By far, the most common systems to create the core structure of a garden room are traditional timber frames or structural insulated panels, formed using structural grade, timber based sheet materials. There is however another system which is growing in popularity - light gauge steel frames.
Light gauge steel frames work rather like traditional timber frames. A studwork framework is created, leaving gaps within the structure which can be insulated. Instead of the studs and plates being made from timber, they are made from lightweight steel box profiles.
Speedy steel frames
In general, the systems used in garden room design are quick to install, but steel frameworks are even faster! The lightweight parts make them easy to transport and manoeuver, meaning the core framework of a garden room can be completed within a day.
Ground screw specialists No Digging offer steel frame garden room buildings. They tell us that they can easily install the foundations and core framework of a garden room within a day. The structure is then at the stage that it can be insulated and the interior and exterior finishes be applied.
This could be a great option if you are thinking of self-building a garden room. You could get the No Digging team to install the foundations and steel framework for you, and then install the finishes yourself. This could be a very satisfying way of building your own garden room!