An Introduction to Jade Pavilion's Teahouses

Our buildings may be configured as pavilions (with open sides), gazebos (with low open lattice panel sides - they may be open or with Shoji panels to the rear) and teahouses(enclosed). They may also be used as bath houses, martial arts dojos or for weddings as well as more traditional uses. They are available as standard configurations or custom built. All have cedar shingle roofs, which are highly durable, come with 20 year warranties and are fully waterproof. You may mix and match most of the features shown in the images.

Sizing. Building sizes are shown as internal sizes, with external measurements being 20cm greater. roofs will overhang a further 20cm all round and a little more in the corners. The eaves heights are 1.82m. Bridge widths are the internal passageway width and the deck extends to the outer edge of the posts and 15cm greater. Entrance widths are internal passageway width with the external width some 25cm greater.

Pavilionsconsist of the roof structure and supporting framework and require the appropriate number of yin-yang brackets to provide stability of the roof (2 per side).

Gazebos are pavilions with open lattice panels fitted to the sides and Shoji style panels to the rear. There are three designs; two Chinese in origin and the other Japanese. The Lotus lattice panel is of variable size but of fixed proportion of 3:2 and may be used in multiple units to achieve 6:2 (e.g. 1.8m wide by 0.6m high - usually fitted with extra handrail and raised some 150mm from the base). The Red Dream panel was taken from designs seen in the Forbidden City of Beijing. It may also be used as an eaves panel. The Yamamoto panels vary from 0.9 to 1.2m in width and about 0.6-0.8m in height. Again these can be supplied in multiple units.

Teahouses are enclosed pavilions clad with Shoji style panelling complete with round moon gazing windows (small 0.6m, large 0.9m) with simple latticework and sliding doors. The panelling is fabricated from a structural PVC sheet, which is both rigid and durable. This is available in white and other colours. Alternatively they may be enclosed with bamboo sides. The panels include the China Dream range imported from Southern China when available or special sizes fabricated from bamboo roll, set in treated timber frames made in our own workshop.

Verandas can be installed with any of our buildings, either under the roof or external to the roof. There is a choice of railing designs, which can be seen in use on some of the teahouses and bridges. You may well wish to site your teahouse on an elevated deck with an all round veranda and a special option is available with some models.

Colours. We use the award-winning top of the range Protek wood treatment and include small range of standard colours (one or two) within the price (black, red, cranberry, green, blue, lupine, dark oak and cedar). We also offer a colour matching service at a small additional cost.

Prices. All prices shown exclude delivery and installation, which is charged at 17% of product price or cost. Overseas shipments are crated and despatched by container (typical cost US is about 20% of product price).

A detailed product specification is given on a separate page which describes the various elements, whilst a configuration guide is also separately shown.