Howarth Help & Advice

Here you will find help and advise, useful information and how-to guides for all your home improvements and personal or professional projects

Project: Summer House

Delve into Tom Wild's summer house project, created using materials from Howarth Timber & Building Supplies.


Tom Wild set upon a project to build a summer house in his back garden, with storage and relaxation in mind.  One side of his summer house acts as a traditional garden shed storing tools and gardening equipment. The other side is where Tom relaxes and unwinds with a drink.

The shed part of his build has a LED strip light and 2 gang sockets. The summer house has a double door with windows, a side door for entry, insulation, four dimmable LED spot lights, an extractor fan and two 2 gang sockets (one with USB sockets). On the outside there are 3 dimmable LED spot lights in the overhang to light up the garden.

Tom made everything from scratch using materials from Howarth Timber and Building Supplies.



Deck Frame - 47mm x 100mm Imported Treated C24 Kiln Dried Carcassing

Deck Boards - Arbordeck 32mm x 125mm 3.6 Reversible Treated Decking Red

Screws - Classic C2 Screw 5.0 x 30, Classic C2 Screw 5.0 x 70, Carpenters Mate Deck Screw 63mm

Shed Frame and Roof - 47mm x 75mm Imported Treated C24 Kiln Dried Carcassing

Shed Sheeting - 9mm x 2440 x 1220 Q mark Plywood

Shed Roof - 11mm x 2440 x 1220 OSB3

Waterproofing - Damp Proof Membrane Blue 300mu 4m x 25m

Doors and Windows - Timber Scant 50mm x 100mm