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Customer story: Colin and Jill's summerhouse

14 June 2018

In warmer weather, a summerhouse is a welcome retreat to spend your time. The fantastic thing about our summerhouses is that you have a blank canvas to work with. With a little care and attention, you can convert it into the perfect space to suit your own wants and needs. And you can’t go wrong with your very own garden pub!

Waltons customers Colin and Jill wanted to create something special in their garden, and chose to transform the 10x8 Helios summerhouse. We wanted to find out more, and here’s what they told us:

Why did you choose this particular summerhouse?

We decided on our Waltons summerhouse after looking around for something of a suitable size for our needs. We had a particular space we needed to fit one into, so the Helios 10x8 was perfect.

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Summerhouse pre-pub!

What extra work did you do to transform it?

We laid our base and cabled in the external electrical supply and built a small decking around it. The shed was relatively easy to build and once up we ran our lighting and electrical sockets including USB points.

The shed was then insulated and panelled before painting internally and externally, and final fixing our electrics.

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The perfect place to relax!

What inspiration did you have for decorating it?

We have kitted it out internally as a pub complete with oak flooring, seating and a bar area, optics and a fridge and simple shelving. We have also added a fire and a jukebox.

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Colin and Jill have created an amazing bar!

How did you collect all of the beer tap plaques?

All the pub paraphernalia are collected from pubs, friends, and eBay. The pictures and clocks have been collected from our travels abroad and antique shops.

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The pub paraphernalia helps to finish the look!

Do you plan to use your new garden pub all year round? Will you use it to entertain friends and family?

We use the summerhouse all year round even in winter; we have heating and it’s insulated. We have also upgraded the roof covering to EPDM for longevity.

We love to sit in it during snow and rain as well as the summer. We have a big bbq with family and friends, and it then becomes an overnight B&B!

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What a stunning summerhouse!

A lot of love and attention has been poured into this wonderful Helios summerhouse to really make it extra special! By insulating their garden building, it can be used throughout the year, whatever the weather.

We absolutely love how Colin and Jill have completely transformed their space to create their very own pub at the bottom of their garden! Have you got a summerhouse or log cabin that you’ve turned into your very own haven? We’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page.

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