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A Room For All Seasons

The term “Summerhouse” can often be misleading. Summerhouse infers a building that is for use in the garden during the summer months. However, with Chelsea Summerhouses being offered with lining and insulation and having electricity and heating installed, there is absolutely no limit to the seasonal enjoyment of the Summerhouse. There is a growing trend towards using Summerhouses in all weathers and this makes perfect sense. On a practical level, Summerhouses are a very cheap way of extending living space. But it is so much more than that, Summerhouses are a touch of luxury, more importantly an affordable touch of luxury. A space that can be used solely for purpose, for relaxing, for dining, or socialising. Because it is a ...

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Transform Your Garden with a Chelsea Summerhouse

If you’re keen on your garden, you’ll be used to planning ahead. If you also love relaxing in your garden, don’t neglect this important aspect – plan for it too! Luxury Chelsea Summerhouses are the perfect way to maximize your garden enjoyment. From traditional-style to vibrant, contemporary garden rooms, a summerhouse extends the season of sitting outdoors, relaxing and entertaining in your garden. Before you choose your perfect summerhouse, consider its setting and how you’ll be using it. It’s your garden and anything goes, but think about harmonising with your home and garden. Will you be mainly relaxing, dining, or partying in this summerhouse? Choose location, size, shape and design details accordingly. The are many sizes and shapes of Summerhouses ...

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Planning on Adding a Summerhouse to Your Garden

Are you considering adding a summerhouse to your garden, well January is the perfect time to do so. Most people don’t consider any garden alterations until the weather improves in spring time but January/ February are really a better time to plan any additions to your garden. Not only does it give you something to look forward to and think about in the bleak winter months but as our summerhouses are all handcrafted, they have a leadtime of 8 weeks. So why not take advantage of winter offers and receive delivery of your summerhouse at the beginning of spring giving you more time to enjoy living indoors…outdoors. Each of our designs can be adapted for a variety of purposes including ...

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Why Choose a Cedar Summerhouse

All Chelsea Summerhouses are handcrafted using Western Red Cedar which is known for its durability and resistance to the elements. Slow grown and naturally durable, Western Red Cedar has one of the longest life spans of any off the timber species as it is naturally resistant to moisture, decay and insect damage. The benefits of Cedar are; It’s stunning – Western Red Cedar has a rich grain and a striking colour, which makes it the material of choice where a beautiful finish is important. It’s warm colouring is complimented by a uniform, fine-grained texture with a satin lustre. Recognisable by its fine straight grains, reddish tones and pleasant fragrance cedar is our preferred choice where aesthetic appeal, durability and weather resistance are important. Cedar is renowned ...

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Case Study – Windsor Summerhouse Installed in Lancashire

Windsor Summerhouse installed in November 2014 Following the severe storms early in 2014 we lost a number of large trees and were left with an area in the garden that needed a centre piece. Our landscaper suggested a gazebo but upon further investigation we decided a summer house would be more fitting. We then had the task of deciding which one. After a lot of research Chelsea came out on top. Why? Excellent materials offering longevity, choice of styles, visually impressive and traditional construction. The planning permission was handled by Chelsea with a minimum input from us. Our Windsor duly arrived on the appointed day and the build was handled in the most professional manner with minimal disruption. Thank you ...

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Why Choose A Chelsea Summerhouse?

Every Chelsea Summerhouse is handcrafted in Western Red Cedar so if you are looking for a premium quality wooden summerhouse to transform your garden,  look no further than Chelsea Summerhouses. Every garden needs a refuge from the sun or shelter from the rain so why not relax in one of our stunning summerhouses. Our range encompasses eight designs varying in size from small neat summerhouses to large and airy outdoor rooms. All of our summerhouses are made to the highest standard, each with their own unique detailing that can be adapted for a variety of purposes. Clients can choose the design, colour and size that reflect their own individual style to match their home and way of life. Our quality ...

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A Room For All Seasons

Part of the quintessential country garden for generations, and more and more an urban retreat from the pace of city life, summerhouses are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the season. By adding a Chelsea Summerhouse to your garden you can create an extra room to use all year round if you opt for a  fully insulated, double glazed building. We also offer the option of an electrical pack, which comprises of 2 double sockets, ceiling light and switch. With the increasing need for extra space but the exorbitant cost of moving house,  A Chelsea Summerhouse offers the perfect solution whether you want to create a home office, garden dining space or even just your own snug. Summerhouses ...

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New Summerhouse Model

The Abingdon Summerhouse The Abingdon Summerhouse was designed to provide a large outdoor room for entertaining or as an office, as a dining setting, the possibilities are endless. Available in 2 different sizes, it is the perfect garden addition for use in every season. With glazing to five sides, this building is light and airy, offering a perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the natural elements all year round, whatever the weather.

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The History of the Chelsea Summerhouse – Designs Steeped in Heritage

Above: An extract from an Amdega Newsletter in the early 1990’s The History of the Chelsea Summerhouse – Designs Steeped in Heritage Chelsea Summerhouses Limited was established in May 2011 following the administration of Amdega Limited. The two Directors of Chelsea Summerhouses had over 36 combined years working for Amdega and recognised that Amdega’s best product was the ‘Chelsea’ range of garden buildings. In 1989 Amdega purchased a company called L F Knight of Reigate, a company that had been manufacturing garden buildings and exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show since the early 1900’s. These designs have stood the test of time and are the ‘original summerhouse’ that many other companies have tried to imitate. These designs are now manufactured by ...

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