There is no requirement for you to create a solid foundation for our garden pods. To eliminate any costs or inconvenience to you, we include custom-made concrete pile foundations along with robust galvanized steel legs and base plates. These steel legs are adjustable, allowing us to set up our garden pods on both level and slightly uneven terrain. As a result, your garden pod is slightly elevated above the ground, creating a ventilated space underneath. This design ensures that your garden pod remains unaffected by any potential rising damp issues.
A choice of external cladding materials
- Fibre Cement Boarding: Fibre cement boards are a high-quality, low-maintenance and water-resistant cladding solution that have been manufactured to withstand harsh weather conditions with little expansion or contraction. Unlike timber, fibre cement boards are not susceptible to rot, mould or pests, and do not require staining or treatment. Fibre cement boards are available in a range of colours as well as an unpainted option, allowing you to create your desired look with ease. Colours include: Cream, Sage Green, Slate, Granite, Light Grey, Black, Blue, and White.
- Smooth Composite Cladding: Manufactured using a combination of 60% recycled hardwood fibres and 40% recycled plastic, our smooth composite cladding is zero maintenance and insect and rot resistant. Unlike traditional timber cladding, our smooth composite cladding does not require staining, varnishing or sanding throughout its lifespan. Available in a range of eight composite colours - Redwood, Olive Green, Ivory, Teak, Coffee, Charcoal, Light Grey and Stone Grey.
- Woodgrain Composite Cladding: Woodgrain composite cladding allow you to effortlessly achieve a wood cladding look on your exterior garden shed walls. The woodgrain texture gives a natural wood effect. Again manufactured using a combination of 60% recycled hardwood fibres and 40% recycled plastic, our woodgrain composite cladding is zero maintenance and insect and rot resistant. Unlike traditional timber cladding, our woodgrain composite cladding does not require staining, varnishing or sanding throughout its lifespan. Available in a range of eight composite colours - Redwood, Olive Green, Ivory, Teak, Coffee, Charcoal, Light Grey and Stone Grey.
- Thermowood Timber: Thermowood external timber cladding offers a consistent brown tone for a beautiful appearance with outstanding durability. Thermowood does not require any additional treatment or maintenance and if left over time the wood will naturally change to a silvery grey colour similar to cedar or larch. However some people prefer to add a finish, stain or paint to keep the brown tones.
Traditional timber frame construction
Traditional timber frame construction offers a timeless and attractive option for garden pods. It provides a strong and sturdy structure that can be customized to suit your aesthetic preferences and functional needs. When built and maintained properly, timber frame garden rooms can last for generations, adding value and charm to your outdoor space. Timber frame construction has been used for centuries and is known for its durability and versatility.
External composite decking
As standard we include a 300mm dark grey (anthracite) composite decking along the entire front elevation of the garden pod. The main advantage of composite decking is that it will not fade or scratch like traditional timber decking and will retain its colour year after year. In addition composite decking has a very low risk for slipping when wet.
Anthracite (dark grey) PVCu doors and window
Every garden pod structure comes equipped with premium anthracite PVC-U profiles, known for their superior quality. These anthracite door and window profiles contract perfectly with the different shades of our external cladding materials. Furthermore, the dark grey profiles provide not only aesthetically pleasing sightlines but also boast exceptional security measures, impressive durability, and outstanding thermal efficiency. Our standard package comprises one 2.4 metre wide sliding patio door section and one 850mm x 400mm wide opening window.
Double glazing & security
Every double glazing unit we offer is of the highest quality, featuring A-rated tinted Planitherm argon gas-filled double glazed units, complete with super warm edge spacers and trickle vents. Unlike many glass manufacturers that employ hard coatings resulting in a dusty, hazy appearance on the glass surface, Planitherm clear glass utilizes a distinct process, resulting in a superbly energy-efficient, naturally clear finish. Each individual aluminium reinforced PVCu door and window is fitted with insurance approved locks.
Fully insulated walls and floor
The structural timber floor and wall sections contain 75mm Knauf RS45 thermal acoustic insulation. Knauf is one of the UKs market leaders in insulation and its products are the most thermally efficient and technically advanced insulation products available today.
Insulated interlocking roof panels
Our garden pod roofs are constructed using a highly insulated trapezoidal roof panel system. The 120mm roof panel is sandwiched with 100mm thick PIR rigid thermal insulation. The highly insulated trapezoidal roof panels span the single pitch, with a fall from front to back. The outside edges of the dark grey roof panels are additionally covered with a matching dark grey aluminium roof edge trim and anthracite (dark grey) composite roof fascia boards.
Guttering & Downpipe
Black half round PVCu guttering runs along the entire rear elevation of the garden pod and is connected to a PVCu down pipe and outlet. The insulated roof has a 3-4 degree slop to the rear - allowing rainwater to flow to the rear guttering and downpipe outlet.
High performance breathable membrane
The insulated garden pod walls are wrapped in a specialist high performance waterproof breathing membrane. This membrane acts like a one way valve and allows natural moisture to escape - but prevents moisture from entering the building. Our high quality garden pods incorporate double vented timber walls allowing air to circulate, enabling the structure to breathe. The first vent allows air to circulate between the outer cladding and the breathing membrane. The second vent allows air to circulate between the breathing membrane and the internal thermal insulation.
OSB timber lined interior walls
Inside our quality garden pods you will find all the walls lined with OSB timber. Oriented strand board (OSB) is an engineered timber board which has superior strength than plywood and is ideal for the inside of a garden pod. The OSB board is a substantial interior timber lining suitable for fixing shelving, racks, hooks and brackets to support items. The interior OSB adds strength to the overall structure and adds an additional insulation layer to the garden pod. The OSB board can be left natural, stained or painted any colour to suit your preferences.
Internal flooring & skirting
The internal timber floor carcase is completely covered using an industrial grade moisture resistant 18mm tongue and grooved timber floor boarding. In addition each garden pod floor is supplied and fitted with a foam underlay and high quality light oak or washed grey oak laminate wooden floor. Laminate flooring is very hardwearing and easy to clean, making it the perfect flooring choice for an outdoor garden pod. In addition the garden pod is supplied with timber chamfered skirting boards.
10 year structural guarantee
For total peace of mind all our garden pods are covered by a 10 year structural guarantee. This covers design and manufacturing faults, material failure, corrosion and rot for a period of 10 years from the date of installation. In addition to our garden pod 10 year guarantee we will pass on all manufacturers' guarantees for items including: doors and windows.
Free delivery and full on-site installation included
All our prices include the delivery and complete on-site construction by fully trained professional installation teams. Each garden pod is installed with the minimal of disruption, typically within 3-5 working days and normally without the need for planning permission.
Our aim in offering our garden pods is to provide the most cost effective insulated outdoor garden space. As standard we do not include any electrical items with your garden pod. An electrical upgrade pack is available as an optional extra. However in the first instance we would encourage customers to obtain a quote for installing a socket\s, lighting and connection to the house from a local electrician.
Website Special Offers
Please Note: From time to time Oeco Garden Rooms run special offers which include discount and FREE upgrades. Any website price discounts shown are applicable to the garden pod range, however any FREE upgrade options are not applicable our garden pod buildings.
Benefits Of A Garden Pod
Garden pods offer several benefits, making them a popular addition to outdoor spaces. Here are some of the key advantages:
- Versatility: As a home office, a garden pod provides a dedicated workspace free from household distractions. It's a tranquil environment that can boost productivity and work-life balance. Artists, writers, and musicians can find inspiration in garden pods. These spaces offer privacy and quiet, ideal for creative pursuits. Garden pods can serve as an outdoor entertainment space, perfect for hosting gatherings with family and friends, barbecues, or even as a cozy spot for watching movies under the stars.
- Extended Usable Space: A garden pod can be a comfortable and private guest room, providing friends and family with their own space when they visit. Garden pods can double as storage units for garden equipment, tools, or seasonal items, helping to declutter your main living areas.
- Wellness Retreat: Garden pods create an opportunity for meditation, yoga, or simply enjoying the beauty of your garden while sheltered from adverse weather conditions. Privacy and Quiet: Garden pods make perfect reading nooks, allowing you to escape into a book while surrounded by the tranquillity of your garden. You can create a personal retreat for relaxation, complete with comfortable seating, soothing decor, and perhaps even a small fountain or pond nearby.
- Improved Concentration: For those using garden pods as home offices or studios, the separation from the main living area can lead to increased productivity and focus. It's a quiet and dedicated space for work or creative endeavours.
- Year-Round Use: With proper insulation and heating, garden pods can be used in all seasons, offering a cozy escape during winter months or a cool respite in the summer.
- Quick Installation: Our garden pods are normally installed within a 3-4 days, which means they can be quickly put into use. This minimizes disruption to your property and saves time compared to alternative construction projects.
- Aesthetics: Our well-designed garden pods can complement the aesthetics of your garden, serving as a focal point or blending seamlessly with the natural surroundings.
- Increased Property Value: Garden pods make your property more appealing to potential buyers, increasing its market value.
- Eco-Friendly Design: Our garden pods come with energy-efficient advanced acoustic insulation, helping to reduce energy consumption and costs. Our composite garden pods are externally clad in eco-friendly composite materials constructed from recycled wood fibres and plastics. Internally each garden pod is lined with sustainable OSB timber (Oriented Strand Board)
- Customization: You have the flexibility to choose the size, external cladding materials and additional options of your garden pod to match your personal style and needs.
- Escape from Daily Routine: Having a serene space like a garden pod can promote mental well-being by offering a peaceful retreat to unwind and de-stress. Garden pods provide a serene and separate space where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
An Oeco garden pod is a versatile and valuable addition to your outdoor space, offering a wide range of benefits. Its adaptability, aesthetic appeal, and the opportunity for customization make it a popular choice for enhancing the functionality and enjoyment of your garden or outdoor space. Whether you're looking for a peaceful sanctuary, a productive workspace, or a place to entertain, a garden pod can provide a practical and aesthetically pleasing solution.