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Self-Contained Summerhouse - 4627

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Case Study 4627 - Self-contained summer house with integrated bathroom

When we say we offer a complete package for garden room build, we really mean it and one of our latest projects really shows our total service.

This project required a full self-contained room in the garden and then a full garden landscape. We started with the service trench – this included water main in at 1m deep, back fill to 0.5 for SWA electrical cable back fill some more to the communication pipe, including internet, phone and TV cabling. We then set above this the drainage out to main drain manhole at the side of the house.

Once this element was complete we set to work on the base, first getting a few tree stumps removed. We then fitted our steel and timber framed option, as it works so well when running water services and on unlevel ground. While the base was being installed the factory was underway with the production of the building.

The building is based on a Kite wooden garden room, 6m x 3m (20x10ft) with a partition running front to back to give a separate shower room. The building had our standard TGV lining to the front and sides but we fitted a firewall to the rear to keep within the building regulations. By fitting a firewall (non-combustible), it meant that we could install a building up to a boundary, instead of 1m away on any building up to 30sqm, saving potentially crucial space. We also kept the building and base under 2.5m high, so no planning permission was required.

As with all our garden rooms the building was insulated using a Selotex upgrade in the fire wall, all the glass is double-glazed and toughened. This customer also added: an insulated floor, with our antique white V laminate; the security pack; a 1m roof overhang to the right hand side of the building – all finished in our Walnut Sikkens HLS.

Once this was done our plumber and electrician installed the toilet, wash basin & power shower, hot water, expel air, heating, lights & sockets that the customer had requested. In the meantime, our landscape team set to work on the Indian sandstone patio & path, stone to the other areas and if you were thinking that grass looks too good to be true, you have a keen eye!! The customer has two children and a dog and wanted a mud-free back garden so we fitted artificial grass for all year round use. We then fitted the palisade fence for the children's safety and a main gate in to the garden. This wooden garden room and garden give great all year round use and really extends your living space.

If you would like more information on this project please call our sales office and quote 4627

Click here to view our Complete Package Options

  • 6x3m Kite/ bathroom combination
  • fully insulated to 4 walls roof and floor
  • double glazing throughout
  • antique white laminated floor
  • security pack
  • fire board to rear as within 1 m of boundary
  • entire building and base under 2.5 m planning rule
  • 1 m roof overhang to left-hand side
  • patio and path leading to the building
  • picket fencing with gate
  • Astroturf and stone to rest of area
  • full electrics including heating, lighting and sockets
  • plumbing including: toilet, basin and shower
  • service trench including drainage and submain

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