Premium cedar cladding as standard
Cedar has a long maintenance free lifespan of 25+ years, however, you will need to apply a UV-oil, every couple of years if you want to maintain the new, reddish brown colour, otherwise the Cedar will weather to a silver-grey colour within a few years. This change in colour does not affect the durability of the cladding, but it does change the appearance of the building.
The majority of garden office companies offer Cedar cladding as a premium option, whereas it comes as standard with our garden rooms
Alternative cladding options
Treated Timber or Larch
The most cost-effective cladding is treaded timber or Thermowood. It has been treated to 200 degrees and during the heat treating process, it becomes more stable than normal wood in conditions of changing humidity, and its thermal insulation properties are improved. The treatment process also makes the wood resistant to decay. Some clients choose to paint their garden room to get the colour they want and if this is the case then treated timber is definitely the best option as there is no point spending money on more expensive wood if you are going to paint it. We would always recommend Bedec barn paint, traditionally used on agricultural buildings and comes in a range of colours. Larch is another cost-effectiveoption and is naturally impervious to infestation and most diseases.
Shadow-gap cedar or Cedral
At the top end of the market is shadow-gap cedar. It really shows of the beautiful craftsmanship and is made up of cedar battons with a Phenolic ply (black board) to create the shadow gaps. Check out the blog on one of our recent projects that used this finish. Finally, and perhaps one of our favourites is a product called Cedral (as shown in the picture). Ideal for people who want zero maintenance or high moisture areas, it comes in over 20 colours, with a stylish wood effect that will last a lifetime. Check out the blog on a recent project with the stunning charcoal grey Cedral finish.
Timber frame construction
Doors and Windows
All of our doors and windows come with 10-year guarantees and are manufactured to the highest standards, meeting and far exceeding all current regulations in the UK for window and door energy efficiency with Window Energy Ratings of up to A+ and U-values as low as 1.0W/m2K.
Our range of garden rooms come with the highest quality UPVC doors and windows in a selection of colours. Anthracite grey comes as standard as it gives the garden rooms a modern contemporary finish. French or sliding doors come as standard, however, we a huge range of options and colours. The same goes for the windows, although a 1m x 1m comes as standard, we offer a large selection of sizes and colours. Whatever your choice of style or finish, it means that your new windows and doors are going to keep your garden room warm and secure for years to come.
Electrics and lighting
All styles of garden rooms are fitted with chrome light switches and sockets. Each garden room comes with 4 double sockets as standard, 6 internal spotlights, and minimum 3-4 external spotlights in the canopy. A PIR sensor is also included, which turns on the external canopy and up/downlights when you approach in the dark. This also acts as a deterrent for intruders.
If you plan on having a TV on the wall let us know and we will hide the cables behind the plasterboard so that it is nice neat. Also, if your wifi signal does not reach the location of your garden room or you require a more stable connection we can install a CAT6 cable for you.
Roof comes with a 15-year guarantee
1. Long lasting ability, EPDM roofs have been proven to last in excess of 50 years
2. Permanently flexible
3. Highly resistant to UV and infrared light
4. Highly resistant to acids from rainwater
5. Environmentally friendly
6. No shrinkage or dimensional changes over a temperature range from -40 to +120 degrees centigrade
They heat the air quickly and are wall mounted. They are available with 24-hour timers and are thermostatically controlled, which is ideal to pre-warm an office before your day begins, to switch themselves off if you get some nice sunshine, and to prevent offices becoming too cold overnight and affecting computers or other items being stored.
Concrete base or ground screws?
The laminate flooring comes in a choice of four colours; light grey oak, oak, dark oak and black. The light grey oak and black will give your garden room a very contemporary feel and both come with a 20-year guarantee. The light and dark oak laminate flooring will introduce warm organic textures to your room and is a great way to create character. It will work best with a muted colour scheme.