Get Outer Space garden rooms have evolved from 15 years experience as timber frame house builders Cygnum. Extensive knowledge of timber frame design has been scaled down into a range of stylish, contemporary garden rooms.
Get Outer Space have a sophisticated website which features the unique ‘Spacemaker’ tool which allows customers to choose a building style, size, select cladding type, window type, roof type etc and as they make changes they can see the unit on screen in a detailed rendered image (both internally and externally) with the price being updated automatically. Customers can save their design and download a detailed PDF file including architects drawings, specifications, payment schedule etc. Once you have designed your garden room, the team from Get Outer Space will do a site visit to confirm building location and the specification and price of your garden room.
Unlike many manufacturers Get Outer Space include the foundation in their price, this consists of a number of concrete pads. The floor frame is fixed to the pad foundations and consists of 170 x 44mm joists with insulation in between; the insulation is supported on a wire mesh. The floor deck is 18mm OSB which provides a firm finish for final floor coverings.
The traditional timber frame walls are made up of several layers for maximum performance. The 140mm studs have insulation packed between them, on the outer leaf, 9mm OSB sheathing is fixed, this stops the frame from racking, over the sheathing a breathable membrane is fixed, this stops the inward movement of moisture but allows condensation to escape from the building. There is a 50mm cavity between the breather membrane and the exterior cladding which is either western red cedar or douglas fir. Internally a vapour membrane is fixed over the insulation and the room is lined with plasterboard, which is left ready for decoration.
The roofs of Get Outer Space garden rooms have the similar layered timber frame structure as the walls; pitched roofs have a profiled tile roof covering, whilst flat roof garden rooms have a TPO flexible polypropylene alloy membrane. All garden rooms have black PVC rainwater guttering and downpipes.
Doors and windows are available in three types – wood grain effect UPVC, available in black, green and Nordic pine, Aluclad timber available in black or Nordic pine. The double glazed door units are toughened as standard, and all glass is Argon gas filled. Get Outer Space offers soft coat Low E glass as an option.
Build time is approximately 1 to 2 weeks dependent on building size and site conditions, prices start at approximately £17,000 and includes all foundation works, installing the timber frame structure with windows external wall cladding and roof finish. Get Outer Space fits the internal insulation and plasterboard and first fit electrics and plumbing and leave the unit ready for painting and decorating Get Outer Space is able to install garden rooms in Ireland and the UK.
For more information and a ‘play’ with the clever Spacemaker tool visit the Get Outer Space website
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