Beat the February Price Increase

Buy an Elite Greenhouses Now and Beat the February Price Increase

Greenhouses are a great investment for both keen gardeners and gardening novices. A greenhouse will take your passion to a new level or nurture the seedling of a hobby.

First and foremost, a greenhouse offers protection for your plants, many of which would not survive the cold months without over-wintering. Instead of leaving them to brave the cold winds or snow outside, why not bring your more delicate plants into a warm greenhouse and ensure they’ll last through to the next year? This will save you time and money because you won’t have to sow new seeds again next year.

A greenhouse also allows you to grow your own vegetables, another wallet saving strategy! Freshly grown vegetables have a great taste and as the producer, you have control and can be certain that you’re not eating any pesticides or other chemicals with your Sunday roast. You also have the freedom to choose what to grow, so you can experiment with more exotic fruits or grow out of season vegetables and enjoy your favourites all year round.  If you really take to it, why not consider selling at a farmers’ market and recoup the cost of your greenhouse week by week?

With so many reasons to buy a greenhouse, surely the only thing left to consider is its size and colour? Browse the Elite greenhouse collection, which includes freestanding and lean-to greenhouses in a choice of coloured or aluminium finish, and find the perfect model for your garden.

Elite’s greenhouse prices are increasing by 10% on 1st February 2017, so you need to order by 31st January to beat the price increase.


12th January 2017

Shire Workspace Sheds

Shire Workspace Sheds

The kitchen table is ideal for some hobbies, but no use at all for anyone who needs space to move around or store tools and equipment. When you need space for your hobby, you need a shed.

The Shire Workspace Apex garden shed from elbec is ideal for hobbies such as quilt making, woodworking and running model train displays.

With three sizes in the range – 10x10, 15x10 and 20x10 – you’ll be amazed by the amount of usable space on offer, giving you room for just about any hobby.

The windows are along one wall so there’s plenty of light but, because they’re not all round the building, you have an uninterrupted length of wall for shelves and cupboards.

The Workspace shed comes flat packed and is easy to put up, although an assembly service is available if required.

January Workspace Offer

From now until 31st January, the 20ft x 10ft Shire Workspace shed is on offer at only £1199, a saving on nearly £800. You won't find a better value workshop shed anywhere!

5th September 2016

Summerhouses in September

Summerhouses in September

elbec Miami summerhouse

Do you associate summerhouses with the warmer months of the year? Then take a look at the Miami summerhouse which is an ideal all-year round garden building, currently on offer at £1,629.

The Miami is an elegant, contemporary 12x10 summerhouse with six fully glazed windows which makes the building a great space for entertaining as well as for hobbies requiring plenty of light.

You’ll find quality features throughout the Miami summerhouse, such as toughened glass and doors which have been properly made by joiners. The framework has rounded corners so there aren’t any sharp edges and, although it is robust, it is an attractive building which looks great in any garden setting.

Certified, high-grade tongue and groove timber has been used for the walls, floor and roof and has a ten year anti-rot guarantee. All the timber has been pre-treated with a protective base coat and is ready for a water based top coat in whatever colour you fancy.

The Miami comes flat packed with all the fittings, roofing felt and full assembly instructions although there is an assembly option also available. An added attraction is that the summerhouse does not need a specially prepared base and there’s free delivery to the UK mainland within 15-20 working days.

Whatever the time of year, you’ll find you want to spend as much time as possible in a Miami contemporary summerhouse.

The Miami summerhouse at £1629 from elbec is an inspired, multi-purpose garden building with high quality features as standard.

With Autumn just round the corner, it’s easy to assume that your days in the garden are coming to an end for another year. Buy a Miami 12x10 summerhouse, currently on offer at £1629, and you won’t have to abandon your garden until next Spring.

The Miami is an elegant, contemporary summerhouse that looks great in any garden setting. With six windows it’s a light and airy building that’s ideal for entertaining or for use as a hobby room. Made from high quality, planed tongue and groove boarding with plenty of safety features, the Miami is delivered free to the UK mainland with all fixtures, fittings, roof felt and assembly instructions within 15-20 working days.

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