Western Red Cedar Cladding
All the cladding, windows, doors and external trims are made
from 100% Western Red Cedar from Canada. This is traditional
timber used for garden buildings and greenhouses because it
is very stable and extremely resistant to rot. The colour of
cedar varies naturally within the same tree between almost white
through pinky orange colours to a rich brown colour.
Alton summerhouses are treated with a clear oil based protector
in their workshops, however the treatment is completely clear
so that it does not ruin the natural appearance of the wood.
You can of course treat your summerhouses if you want it to
be a particular colour, but if you leave it to naturally mature,
it will go an attractive silvery-grey colour. You can re-treat
with clear any time to increase the lifespan, but even if you
do not treat it again your cedar should last for many years
provided you keep it clean. For the longest possible life, we
recommend that you apply an oil based treatment every 3 years
and clean it every year.
Georgian Windows and Doors
Made in Alton's own workshop by craftsmen from Western red cedar
and glazed with toughened safety glass. Also internally glazed
which gives a more attractive appearance from the outside.
Top Quality Windows and Doors
All in all satin-chrome finish, the window catches, door hinges,
bolts and door hooks are of a noticeably higher quality that
the industry standard.
As standard every Alton summerhouse has a red felt roof. This
will require replacing every few years if it is exposed to the
weather. The optional Cedar slatted roof not only makes your
summerhouse more attractive, it also covers the roofing felt
and cedar trims at the bottom of the roof. This means your felt
will not be exposed to the elements and it will last much longer.
This option is worth the additional expense, as it will prove
value for money in the long run.
Whether single or double your summerhouse door will be fitted
with a 3 lever mortice lock.
Heavy Duty Tanalised Flooring
19mm floorboards which give a solid
floor and as both the joists underneath and the floorboards
themselves are tanalised pressure treated, they are resistant