Style and Design
The Coniston is an attractive corner summerhouse available in three sizes and with the smallest model measuring just 6' by 6', it's suitable for even the most compact garden. The building itself is finished in quality wood with georgian styled double doors and top hinged windows. Light and airy with plenty of glazing the Coniston would be a valuable addition to any garden.
Standard construction is 12mm shiplap cladding on a frame of 50 x 38 planed, rounded timber. Upgrades to to both cladding and framing are available as detailed below. The door hinges and handle are of ornate antique design and for security the summerhouse is fitted with a lever lock.
The Georgian is available in three sizes; 6' x 6' (1.83 x 1.83m), 7' x 7' (2.14 x 2.14m) and 8' x 8' (2.44 x 2.44m). Each model is 6'7'' (2.18m) high at the eaves rising to 7'2'' (2.18m) at the ridge.
The summerhouse comes ready dipped in a water based wood treatment and will need finished with an appropriate wood finish following delivery.
Upgrades are available to 18mm premier shiplap cladding, 15mm loglap cladding, 18mm floorboards, 44x44 framing and toughened glass. In addition felt options are available for the roof. A tanalised finish is also on offer which we would recommend but which will significantly increase the price.
The summerhouse is supplied ready for straighforward diy assembly with basic equipment. An installation service is available at extra cost in certain areas.
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If you take a look around the internet you'll find more than one summerhouse badged as a Coniston. Here, we're talking about the pentagonal corner summerhouse available in three sizes which you can see pictured above. In general we think this is a good, solid, reliable corner building which shouldn't give you too much problems and can be a definite asset to you garden. There's a decent standard of construction with good options when it comes to floor upgrading, glazing and choosing an overall finish and the appearance is pleasing to the eye combining, as it does, clean lines with more traditional Georgian styling.
However, although you may find this summerhouse grouped with other DIY models available nationally you should note that the delivery area for the Coniston is relatively limited and in certain zones installation is 'free'. We think that this is reflected in the price. If you have basic DIY skills and are prepared to install your summerhouse yourself, there are, potentially, substantial savings to be made by looking at one of our alternatives suggested below - and if you live outwith the core delivery areas you won't have the option to buy the Coniston anyway. Taking all this into account our advice is to carefully consider your other options before you go ahead and order a Coniston.