One of our prospective customers eventually decided to have a local builder build a cedar clad garden office for them. I asked "Are you treating the cedar or leaving it to weather"?
We've put 2 coats of Osmo UV protection oil on it hoping to preserve the lovely colour but we can already see that the colour is losing richness where there's constant sun (not even been THAT constant this summer!!)
We plan to re-oil it annually and hope for the best - we don't want to become slaves to it!!
So many companies say that cedar is zero maintenance - it quite clearly isn't.
If you want a truly zero maintenance exterior that will maintain it's "just installed" look for 25 years then the QCB and the QC6/7 are the only design in the U.K which fits the bill...
The QCB "basic" garden office...
(best value garden office in the U.K...)
The upmarket QC6 garden office...
(top spec building regulations garden studio with loads of options and flexibility...)
This is how the cedar or pressure treated timber ends up if you don't paint or stain it regularly...
You can see more information on why timber needs looking after here.
7 Reasons To Buy From Booths
- QC6 & QC7 comply with building regulations
- No deposit required
- Prices include VAT and free delivery up to 100 miles
- Planning permission not normally required
- Unique 25 year guarantee
- Take it with you when you move house
- Truly zero maintenance - no painting or staining for at least 25 years
On 4 April 2015 at 11:42, yvonne hughes wrote:
Always good to hear from you all at Booths. My studio continues to stun all those who visit and is my little retreat. Now have tv installed so could move out there permanently.
Sadly, my father passed away last year, but I was delighted that he did manage to visit the studio twice and absolutely loved it. He referred to it as "Shangri La", so that is what it is now called (with a slate plaque proudly displayed).
Hope all is well with you. If any of you are ever in Wales, there's always a cuppa and a warm welcome awaiting you.
Just to say, we are very happy with our new garden room and would like to thank you for all the help you have been. The installation team were very good, such hard workers!