10 x 8 Summerhouse
Our BillyOh 10 x 8 summerhouses offer a premium in quality and construction as well as style. And all without breaking the bank. Below, we’ve listed some of our most popular 10 x 8 summerhouses to give you an idea of the various styles and designs on offer:
BillyOh Bella Tongue and Groove Pent Summerhouse
The long and plentiful windows that wrap around the front gives the Bella an ultra-modern and stylish look. Whilst the adaptable door placement means you have the ultimate say in how the summerhouse looks in your garden.
BillyOh Petra Tongue and Groove Reverse Apex Summerhouse
The Petra summerhouse is a great companion during the summer months and provides a cosy relaxing space throughout the rest of the year. The large windows and optional door placement allows you to get as much natural light as possible, great for entertaining.
BillyOh Harper Tongue and Groove Apex Summerhouse
The Harper Summerhouse is designed with tongue and groove panels, with a Georgian bar window giving it a traditional look. The Apex design allows for increased headroom inside of the summerhouse, making mobility extremely easy. Available in a range of different sizes, the Harper can fit in all types of garden styles and sizes.
BillyOh Darcy Log Cabin Summerhouse
The Darcy Log Cabin Summerhouse has been designed to provide an ideal and comfortable space you can relax in. With a Modern Reverse Apex design and contemporary style windows and doors, the Darcy would make for a stunning addition to any outdoor area. The summerhouse features fully glazed doors and opening windows, allowing for lots of natural light and helping to create a light and airy space for you to enjoy.
At Garden Buildings Direct, our smallest models start as 4 x 8 summerhouses - perfect to fit smaller gardens for those who still want a little snug. Our 10 x 8 summerhouses represent some of our larger models - ideal for those who want to have a fully functioning space at the bottom of their garden, whether it be for a home office or guest room.
A summerhouse can be used for a relaxing retreat at the end of the garden that can serve many purposes including:
- Home gym - A weight rack, exercise matts, and yoga ball would fit perfectly.
- A relaxation room - Soft furnishings like throws, blankets, and even rattan furniture.
- A home cinema - Projector, beans bags, and maybe even a small popcorn machine.
- For entertaining - Consider including a wooden table and chairs with space to serve prosecco and cream teas.
- A home office - A good desk, ergonomic chair, and install utilities to your garden building.
As long as you’re not planning to use your summer house as a permanent residence then it should fall under ‘permitted development’, meaning that you shouldn’t require planning permission. This is also on the basis that your 10 x 8 summerhouse is:
- Not built further forward than the front wall of your house.
- Single storey.
- Built with a max eaves height no greater than 2.5m (with an overall height of 4m for a dual-pitched roof).
- Not larger than 50% of your garden.
These rules may vary depending on where you live, however, and it’s always wise to check with your local council first. For more information, check out our quick guide to planning permission.
Unless you’re planning to use your wooden summer house as a permanent residence (like an extension), it shouldn’t need planning permission. This is also provided that it’s a single storey structure built no higher than 4m for a dual pitched roof (with eaves no higher than 2.5m).
At Garden Buildings Direct, all of our 10 x 8 summerhouses (and garden buildings in general) are built with these rules in mind.
A structurally sound base is essential in ensuring your summer house can last as long as possible. Your summer house base should be flat and level, so as to avoid cracking and breaking the timber or putting undue stress on window and door frames which could shatter glass. Your choices vary from a concrete base for your summer house to an ecobase or timber sub-floor. That’s why we offer many of these as add-ons upon purchasing your summer house.