Friday, March 30, 2012

Build a House in Your Garden - Types of Garden Houses

There are many uses for wooden buildings and as many different designs. For every requirement there is a type of garden building to suit the need. Whether you have the need to storage in the garden for tools or bikes or a plush summer house to use during those warmer months, there is a garden building design to suit it. There are various types of garden buildings like garden sheds, garden workshops, summer houses, garden offices and garden play houses and each type of garden buildings have uniqueness in its purpose.

Garden sheds are the most widely preferred for garden buildings. These structures are ideal for storing garden tools or outdoor equipment. They range in size from 4 ft by 4 ft to 14 ft by 10 ft and can either be purchased with a pent or apex style roof. Pent roofs are flat and taper toward the back of the shed while apex roofs have a point in the middle which creates a taller section in the centre of the shed. Garden workshops require more space inside than a shed as they may be used to store tools while a workbench is set up in the middle. You then need room to move around in there so the floor areas of these buildings normally begin at around 10ft by 12ft.

Summer houses are those which are generally larger than sheds for storage and will often mimic chalet characteristics such as an overhanging roof and porch. They are often designed with full or half length windows to give the interior an open feel even when the doors are closed. They often have double doors which open up to leave the majority of the front wall clear. Although there are many different styles they often have a pent style roof to maximize the space inside.

Garden office buildings offer an alternative to an extension to create office space. Similarly to summer houses these would normally have the majority of the front side glazed and a double door in the middle. This allows the maximum amount of light in during the daytime. To ensure it can be used for the maximum amount of time they often include insulated walls for the colder months and an electrical supply to power the various equipment needed to do your job and the lighting. Play house type of garden building provides endless amounts of fun for kids of all ages.

When these garden buildings are crafted they have specially rounded edges and concealed screw heads to make accidents as infrequent as possible. A petite house in your garden always compliments your living spaces and dwelling practicality, at any given time.


Dabney Walker said...

Hello Friends,
Informative blog. There are many other types of garden sheds available. A garden shed is mostly used for storage needs. Different materials such as wood, metal and plastic are used for building a garden shed. Thanks for sharing it...
Garden Sheds

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