A few weeks ago The Garden Room Guide was awash with details of the garden room companies going to Grand Designs Live. One firm, Garden Spaces had designed the feature building for the Grand Gardens section of the show which was to be used as a garden design centre.
Our last article showed the visualisations which Garden Spaces had produced for their new Apex Duo range and we thought you would be interested to see the real thing! The garden room was such a success that Garden Spaces have been asked to design something new for next years show!
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The Garden Spaces Apex Duo has a high, standard specification:
- FOUNDATIONS: Pressure-treated timber bearers on dry mix concrete pile foundations in “normal” garden conditions.
- MAIN STRUCTURE: Floor, wall and ceiling are made from structurally insulated panels system (SIPS) – filled with highly thermally efficient expanded polyurethane. SIP’s thermal efficiency value, U = 0.27 w/m2 k (equivalent to 320mm of Rockwool).
- DOORS, WINDOWS and SCREENS: 1 off – 1.8m wide x 2.05m high French Doors and a variety of symmetrical side screens all 2.05m tall; all in aluminium (choice of 3 standard colours) with high security locking to doors, key operated locks to doors and high performance double glazing (Celsius Clear – Argon gas filled, heat reflective, thermal insulating, UV protective & easy clean) with toughened glass.
- ROOF CONSTRUCTION: SIPS dual pitched roof, covered in breathable waterproof membrane. Mertoshingle finish with matching ridge (30 year guarantee) and wooden soffit & barge boards (coated in Tikkurila ultra paint – RAL colour coded to exactly match the aluminium frames. Hidden black plastic rainwater guttering to both sides.
- EXTERNAL CLADDING: Western Red Cedar (zero maintenance) T&G external timber cladding.
- INTERNAL FINISH
Walls: Fully plastered finish & decorated interior (matt white) with 4” painted skirting boards.
Floor: Solid wooden flooring in a variety of finishes, or with round stud rubber tile flooring (various colours).
- FIXTURES & FITTINGS: 1 double dimmer light switch (brushed metal), 6-10 double power sockets (brushed metal), 8-16 internal recessed downlights (brushed metal), 2 external lights with top and bottom outputs (brushed stainless or anthracite) and consumer unit with RCD.