Summer houses are stylish wooden buildings which offer versatile indoor space right in the heart of your garden. Relax and enjoy the garden in a traditional building, or create a focal point with a contemporary summerhouse from our stylish, modern range. ...
Summer houses are stylish wooden buildings which offer versatile indoor space right in the heart of your garden. Relax and enjoy the garden in a traditional building, or create a focal point with a contemporary summerhouse from our stylish, modern range. Our clever corner summerhouses are ideal for maximising garden spaces. Easily customisable to suit your needs, summer house sheds are suitable for use as a hobby room, home gym, art studio, or relaxing retreat from which to enjoy your garden.
Our extensive collection of garden summer houses ranges from 7ft x 7ft all the way up to a generous 13ft x 9ft with options including pent or apex roofs, double-doors, and integrated side sheds. Check out our summer house buying guide to help you decide which option is the right one for you.
Summer House types
Classic summer house designs feature apex roofs, large windows, and double doors, with some options offering a covered veranda with attractive bannisters. Alternatively, opt for our a contemporary pent-roof model, which features corner summer houses, summer houses with built-in side sheds, and even an option featuring a covered space suitable for your hot tub.
Log Cabin Summer Houses
With a traditional interlocking board design, a log cabin summer house is the perfect choice if you're looking for robust construction with a choice of thicknesses, whilst still offering a range of styles. With traditional log cabin summer houses, as well as contemporary styles, you'll be sure to find the ideal aesthetic for your garden.
Insulated Summer Houses
If you're looking for something to use all year round, an insulated summer house is the perfect choice. Whether it's to be used as a home office, or a place for your business, an insulated summer houses offers you full usage without the requirement of a costly home extension or planning permission.
Traditional Wooden Summer Houses
The classic summer house design, with a pitched roof, has plenty of headroom and large windows, which let in lots of light. Traditional summer houses are available in a range of sizes and styles, including those with gable end double doors, side elevation bi-fold doors, and deep front eaves with or without a veranda.
Corner Summer Houses
Corner summer houses are not only a great way to optimise your use of the outdoor space at your disposal but also look very stylish. With double doors and large side windows, they allow for a flood of natural light, and when you choose a corner summer house with a side shed, you get the benefit of all that storage space too.
Summer House with Side Shed
Choose a summer house with a side shed and solve the problem of garden storage without having to invest in two separate garden buildings. Offering plenty of space to pack away tools and equipment or bicycles and children’s toys, you’ll be able to enjoy your new summer house without having to overlook an untidy garden.
Contemporary Summer Houses
Contemporary summer houses in the Waltons range have attractive pent roofs and large double doors. Combining the rustic warmth of natural wood with a more modern design gives your home and garden a stylish lift, and when you choose a contemporary summer house with a generous side shed, you get the added benefit of plenty of built-in storage space.
If you’re struggling to decide which summer house design is best suited to your needs, please check out our guide 8 Ways To Use Your Summer House, in which we showcase how Waltons’ customers have put their summer houses to good use.
Summer House Questions
Why buy a summer house?
In addition to being a great way to add space to your home, summer houses also offer a number of benefits.
Whether you're looking for a peaceful retreat, a fun entertainment space, or a practical storage area for garden tools and equipment, a summer house is the perfect solution. It’s also a great way to add value to your property. If you ever decide to sell your home, a well-built summer house can be a strong selling point, as it offers additional living space without the need for a costly extension.
Even on those days when the weather isn't great, you can still have time outside in your summer house. This can be especially useful if you have children, as it gives them a space to play and be creative without being cooped up indoors.
If you're considering adding a summer house to your garden, you may have some questions about the process. Here are some of the most common questions and answers to help you make an informed decision - and if you need more info, check out our free summer house buying guide.
How do I choose the right summer house for my needs?
First consider the available space in your garden, as well as the intended use of the summer house. If you plan to use it as a storage area or workshop, you may need a larger building, but a smaller model may be suitable for a reading nook or outdoor dining area. Budget and design preferences are also important aspects of the decision-making process.
Do I need planning permission for a summer house?
Most summer houses don’t require planning permission as they fall under the category of outbuildings, which are considered to be permitted developments. However, there are a few conditions to be met – our guide to garden building planning permission can help out here. If you have any doubts, or are considering more specific requirements, it’s best to consult with your local planning authority.
How do I maintain my summer house?
Regular maintenance includes cleaning the exterior and interior, checking for leaks, and treating the wood with preservative. Keep the surrounding area clear of debris and foliage to prevent any damage to the structure. Our free garden building maintenance guide gives you plenty of handy tips on how to look after your summer house.
Can I use my summer house all year round?
Yes – if you ventilate, insulate and heat your summer house, you can use it any time you like, whatever the temperature outside.
How long will my summer house last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can get years of enjoyment from your summer house.
Can I install utilities in my summer house?
Yes – you can install electricity, plumbing and internet connectivity to your summer house. This is particularly useful if you plan to use it as a home office, studio or guest house. However, it is recommended to hire a professional electrician and plumber to ensure safety and compliance with building regulations.
How do I secure my summer house?
To ensure the safety and security of your summer house and its contents, it is recommended to install locks and a security alarm. You should also avoid keeping valuable items in your summer house, and consider adding security lighting around the perimeter.
A summer house is a fantastic addition to any garden, providing a versatile and practical space for a variety of purposes. With the vast range of designs, sizes, and styles available, there is something to suit every taste and budget. Invest in a summer house, and you can enjoy more quality time in your garden and increase the value of your property.
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