Full Range

From small workshops, up to full-sized commercial units, Warwick Buildings can help design and construct the building that suits your needs.

Perhaps you'd like a tranquil space to use as a garden studio, or a quieter area for home working in the form of a traditional garden office, our award-winning range of garden rooms is certain to catch the eye.

Case Study

Home Office Build

Scott Jaeger (of Jaeger films) kindly shows you through his time lapse build. Starting with the base, before moving onto the assembly, and the interior finish. Before finally detailing how the customer has painted & decorated inside.

Case Study

Ellenden Farm

Ellenden Farm Shop near Evesham talk you through their
project, including the time lapse of the assembly on site.

Outgrowing the original business due to high local demand,
Sara and David took on the daunting prospect of
increasing the shop size by 300%. It proved to be a shrewd
investment as the business has gone from strength to strength

FAQ's

Can you help with my planning application?

To assist with your planning application, we can provide elevation drawings at a one off cost of £200. This is non refundable as we outsource the drawings from an independent architect. Our architect can take on your application at an additional cost, however you can easily do the majority of outbuilding applications online.
You will need to follow the on screen guidelines, and provide the following.
Elevations drawings of the front, back, left and right views.
Overhead plan view
2  scale maps (available online) to indicate location of proposed site, and proposed location of building on site.
Correct fees are required.

Do you have any recommendations for groundwork contractors?

Daron Langford – Warwickshire – 07739 695442
Paul Oliver – West Midlands – 07778 215889
Chris Woolmore – Rugby – 07828 437903
Tim Pearman – Worcestershire – 07831 477585
Kelvin Hughes – Evesham – 07973 361143
Ben Harwin – Cambridgeshire – 07960 033476
Scott Mccue – Leicestershire – 07916 138164
Urban Diggers – Hemel Hempstead – 07846 430271
Alan Muxlow – Towcester – 07970 875918
Jonathan Stollar – London – 07963 664951
Rg Wolfs & Co Ltd – London – www.wolfscompany.co.uk – 0207 476 8762
Shadow Environmental Services (Removal of existing buildings/asbestos) – London, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire – 0207 226 6990 / 07918 070210

What size vehicle are the buildings delivered on?

For the majority of our buildings, they are delivered on a 7.5 tonne lorry. This is the typical size of a concrete mixer lorry and will take up the equivalent space of 2 standard vehicles. We will require parking for our vehicle as close as possible to your property.

The size I required isn’t listed, can you still build it?

The price list has been created to give a price for our most common sizes. If you require a different size to fit in a space available, please contact us to get an accurate price.

Because each building is individually created for you, a guide for the price would be the closest to the size that you are looking to have. Please do get in touch on 01926 815757 and talk to us about your project.

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 – depending 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.

What is the lead time?

The lead time for a building can vary between 2 – 6 months.

You are welcome to book in advance to secure a delivery slot, and still make adjustments to the design up to the point that the base has been constructed.
(Please note that items that have been specifically order for you will still need to be paid for)

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.

Why is the groundwork not included?

Warwick Garden Rooms and Offices need a solid paving slab or concrete base to support the weight of the building over the complete area of the floor. This is known as a ground supported floor with the concrete pad classed as a floating pad which allows the natural movement of the ground conditions to change without compromising on the base. Ground supporting bases require the soil to be dug out, filling with hardcore and compacted down, before adding concrete or smooth slabs. Each base needs to be priced individually and done by a local builder due to the logistics of organising a skip, hardcore, concrete and access. Remember – this is not a garden shed…If you want your garden room for a long time, then you want the best base for it. And if you want the best base, then you want a concrete base.

Whilst we understand the customer prefers an all in one package, we have regularly looked at ways to suspended floors on small concrete pillars, provide groundwork teams, and design steel chassis as a way to do the whole job – however the cheaper alternatives being the steel chassis, and the pile foundations do not provide a strong enough solution as a base for a garden office. The base of your office or garden room is one of the most important parts of the building. Not only does it give your building a secure and safe place to stand, but it also protects it from flooding, pests, rodents, and other damaging elements.
To keep the costs sensible – a local builder will be able to provide a you cost effective price for a slab base, simply because the site requires an initial visit, preparation, removal of soil, and organisation of materials using local sources.

What is wrong with the steel chassis?
The steel chassis option provides a solid support around the perimeter, and has purlins across the centre to support the middle of the building. This construction will need ground supporting in the corners and at regular intervals under the purlins, hence the need for concrete piles to be installed and packed up so stop any bouncing. In theory this sounds like a good solution, however the steel ringbeam of the chassis will lift the building off the ground and therefore needs to be hidden from view adding additional cost to the materials of the garden room and the labour on site. The overall costs are usually greater as the labour on site to set up the chassis, plus the chassis itself quite often equate themselves to a concrete base cost.

What about the pile foundations.
Supporting the structure on small piles of concrete and plastic packers is a quick and easy way to create a level platform for the building to rest on, however this again needs an initial site visit, and some additional finishing off materials to hide the void under the floor.  Companies that include the groundworks within the price of the building can also hide the cost of the base within the building itself, which then begs the question – is a ‘quick base’ going to stand the test of time?

What about a wooden platform?
This is often the base that is provided by companies that build the structure completely on site. It isn’t a bad solution as the timbers used as the base will support the floor – however they are likely to be above ground level, thus impacting on the internal height of the building. This option comes down to cost, as the garden rooms that are built in situ are more expensive to construct on site, compared to a factory build, simply due to time taken to carry the components from the store to the can, and from the van to the garden. It may offer a finish that you ultimately prefer to see, however that essentially comes at an inflated cost.

 

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 – 25mm 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.

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 maintainace 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 maufacturing faults, corrosion and rot for 10 years from the date of installation.

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