Royston Apex Shed

November Special Offers on Sheds and Summerhouses

Royston Apex ShedPortofino Superior SummerhouseNotton Shed

We have a fantastic offer on many of our sheds and summerhouses this November with free upgrades on most of our models. Further to this we have 10% off of six garden rooms in our Superior Summerhouse range.

Free upgrades


Heavy Duty Floor

Do you need to store heavy items in your shed? Perhaps you have boxes of stock for your business that need to be kept dry, but weigh too much for a conventional shed floor. Or you may have a heavy, professional grade roller lawnmower that you would not want falling through your shed floor.

The heavy duty floor upgrades the tongue and groove floor boards from 12mm up to 20mm which provides greater strength and longevity to your shed or summerhouses. This can net you a saving of £250 on selected models!

Toughened Glass

Toughened glass is ideal when safety is a concern. That’s why you can find it as standard on models such as the Acapulco with its full height glazing, to ensure safety for all users of your garden – big or small! On most models toughened glass is an optional upgrade, which can cost over £450 in some cases. Do you have kids or grand-children who like to play ball in the garden? If so this is a perfect free upgrade for your shed or summerhouse.


10% Off

Although Autumn is upon us, and summer seems so far away; the prospect of purchasing a summerhouse may be furthest thing from your mind. However many of our customers find that it takes a while to settle into their new garden room. For example: sourcing the perfect piece of furniture can take months for delivery. Perhaps you may want to organise electrical power for your summerhouse, and you electrician may be booked until the spring. With Christmas fast approaching, a Summerhouse might make excellent storage for all those presents you have (yet) to buy.

With the 10% off offer, it is just one more reason to consider a Summerhouse this Autumn – save up to £796! And have your dream garden room ready for next spring.

10% off applies to the following models


Free toughened glass and heavy duty floor upgrades available on the following models

Summerhouses Summerhouses Sheds Sheds
Algarve Henley Ultra Suntrap
Lugano Wentworth Royston Apex Potter
Valencia Kingstone Notton Pent Cawthorne
Helmsley Richmond Barn Security Apex & Pent
Monte Carlo Askern Clayton Supreme
Bowness Acapulco Apent Premier Pent
Copeland Vittoria
Dovedale Palermo
Wingroves Milan
Riviera Sorrento


*Terms and conditions apply

Christmas Sale!

Following the success of our November sale, we are proud to offer our December deals on the run up to Christmas. Most of our standard sheds and summerhouses are eligible for a 5% discount – the only exceptions are the affordable Popular lines.

On top of this 5% discount we are now including heavy duty floor upgrades – free of charge! This upgrades the tongue and groove floor from 12mm to 20mm. This provides better structure and strength to all sheds and summerhouses; this is a great opportunity to improve your garden building at no extra cost. Make sure to drop us a line, email or visit us at Merriments to see how much you could save!

Potter Shed Portofino Superior Summerhouse Helmsley Summerhouse

This offer runs until the 5th January – although we are closed over Christmas, we will endeavour to fulfill orders made over the Christmas break.

Christmas Shutdown

Just to inform all of our customers (past, present and future), that we will be closing down for a Christmas break. Our Christmas break begins on the 22nd December and we return on the 4th January. If you wish to place an order, especially to make use of our Christmas Sale – make sure to use the form on the Contact Us page, as we won’t be manning the phones.

You can still make use of the 5% off right up until the 5th January – there are huge savings to be made with this offer!

The entire Newton and Frost team wish you all a Happy Christmas and a great New Year.

The Merriments journey so far

As the opening of our first show centre draws ever closer, it is amazing to look back and see how far the place has come in just four weeks. The very first task was to install the decking area, which has become our shed display and location for the office. Our lads got the decking up in good time and proceeded to build their first Contemporary Home Office. By the end of the first week, both the decking and Home Office were complete in terms of construction. However the decking was bare, with just the unpainted and unoccupied home office standing there. Read more

Post and Beam

Big Savings on an Ex-Demo Post and Beam!

Save over £1,400 on a Post and Beam!


Less than a year old, this beautifully crafted garden room is looking for a new home. With just one careful owner, this garden building will add character to any garden. The Post and Beam is on display at our offices in Horam and we recommend a visit to see the building before purchase!




Manufacturer’s description

The Timeless Timber Post and Beam shed is an example of
fine craftmanship. Constructed with a post and beam frame
made from high quality Douglas Fir, the mortise and tenon
jointed framework is hand selected, planed and chamfered
before being coated with a semi clear brown preservative to
protect the natural beauty of the timber . This is then
combined with a feather edge timber which is painted in a
rich cream contrasting perfectly with the Post and Beam sets. The
unique door design and ironmongery make this product a
very attractive addition to any garden. Typically these designs
are used as garden rooms.



2400mm wide.
3300mm long.
2960mm high.
1830mm eaves height.

Cladding: Planed Featheredge.
Ironmongery: Brass.

Frame: 38×89 construction timber.
Roof Covering: Antique Red Metal Composite Tile.
Material: European Softwoods.

1 fixed sash window.
1 pair of doors, glazed. 1550mm wide.

Post and Beam

This building is self-takedown and collect. It is imperative to visit us and view before purchase, along with an individual possessing carpentry experience. The building is sold as seen, and our normal delivery & installation options are not available with this particular special offer.

Log Cabins and Sheds Display Centre Opening With special guest Jayne Torvill

This Good Friday, 3rd of April at 11am, our new display centre of log cabins and sheds at Merriments, (Hurst Green in East Sussex) will be having its grand opening. Come and see our brand new range of log cabins including Elm and Chestnut. Our log cabins are built using 44mm thick logs and are fully double glazed as standard.  We have a range of sheds, summerhouses and wendy houses on display for you to browse so there is something for the whole family, whether its a place for gran to read a book or a place for the kids to play! Stables and Mobile Field Shelters are also on display courtesy of our sister organisation NFF Equestrian. Our fully insulated and double glazed Home Office is also on display as our sales office. We have installed a panel heater which is thin and discrete, whilst being very efficient.

We are offering £100 off Log Cabins for orders placed on the day

This is a fantastic special offer. Place your order on the day and make the most of your garden this summer, with one of our superb garden buildings.


Meet our special guest Winter Olympic gold medalist: Jayne Torvill! She will be there for a friendly chat and also as a patron of Tomorrow’s People. Refreshments will be provided in the form of tea, coffee, cake and soft drinks. Why not make a day of it, and enjoy a stroll around the delightful gardens and stop for a delicious bite to eat in the restaurant! The gardens will be opening on the 1st of April, so why not make it the first visit of the year!

There is plenty of parking and access is easy via the A21 from Hastings or Tunbridge Wells. From Maidstone, Merriments is towards the end of the A229. So if you are in that part of East Sussex or Kent this Good Friday, make sure to stop by and visit our festivities.

We look forward to seeing you there this bank holiday weekend!


Merriments Gardens,
Hawkhurst Road,
Hurst Green,
East Sussex
TN19 7RA



Bespoke Log Cabins – A Journey

There is often an incorrect assumption that a bespoke log cabin is a costly and difficult process. Up to half of the cabins we supply and install are bespoke. These range from typical garden log cabins to large school builds. We understand that everyone has a specific need when it comes to their log cabin, whether that be the purpose of the cabin, or that perfect place it is intended to sit. We love helping customers get the log cabin of their dream and this article will outline how simple the process is.

Starts with a sketch

Firstly, we require a very simple sketch to work from. All the sketch needs to do is show the overall dimensions, any additional rooms, window and door placement. From this we can produce some preliminary CAD drawings for you to see and make any amendments if required.

Below are some samples of a variety of log cabins and timber buildings we have drawn for customers:


We are happy to make alterations to the design, for example if you require larger windows, we can place them in the drawing. If you wanted an overhang, we can add that too! At this stage in the process, the main aim is to get the design correct in terms of size and position of the windows and doors. We would also arrange a site visit to your property at this point, to get an overall understanding on where the building will be positioned. This is important in terms of exposure, drainage and base requirements. Different buildings in different locations can potentially bring difficulties further down the line. Some of our competitors neglect this stage of the process. However as we are passionate about making the right building for you, we insist on seeing the site before continuing on to the next step.

Finalising the design

Once we have completed the site and finalised the aesthetic design, we move onto the practical design. This is where we can work out the exact specification, the materials required, and the all important price! From this we can create more detailed technical drawings which we can manufacture to. Below is an example of a building we installed very recently in Seaford, East Sussex. A fantastic design, incorporating two summerhouses, a storage shed and a canopy on the left hand .

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At this stage if you are happy with the design, you can place an order. Typically our schedule is very busy, and the lead time is 6-8 weeks, which is important to bear in mind. If you have an important upcoming event, it’s far better to order sooner rather than later!


Once the building has arrived, we will call to book a date for delivery. We can provide the building as supply only, but we recommend one of our experienced team of installers complete this part of the project. As timber is prone to expansion and contraction, our installers understand the best methods to overcome such issues. Seaford Cabin 2

Seaford Cabin

The above two images show the completed build in Seaford. A fantastic design by our customer, which is made to measure and adds a great feature to their garden.


We cannot stress enough how important is it to apply one coat of the free can of wood preserver – followed by at least two coats of a proprietary wood stain (we recommend Protek). A full detailed guide on why this is necessary can be found in the our Log Cabin Maintenance and Care Guide.

If you have problems with the building, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We like to ensure that our customers are 100% happy with their purchase.

Special Offer – £100 off Log Cabin orders!

Following on from the success of our launch over the Easter Weekend: NFF are offering £100 off Log Cabin orders placed at our Merriments Display Centre until the 30th April. Make sure to quote MERRIMENTS2015 to qualify for this amazing discount.


This special offer applies to our entire range of premium Log Cabins.  All our Log Cabins come complete with full double glazing and are built using strong 44mm thick logs. This ensures that they are highly insulated and are designed to last for many years.

Oak Log Cabin

If you visit our Merriments Display Centre you can see a selection of our Log Cabins. Oak  features large 1.5m high windows providing ample light. This is an excellent choice for a west-facing garden, to make the most out of those long summer sunsets. One of our customers uses their Oak as a personal art studio. Another appealing feature of Oak is it’s under 2.5m high, which typically more planning friendly – as always check with your local area authority before ordering!

Elm Log Cabin


For those looking for something larger, Elm features 3 separate rooms. Although most use the two rooms to the rear as bedrooms, they can be used for much more.  For instance, one room could be used to store books in, while the other could be a mini gym. The large room could be used as a seating area, while another used purely for storage. The possibilities are endless!

Cherry Log Cabin

Perhaps space is an issue? Cherry is the smallest of our Log Cabins, however it still features all the benefits of our larger models. This can make an excellent guest room at an incredibly low price. Using this months special offer, the price is just £1,200!


Getting to Merriments is easy; from Hastings or Tunbridge Wells its just off the A21 at Hurst Green. For those coming from Maidstone, its on the A229. For the rest off us here’s the address!

Merriments Merriments Gardens
Hawkhurst Road
Hurst Green
East Sussex
TN19 7RA

A glowing review from a customer

We recently installed a bespoke log cabin for a customer in Lewes, for use as a summerhouse. They sent us a lovely letter…

“We are writing to say thank you so much for our new summerhouse. The product speaks for itself. We are really pleased with the finished result. We would like to thank you as a company for your professionalism. Nothing was too much trouble. There was always a can do approach.

We would especially like to thank Chris and Rick for their hard-work as they managed to get the roof on and make the product water tight just in time before the rain came. They both worked extremely hard to finish the job and took great pride in what they have achieved. They will both go a long way and we understand this job was quite a challenge because of its uniqueness.

We would also like to thank you for liaising with the contractor and for achieving a great result on our behalf as customers. We would happily recommend you as a company to others considering purchasing a new summerhouse.

Once again it is nice to meet a company that takes its customers concerns and ideas on board and goes the extra mile to provide the customer with a product that they are entirely happy with.

Yours sincerely

Mr & Mrs P.

We love receiving such great feedback! So if you have had a wonderful experience with us, please leave us a review on Facebook or on Google+.

Our new Gazebo!

NFF’s new Gazebo

If you go down to our Merriments Display Centre you will find the latest addition to our already huge range of garden buildings. Our Gazebo offers the best of both worlds – two solid walls acting as a wind break and providing a nice shady spot. The two frame sections allow a nice summer breeze to flow and a place to sit in the sun. It all depends on the choice of position in your garden: a north facing spot will provide a cool shady sanctuary – while a west facing spot will give you a place to enjoy splendid sunsets.


Measuring 3.5m x 3.5m, this gives you a huge space for garden furniture. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs, enough to seat a large barbecue party. If you would rather just have a quiet place for a sun bed, there’s room for two and a table.


The Gazebo is built using the same 44mm thick logs found on our Log Cabins offering the same high level of durability and longevity.  As with our Log Cabins, the Gazebo comes with free roofing felt and free wood preserver, included in the price.



£1750 – 3.5m x 3.5m Gazebo


£650 – Install

£370 – Shingle Roofing Felt

£600 – Timber Base


Don’t forget to have a look at our other gazebo – The Wentworth. This octagonal gazebo can be built using fully boarded sections to act as a windbreak. The placement of these sides are fully customisable, allowing you to order the perfect building for your garden. The Wentworth is a smaller building, in either 8′ x 8′ (2.4m x 2.4m) or 10′ x 10′ (3m x 3m).

Wentworth Summerhouse

As with all of our buildings, it is always best to get in contact us or call (01435 813 535), if you have any questions. Our experienced team will be able to advise you on the best possibilities for your garden.