Stopdigging North install groundscrew foundations for garden rooms and log cabins in the North of England and Scotland.
Archive of articles touching on the different foundation systems used in garden room design. As you will see there are several different foundation systems that can be used, but your garden will dictate which.
Insulated concrete slabs are popular with some garden room designers. They offer extra headroom within the garden room which can be useful when designing a 2.5m high building.
A concrete slab is the traditional option for the foundation of a garden room. They take skill to get right and are made up from a series of layers.
Garden room designers have widely adopted ground screws (also known as screw piles) over the last few years. As they require little site preparation, are quick to install and easy to level.
This garden room sits on 1.5m long ground screws chosen to create a firm base on a sloping site.
This is an unusual project, an artists studio on stilts so that it could be built on a floodplain. Timeless Garden Rooms have incorporated several bespoke features including a kitchenette with double Belfast sink, a storage area and metal treads on the staircase.
Executive Garden Studios were tasked with building a garden room on a slope which might have been considered tricky by some. But with foundation design it was easily overcome.
Sanctum Garden Studios were recently asked by a fashion photographer to build a garden office in his large garden, so he could run his business from it.
SIPS Garden Rooms are the first garden room supplier to adopt alloy pile foundations rather than alternative galvanised versions. These alloy piles will last for hundreds of years.
Don’t be put off if you have a sloping site, garden room designers have ways around them.