All of our buildings are designed and made in our manufacturing facility in West Yorkshire. Every building large or small has the same level of attention to design and structural detail which includes steel incorporated into the frame, custom made panel structure, and precision interior finishes. We don’t specify inferior SIPS panels so you can be confident that your Pod is built to last.
This is dependent on the size of the outdoor pod, but a Glide Pod is typically 10 working days. We will always aim to undertake as much work as possible in the workshop to reduce the time needed and impact on your site. We will typically be on site between 10 and 15 working days.
Our standard office pods have been designed to meet planning policy ‘permitted development’ and therefore in most cases will not require planning permission. In certain circumstances however, such as if you live in a national park / AONB or your Pod exceeds over 50% of your garden area, then it is likely you will require planning consent. For our commercial clients or those who will require planning permission Pod Space are happy to consult with your local authority and apply for planning permission on your behalf.
As part of our service, we will provide a foundation design for your garden room. Depending upon your location, we can link you up with one of our network of ground workers for installation of your foundations and services connection.
To keep your garden building in top condition, we recommend regular cleaning and maintenance. Your project management will include an operation and maintenance manual with guidance on the requirements for ongoing maintenance of your building.
Yes! They are constructed with superior levels of thermal and acoustic insulation. We actually use sheep wool insulation in our walls and ceilings as part of our sustainability promise. Our rating is comparable to that of a traditional building, which will ensure you’ll be comfortable in your Pod no matter the weather outside. And feel good about it too!
We have a range of standard sized buildings, from small garden offices to larger buildings, but every garden pod that we offer can be customised to your individual requirements. If the existing position of windows and doors don’t quite suit your site, we can alter them to make the best use of the light and views. We can even design a completely bespoke garden room to the exact dimensions and layout that you have in mind. If you want something completely different the Pod Space experienced design team are happy to discuss your requirements.
Our Eco buildings are designed with the natural environment in mind so the materials we use will complement their surrounding space rather than imposing on it. Our Pods are usually detached spaces rather than extensions so if yours is a Garden Pod then it will be a definable separate space away from the house. As we use a prefabricated modular system, they also offer the advantage of being much quicker to install on site.
All our buildings are designed and engineered to comply with current building regulations. For your assurance, your Pod will come with a 5-year guarantee on the structural and waterproof integrity as standard. Fixtures and fittings are guaranteed for 12 months or for the manufacturer's warranty. Correctly maintained, your Pod should last with minimal maintenance for several decades.
Depending on the size of your Pod project it can typically be fully installed and ready to use within 12 weeks of your order.