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Can I put a hot tub in my summerhouse?

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For many, the summerhouse and the hot tub are like a match made in heaven, but is it really as simple as that?  Perhaps you already have a hot tub and now you’re just looking to find if a summerhouse is really going to be the perfect storage solution to keep your hot tub house.  Can you really just put a hot tub in a summerhouse? The short answer to this question is…YES! You absolutely can put your hot tub in a summerhouse and no one can stop you from doing that.  But, is it a good idea to put your hot tub in a summerhouse? The answer to that question is…no.  Let’s dive deeper (excuse the pun) to take …

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Can I use a Summerhouse all year round?

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Hear us out – a ‘summer’ house is not just for summer☀️.  Yes, that’s right, ring the bells, call the local news outlets because even suggesting such a thing goes against the very nature of what some people think about a summerhouse.   You’re looking to buy, or maybe have already bought a lovely new summerhouse. And you’re thinking about all the sunny days you are going to spend in it. Enjoying a glass of fizz or a nice cold beer with your favourite 80s music playing away🎵🥂.  And some people would have you believing that summerhouses can ONLY be enjoyed in the sunshine. Which in Scotland is likely going to be around 90 days (absolute MAX). But that doesn’t …

Shed vs Summerhouse: What is the Difference?

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So, you’re at the stage where you’ve decided you need SOMETHING in your garden, but you’re not quite sure what. You’re thinking shed vs summerhouse, what’s the difference? You’re most likely asking the following questions: Do I need a Summerhouse? Do I need a Shed? Do I need both? What’s actually the difference between a Shed and a Summerhouse?  Over the years, I’ve met so many people that were just completely stuck on this problem.  Well, if you guys are in a similar situation to those previous Sheddies, then you’ve come to the right place. Basically, you’re looking for some clarity on what’s what, and that’s absolutely normal! There’s always a bit of confusion around what each one actually is, …

The best summerhouse for 6-8 people…

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Here we have it! The final blog in this series.  We’ve been through the best summerhouse for 1 or 2 people, 4 people, and now, it’s time for the GRAND finale…the best summerhouse for 6-8 people!  Aye, that’s right, we’re talking about big summerhooses.  Keep reading this if you’re the sort of person that likes to have friends and family around for a BBQ each Sunday, maybe you like throwing the occasional garden party or perhaps there’s not even 6-8 of you and you just want the biggest and best summerhouse out there.  It’s really important that you keep in mind three things when thinking about which summerhouse to go for:  Size Style Layout By the end of this blog, …

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The best summerhouse for 4 people

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So you want a summerhouse? Welcome to the club (there’s no going back now, you’re one of the #Sheddies)!  A summerhouse is the dream garden retreat for many. But with so many different sizes and styles, it can be difficult to pick exactly which summerhouse is right for you.  Don’t worry though, because, by the end of this guide, you will have all the #ShedKnowledge you need. And you’ll be able to pick the best summerhouse for four people!  Why four people? Well, maybe you’re a family of four looking to use your summerhouse on a lazy Sunday. Or perhaps you’re looking to entertain the odd couple of guests every now and again. Whatever category you fall into for most …

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A Room of One’s Own: The Best Summerhouse Size for 1 – 2 People

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There’s something wonderful about having a place that is completely your own. Many people beginning their #ShedLife will just be embarking on the search for their little haven. Today, it is our intention to help you with such choices, and begin to narrow down the best options for you. By the end of the blog, we’re going to make a judgement to the best of our #ShedKnowledge about what we think is the BEST Summerhouse for 1 – 2 people.   Let’s get started, shall we #Sheddies? Okay, it’s always beneficial to set out a framework of how we are going to decipher what the BEST Summerhouse is for 1 – 2 people.  For this, we’re going to be looking at …

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Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Dundee: Top 4

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AND… We’re back! We’ve missed you Sheddies. It’s been a while since we’ve done a reviews blog and you’re always on the search for other Summerhouse manufacturers. We’ve decided to do some of the work for you and for our own research purposes. Today we’re in Dundee. Oh, we love Dundee! Some of oor Sheddie teams home toon. So, how exactly do we do it? We’ve outlined the RULES below that we follow and we always base it on an internet search. Because it’s 2021 people, and if you’re here reading this – this is where you get started. It’s how we buy things – What am I looking for? What am I getting myself into? What can I get? …

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How to fix Summerhouse doors that won’t close

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I know it’s hard to tell what day it is, nevermind what month we are on, but coming into Summer the heat is going to play havoc on your Timber. Timber is a porous, natural living breathing material. This means when we have a prolonged spell of dry, sunny weather it’s only a matter of time before your timber starts to shift. Your south-facing Summerhouse doors are going to be particularly hard hit when the weather starts to get HAWT! This might cause your Summerhouse doors to shrink. Literally a matter of millimeters, which will cause the lock and keeper to fall out of line so your door doesn’t catch.  The second thing that can happen is the door will …

Why won’t my Summerhouse door close?

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What about this heat?! I know – best we’ve had since 1976.  “When looking at daytime temperatures the UK average for the month was 19.9 C, the same average maximum daytime temperature as in the June of the still talked-about summer of 1976, and placing it joint-second…” (Met Office 2018) So what’s that got to do with your Summerhouse doors? Well, quite a lot actually. This heat is playing havoc with your timber. Timber is a porous, natural living breathing material. This means when we have a prolonged spell of dry, sunny weather it’s only a matter of time before your timber starts to shift. Summerhouse doors are particularly susceptible because they are facing south… with the hottest of the sun …