Summerhouse with Veranda

Potting Shed
Summerhouse View

About this design

Based in the heart of the Sussex countryside, our client approached us for a traditional garden room that would be the focal point in their garden. A pitched roof and veranda were a must for our client, who wanted to avoid the box-shaped, contemporary garden rooms he had seen elsewhere. We were also asked to incorporate a small storage area for gardening tools and furniture. 


With our bespoke design service, we created a traditional summerhouse with insulation for year-round use. The decked veranda creates fluidity between the summerhouse and garden, as well as providing a place to enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding Sussex Downs. The storage has been subtley placed to the back of the structure, with a separate side entrance.  As this garden room is nestled into a wooded area, it was necessary to select materials that would compliment the rustic surroundings - beautiful western red cedar shingles for the roof and locally sourced douglas fir for the exterior cladding.


Our summerhouse is the perfect design for a garden retreat if you desire rustic features. It can be custom-made to the size of your choice, with as much storage space as required.


  • 3.6 metre by 3.6 metre summerhouse

  • Adjoining 3.6 metre by 1.5 metre shed

  • Adjoining 3.6 metre by 3.6 metre veranda

  • Height of 3 metres

  • Concrete base

  • Walls, floor and ceiling fully insulated with 50mm celotex

  • Cladded with featheredge douglas fir, sourced from sustainable forests

  • Pitched roof with red western cedar shingle tiles

  • Tyvek breathable membrane wrapped around structure for ventiliation

  • Electrics including 4 double sockets, internal & external lighting

  • Electrical connection to the house

  • Two double-glazed hard wood windows and double-glazed hard wood double-doors

  • Guttering connected to water butt

  • Plastered and painted internally with skirting boards

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Richard (Operations Director): 07769973937

Hathaways, Winterpit Lane,

Mannings Heath,


West Sussex,

RH13 6LZ