Antique Oak Millboard has the look of a tropical hardwood deck

Millboard decking is becoming popular with professional garden room designers. It is a composite product made from a mix of ground stone and polyurethane. This creates an incredibly hard-wearing product that won’t become slippery and is dimensionally stable. What makes Millboard standout from other composite decking products is the surface texture and colouring. The boards…

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Richard Follett Garden room visualisation services-3

So, you have a pile of sketches and maybe some floorplans for your dream garden room building. Well, Richard Follett can take your drawings and produce a 3D visualisation of what it’s going to look like. Such CGI visualisations can be invaluable in honing the design, showing neighbours what you are planning or for use…

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Clear Edge doors are used by professional garden room designers

Your choice of doors and windows will have a significant impact on the style and usability of your garden room. You can buy them from a local supplier or online via sites such as eBay. These days, it is just as cost effective to have a made to measure size as buying a standard size…

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Painted finishes are back in fashion in garden room design

Painted garden rooms are back in fashion, particularly black and dark grey ones. Painted finishes had gone out of favour with garden room buyers who were opting for more expensive Cedar and Larch designs that are low maintenance due to their natural durability. The thing is unless timber claddings like Cedar or Larch are oiled as…

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Trisomet panels are a popular option in garden room construction.

Trisomet panels have become a popular option for garden room roofs. Many professional garden room designers make use of them as they can be installed quickly without the need for a complex roof structure. They also form both the internal and external finish of the roof, again cutting down on work. We show Trisomet panels…

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In the Self Build Garden Room Guide and sample plans we talk about the importance of a breather membrane in your build-up. The breather membrane wraps around the exterior of the building and allows the core structure to breathe. Stopping moisture entering the core structure but at the same time letting moisture escape from within…

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Build-up of an insulated roof panel

A few days ago we wrote about the 3-in-1 sample plans we are developing. One of the roof options we are looking at is the insulated roof panel. These panels are very popular in garden room design, as depending on the size of the roof, there is no need to install rafters as the panels…

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We have talked before about ground screw foundations and how they are being widely adopted by the garden room industry. We spotted this on Twitter and thought we would share it here, as it clearly shows how ground screws have become the speedy garden room foundation. Stop Digging are the firm that many professional garden…

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Stopdigging ground screw foundations for garden rooms

Last week the Garden Room HQ team visited the Chelsea Flower Show. One of the key exhibits we looked at was a stunning treehouse by Blue Forest. Obviously, with a temporary exhibit at a show like Chelsea, the foundations need to be cleanly removed from the site. This is one of the key benefits of…

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