Pent Chalet Summerhouse
- Cladding type: 12mm thick T&G shiplap including Floor & Roof.
- Framing type: 1¾” x 1¼”
- Internal Heights:
For models 5ft deep or more - 6ft 10" on high side, sloping to 6ft high on low side.
- Felt: Standard Mineral Felt
- Doors: Double Softwood 6-paned, Lock & Key fastening. Supplied with Silver Hinges & Black Handles.
6ft models have no Windows
7ft models have 2 Windows (2 panes of glass in total)
8ft models have 4 Windows (4 panes of glass in total)
10ft models have 4 Windows (4 panes of glass in total)
- Horticultural 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.
1. The Floor of the building should be laid on a firm but level base. It is recommended that Bearers are used to ventilate and prolong life of floor (Bearers are and optional extra).
2. Select the back panel and position on rear of floor, ensuring cladding overlap on bottom of the panel sits against the outside edge of the floor and the framing sits on the floor.
3. Select one of the plain side panels, position on floor in the same way as the back panel. (The cladding of the side panel is flush with the vertical framework where as the cladding on the back gable overlaps the vertical framing on both ends). Place the side and back panel together so that the back gable overlapping cladding sits across the end of the framework of the side.
4. With a 6mm drill bit, drill pilot holes, top, middle and bottom of THE BACK GABLE END FRAMING only. Insert a Hex-Head Coach Screw into the pilot holes and lightly tap with a hammer to enable coach screw to bite. Holding gable and side panel together tighten coach screws.
5. Repeat points 3 & 4 with remaining plain side and front door gable.
6. When all 4 sides are screwed together, the roof can be fitted.
7. Next, select the roof section and place on top of walls. Place roof rails into slots in top part of both front and back sections.
8. Square up roof, adjust to required front to back overhang.
9. Attach roof by nailing roof boards into uppermost framing of all four walls using short galvanised wire nails.
10. Each outside corner now needs to have corner fillets fitted. Place a fillet in each corner and nail approximately 12” – 18” apart.
11. When roof sections are fitted, the building can be felted. Measure length of roof, front to back, allowing for 2½” – 3” over each end.
12. ALWAYS START LAYING FELT ON LOWER PART OF ROOF. Stretch first piece of felt along lower part of roof, allowing enough felt overhanging roof on each end and long edge so that it will cover roof edges when folded over. Lay another strip of felt onto roof allowing felt to overhand each end but also to partially overlap 1st piece of felt on long edge.
13. Nail in felt nails approximately 3” apart along seam/overlap of felt and on low edge.
14. Fold felt on each corner. Offer up long fascia/barge board to high side and nail to edge of roof framing using 2” galvanised nails. Fascia/barge board should be approximately 5mm higher than level of felt.
15. Attach both short fascias/barge boards to each end of roof in the same way as Point 11. (Low long edge does not have a fascia/barge board as water needs to clear roof un-inhibited).
16. Fold felt over long, low edge of roof, using clout/felt nails, nail felt to roof edge approximately 3” apart.
17. Glazing. Glass and Beading is provided for windows and doors. Each piece of glass will require 2 short and 2 long strips of beading. Place glass in window aperture and pin beading to door/window frame. You may wish to apply a sealant between the window frame and building frame first to help prevent ingress of water and seal around glass.
18. Finally, secure all 4 walls to floor by nailing through corner framing of all 4 walls into floor runners.