Special Teahouses

The top image is a teahouse specially commissioned by an ‘old China hand’ to provide an airy space of peace and tranquillity. The unit is some 4m square and the design includes a large (0.9m) moon window in the rear wall glazed in opalescent Perspex and open lattice windows either side. This can be configured with a range of veranda railing options. This can be produced in smaller sizes.

The Cha-seki is a traditional building where the tea ceremony takes place. It has a rectangular floor plan with simple cedar shingled roof and internal partition (larger sizes only) to provide a separate kitchen area. A lean-to entrance roof may be fitted to one of the gable ends. The walls are clad with our standard range of shoji panels configured as required. A 1.2x 1.2m by 0.25m depth alcove (tokonoma) may be fitted in the back or side wall as is customary in the Japanese tea house. The middle image shows a false door fitted to the end wall under the lean-to (traditional entry is via a low crawl door) and the front comprises 3 sliding door panels for maximum viewing of the tea ceremony. The standard configuration includes two 0.6m sliding shoji doors and one round moon window.

The lower image is a standard 4½ mat (approx 2.7m square) floor plan with an enclosed room and small veranda. The room has painted ply panels with a textured wood stain and simulates the yellow ochre earthen walls seen in Japan. The standard model includes two shoji screens with opaque acrylic or washi paper.

Top: Custom building as described above.
Middle: Special cha-seki with kitchen partition & false entrance with a Tokonoma on rear wall.
Bottom: 4½ Mat cha-seki teahouse with Yangminshan style roof, covered veranda in Douglas Fir with washi paper shoji doors and our new authentic panel finish.

Price on application (Delivery & Installation extra):

Prices (Delivery & Installation extra):

Panel SizeExternal SizeMiddle cha-sekiLower cha-seki
1.8m x 2.4m2.0m x 2.6m£4151
1.8m x 3.0m2.0m x 3.2m£4756
2.4m x 3.6m2.6m x 3.8m£5380
2.5m x 1.5+1m2.7m x 2.7m£4790


Additional moon windows: £60
Kumiko figure-work for door: £20
Tokonoma (1.2 m x 1.2m x 0.25m deep): £300