Where our inspiration comes from

Where our inspiration comes from


Every Breeze House in our collection is a very distinct design. If you have one in your garden, there’s no dispute over our classic style and where it came from. But, do you know where our inspiration began? It all started with a trip to the simply stunning African continent.

In the late 1990s, our Breeze House founder went on a holiday to Africa to explore the beautiful landscape, wonderful wildlife and interesting culture this fascinating place has to offer.

And it was on this trip that he came across stunning and sturdy timber and thatched shelters. The native, open-sided structures were not only incredibly useful, providing shade from the sun plus cover during heavy rainfall, but they looked impressive too. And so his design work, drawing inspiration from this, began.

Distinctive in shape and style, differing from any outside leisure building then in existence in the UK, he set about creating something similar from the humble beginnings of his own garage. Although not a carpenter by trade, woodworking ran in his family, with both his father and grandfather keen carpenters and cabinet makers.

The Colonial was the original building and featured a 165cm diameter table with 6-8 armchairs. In 1997, Breeze House launched The Colonial to the outside world by displaying at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. The success of the Breeze House was staggering and a fully-fledged business blossomed.

And yet, although our inspiration comes from the wild and enchanting continent of Africa, our Breeze Houses are designed and constructed right here in the UK. So, when you order your Breeze House, you are getting design, style and substance fit for the changing weather and stunning backdrop of the African planes, but the craftsmanship, care, attention and skill from our team right here on your home turf.

So grab a slice of the wonderful African style right here in the UK with Breeze House.