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Things To Consider Before Purchasing Wooden Summerhouses and Other Garden Buildings

What Design Options Do You Have?

Garden buildings come on a variety of designs, from traditional structures with pitched roof design and a single to door to modern designs with larger windows to allow for more light to minimalist designs that will perfectly fit into a corner of your garden. 

Traditionally, you get to choose what suits you from a catalogue of multiple designs. However, bespoke designs are possible if you’re purchasing your summerhouse from Lugarde. With the 3D configurator, you get to design a garden house that suits you best and get it built and delivered in no time. 

What Quality of Material Will Be Used?

At first glance, most summerhouses with the same design look similar in every respect. However, upon deeper inspection, you begin to notice the subtle but crucial nuances, especially in the quality of wood used, which in turn, determines the durability of your garden house. 

For instance, cheap log cabins and summerhouses are made from quickly-grown timbers that are susceptible to twisting, warping and splitting within the first few months. On the other hand, high-quality summerhouses are made from slowly-grown timbers that are well-seasoned, and so can better withstand deformation. 

You’re probably not an expert in timbers and that’s why you need to work with a tried-and-true firm like Lugarde that will deliver top-notch summerhouses and log cabins that are easy to maintain. 

What Thickness are the Walls?

The intended function of your garden house and project rate of usage determines the appropriate thickness. For instance, if you require a small garden building that will be occasionally used, 12 mm thickness might be suitable. On the other hand, if you intend to use your summerhouse as a home office, you need something that is built to last. The wall thickness can be anywhere from 22 mm to 75 mm. But remember, the thicker the wall, the better its insulating capacity and durability.

What are your Preferences?

Selecting the right summerhouse is also dependent on subjective factors and preferences. That’s why you have to answer the following questions:

What size and shape do you want?

What colour and roof type do you prefer?

How large do you want your windows to be?


Ultimately, the type of summerhouses you can purchase depends on your budget. That’s why at Lugarde, we offer high-quality log cabins, gazebos, pavilions, garages and carports with robust price points. That way, whether you have a few thousand bucks to spare or tens of thousands to invest in your garden building, you can be assured to get the best of the best.

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