The 7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House would make a lovely feature and addition to the smaller garden. With views out to the garden through the front of the summer house, there is also a charming stable door feature.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.7/10
Quality of construction10/10
Longevity of material8.5/10
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7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House – Our first impressions
This lovely traditional summerhouse benefits from an apex roof that gives it that traditional feel. Covered in 7 mm overlap cladding, the building is strong against the elements, and capable of withstanding wear and tear. Solid sheet board covers the floor so you can be as active as you want inside the structure.
The roof has a tough and durable felt covering, and the wood itself is FSC approved, so you know you have quality timber that is also sustainable. Best of all, there is a 10-year anti-rot guarantee so you are looking at a durable and tough building that adds value to your garden.
Overall, the Henley Summer House would be a neat addition for the smaller garden, showcasing all of the best features of a bigger summer house, with the addition of the unique stable door.
7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House: Questions you may have
Choosing the right summer house for you and your garden is usually dependent on what you plan to use the summer house for, your budget and the amount of space available in your garden to accommodate the building. In this section we have a detailed look at the Henley summer house’s features and how they enable the summer house to fit into your lifestyle.
Exterior: The Henley has a traditional summer house appearance that would suit virtually any style of garden. Constructed from 7mm overlap cladding, the building is durable and provides weather resistance all year round.
Interior: This 7’ x 5’ summer house is definitely on the smaller size for a building of this type; however a couple of chairs may be placed to make a nice seating area for enjoying views out to the garden. The summer house could alternatively be used for storage or as a potting shed.
Windows: The two windows to the front of the building, are not the biggest windows seen on a summer house, however with the half glazed door they don’t impact views or light. The windows are fixed and do not open or close, however, given that air will circulate from the stable door opening, this needn’t be an issue.
Stable Door: The stable door is a unique and charming feature of the Henley summer house. The flexibility of it is excellent; whether you want the door fully open, half open or closed, the options are all there. The top half of the door is glazed, meaning that even when the door is closed, the garden is always in view.
Security: Depending on your specific use of the summer house, you may or may not require security. Although the Henley doesn’t come with any security fixtures, a simple security device would be easy enough to fit on the door. Security fittings may be purchased independently at a modest price.
7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House: How easy to build?
For all of its charming features, the Henley Summer House is actually a very simple structure that is easy to put together. This is a self-assembly product which will arrive directly to your door in a package that will contain all of the panels, roofing, fixtures and fittings required for easy assembly. It is recommended that two people assembly the summer house due to the size of the parts and for safety reasons. We expect that the Henley could be built within a day by those with a basic knowledge of DIY. Please note that professional home installation is available for those requiring this service.
7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House: What is the overall quality like?
The Henley Summer House is a delightful and attractive addition for any garden. This simply styled garden retreat is constructed from 7mm overlap cladding that gives the summer house a traditional appearance that would suit a range of gardens. The timber is FSC approved and carries a 10-year anti-rot guarantee from the manufacturer on the provision that the building is well-maintained and a timber preservative applied on an annual basis. The half-glazed stable door and windows have 2.5mm styrene glazing, giving the exterior a durable yet smart appearance. Although in its natural timber the building blends into its natural garden surroundings well, there is the opportunity to add a wood colour treatment at a small extra charge. Available in four different colours, why not give your summer house a personality of its own whilst making it a feature within your garden.
7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House: Technical Information
Size when assembled: W = 2.32m (7ft7) D = 1.74m (5ft9) H = 2.26m (7ft5)
7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House: Our final thoughts
The 7’ x 5’ Henley Stable Door Summer House has a traditional appearance with a simplistic yet charming design. Enjoy the Henley as a dining space, a seating area or hobby room; this summer house provides a multi-functional space for the whole family to enjoy. At this amazing price you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the garden from the comfort of the summer house interior all year round and whatever the weather.