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Vivid Green designs modern garden buildings with particular attention given to their environmental impact, and as such buildings are designed to maximise solar gain, have high levels of thermal insulation and minimise any waste.[caption id="attachment_277" align="alignleft" width="110" caption="The Winterhouse by Vivid Green"][/caption]
Vivid Green offer two standard designs The Penthouse and The Winterhouse but also offer a bespoke design service which allows the customer to tailor their garden building to their needs and tastes, for instance you may have a difficult site or want a building with more than one use such as a workshop with separate store area.
The garden buildings offered by Vivid Green are built with SIP’s – structural insulated panels which is a very efficient form of building both thermally speaking and at the speed they can be put together – which is a saving in embodied energy, typically garden buildings are installed in less than eight days on site.[caption id="attachment_278" align="alignright" width="110" caption="Quality Windows and Cladding"][/caption]
On top of the SIP’s framework Vivid Green’s buildings are well specified with high quality windows and doors with triple point locks and glazed with performance double glazed units. There is a wide choice of external cladding such as cedar, larch or Douglas fir which are all fitted with quality stainless steel fittings.
Vivid Green’s garden buildings are suitable for year round use and are fitted with thermostatically controlled under floor heating which they estimate costs less than 50p a day to run during the winter, this type of heating is ideal as it allows you to place furniture where you want rather than make allowances for wall mounted heaters.
The Penthouse garden building starts at £7,790 plus VAT for a 4.25m2 footprint, for more information visit Vivid Green at www.vividgreen.co.uk/
For more photos of Vivid Green garden buildings see our Flickr site.
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