How much do your wooden summerhouses cost?


We build summerhouses right across South Wales, yet because every single summerhouse we build is bespoke, this means that the cost of our summerhouses can vary quite a bit.

This article is therefore going to discuss, some of the options which can increase the cost, also it will explain why so many homeowners in Wales hire us to construct their summerhouse, because here at Kingsley, we have a very strong reputation for building very high quality garden buildings, which are constructed by experienced joiners in Wales.


The base


If ground screws can be used, then this can sometimes lower the cost of our summerhouses.

That’s because ground screws are cheaper and quicker than laying a concrete slab, plus also when laying a concrete slab, the concrete will sometimes need to be brought in via wheel-barrows, and sometimes a lot of staff need to do this, as the concrete truck needs to offload quickly.

So, laying a concrete slab at the end of the garden, is normally the more expensive option, rather than opting for ground screws.




If the ground is level, ready for construction, then not much landscaping work is needed, which means the quote will be lower.

However, sometimes the end of a garden will need to be levelled, or  have soil removed, via a mini-digger, and dumper, which will increase the cost, as more plant and labour will be needed.


The size of the summerhouse

As you would expect, the size of the summerhouse will effect the price. Yet, here at Kingsley, because every summerhouse we build in Wales will be bespoke, we can make your summerhouse any size you like, so this is quite different to some summerhouse companies, where you might have say five different sizes to pick from.



We offer so many optional extras to choose from, for example, some customers add a toilet, shower and wash-hand basin, some add air conditioning, others want underfloor heating, when we build your summerhouse, there’s so many different options to choose from.



We can offer low-cost external cladding options, such as choosing metal sheet cladding, yet there’s much more expensive options, such as a range of hardwood options, such as oak, red cedar and beech.

Hardwoods, such as red cedar, is a very expensive type of wood to purchase, so this will increase the cost of the built. Yet, if you want a more cheaper option, we can offer pine, or metal sheeting.


The bi-folds

A large cost when building any summerhouse, will be the aluminium bi-folding doors, so, if the summerhouse is very large, and you want aluminium bi-folding doors to fit the entire front of your garden room, then this can mean that the doors are rather expensive, and can increase the cost of the build by sometimes quite a lot.


Air conditioned

A lot our customers want to use the summerhouse as a home office, therefore they need to be able to cool the summerhouse, when its rather warm outside, therefore, often our customers want a top-brand of air conditioning installed, this will increase the cost of the summerhouse.



We only build high-quality roofs, the vast majority of the roofs that we build, are rubber roofs, which are built by highly experienced roofers.

When your shopping around for quotes, it’s definitely worth asking the summerhouse company which roof they have included in the quote. You want a high-quality roof, thats installed to a high-standard, like a rubber roof, as some summerhouses can have substandard roofs,  which means as soon as heavy rain comes, the water can sometimes rot the timber boards that support the roof, meaning the summerhouse becomes damaged.

This is why we only employ highly experienced roofers, which build our rubber roofs, plus we make sure that when we build the roof, we use good quality timber.



A lot of our customers ask us to build a side canopy to one of the sides of the garden room, often this is used to provide a roof for a hot-tub to be placed beneath. Our electricians can also add LED lighting to the canopy.

Sometimes the canopy is also used as a place to add a coffee table and chairs, it therefore can provide some shelter, if you want to dine outdoors.



A lot of our customers ask us to build composite decking, sometimes the decking will have steps which lead up to the summerhouse. The decking can make a great outdoor area to sit and have a coffee, we can build decking out the front of your new summerhouse, or completely all the way around


Free quotes on summerhouses in Wales

Here at Kingsley, we have estimators that can visit your garden, and offer you a free quote anywhere in South Wales. So, if you want a garden office built, so you have a place to work during the week, or a summerhouse constructed, so that you can watch the football, with a beer on the weekends, why not call us?

Planning on working from home more often? Do you need a garden office built?



Its fair to say that there’s been massive disruption to people lives and businesses during covid, one of the biggest changes is where people now work.

Some businesses prior to covid may have had all of their staff at a large national office, yet now, have instructed staff to work from home more often.

For a lot of people therefore being stuck in traffic jams, and having to be at an office for 9 am weekdays, well, is now a thing of the past, as they’re now working from home much more often.

Yet, working from home has sometimes brought its own problems, for example, working from the kitchen table, or on the sofa, well, it’s less than ideal.

What’s often needed is a space that can be used for work, that’s quiet, and ideally can be closed at the end of working day. A lot of people therefore that have made the switch to working from home, have hired us to build a “garden office”.

In this article, we will explain why we have been hired by so many homeowners, that’s in the town of Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, and in Cardiff, as their chose garden room company, to build a high-quality garden office for them.


Well insulated

We think one of your top considerations when hiring a company to build a garden office is, which insulation are they going use?

We say that because quite often the owner will be working in the building during the summer and the winter. Garden rooms, unless they are well-built and correctly insulated, can be extremely cold, so therefore, whichever company you hire, we would recommend that time is spent discussing the insulation they are going to use, plus, the options they offer to allow you to also heat the room.


The base

Its really critical that you get a high-quality base built prior to the summerhouse being constructed, sometimes a summerhouse is built on a base that’s not suitable, the summerhouse can therefore sometimes move, becoming damaged, or just sometimes the ingress of water from the ground means the wooden base become rotten.

The base therefore needs to be correctly built, using concrete, and other building materials, or sometimes using “ground screws”- what should happen is, the company should come out and look at your garden, and recommend the best method, considering drainage, and also making sure the base is built to a high-standard.


The roof

This is another area which the homeowner must think about, that is, sometimes summerhouses are offered for really cheap prices, yet, if the build is not quality, well, it might be a poor-quality construction, which in time suffers from ingress of water and is unusable.

The roof if key to a high-quality build, we often use “rubber roofs”- yet these do need to be laid by an experienced roofer, as if not, its possible the wood underneath will rot.

We therefore mainly use rubber roofs, experienced roofers, and to support the roof our carpenters use quality wood.


Are you looking for a company which builds garden offices?

We have built many garden offices, if you would like a quote, why not call us?

How we make purchasing a garden room super simple


So, you’ve decided that now’s to time to create some extra living space, you may have already have extended your property?

So, possibly you’ve already had the loft converted, or had a single storey rear extension add to the back of your home, its just now, you want to extend further, as you need more space, so why not make the most of your garden?

Here at Kingsley, we are contacted right throughout the week from homeowners here in Wales, that have plans to create everything from a large home gym, to a cinema room, or to build a space, where the owner can work from during the day. A garden room, built by our highly experienced team offers the perfect solution, for those homeowners that need more space, and want to get more use out of their garden.

Here’s how we make the process of purchasing a garden room from us super simple

Finance available across our range of garden rooms


A lot of our customers opt for garden room finance, and we even have finance providers that we can recommend.

So, all you have to do, is pick the design you like, which options such as external wood you would like, which options, such as heaters, air-conditioning, which colour windows and doors, then once you’ve decided on the design that you like, we can put you in contact with a finance company that we work with.

Project managed

We understand that for the vast majority of our customers, they will be busy at work, when we are working on their garden room construction during the day. Therefore, what’s needed is a set of eyes, to ensure that the build is completed to a high-standard, that we are as clean and tidy as we can be when working in your garden and also, that we aim on every build, to minimise disruption for our customers.

Therefore, we assign a project manager to every job, to make sure whether it’s a roof we are laying, electrics being installed, or simply when we are adding the wooden cladding, that we do so to the very highest of standards. Our projects managers therefore work hard, to ensure that every aspect of your Cardiff garden room will be built to our high company standards.

We will also aim to keep your garden as clean and tidy as we possibly can during construction, this is why here at Kingsley, we have such a strong reputation for building quality, but also offering top levels of customer service as well.

Don’t know which design to opt for?

Let’s face it, no one purchases a garden room on a regular basis, so, a lot of customers wont know which design they want, or which options they might need in the future.

Our garden room designers, can recommend design options in order to help you to narrow down the design of summerhouse that you would like built. We can even create a set of 3D CAD drawings, so you can gain idea of what your Cardiff summerhouse will look like, before we even start to construct it.

Large workforce

Some garden room companies only have one or two installers, this can sometimes mean it takes a long time to build the garden room, but also, sometimes, during the busiest period, that’s during the summer months, it might mean your left waiting months before the garden room company can start the build.

Our company is different from some companies in that we do have a large workforce, we  therefore employ many builders, roofers and electricians. Plus, we also have painters and decorators, as well as plasterers and also groundworkers. This means, that we have separate tradesmen for each task.


We make purchasing a garden room in Wales super simple, that’s by having a large workforce, offering finance and also having summerhouse designers that can help you to choose which options you need.

Yet, even though we make the process super simple, and we can build our summerhouses quickly, this never comes at the cost of cutting corners on quality. Every garden room we build is built with quality in mind, that’s from the very beginning when we put the ground screws in or lay the concrete base, right through to when we add the UPVC facia boards at the end, every single part of the build is focused on quality.

We cover a truly vast area

Here at Kingsley, we build our garden buildings now all across Wales, so whether you live in the town of Cowbridge, that’s in the Vale of Glamorgan, or you live in Tenby Wales, we can offer you a very competitive quote.

Because we have a large workforce of tradesmen, this allows us to build our garden rooms in Wales quickly, we therefore are regularly asked to build our timber garden buildings in areas such as Newport, Cardiff and also in Swansea as well.

We therefore travel all over Wales building our luxury and bespoke garden rooms.

If you would like a free, and also totally no obligation quote, then why not call our team today?