Our garden room building’s SIP (structurally insulated panel) construction is actually the basis of timber frame house construction. This is used by many, including the prestigious house-builders, Taylor Wimpey. The SIP method is used to build quality buildings and homes that are designed to last.
Stud wall image and more details from Wikipedia
Walls are almost 200mm thick when finished, providing superb structural strength alongside continuous PUR Polyurethane optimum insulation. Site build stud construction can be prone to moisture traps inside a wall where insulation is separately fitted.
Thicker and even better insulating versions are available and used under building regulations with as low as an incredible 0.12 U Value.
Kingdom Rooms are produced with SIPs to the roof and floor for insulation and rigidity as well as all external walls. As well as thermal insulation, SIP panels also give excellent noise insulation, whether keeping noise in or out.
Being factory produced, waste is minimal whilst build times are quick, clean and cost efficient.
Externally, we offer many finishing materials for a traditional, contemporary or blending appeal. A clever aspect of this is that claddings can be changed at a later date, without affecting your building structure or interior. This can create a new building facade if your tastes change.
Redwood Cedar. This long lasting Canadian sourced Western Red Cedar cladding is as good as it gets, offering extreme life with enhanced UV protection from fading and weathering protection through our oil protection. Colours and grain will vary slightly for an assorted aesthetic. Going forward, maintenance is extremely low and available in different profiles that can be horizontal or vertically placed.
Fortex. A recyclable plastic cladding in a variety of 11 colours. The wipe clean maintenance and feature grain makes Fortex a popular choice for garden offices. The lower cost than Cedar makes this an ideal choice for lesser seen sides in order to reduce cost. Unlike lower cost hollow plastic claddings, this ‘cored’ profile will not crack under the pressure of a ladder or occasional football.
Composite. Claddings produced from a variety of materials, including recycled, to create a wood effect, low maintenance cladding in a variety of colours and wood effects and fire retardant options.
Thermowood. A softwood with consistent colour and stain finish from brown to black or paint. To extend the life of this wood, a treatment is forced through the timber in a heated vacuum.
Other wood cladding options from Kingdom. These options are bought to order and may increase delivery times. Costs increase as we need to buy surplus to our needs, whereas stock items use stock for any surplus needed on site.
Waney Board. An irregular cladding cut from wooden planks with no set straight edge. Available in hardwood and softwood timber. Suited to a natural stain, tint or Black stain finish.
British Larch. A softwood and cross between Waney board and Feature edge visually. Suited to a natural stain, tint or Black stain finish.
Feather Edge. A softwood with a rougher and tapered surface and regular edge. Suited to a natural stain, tint or Black stain finish.
Log Lap. A processed and consistent log with convex face finish in softwood. Suited to a natural stain, tint or Black stain finish.
T&G Shiplap. A softwood horizontally set cladding. Suited to a natural stain, tint or Black stain finish.
Feature Panels. For a unique finish, we can include feature panels. Our show site has a feature artificial grass panel with hidden benefits you can see from a site visit.
Thanks to Pinterest for this inspirational image
All claddings are installed after we have fitted a breathable membrane to protect the SIP structure and double battens to facades which allow air movement behind in accordance with good building practice.
Our roofs use an EPDM rubber coating with edge trims. Designed to last longer and insulate better than alternative coatings, this is easily replaced or repaired in the case of damage such as storms.
A canopy or extended roof is very easy to achieve and provides excellent rain or sun shade. The skill is in the design to ensure that there is sufficient support for the weight and against wind load.
The canopy area could also be a gazebo type design produced with timbers and a no solid roof area for partial shading and perhaps a haven for plant growth and wildlife.
And more. You may want us to create an area of decking or patio to enjoy your garden studio. Kingdom Rooms can also assist with the removal and replacement of fences, gates and obstacles. Fortunately, our clever machinery also allows us to access sites through a house with very little disturbance.
Access for you is also key and no one wants to enter a new building with muddy feet. Garden paths, decking, ramps and steps can also be provided for you or left for you and your own contractor to implement.
Made in Britain
Buying British makes sense in so many ways. Kingdom Rooms set out to and quickly achieved a Made in Britain accreditation. OK, some materials need to be imported but our main structures, windows, doors, glass and even our Danish oil treatments have been carefully sourced to comply as British Made.
- Reduced deliveries reduces our carbon footprint
- Shorter deliveries can reduce prices and avoid extended delays
- Supporting our local economy is more relevant than ever as we protect UK jobs and pay British tax.
Andy has many years of experience in structure design and was responsible for repairs and glazing improvements at Kew Gardens in the 1990’s and has words of wisdom after experiencing hurricane damage there. ‘A fully enclosed building is normally stronger than an open sided roof structure as wind can be deflected away. A canopy design that allows high winds to escape can reduce the chance of high air pressure wind damage by forcing a roof upwards.’
LETS AND HMOs
The experts at Parkers Estate Agents confirm that it’s not just homebuyers that seek extra space, tenants seeking rental properties do too. Landlords can add extra quality space with a garden building. This could cost less than investing in a larger rental property and appeal to a wider audience of potential tenants.
Tenants also seek sleek clean properties and designs and colours along with reliable internet access Kingdom Rooms can offer.
HMOs (house in multiple occupancy) often rely on common space for tenants sharing a property. Using a garden building as this common space, storage or even a wash or utility room could free up another room to let. Alternatively, create a granny annexe as a separate lettable space as living accommodation. When you check out the cost of borrowing to fund, you will be surprised as to how profitable a new let accommodation building could be.