Newspapers say garden crime is on the up, garden studios are built like houses, but there are a few steps you can take to make your garden studio extra secure
Living roofs have become common place in garden office design, they enhance the look of a garden office and offer benefits such as increased thermal and acoustic insulation, but how soon will it be before garden office designers follow the lead of Patrick Blanc founder of the vertical garden, and start ‘cladding’ their buildings in […]
Under floor heating is becoming a popular feature in garden office and studio specifications, and it offers many benefits over traditional types of garden office heating such as convector heaters or oil filled radiators. While convector heaters and oil filled radiators heat a garden office well and quickly, as the heat rises you can end […]
Western Red Cedar cladding is a popular finish on many garden offices, particularly contemporary garden offices where cedars clear grain and subtle colouring enhance the contemporary feel. Although Western Red Cedar can be sourced from forests in the UK, the bulk of Western Red Cedar used in garden office construction is grown along the pacific […]
In our article ‘why wood is good for garden offices’ we saw how wood is the most widely used material in garden office construction, and offers a garden office many performance benefits such as increased thermal and acoustic insulation. But it is important that any timber used in garden office construction comes from sustainable sources. […]
We call them garden rooms because they are so versatile that their use should not be limited to one thing, others call them garden offices or studios, outdoor rooms, huts, log cabins or just plain garden buildings. Whatever you choose to call them they are all the same thing. Garden rooms are the sophisticated end […]
There are three main types of roof construction which can be used on a garden room, a warm roof construction, cold roof construction or a structural insulated panel construction. This article weighs up the benefits.
The wall design of a garden room is very important, not only does the wall have to be structurally strong to support the roof, it also needs to be able to keep moisture out and heat in the room. This article examines the elements that make up a successful garden room wall.
We look at the different types of garden room floor construction, from the types of floor joist and insulation to the essential building membranes which form the basis of a good garden room.
Garden rooms need to be built on solid foundations, and there are many different types of foundation on offer such as concrete slabs and plinths and stilted foundations.