WALLS A sturdy 75mm x 50mm (70mm x 45mm finished) joinery grade frame – diagonally braced – is protected with a VPL vapour barrier and clad externally with a top grade of 19mm (15mm finished) Redwood T&G Shiplap or T&G Loglap to suit. The exterior receives two coats of Sadolin Superdec in your choice of colour to give a contemporary style and to protect the timber from the elements. Internally we fit the highest specification insulation – 50mm Celotex/Kingspan foil-backed PIR – between the framing and skin the interior with a 9mm MDF primed lining to which we apply two coats of emulsion paint in white or magnolia.
FLOOR A heavy duty 22mm Caberboard (moisture-resistant particle board) provides a strong and robust flat surface atop a generous 100mm x 50mm (95mm x 45mm) pressure treated floor frame. For insulation purposes we insulate between the floor joists and we finish the interior with an 8mm laminate floor manufactured by Kronospan to ensure that you have a hard-wearing, practical and easy to clean floor area.
ROOF All apex roof buildings come with long-lasting decorative felt tiles (in a choice of green, red, grey or black) as standard whilst roofs with an option of a warm and natural cedar shingle roof available. Roofs on pent buildings are covered in a heavy duty polyester based rolled roofing felt. Like the rest of the building, the roof will be insulated with 50mm Celotex/Kingspan and lined internally with 9mm MDF.
Black PVC gutters and downpipes are fitted as standard in order to harvest the rainwater run-off whilst protecting the building.
By their bespoke nature all building heights can vary but our standard design would see a generous clear internal height – shown below – whilst remaining below the critical 2.5m height restriction imposed when installing a building under Permitted Development. Please note that these are indicative dimensions which may vary depending upon building design and roof covering:
Ickenham and Wimbledon Apex models:
Eaves height: Internally 2.02m (80”) Externally 2.28m (90”)
Ridge height: Internally 2.21m (87”) Externally 2.47m (97”)
Richmond Pent models:M
Low wall height: Internally 1.95m (77”) Externally 2.21m (87”)
High wall height: Internally 2.08m (82”) Externally (to top of roof canopy) 2.47m (97”).
DOORS & WINDOWS We fit all buildings with high specification PVCu doors and windows as standard. These are similar to those fitted in modern residential properties and features include multi chamber frame profiles, draught excluders and a high standard of ironmongery. All glass within the doors and windows are 28mm sealed units and there is a wide range of colours available (see below) at no extra cost.
ALL YEAR ROUND USE With the highest specification throughout this is truly a year-round building which will be every bit as comfortable as your home itself. The double glazed windows and Celotex/Kingspan insulation within the walls and roof ensure that the building is warm in winter and cool in the summer.