Garden Lodge Portsmouth

This garden lodge in Portsmouth, is being used as an office/meeting room, as well as an art studio. The customer has partitioned the room using the large wooden dividers, though this has separated the room it hasn’t particularly had much of an impact on the feel of space in the room.

 

The lodge at the front has decking at the front which has been put together very well, and the customer should be commended here as they constructed this. At Garden Lodges we do build and place decking if requested; see some of our previous builds. The entry to the lodge located at the front with the large set of bifold doors, allowing the lodge to open out into the garden, and to what should soon be a lovely decked and flowered area once the planters have been completed. Inside the lodge dividers have been placed to split the room and create some storage space behind them. The lodge also houses a small bathroom with toilet and vanity unit.

 

Our garden studios take just a few weeks to construct, weather permitting a build can be finished within a month from the start date, this is capable due to our construction method using SIPs panels. The lodge does not require planning permission due to its size. The build is constructed on top of the existing patio already on site, starting with timber bearers then the sips panels constructed at our warehouse are placed on top. The SIPs panels are are custom made for each build at our ware house then transported to site. The roof of this build is EPDM-lined and installed at a pitch to allow rainwater drainage, this build also has a sedum roof installed this is not only a visual addition to the build, the roof can provide better insulation both sound and temperature, it can also provide an important micro-climate for birds insects and other possibly rare species.

 

The interior of the build is finished in matt white emulsion, with chrome down lights, polished chrome double power sockets and wood laminate flooring. All electrics are installed and tested by us. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish, as well as give the new garden room a good clean before handing over the keys.

 

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We’ve Extended our 2015 Garden Lodges Prices

 

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We’ve extended our 2015 prices until midnight on Monday 8th February 2016, especially for you.

 

This means we’ve given you an extra week to order your Garden Lodge.

 

To proceed with your Garden Lodge quotation, simply contact your Surveyor by telephone or email. You can also contact the main office on 0800 043 4821 or email info@gardenlodges.co.uk

 

Non-Planning Lodges

For Garden Lodges which do not require planning permission, you’ll need to pay the 25% deposit, so you can secure your slot on our Build Schedule.

 

Planning Permission Required

For Garden Lodges which require planning permission, you’ll need to pay a 10% deposit and the planning fee of £1,072.00 inc. VAT.

 

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Garden Lodge in Norfolk

This garden lodge in Norfolk sits in the family garden, and is primarily being used as a gym. The lodge is suitable for year round use as we use SIPS panels, these provide great insulation, so once you have heated the lodge it will retain the heat for a long time.

The front of the lodge here has the french doors for the entry and two windows either side, because of the white finish on the inside of the lodge and the large windows and doors the room lights up very well during the day. The doors and windows on this build are aluminium, the benefit of this is that they should have a longer life due to the harder materials used to construct them. The aluminium due to its stronger materials allows for a thinner frame allowing for more glass.

Our garden studios take just a few weeks to construct and most of the time do not require planning permission due to their sizes. Our construction method allows for the garden studios to be completed quickly, usually within a 3-6 week period depending on size and shape. The build sits on concrete pads with timber bearers, then the SIPS panels constructed at our warehouse are custom made for each build, allowing them to slot together and quickly create the shape of the building.

The roof is EPDM-lined and installed at a pitch to allow rainwater drainage, this particular build does though have a slanted roof going from 2.86 at the front to 2.49 at the rear, due to the height the building did not have to go through planning. The interior of the build is fitted and finished with laminate oak flooring, chrome downlights, plug sockets, plastered and painted in matt white emulsion, the exterior has western red cedar cladding which should eventually fade to match the main house. All the electrics are installed by us, tested and checked. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish, as well as give the new garden room a good clean before handing over the keys.

 

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How to ‘Cope’ with Blue Monday

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Today is ‘Blue Monday’, otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year!

How Blue Monday Started

Blue Monday was originally created in 2005 by a British holiday company and is based on weather conditions for the time of year; levels of debt and employees stretching their pay packet.

5 Ways to Cope with Blue Monday

  1. Capitalise on natural light
  2. Take aerobic exercise
  3. Smile
  4. Be grateful
  5. Practice altruism

So, if you decide to go outside for a walk, smile and say ‘hello’ to other people you meet, take time to reminisce about the positive aspects of your life and compliment someone or give money to charity, then you’ve really beaten the blues.

Read more on the Telegraph website.

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Order your Garden Lodge at 2015 prices

gardenlodgesbannerIt’s the New Year, so you may be planning significant home improvements, including building your very own Garden Lodge.

If you’re looking to build a Garden Lodge to relax and unwind in, we have frozen our 2015 prices until 29th January 2016. This means you can order your Garden Lodge and pay your deposit (and planning fee if necessary) before this date to secure it, prior to our price rise in February.

What’s the next step to order your Garden Lodge at 2015 prices?

1. Site Survey – if you’ve not booked your site survey, you can do this by clicking here where you’ll also find out further information about what’s included in a Garden Lodges site survey.

2. Your Quote and Drawings – approximately 7-10 days after your site survey, you’ll receive a 3D exterior CAD drawing of your Garden Lodge, an interior floor plan and a garden aspect plan. Once you are happy to proceed, contact us before 29th January 2016 so we can secure your Garden Lodge at 2015 prices.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, do give our friendly office a call on 0800 043 4821 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or you can email us at info@gardenlodges.co.uk

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Garden Lodges Christmas Opening Hours

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Merry Christmas everyone, from the team here at Garden Lodges.

We are letting you know our Christmas and New Year’s opening hours in advance:

December 23rd 2015 – Open 08:00 – 17:00
December 24th 2015 – Open 08:00 -13:00 – Closed from 13:00
December 25th 2015 – Closed
December 26th 2015 – Closed
December 27th 2015 – Closed
December 28th 2015 – Closed
December 29th 2015 – Closed
December 30th 2015 – Closed
December 31st 2015 – Closed
January 1st 2016 – Closed
January 2nd 2016 – Closed
January 3rd 2016 – Closed
Monday 4th 2016 – Open 08:00 – 17:00

Should you have any queries, please contact us via email or telephone in advance of the above dates:

e: info@gardenlodges.co.uk
t: 0800 043 4821
w: www.gardenlodges.co.uk

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We Sponsored the Redbourn Junior School Christmas Bazaar

Redbourn Junior School Christmas Bazaar

On 28th November 2015, Redbourn Junior School held their annual Christmas Bazaar to raise funds for the school. This bustling event attracted over 300 parents and pupils. Many families also supported the event by making and baking festive treats.

Our Support

We supported their raffle by supplying a Hotel Chocolat festive family hamper and an Amazon gift card worth £100. Our prize was greatly received by the lucky winner! We also offered ‘Free Site Survey’ vouchers to 50 lucky people and distributed brochures.

Our Build Manager presents this lucky lady and her son with our raffle prize
Left to Right: Raf our Build Manager presents this lucky lady and her son with our raffle prize of the Hotel Chocolat hamper and Amazon gift card.

More Images from Redbourn Junior School Christmas Bazaar

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Merry Christmas Everyone
Garden Lodges Team

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Garden Lodge in London

Donhead Lodge Exterior

Width: 9.00m
Depth: 5.00m
Height: 2.86m
External Area: 45m2

Donhead school was looking for a Garden Lodge to use as extra space for their students, and to have a relaxed area that combines the outside with the comfort of the indoors. The front of the annexe is fitted with a 3.2m wide bifold door, light fills the lodge making it bright and airy. The outside of the lodge is finished in our Western Red Cedar, this finish is one of our most popular.

This lodge has a considerably large interior at 40.01m2 used for lunchtimes, and the odd lesson. The interior is painted in white, with chrome down lights, plug sockets, and the laminate flooring has an oak finish. The school have made a few additions I.e emergency lighting etc, this would be to comply with regulations required for a school building.

Overall the lodge took just a few weeks to construct, a concrete slab was laid first, a slab was used here due to London clay soil conditions. Then the framework ( our own warehouse produced SIPs ) of the build would have been erected atop the slab, quickly and carefully put together by our professional build team.

The flat rubber EPDM-lined roof is then installed at a slight degree pitch to allow for rainwater drainage, and the windows and doors are fitted. Finally the walls are fully plastered, painted in matt white emulsion and the flooring is fitted. The electric and light fittings are also installed and tested. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish away, as well as give the new Garden Lodge a good clean before handing over the keys.

 

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Garden Lodge in Winchester

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Width: 7.00m

Depth: 4.00m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 28m2

Our customers from Winchester went for this wonderfully styled Garden Room which has the 4.8m bifold doors on the front this allows light to pour into the spacious room. The customer wanted a garden room for extra space, simply for winding down and listening to music, and occasionally a little bit of guitar practice, whilst looking out onto the very inspiring and scenic Winchester landscape. The outside of the lodge is finished in our popular Western Red Cedar, with a matching decked area.

Inside the Garden Room they wanted a very open and bright room so the large 4.8m aluminium bi-fold doors allow for plenty of light and in the summer it will allow the room to really open up onto the great outdoors. Finished with a laminate flooring with oak finish, with chrome down lights, plugs and sockets.

Overall, the Garden Studio took just a few weeks to construct and didn’t require planning permission, due to its height and overall size. Concrete pad foundations are installed first, where the structurally insulated panels (SIPs), which make up the shell of the Garden Building, are fitted on top of timber bearers.

The flat rubber EPDM-lined roof is then installed at a slight degree pitch to allow for rainwater drainage, and the windows and doors are fitted. Finally the walls are fully plastered and painted in matt white emulsion and the flooring is fitted. The electric and light fittings are also installed and tested. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish away, as well as give the new Garden Room a good clean before handing over the keys.

Click on our image gallery below for a better look at the Garden Lodge:

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