Contemporary Garden Rooms & Summer Houses

Browse our range of contemporary garden rooms and modern summer houses for sale at Buy Sheds Direct. With free delivery to most UK postcodes, these garden buildings are perfect for modern and contemporary gardens of all shapes and sizes.

Look out for sleek lines, large light welcoming windows, double-glazed and bifold full-length doors and other stylish features. All constructed from top-quality materials, the combination of style and durability means our contemporary summer houses and garden rooms from top manufacturers will last for decades. Enjoy up to 10 years guarantee on dip-treated summer houses, and 25 years on pressure-treated models.

Buying a summer house is an important financial decision and one that is important to get right. Why not read our summer house buying guide to further your knowledge before reaching a final decision? Section 7 – Other style features is especially relevant to the topic of modern summer houses.

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10' x 6' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Pent Summer House (3.11m x 2.05m)
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10' x 6' Forest Beckwood 25yr Guarantee Double Door Pent Summer House (3.11m x 2.05m)
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7' x 5' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Pent Summer House (2.26m x 1.7m)
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8' x 6' Forest Beckwood 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House - 5 Windows (2.42m x 1.99m)
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8' x 6' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Pent Summer House (2.52m x 2.05m)
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10' x 8' Forest Beckwood 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (3.01m x 2.61m)
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12' x 8' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (3.6m x 2.61m)
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12' x 8' Forest Beckwood 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (3.6m x 2.61m)
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7' x 5' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (2.28m x 1.53m)
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8' x 6' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House - 5 Windows (2.42m x 1.99m)
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8' x 6' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Reverse Apex Summer House (2.42m x 1.99m)
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6' x 4' Forest Beckwood 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (1.99m x 1.23m)
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8' x 6' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House - 4 Windows (2.61m x 1.82m)
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6' x 4' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Apex Summer House (1.99m x 1.23m)
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6' x 4' Forest 4Life 25yr Guarantee Double Door Pent Summer House (1.98m x 1.4m)
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Palmako Melanie 4.5m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse (44mm)
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What is a contemporary garden?

To give you a flavour of what contemporary gardens are all about, here is a detailed definition from the RHS:

“Crisp, clean lines are an intrinsic part of contemporary design... Equally important is the use of space, geometric layout, and the absence of too many fussy details and clutter.

…Materials tend to be natural and timeless such as stone, slate and wood, and plants become just one part of the architecture ...”

What are contemporary garden rooms?

Transforming a garden room or summer house from standard to contemporary is all about the added features, which are contemporary in style. Unsure what this means? Read on to find out more.

Features to expect

With features such as tall glazing and bi-folding doors, a contemporary garden room will be perfect for your modern garden. These summer houses place significant focus on both space and light. Offer calmness and ordered storage these summer houses offer a place to relax, work, entertain and exercise.

  1. Doors – look for full-length glazed double doors and bifold doors, in particular – Example – Mercia Vermont
  2. Locks – choose summer houses with secure lever locking systems and advanced locking systems – Example – Mercia Helios
  3. Verandas and patios/terraces – extending your veranda with a patio or terraced area is another nice touch - Example - Mercia Premium
  4. Windows – opt for spacious toughened shatterproof glass windows which invite sunlight – Example - Palmako Melanie

Other features

Whilst not being specifically modern or contemporary in style, the following additional features can be expected from contemporary summer houses bought from us:

  • Cladding – generally, the cladding is neutral and suited to both traditional and contemporary settings. The exception is overlap, which although usually considered traditional in style, still works well in many contemporary garden rooms. Other neutral cladding styles include interlocking logs, shiplap tongue and groove, and tongue and groove cladding.
  • Roofing styles – whilst pent roofing styles are considered more contemporary, we also offer apex and flat. Ultimately, it’s all about choice and what works best for you!
  • Treatment and guarantee lengths – receive between 5 and 25 years of guaranteed length depending on which contemporary summer house you buy:
    • 5 years – Palmako – supplied untreated, this needs treatment with a quality wood preservative upon receipt
    • 10 years – Mercia and Shire – dip treated, requires annual retreatment
    • 15 or 25 years – Forest Garden – pressure treated, although this costs more upfront, this price is saved in the medium-long term by avoiding retreatment costs

Are contemporary summer houses the same as garden rooms? 

Yes, we essentially use the terms "contemporary summer houses" and "garden rooms" interchangeably. Both refer to stylish, modern outdoor garden buildings that provide a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax, an at-home office, or a place to entertain guests, both garden rooms and contemporary summer houses offer a versatile solution.

Can I buy a contemporary summer house complete with side shed?

Yes, a number of our modern summer houses for sale feature side sheds. The main benefit of these is that they separate storage from the main summer house. Useful for storing garden tools and equipment, these can also be used as a log store. Here are two examples of contemporary garden rooms with side sheds:

  1. 10x8 Mercia premium summer house with side shed
  2. 12'x8' Shire Aster Combination Wooden Contemporary Summerhouse

Contacting us about contemporary garden rooms

As one of the leading UK Retailers of summer garden houses and garden rooms, choose Buy Sheds Direct when you are looking to buy a contemporary summer room. Our website has all you need online, with a wide choice and delivery to most UK mainland postcodes.

Contact us today when you call 0333 003 0514. Email us today using the contact page web form. Use Live Chat for text talking now, access this by clicking the orange app icon at the right hand side or the bottom left on any page.