The weather is finally getting better with the arrival of Spring (and soon Summer) so it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your garden, so you can relax in the sun. Constructing a summerhouse is the perfect project and can also add considerable value to your home. What’s more, with hybrid working the norm these days, you can double your summerhouse up as a trendy garden office where you work during the week and relax on a weekend.
The Industrial Summer House Vibe
If you’re drawn to clean lines and the hottest design trends, the industrial look is worth checking out! Inspired by old factories and utilitarian objects, this trend is perfect for contemporary garden studios. Metal summer houses offer an industrial, chic look and give your garden a certain vibe. However, wooden sheds are more commonly chosen for summer houses. This is because the wood usually comes treated with water-based preservatives for protection. With metal being more thermally conductive the walls of the summer house offer more protection during colder months if they are made from wood. That doesn’t mean you can’t use wood as your frame with metal wall cladding sheets to create the ultimate metal summer house.
How to Achieve the Industrial Summerhouse Look
Achieving a modern, industrial look is very simple and easier than you might think. The key is to mix materials that would usually be used in commercial and factory buildings. Metal, wood, brick and concrete are not only study and practical materials, but they are also ideal for creating an industrial looking garden room. Scout out your local reclamation yard for materials you can recycle. With a bit of imagination, metal brackets, reclaimed timber and old machinery parts can all be transformed into accessories or furniture for your new summerhouse. With buying second hand in this way you can help the environment while achieving your desired look.
What Materials to Use
Metal roof sheets are the ideal product to use for your contemporary garden retreat. Bushbury Cladding uses premium British steel which is excellent for weatherproofing your summerhouse while still being a key design feature. A metal roof is not only durable but is quick to install too. The longevity of a metal roof is a major benefit. Galvanised metal is also resistant to fire, rot and insects. . As mentioned, you can combine your steel roofing sheets with wall cladding sheets. Using the cladding vertically creates clean lines and geometry that will enhance the overall aesthetic.
You can accessorize and furnish your new summerhouse with DIY projects using recycled and reclaimed materials. Scour antiques centres, boot sales and vintage sites online to look for items such as work desks, shelving units and more to put in your summer house and get the vibe just right. Externally concrete planters and wall brackets can add so much to the look of your industrial garden corner, and, internally, items like concrete planters and tea light holders complement the look perfectly. A coffee table or shelving can be easily constructed by using industrial metal piping and reclaimed scaffold boards. Consider using leather for any soft furnishings to complete the look.
Here at Bushbury Cladding as roof sheets experts, we can assist with any queries you may have. We can help you find the perfect insulated roof sheets and corrugated metal sheets to create your desired look, advising on the right colours to choose for your project too. To find out more about which metal roofing solution is best for your needs, why not contact us today.