Category Archives: Completed Builds

Recent Build Highlights

It’s been a while since we posted news of recent Gembuild garden office projects here so we thought we’d highlight just a few for you now.

Banbury, Oxfordshire, garden studio:

Extended Colgate garden office/studio in Banbury OxfordshireFirst up is one which is hot off the press (a February 2014 build) from the market town of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Here we built what we call an ‘extended Colgate’ (internal dimensions 3.6m x 4.8m) with a ‘Sussex Barn’ real slate roof and beautiful timber cladding in larch. This garden studio included extra windows and french doors with double-glazing throughout (thank goodness – it was windy and raining for most of the build!). These garden rooms also feature, as standard, power points, telephone point, lighting (various inside plus a security light outside), carpet tiles and Venetian blinds. Further details of our ‘Colgate’ range of garden offices, rooms and studios is available here and prices start, at time of writing, at ¬£7535 + VAT (that’s for the non-extended 2.4m x 3.6m version).

Burgess Hill, West Sussex, garden office/studio:

Extended Colgate 25 garden office or studio building in Burgess Hill, West SussexSimilar to the above, we also recently completed an ‘extended Colgate 25′, this time being a garden room which has a lower (2.5m) roof height to fit in with planning regulations i.e. when sited within 2m of a boundary fence – see our Planning Permission Guide for more information regarding roof and eaves height and how it affects Planning Permission. We’ve also been busy building a similar garden office/studio in Tamworth, which included Continue reading

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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Step by Step Build of our Largest Garden Building yet – all finished!

We have a very happy customer in Sheffield who is now living in his brand new 2 bedroomed Gembuild garden studio, topping out at just over 700 square feet.

With full insulation from floor to ceiling including 170mm fully insulated wall panels, insulated floors, a fully tiled roof, double-glazed windows and doors and beautiful Siberian larch cladding to the exterior, this has turned out to be a dream garden home, with plenty of living space at a very affordable price! The owners are now even planning on building a large, matching Continue reading

Day 1: Step by Step Build of our Largest Garden Building yet

Chris & Cliff prepare to load up sections of our biggest ever garden building (just over 700sq ft) to take to Sheffield:

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The client has already laid the concrete base. Here’s a photo of the Ground plates going down:

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Next Chris starts to lay down the insulated floor panels.

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Last job of the day, Roy and Chris start firing down the floor. At least this job’s in the shade! :)

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