Ground screw foundations at Warwick Buildings
Published: 3 November 2023
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With over four decades of expertise in crafting timber frame buildings, Warwick Buildings has established itself as a leader in the industry. The company is dedicated to innovation and continuously expands its portfolio to offer a diverse range of options, ensuring that every customer can create their perfect garden room. A testament to this commitment is the recent introduction of ground screw foundations, now available across their entire selection of timber buildings.
When it comes to selecting a foundation for your garden room, Warwick Buildings offers two robust options: ground screw foundations and concrete slab foundations, each with its unique advantages, catering to different needs and preferences.
Ground Screw Foundations: A Quick and Eco-Friendly Option
Ground screw foundations stand out for their quick installation and minimal environmental impact. With no need for excavation, they eliminate the requirement for soil removal and skips, saving both time and money. The screws are easily adjustable, ensuring a level foundation even on uneven terrain, and create a suspended floor that promotes airflow and moisture prevention. This option is particularly advantageous for sites with uneven ground conditions.
Warwick Buildings enhances the effectiveness of ground screw foundations by incorporating a damp-proof membrane (DPM) over the ground. This additional layer acts as a barrier, preventing moisture from rising into the floor structure. The floor structure itself sits proud of the DPM, creating an essential airflow gap that further contributes to moisture prevention.
Concrete Slab Foundations: Solid and Stable
For those seeking a more traditional foundation, Warwick Buildings also offers concrete slab foundations. This option provides a solid and stable base, supporting the entire floor of the garden room. While it requires more labour and time to install, it may be the preferred choice for uses that benefit from a fully supported floor, such as a garden gym.
Ground Screw Foundations: Speeding Up Installation Time
One of the significant advantages of ground screws is the immediate ability to commence work on the main garden room structure as soon as the screws have been levelled. Unlike concrete slabs, which require a waiting period for the concrete to set, ground screws allow for a seamless transition to the next phase of construction, saving valuable time on the project.
Ground Screw Foundations Are Slightly Cheaper Than Concrete Slabs
In terms of cost, a ground screw foundation often proves to be a slightly more economical option compared to a concrete slab. For instance, on their website, Warwick Buildings give the example of a 4m x 3m garden room with the price for a ground screw foundation being around £1950, whereas a concrete slab might cost in the region of £2100. This price difference, albeit modest, can be a significant factor for budget-conscious buyers. When combined with the speed and efficiency of installation, ground screw foundations present a compelling choice. Furthermore, opting for a ground screw foundation when working with Warwick Buildings streamlines the process, as customers can manage the entire project through a single company. This not only saves time but also simplifies the coordination of different stages of the construction, making ground screw foundations a convenient choice for many.
Choose Your Preferred Foundation During the Design Phase
Warwick Buildings offers ground screw foundations for projects within a 75-mile radius of their Warwickshire headquarters. Customers can easily select this foundation option through the company's online configurator. The Warwick Buildings team will then install the ground screws on-site, ensuring a level foundation for the garden room. In contrast, if a concrete slab foundation is chosen, customers would need to coordinate with a local builder to install the slab prior to the arrival of the Warwick Buildings installation team. Warwick Buildings provides a helpful list of recommended companies (look about halfway down the page) for concrete slab installation to assist in this process.
In summary, choosing ground screw foundations with Warwick Buildings not only ensures a quick and eco-friendly foundation solution but also streamlines the construction process, allowing for immediate progress on the garden room build.
To learn more about your foundation options, take a look at the groundwork page on the Warwick Buildings website. You will also want to explore their extensive portfolio of garden room designs, each one customisable to your requirements using the online configurator.
To chat with the Warwick Buildings team, call 01926 815 757 or email: email@example.com.