Technical Specifications

Exterior.

High quality Western Red Cedar (20mm x 142mm) is the ideal natural material for cladding garden rooms and outdoor buildings due to the natural preservatives contained within the wood, making it resistant to rot and decay with no additional chemicals or preservatives needed. Other wood species are available on request, such as Siberian Larch or painted Thermowood. The natural oils and properties of Canadian Western Red Cedar make the cladding virtually maintenance free:

 

  • Canadian Western Red Cedar 

  • Painted Thermowood

  • Siberian Larch

 

All of our buildings are fitted with double glazed secure doors and windows. Windows and doors are manufactured in Anthracite Grey which is our standard colour. The bi-fold, patio doors and windows are aluminium powder coated. Our doors and windows have excellent insulating properties, with super-efficient Planitherm clear glass and warm edge super spacer bars. The doors and windows are also fitted with insurance grade locks, to provide the highest levels of security for your building and its contents. UPVC windows and doors can be an alternative option.

 

 

 

18mm x 145mm high quality composite decking fixed to C16 graded structural tantalised timber. This gives a perfect level platform for a table and chair seating area.

 

 

As standard we use ground screws to construct the foundation, they carry a 25 year guarantee. The foundation system raises your building off the ground to allow air flow underneath, this improves thermal efficiency and helps maintain a dry area. Depending on the ground condition a concrete slab can be laid as an alternative.

 

 

 

Interior.

Each garden room comes complete with a comprehensive electrical package comprising of mains consumer unit, internal LED down lights, brushed steel double sockets and light switches.

All electrical wiring complies with current 17th edition wiring regulations ready for a local electrician to connect to your mains supply. All electrical wiring is concealed within the timber frame work.

 

The electrical pack consists of the following:

 

  • 4 Double Sockets
  • 6 internal LED down lights
  • 1 2kW wall mounted electric heater with timer
  • 2 External up and down lights or 3 external down lights
  • 2 Brushed steel light switches
  • 1 White fuse box
  • All electrics are dead tested and a certificate will be issued by our electrician. It is then ready for your electrician to do the mains connection.

 

  • Phone/Internet line 
  • Underfloor electrical heating – approx. £1100
  • Air conditioning unit – £1620
  • 2kW electric heater by ESSE Vector (available in three colours) – £350 each
  • Painting (Internally) – £800
  • Acoustic upgrade to Knauf high density 15mm acoustic plasterboard – Price on application

  • Extra electrical double socket brushed steel – £40 each

  • Extra up and down lights – £70 each

  • Extra down lights – £60 each

  • Extra LED ceiling lights 600 x 600 – £99 each

  • External waterproof electrical socket – £110 each

  • Extra composite decking – £280 per SQM

  • Porcelain tiles and skirting – £50 per SQM

 

The floor in your GPOD will comprise of structurally reinforced ply panels which are filled with insulation.

 

The internal floor is an engineered oak flooring system complete with an insulation barrier.  Alternatively, we do offer a porcelain tiled floor. To complement the flooring and walls, all of our buildings are fitted with a 100mm skirting board.

 

All our garden buildings have traditional plasterboard walls and ceiling, with a skimmed finish ready for your personal added touch. We recommend that you use a super latex high opacity matt or silk emulsion.

 

 

We use a Kingspan interlocking thermal roof system. The roof is a high spec composite powder coated metal skin panel system with a highly insulated core, giving exceptional insulating properties. The roof is virtually maintenance free requiring no replacement membrane or servicing.

 

Structural insulted panels (SIPS) are a high-performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam cores sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPS are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. The SIP panel is then wrapped in a waterproof breathable membrane. This breathable membrane acts as a one-way valve and allows natural moisture to escape out of the building.

 

Plans.

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Client feedback

We love our new customised Gpod. David and his team were so helpful and efficient in the design and installation process. The quality is far superior to any of the other garden rooms which we viewed. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Holly Richards, Warwickshire - 8 January 2021

Right from the first visit to Gpod we knew that we would be ordering our new garden office from them. David genuinely cares about what he does and that was immediately obvious when he proudly showed us around his demonstration units. You can buy garden offices at all sorts of price ranges and levels of specification and finish and we did a fair amount of research. Gpod are competitively priced but having now seen the finished building we can say that they are extremely good value for your money.

 

David’s care and attention can be seen to run through his team, the guys who built our garden office were clearly talented builders but also impeccably polite, professional and very helpful throughout. I don’t think we could compliment the team more. The finished building surpassed our expectations, it is really like stepping into another part of the house. Having now spent a few weeks working from home and a number of frosty mornings I can also say that, with the heater provided (which I have programmed on eco setting) the building holds its temperature perfectly. From the initial discussions and advice, through to being handed the keys we couldn’t be happier with the product and service we received from Gpod. We would certainly recommend them and with the future likely to include much more working from home, what better setting than looking out at the garden, perfect.

Cath & Scott Bryan, Worcestershire - 14 December 2020

Just had my new garden office from the guys at Gpod and couldn’t be happier with it. Compared with their competitors, the quality is excellent. Great service all round – thanks to Dave and his team. Highly recommended.

Harry Thomas, Warwickshire - 12 October 2020

Wow 🤗 what a fabulous family business. We highly recommend them, friendly tradespeople who really knew their stuff who were so considerate and professional. I was looking for more than a shed, a haven away from my family, and I certainly have that now! We had a Burford installed, it looks amazing and doesn’t look out of place. I love the contemporary design; the quality and service were second to none. It is insulated to keep us warm in Winter and we even added an AC unit for the Summer. And best of all it has added value to our property. Thanks again Gpod!

Ellie May-Hodge, Gloucestershire - 22 September 2020

From initial enquiry to completion the whole process was very professional in every respect. The quality of the product is superb and the level of workmanship was second to none. We are sure we will get hours of pleasure from our beautiful new garden room.

Colin Wilson, Warwickshire - 4 March 2021

We would like to praise Gpod on your team. They were courteous, polite and very thorough. We are extremely pleased with the finished result! Thank you.

Martin Jeffs, Oxfordshire - 20 April 2021

We took our time finding a suitable company to build our garden room and wondered whether it was worth spending a bit extra. The team at Gpod provided a service way beyond our expectations and everyone who sees the room just goes ‘wow’! They took time to listen to our requirements, which were slightly different to the standard pod, and they adjusted everything to make it work for us.

Pete English, Worcestershire - 23 April 2021

The finished product looked just like the showroom model! The team on-site were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and any challenges that cropped up were discussed and dealt with brilliantly. The standard of workmanship was excellent, I must pay particular praise to carpenters Mark and Pat, plasterer Darnel and the electrician Henry. What a team! I highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of having a Gpod solution in the garden.

 

Martin Jeffs, Oxfordshire - 27 April 2021

From the outset, discussing the project – with quite an expense involved – with Dave & Pippa we felt at ease and had confidence things would go well (the design of the Pod tweaked exactly to our requirements).

 

This was confirmed when the building team arrived, as scheduled. Mark, Glenn (+ eventually Henry the electrician) formed a friendly and very efficient team, progressing well and on time despite having to contend with some intermittent dodgy weather. Their workmanship was clearly first-class…and they were very tidy with it, always a bonus when you have the builders in! (should also thank Glenn for his fast & impressive tree surgery – additional work at no extra cost – at which he proved a natural!).

 

The job was completed entirely to our satisfaction and naturally checked-over by Dave, in due course. Later, Henry had to spend quite a few hours completing the electrical hook-up to the mains and we thought he did a very thorough job at a competitive price.

 

So, would not hesitate to recommend GPOD to anyone thinking of making an investment that without doubt we feel has enhanced our property.

Nigel Collins, Gloucestershire - 20 June 2021

We’re absolutely delighted with our Garden Room from GPOD. Dave was a pleasure to deal with throughout, and was very patient as we changed the design more than a few times 🙂 Having visited their display in Blackwell we could see the quality of the products on offer. Our aim was to have a versatile POD that also serves as a garden store, so, we eventually landed on a slightly unusual ‘L’ shaped design that incorporates this into the corner. We also wanted to colour code a section to match the render of the house which Dave went the extra mile with to mix and colour match the paint. The POD took approx. 2 weeks to construct, with Mark and Glen handcrafting it on-site. It was great to see it being built step by step and you can appreciate from this the level of craftmanship and care that they put into the build. Special mention must go to both of them for how hard they worked under the blazing sun whilst also making some last minute adaptations as required to the design. All whilst having to put up with the constant adoration of an enthusiastic puppy ! *She misses you guys !! For the electrics, Henry who runs Highmead Electrical was also a pleasure to deal with, very professional and again made some adaptations on site as the build took shape. Overall, we’d definitely recommend G-POD, a quality product from a local business. We’re looking forward to many years of enjoying it ! Thanks

Lisa & Mark Blundell, Warwickshire - 24 July 2021