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Palmerston

Stylish and timeless, elegance at its best.

The Palmerston workshop design is a favorite among handy men and women. The useful gable roof design adds many storage possibilities, using the Palmerston truss system. You’ll feel right at home with this classic workshop model. The classic style and many creative design options make this a design to be admired. See more and browse our favourites or get started and make it your own in our Custom Design Center.

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overview

  
    
  • Our classic Palmerston home workshop with its gable roof, is one of the preferred workspaces for DIY enthusiasts. View more about pricing and your Palmerston home workshop in these style tabs.

  • Palmerston home workshop

Features

- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Plenty of storage space.
- Ideal for your tools and working on projects.

Popular options:
  • Ancient flower boxes
  • Bar windows
  • Cedar shingles
  • Storm shutters
  • Full length windows
  • Extra overhang
  • Single dutch door
  • Double doors

Floor plans

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

  • Floor Plan 1
  • 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 home workshop sizes

Palmerston have sizes ranging from 35 sq.ft to 252 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Palmerston workshop 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 Palmerston home workshop buildings being assembled.

  • Levelling the site for your Palmerston home workshop

  • Sub-floor installation for a Palmerston

  • Palmerston workshop wall frame install

  • Complete wall frame installation for a Palmerston building

  • Finished Palmerston home workshop

Hiring a contractor

Our Palmerston workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop video tour
  

details & specs

  
    

Palmerston Home Workshop 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 workshop 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 workshops 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 workshop overhang detail

Foundation

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

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Palmerston workshop building foundation

Materials

Like all summerwood designs, the Palmerston home workshop 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 workshop

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 workshop 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 home workshop 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 workshop 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 workshop
  

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
Workshops (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Palmerston
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
3ft.x4ft. $1,195 $836 $1,795 $1,256
3ft.x7ft. $2,395 $1,676 $2,695 $1,886
4ft.x6ft. $2,495 $1,746 $2,995 $2,096
5ft.x5ft. $2,795 $1,956 $3,195 $2,236
4ft.x7ft. $2,595 $1,816 $3,095 $2,166
5ft.x6ft. $2,895 $2,026 $3,395 $2,376
4ft.x8ft. $3,095 $2,166 $3,595 $2,516
5ft.x7ft. $3,295 $2,306 $3,895 $2,726
6ft.x6ft. $3,295 $2,306 $3,895 $2,726
5ft.x8ft. $3,595 $2,516 $4,095 $2,866
4ft.x10ft. $3,895 $2,726 $4,595 $3,216
6ft.x7ft. $3,595 $2,516 $4,195 $2,936
5ft.x9ft. $3,795 $2,656 $4,495 $3,146
9ft.x5ft. $3,895 $2,726 $4,295 $3,006
6ft.x8ft. $3,895 $2,726 $4,595 $3,216
8ft.x6ft. $3,895 $2,726 $4,595 $3,216
4ft.x12ft. $4,095 $2,866 $4,595 $3,216
7ft.x7ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
5ft.x10ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
6ft.x9ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
9ft.x6ft. $4,195 $2,936 $4,895 $3,426
4ft.x14ft. $3,995 $2,796 $4,895 $3,426
7ft.x8ft. $4,495 $3,146 $5,195 $3,636
5ft.x12ft. $4,095 $2,866 $4,995 $3,496
6ft.x10ft. $4,095 $2,866 $4,995 $3,496
7ft.x9ft. $4,795 $3,356 $5,295 $3,706
9ft.x7ft. $4,795 $3,356 $5,295 $3,706
8ft.x8ft. $4,795 $3,356 $5,295 $3,706
6ft.x11ft. $4,395 $3,076 $5,095 $3,566
7ft.x10ft. $4,495 $3,146 $5,195 $3,636
5ft.x14ft. $4,495 $3,146 $5,195 $3,636

MD Palmerston
Workshops ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $4,495 $3,146 $5,195 $3,636
8ft.x9ft. $4,895 $3,426 $5,395 $3,776
7ft.x11ft. $4,895 $3,426 $5,495 $3,846
8ft.x10ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
10ft.x8ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,695 $3,986
9ft.x9ft. $4,995 $3,496 $5,795 $4,056
6ft.x14ft. $5,095 $3,566 $6,195 $4,336
7ft.x12ft. $4,895 $3,426 $5,495 $3,846
8ft.x11ft. $5,095 $3,566 $5,995 $4,196
9ft.x10ft. $5,195 $3,636 $6,295 $4,406
5ft.x18ft. $5,395 $3,776 $6,495 $4,546
8ft.x12ft. $5,295 $3,706 $6,395 $4,476
6ft.x16ft. $5,195 $3,636 $6,295 $4,406
12ft.x8ft. $5,295 $3,706 $6,395 $4,476
7ft.x14ft. $5,195 $3,636 $6,295 $4,406
14ft.x7ft. $5,795 $4,056 $6,695 $4,686
9ft.x11ft. $5,695 $3,986 $6,695 $4,686
10ft.x10ft. $6,095 $4,266 $6,895 $4,826

LG Palmerston
Workshops (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Palmerston
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $6,095 $4,266 $6,895 $4,826
7ft.x15ft. $5,395 $3,776 $6,695 $4,686
9ft.x12ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,195 $5,036
12ft.x9ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,195 $5,036
6ft.x18ft. $6,095 $4,266 $6,895 $4,826
11ft.x10ft. $6,595 $4,616 $7,495 $5,246
7ft.x16ft. $5,695 $3,986 $6,795 $4,756
8ft.x14ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,195 $5,036
10ft.x12ft. $6,895 $4,826 $8,095 $5,666
6ft.x20ft. $6,695 $4,686 $7,895 $5,526
8ft.x15ft. $6,795 $4,756 $7,895 $5,526
12ft.x10ft. $6,895 $4,826 $8,095 $5,666
7ft.x18ft. $6,895 $4,826 $8,095 $5,666
9ft.x14ft. $7,095 $4,966 $8,195 $5,736
8ft.x16ft. $7,095 $4,966 $8,195 $5,736

XLG Palmerston
Workshops ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Palmerston
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,195 $6,436
11ft.x13ft. $8,695 $6,086 $10,195 $7,136
12ft.x12ft. $8,695 $6,086 $10,295 $7,206
8ft.x18ft. $8,095 $5,666 $9,395 $6,576
9ft.x16ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,395 $6,576
8ft.x19ft. $8,395 $5,876 $9,695 $6,786
9ft.x17ft. $8,595 $6,016 $10,095 $7,066
10ft.x16ft. $8,795 $6,156 $10,395 $7,276
8ft.x20ft. $8,795 $6,156 $10,395 $7,276
9ft.x18ft. $8,895 $6,226 $10,495 $7,346
12ft.x14ft. $8,895 $6,226 $10,495 $7,346
11ft.x16ft. $9,295 $6,506 $10,995 $7,696
10ft.x18ft. $9,595 $6,716 $11,095 $7,766
10ft.x19ft. $10,195 $7,136 $11,595 $8,116
12ft.x16ft. $10,095 $7,066 $11,495 $8,046
16ft.x12ft. $10,795 $7,556 $12,195 $8,536
14ft.x14ft. $10,895 $7,626 $12,395 $8,676
10ft.x20ft. $10,795 $7,556 $12,195 $8,536
12ft.x18ft. $11,295 $7,906 $13,095 $9,166
14ft.x16ft. $11,995 $8,396 $14,095 $9,866
16ft.x14ft. $12,595 $8,816 $14,695 $10,286
13ft.x18ft. $11,995 $8,396 $14,095 $9,866
12ft.x20ft. $12,195 $8,536 $14,395 $10,076
10ft.x24ft. $12,195 $8,536 $14,395 $10,076
14ft.x18ft. $13,395 $9,376 $15,395 $10,776
18ft.x14ft. $13,395 $9,376 $15,395 $10,776
16ft.x16ft. $13,795 $9,656 $15,695 $10,986
14ft.x20ft. $14,795 $10,356 $17,295 $12,106
8ft.x35ft. $14,695 $10,286 $17,095 $11,966
16ft.x20ft. $16,195 $11,336 $18,795 $13,156
20ft.x32ft. $31,295 $21,906 $36,195 $25,336
24ft.x32ft. $37,595 $26,316 $43,495 $30,446

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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