Hargreaves Garden Rooms offer Red Grandis cladding as an alternative to Cedar cladding. We have featured a few of their garden rooms clad in this durable timber, but this recent project in Teddington has caught our eye. We like how they have mixed the timber cladding with crisp render.
Hargreaves Garden Rooms have mixed white K-Render with the Red Grandis, which has been fixed vertically. K-Render is a specialist silicone render. The silicon in the mixture improves how the render repels water and maintains its new appearance. While still allowing the render to breathe. K-Render comes pre-coloured, so doesn’t need painting. The combination of the Red Grandis and the K-Render, has created an exterior that will require little maintenance to stay looking good.
Dark grey French doors have been positioned in the front wall. An opening rectangular window has been fitted in a side wall. The doors and windows have been fitted with Perfect Fit blinds, which as their name suggests, fit perfectly within the openings, meaning the doors and windows can still be easily opened.
The 3.5m x 2.5m building has been designed to be a home office. The new room replaces an old summerhouse. The Hargreaves Garden Rooms team liaised with the local planning department to check that the room could be built under Permitted Development. Their client lives close to Hampton Court, so just wanted to be sure, a wise move.
The customer chose to work with Hargreaves Garden Rooms because they were the only company they approached who would undertake the whole project from dismantling the summerhouse and preparing the concrete slab foundation right through to the final electrical connections.
Talking of the electrics, the specification includes underfloor heating and chrome light surrounds and socket plates. The electrical sockets include a USB point for easy charging of phones etc.
The project took ten days. This is impressive when you consider the project included the dismantling of an old building and excavations for a new foundation. The project cost £19,331 inc VAT.