Choosing the Perfect Summerhouse for the Garden

Choosing the Perfect Summerhouse for the Garden
by Spencer Wilkins

Today there are many different types of summerhouses available, which come in kit form, which allows you the chance to construct it yourself. However, it is all well and good seeing a summerhouse you like but there are certain things that the manufacturers of these kits do not take into account when they are producing them.

Therefore, when you are selecting the right kit you need to take a number of different factors into consideration before you make your purchase. Below we take a look at just what these factors are.

1. Location – It is best that you choose a location in your garden into which the summerhouse will sit comfortably. It is best that you place it in a space that is large enough not only to accommodate the building but where you will be able to easily and safely work on the building as you erect it. Also you need enough space around the site that when working on any kind of equipment such as ladders you will not be restricted with regard to getting proper access to the area where you want to work.

2. Your Neighbours – If you are going to be placing the building close to a boundary fence then will you require access via your neighbours garden in order to do so. If you do then it is advisable that you discuss with them first what you are intending to do and whether they will allow you the permission to gain access through their garden in order to erect it.

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3. Height of the Roof – You need to remember to select a site where the roof of the building is not going to be close to any kinds of trees or bushes. Otherwise, you may need to cut back these plants in order to prevent damage being caused to roof of the summerhouse especially in the winter months.

4. Summerhouse Base – As soon as you have chosen the right location for your summerhouse you need to arrange to have a sound, foundation laid on to which it can be erected. The best kind of base for any building that you are going to erect in your garden is a concrete one; simply it provides a solid foundation on to which the frame of the building can be attached to.

5. Erecting the Summerhouse – After the foundation has been laid and before you start to erect the building it is a good idea for you to read through the instructions that have been provided by the manufacturer of the kit. Also during this initial stage, you should look at all the pieces of summerhouse that have been provided to ensure that everyone that is in the kit is there. After you have erected the frame of the building, you should next start to build up its walls. Start off by building up to a height of around 18 inches from the frames base and then you can install the doorframe. Then after this, you should build the walls up further to a height that is about in line with your waist before you install the doors. After this, you can the build up the rest of the walls before you finally put on the roof.

As long as you keep the above pointers that, we have provided above in mind then selecting and erecting the right style of summerhouse for your garden will be much easier. Also, it is important to remember that any building over a certain length including summerhouses may require you to obtain a local building permit in order for you to erect one.

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