Every garden building requires stable and reliable foundations. In our case, we mostly use ground screws. These are about 1 metre in length and are screwed right into the ground. This provides a perfectly level foundation, even in the most uneven garden.
The advantages of using the screw system are:
– You get a long lasting garden building: the mounting plate is around 5cm off the ground allowing ventilation below the floor level, protecting your garden room from humidity.
– There’s no damage to grass, tarmac or paving: only the small area where the screw is to sit will be disturbed.
– It will save time: the screw will be installed in just a few hours and we can start building right away.
– They can be installed all year round with no delays for rain or snow.
To build the main frame of your garden building, we use SIP construction boards (Structural Insulated Panel). They provide amazing insulation, are sturdy and long-lasting, and allow us to build quicker than a traditional timber framework. The main walls and roof are often ready within the first 2 days of the build.
SIP panels come in various thicknesses. As standard, we use 100mm boards, which will provide 78mm of insulation. No other product on the market gives such great insulation value at this thickness. This makes your building larger inside, warmer in winter, and cooler in summer.
The floor, walls and roof are all constructed using SIP boards, effectively creating a thermos. We want to be sure that your room in the garden conserves as much energy as possible, so you won’t need to use much heating, even in the middle of winter.
Your garden building floor is also constructed from SIP panels, which provide very sturdy support for desks and chairs. Again, it’s all fully insulated to make a much warmer room.
On top of the SIP panels, we put floor underlay, and on the top of this, we install the floor panels. Our standard designs come with Luxury Vinyl Panels. They have a very nice wood-like finish, but because they are made entirely from plastic, they will not absorb moisture like MDF boards, so you get a perfect floor for years to come.
But the possibilities are endless, and depending on the use of your new garden room, you may prefer engineered wood, ceramic tiles, a hard-wearing metal floor or rubber (perfect for a home gym).
Each of our buildings is finished with moisture resistant plasterboard, smoothed and painted, which creates a perfect finish; just as you would expect from a wall in your home. We spend a lot of time making sure that your building is absolutely perfect for you. For the long term, it’s definitely worth getting this part just right.
The roof will be made using minimum 100mm thick SIP panels covered with a EPDM Rubber Cover. This durable membrane offers superior quality and gives 50 years of life expectancy. This solution also allows you to choose the option of a green roof if you would like to.
AND MUCH MORE!
Depending on the model, or your imagination, we use various external finishes, from traditional British redwood cladding, to special facia boards such as cement particle panels. Before any type of external finish is applied, your entire building will be wrapped in a breathable membrane, which will protect the main construction adding additional wind and water protection.
LIGHTS, SOCKETS AND INTERNET
All our garden rooms come with lights and electric sockets, complete with USB ports, which are installed by our certified electricians. The number depends on your needs, and if you would like to change them to chrome plated, just let us know. Depending on the size of your building, we will make sure you have plenty of light. We can position lighting units based on your needs.
To make sure you have an internet connection we will also run an internet cable to your building, alongside the electric cable. This will insure you have a good connection even when positioned far from your home.
WINDOWS AND DOORS
All of our doors and windows provide you with great insulation and ease of use. Depending on the model you choose or your preferences, we install uPVC, aluminium or wooden doors and windows. They are all certified, and are exactly the same as those installed in modern buildings.
Ground screws, ground piles or ground pedestals, depending on your location and garden surface.
180mm thick walls including external cladding and internal plasterboard with minimum 80mm insulation.
100mm thick SIP panel floor with 80mm insulation strengthened by 18mm chipboard and covered with commercial grade laminate panels.
Insulated SIP panel covered with EPDM membrane offering 50 years life span, plasterboard finish on the inside.
DOORS & WINDOWS
UPVC or aluminium as standard, grey on the outside with double glazing and toughened glass, can be upgraded to timber with aluminium cladding.
Treated British red wood as standard, Canadian Red Western Cedar as an option; PVC board on back and sides for a no maintenance finish.
Wall or ceiling mounted internal LED lights, external LED lights with remote switch.
All sockets are doubles, some with a USB output built in, optional internet socket and armoured internet cable.