20+ Years Experience
Specialist Garden Buildings
Garden summer houses can be an excellent addition to any home, giving you a place to relax and enjoy your garden while still taking shelter from bad weather.
A good summer house can be a place to work, rest, store garden tools, add more storage space, indulge in hobbies, or even just watch your garden surroundings grow throughout the year.
We at the Garden House Company have dedicated our professional lives to building the best garden summer houses on the market, giving our clients bespoke summer houses in Thamesmead that are perfect for their needs.
We are specialist garden summer house installers in March 2024 that can offer you your very own summer house, built bespoke to suit your chosen summer house ideas.
No matter the kind of garden building or garden office you are looking for, we can construct the perfect outdoor building for you, drawing from countless different styles.
We can offer bespoke summer houses for sale, whether you want a modern-style garden summer house or a log cabin-style corner summer house. All our garden buildings are constructed to the same high standard of quality and living space suitability.
We have taken on a huge range of Thamesmead clients in the past, producing everything from small summer houses in the style of a log cabin wooden garage to large summer houses that serve as a quiet retreat in an isolated outdoor space.
We have been building summer houses for over fifteen years. In that time, we have supplied each client with their own summer house – or multiple summer houses – tailored to their wishes.
As a customer service company, first and foremost, we take inspiration from other companies to better our own work. We have used sources like the Taylored Investments limited trading website and the brand Forest Garden to guide some of our bespoke projects. Still, we primarily use our own experience and past work to push our projects forward.
The vast majority of our work is done to an incredibly high-quality standard, earning us a few accreditations along the way. When we construct garden summer houses, we are doing these to a professional standard and with certified professional skills.
We are fully licensed and registered in accordance with the Finance Conduct Authority and the Finance Services Register. We accept all standard funding method options and assumed credit limit (credit subject to our individual deals with clients).
A garden building, like a summer house, can cost a varying amount depending on a range of factors.
Each summer house we construct in Thamesmead is a different style, shape and size. Some are year-round garden houses meant for the winter months, too, whereas others are cheap summer houses for sale that only see use throughout a quarter of the year.
Our experts can work with you to deliver an accurate price quote, updating it as your summer house project changes.
Our garden houses are more than just wooden garages, although some people do get wooden garages from us. Our garden buildings serve as practical summer houses with all of the benefits that you would expect.
This also means that our process of installing summer houses in Thamesmead has benefits of its own. We approach each one of our garden buildings as a bespoke project, tackling it in accordance with what the client wants from us.
We work alongside our clients when dealing with any summer house project, making sure that the planning itself goes smoothly. Most of our summer houses fall under permitted developments, meaning that permission is not necessary.
We can help each client identify the ideal summer house design for their needs, using our own experience to help them find out what they are looking for. Rather than having to search entire store pages to see pre-prepared summer houses, you can work with us to get bespoke summer houses that perfectly meet your needs.
Our planning is a major part of creating a summer house in Thamesmead. We can be as involved or as passive as you need us to be, providing input on things like large windows and their typical costs just as easily as we can plan out an entire log cabin summer house.
We aim for short-term installation, often within a week if possible. We take each summer house project seriously and work to provide it in a timely fashion, often putting up entire wooden summer houses within days if we can make it possible.
We want our clients to walk away satisfied with their summer house, and that means producing a summer house as fast as possible. Even so, we do not let our speed influence our high-quality summer houses in terms of design, and we always put quality before anything else.
Each summer house we construct is meant to be as high-quality as possible, and we want even simple wooden summer houses to be a year-round option. This means that we work hard to produce well-insulated summer house designs that can withstand all seasons, from warm summer evenings to freezing cold winters.
One of the many benefits of our summer house design methods is that we treat our Thamesmead summer houses for sale like real houses. We are not creating a basic log cabin to fill with garden furniture – we want to produce garden houses that feel just like real houses.
This means paying special attention to small parts of the design, like tongue and groove cladding. Tongue and groove cladding is important to insulation, but most people have never heard of “tongue and groove” because of how seemingly minor tongue and groove cladding can be at first.
It is not just tongue and groove cladding, either. Alongside paying attention to the tongue and groove design, we properly prepare everything from large windows to wooden components to ensure maximum quality. Floor-to-ceiling windows with double glazing do not mean much if your double doors are leaking heat, for example.
We want our summer houses to all be practical spaces that you can use without issue. This means that we focus on the “house” part as much as possible, making everything from classic log cabins to modern home designs that all function exactly as you want them to.
We never sacrifice quality or usability in the name of making a design better. Rather than stick to a rigid product range, we aim for the best in every single area of the project – including making sure that there is enough space to use the wooden summerhouses comfortably or that the door handles can lock properly.
Our Thamesmead garden buildings are designed to be versatile and multi-functional. Each one can be used for a whole host of purposes, from a home gym area to a hobby room to a place to host parties.
Most importantly, we do not lock our design into any particular style unless the client asks for it. This means that we are not designing a garden hobby space just to be a hobby space but also to be an area that you could easily turn into an outdoor office or workspace.
For example, you might want an octagonal summer house to use as a place to have get-togethers with family. However, we try our best to deliver a design that can fit that role perfectly while also doubling as a great hobby area or workspace.
We handle each of our designs in a truly bespoke fashion. While we might show you previous work as an example (including those shown painted for photography purposes to help you choose a general colour scheme), we want each summer house to be something entirely unique.
This allows us to focus on doing our job to meet the client’s needs rather than copying other summer houses for sale. If you have specific requirements or goals for the project, then we will take charge of the work and make sure that we can deliver the right results at the right time.
Each Thamesmead client wants something new, and we completely understand how important bespoke designs can be. For that reason, we make sure that the client is involved in the design process from the very beginning to the very end. Whether you want major control over the project or just want to sit back and offer light guidance, we can adapt to suit your wishes.
This also factors into how we choose materials. If you need a pressure-treated surface, we make sure you get a pressure-treated surface, but we can also suggest alternatives if a pressure-treated option is not actually the best choice. We will accept that you want a pressure-treated choice but also suggest other options based on our own deep pool of experience.
If you look up garden summer houses, a lot of pages’ popular searches questions are simple facts that you might easily overlook. If you are not sure what to expect from a summer house as a whole, then it is important to understand the basics of how these projects work.
A summer house will not usually need planning permission since most of them are both too small and too short to trigger any kind of permission requirements. A lot of things that would require permission are inherent parts of a summer house design, like not being an extension of the main house.
The exception is in conversation areas or listed properties. A summer house can still require planning permission here since you are making a change to a protected space. The requirements here can be a lot more strict, which might make certain summer house designs less viable.
A garden house, by definition, is a small structure offering shelter in a garden. This can mean a lot of different things, allowing for some very interesting flexibility in the way that we put together our designs.
You can live in a garden house if the space has been properly evaluated as a liveable building. This means things like having proper insulation, being secure, having usable room layouts, and being well-ventilated, among a range of other factors.
There are certain regulations for whether a place can be slept in overnight. These are mostly related to health and safety, as well as security, but most liveable places are also suitable as bedrooms or places to sleep overnight.
The buffer zone between you and your neighbour’s property varies quite heavily. Some areas allow building as close as four feet, but the general expected distance is at least five feet overall.
This varies based on what you are building and how it is designed, and it will not always be that relevant to your situation. However, if you have neighbours that might protest about anything that is too close, it is important to check the rules.
You can put a toilet (or any other water appliance) in your garden room, although it requires extra plumbing. This requires extra work and involves following some extra regulations, but it is not inherently a problem to leave a toilet out.
A summer house can still be legal to sleep and live in as long as there is an accessible toilet somewhere on the property, which includes your main home’s own toilets.
We can construct a huge range of summer houses in Thamesmead that will fit perfectly with the relevant client’s needs. Even the smallest details, like looking for a pitched roof or an apex roof, can be taken into consideration by our design experts.
Contact us if you want to know more about what we can offer. We aim for a fast product lead time, one or two-day delivery (areas vary, depending on a post code checker) and maximum quality across the board.
Whatever you are looking for, our Thamesmead specialists can make sure that you get it. Get in touch and let us know what you are looking for – we understand how to tackle even the most specific ideas for bespoke summer houses and turn them into a real, usable space on your property.
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great garden houses in London.
Here are some towns we cover near Thamesmead.Woolwich, Barking, Welling, Becontree, Dagenham
We absolutely love the service provided. Their approach is really friendly but professional. We went out to five different companies and found Garden House Company to be value for money and their service was by far the best. Thank you for your really awesome work, we will definitely be returning!David Burton
We have used Garden House Company for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!Dylan Lane
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