25 Year Guarantee On Your Garden Studio (not Annexe guarantee)
STUDIO OWNER (Not Annexe):
Booths Garden Studios, 11 St Marks Road, Corby, Northants NN18 8AN.
This guarantee is valid from the date where full payment has been made and only applies to UK mainland installations which don't require a ferry. If only part payment is made, your guarantee is reduced to a standard 1 year. If you make full payment your new QC Garden Studio has a 25-year guarantee on its exterior structure - this is where the “QC” or Quarter Century name came from. For 25 years, if you have any issues with the external structure, we will sort this at no cost to you.*
Please note - there will be a degree of colour fading - please see note below for more detail. *
Please also note that any "skirting" installed to hide a gap between your studio and the ground has to touch the ground so only has a conventional 1 yr guarantee. An air gap of at least 50mm must be maintained below your studio to prevent condensation and rising damp. If you fill in the gap with no vents, then this guarantee is void.
The exterior includes the studio base, exterior walls, window/door frames, and exterior roof of your garden studio - except for the exterior "skirt" which is sometimes installed to fill the gap between your studio and the ground. Your studio interior, it’s fittings, lights, sockets, and the window/door sealed units have a 5-year guarantee. This does not include door adjustment which has a 12-month guarantee and any electrical or plumbed units like boilers, taps, showers or water heaters also have a conventional 12-month guarantee.
We do not recommend the installation of a sedum roof on the QC studio and if this has been done it would void this warranty. The roof also requires annual inspections, as is good practice with waterproofing systems, to ensure continued security and performance. Any build-up of leaves, moss or weeds should be removed at least annually to comply with this guarantee. Roofs coated in dead leaves and moss will not be guaranteed and we will charge for fixing these neglected roofs.
We get most of our business due to word of mouth from happy customers so, to that end, we aim to look after you and your studio.
Please note that our busiest months are May till December, so the time taken to attend a service call, maybe a little longer than normal.
Also please note that this guarantee is not transferable to another person and is void if any work is undertaken on your studio by anyone other than Booths Garden Studios. This includes plastering the interior walls or moving your garden studio to a new location.
Please get in touch if you have any issues.
Many thanks for your support and we look forward to a long relationship.
Keys point from manufacturer's specification sheet.
Re studio steel walls:
*Durability — under normal conditions, the product will perform effectively with a life expectancy in excess of 25 years. If you live within 2kms of the coast a decision to repaint may be required after 15 years. PLEASE NOTE: the steel "oak" has a 5 year durability or 3 years in coastal positions.
As with any building near trees, leaves will need to be cleared to avoid blockages in the downpipes and the drip trays at the bottom of your studio walls. Your studio has a gravel topping which helps stop the downpipes becoming clogged but the leaves will still need clearing so that the built-in guttering, drip trays and downpipes work efficiently. Callouts for blocked downpipes or roofs with excessive moss or weeds will be chargeable.
Other work can only be done with approval from Booths Garden Studios with qualified tradesmen. Also, if you install kitchens or showers or any other major fixture or fitting inside your studio, this will reduce this guarantee to 1 yr and void the portability of your studio. All of our interior fixtures and fittings are designed with portability and a long studio life in mind.