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How To Buy A summer House

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A garden house could be a perfect place to meet or even a useful storage area. It could be a tool shed or an outdoor kitchen that is beautiful or a serene work space at home, building materials high-quality and a well-constructed construction are essential.

What is the most important thing to think about when designing a house? Here are some helpful suggestions for those planning on purchasing a shed summerhouse.

1. Planning permission must be obtained as the top priority (where it is required)

Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development that does not require planning permission, with respect to the following restrictions and conditions:

A building should not be constructed on land that is located in front of a wall which is the primary elevation.
Garages and outbuildings must be one storey in height, with the maximum height at eaves of 2.5 metres and an overall height of 4 metres with a double pitched roof, or three metres with every other type of roof.
A maximum height can be set of 2.5 meters in the case of a structure, enclosure or container within 2 meters that is the curtilage of the house that is the main residence.
No balconies, verandas, or raised platforms are allowed (a platform should not be more than 0.3 meters in the height).
A maximum of half the land surrounding the house can be covered by extensions or other structures. *
Within National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as World Heritage Sites, the maximal area that can be covered by enclosures, buildings containers, or pools that are more than 20 metres away from the home is restricted to 10 square meters.
On the designated land, constructions enclosures, containers and even pools along the sides of the property are subject to approval for planning. **
Within the boundaries of listed structures Any outbuilding that is built will require permission for development.

* The phrase “original house refers to the home in its original form or stood on July 1, 1948 (if it was constructed prior to the date). While you might not have constructed an extension on the property, a previous owner could have done so.

*Designated land includes national parks as well as those in the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation areas, as well as World Heritage Sites.

2. Find a suitable foundation your wooden summer home

You can build an outdoor summer house on any type of soil; but, selecting the right foundation for your home is essential. Because wood is a living and natural construction material, it is able to somewhat deform, expand or shrink in time. But, these characteristics aren’t a problem as long as the summer home constructed of wood is constructed on a strong enough foundation and settling that is standard (no additional obstructions or details are put in place).

Foundation types that are recommended:

Blocks or slabs that are set on the base of sand or gravel
Paving stones
A post-and beam foundation
A slab that is monolithic and reinforced concrete

It is important to choose the kind of foundation based on the size of your garden house, soil conditions, and also the nature of the home. The Types 1 and 2 foundations work designed for small and medium garden homes. The construction of such a foundation is feasible for the majority of people. It’s necessary to dig up between 25 and 35cm of soil, then fill it with gravel and sand and place the tiles or blocks. For more than average-sized gardens and wooden summer houses saunas, and other saunas, types foundations 3 and 4 are more suitable. Making these kinds of foundations require specialized expertise and expertise, so it is best to hire a professional.
No matter what kind of foundation you choose, it is essential to understand that a level foundation is essential to ensure longevity and stability of the summer house made of wood.

It’s impossible to construct solid walls on a weak foundation. Neither will windows and doors function properly. In addition the five-year warranty on the manufacturer is also null and void.

3. Summer garden house installation. Self-assembly or hiring a construction firm?

The construction of small and medium-sized garden houses is possible for a skilled DIY enthusiast. The statistics we have compiled show that 9/10 of our customers do the assembly themselves or hire a local expert to assist them. To complete the assembly, you’ll require at two adults with tools (hammer and saw and drill, screwdriver measuring tape, ladder knife and a spirit-level) as well as between one and three days of your time according to your skills and the nature of the project.

If working on construction or gardening isn’t your cup tea or you simply are not able to do it to do it, you are always able to buy a house with an assembly service. The purchase of a house with an experienced assembly service guarantees the best quality and a perfect result.

If you are making a decision We recommend that you evaluate your capabilities and seek advice from experts.

4. Everything you must know about transport and packaging before purchasing an outdoor summer home or a garden house

The summer and garden houses are shipped in rainproof and waterproof packaging. Thus, a garden house can be kept outdoors for a few weeks prior to assembling. Based on the dimensions of the house the box can weigh between 700 to 2,500kg. The crane vehicles, lorries that are equipped with forklifts or regular transport vehicles (provided that the equipment for unloading is present at the location) can be used to transport summer gardens houses. The wood components are all assembled and ready for assembly.

A standard set of house furniture includes:

Impregnated foundation beams
untreated wall beams as well as other wood parts
Floor and roof boards
Doors and windows with glazed glass
fasteners (screws, nails, etc.)
storm braces
Instructions for how to put together the summer garden house

Every wooden part is marked with numbers or are clearly identified for an easy and quick assembly.

5. How do you select the appropriate wall thickness?

The most commonly used wall thicknesses used for gardens include 28mm, 40mm 44mm and 50mm. For larger than average saunas, summer houses and saunas in gardens, walls ranging from 50 and 70mm thick are the most typical.

Wall beams of 28mm generally feature a tongue and groove. These walls are sturdy and long-lasting enough to be used for garden sheds as well as smaller and medium-sized garden houses (a wood structure with up to 10m2 of total floor area). They are available at a reasonable cost.

The 40-50mm wall beams come with two tongues and grooves. They can be used for medium-sized gardens as well as summer houses (covering an area of 8 to 20m2). In comparison to 28mm walls these walls are not just stronger , but also have greater insulation.

In the end the case of 28mm beams, they will be sufficient for the construction of sheds for gardens and smaller gardens (between four and 10m2.). For summer gardens that are larger than 10 square meters, it is suggested that you select an exterior wall thickness of 40mm or more, especially in the event that you intend to install insulation and make use of the house throughout the year. It is recommended to purchase the summer garden home with an exterior wall thickness of at least 44mm, and with windows with insulation for all-year-round use. When it comes to insulating homes the the roof and floor must be the primary focus since about 35-40% of heat is lost from the roofing. A floor that is not insulated is the most common entry point to cold air.

6. Isolated or single-pane windows?

If you purchase an summer garden home to use for the season You can relax by choosing thinner walls and windows with single panes. If you are buying a summer home buy single-pane windows at a reasonable price. It is not possible for you to put in insulated windows in summer gardens with the thickness of a wall that is 28mm. Since walls with thinner thickness provide lower temperatures, the installation of windows that are insulated is irrational.

If you plan to keep your summer home made of wood all year long the windows that are insulated are essential. The home should be also insulated, however you must definitely purchase the garden home with windows that are insulated.

The majority of wooden summer homes that have a wall thickness of 40mm or more have windows that are single-pane. Homes that have an average wall that is thicker than 44mm have windows that are insulated.

7. What size of a garden house is best to purchase?

A multi-purpose garden home will help you save money as well as spaces in the backyard. A wooden summer house that has an outdoor terrace or veranda is less expensive than purchasing the summer garden home and bower in separate purchases. It is the same in comparing the costs of a shed and a wooden summer house, compared to the expense of buying each of the items each.

We recommend you pay attention on the area of your house prior to making the purchase.
A summer home purchase

When purchasing a summer home It is best to consult the entire family members for their opinions and wishes and then figure out the appropriate dimensions of the garden structure in order to have enough room for other activities and hobbies. A garden home can be a long-lasting investment for many years to be.