Contemporary, stylish and with an open feel, the 8 x 8 Barclay Corner Summerhouse from Shire is a fantastic way to get the best out of a neglected or difficult corner of your garden. If you are looking for a bright and beautiful space with great views of the rest of your garden to spend your leisure time in, then the Barclay could be just what you’re after.
At elbec, we are confident that our summerhouses are a great way to make the most of your unused garden space and provide a fantastic spot to relax with family and friends.
Ways to Make the Most of your Barclay Summerhouse
If you have a corner of your garden that is uninspiring at best and dull at worst, the Barclay Summerhouse is the ideal way to bring it to life and put it to good use. Certain to become a real talking point of your garden, the Barclay provides the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the wide-open views of your garden it gives you. Whether you are entertaining guests or just at home with your family, there are few better ways to enjoy some drinks or sit down for dinner than in the attractive surroundings of a Barclay Summerhouse. Alternatively, you may be dreaming of having a bright and stylish space to pursue your hobbies. Whether you’re a keen painter looking for an inspiring art studio or a musician eager to have a space to practice in private, a summerhouse could be just the solution. But the possibilities for how to use your summerhouse don’t end there, and we are certain you’ll love spending your time in the Barclay, however you decide to use it.
Why Others Tell us they Love the Barclay
Admirers of the Barclay are drawn to the elegant, contemporary exterior and the wide-open feel that the double doors and side windows provide. The generous headroom combined with the full-length windows and doors really maximise that bright and open feel on the inside, while providing panoramic views. The rounded effect to the summerhouse provides added charm to its appearance and contributes to those wonderful, open views from the inside of the rest of your garden. But that is not the only reason for this design. It is a design choice that is both attractive and practical, meaning that the Barclay will fit perfectly and look great in almost any corner of any garden. These reasons ensure that the Barclay remains a popular choice for customers looking for a stylish, quality summerhouse at a price that is hard to beat. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their summerhouses and they look fantastic in any colour. Shire recommends you use Protek Paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. Using Protek, you can make the Barclay look exactly how you want while adding extra protection to the timber.
The robust 34mm x 34mm framework used for the Barclay gives this Summerhouse a sturdy feel that you just don’t get with some other summerhouses. The tongue and groove floor gives a great finished look and provides a solid base for you to furnish your summerhouse without worrying about overloading. The slow grown timber used on Shire Summerhouses gives a tighter grain, ensuring extra strength and a longer life for the Barclay. The handcrafted, quality joinery on the tough, styrene glazed windows and doors really add to the excellent overall package. The shiplap tongue and groove construction will also ensure that the inside of the summerhouse is nicely sealed from the elements. The Barclay comes with a 10 year anti rot guarantee, and this combined with the other features mentioned means you can rest assured you will be purchasing a summerhouse that will last. 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 Barclay 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 log cabin starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used for your log cabin. 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 less knots. The timber used on Shire’s log cabins is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers used on log cabins. 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 are 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 log cabins in the UK.