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Pool Cabanas

Palmerston

This elegant but efficient design pairs form with function.

An early Summerwood design and still one of our favorites, the Palmerston is a truly great pool house. While the open interior construction of the roof allows you to store almost anything with ease, the simple wooden design is pretty in any setting. Add your own personal touch with window boxes and other special finishings and you’ll have created a look unique to your own backyard. Make sure to check out our Custom Design Center and favourites for more Palmerston inspiration.

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overview

  • Your Palmerston pool house is a picture-perfect addition to your own pool area. The classic open interior design allows for ample storage. Learn about pricing and more in our Palmerston pool house style tabs.

  • Palmerston pool house

Features

- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Perfect for storing all your pool gear.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Bar windows
  • Ancient flower boxes
  • Storm shutters
  • Cedar shingles
  • Extra overhang
  • Full length window

Floor plans

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

  • Palmerston pool house Floor Plan 1
  • Palmerston pool house Floor Plan 2
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 pool house sizes

Palmerston pool houses have sizes ranging from 35 sq.ft to 340 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Palmerston pool cabana 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 Palmerston pool house

    Levelling the site for your Palmerston pool house kit

  • Sub-floor installation for Palmerston pool house

    Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • Palmerston pool house wall frame install

    Palmerston pool house wall frame install

  • Palmerston pool house wall frame installation

    Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston pool house

    Finished Palmerston pool house (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

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

Hiring a contractor Palmerston pool house
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Palmerston pool house 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 pool cabana design video tour

details & specs

Palmerston Pool House 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 pool cabana 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 pool houses 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 pool house overhang detail

Foundation

The Palmerston pool cabana 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 pool house 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 pool house

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Palmerston pool cabana. 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 pool house 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 pool house 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 pool cabana 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 pool houses

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
Pool Cabanas (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Palmerston
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
3ft.x4ft. $1,895 $1,421 $2,895 $2,171
3ft.x7ft. $3,595 $2,696 $4,095 $3,071
4ft.x6ft. $3,895 $2,921 $4,495 $3,371
5ft.x5ft. $4,295 $3,221 $4,895 $3,671
4ft.x7ft. $3,995 $2,996 $4,695 $3,521
5ft.x6ft. $4,395 $3,296 $5,295 $3,971
4ft.x8ft. $4,795 $3,596 $5,595 $4,196
5ft.x7ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,895 $4,421
6ft.x6ft. $5,195 $3,896 $5,895 $4,421
5ft.x8ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,095 $4,571
4ft.x10ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,095 $5,321
6ft.x7ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,195 $4,646
7ft.x6ft. $5,495 $4,121 $6,195 $4,646
5ft.x9ft. $5,895 $4,421 $6,995 $5,246
9ft.x5ft. $5,995 $4,496 $6,595 $4,946
6ft.x8ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,095 $5,321
8ft.x6ft. $5,995 $4,496 $7,095 $5,321
4ft.x12ft. $6,195 $4,646 $7,095 $5,321
7ft.x7ft. $6,095 $4,571 $7,495 $5,621
5ft.x10ft. $6,095 $4,571 $7,495 $5,621
6ft.x9ft. $6,095 $4,571 $7,495 $5,621
9ft.x6ft. $6,495 $4,871 $7,495 $5,621
5ft.x11ft. $6,195 $4,646 $7,595 $5,696
4ft.x14ft. $6,095 $4,571 $7,495 $5,621
7ft.x8ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
5ft.x12ft. $6,195 $4,646 $7,595 $5,696
6ft.x10ft. $6,195 $4,646 $7,595 $5,696
7ft.x9ft. $7,395 $5,546 $7,995 $5,996
9ft.x7ft. $7,395 $5,546 $7,995 $5,996
8ft.x8ft. $7,395 $5,546 $7,995 $5,996
6ft.x11ft. $6,895 $5,171 $7,795 $5,846
7ft.x10ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
5ft.x14ft. $7,095 $5,321 $7,995 $5,996

MD Palmerston
Pool Cabanas ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $6,995 $5,246 $7,895 $5,921
8ft.x9ft. $7,495 $5,621 $8,295 $6,221
7ft.x11ft. $7,495 $5,621 $8,395 $6,296
8ft.x10ft. $7,695 $5,771 $8,595 $6,446
10ft.x8ft. $7,695 $5,771 $8,595 $6,446
9ft.x9ft. $7,695 $5,771 $8,695 $6,521
6ft.x14ft. $7,895 $5,921 $9,495 $7,121
7ft.x12ft. $7,595 $5,696 $8,495 $6,371
12ft.x7ft. $7,795 $5,846 $8,795 $6,596
8ft.x11ft. $7,895 $5,921 $9,295 $6,971
9ft.x10ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,695 $7,271
5ft.x18ft. $8,395 $6,296 $9,895 $7,421
8ft.x12ft. $8,595 $6,446 $10,395 $7,796
6ft.x16ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,695 $7,271
12ft.x8ft. $8,295 $6,221 $9,795 $7,346
7ft.x14ft. $7,995 $5,996 $9,695 $7,271
14ft.x7ft. $9,095 $6,821 $10,195 $7,646
9ft.x11ft. $8,695 $6,521 $10,195 $7,646
11ft.x9ft. $8,995 $6,746 $10,295 $7,721
10ft.x10ft. $9,395 $7,046 $10,495 $7,871

LG Palmerston
Pool Cabanas (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Palmerston
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $9,395 $7,046 $10,495 $7,871
13ft.x8ft. $9,595 $7,196 $10,595 $7,946
7ft.x15ft. $8,395 $6,296 $10,195 $7,646
9ft.x12ft. $9,695 $7,271 $10,795 $8,096
12ft.x9ft. $9,695 $7,271 $10,795 $8,096
6ft.x18ft. $9,595 $7,196 $10,595 $7,946
11ft.x10ft. $10,095 $7,571 $11,495 $8,621
10ft.x11ft. $9,895 $7,421 $11,295 $8,471
7ft.x16ft. $8,695 $6,521 $10,395 $7,796
8ft.x14ft. $9,695 $7,271 $10,795 $8,096
10ft.x12ft. $10,495 $7,871 $12,195 $9,146
6ft.x20ft. $10,395 $7,796 $12,095 $9,071
8ft.x15ft. $10,395 $7,796 $11,995 $8,996
12ft.x10ft. $10,495 $7,871 $12,195 $9,146
7ft.x18ft. $10,595 $7,946 $12,295 $9,221
9ft.x14ft. $10,695 $8,021 $12,295 $9,221
8ft.x16ft. $10,795 $8,096 $12,495 $9,371
10ft.x13ft. $11,395 $8,546 $13,095 $9,821

XLG Palmerston
Pool Cabanas ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $12,195 $9,146 $13,995 $10,496
11ft.x13ft. $13,295 $9,971 $15,395 $11,546
12ft.x12ft. $13,295 $9,971 $15,695 $11,771
8ft.x18ft. $12,395 $9,296 $14,395 $10,796
9ft.x16ft. $12,195 $9,146 $14,395 $10,796
8ft.x19ft. $12,895 $9,671 $14,695 $11,021
9ft.x17ft. $13,195 $9,896 $15,095 $11,321
10ft.x16ft. $13,395 $10,046 $15,795 $11,846
8ft.x20ft. $13,395 $10,046 $15,795 $11,846
9ft.x18ft. $13,495 $10,121 $15,895 $11,921
12ft.x14ft. $13,495 $10,121 $15,895 $11,921
11ft.x16ft. $14,295 $10,721 $16,495 $12,371
10ft.x18ft. $14,595 $10,946 $16,795 $12,596
10ft.x19ft. $15,695 $11,771 $17,595 $13,196
12ft.x16ft. $15,295 $11,471 $17,295 $12,971
16ft.x12ft. $16,295 $12,221 $18,395 $13,796
14ft.x14ft. $16,395 $12,296 $18,695 $14,021
10ft.x20ft. $16,395 $12,296 $18,495 $13,871
12ft.x18ft. $17,195 $12,896 $19,795 $14,846
10ft.x22ft. $17,595 $13,196 $20,195 $15,146
14ft.x16ft. $18,295 $13,721 $21,295 $15,971
16ft.x14ft. $18,995 $14,246 $22,095 $16,571
13ft.x18ft. $18,295 $13,721 $21,295 $15,971
12ft.x20ft. $18,595 $13,946 $21,695 $16,271
10ft.x24ft. $18,695 $14,021 $21,795 $16,346
14ft.x18ft. $20,195 $15,146 $23,195 $17,396
18ft.x14ft. $20,195 $15,146 $23,195 $17,396
16ft.x16ft. $20,995 $15,746 $23,595 $17,696
11ft.x25ft. $21,895 $16,421 $25,395 $19,046
14ft.x20ft. $22,395 $16,796 $25,995 $19,496
8ft.x35ft. $22,395 $16,796 $25,895 $19,421
12ft.x24ft. $22,495 $16,871 $26,095 $19,571
16ft.x18ft. $22,795 $17,096 $26,095 $19,571
16ft.x20ft. $24,495 $18,371 $28,295 $21,221
12ft.x28ft. $25,795 $19,346 $29,495 $22,121
20ft.x32ft. $46,895 $35,171 $53,995 $40,496

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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