Placing a summerhouse in the perfect spot is something that needs some thought – but get it right and a dull corner can instantly be turned into a stunning focal point.

Here at Scotts, we listen to our customers and react to current trends and so we have decided to begin making our entire standard range of traditional summerhouses in an ethically sourced hardwood timber.

Our customers are increasingly wanting sustainable materials with high life expectancy, and we believe our new hardwood summerhouses will meet these demands.  They will be officially launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

The hardwood timber, Red Grandis, is native to the east coast of Australia, as it is a subspecies of the Eucalyptus family, and has since spread across the world in the form of plantations, with our timber coming from South America.

It means it is ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, being a 100% FSC® certified hardwood. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) runs a global forest certification system promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. If wood is sourced from FSC® certified forests, we can be assured that the wood products are not only renewable, but that they come from forests that are managed responsibly.

What benefits does Red Grandis offer future summerhouse owners?

Great durability
Increased life span
Fungi and insect resistant
Easy to maintain
Maintenance / painting routine expected to be only every five to seven years – depending on location
Dimensionally stable – less swelling and shrinkage
Free of knots

Due to the durability of Red Grandis, Scotts of Thrapston has also doubled its guarantee for the hardwood summerhouses to 20 years when purchased with a factory applied paint or stain. However, Scotts cannot be held responsible for any maintenance needed for the external joinery elements, including the timber doors and windows.  Click for more information about FSC certification.