Executive Garden Rooms have sent through details of a recent build where they had to overcome a sloping site.
In an ideal world the site for your garden room will be perfectly level, but this is not an ideal world and in many cases most plots are sloping. This was the case for this Executive Garden Rooms build in Bristol. In fact this slope was quite great with a fall of 500mm.
Executive Garden Rooms choose to use a traditional concrete slab foundation systems for their buildings to sit on. This type of foundation came into its own here as they were able to make a formwork and pour the concrete to create the level base. The photo below shows the formwork setup and the metal reinforcement sheets before the concrete is poured.
Executive’s customer wanted to start working from home so decided the garden room could be used as a home office. Executive Garden Rooms incorporated Cat6A data paint, BT point plus LED lighting and smoke alarm meaning that the office is ready to start work in. A rotary switch was also installed in readiness for an air conditioning system which will be installed at a later date.
The customer chose a creamy white Cedral weatherboard for the exterior – this has become a popular finish for Executive Garden Rooms customers. Cedral is maintenance free board and is also Building Regulation compliant so it is ideal in instances where you want to build close to the boundaries of your garden.
Inside the room has the feeling of a room in your house. The customer went for wood effect porcelain tiles which we are seeing used more often in garden room designs. It is also very easy to keep clean and hard wearing ideal for a garden room.
This build took three weeks to complete.
For more information about Executive Garden Rooms visit their website or give them a call on 01202 874 766 to discuss your ideas.