Materials

Foundations

Patented concrete plinth system

This is a concrete plinth system approved by LABC. No wet mix is needed meaning no mess. They are fully adjustable allowing for any uneven ground. Allows for air flow under the building also avoiding ground moisture and avoiding splash back. This system uses 95% less concrete than a conventional concrete slab. This system is 100% recyclable.

Walls, Floor, and Roof

SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panels)

SIPS are one of the most environmentally responsible building systems available. A SIPS garden office building provides extremely high levels of insulation and is extremely airtight, meaning that the amount of energy used to heat and a cool a room can be cut by up to 50 percent.

SIPS garden office buildings are more energy efficient, stronger, quieter and more draft free than older technology systems, like timber framing.

Less air movement or leakage translates into less drafts, fewer penetrations for noise, lower energy bills and a significantly more comfortable and controllable indoor environment. The result is lower energy consumption and CO2 emissions. And the best bit is that garden office buildings using SIPS really won’t cost the earth … in more ways than one.

Roof Covering

Firestone RubberCover EPDM

Firestone RubberCover EPDM membrane is a 100% cured single ply roofing membrane made of an Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymer offering superior durability. This covering is an inert material with limited environmental impact, both during manufacture and installation, and high durability compared to other roofing membranes.

It offers unmatched resistance to ozone, UV radiation and high or low temperatures. It has a life expectancy of up to 50 years and is guaranteed for 10 years.

External Cladding

Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar is a contemporary, yet classic building material offering beauty, versatility, and durability. It’s the preferred choice where attractive appearance, superior performance and resistance to weather are important.

Western Red Cedar is the ultimate green building material it is legally, responsibly and sustainably harvested in publicly managed forests. Less than 1% of standing timber is harvested each year. For each tree harvested, three are replanted to ensure are forests will exist in perpetuity.

Western Red Cedar has the least impact on the environment throughout its life cycle. It requires significantly less energy to produce than man-made alternatives and is biodegradable.

Windows/Doors

As all of our garden office products are bespoke it is necessary to have the windows/doors made specifically for the build.

The windows are offered in timber or as an aluminium clad option offering all the thermal qualities of wood but no need to paint or stain although both types are vacuum-impregnated, making them weather proof and long lasting, arriving onsite factory finished in any RAL colour of your choice. These windows are available in, argon filled, double or triple glazed units both achieving U values way over the 1.8Wm2k recommended by building regulations.

Whatever your choice all will help maintain the high insulation properties in your garden room.

Internal Finish

All Vivid Green garden office studios are finished with a high quality plaster skim finish with two coats of emulsion.

Electrics

Your Vivid Green garden office building will come fully wired and connected to a local fuse box, all carried out by a qualified electrician. Standard wiring includes 6 double sockets and light fittings.

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