Our design team can custom-build a bespoke summer house in any corner of your garden, making ergonomic use of space in a smaller plot, or creating a discreet hideaway out of view of your property. Add a feature such as a woodburning stove and create a cosy retreat you can access all year round. Perhaps you have in mind a unique paint finish or colour combination to create a stunning impact.
A summer house is an outdoor structure designed to enhance your garden space. Typically designed in timber, a summer house is flexible to provide a cool, shaded place to retreat from the summer heat, or a cosy hideaway for cooler spring and autumn days. Ideal for use as a craft room, yoga studio or gym, or even as outdoor bar, a bespoke summer house provides a unique and beautiful space for an idyllic garden upgrade. You can also add supplementary security and aesthetic features. Choose a glass fibre effect or cedar shingle roof, additional windows, or glazed doors to create a light-filled space.
Scotts’ bespoke summer houses can be designed and built in a range of shapes and sizes whether you want to make a splash with a sophisticated corner summer house or stretch out in a luxurious custom-built garden room. Enhance your lifestyle and boost your wellbeing with a hobby room, yoga studio or home office.
Whatever the season, our luxury summer houses can be enjoyed comfortably all year round enabling you to spend more time relaxing in your own, personal garden paradise. All Scotts summer houses are built with craftsmanship using sustainably sourced hardwood which means that they are exceptionally durable and hardwearing. Review some summer house designs here for inspiration on colours, shapes, and sizes.
In recent years, the way we use summer houses has consistently changed and evolved. Your summer house represents an extension to your home and can be used for whatever you desire. Depending on the size and location of your summer house, it could be a wonderful place for indulging in your favourite hobbies such as painting, crafting, or keeping fit. Custom it anyway and it could become your favourite entertaining space or a place to work quietly undisturbed. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
We offer free-standing seating consisting of self-contained storage boxes upholstered in beautiful fabrics. Alternatively, you can simply arrange your own furniture to create a capacious summer house that perfectly suits your taste.
Allow Scotts to help to design the ideal space to bring your vision to life. If you would like some inspiration, take a look at what some of our satisfied customers say. Contact us to start planning your custom, bespoke summer house project, personalised and built just the way that you want it.
Summer houses and garden buildings are regarded as ‘permitted development’ so they do not usually require planning permission, however some criteria apply. Although we cannot provide definitive advice on whether planning permission is required in each individual circumstance, we hope that these guidelines* will assist you.
*The guidelines are intended to give an overview of regulations which may be subject to changes in legislation. We recommend that you contact your local planning authority for specific advice.
Summer houses and garden buildings of all sizes require a firm base constructed on a level surface to promote their stability and longevity. You will need to obtain the base plan for your choice of summer house from Scotts before it is constructed to ensure that the size and dimensions are appropriate.
Alternatively, Scotts offer an innovative and convenient ground screw base that will provide the perfect support your summer house on an uneven surface. Find out more about our ground screw base here.
Your custom-made summer house can be installed anywhere in your garden. Below we look at some of the factors you should consider before making your decision. Think about whether you would like your summer house to be:
- Located to face the direction of the sun or placed in the shade
- Situated in the middle of your garden or in a space-saving corner
Summer houses that are over 2.5m in height must be installed at least 2m from your boundary to comply with planning regulations. Full details are available here.
- Facing the garden or your home
The Scotts rotating base can be selected as an optional extra to allow you more flexibility. Turn your summer house to face the sun or change your vista as required.
- Fitted with a convenient power supply.
The external cladding, wall framing, roof, doors, and windows are manufactured from stable, durable, and dense Red Grandis, a premium quality, sustainably sourced hardwood timber derived from well-managed forests.
The floor is manufactured from high quality PEFC® certified European Redwood which is vacuum pressure impregnated with Osmose Naturewood. All timber is carefully selected to deliver a maximum lifespan.
Our luxury summer house range can be customed with a variety of optional accessories as required. You can custom-design and personalise your summer house with a range of:
- colour finishes
- fabric styles and seating
- roof materials.
In addition, you can select from a number of innovative features including:
- rotating base
- padded lounger insert
- shelf feature
- tongue and groove effect lining
- floor covering
- leaded glass
- underlining to roof
- double glazing and insulation
- solar lighting.
Alternatively, simply ask us about any specific feature that you like to include, and we will create a design to accommodate your vision.
For guidelines and advice on maintaining your building throughout its lifespan, take a look at the Scotts summer house maintenance manual we provide at the time of sale. If you require a replacement copy, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist your decision-making, why not visit our stunning summer house show site at Thrapston which is open from Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays)? We organise several open days at the show site throughout the year. In addition, our summer houses can be seen on display all year round at selected garden centres across the country. Find out where you can view a Scotts summer house here.
Not yet found what you are looking for? Contact our dedicated sales team on 01832 732366 or email email@example.com and we will get in touch.