Garden rooms are the perfect way to add extra space to your home and with more of us than ever working from home, they are proving to be a popular home office space. But with everyone trying to do their bit to help the environment, it is important to ensure your garden room is as eco-friendly as can be. At DB Space, we aim to make the best choices for the planet at every step of the way in the creation of your dream garden room.
What materials are used for your eco-friendly garden room or garden office?
. Built in steel. While some create garden rooms from timber, we choose to use steel frames for our garden rooms. Not only are these strong and durable, but they are long-lasting too. Another key benefit is that steel offers a low carbon footprint and is one of the UK’s most recycled materials. It can be repeatedly recycled without losing its strength over time. Using steel also allows for better insulation to be installed, which helps to make your new garden office room as energy efficient as possible.
. Composite cladding. We use composite cladding on our garden rooms instead of timber. The cladding we use is made from 95% recycled materials. A huge benefit to the customer is that it has the look of wood but requires no repainting, staining or sealing and so reduces the need for solvents and chemicals to be released into the atmosphere during these processes.
What steps are taken to make eco-friendly garden rooms energy efficient?
Making sure our eco friendly garden rooms are as thermally efficient as possible enables us to reduce their overall impact on the environment. An aluminium foil blanket is wrapped around the entire building using a unique technique. This allows heat to be reflected away from the building during the summer months and prevents heat from escaping during the colder winter months. This increases energy efficiency as well as creating a space which can be comfortably used all year round.
Our eco garden rooms also feature two key installations which help to complement our insulation techniques and ensure maximum energy efficiency. A low-energy consumption electric heater is fitted in our garden rooms as standard. This smart device can be controlled from an app on your phone, allowing you to heat the eco garden room or office in advance. Alongside this is a Blauberg Vento Mini Air Decentralised Heat Recovery Unit, which can stop heat from being wasted. This clever installation can help to achieve the perfect levels of ventilation in your room and recover up to 93% of heat which might otherwise be wasted using a traditional extractor fan. Again, this can be controlled on an app on your phone and can ensure your garden room has clean and purified air at all times.
Ultimately, every care is taken to ensure the materials used are strong, sustainable and where possible, our garden rooms are made from recycled and recyclable materials. This is true of the steel used in the foundations and the composite materials used in the attractive cladding. We also use science backed techniques to make sure your garden room is well insulated so it is thermally efficient, creating a space which can be used whatever the weather.