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Plastered!

You just cannot make up for experience when it comes to quality and skills, they have to be honed over time and taught to the workforce so they can be fast tracked to the skill set required for the particular job in hand. This applies to the order in which the tasks are…

Coombe

How's it Overhanging?

We recently did a job near Bristol where the garden room was planned to face directly south. This can cause problems if not taken into account since even though this is what the customer wanted and insisted on, too much sun directly into a relatively small space can be a real issue. Luckily there are ways to compensate ...…

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Kit or caboodle?

Up to now we have been offering nothing but bespoke and complete garden rooms, installed and including a foundation and maybe we should give some more options? Most of our customers want everything…

Irregular Shape Client Picture Area Garden Rooms

Pick a shape, any shape... it's 'your' garden office

A month ago I received this picture from a customer. The black rectangle marked out where he wanted to place his building. Believe it or not the black line of that rectangle is 14ft in front of where the two fences meet behind! When I saw this photograph I knew immediately I had to make a site visit.…

Garden Room Update 011

Corner posts in uPVC

Now were are almost exclusively supplying our garden rooms with uPVC and we are finding that most, if not all customers, are preferring not to have white, unless their studio is close to the house and needs to match the paintwork.…

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Sorting out the electrical hook up for a studio office and 'best practice'

A very competent sparky has worked for us on many occasions, we met him through a very discerning customer in London about 5 years ago, his name is Arthur Hunt (threecore).…

Artist Studio Winchester Front

The Curious Incident of the Artist, the Hinge and the Landscaper in the Night

We are supplying more and more of our garden studios with grey uPVC now as opposed to white, they seem to be taking over at the moment and they do look quite nice. We were kindly permitted to drop in on this one a few weeks ago so had an opportunity to take a few photos in the daylight. (For most of our installations we rely on customer photos as we completed under cover of darkness!)…

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Tales from the bottom to the garden… or... garden office plumbing issues!

We all agree that it is generally better to have a garden office or studio as far away from the house as possible, to accentuate the gap between work and home life, literally as well as metaphorically…

Garden Office Insulation

Mistakes made regarding insulation

Mistakes made regarding insulation - how it can affect a garden room or garden office. Nearly everyone wants to do their bit towards the environment and save on heating bills at the same time, so what should we look our for when talking about insulation? Particularly when you are building a garden office.…

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Green PVCu windows - a 'breakthrough'!

Hi there Extra-Roomers! Some great news... After recently swallowing the pill and going for Upvc as default for our garden rooms and offices (though not…

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