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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.

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.

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. $4,295 $3,006 $4,995 $3,496
3ft.x7ft. $5,195 $3,636 $5,995 $4,196
4ft.x6ft. $5,195 $3,636 $5,995 $4,196
5ft.x5ft. $5,295 $3,706 $6,095 $4,266
4ft.x7ft. $5,495 $3,846 $6,395 $4,476
5ft.x6ft. $5,595 $3,916 $6,495 $4,546
4ft.x8ft. $5,895 $4,126 $6,795 $4,756
5ft.x7ft. $5,895 $4,126 $6,795 $4,756
6ft.x6ft. $5,995 $4,196 $6,895 $4,826
5ft.x8ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,295 $5,106
4ft.x10ft. $6,595 $4,616 $7,595 $5,316
6ft.x7ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,295 $5,106
7ft.x6ft. $6,395 $4,476 $7,395 $5,176
5ft.x9ft. $6,595 $4,616 $7,595 $5,316
9ft.x5ft. $6,795 $4,756 $7,895 $5,526
6ft.x8ft. $6,695 $4,686 $7,795 $5,456
8ft.x6ft. $6,695 $4,686 $7,795 $5,456
4ft.x12ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,295 $5,806
7ft.x7ft. $6,695 $4,686 $7,795 $5,456
5ft.x10ft. $6,995 $4,896 $8,095 $5,666
6ft.x9ft. $6,995 $4,896 $8,095 $5,666
9ft.x6ft. $7,195 $5,036 $8,295 $5,806
5ft.x11ft. $7,295 $5,106 $8,395 $5,876
4ft.x14ft. $7,895 $5,526 $9,095 $6,366
7ft.x8ft. $7,095 $4,966 $8,195 $5,736
5ft.x12ft. $7,595 $5,316 $8,795 $6,156
6ft.x10ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,595 $6,016
7ft.x9ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,595 $6,016
9ft.x7ft. $7,595 $5,316 $8,795 $6,156
8ft.x8ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,595 $6,016
6ft.x11ft. $7,695 $5,386 $8,895 $6,226
7ft.x10ft. $7,795 $5,456 $8,995 $6,296
5ft.x14ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,595 $6,716

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. $8,495 $5,946 $9,795 $6,856
8ft.x9ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,595 $6,716
7ft.x11ft. $8,595 $6,016 $9,895 $6,926
8ft.x10ft. $8,595 $6,016 $9,895 $6,926
10ft.x8ft. $8,895 $6,226 $10,295 $7,206
9ft.x9ft. $8,795 $6,156 $10,195 $7,136
6ft.x14ft. $9,195 $6,436 $10,595 $7,416
7ft.x12ft. $8,995 $6,296 $10,395 $7,276
12ft.x7ft. $9,295 $6,506 $10,695 $7,486
8ft.x11ft. $8,995 $6,296 $10,395 $7,276
9ft.x10ft. $9,295 $6,506 $10,695 $7,486
5ft.x18ft. $10,095 $7,066 $11,695 $8,186
8ft.x12ft. $9,395 $6,576 $10,895 $7,626
6ft.x16ft. $9,995 $6,996 $11,495 $8,046
12ft.x8ft. $13,795 $9,656 $15,895 $11,126
7ft.x14ft. $9,795 $6,856 $11,295 $7,906
14ft.x7ft. $14,995 $10,496 $17,295 $12,106
9ft.x11ft. $9,695 $6,786 $11,195 $7,836
11ft.x9ft. $9,795 $6,856 $11,295 $7,906
10ft.x10ft. $9,695 $6,786 $11,195 $7,836

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. $10,295 $7,206 $11,895 $8,326
13ft.x8ft. $16,195 $11,336 $18,695 $13,086
7ft.x15ft. $10,595 $7,416 $12,195 $8,536
9ft.x12ft. $10,495 $7,346 $12,095 $8,466
12ft.x9ft. $10,695 $7,486 $12,395 $8,676
6ft.x18ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,795 $8,956
11ft.x10ft. $10,595 $7,416 $12,195 $8,536
10ft.x11ft. $10,595 $7,416 $12,195 $8,536
7ft.x16ft. $10,995 $7,696 $12,695 $8,886
8ft.x14ft. $10,695 $7,486 $12,395 $8,676
10ft.x12ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,795 $8,956
6ft.x20ft. $11,895 $8,326 $13,695 $9,586
8ft.x15ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,795 $8,956
12ft.x10ft. $11,195 $7,836 $12,895 $9,026
7ft.x18ft. $11,695 $8,186 $13,495 $9,446
9ft.x14ft. $11,395 $7,976 $13,195 $9,236
8ft.x16ft. $11,495 $8,046 $13,295 $9,306
10ft.x13ft. $11,495 $8,046 $13,295 $9,306

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. $12,295 $8,606 $14,195 $9,936
11ft.x13ft. $12,395 $8,676 $14,295 $10,006
12ft.x12ft. $13,395 $9,376 $15,495 $10,846
8ft.x18ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,695 $10,286
9ft.x16ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,695 $10,286
8ft.x19ft. $13,095 $9,166 $15,095 $10,566
9ft.x17ft. $13,095 $9,166 $15,095 $10,566
10ft.x16ft. $13,195 $9,236 $15,195 $10,636
8ft.x20ft. $13,495 $9,446 $15,595 $10,916
9ft.x18ft. $13,495 $9,446 $15,595 $10,916
12ft.x14ft. $14,595 $10,216 $16,795 $11,756
11ft.x16ft. $13,795 $9,656 $15,895 $11,126
10ft.x18ft. $14,095 $9,866 $16,295 $11,406
10ft.x19ft. $14,595 $10,216 $16,795 $11,756
12ft.x16ft. $15,695 $10,986 $18,095 $12,666
16ft.x12ft. $16,395 $11,476 $18,895 $13,226
14ft.x14ft. $16,095 $11,266 $18,595 $13,016
10ft.x20ft. $14,995 $10,496 $17,295 $12,106
12ft.x18ft. $15,495 $10,846 $17,895 $12,526
10ft.x22ft. $15,995 $11,196 $18,395 $12,876
14ft.x16ft. $19,695 $13,786 $22,695 $15,886
16ft.x14ft. $16,395 $11,476 $18,895 $13,226
13ft.x18ft. $13,095 $9,166 $15,095 $10,566
12ft.x20ft. $16,395 $11,476 $18,895 $13,226
10ft.x24ft. $16,795 $11,756 $19,395 $13,576
14ft.x18ft. $18,395 $12,876 $21,195 $14,836
18ft.x14ft. $18,395 $12,876 $21,195 $14,836
16ft.x16ft. $18,495 $12,946 $21,295 $14,906
11ft.x25ft. $19,095 $13,366 $21,995 $15,396
14ft.x20ft. $21,295 $14,906 $24,495 $17,146
8ft.x35ft. $20,595 $14,416 $23,695 $16,586
12ft.x24ft. $19,495 $13,646 $22,495 $15,746
16ft.x18ft. $19,695 $13,786 $22,695 $15,886
16ft.x20ft. $20,995 $14,696 $24,195 $16,936
12ft.x28ft. $13,795 $9,656 $15,895 $11,126
20ft.x32ft. $32,195 $22,536 $37,095 $25,966

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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