This is a real beauty, a corner summerhouse which will turn heads in your garden. Constructed out of tongue and groove cladding so it is strong, durable and will last for years. It has plenty of windows and large double doors complete with glass panes so there is plenty of light and as they can be opened, you can let plenty of fresh air inside. You’ll be hard pressed to leave this stunner as it’s the ideal place to relax after a hard day’s work where you can sit with a glass of wine or even watch the match in peace and quiet. This comes with a 10 year anti rot guarantee and is home delivered.
While the first thing you will notice will probably be that lovely and smooth tongue and groove shiplap cladding, the whole summerhouse is actually very well made all the way through. The pent roof will keep the rain out and on the inside it is supported with a very clever cross frame. Under your feet there is some very strong tongue and groove boarding which as well as being able to take a lot of weight, look fantastic. The whole summerhouse is going to be kept solid thanks to an impressively thick frame.
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How We Rate It
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
Ease of Installation8/10
Value for Money8/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Here we have the truly incredible and dare we say, awe inspiring, 10 X 10 Shiplap Timber Summerhouse. We really were blown away by this summerhouse. It offers you just an amazing amount of room inside and the design is just fantastic and we feel that from the first look, you just know this is high quality through and through. Both the width and the depth are over 9 feet of course this is a rather interesting shape so the exact dimensions of the inside are hard to give you, but you will have at the very least 9 feet of depth and width to make use of. We feel that that this large amount of space will make spending time in here just amazing and no matter if you want to put in a table just like in the pictures and use this as a place to enjoy a nice romantic meal or if you want to put in a comfy sofa, a small TV and just use this as a place to relax, you will have enough room to do this. The height is just right at 7 feet 5 inches, giving you plenty of headroom so you can walk around and even have high shelving in here to help with storage.
We really love the pent roof that they have gone with as it slopes down towards the back meaning all the rain will run off away from the door. The roof is made with some solid sheet boarding and this is supported with a very interesting cross frame to offer additional support. While we would have rather seen some attractive looking tongue and groove boarding for the roof, we do love how this large cross frame looks and think that does make the solid sheet boarding look better. Covering the boards is high quality roofing felt, but unless you are a giant then you will not really be able to see it from ground level.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We really like how solid and smooth the tongue and groove shiplap cladding is that makes up the walls. They really have done a fantastic job in making these some very strong walls, but also ensuring they have a friendly and classy look to them. Shiplap cladding is always a great design choice as it gives you protection from the rain, but there is no denying that it also looks amazing.
We have used our eagle eyes and can see that inside the summerhouse they have used some very thick and robust framing inside here. We already touched on how they have used a strong cross frame for the roof and as you can see from the pictures, a solid frame is used for the whole structure. They have double framed corners which is always something we love as it just gives it that little bit more oomph in the strength department. With this frame, we are confident that as long as you treat the summerhouse right, you will get many years of enjoyment out of this.
For the floor we thought that they might have gone with the same solid sheet boarding which is used for the roof, but actually as you can clearly see they have used some very high quality and very nice looking tongue and groove boarding for the floor. Not only will this be able to take a lot of weight and feel solid when you are inside it also goes with the design of the summerhouse very well.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
That gorgeous planed timber will undergo a dipped basecoat treatment before it is sent to you. This will look after the wood in case it is hammering down with rain during delivery and installation, but it is only for the short term. You will want to give it a coating of wood treatment yourself once you have built it and then on a yearly basis after this. Doing this will keep that smooth timber in great condition.
To make use of the ten year anti rot guarantee, you must treat the summerhouse.
Doors And Windows
It is pretty impossible not to notice those huge double doors right on the front on the 10 X 10 Shiplap Timber Summerhouse. These are made very well and each door has a large window in it that lets you look right into the summerhouse. These doors when open will make getting things like a table and chairs in very easy. The hinges used on the door are very high quality and so is the door handle which is a very charming feature as they have gone for a very old style of door handle.
In addition to the windows which are on the door, there is a large window on each side of the summerhouse. These windows are made with glass as are the ones of the door so you will want to keep the kids and their footballs away from here. One thing we really liked was how the windows on the side could actually be opened. This will be ideal for those hot summer nights when you are having a few friends over for a couple glasses of wine.
Security And Privacy
We mentioned how much we loved the old school door handle that they have used, well as great as this is it does not actually come with a lock. Adding a padlock would be no hassle at all so if you do have a TV to something expensive in here, you will want to look into adding a little bit of security.
We really love the design of this summerhouse, but those gorgeous windows all over the front do not allow for any privacy. We do feel that a set of blinds or even some classy curtains would offer privacy and also not have a negative effect on the overall look of the summerhouse.
Customisation Options And Extras
They are not offering any customisation options with this, but you could always have a little fun making that planed timber a little darker, lighter or even a totally different colour.
Apart from the padlock for the door, we really cannot think of anything else extra that you will need to buy, which is not a bad thing at all.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
Sure we would have loved to have seen some tongue and groove boards for the roof, but the cross frame makes up for that in a way and in general this is a very high quality summerhouse.
Longevity of Materials8.5/10
You will need to give this a coating of wood treatment, but you do this and give it a little TLC and you will be able to enjoy this for many years.
At 10 x 10 this is a large summerhouse which will have more than enough room for you to chill on your own or even have a few drinks with some friends.
Ease of Installation8/10
This is going to take a while to build and you will need a friend to help. We think about 6 hours is a good time to have this built, but do not rush it, follow the instructions and have a break if you start to get stressed and the whole process will be much more fun than you would think.
Value for Money8/10
This is something of a high priced summerhouse, but due to the impressive size and the high quality materials used in its design. We actually do feel that this is very good value for money.
Final Thoughts: With its very spacious interior and that gorgeous exterior, the 10 X 10 Shiplap Timber Summerhouse really is one of the most eye catching summerhouses we have seen in a while. The room inside is just fantastic and we are sure you will have a great time in designing the interior. Due to the impressive materials used, you will feel comfortable storing a few more pricy items inside and the strong frame will ensure the whole structure stays robust for many years. We know that the price is not low, but when you take into account all the things this summerhouse does right. Then really it is a very good deal and something which we would suggest maybe saving up for before you go ahead and just buy that cheaper summerhouse.