Obviously Wendy houses serve a purpose and need to be practical but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with turning the Wendy house in your garden into it’s main feature. The Wendy’s below are great examples when creative artistry meets wonderful workmanship. These Wendy houses must have taken serious planning and dedication to build but the Wow factor is incredible. Imagine stepping out into your garden and seeing one of these!
Fantasy Wendy house.
This one by ‘The rustic way’ via ‘Apartment therapy‘ is definitely one of my favourites.
Classical looking wendy house.
This one via the Homestead revival blog is awesome. I love the small details like the light and the Windows.
Farm style Wendy house
This one via Busyboo makes me think of a little house in the countryside. It’s in a great spot too, with all the foliage surrounding it.
Wendy house in the forest.
This little Wendy amongst the trees via Edwardmcgregory is nice and colourful and I really like the use of the potted flowers arranged around it, making it more than just a storage area.
Barn style Wendy house.
This barn design via houzz makes for a really cool addition to the garden and a large useful storage area.
Cylindrical garden shed.
This Wendy shaped like a cylindar via Joshomedesign really offers something different and just shows what can be done to change a wendy house from a standard “shed” into something attractive in the garden.
Isn’t it amazing how the Wendy houses listed above prove that your storage area in the garden can really be a fantastic feature in the garden and really, the center-piece instead of just that ‘garden shed’ at the back of your house.
Looking for Wendy houses prices? It can be a daunting task. We’re all looking for the best deal and we want to ensure that we get quality craftsmanship, great service and the best price. Wendy house prices vary from supplier to supplier and area to area but we’ll help keep you informed so you can get the best deal.
- How much should you pay?
- What is a good deal?
- Will you still get good quality if you pay less?
The aim of this article is to make sure that when you’re looking for Wendy houses prices that you know what is good and bad and in general what the market offers. Prices change over time and vary according to materials used as well size. We’ll try to keep this page as up to date as possible so that you can make an informed decision on your new Wendy house.
Average Wendy houses prices in South Africa
The prices below are based on our survey of local Wendy house suppliers. We are always looking for more accurate data and welcome additional information. Please note that the prices listed here are an indication taken from a relatively small sample and will vary according to finishes, the type of materials used and also whether or not you have added any optional extras such as stable doors, verandas, tuck shop flaps, power outlets, insect proofing etc.
Here are our average suppliers Wendy houses prices
- 1.5 x 1.5m = R5000.00
- 2.5 x3 meters =R8000.00
- 3.3 x 3.6m = R9000.00
- 4.8 x 3m = R14000.00
- 3.6 x 6m = R16000.00
- 40 m Square = R64000.00
- 52 m square = R90000.00
Due to the fact that they can be built to different specs and used for everything from guard houses to tool sheds to Granny flats, there are different size Wendy’s available and the supplier you choose may also offervarious other size options. When looking at the price, remember to take into account that the cost can be affected by whether or not the site is easily accessible, and whether or not the Wendy house has been treated for water and insects.
Wendy houses prices are influenced by additions so find out if yours has a solid wood door, a tongue and groove door, a stable door etc and what enquire as to what the roof is constructed out of eg is it a wooden roof, an aluminium roof etc. Delivery costs are often around R600 but may vary per supplier and area. Larger Wendy houses may require a fairly extensive amount of labour to build while others can be flat packed and installed on a DIY basis. DIY would save money, however you need to be fairly good at working with your hands or at least supervising someone who is.
Fancy a bit of DIY? DIY Wendy houses can be very rewarding to build. For those of you who like to get your hands dirty with a little DIY, there are now DIY Wendy house kits available or you can just pop into your local hardware store, grab the materials you need and get started. There are some very good DIY wendy house plans on the market if you’re looking to do things the right way and they’re actually quite reasonable. Some people don’t like the idea of DIY but for those who do, what is awesome is that you can now buy flat packed Wendy’s and erect them yourself at home.
Looking to do your next big DIY project? Maybe you need some storage space at home or you’re looking to create an awesome playhouse for the kids. DIY wendy houses come in all shapes and sizes and it can be immensely rewarding to do a project like that. For those brave souls who want to really sink their teeth into it, you can actually build your own wendy house from scratch, although obviously you’ll need a good set of plans for DIY Wendy houses and a whole heap of self confidence.
Getting ready for construction of your DIY Wendy house.
Once you’re ready to construct your new DIY Wendy house, you’ll need to decide where you’ll be placing it and prepare the space by making sure that it’s clear and that the ground is compact. Try leave an extra half a meter around the space for you to work.
Tools you’ll probably need.
- A drill.
- A set of Tin snips.
- A sturdy step ladder.
- A spirit level
- A tape measure
- A good quality hand saw
- Elbow grease (only kidding on the last one but you will break a sweat)
We’ll do our best to include all the DIY wendy houses that we can find and try to get the suppliers who offer these options on board asap.
When looking to determine what the cost will be of your new wendy house, there are a few things that you’ll need to determine. Firstly, how big is the space available where it will be placed and how big does it need to be. Are you going to have it built for you or are you going to buy one thats been flat packed and erect it yourself. Prices of Wendy houses vary according to the size, design, materials used and you also need to take into account costs of delivery and construction. Supplier prices can vary quite dramatically and it’s always a good idea to shop around.
Common prices of wendy houses.
According to our Wendy Houses prices survey ,sizes will often start at around 1.5M X 1.5M and will cost around R5000.00 and go up to 5 X 3 m and Cost around R14000.00. Prices will obviously vary according to the factors discussed in the last paragraph and you will also need to find out if any optional extras like verandahs etc will add to the cost. Wax oil treatment and other treatments may also affect price. Wood prices will also affect price, eg knotty pine vs SA pine, log profile or even pallet wood. Style can have an effect as well such as if the style is Louvred or not. Think ahead and don’t forget to take into account if you need to lay a concrete slab or if you already have a solid flat space available. An alternative may be to build a stilted base which may add to the cost. Roof construction and windows and doors will also affect prices of Wendy houses.
Deliveries will usually range between R150 and R600 depending on the area although there are some companies that will deliver free if it’s within a certain radius. You should always find out if installation is included.