The Overlap Traditional Summerhouse range is ideal for smaller gardens. It’s quaint beach-style facade provides a light and airy feel to the building. All products in this range are constructed using 12mm shiplap cladding, 8mm solid sheet roof, 10mm solid sheet floor and half glazed double doors with lock and key.
BEFORE YOU START PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Check the pack and make sure you have all the parts listed. When you are ready to start, make sure you have the right tools at hand (not supplied) including a Phillips screwdriver, Stanley knife, wood saw, step ladder and drill with 2mm bit. – Ensure there is plenty of space and a clean dry area for assembly for Overlap Traditional Summerhouse.
As with all natural materials, timber can be a ffected during various weather conditions. For the duration of heavy or extended periods of rain, swelling of the wood panels may occur. Warping of the wood may also occur during excessive dry spells due to an interior moisture loss. Unfortunately, these processes cannot be avoided but can be helped. It is suggested that the outdoor building is sprayed with water during extended periods of warm sunshine and sheltered as much as possible during rain or snow.
Our buildings are delivered pre-treated with a water based timber treatment however this only helps to protect during transit of your garden item. To validate your guarantee and for better protection against weathering it is ESSENTIAL that you treat the garden building with a wood preserver within 3 months of assembly. This will need to be re-applied annually to ensure longevity of your building. Care must be taken when constructing the garden building that it is not touching the ground and is on a suitable base.
BUILDING A BASE
When thinking about where the Overlap Traditional Summerhouse and base is going to be constructed: Ensure that there will be access to all sides for maintenance work and annual treatment. TYPES OF BASE –
Concrete 75mm laid on top of 75mm hard-core.
Slabs laid on 50mm of sharp sand.
Ensure the base is level and is built on firm ground, to prevent distortion. Refer to diagrams for the base dimensions, The base should be slightly smaller than the external measurement of the building, i.e. The cladding should overlap the base, creating a run o for water. It is also recommended that the door be at least 25mm above the surrounding ground level to avoid flooding.