For anyone looking for a something a little different in a summerhouse, look no further than the 10 x 6 Orchid Summerhouse from Shire. With a stylish curved roof providing a distinctive touch, this charming summerhouse is certain to bring your garden to life and give you a wonderful new place to spend your leisure time.
Ways to Make the Most of your Orchid 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 the Orchid, you can achieve this in considerable style. As a backdrop for a gathering of family and friends during good weather, there is little better than a summerhouse. Certain to become a real talking point among guests, the Orchid can become the focal point of your next summer BBQ. Alternatively, as a quiet spot to dine with one or two loved ones in the beautiful surroundings of your garden, the Orchid would also be ideal. Many also purchase a summerhouse if they cannot find the right space in their homes for their hobbies. So, if you are a keen painter, a model maker, a musician or a fitness conscious individual looking for room for a home gym, look no further than the Orchid summerhouse. However you decide to use it, we are certain you will love making the most of your new summerhouse.
Why Others Tell us they Love the Orchid
The Orchid is a popular summerhouse with those who are looking for something a bit different. With its stylish curved roof, an attractive and unique feature you are unlikely to find on many other summerhouses, the Orchid provides that special something that makes it stand out in the summerhouse crowd. The high quality joinery windows and double doors provide another wonderful feature of this summerhouse that you will struggle to find on other manufacturers’ products. Plus, the almost fully glazed front elevation and two side windows allow in buckets of natural light which, when combined with the generous headroom inside, make the interior feel spacious and airy. Two of these windows are also opening, meaning you can control the temperature inside in all weathers. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their summerhouses and, as you can see from our images of the Orchid, they look fantastic when painted. Shire recommends you use Protek paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Orchid look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber. Whether you love bold, bright colours or a more natural wood finish, Protek have a colour to suit any taste.
The Orchid boasts a number of features that secure its status as a summerhouse of real quality. Its 12mm thick shiplap tongue and groove cladding will ensure that the interior is nicely sealed away from the elements. This construction also promotes the effective run off of water and ensures the Orchid is fully weatherproofed. The Orchid also boasts a 12mm tongue and groove floor, a high quality feature that provides an impressive load capacity, so you can adorn your summerhouse with heavier items of furniture. The roof is made from 8mm thick plywood which is protected by heavy duty green mineral roofing felt, all of which ensures protection against the weather, damp and rot. The building gets its strength from its sturdy 34x34mm framing, so you can rest assured that you have purchased a summerhouse that will last. With ¾ glazed double doors, two opening windows and two fixed windows as part of the package, loads of natural light floods into the Orchid and gives wide open views of your garden. The double doors open wide for easy access and can be securely locked with the mortise lock and key. This whole package is protected by a 10 year anti-rot guarantee, so you know it will be a feature of your garden for years to come. We’re pleased to offer the option of booking our dedicated professionals who will assemble your summerhouse quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included with the shed and construct it yourself.
About the Timber
You will be impressed by Shire’s use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber shed 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.