Beat The January Blues

January is often regarded as one of the most depressing months of the year. Christmas is over, and yet the long winter stills stretches out before us. It’s easy to become bogged down with the January blues. But January is also the perfect chance to start afresh, change your outlook, start a new hobby and get excited about the opportunities that lie in the year ahead.

It is a time look to the future, time to look closer to home, and to what changes can be made to vastly improve your property. One such addition is a garden summerhouse.  A summerhouse can create a quiet retreat, a great place for entertaining or an ‘extension’ that can provide extra space for hobbies or a place to work from home.  A summerhouse will  transform your garden and extend your enjoyment of it. Instead of looking at your garden from the house when the weather isn’t ideal you’ll be able to escape to your summerhouse.  Snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a blanket and watch the world go by from the corner of your garden.



To help you choose the summerhouse that’s right for you we’ve listed things below for you to consider;


The location of the summerhouse is likely to dictate the size and style. Whether it is a gazebo that provides a sheltered space in which to sit and enjoy the garden. A corner summerhouse that provides more panoramic views, or a larger design to make full use of the space your garden offers.


Once you have chosen your summerhouse design and your preferred size, a pre-prepared level hardstanding base needs to be created. The base should be solid, flat and level to ensure the stability of your summerhouse, either paving slabs or concrete. A solid concrete base is more permanent and normally more expensive but it provides an excellent base especially for a larger summerhouse. Paving slabs are more practical and cost effective, especially for a smaller summerhouse at the far end of the garden. The base should be no smaller than the floor size of the new summerhouse.

Planning Permission

Chelsea Summerhouses are often asked about planning requirements for installing summerhouses and gazebos. Generally, in most instances planning permission is not required for any garden buildings as they are not classed as permanent structures and they have a use incidental to the enjoyment of the house. If you do need planning permission, don’t worry Chelsea Summerhouses offer a no fee service where we submit any planning applications on your behalf. We liaise with your local authority from start to finish.

Colour Me Beautiful

Once the preparations are in place, it is time to sit back, finalise your summerhouse design, pick your colour and choose your options. Colour is a great device with which to brighten up the garden and create a real talking point.  Last year, the two most popular colours chosen by customers were Pebble Green and Eryngium Blue. You can be as bold as you like, by adding clever planting you can create an instant garden colour theme that can be carried through.

Now is the time to finalise that decision you’ve been pondering throughout 2019, and make 2020 the year you beat those January blues and get the beautiful Cheslea Summerhouse you’ve always dreamed of! Call us on 0800 3317742