Homeowners opt for summerhouse 'extensions'

Timber product manufacturer Forest Garden believes that the combination of a struggling house market and rising mortgage costs could trigger a growth in sales of garden summerhouses.

Sales director Guy Best said many homeowners who might have considered moving house are opting to make the most of their existing property.

"We've seen growing demand for summerhouses over recent years as families that have extended their property look for new ways to increase their living space.

"While extensions and loft conversions have traditionally been the space-creating options of choice, investing in a summerhouse can often prove to be a more cost-effective solution."

The company has introduced two new buildings, the Byron and Wordsworth summerhouses, which each provide about 13sq m of additional living space.


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