Category Archives: Classrooms

The highest specification garden offices

We are convinced that you will not find a higher specification and such flexibility being offered by any other UK garden office company – for such affordable prices. Just take a look at the incredible specification below, the high quality detail included as standard and the flexible options afforded by Gembuild’s garden studios and outdoor buildings. We challenge you to compare it to our competitors and are sure you will soon see the benefits of choosing Gembuild. Just take the thickness of our walls for starters — nearly 7 inches thick compared to a measly couple of inches if you’re lucky with some of our competitors. Also note the high level of insulation and that’s in floors, walls AND ceilings when you buy from Gembuild – whereas some of our competitors don’t include any! Take a look …

Amazing specification as standard:Included?
170mm thick cavity walls with 100mm of insulation?YES!
Walls include YBS breather foil & fire-resistant membrane?YES!
Weed matting supplied underneath if required?YES!
Bitumen finished / pressure treated ground plates supplied?YES!
Floors protected by DPM (damp-proof membrane)?YES!
Floors suspended with 100mm insulation included?YES!
Fully insulated roofs?YES!
Minimum 20 year guarantee to roof covering (flat roofs guaranteed for 25 years)?YES!
All soffits, downpipes & guttering included?YES!
Switched electrical sockets (sited to customer's preference), exterior lights & interior down-lighting (terminating to supplied consumer unit) included?YES!
Internal plumbing supplied where appropriate?YES!
Fully double-glazed UPVC windows (with either mahogany or light oak surround)?YES!
Window blinds supplied as standard?YES!
All internal carpentry (skirting etc.) supplied and fitted?YES!
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A timber-framed classroom build in Peterborough

Peterborough classroom exterior when finished

In August & September Gembuild designed and built a new timber-framed classroom building in the grounds of a school in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. This was an excellent solution for the school as it provided the much-needed additional teaching space as well as being far cheaper than traditional bricks and mortar. It was also built in a fraction of the time that would have been required for a brick-built outbuilding.

Gembuild is one of only a handful of UK ‘garden office’ companies whose buildings have high enough specifications and comfort levels for possible use as a classroom. (Gembuild have long been associated with much larger timber-framed buildings on scales large enough to be used as multi-floored homes and offices, all whilst still meeting the tight building regulations and very high insulation specifications currently required for such daily usage). Continue reading

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