8 x 8 Summerhouse
An 8 x 8 summerhouse is perfect for larger-sized gardens or families who want to make the most of their space. With ample room to utilise as anything from a home office to a place to entertain, our BillyOh 8 x 8 summerhouses are beautifully constructed, whilst allowing for loads of natural light. We’ve listed some of our favourites below and why:
BillyOh Holly Tongue and Groove Apex Summerhouse
The Holly Apex Summerhouse is a stylish and contemporary garden building that is perfect for relaxing in your garden all year round. With a strong Tongue & Groove build, the summerhouse is durable and long-lasting, becoming a feature of your garden for years to come. The Holly is complete with wide opening double doors for easy access and stunning long windows, which provide natural light and a view of your garden.
BillyOh Ivy Tongue and Groove Apex Summerhouse
The BillyOh Ivy Apex Summerhouse has been designed in a modern style, to add a contemporary feature to any garden. With stylish long windows and a veranda, the Ivy is guaranteed to look great in any garden forming a stunning centerpiece.
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 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.
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 summer house 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.
Our 8 x 8 summer houses are perfect for medium to larger gardens and families who want a usable space or ample storage space but who don’t quite have enough room for a 10 x 8 summerhouse.
For any garden building, your base options include a concrete slab or pavers, timber subfloor, or a combination of gravel and a foundation base. We never recommend building directly onto ground or an unlevel site.
For example, our robust and simple to use EcoBase provides you with a firm, long-lasting foundation with suitable drainage for your garden building. It is quick and easy to install through the use of snap connectors that link the grids to each other.
For more, read our post on how to build a shed base.