Make the most of every inch of your garden with a space-saving corner summer house. Thanks to the clever angular design, these stylish summer houses tuck neatly into a tired corner and offer a bright vantage point from which to enjoy your outside space. ...
Make the most of every inch of your garden with a space-saving corner summer house. Thanks to the clever angular design, these stylish summer houses tuck neatly into a tired corner and offer a bright vantage point from which to enjoy your outside space.
Find your dream summer house from the variety and shapes and sizes at Waltons. Made from 12mm shiplap timber or interlocking log boards and available in cosy 7ftx7ft models through to larger buildings with side sheds, there’s a corner summer house for every garden. Read our summer house buying guide for helpful advice, and see the FAQs below.
Why buy a corner summer house?
Corner summer houses use space very efficiently, giving you all the additional living accommodation you need without taking over your entire garden. Not only do they give you extra space for work, hobbies, exercise or relaxation, their sleek and modern design transforms an awkward or neglected corner into a real focal feature. Paint your new summer house a bold and striking colour or go for something cool and contemporary.
The shape of a corner summer-house makes them particularly light and bright. With plenty of window space too, they provide stunning views of the garden and a real connection with nature.
What are the best ways to use a corner summer house?
Summer houses are versatile buildings that are ideal for multiple uses. Filled with natural light, they make excellent hobby rooms, second living rooms, yoga studios or play rooms. If you want to work from home over the summer holidays, they provide a quiet place to maintain a healthy life-work balance. And if you like to entertain, your corner summer house is the perfect place to host summer parties, barbecues and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
What is the summer house and side shed combination?
Combining a spacious entertainment area with a side storage shed helps you keep your summer house free from clutter and your garden tidy. Rather than having several separate garden buildings all taking up space, this streamlined option gives you the best of both worlds.
Why buy a corner summer house from Waltons?
Waltons has been manufacturing garden buildings for over 140 years, and our corner summer houses are made in the UK with high-quality, FSC Certified timber. Supplied with a 10-year guarantee, your Waltons summer house is easy to assemble – just slot the panels together using the instructions or watch the video installation guide. Not sure which model best meets your needs? We have a fully-trained and friendly customer service team just waiting to take your call.
Can I use a corner summer house all year round?
Yes, you can use a corner summer house all year round should you opt for a 44mm log cabin summer house. Alternatively, if you install proper insulation, double-glazed windows and heating. However they are mainly designed to be used in the warmer summer months. For an all-year-round option take a look at our luxury insulated garden summer houses.
Can someone install my new corner summerhouse for me?
If you don’t feel comfortable with DIY or don’t have much time, our experienced and professional team can build your summer house for you. Simply choose the installation service when placing your order. Want the complete hands-off option? Choose our ready-painted and installed service and you can move into your beautiful new corner summer house just a few hours after taking delivery. All you need to do is lay the base, choose the paint colour and add furniture.
We hope this has explained the many benefits of a corner summer house. For more help, read our free guide to buying a summer house, or contact our expert customer services team for a chat. Drop us a line or give us a call on 0800 029 1000.
Corner Summer Houses
How to build a base for a summer house
Choose your site and mark it out to check you’re happy with your summerhouse’s final location. Be sure to build a concrete base bigger than the footprint of your summerhouse. Next, clear and level the ground, then dig out to a minimum depth of 150mm. Build a timber frame to the required size, measuring across the diagonals to check for squareness. Check for level and adjust as necessary. Add hardcore to a depth of 75cm, levelling it and tamping it down as you go. Finally, pour the concrete to a depth of 75cm, level, and leave it to dry.
Can you sleep in a summer house?
You can use a summer house as extra sleeping accommodation only if it meets building regulations and you have planning permission in place to allow such use. Most summer houses don’t meet building regs; this is because they’re designed for ‘incidental’ use, which is to say they’re for use as a hobby room, a storage area, a place to sit and enjoy the sunshine, but not for what’s called ‘ancillary’ use – essentially, the things you need a house for – eating, sleeping, bathing etc.
Can you put electricity in a summer house?
Running mains power to your summer house is very achievable. It involves running an underground armoured cable from your property to the summerhouse. Section P of the Building Regs states that installing electricity to outbuildings, including summerhouses, is notifiable, so make sure you appoint a qualified electrician to ensure the works meet building regulations. Begin by reading our guide to getting mains power to your shed, and get busy making a drawing to show the number and location of lights, wall sockets etc., so you’ll have something to show your electrician.
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