Sometimes it is commercially available structure that has failed because of poor design or material choice and needs a complete rebuild correcting the errors. as in this case of an HSp summerhouse costing £10000 that rotted away after 5 years. The company had gone into recievership and so the client who had built his garden around this central feature asked us to recreate it only this time to last.
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Perhaps the smallest building we have made. It was created as a playhouse for two children and is uniquely octagonal. The doors and windows are scled down and fitted with iron hinges and handles. The roof is coated to give the apperance of lead but actually is completely non toxic.
The most unique feature is that although the door is only 900mm high the panel that it is fitted into is also hinged to allow parents inside.
This summerhouse actually started life as an old shed that was left behind after a house move. The clients who were having substantial renovation work undertaken on the house were not keen to look out to the South Downs and see an old brown shed so asked us to convert it.
The work involved dividing the building up so give a small tool storage area on the right then extensively modifying the building to create a seating area. The roof was shingled in asphalt shingles to mimic the slates on the main house. The building is fully lined and insulated.
As part of the work we removed an old greenhouse and then constructed the deck area and also the pond and waterfall which is powred by a solar pump.
This wasn't truly a 'new' design, it was actually a 100% rebuild of an existing building that the client had purchased 5 years earlier. The original building the client purchased from a garden centre new and cost over £10000 installed and although looking fantastic, the build quality was very poor. MDF walls, a 3mm thick plywood roof and low quality timber doors windows and framework, mean't that when we visited the whole interior was covered in mildew. There were quite literally mushrooms growing out of the walls and doors. Rats had burrowed underneath.
Because the building was integral to the garden scheme he asked us to build it 'PROPERLY' whcih we did and for almost half the cost. This included a new concrete base. guttering which was never on the original, new lighting inside and out and a 100% new building.
We even built a barbeque cover to match the building complete with lead roofing and hand made trellis.
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