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About Us

Delivering quality Summerhouses at affordable prices for over 31 years
From Western Red Cedar buildings to Home Offices and Hot Tub buildings we make every type of Summer House to enhance your garden. Contemporary buildings painted in a full range of shades to help make any garden look stunning.
Save your self a fortune and get a better product, we are around 1/3rd cheaper on our Painted Contemporary lined buildings than Dobbies and Bents Garden Centers. because you buy DIRECT from a quality manufacturer.

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WE ARE 'BUY BRITISH COMPONENTS'

WHERE AT ALL POSSIBLE


NOT CHEAP CHINESE!


We have found over recent years a huge influx of cheap nasty Chinese components have flooded the market, It is very simple.....

Chinese galvanised  nails rust.


British TREBBLE  galvanised nails don't.


Chinese Screws break


British Screws don't


Chinese hinges rust


Our British Antique style hinges are guaranteed for life not to rust or break...


Chinese tissue paper roof felt is £5.00 per roll


British roof felt is £45 roll..... guess which one works ?


WE DO OUR UTMOST TO BUY QUALITY BRITISH COMPONENTS FOR A QUALITY JOB

***PLEASE SEE BOTTOM OF OUR PAGE ***

We give you more...

Established in 1985, Our family owned company has built up an enviable reputation for manufacturing quality 'DRY' buildings that simply last and last, Most of our work comes from recommendation, satisfied and happy customers. Our highly skilled team of crafstmen use traditional methods seldom seen today. All buildings are made in our own workshops using strict quality control. Due to the fact that we manufacture, deliver and assemble your building we can control everything from start to finish...

This is why we can make to your exact requirements. If you have something special in mind just send us a simple drawing and we will price it for you. Like thousands of others you will be pleased with our prices, over the moon with our quality, and impressed with our attention to detail all done with the minimum of fuss....

 

BUILDING BETTER BUILDINGS FOR OVER 32 YEARS AND SAME FAMILY OWNED


  • PRICES INCLUDE ASSEMBLY
  • ALL ASSEMBLY WORK IS DONE BY OUR OWN JOINERS.
  • PRICES INCLUDE UNDER BUILDING BEARERS
  • PRICES INCLUDE HEAVY DUTY FELT
  • PRICES INCLUDE HEAVY DUTY ROOF ( most use interior cladding under the felt ) ... WE DON'T... this is why our felt doesn't come off in the wind !
  • OPTIONAL ONE PIECE RUBBER ROOF
  • OPTIONAL FELT TILES
  • OPTIONAL CEDAR SHINGLE ROOF
  • PRICES INCLUDE SAFETY TOUGH GLASS
  • ALL GLASS IS GLUED IN PLACE
  • PRICES INCLUDE RED CEDAR TREATEMENT
  • PRICES INCLUDE  non rust ANTIQUE STYLE HINGES  or  GALVANISED AS STANDARD
  • WE INCLUDE MORE FRAMING
  • WE INCLUDE HEAVY CLS SIZE FRAMING ON ALL CONTEMPORARY SUMMERHOUSES
  • Ex 3" x 2" AVAILABLE ON ALL BUILDINGS
  • ON COLOUR PAINTED BUILDING WE  PAINT EVERY TONGUE SEPARATELY FOR A BETTER JOB
  • WE WIND BRACE OUR CORNERS
  • CEDAR BUILDINGS HAVE STAINLESS FIXINGS
  • WE HAVE FIRESTONE TRAINED FITTERS SO IF YOU WANT A ONE PIECE RUBBER ROOF YOU CAN BE SURE IT IS FIT CORRECTLY
  • WE GUARANTEE OUR BUILDINGS - DRY
  • WE GUARANTEE OUR BUILDINGS - SOLID
  • WE GUARANTEE OUR BUILDING - LEVEL


Better buildings don't cost the earth...


We give you much, much more - as standard....


SOLID,LEVEL,DRY...

Manufacturing quality buildings for over 31

years in the heart of Lancashire...

Our buildings are not

for sale from any other Company


Prices quoted are for Delivery and assembly within LANCASHIRE for other Counties please ask for a quote... 

Have you ever wondered why most buildings on other sites look the same? THIS IS BECAUSE MOST SO CALLED BUILDING MAKERS 'BUY IN BUILDINGS'... 

WE MAKE EVERY TIMBER BUILDING WE SELL IN OUR OWN WORKSHOPS...

Here at Lancashire SummerHouses we specialize in Western Red Cedar Workshops, Clear Grade Western Red Cedar Garden Rooms and Summer Houses, and Western Red Cedar Garden Sheds, We 'secret nail' all our Cedar buildings for that 'perfect look'.

Red Cedar is probably the single most 

esquisite  timber available today for building manufacture, so if it's quality your after come and have a look, you will be staggered at the quality, surprised at our prices, and pleased with our service.

WE PAINT TONGUES

YES WE EVEN PAINT TONGUES! 

ON ALL OUR COLOURED

SUMMERHOUSES WE HAND PAINT EACH INDIVIDUAL TONGUE

WHY?

If the timber moves you wont see ugly white lines!


DON'T WASTE MONEY GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME...

Here at Lancashire Summerhouses we have been manufacturing QUALITY buildings  for over 31 years, these include Western Red Cedar buildings,Redwood clad log buildings, Extra Heavy duty ex 38mm thick log buildings and Extra heavy duty ex26mm redwood clad buildings. Our aim has always been to supply the best affordable Summerhouses, Workshop or Garage but built up to a quality, not down to a price. This is why we say...

DON'T WASTE MONEY...

GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME...

Summerhouses

Potting Sheds

Home Offices

Painted Chalets

Garages

Workshops

Cornerhouses,Music Room

or Study

We just do it right...

Garden sheds for sale made to hand made order 

 SOLID SHEDS

at great prices and animal housing!

 

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studios for sale in Blackburn, Lancashire.

We do shed install, summerhouse install, studio install, our qualified staff install our buildings no one else.


PAYMENT

We take a deposit and bespoke build your building to your exact requirements on all buildings over £2,000 full payment is required 7 days prior to delivery.


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Our Services

  • BASES FOR YOUR BUILDINGS

When our team assemble your building...

They do so in a quiet and responsible manner ensuring the best possible job. Each building is sited level on under building softwood bearers provided in our price, you may for a small extra cost opt for TANALISED BEARERS. TAN BEARERS ARE STANDARD ON OUR MORE EXPENSIVE BUILDINGS.

We tidy up and sweep up after every job, we leave every job spotless. 

We work with the site conditions we are given however we do ask for a hardstanding of either

  1. Concrete
  2. Flags
  3. Tarmac
  4. Decking
  5. Gravel
  6. Block or Brick

It is recommended that your base is flat and no more that 4" ( 100mm ) out of level. Should your site be out of level please email us with a photo and we will advise you what is best, if the site you want for your building is soil or grass please provide some bricks for our 'bearers' to sit on. We do not like siting bearers directly on soil or grass as we cannot guarantee our usual standard of excellence.

WE ASK FOR A RESPONSABLE ADULT TO SHOW US WHERE TO SITE YOUR BUILDING, AS A LOT OF OUR SUMMERHOUSES ARE LINED AND INSULATED PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT 'JUST MOVE THEM' ONCE ASSEMBLED  IT WILL BE VERY EXPENSIVE FOR YOUR BUILDING TO BE TAKEN DOWN AND MOVED, OFTEN LONGER THAN A DAY !

The small print...

Please read...

All buildings are shown in Imperial sizes for ease but are manufactured in metric sizes with metric size timber.
We are only one of a handfull of manufacturers who actually make every timber building that they sell. Most so called building makers 'buy in' buildings from the big boys who only care about 'numbers' not always quality.
Each building we make is thoughtfully worked out so that we can make the strongest, best product, not the 'lightest cheapest product' you tend to see today.
All roofs are made useing Ex 16mm x 125mm cladding, this is extremely important as most other companies use 8mm interior cladding in the roof to 'save money' HOWEVER that means the pins to hold on the felt have to be so short in our opinion this is why lots of buildings 'loose thier felt' It is windy and often very wet in Lancasire and secure felt is extremely important to us.
We use the best possible Kiln Dried sfc timber, the choice of quality timber assures ourselves a better product.
Our buildings do not come with a million and one knot holes, this is just one of the reasons we can guarantee a dry building. All normal windows are tough safety glass, the glass is 'glued in place' this making a dry seal.
Each building is fit with heavy duty green mineral felt ( 28kg top cap ) unless stated.

AFTERCARE

STAINED BUILDNIGS MUST BE TREATED WTHN THREE MONTHS OF PURCHASE, WE CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF TREATMENT, WE SAY TREAT EVERY YEAR WITH SIKKENS OR SADOLIN EXTRA TO KEEP YOUR BUILDIING IN SHIP SHAPE ORDER, FALURE TO TREAT ANY TIMBER WILL MAKE IT GO BLACK ON THE OUTSIDE AND THEN LET WATER IN AND GO BLACK ON THE INSIDE.
COLOURED BUILDINGS HAVE THREE COATS OF PAINT BUT WE WOULD ALWAYS SAY TREAT EACH YEAR.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO SEAL THE END GRAIN OF ALL TIMBER DOORS BEFORE EACH WINTER THIS SLOWS DOWN THE PROCESS OF WATER INGRESS TO THE DOORS.
DOORS.
ALL TIMBER DOORS ARE MADE FROM SOFTWOOD NOT HARDWOOD.
We have five  types of doors.
1. TONGUE AND GROOVE DOORS ON SHEDS / SINGLE OR DOUBLE
2. OUR OWN MADE DOUBLE DOOR   for less expensive buildings
3. SINGLE GLAZED DOORS /  DOUBLE DOORS SINGLE GLAZED
4. PREMIUM HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE DOORS FOR DOUBLE GLAZING WITH RUBBERS
5. NON MAINTAINANCE SLIDING UPVC DOORS.

ALL TIMBER DOORS WILL EXPAND / CONCRACT AND MOVE ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER AND PLACE THEY ARE i.e do they face the sun and rain. THIS IS NORMAL IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A FAULT IT IS 'NATURAL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER'
KILN DREID TIMBER TAKES ABOUT TWO YEARS TO 'SETTLE DOWN'  OUR ADVISE IS SIMPLE HOSE DOWN THE DOORS WHEN ITS HOT, KEEP THE DOORS CLOSED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN WINTER , SEAL THE END GRAINS BEFORE  EACH WINTER. 
SLOW GROWN TIMBER IS GROWN IN COLD CLIMATES LIKE SWEDEN, FINLAND AND RUSSIA. THIS GREAT TIMBER DOES NOT LIKE EXTREMES OF HEAT OR WET.
As we live in Lancashire which we consider to be a harsh environment for buildings outside,
 ( Winter 2015 / 2016  it rained for 18 weeks )  our Premium door is specially made for our severe weather ! These superb doors come with a rubber seal, a fixed rebate and is specifically designed ' TO MOVE '   ( expand and contract ) this is because Timber doors soak up water on the end grain,. as trees are basically one big straw that drinks water in a very wet environment  like Lancashire where we are probably a good 8 degrees colder than London these doors perform well.
The premium doors come with a special cranked bolt to the bottom of the slave door, this is to allow the door to move in winter!  it has around 4mm to 6mm play to allow the door to move.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MUST THIS BE REPLACED WITH A STRAIGHT 
SHOOT BOLT ! 
It is absolutely vital that this bolt is left to do its job, with the doors having a rubber gasket fitted to the frame if the slave door is fastened too tight with a stright shoot bolt the opening door will BOW FROM TOP TO BOTTOM,  this  is because the opening door can only be held in the middle by the lock / latch and the rubbers push out the door at the top and bottom. 
As everyone knows pvc doors have three bolts, top, middle and bottom. 
 
TIMBER DOORS DO NOT !

Our premium door comes with a fixed rebate glued in place by the manufacture as standard
with a gap at the top and bottom of the rebate, this is quite correct and not a fault!
when we plane the doors this rebate gap gets smaller and smaller.
We always find it amazing how joiners who work inside are not conversant with the great British weather, we are and we work with it.
We are always happy to help and within or beyond your guarantee if your doors require planning we are MOST happy to oblige.
 
, WE ARE LANCASHIRE PEOPLE - 

  WE KNOW LANCASHIRE WET WEATHER !

If we lived in London or 'the south' our advise might be different but we don't !
Kiln dried or forced dried timber takes about two years to settle down in very hot weather  please hose your doors down. THINK TREE, TREES DON'T LIKE EXTREMES BE IT HOT OR WET!
AT HOME WE HAVE A MAHOGANY FRONT DOOR ( WITHOUT RUBBERS ) AND EVEN THAT
SWELLS IN WINTER!

TIMBER.
SLOW GROWN TIMBER IS GROWN IN COLD CLIMATES LIKE SWEDEN, FINLAND AND RUSSIA. THIS GREAT TIMBER DOES NOT LIKE EXTREMES OF HEAT OR WET.
WE PURCHASE KILN DREID QUALITY SOFTWOOD MOST OF THIS IS SLOW GROWN REDWOOD, THIS TIMBER TAKES ABOUT TWO YEARS TO SETTLE DOWN. BEING A NATURAL PRODUCT IT CAN WARP OR TWIST THIS IS NOT A FAULT IT IS 'NATURAL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER PLEASE REMEMBER A FEW WEEKS AGO IT WAS A TREE, IT IS NOT MAN MADE AND NO ONE CAN ACTUALLY STOP A PIECE OF TIMBER FROM MOVING IF IT WANTS TO. UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO MANS APPETITE FOR TIMBER NOWADAYS IT IS KILN DRIED ( FORCED DRIED ) SO IT CAN SPLIT AND WHAT WE CALL SHAKES SOMETIMES OCCUR, ALL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER IS NOTY COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. 
NATURAL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER IS NOT COVERED UNDER OUR GUARANTEE.
We love working with timber , but it is not man made and it does require a degree of patience.
 
OUR GOLDEN RULES OF LIVING WITH TIMBER :-

 ***TREAT EACH YEAR WITH A QUALITY TREATMENT***
***SEAL ALL DOORS ESPECIALLY THE END GRAINS EVERY YEAR***
***HOSE DOWN TIMBER IN VERY HOT WEATHER***  
                              ( put some moisture back in )



THE PAYMENT OF A DEPOST IS REQUIRED .......

WE BUILD A LOT OF SPECIALIST BESPOKE BUILDINGS ON THESE BUILDINGS OUR TERMS ARE :-

 

Whilst we do not ask for full payment upfront please note.......

 

On  Buildings with a value of £2,000 or more PAYMENT IS REQUIRED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO DELIVERY

 

PLEASE NOTE CARD PAYMENTS OR CHEQUES MUST BE CLEARED PRIOR TO DELIVERY

PLEASE NOTE THE GOODS SUPPLIED ALWAYS REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF WORKGREAT LIMITED UNTIL PAYMENT IS MADE IN FULL.


SITE ASSEMBLY.

We always ask for a responsable adult to be on site to show us where to site your building, when the floor is laid we ask is this correct ?  if it is we assemble your building,  as our Summerhouses are often lined , insulated with electrics, Arcs and Skirts it takes a full day  for our joiners to assemble your building,. often these buildings have a glued on Firestone rubber roof, it is impossible to just simply 'MOVE THE BUILDING' at this stage the cost of moving a lined and insulated building with a glued one piece roof 

                             IS CONSIDERABLE  

the electrics have to be ripped out the membrane replaced and a lot of internal and external trim has to be replaced just moving the building a few feet will take at least a full day with the cost being well over £1000  for Labour and materials.

WE NEVER EVER ASSEMBLE A LINED INSULATED BUILDING WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT ON ITS POSITION.

 



PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MAKE INDIVIDUAL BUILDINGS SO YOUR DEPOST IS NON REFUNDABLE ONCE WE HAVE ORDERED THE PARTS FOR YOUR BUILDING.
The owners have worked in the timber industry for over 38 years, being a family owned company ... we care.

BASES

We ask for a reasonably level SOLID SITE, OUR PRICE THAT INCLUDES ASSEMBLY assums a normal site not MOUNT EVEREST!

REASONABLE BASES WOULD BE...

  • FLAGS
  • TARMAC
  • GRAVEL
  • CONCRETE
  • OR DECKING
  • WE CAN LAY YOU A GRAVEL BASE  PRICES DIFFER DEPENDING ON SIZE REQUIRED.
  • PLEASE NOTE A GRAVEL BASE CAN ONLY BE LAID ON A FAIRLY LEVEL SITE.

If you want your building to be sited on grass or soil you must provide our fitters with some bricks or broken flags

so that you under building bearers do not sit directly on the soil or grass.

We ask you the customer to 'look at your site' before you order your building after all a good base = a good building.

If your base is more that 4" or 100mm out of level or simply soft soil we cannot guarantee our excellence of work.

Our buildings are heavy... so a good base is essential.

GUARANTEE.

  • 2 YEAR GUARANTEE ON THE WHOLE OF THE BUILDING
  • 10 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE 'STRUCTURE'
  • 2 YEAR GUARANTEE TO THE ROOF FELT
  • 5 YEAR GURANTEE TO THE GLASS normal use ( we do not cover shooting glass with an air riffle )
  • 5 YEAR GURANTEE TO THE ASSEMBLY WORK
  • 30 YEAR GUARANTEE TO FELT SHINGES FIT OVER A MEMBRANE
  • 30 YEAR GUARANTEE TO A GLUED EDPM ONE PIECE RUBBER ROOF
  • WE ARE FIRESTONE TRAINED APPROVED FIRESTONE FITTERS
  • WE GUARANTEE  SOME TIMBER WILL WARP, TWIST OR SWELL IN HOT OR WET WEATHER.   DOORS ARE MOST PRONE TO MOVEMENT THIS IS NOT A FAULT IT IS JUST    NATURAL MOVEMENT OF TIMBER.  PLEASE TREAT THE END GRAINS WITH A TIMBER SEALANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DELIVERY.
  • WE ENDEVOUR TO PLANE ANY SWOLLEN DOOR  AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

PLEASE NOTE IF A BUILDING IS STAINED THIS IS  SIMPLY

 'PRE TREATED' AND REQUIRE TREATING AS SOON AS PRACTICAL

WE LIKE SADOLIN EXTRA OR SIKKENS.

IF YOU TREAT YOUR BUILDING EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS WITH SIKKENS OR SADOLIN

YOU WILL DOUBLE ITS LIFESPAN.


OUR DRY GUARANTEE IS NULL AND VOID IF YOU PUNCTURE THE TONGUE AND GROOVE

OR  DO NOT TREAT YOUR BUILDING with a QUALITY TIMBER TREATMENT LIKE SIKKENS OR SADOLIN. A lot of  CHEAP so called treatment is just merely 'Colour in a can' with no water repellancy whatsoever  is great for fencing but not for buildings.

 

( i.e always screw or nail to the framing not the tongue and groove )

 

CUPRINOL SHADES PAINTED BUILDINGS

We use Cuprinol shades for our ' Coloured buildings'

Cuprinol shades is an extremely good quality timber treatment but it is not a gloss!

When we paint with Cuprinol shades it does not obliterate knots like a gloss finish will.

We do use three coats of Cuprinol on every Coloured building including painting each and every tongue  when we do our colour match undercoat, then two top coats even after all this knots will appear still from the timber, this is normal and not a fault of painting, if you are unsure please contact Cuprinol helpline.



WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER AN OPAQUE PAINT FINISH AT EXTRA COST.


WHEN POSSIBLE WE BUY BRITISH QUALITY FITMENTS


BRITISH FELT 

BRITISH NAILS

BRITISH HINGES

BRITISH WOODSCREWS

BRITISH TOUGH GLASS

BRITISH FRAMING

BRITISH WINDOW FRAMES

BRITISH STAINLESS STEEL NAILS FOR CEDAR PRODUCS


WHEN WE CAN'T BUY BRITISH OUR MOTO IS SIMPLE LOCATE THE BEST


KETAPAL SWEDISH FELT TILES

CANADIAN WESTERN RED CEDAR TIMBER

FIRESTONE EDPM RUBBER MEMBRANE


ACCESS

We ask you to 'look at you garden' to make sure we can get the sections to where you want, typically sections can be 7' tall OR MORE !

 


EXTRAS EXPLAINED


We offer full timber lining and insulation to our buildings.

This can also include :-

FULLY INSULATED WALLS, FLOORS AND ROOF. 

INTERIOR PAINTING 

PRE FIT ELECTRICS  

A CONSUMER UNIT a ring main of :-

UP TO 4 DOUBLE SOCKETS  ( Extra sockets £15 each )

UP TO 4 WIRES FOR YOUR WALL LIGHTS  INCLUDING THE LIGHT SWITCH

IN BUILT CEILING DOWN LIGHTERS AT EXTRA COST PLEASE SEE OUR E-BROCHURE

We don’t connect, however we install a ring main and everything is ready for your electrician to finish

ALL WIRES ARE SECRETLY FIT  BY OURSELVES JUST LIKE YOUR HOME.

ALL WIRING IS LEFT AS TAILS FOR YOUR ELECTRICIAN TO ATTACH THE SOCKET FRONTS, LIGHT SWITCH AND CONNECT THE CONSUMER UNIT.

A PART P ELECTRICIAN MUST CONNECT ALL WIRING.


FRONT SOFFIT LIGHTS £150 

 

Most of our buldings are made from slow grown redwood cladding if you would like timber samples please ask.

Most roofs are made of ex 16 x 125  tongue and groove however on large buildings where we are going to fit a large overhang on more than two sides for the fitment of soffit  lights we then use sheet material, our choice is OSB3  ( STERLNG BOARD ) this is a British made board designed for exterior use and regularly used in the construction of houses. Steling board is particularly good for EDPM roofs and shingles.