Garden room cladding fixings

Stainless steel nails for garden room cladding

Most garden rooms feature timber cladding on the exterior, whether this is expensive Western Red Cedar or something a little more economical like Siberian Larch or Thermowood. When fixing timber cladding, it is important that you use stainless steel fixings. If you don’t use stainless steel fixings, you will find that the fixing bleeds an…

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You can make good savings on materials self-building

With each set of sample plans, we produce we write up a material estimate. In this document, we estimate the quantities of each material you’ll need to build the room. The prices we have gathered are probably high When quantifying the materials, we head to the internet to cost out each element. Now, we know…

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How your timber cladding choice will affect your budget

Garden room materials and services

One of the most significant costs in a garden room build is the external cladding. Timber claddings are by far the most popular option for the exterior of a garden room, because of their aesthetic appeal, the layer of thermal insulation they add to the build-up and the ease of installation. You need to invest in…

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Narrower cladding can save you money

Garden room materials and services

When it comes to the timber cladding for the exterior of your garden room, you’ll have choices when it comes to the width of the board. Narrower boards tend to be used by designers who are looking for a more modern look, yet wider boards reduce the number of lines the wall will have where…

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Screw foundations in action

Screw foundations are being used by several garden room companies. They are overcoming tricky site conditions and uneven ground which speeds up the construction process no end. We spotted a good example of screw foundations in action on Twitter last week. eDEN Garden Rooms shared some photos of a build that is making use of this…

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Ring beam foundations

The traditional option when building a garden room is to use a concrete slab foundation. A twist on this that is used by some professional garden room designers is a concrete ring beam foundation. With this type of foundation, a concrete slab is run around the circumference of the building. This supports the weight of the…

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Aluminium doors for garden rooms

When people are looking to up the specification of their garden room building they opt for aluminium doors and windows. We were recently talking to the team at Architectural Glass Installations Ltd who supply aluminium doors and windows to several garden room companies, and they can also help self-builders like you with your windows and…

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Using fibre insulation in a garden room

In the plans we have created as part of The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we suggest using a rigid insulation such as Celotex and Kingspan. We recently had an email from one of our Self Builders, Tom who wondered if it was possible to replace this rigid insulation with a ‘woolly’ insulation system…

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Fixing your warm roof on your garden room

In the sample plans which come with The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we suggest you use a warm roof build-up for your garden room. This system has become very popular, not only in garden room design but in the construction industry as a whole. It’s popular because the roof space does not need…

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Think about including a USB socket into your electrical specification

One of the great things about self-building a garden room is that you have complete control over the electrical specification and the layout of the sockets. This gives you the flexibility to factor in as many power points as you want, after all, we are all accumulating more and more gadgets that need plugging-in. We…

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