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Palmerston

Home Studios

An elegant design that blends form with function.

The Palmerston was our first garden studio design and remains one of our most popular. Clean and simple with a classic gable roof, it’s the perfect choice as a guest house, outdoor recording studio, or garden room office. Lend it your personal touch by customizing with a number of home studio options like shutters and flowerboxes. Many of our customers also add a stylish dormer window to create a little more natural light. Get more Palmerston home studio ideas and inspiration from our favourites!

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overview

  
  • The Palmerston home studio is known for its traditional gable roofline that allows for extra head room, making it the perfect garden office. Learn more about pricing and your Palmerston home studio in these style tabs.

Features

- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Ideal for an outdoor recording studio.

Popular options:

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Palmerston studio design floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

Palmerston floor plans configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Palmerston home studio sizes

Palmerston have sizes ranging from 72 sq.ft to 320 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Palmerston home studio includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Sonoma buildings being assembled.

  • Levelling the site for your Palmerston studio

  • Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • Palmerston studio wall frame install

  • Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston home studio

Hiring a contractor

Our Palmerston studio design buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Palmerston home studio building

    The product featured is a Palmerston in a poolside setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles

  • Palmerston studio video tour
  

details & specs

  

Palmerston Home Studio Dimensions

PALMERSTON GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Palmerston building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Palmerston home studio building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Common in Palmerston studios are gable roofs, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure. .

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Palmerston building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Palmerston home studio overhang detail

Foundation

The Palmerston studio is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Palmerston building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Palmerston home studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
Roof
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Roof
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Palmerston style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Palmerston home studio

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Palmerston studio. Dormers may vary in sizes and material, but the construction procedure remains the same.

Roof dormer detail & Palmerston building with a dormer

Extra Overhang

The Palmerston style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Extra overhang drawing detail & Palmerston with an extra overhang

Finishing

Once your Palmerston home studio building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Palmerston.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

Enjoy your Summerwood Palmerston studio in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation material for a Palmerston building

Electrical

The inside of our Palmerston home studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration example

Plumbing

Often the Palmerston style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing for a Palmerston studio
  

pricing

  

Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Palmerston sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

    

SM Palmerston
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
3ft.x7ft. $1,995 $1,596 $2,295 $1,836
3ft.x4ft. $1,195 $956 $1,495 $1,196
4ft.x8ft. $2,695 $2,156 $3,095 $2,476
4ft.x14ft. $3,395 $2,716 $4,095 $3,276
4ft.x6ft. $2,095 $1,676 $2,595 $2,076
4ft.x7ft. $2,195 $1,756 $2,695 $2,156
4ft.x10ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,895 $3,116
4ft.x12ft. $3,495 $2,796 $3,895 $3,116
5ft.x12ft. $3,495 $2,796 $4,195 $3,356
5ft.x7ft. $2,895 $2,316 $3,295 $2,636
5ft.x8ft. $3,095 $2,476 $3,495 $2,796
5ft.x10ft. $3,395 $2,716 $4,095 $3,276
5ft.x9ft. $3,195 $2,556 $3,795 $3,036
5ft.x14ft. $3,795 $3,036 $4,395 $3,516
5ft.x6ft. $2,495 $1,996 $2,995 $2,396
6ft.x10ft. $3,495 $2,796 $4,195 $3,356
6ft.x8ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,895 $3,116
6ft.x11ft. $3,695 $2,956 $4,295 $3,436
6ft.x9ft. $3,395 $2,716 $4,095 $3,276
6ft.x6ft. $2,895 $2,316 $3,295 $2,636
6ft.x7ft. $3,095 $2,476 $3,595 $2,876
7ft.x10ft. $3,795 $3,036 $4,395 $3,516
7ft.x9ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,495 $3,596
7ft.x8ft. $3,795 $3,036 $4,395 $3,516
7ft.x7ft. $3,395 $2,716 $4,095 $3,276
8ft.x8ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,495 $3,596
8ft.x6ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,895 $3,116
9ft.x7ft. $3,995 $3,196 $4,495 $3,596
9ft.x5ft. $3,295 $2,636 $3,695 $2,956

MD Palmerston
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $3,795 $3,036 $4,395 $3,516
6ft.x14ft. $4,295 $3,436 $5,195 $4,156
6ft.x16ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,295 $4,236
7ft.x12ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,695 $3,756
7ft.x14ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,295 $4,236
7ft.x11ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,695 $3,756
8ft.x10ft. $4,195 $3,356 $4,795 $3,836
8ft.x12ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,395 $4,316
8ft.x12ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,795 $4,636
8ft.x9ft. $4,095 $3,276 $4,595 $3,676
8ft.x11ft. $4,295 $3,436 $5,095 $4,076
9ft.x10ft. $4,395 $3,516 $5,295 $4,236
9ft.x11ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,695 $4,556
9ft.x9ft. $4,195 $3,356 $4,895 $3,916
10ft.x10ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,895 $4,716
10ft.x8ft. $4,195 $3,356 $4,795 $3,836
12ft.x8ft. $4,495 $3,596 $5,395 $4,316

LG Palmerston
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x20ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,595 $5,276
6ft.x18ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,895 $4,716
7ft.x18ft. $5,895 $4,716 $6,795 $5,436
7ft.x16ft. $4,795 $3,836 $5,795 $4,636
7ft.x15ft. $4,595 $3,676 $5,695 $4,556
8ft.x14ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,095 $4,876
8ft.x16ft. $5,995 $4,796 $6,895 $5,516
8ft.x15ft. $5,795 $4,636 $6,595 $5,276
8ft.x13ft. $5,095 $4,076 $5,895 $4,716
9ft.x12ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,095 $4,876
9ft.x14ft. $5,995 $4,796 $6,895 $5,516
10ft.x12ft. $5,895 $4,716 $6,795 $5,436
11ft.x10ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,395 $5,116
12ft.x9ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,095 $4,876
12ft.x10ft. $5,895 $4,716 $6,795 $5,436

XLG Palmerston
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x18ft. $6,795 $5,436 $7,995 $6,396
8ft.x35ft. $12,395 $9,916 $14,395 $11,516
8ft.x20ft. $7,395 $5,916 $8,795 $7,036
8ft.x19ft. $6,995 $5,596 $8,295 $6,636
9ft.x18ft. $7,495 $5,996 $8,895 $7,116
10ft.x14ft. $6,695 $5,356 $7,795 $6,236
10ft.x16ft. $7,395 $5,916 $8,795 $7,036
10ft.x18ft. $8,195 $6,556 $9,295 $7,436
10ft.x20ft. $8,995 $7,196 $10,295 $8,236
11ft.x16ft. $7,895 $6,316 $9,195 $7,356
11ft.x13ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,595 $6,876
12ft.x12ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,695 $6,956
12ft.x14ft. $7,495 $5,996 $8,895 $7,116
12ft.x16ft. $8,495 $6,796 $9,695 $7,756
12ft.x18ft. $9,495 $7,596 $10,995 $8,796
12ft.x20ft. $10,295 $8,236 $12,095 $9,676
13ft.x18ft. $10,095 $8,076 $11,795 $9,436
14ft.x14ft. $9,095 $7,276 $10,495 $8,396
14ft.x16ft. $10,095 $8,076 $11,795 $9,436
14ft.x18ft. $11,295 $9,036 $12,895 $10,316
14ft.x20ft. $12,495 $9,996 $14,595 $11,676
14ft.x28ft. $17,195 $13,756 $19,895 $15,916
14ft.x24ft. $14,895 $11,916 $17,195 $13,756
16ft.x16ft. $11,595 $9,276 $13,195 $10,556
16ft.x18ft. $12,395 $9,916 $14,395 $11,516
16ft.x20ft. $13,595 $10,876 $15,795 $12,636
16ft.x22ft. $14,995 $11,996 $17,295 $13,836
16ft.x24ft. $16,295 $13,036 $18,795 $15,036
16ft.x28ft. $18,895 $15,116 $21,695 $17,356
18ft.x18ft. $13,995 $11,196 $15,895 $12,716
18ft.x20ft. $15,195 $12,156 $17,595 $14,076
18ft.x22ft. $16,895 $13,516 $19,395 $15,516
18ft.x24ft. $18,295 $14,636 $20,995 $16,796
18ft.x32ft. $23,595 $18,876 $27,395 $21,916
18ft.x14ft. $11,295 $9,036 $12,895 $10,316
20ft.x20ft. $16,995 $13,596 $19,495 $15,596
20ft.x22ft. $18,695 $14,956 $21,495 $17,196
20ft.x24ft. $20,295 $16,236 $23,395 $18,716
20ft.x32ft. $26,295 $21,036 $30,395 $24,316
24ft.x32ft. $31,495 $25,196 $36,495 $29,196

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

  

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