Basebox: Cost-effective garden rooms by Green Retreats
Published: 28 June 2023
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New design from an experienced name
Green Retreats is known for their extensive experience and expertise in manufacturing modular garden rooms. The Basebox range offers a perfect blend of functionality, aesthetics, durability and affordability. Available in ten sizes, from a compact 2.4m x 2.4m to a spacious 4.8m x 3.6m, the Basebox range stays under 2.5m high, ensuring maximum flexibility under Permitted Development rules.
With prices starting at an affordable £11,732, Basebox is one of the most cost-effective, fully insulated garden room ranges on the market. Plus, Green Retreats offer finance options if you wish to spread the payments, making it an even more accessible choice.
Designed for comfortable year-round use
Basebox boasts a contemporary design that will enhance the look of any garden. Buyers have the option to choose between French or sliding doors, both finished in the modern Anthracite Grey. Additional customisation is possible with the option of adding opening lozenge-style windows.
Every detail in Basebox is thoughtfully designed. From the extended roofline that creates a charming canopy detail over the front elevation, to the option of adding a composite decking step to create a welcoming entrance. The exterior cladding is a low-maintenance engineered wood with a vertical grooved profile, lending a modern aesthetic to the Basebox. You can choose from primed cladding boards or contemporary colours in shades of green, grey, or black, which harmonise beautifully with natural garden hues.
The Basebox garden pod is fully insulated, double-glazed, and built for year-round comfort. Each garden room is carefully manufactured in Green Retreats' high-tech Buckinghamshire facility. Delivered in sections for onsite installation by their in-house team, the service includes the foundation system, with a separate quote available for the final electrical connections – sit back and watch your garden room take shape!
Onsite installation time typically ranges between 2 and 5 days, depending on the size of your chosen Basebox. The Green Retreats team starts with the foundation pad system installation, followed by the main build. They use steel-faced insulated panels for the floor structure, providing a robust base resistant to rot. The floor structure sits above ground level, allowing air to flow freely underneath.
The walls are constructed from an insulated panel comprising engineered exterior cladding, eco-polymer foam insulation, and white MDF boards forming the interior lining. The white finishes, combined with glazed doors, create a naturally light room. You can choose from a range of durable laminate flooring options or opt for no flooring, leaving you to personalise the finish.
The roof structure of Basebox uses a steel insulated panel, which forms a white ceiling finish within the room. Externally, the insulated panel and trims have a dark grey finish. The Basebox comes complete with a black rainwater guttering system.
When choosing your Basebox, you can select one of two electrical packages, both featuring lighting, an oil-filled radiator, and a consumer unit. Electrical package two includes additional power sockets – a smart choice if you plan on using multiple devices. For a reliable internet connection, Basebox can provide a quote for Cat6 ethernet cabling between your home router and the garden room.
Configuring your Basebox is easy
Green Retreats have developed a quick, streamlined process to configure your Basebox. You can do this yourself online using their configurator tool, which lets you select door and window options and choose finishes for the exterior cladding and flooring.
If you'd prefer in-person assistance, visit Green Retreats' showrooms in Buckinghamshire or Twickenham. Their friendly team will happily show you around the Basebox and assist with your order.
The Basebox range is available throughout mainland UK. As you navigate the steps of the Basebox configurator, Green Retreats clearly lists the delivery charges for different regions.