With its commanding silhouette, the Lavenham summerhouse by Crane is sure to provide a focal point in your garden, creating additional living space or a beautiful studio. Constructed in Norfolk by skilled craftsmen, the Lavenham design is inspired by outbuildings from several National Trust properties across East Anglia. Crane visited and photographed many of these buildings to research the materials and construction, and consequently drew their designs in collaboration with the National Trust. Although all Crane buildings have timber floors, you need to have a ready, prepared base that has been laid by a professional before you take delivery. The base must be constructed of either paving slabs laid on mortar or a concrete base no less than 10cm thick. It is also recommended that your base is the metric size of the building to help with water drainage. It is necessary to stress the importance of having a solid, level concrete base for your building, as it is crucial to support the building structure. Crane are unable to install the building if the base is not level (when tested with a spirit level). All buildings, irrespective of style, also require clearance around the structure to aid installation, maintenance, redecoration and air circulation, as well as to allow space for the roof overhangs and fascias. Therefore Crane require at least 30cm around all sides of your building. Please refer to the concrete base plan in the Product Information PDF below and do not hesitate to contact Crane for further guidance. Key Features Delivered and installed by the supplier Crafted from FSC® certified Scandinavian redwood Under 2.5m high to meet modern planning requirements Traditionally styled leaded windows with toughened glass Double doors in front side and 2 opening windows Cast iron Fleur-de-Leys black door furniture with a mortice lock Olden style black corrugated apex roof Traditionally cladded using vertical sawn boards Tongue and groove floorboards Available in 4 sizes A choice of 6 colours from the National Trust paint range Good to know: Standard delivery is within 8 weeks. Delivery to the Isle of Wight is within 15 weeks.