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Summer Houses Guide

The ideal summerhouse not only will give you somewhere to relax with a good book and a cuppa in warm weather, but can also be a place to entertain guests. What better excuse to show off your stunning new summerhouse than inviting your family and friends round for a barbecue! Not sure what garden building would be best suited to your garden? We've come up with a few options to help you choose.

To help you understand which building will best suit your needs, we're created the ultimate guide to buying a summerhouse, which provide all the information you'll need to make sure you end up with the best summerhouse for you. Download the guide now and give it a read before taking the plunge.


If you're after something a little more modern to add to your garden, then take a look at our 10x8 Helios summerhouse. The Helios is one of our most popular garden buildings, and for good reason! There is ample space, and the style will look great in your garden too. However you decide to use your Helios, it really has that contemporary feel! Why not try embellishing it with some outdoor string lights to give your Helios some shabby chic decoration?

Quaint traditional

Perhaps you prefer a tried and tested way of doing things, so would like a more traditional summerhouse to match? Then look no further than our wonderful 6x6 Buttermere summerhouse. This quaint garden building gives you the perfect place to nestle away with a good book! With its unique octagonal design and smaller size, the Buttermere will look wonderful wherever you choose to place it in your garden.

Super Practical

The 12x8 Contemporary Summerhouse with Side Shed combines style with usefulness. Not only have you got a great space to spend your time, but you can also make the most of your garden building by having it tackle two functions. Or if you'd like to add a shed to your outdoor area, our shed guide can help you find the best building to suit you.

Best for a small garden

You may have a small garden, but that doesn't mean you have to go without a garden building to spend your time in. Make the most of the space you've got available with our 7x5 Bournemouth summerhouse. It may look cosy, but its size is deceptive - you'll have plenty of room to add a chair and coffee table for you to relax in the sunshine, or even to use as your very own garden office.

Best for a big garden

Perhaps you have a bigger garden, so size isn't really an issue when it comes to choosing the perfect garden building for you. While this will give you a lot more options, we recommend taking a look at our new 11x7 Corner summerhouse with Side Shed. Not only does this give you an aesthetically pleasing summerhouse that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbours, it also comes with the handy side shed. So while you're taking a break from your gardening in the main part of the summerhouse, you can keep all of your handy tools next door.

Let us inspire you!

Whichever summerhouse you decide to opt for, there's no doubt that you'll want to decorate it to make it look even more amazing! If you're unsure of how to go about transforming your new garden building, we've got some helpful guides that will inspire you to get painting.

Summerhouse buying guide

Here's a quick preview of what's in the guide - for all the info, download the pdf guide.

Summerhouse styles

Corner, traditional, log cabin, contemporary or garden room - which is best for you? Our guide takes you through the options to help you decide.

Design features

Is overlap enough, or do you need shiplap cladding or something even tougher? What kind of roof will you prefer? Traditional apex, or a contemporary curve?

Doors and windows

Summerhouses can have single, double, stable or bi-fold doors. Read the guide to find out which will suit your needs best.

Foundations and more

It's important to have the right base for your summerhouse. We'll show you the options to help you make the right choice. You'll also need to think about security and potential planning issues - our guide will help here.

Download the guide now, and get all the info you need so that you can choose the perfect summerhouse. And remember, if you're still stuck, give our friendly experts here at Waltons a call on 0800 029 1000.