Summer House Styles
Corner Summer House
For compact or unusually shaped gardens, a corner summer house could be the perfect fit. These models feature multi-directional windows to maximise natural light and provide a great solution for those who want an indoor garden nook that doesn’t have a large footprint.
Modern Summer House
If you gravitate towards a contemporary or minimalist aesthetic, then our modern summer houses will make an excellent addition to your garden. With clean lines and full pane windows, these modern models have sleek exteriors that upgrade any outdoor space.
Traditional Summer House
By contrast, our traditional summer houses are ideal for those who prefer a classic style. With the option for featured Georgian windows and an apex roof, these designs look particularly at home in traditional English gardens.
Octagonal Summer House
With their eye-catching shape, our octagonal summer houses add a feeling of luxury to your outdoor space. Their angular design allows for strategic window placement to let in extra light, making them suited to a wide range of uses.
Garden Summer House Uses
Thanks to their many different uses, summer house sheds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for households in need of additional space. After the huge increase in homeowners who are now remote or hybrid working, one of the most popular uses we see for a garden summer house is a home office. Our summer houses are a great place to find focus and take calls outside the bustle of the house, particularly with larger and more robust models, which are insulated enough to use all year round.
But our summer houses also make a great place for you to relax. You could pass the time working on your favourite hobbies, by turning your summer house into a garden studio, workshop, or home gym. Depending on how you intend to furnish your summer house, you could even use it as somewhere to entertain during a summer barbecue or garden party, or somewhere your kids can have a little more privacy without straying too far.
On top of this, you can simply use your summer house for its storage capacity — somewhere to keep sharp garden tools out of reach or stash your patio furniture over winter.
What sizes are available?
Tiger summer houses are available to order in a whole host of sizes, so there’s sure to be a model right for your space. Before you choose a particular size, it’s well worth checking if you’ll need planning permission for your summer house, as the scale and location of the build can make all the difference here.
Small Summer Houses
Ideal for super compact gardens with a little room to spare, our small summer houses span 6x6 and 6x8 to 7x7. These models offer an excellent storage solution, or a cosy nook where you can relax away from the house, with a garden view.
Medium Summer Houses
In the middle of our range, there are several options for medium summer houses, going from a fairly modest 8x6 and 8x8 to the more roomie 10x8 and 12x8 builds. These models are great for midsize gardens.
Large Summer Houses
At the top end of our summer house collection, we offer models as large as 12x10, 14x10 and even 20x10. These super spacious builds are the most versatile available and are especially suited to customers looking for a light, airy home office.
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Summer House Maintenance
Ventilation and Weatherproofing
There are several steps you can take in terms of maintenance, in order to keep your summer house in the best condition possible and help it last decades to come.
For instance, we recommend that for summer houses, you opt for your timber to be pressure treated to maximise the resilience of the wood. To keep your summer house waterproof, it’s also vital to ensure that the summer house is built on the appropriate base, and that the roof is regularly tended to (including clearing your gutters). You could also consider adding other damp-proofing measures, like insulation or the installation of a damp-proof membrane.
Properly ventilating your summer house will help to keep damp at bay too, and you’ve got several to choose from. You could regularly air out your summer house the old-fashioned way, or fit air vents to improve air flow – you could even add an electric fan if you’re planning to have your cabin wired in.
Painting and Customisation
Tiger summer houses are also highly customisable – not just in terms of their design but in terms of how you decorate and set them up after they’re fully built.
Painting your summer house with a proper waterproof wood paint has the double advantage of improving weather resistance and upgrading the appearance of your build. Then there’s summer house lighting to consider: will natural light be enough for your plans, or is it a good idea to add lamps or overhead lighting? You can add various utilities to your build, so lighting powered by the mains is a possibility, and you may even want to think about adding a Wi-Fi signal booster if you’re planning on working from your summer house, or running water if you’d like to have access to tea and coffee while you’re out there.
Still not feeling sure enough to make a decision? Have a read through our Summerhouses Explained guide to find out more.