Style and Design
A classic pentagonal design with lockable double opening doors to the front and large full length windows to ensure a bright and sunny interior and a full view of the garden from within. The Premier 9x9 is competitively priced to give a lot of summerhouse for the money. You won't find many summerhouses this size at under £1000 but this is one. We certainly can't fault the Premier for value for money - superb.
The Premier 9x9 is clad in 12mm factory dip treated tongue and groove FSC approved timbers. Both roof and floor are likewise tongue and groove, the roof 10mm finished with quality grade weatherproof roofing felt and the floor 12mm for strength and durability. The framing is 28 x 28mm while the floor is supported by 27 x 32mm planed wooden joists. Windows are in 2.5mm shatterproof styrene
The summerhouse's 9' x 9' (2.7 x 2.7m) footprint ensures a large and accommodating interior. The height is 7' (2.14m) with a run off to 6'7'' (2.04m) at the eaves. The double door opening sports dimensions of 3'11'' (1.2m) wide and 5'9'' (1.75m) high giving plenty of room for both people and furniture to pass through.
The Premier comes pre-treated in a factory dip finish. A final protective/decorative coat should be applied at the time of erection and renewed at regular intervals during the life of the summerhouse - we'd recommend annually.
Depending on the seller a 'pro-shed' base may available for this summerhouse along with an installation option and upgrade to superior roofing felt - all at an additional charge. Check the sellers' websites for full details.
The Premier 9x9 is delivered ready for assembly by a minimum of two people. You can get a preview of the assembly instructions here (opens in a new window).
See the details of sellers and prices given above.
We think the Premier 9x9 gives you a great value corner summerhouse with a decent standard of construction for the price. The styling features nice clean lines and the large windows will give a light airy feel to the interior. The windows are fixed and can't be opened for ventilation but one of the doors can easily be left open on a hot day and there are security advantages to fixed windows. The 2.5mm glazing is virtually shatterproof and is ideal for this size of window. It's much safer that standard glass and although toughened glass is better at withstanding scratches and scuffs that would be too much to expect in this price range.
Again the 12mm shiplap finish is largely standard in a budget summerhouse as is the 28 x 28mm framing. Neither are particularly robust in themselves but once assembled everything should come together in a strong, stable building. The tongue and groove roof and flooring is always something of a bonus in an economy summerhouse and will add to the stability and durability. You might find there's some filling and smoothing of rough edges to be carried out as 12mm shiplap cladding tends to be more susceptible to cracks and knotholes than heavier grades but in reality you'd expect to find this in a summerhouse of this size at this price. No problems either with the doorhandle and locking arrangements. Depending on the supplier you'll find either a lever doorhandle with integrated lock (as illustrated) or push handles with a key operated rim lock. Both are preferable to the hasp and staple padlocking arrangement available on some budget summerhouses.
Assembly should be reasonably straightforward. The wall, floor and roof panels are pre-formed, the windows pre-installed and the doors simple to hang. You can see the full instructions here. As the timber is only dip treated prior to delivery you will have to take care to apply a suitable decorative/preservative finish at the time of assembly to avoid deterioration and weathering of the wood and to prolong the life of the building. You'll need to do this and to maintain the finish on a regular basis to enjoy the benefit of any guarantee offered by the seller.
The Premier 9x9 nicely fills the size gap between the 8' x 8' versions of the Standard and Premier, Barclay and Hampton corner summerhouses and the 10' x 10' versions of the Barclay and Hampton. It's worth having a look at them too if you're in the market for a corner summerhouse around this size and price. You'll find that many of the differences are stylistic rather than substantial.
And we'd suggest you have a look at this video (opens in a new window). It's based on the Standard and Premier 8x8 but the design is similar to the Premier 9x9 and it'll give you a good idea of the style and standard of finish.
Finally - we've given the Premier 9x9 corner summerhouse 4 stars. It's a great budget summerhouse with some bonus features like the tongue and groove floor and roof and locking double doors - and you get plenty summerhouse for your hard earned cash!