GARDEN SHELTER FAQs

What are the Garden Shelters used for?

The Garden Shelters are most commonly used as a spa house or hobby room but are also used as a garden feature or sun room.

Check out our post on the 5 top uses for the Pinehaven shelters for some inspiration – Click here

Do I need a floor with my Garden Shelter?

A timber floor kitset is available to purchase when ordering your gazebo or garden room.. However, you may also put your garden shelter on a concrete pad, we do recommend putting it on a concrete pad if you are using it as a spa house. The flooring options for your Gazebo are endless as it depends on what look and feel you are wanting to achieve. The Gazebo can be put directly onto grass, stones, concrete, pavers, or a timber floor may be purchased. Please just remember your gazebo does need to be anchored down in some way. If you aren’t sure what is best for you please contact us. 

If I want a concrete pad will you lay it for me?

It is best to contact us and discuss. Some of our assemblers will lay concrete pads whereas some won’t, so this depends on what area in NZ you are. Concrete pads are very time consuming and expensive so it can be better to order a timber floor, however, if a concrete pad is a must contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

Does my Garden Shelter come stained? Should I stain it?

Your Garden Shelter does not come stained. However, we do recommend staining your Gazebo, Summer house or garden shelter to protect it from the harsh NZ weather, this will prolong the life of your shelter.

Can the Garden Shelters be custom made?

Certain changes can be made to the garden shelters, it is best to contact us and discuss and we will see what we can come up with. 

Do I need building consent for my Garden Shelter?

Check with your local council for placement on your property. However, garden Shelters under 10m2 do not require building consent.