We know that many readers of this site are interested in knowing more about the foundations used in garden office design. Over the last few years many new foundation systems have been adopted by garden office suppliers, one such system is the Easy Pad foundation.
In the early days of garden office construction concrete slab foundations where the system of choice – they are still a popular option today. They do however take time and skill to install correctly. Firstly you have to excavate the site, then build a formwork for the concrete to be poured into. Once the concrete has been poured you have to wait for the slab to ‘go off’. This all takes several days and needs real skill to ensure the final slab is level.
To keep prices competitive garden office suppliers have looked for alternative options, which speed up the construction process significantly. Pad foundations have been widely adopted by the garden office industry and there are several brands available. We are particularly taken with the solution offered by Easy Pad as the foundation has been designed so that it sits within the frame of the building.
With a system like Easy Pad a garden office supplier works out how many pads are needed, based on the size and design of the garden room. Each pad has an adjustable bracket designed to fix to the floor frame – some brackets are designed for positioning at the corners of the building etc.
These brackets offer up to 100mm of adjustment so it is easy for the on-site team to create a level base.
Systems like the Easy Pad have been designed so that the whole foundation for a garden office can be installed and levelled in just a couple of hours. There are no ‘wet’ elements that you have to wait to harden, so work can start immediately on the main garden office construction.
Its by using a system like the Easy Pad that garden office suppliers are able to offer short build times. You will often see quoted that small garden offices can be built in 1 – 2 days and larger designs in just a week – its all thanks to material choices like this.
If you would like to learn more about the Easy Pad foundation take a look at their website or give them a call on 0333 577 1191