Ways to Make the Most of your Larkspur Summerhouse
If you are looking for a great way to increase your enjoyment of the outdoors and a fantastic space to relax in your spare time, look no further than a summerhouse. With a Larkspur Summerhouse, you can achieve this in considerable style. Although it tucks away neatly in a corner thanks to its space-saving design, the Larkspur still has what it takes to catch the eye immediately and become the focal point of your garden. As a beautiful spot to enjoy dinner and drinks against the stunning backdrop of your garden, nothing beats a summerhouse. Alternatively, for a livelier gathering of friends and family for a BBQ or garden party, the charm of the Larkspur makes it the ideal backdrop for any get-together. Many of our previous customers have also purchased a summerhouse as a space for their hobbies. If you are looking for a quiet and inspiring spot to read or to do some writing, or even for a stylish home music studio, look no further than a Larkspur Summerhouse. Whatever use you have in mind, we have no doubt that you’ll love spending time in your new summerhouse.
Why Others Tell us they Love the Larkspur
The Larkspur immediately catches the eye of visitors to our showsite and many of our previous customers because of its distinctive roof design and pointed roof overhang. Whereas most corner summerhouses have a flat or pent roof, the Larkspur stands out, and this charming roof has seen it become very popular among customers. The full-length glazed double doors and two side windows let in buckets of natural light, as well as offering open views of the rest of your garden when inside. Combined with the generous roof height, the interior feels spacious, airy and bright, making spending time in the Larkspur a real pleasure. The wide opening double doors will also allow easy access, for large items of furniture for example, and can be thrown open to make the interior breezy and cool. Many of our customers choose to personalise their summerhouses to suit their style and tastes.
The Larkspur boasts a number of excellent features that make it a summerhouse of real quality. Its 12mm thick tongue and groove walls ensure a sturdy building with an interior that is well weather protected. Tongue and groove cladding gives fantastic protection against the elements and is a real sign of a quality summerhouse. Plus, the Larkspur has a 12mm thick tongue and groove floor and roof, a further indication of its quality when many summerhouses in this price bracket will use cheaper, less robust and uglier alternatives. The use of tongue and groove boards for the roof and floor also seals the inside tightly away from the elements and gives you a floor that can withstand heavy loads. Green mineral roof felt is supplied as standard to provide extra weather resistance plus an added barrier to damp and rot. The building is supported by 44mm x 44mm framing, which gives the building great strength and ensures it will stand up to the test of time. The double doors open wide for easy access and feature a mortise lock and key, meaning you have extra peace of mind when leaving items in your summerhouse overnight. With a 10 year anti-rot guarantee completing the package, you can be certain that you are purchasing a summerhouse that will become a feature of your garden for years to come.
About the Timber
You will be impressed by Shire’s use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber building starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine (pinus) as this is widely available for a very cheap price, however all of Shire’s garden buildings are constructed using high quality spruce (picea) and is sourced from Siberia and Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance. Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. This timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British and Eastern Europe’s timber, being slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far fewer knots. The timber used on Shire’s products is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers. Spruce is therefore the timber of choice for companies such as Shire who always look to produce the best garden building.
Established in 1945, Shire is the country’s leading, and one of the oldest established, manufacturers of garden buildings. Shire benefit from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech, through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. At peak times they produce thousands of buildings a week. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses. Their production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities for many of their ranges, an advanced high speed timber planing mill, modern well equipped joinery production facility and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up to date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money garden buildings in the UK.