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 3 March 2017 at 10:51, Sean McIntyre wrote:
Only yesterday we chose an estate agent to put our house up for sale. The Garden Studio erected in September 2009 still looks great and was a big talking point with the 3 agents who valued the house. They were surprised it was getting on for 8 years old as it still looks great. It was a great purchase and is morphing from the children’s playroom to my den.
On 9 October 2015 at 11:25, Guy Michelmore wrote:
Absolutely delighted. It's fantastic - really brilliant. The boys were great and the whole thing was up by the end of the first day and finished by lunchtime on day two. You have surpassed my already high expectations.