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Summerhouses – an extension of your home…

A summer house or summerhouse has traditionally referred to a building or shelter used for relaxation in warm weather, nowadays a summerhouse is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the season. Summerhouses are idyllic hideaways to… relax, dine, play, work, read, write… as well as forming an essential focal point to enhance the setting of your home. Gone are the days when summerhouses were simply shady spaces for whiling away the long summer days with a good book; now, summerhouses can be anything you want them to be – from an art studio to a home brewery. Whether you want to get away from it all with your very own relaxation space, or use your time productively for a hobby, a summerhouse can be ...

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Add Your Own Garden Hideaway

A Chelsea Summerhouse evokes all that is best about the garden in summer. Handmade in Western Red Cedar, a summerhouse or gazebo provides an idyllic garden hideaway: a place where once can escape from the pressures and interruptions of everyday life, and relax. The summerhouse has a rich history. George Bernard Shaw did much of his writing in his, whilst summerhouses often featured in the works of Charles Dickens. In ancient China, mandarins would retreat to their summerhouses to rejuvenate and seek inspiration and wisdom from the natural surroundings of the garden. In Japan the pavilion/ gazebo was the favoured place in which to celebrate the tea ceremony and the occasion spot of meditation. Today, summerhouses remain very much part ...

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Case Study – Kingston Summerhouse installed in Liverpool

After researching the market thoroughly, Mrs Francis from Liverpool ordered a Kingston Summerhouse to sit in the corner of her garden that currently wasn’t used. After deliberation leaded double glazing, full insulation and an electrical pack were chosen so they could use the summerhouse all year round with an Orchid White paint finish to fully compliment their walled garden. The finished summerhouse looks amazing… Just a note to tell you how thrilled I am with my new summerhouse it is Beautiful. The installation was so well orchestrated by your fitters, nothing was too much trouble and it showed in the results. Thank you all, I get pleasure from seeing each morning in the space that was never any use as ...

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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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