The Garden Pod

The Garden Office Pod is a new design in the garden office marketplace, and is designed with a pent roof to provide a modern look. Including UPVC French Double Doors and Side screens as standard, you have plenty of choice when it comes to designing the perfect building for you. Simply use the configurator to change the door design and the cladding. You can also choose colours and an internal finish to make it your own unique design.

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Garden Office Pod

Garden Office Pods

Starting from £10,000

  • UPVC French Double Doors
  • Two UPVC Side Screen Windows
  • One UPVC Casement Window
  • Side cheeks to the front corners
  • Fully Insulated with either Rockwool or PIR insulation
  • Pre wired electics
  • Choice of Laminate Floor
  • Assembled by our fully trained staff
  • Finance available – click here for more details
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Groundwork Requirements

For the last 30 years, we have tested the various options that are available for the garden building groundwork ‚Äď remember‚Ķ this is not a garden shed.¬† The available solutions are a concrete or paving slab base, ground-screws with a timber frame, suspended floors on piles, or timber decks above ground level.

The conclusion is… the best solution for the building is a ground supporting base.
A ground supported base is either a concrete pad or a paving slab base, and requires the soil to be dug out, and shuttered around the perimeter. The shuttering has a damp proof membrane, half filled with compacted hardcore, and finished with either concrete or smooth slabs. The slab needs to be flat and level, constructed to the same size as the building, and can either be done by your local builder or by one recommended by us.

The easiest solution is often a ground screw base, as this requires less man power, machinery and raw materials. It is also something that we can provide as a option for  majority of cases. This would only be suitable on sites that are clear of debris, solid surfaces, and level within 200mm.

For more details on the groundwork requirements click here

Groundwork for garden building
Garden Office Slab Base
CONCRETE OR PAVING SLABS TO HAVE A SMOOTH FINISH

Internal Lining

All offices come with the choice of unpainted* T&G lining boards or unpainted* 12mm plywood boards with joining strips.

*Please note that the painted finished have been done by the customer after installation. 

If you would prefer to plaster your office after installation we suggest choosing the non-insulated, non-lined and no electric option on the configurator. Alternatively you can add your own plasterboard on top of the lining provided.

Insulated Shed Internally (unpainted)
T&G Lining Painted by Customer*
wooden garden building without any lining
No Insulation, No Lining & No Electrics
12mm Plywood with Joining Strips painted by customer*

Flooring

All offices come with a 15mm plywood floor which sits on floor joists. The floor is insulated with 70mm PIR insulation and has a DPM built in. We offer 4 different colour options of laminate floor which are included in the overall cost of your contemporary office. Alternatively, you can choose to supply and fit your own flooring on top of the 15mm plywood.

Harbour Oak Grey
Harbour Oak Grey
Harbour Oak
Harbour Oak
Rift Oak Laminate Flooring
Rift Oak
Whitewashed Oak Laminate Flooring
Whitewashed Oak
inside timber office space
Inside finished by customer
Inside modern timber office
Inside garden office finished by customer
inside photo of a Warwick Buildings customer's garden room
inside modern office garage
Inside contemporary garden office

Delivery & Installation

Find out your delivery costs by entering your postcode on the configurator especially if you are within our radius. If the website cannot provide you with a delivery cost please still submit your configuration and we will be in touch.

Installation is included within the overall cost of your building. However, we can offer a supply only discount should you choose to erect the building yourself.

Specifications

Floor Details 15mm WBP plywood onto 75mm tanalised bearers. Filled with 75mm Celotex
Front Aspect Choice of French Doors & Screens or Aluminium Bi-Folding Doors upgrade
Front Cheeks 150mm cheeks to front corners to provide character to the front elevation
Choice of Cladding Redwood Scandinavian Shiplap cladding (FSC sourced) or upgrade to Western Red Cedar (clears & better grade)
Roofing Timber roof cassettes finished with 12mm sterling board, underfelt and black steel roof sheets.
Roof Trims Colour coded cappings to the roof edges

FAQ's

Do you have any recommendations for the additional electrical work?

Andy Punnett – A.S.P Electrics – 01926 428228 / 07880 717018 (Warwickshire)
info@aspelectrics.co.uk

George Whyman Electrical (also on CheckaTrade) – Stratford on Avon – range 25 miles
07938 952253 – www.whymanelectrical.co.uk

Andy Wood – Hertz Electrical Contactors – 01788 541403 / 07875 146350 (Midlands)

Blaby Electrical Systems – Leicester – 01162 883493 (Leicester / Nottingham / Warwickshire / Northants)

Luke Robbins Electrical – within 1 hour of Warwick – 07886 182379
lukerobbinselectrical@gmail.com

Robert Williams – Riviera Electrical – 01327 317210 – Daventry / Banbury
sales@rivieraelectrical.co.uk

DCM Electrical – Matt – Kenilworth – 07931 353717

Berkhamsted Buckinghamshire – Andrew Berkleigh – 07919 160663 – andrewberkleigh@sky.com

Will I need planning permission to build a garden home office?

When installed within a back garden, most garden home offices fall under the umbrella of permitted developments and therefore do not require planning permission under building regulations. If building within the 2m boundary of your property you’ll have to opt for the default 2.5m height rather than our larger options. There are some exceptions, and it is always worth contacting your local council or planning authority with any questions you have about planning permission. In certain locations, you may require building regulations approval.

If you require planning permission, you will need a local planning consultant or architect to prepare the drawings required for a planning application. We can provide the information for you to allow the drawings to be produced. You can then either submit the application yourself or employ someone to do so on your behalf.

Our recommended contact for this service is Keenan Project Designs Ltd (RIBA)

Mobile:  07507 355 997

Telephone:  0800 233 5787

Email: Luke@kpdltd.com

Website: www.keenanprojectdesigns.com

Do you have any recommendations for groundwork contractors?

Daron Langford – Warwickshire – 07739 695442
Dave Bashford (Elite Builders) – Solihull/West Midlands – 07899 893815
Paul Oliver –¬†West Midlands¬†– 07778 215889
Chris Woolmore – Rugby – 07828 437903
Tim Pearman – Worcestershire – 07831 477585
Woolliscroft Groundwork – Worcestershire – 07961 668971 – https://woolliscroftgroundworks.co.uk/
Kelvin Hughes – Evesham – 07973 361143
Ben Harwin – Cambridgeshire – 07960 033476
Scott Mccue – Leicestershire – 07916 138164
Urban Diggers – Hemel Hempstead – 07846 430271
Shadow Environmental Services (Removal of existing buildings/asbestos) – London, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire – 0207 226 6990 / 07918 070210

What groundwork is required for garden offices?

Concrete Pad or Paving Slab Base
150mm compact hardcore: DPM: 100mm concrete: or
150mm compact hardcore: 50mm paving slabs on cement sub base

Garden rooms and offices require a flat & level pad of either concrete or paving slabs.
The base will need to be at least the same size as the building you are looking to have, and you
will require 400mm clearance to objects such as fences, trees or other buildings.
We can work within a 10mm tolerance (which a competent builder can easily achieve).

Alternatively, if you are within our standard radius we are able to offer the option of a ground-screw base (on certain models).

What access do I need in to my garden for you to install the building?

We require a minimum of side access of a minimum width of 600mm and a height of 1950mm to allow us to install your building. Should you be concerned about access in to your garden please email us pictures of the access and we will be able to confirm whether it is suitable.

Is my garden room/office suitable for year round use?

The Garden Rooms and Offices are fully insulated for year round use. They are designed to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, however the location in your garden will have an impact on how warm / cool the building is.

North faced gardens will have buildings that are naturally cooler throughout the year, whilst south facing garden will be naturally warmer throughout the year.

A building in the shade or in a north faced garden, will need a small heater during the winter months, but will remain cosy when the building is up to temperature.

A building in direct sunlight or in a south facing garden will benefit from more ventilation and blinds between the glass to keep the building cooler.

How long will my building take to build on site?

Garden Rooms are usually constructed within 1-2 days (up to 6.2m x 3.6m sizes) depending on the final specifications.

Garages up to 6.1m x 6.1m are usually constructed within 1 day. Larger buildings will often take 2 days on site.

Commercial Buildings usually take 1 week on site Рdepending on the final specification.

How long will my building last?

We regularly have customers that have buildings re-roofed at 15 and twenty years old – who are quite confident that their buildings will last double that time if they get general maintenance and care.
This building was taken by a customer and we have worked out that it was 18 years old, and was still original. The customer has painted the building regularly with Protek Woodstain.

This garden office is 12 years old and has been regularly treated with Dark Oak wood protector. It features timber doors and windows, along with brown felt tiles.

This garage is 24 years old and still has it’s original layer of green mineral felt.

Is tanalised timber waterproof?

Tanalised timber is not waterproof, so it is still subject to the natural expansion and contraction as the moisture content in the surrounding atmosphere changes. It advised that a water repellent (clear or colour) treatment is applied to not only maintain the appearance of the building but also to help to exclude moisture being absorbed by the timber surfaces.

How do I get internet to my garden room/garden office?

There are two ways to get internet to the new Garden Office.

Option 1 is to have a CAT 5 cable coming from a router in your house, down the garden and into the back of the building.
We can supply a back box specifically for a CAT 5 cable. Usually the cable is better to be unbroken – hence we don’t internally wire with a CAT 5 cable to pug into

Option 2 is to purchase a WiFi extender kit or a mobile data dongle.

Please explain the electrics?

Garden Rooms and Offices include the first fix wiring, along with the consumer unit, lighting and the faceplates.

All wiring is installed within the cavity and is ready for an electrician to connect the tail ends of the wiring at the consumer unit and the faceplates.

The electrician will need to provide and install a power feed from your house / garage to the new building – usually a 6mm armoured cable is used. The wiring provided is 1.5mm cables for lighting on a 6 Amp fused circuit, and 2.5mm cables with a 32 Amp breaker for the sockets – on a ring main.
There is space for a 3rd breaker if it is required for another feed.

It usually takes half a day for the internal connections, plus the time required for the electrician to install the cable that you require.

Our electrician can offer customers in Warwickshire and Worcestershire with installation and certification independently Рplease contact him directly (Andy Punnett) via his website www.aspelectrics.co.uk If you live in Berkshire or Hampshire, please contact Ben Thorp on 07917 131984

Please explain the cladding options available?

Shiplap – 16mm x 125mm Scandinavian Redwood machined to our unique profile, with an extra long rebate to allow for natural movement of timber. It is pressure treated to a light green colour to protect against rot & decay for 15 years and is the ideal choice for customers who like a smooth finish and little maintenance.

Feather Edge Р25mm x 150mm home grown spruce with a sawn finish, that provides a much thicker and heavier look to the shiplap. Again it is pressure treated in a light green colour, and is the ideal cladding for customers looking for a traditional looking building that is full of character. The size and weight of the feather edge along with the manufacturing processes mean that this board is a more expensive option over the shiplap cladding.

Cedar – 12mm x 100mm Tongue & Groove cladding machined to create a modern looking finish. Each board is unique as this beautiful cladding¬†naturally ranges from¬†a dark hardwood to a light pine in colour thus creating a¬†fantastic looking natural building. The hardwood properties of Cedar mean that it¬†hardly expands or contracts during changes in weather,¬†whilst it¬†also has it’s own unique protection against rot, decay and insect infestation. Whilst the Cedar will fade in the sunlight, it is a must for customers looking for that wow factor on a¬†garden room or garage, and it will continue to offer that feeling especially if protected against UV rays with Restol Oil.

How much clearance do I need around my building?

We require a minimum of 600mm around the building to be able to fit the cover strips and guttering on the outside of the building.

If you have less space available please contact us on 01926 815757, as we will discuss the options available on an individual basis – it may be that we can still accommodate your project.

What can I have without planning?

Buildings close to a boundary will need to be 2.5m high. If you require a taller building without planning you will need to be more than 2m away from your boundary.
You will need to locate your building either to the side or to the back of the house – buildings in front of the house will need planning permission.

Please note that the customer is responsible for planning permission, and may need to contact the council for full clarification of their permitted development rights.

If you require planning permission, you will need a local planning consultant or architect to prepare the drawings required for a planning application. We can provide the information for you to allow the drawings to be produced. You can then either submit the application yourself or employ someone to do so on your behalf.

Our recommended contact for this service is Keenan Project Designs Ltd (RIBA)

Mobile:  07507 355 997

Telephone:  0800 233 5787

Email: Luke@kpdltd.com

Website: www.keenanprojectdesigns.com

What maintenance is required?

The weather, location and the sun can all have an effect on buildings, however throughout our 35 years we understand how our product works and how it stands up to the test of time.

Your maintenance schedule should be:

  • To clean the gutters out to keep free from debris
  • Adjust doors and windows that have expanded or contracted through weather conditions
  • Remove debris from the roof
  • Treat the outside of the building as required to maintain an attractive appearance. (This provides a waterproof coat to the timber and keeps the moisture content of the wood consistent – which in turn improves the stability of the timber, and reduces the expansion & contraction of the timber)

Our guarantee is in respect of design and manufacturing faults, corrosion and rot for 10 years from the date of installation.

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