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 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
- Annexe installed under the Caravan Act
- 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
From start to finish everything has been superb: the product, the service, the after service. I am just delighted. It's given our family an extra room. It's so quiet that the kids don't come in, so it's become a bit of a haven for reading and yoga. It's warm almost instantly with the air-con, and there are enough doors to open that, over summer, it's felt like a bigger space, yet still private. Having the dining area has been fantastic, much more so than we anticipated. I often work out there, and we've eaten outside more often in the last 3 months than we have in 10 years.
All the fitters did a great job. They worked very hard even through the weather on Thursday which was awful. Please pass on my praise to them.