Why are so many garden offices and garden rooms clad with red cedar wood?


Right throughout Wales and the U.K a lot of garden room company’s build garden offices and garden rooms with red cedar clad to the outside of the wooden building.

Often the design therefore can be quite similar between some companies, that’s to say some companies use a pitched rubber roof, this is often combined with aluminium bi-folding doors, and also often wooden decking is then placed in front of the summerhouse.

Cheap summerhouses we believe are a total false economy, that’s if the building materials, such as the wood are low-quality. This is why here at Kingsley, we only use high-quality building materials when we build a Cardiff garden office or a Cardiff garden room, we for example can offer you:

·        High-quality wooden cladding

·        Aluminium bi-folding doors, wooden doors, French doors

Garden offices and garden rooms, built by Kingsley can be build fast

·        High quality roofing, such as “rubber roofs” and fibreglass roofs

·        We build garden rooms, garden offices, log cabins and summerhouses

·        Quality wood

·        Quality windows and doors

·        Quality decking

·        Quality lightening

But why opt for red cedar wood for your garden office?

A popular option that many homeowners opt for is to have the outside of the summerhouse clad with something called “red cedar” wood. This is a high-quality wood, which will enhance any garden room, it is a quality wood, which gives that high-quality feel.

Red cedar wood is a type of hardwood, within this article we will look at why this is such a popular option along so many summerhouse owners here in Cardiff.

Here’s a summary of why red cedar wood is often used:

·        It will enhance the appearance of any garden office

·        Many summerhouses, garden rooms and log cabins are clad with red cedar wood, as red cedar is simply high quality and will enhance the appearance

·        Can make your garden office have that “luxury” appearance.

Why do so many summerhouse owners opt for red cedar to be clad to the outside?

Red cedar is a very popular option for cladding a summerhouse with, that’s because of the appearance of the wood. It’s a wood that’s not just become popular for garden offices, but many luxury homes now use red cedar for fencing, drive-way gates, front doors, the list goes on, it simply is a high-quality item, and tells someone that you have invested in a quality hardwood.

When this is clad to the outside of you summerhouse or garden office it will instantly enhance the garden room a more luxury appearance.

Used on summerhouses and garden offices

A lot of homeowners do not want cheap “flat-pack” summerhouses, which are made sometimes from pine. The pine wood is sometimes not suitable for use in a garden, so the wood will quickly develop “wood rot”, this might mean that after a short amount of time, some garden offices, which have been cheaply made will leak, will develop wood rot, and simply put be unusable.

Avoid some cheap garden rooms and garden offices, as some can be a false-economy

So many homeowners opt for cheap summerhouses, which often come in a flat pack form and then assembled by another company. The wood sometimes is cheap, its pine, its not treated for use in a garden, sometimes this is combined with a felt-tar roof, which is poorly applied, will cause the roof to leak, and the whole garden office / garden room to be a total false economy.

Avoid cheap cladding being used on your garden room

So many garden offices are clad with pine, yet the pine is sometimes not for use as cladding, so it may rot.

This simply means that many homeowners opt for a summerhouse which initially may look brilliant, and maybe offered at a low-price, yet in rather a short period of time, if the wood is low quality the wood may start to rot, and it is likely that the summerhouse will not last very long at all.

Why would you recommend opting for red cedar?

Red cedar is becoming a popular option for summerhouses, garden fences, and driveway gates, that’s because garden office owners want a more luxurious type of cladding. T

Red cedar is a lot more expensive than say using pine, simply because it is a hardwood, however many homeowners within the city of Cardiff want to invest in a summerhouse that is high-quality, and when a customer want a high-quality summerhouss often they will opt for red cedar.

Quality of the wood can vary massively

As any good carpenter or joiner will tell you, the quality of wood can often vary massively between which company you choose.

We only use high-quality red cedar wood, so when you pick our company to build your garden room you can rest assured that we will always use a really high-quality wood.

We also employ highly experienced carpenters which will build your new summerhouse.

Would you like a garden room built in Cardiff?

If you would like a high-quality wooden building constructed here within Cardiff, then why not give us a ring?

We build high-quality wooden summerhouses and garden rooms throughout the city of Cardiff as well as throughout the Vale of Glamorgan as well.

We can offer you many different options, such as opting for wooden French doors, bi-folding doors and also we can build any size garden room.

For a quote why not give us a ring today?

What makes the summerhouses such high-quality?

There are many companies here in Wales that build garden rooms as well as wooden summerhouses. However, with that said, the quality of the construction of these summerhouses can sometimes vary quite massively.

For example, some businesses aim to offer the lowest cost to build a wooden summerhouse or a new garden room, sometimes this means that they build what are called “flatpack summerhouses” which can be assembled quickly and are often made by another company.

We never build “flat-pack” summerhouses

Although some “flat-pack” summerhouses may look great to start with, unless the wood that is used in construction is suitable for use outside and the summerhouse has a highly durable construction, well, it is likely to often start to show signs of “wood rot” and “wood decay” Sometimes if the “flat-pack” summerhouse is really low-quality, well the wood rot can happen in a very short period of time.

Avoid cheap low-quality summerhouses

Often cheap felt roofs which have been incorrectly installed are sometimes used by some summerhouse companies, then the roof might start to leak in a short period of time. For example, the felt roof might not be correctly fixed to the wooden board, which means that a leak may occur. This is why when you purchase a wooden garden room, log cabin or wooden summerhouse in Cardiff, hire a professional company like Kingsley Garden Rooms.

Avoid buying a summerhouse in Cardiff that is made using low-quality wood

If the wood used by the carpenters is low-quality, that’s to say it’s not designed for use outside, then it is likely to rot fairly quickly in our wet British whether.

This is why its crucial that when you do hire a business to build a Cardiff summerhouse, that they install a high-quality roof, and also that they use high-quality wood. Here at Kingsley we only build quality log cabins, summerhouses and garden rooms. We only use high quality wooden cladding, nails, screws, roofings, windows, bi-folding doors, French doors, decking, insulation, plaster board, Velux windows, we only use the very best quality building materials. When we build a log cabin in Cardiff, we use quality staff, to build a high-quality wooden building.

We build quality Cardiff log cabins, summerhouses, garden rooms, wooden buildings


Therefore our business is very different, we focus on just one thing, that is building high-quality garden rooms throughout South Wales.

We therefore build the following in Cardiff, Penarth and also Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan:

·        Wooden summerhouses

·        Garden offices

·        Garden rooms

·        Timber buildings / Log cabins

Quality summerhouses in Cardiff that are built using quality wood, windows and roofing


Made to order

All of our summerhouses are “made to order”, that’s to say, we build your garden room within your garden, so its not made in a factory to offer a generic summerhouse.

This is different from some other companies here in Wales, which purchase cheap “flatpack summerhouses” which are already made by another company in a factory.


Not assembled in a factory

Although some wooden summerhouses which have been pre-made can sometimes be very good-quality, some summerhouse companies aim to make a higher profit margin by simply purchasing the cheapest wooden summerhouses that they can.

Then with no wood working skills, sometimes the company can assemble the summerhouse within a garden, this is a “flat-pack” summerhouse. However if the summerhouse is not high-quality, then it won’t last that long, often low-quality log cabins will incur leaks, and wood decay. For example, cheap “felt roofing” is used, sometimes this is not installed properly, the roof develops a leak, the chip board then rots, the summerhouse then often rots.

These are not the garden rooms that we build at our company, we only build high quality Cardiff garden rooms, and Cardiff summerhouses.


Instead we only build high-quality summerhouses, that’s to say our carpenters build high-quality summerhouses using high quality timber.



Our business is focused on quality, we only use quality wood, thats quality wooden joists, wooden cladding, wooden decking, wooden windows and doors. Our company builds summerhouses, garden rooms, log cabins. If you are looking for a company in Cardiff that only build quality summerhouses, and only employs quality carpenters, and they use quality building materials then call us. For example, we use quality rubber roofs, quality fibreglass roofing, quality french doors and quality bi-folding doors.

We employ carpenters

We employ highly experienced carpenters that build our wooden summerhouses, this means that we can build high-quality garden rooms in a short amount of time.

Quality timber, quality cladding, decking, roofing and quality windows and doors

We carefully source our timber from only a few timber yards here in Cardiff, this means that we only purchase high-quality timber, that is suited for use outside.

Cardiff and The Vale

Our business covers the whole of Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan areas, so if you are looking for a “Cardiff summerhouse company” on Google, then why not call Kingsley? We also cover the whole of Penarth and also Cowbridge.

Large summerhouses

We are able to build very large summerhouses, for example some of our customers ask us to build large summerhouses because they wish to use the space as a home office and also for a secondary use such as a home gym.

Also, another popular reason why so many homeowners within The Vale, and within Cardiff ask us to build a garden room is simply because they need extra space for when guests stay over.

We can therefore build a summerhouses which have bedrooms, toilets and a shower area for example.

For a quote why not give us a ring?

We employ a full-time estimator, our estimator can visit your property and give you a quotation for building a high-quality garden room.

To arrange for a quotation, why not give our company a ring today?