Installation Considerations


Whilst the addition of a high quality garden structure such as a gazebo, summerhouse or log cabin will provide lots of benefits to the property owner in terms of style, design, usability and practicality there are a number of considerations that you should make prior to purchasing or installing the structure.


Martic Log Gazebo


Grande Gazebo Frame


With this in mind here at Gazebo Direct we have detailed the main factors that you should consider

  • Type of Garden Structure 
  • Size of Garden Strucutre
  • Position of Strucutre


What Type of Garden Strucutre?

Regardless of the type of garden structure you are looking to purchase it is important that you select a design that is going to be appropriate to your requirements in terms of the finished appearance. This is because not all our garden buildings will suit all garden designs.


Buckingham Wooden Garden Gazebo Design


For example if you have a modern or regimented garden design and you want to enhance it there is no point spending lots of money on a traditional summerhouse or gazebo as it will not blend well with the space at all. In these instances something with clean lines and a simple shape such as the Helios 10 x 10 Summerhouse or the Grande Wooden Garden Gazebo would be of more benefit.

Likewise if you have a traditional cottage garden don’t go for simple modern designs as they too will not blend with the existing aesthetic appeal of the garden. In our opinion designs such as the Sandringham Gazebo will work well as would the Kestrel Log Cabin.

In some cases picking the most appropriate design for your garden may have to be a compromise however if you take a good look through our range of products we are confident you will find something suitable in only a few clicks. Alternatively feel free to contact Gazebo Direct now by calling 0844 804 5577 and we will be on hand to help you make the right decision.


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What Size Garden Strucutre is Required?

Depending on the size of your garden, patio or terrace we have lots of options available for you to choose from. However when picking the size make sure that the design you like will fit into the amount of space you have available otherwise you might find you have made an expensive mistake. For this reason we suggest you carefully measure the space at least twice or an even better solution is to mark out the buildings footprint on the ground as this will give a good visual reference as to how the structure may influence the space.


Superior wooden gazebo used to cover a patio and hot tub


Popular Designs

To aid you with your purchasing decision we have detailed some of our most popular structures suitable for different size gardens


Small Gardens


Medium Size Gardens


Large Gardens


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Where is the Strucutre to be Positioned?

Whether you plan on erecting a summerhouse in the corner of the garden or would prefer to create a focal point in the centre of your garden it is important to consider how the size and design will fit in with its intended location.

For example consider the following;

What is the position of structure in relation to the house?

If the structure is to be located close to your property ask yourself will it block light from entering into the house. If the answer is yes this may have a detrimental impact on the internal occupants of these rooms.

Likewise if you have a large garden ask yourself will the structure be easily accessible from your house. Too far away and you may find that you do not use the building to its full potential.


Classico gazebo installed close to a house wall


Will it screen the view of the neighbours?

If you are overlooked by neighbours is there a solution that will help to improve your privacy when using the space. For example some of our gazebos such as the Morten, Waldemar and Marit designs have solid side walls and an open front which screens the view from behind whilst maintaining an open aspect to the front elevation of the building.


Ultimo Wooden Gazebo


Grande timber gazebo with modified back walls


What direction does the prevailing wind come from?

If you live in an area that is exposed to high winds consider whether it is practical to install a garden building in the first place? Having said that a number of solution`s for these kinds of installations are available including bolt down anchors and ground spikes which are designed to fix the structure securely to the ground.


Waldemar log gazebo with solid side walls for privacy


Is it close to the boundary of your property?

If the answer to this is yes then pay careful attention to the height of the structure otherwise you could find yourself breaking local planning laws.


Superior gazebo close to boundary


Will trees block light from getting into the garden building?

If you plan on spending a lot of time inside your log cabin or summerhouse we recommend you consider how much light will get into the building if it is located close to any large trees. Furthermore you may also find that a build up of moss and lichen appears on the roof of the structure which can look unsightly if left untreated.