National Trust by Crane Orford Summerhouse, 2.4 x 2.4m, Painter's Grey
Modern techniques infused with inspiration from ages gone by form the Orford Summerhouse. This striking and versatile building can add an invaluable dining or work space, or simply a quiet spot to relax in, and its unique design allows it to fit neatly into a corner of your garden.
Constructed in Norfolk by skilled craftsmen, the Orford design is inspired by outbuildings from several National Trust properties across East Anglia. Crane visited and photographed many of these buildings to research the materials and construction, and consequently drew their designs in collaboration with the National Trust.
Although all Crane buildings have timber floors, you need to have a ready, prepared base that has been laid by a professional before you take delivery. The base must be constructed of either paving slabs laid on mortar or a concrete base no less than 10cm thick. It is also recommended that your base is the metric size of the building to help with water drainage.
It is necessary to stress the importance of having a solid, level concrete base for your building, as it is crucial to support the building structure. Crane are unable to install the building if the base is not level (when tested with a spirit level).
All buildings, irrespective of style, also require clearance around the structure to aid installation, maintenance, redecoration and air circulation, as well as to allow space for the roof overhangs and fascias. Therefore Crane require at least 30cm around all sides of your building.
Please refer to the concrete base plan in the Product Information PDF below and do not hesitate to contact Crane for further guidance.
- Delivered and installed by the supplier
- Crafted from FSC® certified Scandinavian redwood
- Under 2.5m high to meet modern planning requirements
- Traditionally styled leaded windows with toughened glass
- Double doors and 2 opening windows
- Cast iron Fleur-de-Leys black door furniture with a mortice lock
- "Olden style" black corrugated apex roof
- Traditionally cladded using vertical sawn boards
- Tongue and groove floorboards
- Available in 2 sizes
- A choice of 6 colours from the National Trust paint range
- Assembly Required
- Assembled by the supplier in your home
- Country of Origin
- H223 x W240 x D240cm
- FSC Certified
- Scandinavian redwood
- Delivery in 8 weeks from our supplier
International delivery not available
If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.
You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454
You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy