The 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse is the kind of small summer house that is just perfect for gardens that are a little bit short on space, but want to have somewhere that is big on fun. This charming summerhouse provides you with just the right amount of space for a couple of chairs, a table and of course a place to keep your wine and other drinks and snacks. With its very inviting door and generous selection of windows and that glorious overhang. This is a summerhouse that really is going to stand out in your garden in a great way and give you many years of use.
Clearly this is a summerhouse that is very easy on the eyes. But thanks to the materials used and the clever design, this small summer house is also very strong. The gorgeous cladding they have used for the walls is 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding which is solid and will keep the water out. Connected to this and keeping everything together is a frame that is 28 mm x 28 mm and it will ensure the whole summerhouse stays strong for many years. With a modern style and solid design. This is a summerhouse that is sure to be a huge seller.
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9/10
Ease Of Installation9/10
Value For Money8.5/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Summerhouse Type And Roof Size
At 6 x 6 the 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse is the small summer house for you if you are looking for a spot to relax in your garden, but do not have a huge amount of room. The width is 6 feet 6 inches, but this does include the overhang so you are looking at a little under 6 feet of floor space. The depth is 5 feet 8 inches so as you can see this is one very snug summerhouse that will require you to plan things out just right so you can get the most of the space. The height is quite impressive as the ridge height is 6 feet 11 inches so you have plenty of headroom right along the middle. At the eaves there is 5 feet 9 inches of height which is a couple of inches more than we are used to seeing so that is good.
Keeping your head and the rest of the items you have inside the summerhouse dry is a roof that is made with 8 mm thick solid sheet boarding. To be fair this is the kind of boarding we would expect on a small summer house at this price range. This boarding is covered with some black sand felt and in all it is more than equipped to take on our harshest winters. One thing we must mention about the roof is the very smart looking overhang. It is going to give the front of the summerhouse a little bit of protection and it also enhances the overall look as well.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
Even though this is relatively modestly priced, the 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse has some very high end cladding. They have gone for 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding that has a very smooth look to it. This type of cladding will not let the rain inside and it is great at keeping out draughts as well.
So that you will be able to enjoy this small summer house for a very long time. A strong 28 mm x 28 mm frame has been used. This is a great frame and at this price it is fantastic that they have used a frame like this. At 28 mm x 28 mm the frame is strong enough to make the summerhouse very robust, but at the same time it does not stick out a whole lot. So you do not have to worry about it eating into your precious space.
We know that 8 mm thick solid sheet boarding is not the prettiest kind of flooring in the world, but it is still strong enough that it can take a lot of weight and in general it gets the job done. If you do not like the look of it then a rug or even some cheap vinyl flooring is a great way to cover them up.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
One of the biggest surprises about the 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse was the fact that the wood has been pressure treated. This means that right of the bat it is good to go and you do not have to spend time treating it and then trying to get all of the wood treatment out of the grass that you have just spilled. The pressure treated wood ensures the summerhouse will stay rot free and with very little effort needed from you.
As this small summer house has been pressure treated they feel confident enough to give you a generous 15 year anti rot guarantee which gets two big green thumbs up from us.
Doors And Windows
One of the interesting design features of this summerhouse is the door. We are very used to seeing double doors on summerhouses, even smaller ones like this, but instead they have gone for just a single door and we must say that we actually really like it. The door is a mixture of vertical cladding and two styrene windows and it works very well. At 2 feet 2 inches wide, you still have more than enough room to get in and out of easily.
As well as the two windows that are on the door, there are another two windows each side of it. These are just a tad smaller and they go very well with the door. These windows are all fixed and made with some fairly strong styrene. The whole front of the summerhouse thanks to these windows looks very inviting, but we do wish there were one or two on the sides.
Security And Privacy
They give you two pad bolts with the 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse so you can safely and securely lock up the outside. Plus one can be used to lock the door from the inside, so if there is ever a zombie apocalypse and you need a place to run and hide to then this could be it. Of course the windows may be a problem, but in general this is one very secure small summer house.
Most of the top half of the summerhouse is made from windows so if you have this facing the street or the neighbours then you will not have much in the way of privacy. But as all of the windows are on one section, you could always position the summerhouse so it is not facing where people can be nosey and look in.
Customisation Options And Extras
They are not offering any customisation options with this summerhouse. While we like the natural look of it, if you want something a bit brighter or out there, then we suggest you have a think about using a coloured wood treatment. Of course as the wood is pressure treated, wood treatment is not necessary, but if you are going to paint it you might as well use a paint that is also a wood treatment for that extra bit of protection.
Only one extra is offered with this and that is a solar light, which is reasonably priced at £11.69.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
While this is a somewhat budget summerhouse, we do feel that they have done as good a job as possible and the fact it is pressure treated is just the icing on the cake.
Longevity Of Materials9/10
With the wood being pressure treated this is going to last a very long time. Best of all the pressure treatment process means that you will not need to give it as much TLC as you would another summerhouse.
6 x 6 is a rather small area to play with so you will have to be very crafty with your organisation. Still with the right planning, you will be able to push this space you have very far.
Ease Of Installation9/10
With the help of a friend who does not whine and complain too much, you are looking at 6 – 8 hours at the very most. It is a fairly easy DIY job so even people who usually shy away from DIY projects should be fine.
Value For Money8.5/10
We have seen other similar sized summerhouse come it at more than this and some come in lower, but we feel this one here is right in the middle and the asking price is actually quite fair.
Final Thoughts: The 6 x 6 Sherborne Summerhouse is a small summer house that certainly does give off a very strong first impression. It has just such a high quality look to it, which considering the fair price makes it even more appealing. That pressure treated 12 mm thick tongue and groove shiplap cladding is going to stay looking great for many years. Also the pressure treatment process means that this will require very little upkeep from you. Now this is a small summerhouse, even by small summerhouse standards, but for those who are really short on space in your gardens, this could be just what you need.