Perran Corner Summerhouse
- Cladding type: 15mm thick T&G shiplap including Floor & Roof.
- Framing type: 1¾” x 1¼”
- Internal Heights: 6ft 7” at front, sloping to 6ft at Rear.
- Felt: Standard Mineral Felt
- Door(s): Double Hardwood (16-pane) with Mortise Lock & Key. With Optional Half Glazed or ¾ Glazed. Ornamental Hinges & Handles.
- Windows: 2 Opening Hardwood Georgian 9-paned
- 2 x Window Boxes
- Safety Glass
The colour samples shown should be used as a rough guide only.
If you require a more accurate match, please contact us for a colour swatch.
Please read the instructions completely before attempting to assemble the building. The instructions are intended as a rough guide only and details may vary due to the variety of sizes available.
Tools required: Hammer, Posidrive Screwdriver (Battery operated is useful), Stanley Knife, Saw, Step Ladders to felt roof.
Estimated Assembly time: Two people half a day. We recommend pilot drilling screw holes first.
A 2 x Floor Section (1 rectangular, 1 angled)
B 2 x Plain Sides – I with overhang (rectangular)
C 2 x Window Sides
D 1 x Door Section
E 2 x Roof Sections
F 1 x Trim Pack
G 1 x 10m Roll of Felt (7x7 & 8x8) 2 x 6.6m felt (9x9)
H 1 x Fixings Pack (including Handles)
I Glass (quantity depends on model)
J 1 x Diamond Finale
K 2 x Window Boxes
1. Treat underside of floor – if not already treated. Lay the floor sections (A) together in their desired position (remember to leave enough space at the back of the building for roof overhang and maintenance). It is essential that the floor is on a solid and level base, otherwise the building will not fit together properly and the doors may not fit flush. Place the panels around the floor – it will help you to understand how they fit together.
2. Select the two plain sides (B) and place them on the base (the lip on the bottom of the sides overhangs the floor). The boards on one side overhangs 50mm this goes at the back where the sides form a corner, check that the sides are sitting flat on the floor and the panels are butted together, screw them together from the inside using two of the screws provided.
3. Screw the window sides (C) to the plain sides from the inside using two screws per side, again making sure the sections are flat on the floor.
4. Before fitting the door section (D) attach the handle and unlock the door, screw the door section to the window sides from the inside as before.
5. Open the trim pack and locate the roof purlin, it is the longest piece with a cut in one end. The cut out end rests on the back corner, the other end sits on a piece of horizontal framing above the door.
6. Place the roof sections (E) onto the building – do not fix yet - (the roof purlin goes in-between the two sections) check that the roof is sitting flat with the sides, if not it is possible the floor is not level and will need packing. NB. The roof may need trimming at the back to enable the sections to fit together.
7. Select the soffet boards they are the two longer pieces in the trim pack, fix these to the underside of the roof (at the back – see diagram) using the nails provided. Push the roofs forward to close the gap at the back.
8. Screw the roofs to the purlin with three screws. Secure the roof at the back from the inside screwing underneath through the side into the roof framing. And at the front by nailing through the roof into the framing on the front three sides.
9. Screw the sides to the floor (two screws per section) make sure that you screw into the floor joists which can be located by the lines of nails in the floor.
10. To felt the roof, first cut the felt into equal strips approximately 3.3m long (three on 7x7 & 8x8, four on 9x9). Start by laying the first strip parallel to the left hand plain side, leave approximately 75mm (3”) overhang to the side and back and the rest at the front (see diagram). Make sure that the felt is flat and use approximately three felt nails to hold the strip in place. Place the next strip on the roof overlapping the first by at least 100mm (4”), leave the same 75mm (3”) overhang to the back and fix with a few nails as before. With the final strip in place (leave the same 75mm (3”) overhang to the back and side) nail down each join at least every 100mm (4”) working from the centre outwards. Fold the felt over the side of the roof and nail every 100 – 150mm on the two long sides, again working from the centre outwards. Put a few nails into the front three sides to hold felt in place.
11. Select the four fascia boards from the trim pack nail to the side of the roof using the nails provided then trim the felt at the front. Nail the diamond finale to the front above the door (its best to pre-sink the nails first).
12. Glaze the building by removing the beading pre-fitted to the windows then nail into place using panel pins. DO NOT push the beading too tight against the glass as this will cause it to crack.
13. Nail the corner strips, the two patterned strips go either side of the door, the three plain strips go to the other corners.