Keen to take on an exciting construction project in your own backyard?
If so, you’ll have heard of easy-to-build garden room kits. Bursting with a wide range of sought-after benefits, they’ve become an increasingly popular way of adding square footage to property!
Below, we take a detailed look at garden room kits, covering everything from what they include to why they’re becoming a go-to choice for homeowners across the UK.
What is a garden room kit?
‘Garden room kit’ is a term typically used to refer to a self-build or DIY garden room that’s designed and supplied by a garden room manufacturer.
These kits are advertised as more affordable alternatives to the pre-built version or kits that are professionally assembled for you due to the additional labour costs.
Garden room kits are often bought by avid DIYers searching for a construction activity, or homeowners on a budget. These flat-pack kits are typically composed from a variety of materials including pre-cut SIP (Structurally Insulated Panel) panels, timber, and a waterproof membrane.
Depending on the specification and quality of the garden room kit, it may also come with windows, doors, and a variety of cladding options, for example.
What are SIPs garden room kits?
An SIP garden room kit simply refers to a garden room kit that uses SIP panels as one of the primary construction materials.
These versatile panels can be used (in conjunction with other materials) to create the flooring, walls, or even the roof of a DIY garden room.
SIP panels are a popular choice for commercial and residential construction projects because they are incredibly strong and durable.
The panels are formed under high pressure using a combination of structurally graded OBS (Orientated Strand Board), closed-cell EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) insulation, external cladding, MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard), breather membrane, and specialist adhesive.
The result of these materials being combined in this way is a robust and rigid panel that’s ideal for using in garden room kits and a range of other construction projects.
To help you determine whether a garden room kit is the best option for your outdoor space, let’s explore the benefits of buying one.
What are the advantages of buying a garden room kit?
Regardless of whether you buy a pre-built model or DIY kit, it’s no secret that there are plenty of benefits to buying a garden room.
This includes enjoying additional living space, making the most of your garden all year round, and even adding value to your property.
However, if you’re still undecided as to whether an off-the-shelf model or DIY garden room kit is most appropriate, then we can help.
Due to the fact that you are not buying a pre-built garden room, the cost of a kit is significantly more affordable. While an off-the-shelf garden room can cost tens of thousands of pounds due to the included labour costs, a DIY alternative is a fraction of the price.
At Vivid Pods, for example, our DIY garden room kits start at just £3,671.
Add your own style stamp
While every one of our garden rooms can be fully bespoke, part of the appeal of choosing a garden room kit over a pre-built model is that you can incorporate some of your own materials and have more personal creative control over the desired finish and overall appearance.
Our Starter DIY Kit provides self-builders with unrivalled flexibility, giving you everything you need to create a sturdy shell, but leaving both the interior and exterior up to you and your imagination.
Put your skills to the test
If you’ve been an avid DIYer for years now and have built up an impressive collection of tools and materials, why not put them to good use?
A DIY garden room kit presents the perfect opportunity to improve your building skills and is a great construction project.
You can also opt for our stripped-back Starter DIY Kit if you want to add an extra material-sourcing element to this rewarding process.
Minimal waste and eco-friendly
Keen to do your bit for the environment and cut down on waste materials?
Unlike constructing your own garden room from scratch that can result in a lot of waste material when cutting components to the required size, DIY garden room kits come with just the right amount of material.
At Vivid Pods, for example, you can rest assured that each SIP panel has been carefully measured and cut to size to ensure minimal waste.
Not to mention, these pre-cut panels also ensure you can start construction straightaway, helping to speed up the assembly period.
Where can you buy garden room kits?
In the UK, there are plenty of manufacturers that sell garden room kits, but which provider should you opt for?
Here at Vivid Pods, we have years of experience creating SIPs garden room kits that deliver on both high-quality design and craftmanship.
Regardless of whether you choose the Starter DIY Kit or the Complete DIY Kit, both come with a robust and long-lasting SIP panel envelope as well as all the required fixing and instructions to ensure straightforward assembly.
While the Starter Kit is best suited to DIYers that want to personalise their pod, the Complete Kit comes with all the premium construction materials required to achieve a contemporary finish.
Want to find out more about the contents of our SIPs garden room kits? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our approachable and knowledgeable team. You can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by simply filling out and submitting our online enquiry form.