This is a real treat if you like the traditional summerhouse look, but are on a bit of a tight budget. This summerhouse is smart and spacious inside, and it has a lovely apex roof that really gives it that traditional feel. There is a lot to like here, and some excellent features beneath the looks that really makes for a high quality purchase. Perfect for relaxing in during the summer heat, and also good for all round pottering around in and general storage.
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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly6.4/10
Quality of construction7.5/10
Longevity of material7.8/10
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Blooma Lumley Shiplap Wooden Summerhouse – First thoughts
You’ll love the traditional look of the summerhouse. It’s a key feature, and it really helps to lift the garden. And talking of lifting the garden, it comes unpainted so you have a blank canvas to play with. This is a great feature, because you can blend the summerhouse in with the garden and make your bold statement if you want to. It’s nice to have the choice, to be honest.
There is a strong and sturdy double door that is double glazed. This is another key feature, and one that we think is made even better due to the fact that is is joinery made. It is perfectly fitted, and extremely good-looking. It basically helps with that traditional feel, but the joinery aspect really makes it a high quality piece.
You even get a nice overhang that acts as the perfect shade in the heat. This covers the front end of the summerhouse, and is a great visual aspect too. And the apex roof is nice and useful when it comes to quicker rain deflection.
Then there is the size. It’s not the largest summerhouse in the world, but somehow that doesn’t seem to matter. You get inside and it feels roomy, and it easily accommodates two people and a table and chairs.
Blooma Lumley Shiplap Wooden Summerhouse: Some questions you may have
What’s the cladding like? It’s shiplap cladding. This looks great, first of all. But you also have cladding that has a little lip in-between planks, so you get some extra rain deflection through this. It’s useful cladding to have on your summerhouse.
Can I install it myself? Due to the size of the unit, this is not a one-person job. You’ll need to ensure that you have someone to help you. That said, it won’t take long to get up and going, because all the fixings are included, and as long as you have good tools and that person to help, it should be easy.
And do I need to treat it? Yes. It has been dipped at the factory, but this means that, if you want to keep its good looks through the years, an annual treatment is required. It’s not hard to do and as long as you follow the instructions you should be fine.
Blooma Lumley Shiplap Wooden Summerhouse: So what’s the quality like?
This is a robust building, make no mistake about that. But it is also a small building. You need to bear in mind that it’s size means that you will have to put in some care on a pretty regular basis. The lack of a pressure treatment means you have to apply an annual coat, but if you don’t mind this it’s fine.
Blooma Lumley Shiplap Wooden Summerhouse: Final thoughts
We like it, mainly because it looks gorgeous. It is a little small, and definitely not one to have the whole family inside. But if you’re looking for a reasonably sturdy summerhouse for two, you’ve just found it.